Our attorneys do not shy away from difficult criminal cases in Orange County. From high-profile murder cases with a national spotlight to sexual assault and drug trafficking cases, we have successfully defended clients accused of a range of crimes. Whatever serious crime you are charged with, we will fight to protect your right to fair treatment under the law.

Violent Crimes

Violent crimes carry severe consequences in California. Those charged with offenses such as robbery, assault, rape, manslaughter, attempted murder, and murder must take the charges very seriously, even if they are completely innocent of the crime. As the accused, the deck is already stacked against you. You need someone in your corner from day one protecting your right to fair treatment under the law, regardless of guilt or innocence.

John D. Barnett has been working as a criminal defense attorney in Southern California for over 40 years. No one understands the law better than him, and no one will work harder to protect your rights when you are charged with a violent crime in Orange County. Don’t take chances with your future and your freedom. If you have been arrested and charged with a violent crime, do not hesitate to call Law Office of John D. Barnett.


Police departments across the United States pride themselves on keeping drugs off their streets and punishing drug dealers and manufacturers to the fullest extent of the law. Los Angeles and other Orange County municipalities are no exceptions. In their zeal to arrest drug offenders, however, police officers and prosecutors may overreach their authority and violate the rights of their targets. If you have been arrested and charged with a drug crime in Southern California, you owe it to yourself and your family to fight the charges with everything you’ve got.

Whatever drug offense you have been charged with, experienced drug crimes attorney John D. Barnett wants to hear your story. He believes that everyone has a right to a vigorous defense when charged with drug possession, trafficking, or manufacturing. Don’t leave your freedom to chance. When facing serious drug charges in Orange County, contact John Barnett to discuss your case. You will not regret it.


Clearly, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney when you are charged with causing a serious or fatal crash while you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but no DUI should be taken lightly. A DUI conviction in California can affect your livelihood, family, and future. If you are arrested and charged with a DUI in Orange County, call our experienced DUI defense attorney right away. He can help you protect your rights and your future.

You may believe there is nothing you can do if you are charged with DUI. After all, you failed a roadside sobriety test, so they already have all the evidence they need—right? Not necessarily. Let our experienced DUI defense attorney decide whether your rights were violated and argue for consequences that don’t ruin your life. You may have made a mistake, but it doesn’t have to haunt you for the rest of your life. Criminal and DUI defense attorney John D. Barnett is the right person to have on your side when facing a DUI in Southern California.

Sex Crimes

Rape and child sexual abuse are horrendous crimes—no one is disputing that fact. However, being falsely accused of these crimes—or being denied due process after an arrest for such a crime—is also horrendous. Without courageous criminal defense attorneys who are willing to defend those charged with sexual offenses, the legal rights of all Americans are in jeopardy. Attorney John D. Barnett has successfully defended victims of false rape allegations and consistently holds Orange County prosecutors to high legal standards when dealing with sex offenders.

The sex offender registry is no joke. Even a seemingly minor offense such as indecent exposure or statutory rape can land a person on the registry and destroy his ability to get a job, live in a community, and have a family. If you are charged with a sexual offense, it is vital that you fight for your rights and do everything you can to stay out of jail and off the registry. Contact the Law Office of John D. Barnett to discuss your case when you are accused of a sex offense in Southern California.

Personal Injury

Just as criminal defense attorney John D. Barnett has proven himself a skilled advocate for people charged with crimes in Orange County, his son, Case Barnett, has built a reputation as a fierce defender of the rights of accident victims. Car crashes, slip and falls, nursing home neglect, playground accidents, and industrial disasters are just a few of the kinds of personal injury cases we have successfully resolved for clients just like you.

When you have been seriously injured, or a loved one has been killed, you want more than just a lawyer. You want someone who will fight for you as he would fight for his own family. You want to feel like you are his only client and that he cares about the outcome of your case. In other words, you want the personal injury attorneys at Case Barnett Law. Providing the top-notch legal representation that he learned from his father, Case and his team will protect your right to just compensation.