After an arrest in Joshua Tree or anywhere in the Morongo Basin (the High Desert), you will need an experienced local attorney. Attorney Rhea has defended cases in Joshua Tree Superior Court and Black Rock United States District Court for over a decade. Palm Springs Life Magazine has named Attorney Rhea top DUI or Criminal Defense Lawyer every year since 2011.
In every criminal case it is best to find a local attorney who knows the courts. Attorney Rhea has defended hundreds of cases in the high desert and examples of his past work can be seen here.
Joshua Tree Superior Court handles cases following arrests in Yucca Valley, Pioneertown, Rimrock, Joshua Tree, and Twentynine Palms. Arrests or citations on federal land (including the Marine base) are heard in the federal court at Black Rock. By far the most common offense is DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and Attorney Rhea has successfully defended DUI cases with blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels ranging anywhere from 0.08% to 0.41%. Domestic violence cases are also very common in Joshua Tree.
Joseph T. Rhea is the only criminal defense trial attorney in the state of California with a doctorate from Harvard University. His legal career has been devoted exclusively to criminal defense and civil rights issues. Attorney Rhea meets with every client personally and defends every case himself. You will not be represented by an assistant or a contract lawyer. Call (888) 541-1435 to schedule your FREE consultation today.
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“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