San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney

Defending Criminal Cases From Misdemeanors to Serious Felonies in San Diego County

Is your future at risk? Do you find yourself in a bad situation and need help? Hiring a criminal defense attorney is something most people never think they’ll have to experience in their lifetimes. But, I’m here for you, ready to fight for your rights. The first step is the hardest to take. Call me to find out how to start heading in the right direction.

I have been practicing law for over 20 years and successfully resolved cases involving everything from attempted murder to petty theft. I use my experience, intelligence, and dedication to achieve the best possible result for every one of my clients, no matter where they stand. It is the direction you are going that matters most.


How Can We Help You?

Throughout my career, I have defended clients charged with everything from attempted murder to petty theft. There is one thing that is the same in every case: I understand this is the most significant thing impacting your life. Regardless of the charges against you, I will give your case the attention it deserves. I provide Intelligence, Experience, Dedication, and Results. Here are just some of the cases we handle:

Why Choose Us as Your Criminal Defense Attorney?

The 6 Important Steps That We Do Differently to Take You in the Right Direction


Don’t waste precious time. Call now to find out what we can do to provide you with the absolute best possible defense.


You are entitled to all the evidence in your case. We know how to get it. We know how to use it.


We know how to investigate. We use retired detectives, private investigators and experts to find witnesses and evidence to support your defense.


We know the law. We know how to discover favorable evidence and prevent the use of evidence that violates your Constitutional rights.


We conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your case so that we can effectively negotiate the best possible resolution or proceed to trial with confidence.


Let’s start moving in the right direction toward a resolution that will minimize the impact on your family, your job and your future.

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Mark Greany

Criminal Defense Attorney

People often say to me, “You’re a criminal defense attorney? How can you defend criminals?” My answer is simple. I defend individuals. I defend the Constitution and all of the rights it provides.

I believe criminal defense attorneys are among the most important members of our society. Without them we would all be exposed to potential abuse by government agents – with no limit to their power.

Stories From Our Former Clients:


    While visiting San Diego from the East Coast, an unfortunate incident occurred involving my child. Never having dealt with any type of criminal process before, we were somewhat hysterical and had no idea what to do or where to turn. I made a frantic call to Mark Greany, who returned my call early the next day. He explained the process, gave us advice as to how to proceed, and left us feeling that we had an advocate, all as an initial consultation without charge. We are hopeful that the incident is behind us, and that further legal representation won’t be necessary. However, if that doesn’t turn out to be the case, my child will definitely be calling Mark. Thank you so much for putting this mom at ease during an especially difficult time – it is much appreciated!


    Mr. Greany was able to get my case dismissed so that I have no criminal record. He was also very helpful throughout the process and kept me informed about how the case was progressing, all the way up to the dismissal!


    Upon the urging of an attorney friend, we hired Mark Greany to represent our teenager; proved to be an exemplary choice. Mark explained the law and likely progression of the case succinctly and clearly, and provided unequivocal recommendations. He answered our many questions fully, with patience and compassion. When court date came, he was there early to dialogue with the police and provide us with the necessary guidance and reassurance. His presentation in court was so solid: calm, articulate, focused, professional. All charges dismissed. Our family feels fortunate to have met Mark Greany. We are very appreciative of his expertise and would recommend him very highly and without reservation.


    I retained Mark to help guide me through a difficult process. He provided invaluable assistance and advice. Thoughtful and professional, Mark found the answer to my problem.


    I was hit with a bunch of false accusations resulting in a misdemeanor in a domestic case and a restraining order. I had no idea what to do and what to expect. Mark Greany sat down with me the day after I contacted him first and gave me a free consultation. He was very understating of the whole situation and was straightforward with me. He advised me to get an attorney for my case even if it wasn’t him. I am very glad that I took his advice and also very glad that I chose Mark. Luckily my domestic case was rejected by the DA (called the defendant on her bs), and Mark was with me at both hearings of the order to make sure I keep my record clean, which was all I cared about, and I’m glad that he shared that with me since the beginning.

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The Bill of Rights – Protecting Our Freedom

We live in a free country. The Bill of Rights protects our freedom. It protects us from our very own government by recognizing fundamental rights that are essential to maintain our freedom. Government agents often try to impose upon our rights in the interest of law enforcement. The people who fight to uphold the Bill of Rights are heroic freedom fighters. Tim Cook is one. Tim Cook is the CEO of Apple, Inc. He is fighting a government order that would require Apple to create an operating system to enable the FBI to gain access to a phone that belonged to Syed Rizwan Farook, who with his wife Tashfeen Makik, shot to death 14 people and wounded 22 others in a terrorist attack in San Bernadino, California. The problem is that if Apple were to provide such an operating system (referred to as the GovtOS) then everyone’s iPhone would be open to the government. Tim cook made a difficult, but correct decision. If you agree, I appreciate your understanding of this complicated situation. If you disagree, I urge you to read the rest of this article. First of all, it is just too easy to condemn Tim Cook’s position without really thinking about his reasoning. The most simplistic, and incomplete view of this problem is that Apple refuses to help the government hack a terrorist’s phone, simply to protect Apple’s profitability. That’s the version of this story that the government wants you to believe. That’s what President Obama is suggesting when he said “It’s fetishizing our phones above every other value.” Even further off base, presidential candidate Donald Trump said about Apple: “Who do they think they are?” He called for a boycott of the company. My response to Obama’s remark is that Cook is not fetishizing a phone, he is protecting our fundamental right to privacy. My answer to Trump is that Cook thinks he is a responsible citizen. What is really at stake here is our privacy. We now live in the age of Golden Surveillance. In the extreme, this case could set the precedent for extraordinary invasions of our privacy. As Cook said in a recent Time article “Maybe law enforcement would like the ability to turn on the camera on your Mac.” Tim Cook is not simply attempting to avoid the government’s request to hack Farook’s phone to preserve Apple’s business. It is much deeper than that. Cook is a hero of free society who is concerned with the bigger picture. He is thinking about civil liberties and the founding principles of this country. So now you might ask, well, why is our privacy so sacred? Perhaps that thought arises because you are so accustomed to your privacy that you never have to defend it. But think about societies that do not have the right to privacy. The citizens of those societies are vulnerable to oppressive and abusive governments. It’s unfortunate that there may be information on Farook’s phone that could help combat terrorism. But that is not a valid reason to force a company to create an operating system that would enable the government to invade our right to privacy.

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