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Criminal Defense Attorney in Santa Rosa, California

Whether you are under investigation for a crime, have been arrested, or are facing charges, turn to The Law Office of Joe Bisbiglia. Since 2014, my firm has served thousands of individuals across Sonoma County and helped them get their lives back on track.

While there are many other law offices to choose from, few take the kind of personalized approach that I do. I care deeply for our clients and work tirelessly to serve them. I know the kind of impact a criminal conviction can have on a person and their loved ones. That is why every person who trusts us with their case receives the time and attention they deserve. I am also a State Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist in California. 

At The Law Office of Joe Bisbiglia, initial consultations are free, so there is no reason to wait to find out what I can offer you. Navigating a criminal case is difficult, but you do not have to do it alone.

Give my firm a call at (707) 659-0901 or connect online

  • Cyber Crimes
  • Drug Crimes
  • DUI
  • Expungements
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • Sex Crimes
  • Theft Crimes
  • Title IX Cases
  • Violent Crimes
  • Writs & Appeals

Awards & Associations

  • State Bar of California - California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Super Lawyers
  • Sonoma County Bar Association
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Trial Lawyers College
  • California Norml
  • California DUI Lawyers Association

Local Defense Attorney with Decades of Experience 

Santa Rosa criminal defense attorney, Joe Bisbiglia, has been practicing law for over 20 years. He has handled tens of thousands of cases involving charges that ranged from minor misdemeanors to major felonies. Additionally, he does not shy away from going to trial. Attorney Bisbiglia has defended clients in more than 50 jury trials throughout his career. His depth of experience and understanding of the state and federal justice systems allows him to represent clients confidently and skillfully.

“I will work tirelessly to seek justice for you, and to seek a resolution that will help you get back on track with your life.”

  • Attorney Joe Bisbiglia


Read What My Clients Have Said About My Counsel
  • "I highly recommend the Law Office of Joe Bisbiglia to any persons looking for a confident defense attorney."
    He is genuine and passionate about what he does and if you visit his official website you’ll see there’s a reason why he chose the profession he’s in. During my case, he was forthcoming and open about my options and made sure I was aware
    - Gilbert S.
  • "Mr. Joe Bisbiglia is an outstanding professional."
    From the moment I contacted his office, I received timely, courteous and personal replies concerning every aspect of my DUI case. I was made to feel like a unique individual, not a faceless entity or case number.
    - Joanna M.
  • "I would recommend him to anyone if you are unfortunate to get a DUI."
    I got DUI in Santa Rosa and was recommended to use Joe. He gave a Flat fee of 2000 which was awesome compared to other lawyers who said a variable between 3500-5000.
    - Rebecca K.
  • "I have to shout to the world how grateful me and my family are to Joe Bisbiglia."
    Feeling hopeless and lost, Joe brought comfort for me and my family throughout our process of our business relationship. He kept us informed and was a beyond exemplary. Joe really knows his craft and also has a heart to boot.
    - Gwenell S.
  • "Mr. Bisbiglia is by far the best defense lawyer to work with in Sonoma County."
    His professionalism in representing me in my own personal case helped me during a time of turmoil and confusion. He truly cares about what he does and was dedicated to making sure any and all questions I had were answered in a timely manner.
    - Ishii A.
  • "BEST DEFENSE Lawyer in Sonoma county!!"
    Joe works miracles literally my fiancé was for sure on his way to prison and he got him out of a prison twice!
    - Ashley O.
  • "His number one concern was that I was okay."
    I can’t express how grateful I am for Joe and his knowledge on domestic violence cases and restraining orders. Joe was always free to discuss any matters of the case I needed, and didn’t nickel and dime me through the process.
    - Ashlee D.
  • "Joe took care of it all."
    He is a great lawyer. Stayed communicated. He cares his human and not out just for the money.
    - Sandra
  • Welfare Fraud

    A county employee and his wife were charged with welfare fraud after he sustained a workplace injury and was out of work. As a result, his wife applied for food stamps to make ends meet while he was unable to work and had reduced income. The county believed that it had overpaid the family and alleged that they failed to report income when he returned to work and filed charges. Clients were found to not be responsible for this conduct at a State hearing on the same issue.

  • University Title IX Investigation – Client Cleared Of Dating Violence Allegations, Accuser Faces Expulsion

    Client was accused of dating violence on campus by ex-girlfriend and faced possible expulsion from the university as well as possible criminal charges. The incident involved the ex-girlfriend confronting client while he was on a date with another female and physically assaulting him... They rejected all of the serious allegations made by the ex-girlfriend with the exception of one minor incident from the past. Client’s academic career is safe and he is expected to graduate on time.

  • Residential Burglary

    Client charged with the residential burglary (a strike offense) of his sister’s house. He was detained and searched outside of the residence and her property was located on his person. We filed a Motion to Suppress the evidence based on an unlawful search and in addition we challenged the lawfulness of his statement to the police.

  • Murder Trial

    Client was charged with First Degree Murder for the killing of his romantic rival in what was referred to as a love triangle. After a month long trial in which we presented a self-defense case, the jury deliberated for three days and acquitted client of First and Second Degree Murder. He was found guilty of a lesser related offense of Voluntary Manslaughter and eventually sentenced to 7 years in prison. With credit for time already served he will be released in four years. Client was facing life in prison.

  • Murder

    The client was discharged at the end of a four day preliminary hearing. It is very rare to be discharged at this stage of the case. The prosecutor was attempting to link the client to the killing by his membership in a gang and his presence at the scene and possible participation in the fight. Joe Bisbiglia successfully argued that the client’s mere presence was insufficient evidence to hold him.

Case Results

My Track Record Speaks Volumes About My Legal Abilities
  • Welfare Fraud
  • University Title IX Investigation – Client Cleared Of Dating Violence Allegations, Accuser Faces Expulsion
  • Residential Burglary
  • Murder Trial
  • Murder

Schedule a Consultation 

If you are facing criminal charges, it is essential that you fully understand what could be ahead in your case. At The Law Office of Joe Bisbiglia, I am here to guide you from the start of your legal journey to the finish. To learn more about your charges and how our criminal defense attorney in Santa Rosa can help you, schedule a free consultation today. No matter the circumstances, you can trust me to work hard to protect your rights and freedoms. 

Call (707) 659-0901 or submit an online contact form. I represent clients in Santa Rosa and elsewhere in Sonoma County. 

  • Thousands of Cases Handled
    Because I have extensive misdemeanor and felony trial experience, I am not hesitant to take your case to trial if this is what is necessary to secure a favorable case result for you. In fact, I prepare every case as if it is going to trial.
  • 20+ Years of Experience
    I've handled thousands of cases over my 20+ years as a dedicated Criminal Defense lawyer. When it comes to one of the most difficult times of your life, you'll want experience on your side.
  • Attentive & Responsive to Client Needs
    Although you are most likely concerned about what your future holds, you do not have to work through this trying time on your own. I am here to assist you.
  • Free Initial Consultation
    Our practice extends from Santa Rosa to the surrounding areas, and I am genuinely passionate about defending men and women throughout my community. If you are interested in talking with me about your case, call for an initial consultation over the phone!

Contact The Law Office of Joe Bisbiglia Today

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