It may not take a rocket scientist to be a lawyer,
but Mark Cantrell has been both. Before he started
his career as a Riverside criminal defense trial
lawyer in 1994, he was a scientist working on classified
military missile programs at the former Norton Air
Force Base. He is
currently an adjunct professor
of mathematics at Riverside City College. He is well known in the Riverside criminal
defense community as being one of the best trial
attorneys for high profile cases.
Visitors to his office are invited to
of newspaper articles about him. He is admitted
to practice in all California state and federal
courts. Mr. Cantrell handles a wide range of cases
but family law, DUI defense and criminal defense
are his favorite areas of practice because the client
can often be helped by a qualified attorney.
Mark Cantrell is a member of the San Bernardino
County Bar Association (SBCBA), Inland Trial Lawyers
Association, California Public Defenders Association
(CPDA) and the Association of Federal Defense Attorneys
RECENT MURDER TRIAL SUCCESS
Attorney Cantrell just completed a murder trial
in Riverside, Case Number RIF 154612. Client
was facing 50 years to life in prison. The jury
found the client NOT GUILTY on the murder
charges. Further details may be found on the court
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Why should you hire me?
I am well known in the Riverside criminal defense
and the Riverside DUI
defense community as a trial attorney with
many successful cases
to my credit. When you visit my office, I will be
proud to show you
about my cases - not paid advertisements.
Your FREEDOM is at stake. You need the best Riverside
criminal defense and Riverside DUI defense lawyer
by your side so you know that everything possible
is being done to fight your case. If we decide that
your case should be resolved by a plea bargain,
I will do all I can to obtain the best possible
Each case is different, but you can always expect
a vigorous defense and trial preparation when you
have me by your side. In DUI cases there will be:
(1) a careful analysis of the police reports to
uncover weaknesses or mistakes made by the officer
in the field sobriety and chemical tests;
(2) a review by scientific experts of the breath
or blood test results; and
(3) independent testing of the blood samples.
In all criminal cases, our trial preparation
includes an independent investigation by licensed
private investigators who will interview your witnesses
and develop any possible defenses to challenge the
police version of the events.
Do not be fooled by attorneys advertising extremely
low fees. Their low fees are telling you that they
are not worth much.
LAW OFFICE OF MARK CANTRELL RECENTLY IN
Attorney Cantrell was recently in the news.
The client was facing life in prison but Attorney
Cantrell and the other defense attorneys were
able to get the case dismissed. The newspaper
article can be
RECENT SUCCESS STORIES
It is extremely important that you retain an attorney
who is not afraid to go trial and fight for you.
Most attorneys never do trials despite all their
tough talk in their advertisements.
There can never be any guarantees of a particular
result. However, when choosing a lawyer, it makes
sense to go with an attorney with a proven track
record of success.
Here are a few recent cases. We have omitted the
clients' name for privacy but you can go to the
court website for the complete public history.
Riverside Criminal Case Number RIF 089999. Murder
case. The other defendant was convicted of murder
and was sentenced to life in prison. Attorney Cantrell's
client was found NOT GUILTY by the jury and went
home that day.
San Bernardino Criminal Case Number FSB702104. Murder
San Bernardino Criminal Case Number FSB 055230.
Attempted Murder. Attorney Cantrell took the case
to jury trial. The client was NOT CONVICTED and
the case was dismissed.
Riverside Criminal Case Number SWF025444. This client
was falsely accused of one of the worst crimes imaginable:
rape of a child. You can imagine the nightmare experienced
by the accused. Attorney Cantrell took the case
to trial and the case was dismissed by the Judge.
Riverside Criminal Case Number INF 055020: Gang
related attempted murder. The other defendant was
convicted by the jury and is facing life in prison.
Attorney Cantrell's client was NOT CONVICTED at
the same trial. After the trial, the case settled
for less than the client offered before the trial.