20 Years of Experience
Top Rated AVVO Attorney
Highly Respected by Judges
Compassionate and Accessible
Exceptional Results


If you’ve been charged with a crime or are being investigated for a crime, you need an experienced Orange County criminal defense lawyer with a proven track record of success that you can trust. You need a professional to be there with you every step of the way through your criminal state or federal case.


Being charged with a crime is a very scary, stressful and a serious situation. If you or a loved one have been charged with a crime or are being investigated for a crime, it is crucial that you obtain the best possible representation from an experienced Orange County criminal defense attorney at the earliest possible stage of the case. If you don’t have adequate legal representation, you can be putting yourself at a serious disadvantage when it comes to defending yourself in court. Anything you say can, and often will, be used against you. It’s important that you get the right criminal defense lawyer on your side.

Diane C. Bass is an experienced Orange County criminal defense attorney who can assist you from the moment you learn you are under investigation or the moment you are arrested. Her team will help you with every step from bail, through pre-trial negotiations and beyond, to get you the most favorable outcome for you and your family.


Why choose Diane Bass to represent your criminal or federal trial?

Twenty years of successful criminal and federal trial experience.

Over the years, Ms. Bass has handled thousands of cases ranging from serious felonies to minor misdemeanors. Her track record consists of not guilty verdicts, countless dismissals, and consistently favorable results for her clients. She has handled cases in both state and federal court. When going to court in either jurisdiction, it’s important to hire an experienced Orange County federal attorney. Orange County criminal defense lawyers like Diane may just be able to help you lower any penalties or even have a case dismissed. Below are some (but not all!) of the cases that she can help you with:

Federal Cases
White Collar Crimes
Drug Crimes
Medical Marijuana
DUI & Driving Offenses
Sex Offenses
Domestic Violence
Juvenile Offenses

Ms. Bass has handled some of the largest cases in the history of the Central District of California

Every case and every client is extremely important to Ms. Bass. She’ll fight for you as if you were a member of her own family. You will have her full attention, and she will be there to answer every question you may have about your case. Sentencing guidelines are complex and often harsh towards a defendant that may be entirely innocent. It is critical that you have knowledge on your side when facing a court. If you need a criminal or federal defense attorney in Orange County, it will be very difficult to find one with more experience. She has handled cases from a simple DUI, to ones as large as Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) conspiracy cases, with possible penalties ranging from a few months to a lifetime in prison, with many cases either dismissed or with severely reduced charges.

An Outstanding Reputation as an Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney

Diane Bass has handled cases all across California. Most of her cases been heard in Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Diego Counties. With her two decades of experience as a criminal and federal defense lawyer, many of the judges and prosecutors in Southern California know her and readily hear her arguments to give you the best possible result in your case. Many fellow lawyers have attested to her ability and determination in finding the best results for her clients.

State and Federal Case Experience

Ms. Bass has handled every type of Federal and State criminal case over the course of her career. Not many lawyers can claim that kind of experience. Even fewer are called upon to serve Federal cases directly from the United States District Court. Only the best Criminal Defense lawyers are allowed that honor. Why would you put your case in the hands of someone who doesn’t have proven experience?

If you have been charged with a crime, or if you’re even merely being investigated but not yet charged, now is the time to call Irvine Criminal defense attorney, Diane C. Bass. She’ll be there to help you every step of the way.

Remember: Don’t talk to anyone about your case until you have an experienced, proven Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer on your side!

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Our offices are located at 8105 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 520 in Irvine, California. Call (949) 494-7011, or email us at Diane@dbasslaw.com for your free consultation today!