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State and Federal Criminal Defense Representation

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Criminal Defense Attorney in State and Federal Courts

When the System is Against You,

We're on Your Side

Navigating the legal system can feel daunting, especially when the odds seem stacked against you. With our firm's extensive experience and proven track record in state and federal cases, we're dedicated to being your unwavering advocates. Reach out today to begin building your defense and reclaiming your rights.

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    We Put Our Clients First

    Testimonials and Reviews
    • "I appreciated she was straightforward and honest about our possible outcomes to our specific situation, but the results were much better than what we expected."
      - Dora H.
    • "Her expertise, connections, analysis, and comprehensive review of my situation were more than I could ever ask. I am extremely grateful and couldn't be happier with my choice!"
      - Jeff R.
    • "Diane is the perfect mix of gentle understanding and fierce action you’ll need if you find yourself dealing with the OC court system."
      - Angie T.
    • "After meeting with Diane I felt immediate comfort, and I was sold on the fact that I could trust this amazing person with my life. Diane Bass was there for me every step of the way like no other attorney had ever been."
      - Ryan O.

      A Proven History Of Success

      Recent Case Results
      • Probation $50 Million Immigration Fraud

        Client suspected of $50,000,000 Immigration fraud. Client sentenced to 1 day of imprisonment and 3 years supervised release.

      • Probation $22 Million Health Care Fraud

        Client was potentially facing 97-121 months in Federal prison. Attorney Bass was able to have the fraud charges dismissed. Client pled to attempted obstruction of justice and sentenced to probation.

      • Sentence Reduced $15 Million Covid Relief Fraud

        DA offered 6 years state prison, client sentenced to 1 year home confinement.

      • Charges Dismissed Wire Fraud / Embezzlement

        Client was facing up to 21-months in Federal prison for charges of Wire Fraud/Embezzlement in the amount of $150,000.00.

      • Sentence Reduced $3 Million Tax Evasion

        Client facing 41 months federal prison - sentenced to 6 months.

      • Not Guilty Possession with Intent to Distribute

        Client facing mandatory minimum 10 years federal prison.

      • Sentence Reduced Drug Trafficking Case

        Client was facing 10 year mandatory minimum. He was sentenced to 6 months with credit for time served, released the night.

      • Probation Bank Fraud

        Client was facing up to 27-33 months in prison for Bank Fraud/loss amount $62,000.

      Meet Attorney Bass Compassionate and Experienced Legal Representation in State and Federal Courts

      Attorney Diane C. Bass handles all state and federal criminal charges. She is a highly respected federal defense lawyer serving clients nationwide. With decades of professional experience in her field and national recognition as a Super Lawyer, she and her team bring exceptional knowledge, skills, and resources to your case, whether it involves violent or nonviolent crime accusations. 

      Why Choose Law Office of Diane C. Bass?

      The Right Attorney Makes a Difference
      • Top-Rated & Award-Winning Legal Representation
        We consistently deliver results that exceed expectations, earning the trust of clients and accolades from the legal community.
      • 25+ Years of Criminal Defense Legal Experience
        With over 25 years of criminal defense legal experience, we bring a wealth of seasoned insight and a proven track record of success to every case we handle.
      • Extensive Knowledge & Experience With Federal Cases
        With extensive knowledge and experience in federal cases, we offer comprehensive legal strategies tailored to the complexities of each situation.
      • An Outstanding Reputation Amongst Clients & Peers
        Our reputation among clients and peers alike reflects our unwavering dedication to achieving the best possible outcomes for those we represent.
      • Featured in the Media
        Attorney Bass is frequently featured in media outlets such as The Washington Post, LA Times, ESPN, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal and more.
      • Track Record of Success
        With a track record of handling some of the most significant cases in the Central District of California, our firm brings unmatched experience to every client's defense.
      Featured in the Media

      Attorney Bass is a trusted advisor to numerous media outlets, with our experience recognized and sought after across various platforms.

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