What is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist?
Palm Desert Criminal Defense Lawyer
Palm Springs and Indio Criminal Law Specialist Attorney
Attorney Dean Benjamini of Benjamini & Benjamini, in Palm Desert, California, is a criminal law specialist certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Out of 175,000 attorneys, he is one of fewer than 400 attorneys in California with this certification.
As of October 2010, Dean Benjamini was the only certified criminal specialist practicing in Palm Desert, and one of only 14 in Riverside County.
What Is a Criminal Law Specialist?
A California Bar-certified criminal law specialist is more than just an experienced criminal defense attorney. To obtain the designation, Mr. Benjamini submitted to a rigorous application and examination process that required him to:
- Pass an intensive written examination in criminal defense
- Devote at least 25 percent of his time to criminal defense work over the five years preceding his application
- Complete specific tasks relating to criminal law, including serving as principal counsel of record in:
- At least five felony jury trials
- At least five additional criminal trials to jury
- At least 40 additional criminal or juvenile matters
- Complete two of the following additional criminal law-related tasks:
- Serve as principal counsel of record in five motions to suppress evidence and three petitions or answers in extraordinary writ proceedings
- Serve as principal counsel of record in three appeals to a California state or federal court
- Serve as principal counsel of record in five additional criminal trials to jury
- Complete extensive continuing education requirements in criminal law and procedure prior to certification
- Receive positive reviews from other criminal defense attorneys, judges presiding over criminal court and opposing counsel
- Submit examples of written work in appellate or writ proceedings
Through his lengthy career as a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Benjamini has earned a high level of credibility with prosecutors and judges. He is known as an effective trial lawyer and negotiator, able to obtain the best results possible for clients facing such serious criminal allegations as:
Contact Benjamini & Benjamini
Benjamini & Benjamini practices exclusively in the area of criminal defense and juvenile detention and delinquency. A husband-and-wife team with more than 37 years of collective experience, these Palm Desert criminal defense attorneys have the comprehensive experience necessary to provide aggressive and strategic defense services.
When the stakes are high, trust Benjamini & Benjamini to protect your rights. To contact this Palm Desert criminal defense law firm, send an e-mail, call 760-346-8630.