Attorney Joseph Rhea has represented people accused of crimes for over 15 years. He is a former public defender in Indio and has defended over a thousand cases there. Attorney Rhea has been named Top Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyer by Palm Springs Life Magazine every year since 2010. Some of his past successes can be seen here. Attorney Rhea meets with every client individually and he does not subcontract criminal cases to other lawyers.
If you have been arrested for a crime in the desert, you will be facing penalties such as incarceration, fines, driver's license suspension and asset seizure. The severity of the offense will determine whether you are charged with amisdemeanor or felony, but a conviction in either type of case could result in jail time. Offenses involving violence are considered especially serious, and will be vigorously prosecuted. Attorney Rhea knows what to expect from the District Attorney's Office, and will build an aggressive defense to help you avoid a conviction. Any weaknesses in the prosecution's case will be used to seek a reduction in charges or case dismissal.
Attorney Joseph Rhea offers criminal defense representation for many different kinds of cases, including DUI, vehicular manslaughter, arrests for drug crimesincluding possession, sales, all felonies and misdemeanors.
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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