Macias Law Office

Posted on January 13, 2019
Macias Law Office

Criminal Offenses In Southern California

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, or if you are currently being investigated for a criminal offense in Southern California, you need immediate representation by a qualified San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney. Call the Law Office of Luis Macias, Jr. as soon as possible.

Who We Are — And Why We Make A Difference

The Law Office of Luis Macias, Jr. has teamed with the Law Office of George Siddell to form an Association of Solo Practitioners, a different kind of criminal defense law practice. We are a team of independent solo attorneys who have joined forces to provide experienced, formidable legal counsel for people facing misdemeanor and state or federal felony charges.

We are independent solo attorneys, tied by a common commitment to justice.

Our attorneys are independent solo practice criminal defense lawyers who combine experience, knowledge and resources to provide creative, effective and reliable defense representation. George Siddell has practiced in the area of criminal law for more than 40 years. Luis Macias is an experienced litigation defense attorney who brings extensive trial and court skills to every case. Together, our team will work passionately toward reaching a favorable outcome.

If the police have questioned you as part of a criminal investigation or if you have already been arrested and charged, contact us to arrange a free initial consultation with one of our experienced San Diego criminal defense lawyers. From offices in San Diego, our lawyers represent clients in San Diego County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County,Imperial County, and San Bernardino County in Southern California.

Luis Macias, Jr. can be reached at 619-245-4106.

George Siddell can be reached at 619-890-5504.


Legal Team

Luis Macias Jr.,
Attorney At Law

A graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, Mr. Macias served as a law clerk with the Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, and Notes Editor for the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal.

Following completion of his studies, Mr. Macias joined a well-known law firm in San Diego as an associate attorney where he represented public entities and insurance companies in litigation and settlement. Litigating and managing a broad array of cases, Mr. Macias handled complex matters involving high seven-figure claims as well as wrongful death and survival actions.

In 2011, Mr. Macias established his own practice which includes both civil and criminal representation. Motivated by a desire to represent real people in the court room, not insurance companies and corporations, Mr. Macias used the experience and skills gained in his civil practice to expand into criminal law. Mentored by well-known criminal defense attorney George Siddell, Mr. Macias devotes half of his practice to the representation of individuals in misdemeanor and felony matters in State and Federal court.

Mr. Macias has successfully defended individuals in criminal matters ranging from elder abuse/neglect and insurance fraud, to serious and violent felonies such as sexual assault and drug trafficking.

Motivated to protect the constitutional rights of his clients, Mr. Macias represents each client how he would want his family member to be represented. An active member of the community, since 2012 Mr. Macias has devoted some of his time to representing indigent clients in immigration matters, including asylum cases.


A former prosecutor and public defender, Mr. Siddell has been practicing criminal law for more than 42 years. An expert in both criminal defense and immigration law, Mr. Siddell is a well-known attorney in San Diego, El Centro, and throughout Southern California.

Following graduation for the University of San Diego, School of Law, Mr. Siddell served two stints as a Senior Trial Attorney with the Public Defender Office in Imperial County. From 1975 to 1979 he also served as a Deputy District Attorney in Imperial County where he tried major criminal jury trials, and supervised the Family Support Division and the Juvenile Unit.

Following his second term with the public defender, Mr. Siddell established a private practice representing individuals in serious criminal matters in San Diego, and throughout California, since 1983. Mr. Siddell has represented persons in New York, Florida, Arizona, New Mexico, Illinois, Nebraska, and several other locations in the U.S.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Siddell has established himself as an expert in Murder, Manslaughter, and Death Penalty cases, the most serious and difficult of all cases where the stakes are the highest. He has successfully handled 15 death penalty cases, a number few attorneys in California can claim. Not a single client was ever executed.

Known for his honesty and integrity in the legal community, Mr. Siddell intends to complete 50 years of practice. His wife of 32 years died of cancer in 2006, and he has no desire to retire. He has long been interested in education, and in 1993 he obtained a teaching degree in law known as a L.L.M. Since 1983, he has mentored some 15 attorneys, most of whom come from minority backgrounds where English is a second language.

These attorneys have become successful and have pledged to help other young attorneys. This is how Mr. Siddell repays the kindness of the attorneys who were his mentors.


