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Work with an experienced and compassionate top-rated criminal defense attorney exclusively dedicated to handling federal and state criminal defense matters in Southern California and throughout the United States.

Federal Criminal Defense Law Firm in Orange County

When Do You Need a Federal
Criminal Defense Attorney?

Being charged with a crime is naturally a very scary, stressful, and 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 attorney at the earliest possible stage of the case. If you don’t have adequate legal representation, you could 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 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 to pre-trial negotiations and beyond, to get you the most favorable outcome for you and your family. So, if you are facing criminal charges, you will need an experienced criminal defense lawyer with a proven track record of success that you can trust. Attorney Bass is a seasoned professional who will be there with you every step of the way through your state or federal case.

Schedule your free initial consultation with Attorney Diane C. Bass today. Call (949) 264-0696 or fill out this online contact form.

Why Choose Diane C. Bass to
Represent Your Case?

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 as well. When going to court in either jurisdiction, it’s important to hire an experienced attorney. Criminal defense lawyers like Diane may be able to help you lower any penalties, or even have a case dismissed.

Below are some (but not all!) of the cases Attorney Bass can help you with:

On Your side

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 federal case.

Awards & Professional Affiliations

  • Avvo Top Attorney 10.0
  • National Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Inns of Court
  • Platinum Client Award
  • CBS
  • Fox

Meet Your Attorney

More Than 25 Years of Legal Experience
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    Diane C. Bass

    Founding Attorney

    Diane C. Bass has been devoted exclusively to the practice of criminal defense for over 25 years. Ms. Bass represents people who are charged with every type of crime in Federal court. Ms. Bass has an outstanding reputation that has earned her the respect of judges, prosecutors and her colleagues throughout Southern California.


Why Attorney Diane C. Bass?

She's the Best Choice to Represent You
  • Over 25 Years of Criminal Defense Legal Experience
  • Top-Rated & Award-Winning Legal Representation
  • Extensive Knowledge & Experience With Federal Cases
  • An Outstanding Reputation Amongst Clients & Peers
  • Handled Some of the Largest Cases in the History of the Central District of California
  • Your Initial 1-Hour Consultation Is Free

Case Results

A Proven Track Record of Success
  • Criminal Threats Case Dismissed
  • Possession of Child Pornography Reduced Sentence
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Not Guilty
  • Wire Fraud/Embezzlement Charges Dismissed
  • Domestic Violence Case Dismissed
  • Bank Fraud Probation
  • Wire Fraud Probation
  • Domestic Violence Charges Reduced
  • Distribution of Narcotics Reduced Sentence
  • Distribution of Narcotics Reduced Sentence


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 defendants, who may be entirely innocent. It is critical that you have knowledge on your side when facing a court, and it will be difficult to find a defense attorney with more experience than Ms. Bass.

An Outstanding Reputation as an Attorney

Diane Bass has handled cases across California. Most of her cases have 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, and even fewer are called upon to serve in federal cases directly from the United States District Court. Only the best lawyers are allowed that honor. Why would you put your case in the hands of someone who doesn’t have this level of proven experience?

If you have been charged with a crime, or if you’re merely being investigated but not yet charged, now is the time to call 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 lawyer on your side. Call (949) 264-0696 or complete the contact form for your free consultation today!

Giving My Clients Hope

Opinions from Those Who Matter Most
    Compassionate, Determined, Professional, Responsive, Trustworthy, Won my case!

    “Just wanted to say thank you to Diane Bass!!! Diane made court calls, house calls, weekend texts, spoke with the family, and made sure to explain everything that was going on. She helped everyone ...”

    - Anon
    Saved my life!

    “Wrong place at the wrong time. 10-year mandatory minimum? No way, not if Diane is representing you!!”

    - C.P.
    Best Attorney Out There

    “I worked for a tax firm years back that was doing shady business. Diane was the best criminal attorney out there. Out of all 14 of us involved, I got the best deal thanks to Diane.”

    - Tax Fraud Client
    Compassionate, Understanding and Helpful

    “Diane Bass is such a blessing to us. She is like a guiding angel that helped us through one of the toughest times in our lives. We can honestly say that she is one of the most compassionate, understanding and helpful lawyers we have encountered.”

    - Tran Family
    Kind and Professional Service

    “While this letter is long overdue, I hope it expresses all the feelings of appreciation for your professional service done for me. Having nowhere to turn for an act of aggression, while provoked yet unacceptable I was referred to you.”

    - Anonymous

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