Orange County Criminal Defense Attorneys

Crimes against children can result in harsh and lasting penalties. Often a defendant who is a parent is ordered to stay away from his or her child indefinitely and parental rights may be threatened. Contact us immediately if you have been accused of a crime against a child. A competent criminal defense attorney in Orange County can protect your rights and explain all your options under state law.

Attorney Ferrentino is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Bar. She has been recognized with inclusion in the Super Lawyers® list for 2016, 2015, and 2014, as well as recognized in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by National Trial Lawyers Association and among the Top Women Attorneys in Southern California by Los Angeles Magazine. Working in collaboration with paralegals, law clerks, investigators and forensic experts, she is able to provide the representation clients need and deserve during such times.

When you need a recognized and award-winning defense team on your side, call to speak with a Certified Criminal Law Specialist.

Defending Your Case

Being charged with any type of crime involving a child is extremely serious. Society is quick to pass judgment in cases pertaining to children, which can lead to collateral consequences for the accused including loss of parental rights or visitation, loss of professional licenses in education, medicine, psychology, and the ability to coach and volunteer at school.

We have the experience to work with you to get your side represented completely and fairly in cases involving:

  • Child abandonment
  • Child abuse
  • Child neglect
  • Child pornography
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Sexting
  • Statutory rape

Why Retain Our Legal Team?

We understand that the process can be very difficult, and we are here to represent you. Our team is dedicated to the protection of your rights.

What you get when you retain our services:

  • We work hard to explain the process to you and your family. The laws and court systems are confusing. It is our job to keep you informed.
  • We appreciate and respect that each case is unique and understand each defendant has a personal situation and story.
  • We offer personalized and direct legal services. We are a boutique criminal law firm – when you hire us, you get a highly skilled team working on your case.

Do you believe that you were convicted of a crime against a child where the trial was unfair? If so, contact us to handle your appeal. We can protect you if your rights have been violated in any way, whether due to unfair evidence, biased testimony, or improper legal rulings by the judge.

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Ferrentino & Associates is a longstanding member of the greater Orange County community. We offer complete criminal defense services and have been working to protect the rights of the accused for more than 30 combined years. We believe that every client deserves the utmost individual attention and take the time to achieve the best possible results for our clients. At Ferrentino & Associates, we offer defense for your peace of mind.

Contact us today at for an initial consultation with an Orange County criminal defense lawyer.

Crimes Against Children