15 years of

Prosecution Experience

now on Your Side

Criminal Defense in Southern California

About Dreiling Law APC

At Dreiling Law APC we understand being accused of a crime is often one of the most difficult experiences in life. R.J. Dreiling is widely respected throughout Southern California as a hard-working and intelligent attorney. With experience handling everything from simple misdemeanors to cold case murders, and a deep understanding of the criminal justice system from his 15+ year career as a Los Angeles County District Attorney, R.J. Dreiling brings a unique outlook to every case.

Following a detailed consultation, we will craft a comprehensive defense strategy that is tailored to your specific charges, the individual circumstances of your case, and your personal risk assessment. We then put those strategies in place immediately to position your case for the best possible outcome. Our chief goal is your overall well-being – alleviating your stress by offering you legal options and helping you understand how the law impacts those options.


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“…R.J. supported me both professionally and emotionally when I truly felt my world crashing down…I’m truly grateful to have had him and his team through this process. Honestly thank you again RJ.”

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“I feel very fortunate to have found Richard (R.J.) Dreiling to represent me…(he) was incredibly prompt, responsive and always professional. I would absolutely recommend him for any friends or family in need of criminal representation.”  

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“RJ is one of the most qualified, professional and hard-working lawyers I have ever had the pleasure of calling a colleague. I could not recommend him highly enough.”

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“Professional, Trustworthy, Diligent & Dependable.”

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“RJ was amazing…friendly and professional.  I definitely recommend him.”

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Meet R.J. Dreiling

Fast Facts About Criminal Defense Attorney R.J. Dreiling

  • He has 15 years of prosecution experience in the country’s biggest district attorney’s office.
  • His entire career is dedicated exclusively to criminal law.
  • He has been invited to speak about the criminal justice system for nonprofits and government agencies all over Southern California.
  • He helped train new and veteran prosecutors on how to collect evidence and prepare their cases.
  • He has called Southern California his home for his entire adult life.

Straight from Our Desk

What We Want You To Know

You have legal options.

No matter the circumstance of your case, it is your right to seek legal counsel. We will provide an honest evaluation of your options, helping you understand how your case may conclude so you can feel empowered to make important decisions on the matter.

We help you move on.

If you or a loved one is facing an arrest or accusation, it’s easy to feel like your life is on hold. However, it’s important to remember that this is just one moment in your life story. I’m here to help you overcome this obstacle, move forward, and get your life back on track. With my knowledge, experience, and dedication, I’ll work tirelessly to create the best possible outcome for your case, so you can start a new chapter and live your life.

We can alleviate your stress.

After an arrest your anxiety is high. You’re concerned about your future, your relationships, and your reputation. We can help eliminate the uncertainty that follows an arrest, and bring you peace of mind and clarity about what comes next.

“Criminal law isn’t just a career for me – it’s my lifelong passion. I am constantly looking at legal research, complex cases, and new strategies. From the moment I wake up to when I go to sleep, I’m thinking about how I can best serve my clients. By entrusting your case to me, you can be confident that you’re getting a dedicated advocate who will stop at nothing to craft the strongest possible defense on your behalf.”

R.J. Dreiling