Over the course of his career, Attorney Joseph Rhea has personally defended thousands of criminal cases on the state and federal level, with an excellent record of not guilty verdicts, dismissals and negotiated plea deals. In Rancho Mirage, and the greater Coachella Valley area, he has garnered a reputation for being a friendly and aggressive attorney who is a tireless advocate for his criminal defense clients. His reputation for being an aggressive and professional criminal defense lawyer has earned him respect amongst judges and prosecutors. Attorney Rhea has been named top DUI and/or Criminal Defense lawyers by Palm Springs Life magazine every year since 2010.
In Rancho Mirage, the most commonly defended cases are DUI and domestic violence, but Attorney Rhea represents all misdemeanor and felony cases. Regarding DUI/DWI, Attorney Rhea ha successfully defended DUI cases with blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels ranging from 0.08% to 0.41%. Attorney Rhea has also successfully defended hundred of domestic violence cases.
Attorney Rhea is the only California criminal defense lawyer with a doctorate from Harvard University, and has many years of experience in the desert courts. He meets all clients in person at his office in downtown Palm Springs, and he defends all cases personally.
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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