Over the course of his career, Attorney Joseph T. Rhea has personally defended thousands of criminal cases on the state and federal level, with an impressive record of not guilty verdicts, dismissals, and negotiated plea deals. In Indio and the greater Coachella Valley area, he has garnered a reputation for being an honest and tireless advocate for his clients. His reputation for being an articulate and meticulous criminal lawyer has earned him respect amongst judges, prosecutors, and local law enforcement personnel alike.
If you or a loved one have been charged with a crime, the clock is ticking. Call Attorney Rhea at the Law office of Joseph T. Rhea today.
Attorney Rhea has extensive experience representing clients in cases involving everything from minor misdemeanors to serious felony cases. While the majority of crimes are prosecuted on the state level, some crimes can be prosecuted in federal court and may incur harsh sentencing and penalties for the accused. What's more, federal cases are often investigated by large government agencies such as the FBI, the ICE, the DEA, the IRS or the Secret Service. As a studied and knowledgeable Indio criminal lawyer, Attorney Rhea is not afraid to defend clients against serious and simple charges alike.
Attorney Rhea is a fierce and incisive defense lawyer. He has mounted effective defenses for charges all along the criminal spectrum and knows how to protect his clients from the harshest penalties California statutes have to offer.
As national perspective on some drug charges begins to change, Attorney Rhea has grown his skill as a drug crime attorney, providing informed counsel time and time again. He is a longstanding member of the Legal Committee of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and has frequently been an advocate for young people who are facing petty drug charges after attending area festivals such as Coachella and Stagecoach. From extensive knowledge of legal precedent, to computer and medical expert resources, Attorney Rhea is prepared to competently handle your case. Call his firm today!
Perhaps one of the most common reasons for an arrest in California is DUI. This can involve driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal street drugs, or even lawfully prescribed medications that impair driving ability.
Attorney Rhea can handle any part of your DUI case, including:
He has consistently ranked as a top Indio DUI defense lawyer in the area. For example, in 2011, Palm Springs Life Magazine ranked him as the top DUI lawyer in the desert and he has been recognized as being among the Top Lawyers from 2010 through 2014. Over the years he has successfully defended DUI cases with blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels ranging anywhere from 0.08% to 0.41%.
Attorney Rhea has served the community from his downtown office located in Palm Springs for nearly a decade. He is a member of the Palm Springs DBA and a proud sponsor of many community events. He earned his juris doctor from the University of San Francisco and he is the only California criminal defense attorney to have been awarded a doctorate from Harvard University. Attorney Rhea authored a book about American history, published by the Harvard University Press, and he has taught at Harvard University, Williams College, Boston College, and Arizona State University.
How your criminal case is managed by your defense attorney is the most critical issue with regard to the final case outcome and your future. Attorney Rhea knows the law, fights for justice for all clients without prejudice, and knows how to defend against countless charges in court.
You don't have to face your criminal charges alone. Whether you have been arrested for assault or DUI, a seasoned and respected Indio criminal defense lawyer is ready to stand by your side and ensure the best possible outcome.
Don't spend another moment worrying-start your defense today. Call the Law Office of Joseph T. Rhea to schedule a free consultation.
“Mr. Rhea was extremely knowledgeable which, without a doubt, was the reason the Judge dismissed my case without any fines, probation, etc. Additionally, his vast knowledge helped lay out all the scenarios which helped relieve my anxieties. He was extremely prompt and reliable which made working with him a pleasure. I would highly recommend Mr. Rhea’s services to anyone and everyone.” – Former Federal Drug Possession Client