Criminal Defense Attorney in Newport Beach & Irvine, CA


If you’ve been charged with a violent crime; robbery, assault with a weapon/gun, attempted murder,  or any others, it is essential to contact our office immediately!  Time is of the essence.  Your next few steps can cause huge implications in your case. Jail cell statements and statements made to the police can be used against you in court.  Your actions before, during, and immediately after the event can define what charges are brought against you.  Don’t lose these vital protections the law affords to you and call an experienced criminal defense attorney!

You need a skilled lawyer who is knowledgeable of the charges and is skilled on how to eliminate or reduce your exposure.  Mr. Christl has spent the majority of his criminal law career handling violent and serious cases.  He understands the nature of these crimes, the elements required to prove your guilt, and the sentencing guidelines. These charges can be very complicated and confusing, but not for an experienced defense attorney.  Mr. Christl will work tirelessly to provide you with the best possible representation and he will be there to respond to all your concerns and needs.  If you need a criminal defense attorney in Newport Beach, Irvine, CA or the greater Orange County area, there is none better than Mr. Christl.  He has a “no fear” attitude toward taking your case to trial and proving the weaknesses in the DA’s case.


A conviction for a violent crime can result in a long prison sentence, a hefty fine, and a permanent criminal record. Even first-time violent offenders can face serious consequences.  These offenses are considered felony offenses and most, if not all, are considered “strikes” in the State of California.  Depending upon your prior criminal history, a “strike” offense may double your underlying sentence.  The District Attorney’s Office realizes the seriousness of these offenses and they want their conviction!  Look no further than Mr. Christl for a high-caliber defense attorney. The Law Office of John F. Christl will be there to help prevent it from happening.

Related Offenses


Penal Code Section 211: The felonious taking personal property in the possession of another, from his person or immediate presence, and against his will, accomplished by means of force or fear.


Penal Code Section 245(a)(1): Any person who commits an assault upon the person of another with a deadly weapon or instrument other than a firearm.

Penal Code Section 245(a)(2): Any person who commits an assault upon the person of another with a firearm.

Penal Code Section 245(a)(4): Any person who commits an assault upon the person with force likely to produce great bodily injury.


Penal Code Section 664 (Attempt): An attempt to commit any crime but fails, or is prevented or intercepted in its perpetration, shall be guilty of attempt.

Penal Code Section 187: Murder is the unlawful killing of a human being, or fetus, with malice aforethought.  Malice can be expressed or implied.  It is expressed when there is a manifested a deliberate intention unlawfully to take away the life of a fellow creature.  It is implied when no considerable provocation appears, or when the circumstances attending the killing show an abandoned or malignant heart.  Murder can be divided into degrees:  1st Degree, 2nd Degree, Voluntary Manslaughter, and Involuntary Manslaughter.

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24 Hour Hotline: 949-244-4243

Office: 949-265-7055

Based in Newport Beach, CA and proudly serving Irvine, CA, Orange County, Riverside County, San Diego County, and Los Angeles County.