Criminal Defense Overview

Criminal Defense Overview

Ward Stafford Clay, Attorney at Law, provides a range of criminal defense services to clients in the San Diego area. He has built a reputable and esteemed career over more than 32 years of practicing criminal law in San Diego. As a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, he handles cases in state and federal courts, including the United States Tax Court and California and U.S. appeals courts. Prepared to handle your case wherever and however your best possible resolution can be obtained, Ward Stafford Clay can prepare an original strategy for your unique needs and goals. He is an accomplished trial lawyer with a wealth of experience in personal injury and criminal law cases. Contact his office by e-mail, or call today at 619-234-1353 or toll free at 877-927-3252 to schedule a free and confidential initial consultation.

Defending Your Rights Against Serious Criminal Charges

Mr. Clay specializes in complex cases. He can provide you with adamant and thorough defense in several areas of criminal law, including juvenile crimes, with special emphasis on the following crimes:

  • Domestic violence — Defending the accused and working for favorable resolution to issues that can turn a family upside down.
  • Mortgage fraud — A growing area of concern that Mr. Clay is informed and experienced in defending a variety of complex situations concerning lending, banking, credit, application and conspiracy issues.
  • Insurance fraud — Defending clients accused of defrauding homeowners insurance, workers’ compensation insurance, auto insurance, health insurance and others.
  • Theft/embezzlement — Theft convictions and even accusations can be extremely damaging. Mr. Clay defends clients accused of shoplifting, burglary, robbery, larceny, extortion and other property crimes.
  • Financial crimes — Concerning fraud, financial abuse, tax evasion, counterfeiting, bribery and property crimes, Mr. Clay provides specialized legal defense.
  • Workers’ compensation fraud — Defending employers and individuals accused of workers’ compensation fraud.
  • Federal crimes — Entailing far more severe consequences, federal crimes require the specialized and experienced defense Ward Stafford Clay can provide.
  • Drug crimes — Mr. Clay handles a variety of minor to high-profile cases, including possession, possession with intent to sell or distribute, trafficking, distribution and manufacturing in state and federal cases.
  • Criminal appeals — Helping clients meet critical deadlines in filing writs and appeals at state and federal levels, Mr. Clay is experienced in providing services to prepare briefs and deliver oral arguments on behalf of clients facing a variety of complicated circumstances.
  • Child abuse — Defending juveniles and adults facing physical, emotional or sexual abuse charges, or statutory charges.

Contact San Diego White Collar Crime Lawyer Ward Stafford Clay

If you or a loved one has been charged with a criminal offense, you need a San Diego criminal law attorney who will remain devoted to your defense and best possible resolution. Mr. Clay represents clients in all San Diego County courthouses, including El Cajon, Vista, Chula Vista and San Diego. Contact Ward Stafford Clay, Attorney at Law, today. Call the office at 619-234-1353 or toll free at 877-927-3252 to schedule a free initial consultation. All calls and consultations are confidential. Timely response to questions and meeting requests by e-mail are also provided.