Mark Cantrell

Criminal Defense Attorney
Riverside, California

 

The reality of having to go to trial is that you’re up against many factors that are constantly working against you. You don’t have a single person on your side, except for your defense lawyer that is. Selecting the best defense lawyer possible to be on your side is crucial for your success in court. You cannot choose a better lawyer than Mark Cantrell. He has been rated as one of the best defense lawyers in Riverside county. His story is unique and his passion for trial cases is unmatched. Prior to representing clients in over 300 trials, Mark was a literal rocket scientist. He worked on classified military missile programs at the former Norton Air Force Base. When the program was terminated, he decided to apply his intellect, drive and resilience into the field of law. His foray into law led to a lot of success, many that can be read about in newspaper articles prominently displayed in his office.

One of the biggest mistakes that you can possibly make is to think that just because you’re innocent, you don’t need to hire the absolute best possible criminal defense attorney. There are many things that are wrong about that way of thinking but here’s a few of the reasons why you should hire me to represent you in court:

The judge and the district attorney are not on your side.

They have no obligation to tell you about whether there are holes in your case, weaknesses in the evidence, or police mishandling of your rights.

The public defender assigned to your case is under a lot of pressure to get rid of cases.

They, like district attorneys, work for the government and are under no obligation to make sure they focus on your particular case.

I’m not paid by the government, which means that I’m not under any pressure other than to get your case dismissed or reduced.

My record speaks for itself, and while most attorneys refuse to go to trial, I thrive in it. Give me a chance to represent you and fight to avoid having your record stained.

 
 
 

Meet Our Criminal Defense Team

 
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Mark Cantrell - The Attorney

Mark Cantrell was born and raised in the Inland Empire. He worked his way through California State University, San Bernardino, saving lives as a Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic. He also served as a Reserve Police Officer for the San Bernardino Police Department.

After graduating with a degree in mathematics, Mark went to work at the former Norton Air Force Base in the Ballistic Missile Office assigned to the Advanced Strategic Missile Systems department. He was awarded a highly competitive National Science Foundation grant to finish his graduate degree in mathematics at the University of California, Riverside.

Mark then decided to change careers when the Soviet Union broke up and Norton Air Force Base closed its doors. He became a criminal defense trial attorney and has been fighting for justice ever since.

Mark also enjoys teaching Mathematics at Riverside City College because he believes education helps keep young people on the right path. He is highly regarded by the students and faculty.

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Maria - The Paralegal

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Mick - The Man

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Lisa - Investigator

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