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Federal and State Criminal Defense

Federal and State Criminal Defense

Being charged with a crime is one of the most difficult experiences in life. And whether it’s you or your business that’s the target of an investigation or the defendant in a criminal case, there is nearly nothing more important than choosing the right defense attorney. At Think Defense, we defend people every day, and we know how to bring the best possible team of investigators, consultants, and experts together to properly and zealously defend your case—in state or federal court.


The consequences of federal prosecution can be devastating for people and their families. If you are charged with a federal offense, you will probably feel the weight and power of the government against you, and it can be overwhelming. To defend yourself, you need an experienced lawyer who knows the system and who’ll fight for your freedom and future. We defend the following criminal cases among others in federal court.

  • Conspiracy
  • Embezzlement
  • Healthcare fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Mail, bank, and wire fraud
  • Bribery and public corruption
  • Mortgage and investment fraud
  • Government procurement fraud
  • Public and private insurance fraud
  • Securities fraud and insider trading
  • Tax evasion and other controversies
  • Computer crimes and internet fraud
  • Access-device fraud and identity theft
  • Drug possession, sales, and trafficking
  • Sex offenses and child exploitation offenses
  • Cybercrimes and intellectual-property offenses
  • Criminal counterfeiting and trademark infringement

Mani Dabiri is a former federal prosecutor and former federal law clerk who is committed to defending people. As a former prosecutor, he understands criminal law and procedure from both sides, and he knows what to expect from the government. As a former law clerk to a federal judge, he better understands the court system from all sides, and he applies all of his knowledge and experience to his clients’ best advantage. In the last few years, we have obtained the following results among others.

  • Won not-guilty verdicts on all counts in a multimillion-dollar wire-fraud trial of a chief financial officer
  • Successfully defended a target of one of the largest Medicare-fraud investigations in American history
  • Secured a sentence of three-and-a-half years in a large-scale drug-trafficking case where the mandatory minimum was ten years and the statutory maximum was life
  • Negotiated a misdemeanor plea in a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) case that could have been filed as a felony but resulted in a modest fine and no probation
  • Resolved other cases of high and low profile without fanfare, often with charges being dismissed or never filed


Mr. Dabiri zealously defends his clients from criminal charges in California state courts. He takes each case seriously and devotes himself to defending his clients’ interests as if they were his own. In some cases, he’s successfully obtained full dismissal of charges after they were filed in court. In other cases, he’s persuaded prosecutors not to file charges in the first place. In still other cases, he’s negotiated favorable settlements that helped his clients meet their goals and move on with their lives. In every case, whenever necessary, he’s prepared to go to trial. We defend against the following charges among others in state court.

  • Arson
  • Vandalism
  • Criminal threats
  • Healthcare fraud
  • Domestic violence
  • Larceny or robbery
  • Petty or grand theft
  • Assault and battery
  • Criminal negligence
  • Murder or manslaughter
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Public and private insurance fraud
  • Compute crimes and internet fraud
  • Residential and commercial burglary
  • Access-device fraud and identity theft
  • Firearms charges and weapons offenses
  • Child abuse or child exploitation offenses
  • Rape, sexual assault, or other sex offenses
  • Drug possession, sales, and trafficking offenses

In the last few years, we have obtained the following results among others.

  • Negotiated deferred entry of judgment and dismissal in a sexual assault case
  • Negotiated diversion and dismissal of felony charges of drug possession for sale
  • Obtained multiple dismissals in assault-and-battery cases, including on the eve of trial
  • Persuaded the government not to file charges against a physician accused of battery and criminal threats


Whether you are charged with a state or federal crime, choose wisely. Choose a lawyer who knows the law, understands the system, and is committed to your defense. We can and will defend you. Don’t hesitate to call.

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    Irvine Office
    1 Park Plaza
    Suite 600
    Irvine, California 92614

    Phone: (949) 833-7112
    Fax: 714-673-6812

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