Areas of Practice

Personal Injury

San Diego Personal Injury Attorney

A personal injury is a physical or psychological injury resulting from the negligent or wrongful conduct of another. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it is important to discuss your legal rights with an experienced San Diego Personal Injury Attorney.

Our office offers a free initial case evaluation to discuss your particular case. We can review the circumstances of your accident, the extent of your injuries, and any property damage to determine your available options. Below you will find a brief overview of the service available to you at our firm.

California Personal Injury

Following a personal injury accident, an injured individual may file a claim to recover damages for physical and emotional injury. In addition to pain and suffering, a personal injury victim can recover for financial losses due to medical bills, loss of wages, and other damages.

In the unfortunate event that the victim is killed, surviving family members may be able to file suit on behalf of the deceased against the negligent party. Due to the complexity of personal injury cases, it is extremely important that a reputable San Diego personal injury lawyer is contacted.

Even if you don’t hire us, we will explain how to ensure your personal injury claim is handled properly so you are able to recover the maximum compensation. We are happy to provide you with a free consultation.

  • Auto Accidents
  • Defective or Dangerous Products
  • Dog Bites
  • Slip and Fall/Trip and Fall
  • Wrongful Death

Victims and their family members should not delay in contacting a personal injury attorney because of the time sensitive nature of the case. Failure to file a timely claim within the applicable statute of limitations can mean a complete loss of the right to compensation. In order to establish a strong claim, your personal injury attorney will have to address liability and prove damages. This means that your San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer will need to establish that the person(s) charged is legally responsible for the death or injuries and that the damages claimed are accurate portrayals of the extent of the injuries.

When you select the Law Offices of Luis Macias, we pledge to treat you with the utmost compassion, coupled with the highest caliber of legal representation. We offer a free initial consultation involving San Diego personal injury matters and make it our top priority to provide you with individualized attention throughout the case.

  • Car Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Insurance Bad Faith Claims
  • Dog Bites and Attacks
  • Drunk Drivers
  • Large Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Slip and Fall Accidents

Criminal Defense

“It is the duty of an attorney to never reject, for any consideration personal to himself or herself, the cause of the defenseless or the oppressed.”

Business and Professions Code Section 6068 – Duties of a , San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney.

We successfully handle all types of federal and state criminal matters in San Diego, including:

Drug Charges Lawyer, specializes in 

  • Marijuana possession and distribution
  • Cocaine, heroin, felony drug offenses
  • Prescription drug fraud
  • Website illegal pharmacy, unlicensed drug sales
  • Drug cultivation and manufacturing
  • Federal interstate and international trafficking
  • Drug conspiracy charges
  • Money laundering related to narcotics offenses

Drunk driving, DUI offence

  • First-offense DUI
  • Secondand multiple-offense DUI
  • DUI accidents, vehicular assault, vehicular manslaughter
  • Driving on a suspended license
  • Driver’s license reinstatements
  • DMV Hearings regarding license suspensions

Fraud and white collar offenses

  • Insurance fraud and false claims
  • Federal mail and wire fraud
  • Bank and mortgage fraud
  • Welfare fraud
  • Medicare and Medicaid fraud
  • Income and business tax evasion
  • Federal Internet offenses, website fraud
  • Corporate accounting fraud, embezzlement

Internet crimes

  • Child pornography
  • Website fraud
  • Chat room solicitation of a minor
  • Phishing, ID theft

Sex offenses

  • California Sex Offender Registry crimes
  • Sexual assault, rape
  • Sexual assault of a minor
  • Prostitution, solicitation

Theft and property offenses

  • Auto theft
  • Robbery, armed robbery
  • Breaking and entering, burglary
  • Addiction-related theft offenses
  • Criminal trespass
  • Vandalism, destruction of public property
  • Possession of stolen property, fencing
  • ID theft, check forgery
  • Shoplifting

Violent crimes

  • Aggravated assault, misdemeanor assault, bar fights
  • Domestic violence, domestic assault, child abuse
  • Assault with a weapon, guns charges

Immigration defense and additional criminal law matters

  • Immigration issues affected by the criminal case
  • Conviction appeals
  • Juvenile defense
  • Probation and parole violations
  • Clearing criminal record, expungement, record sealing
  • Bail issues
  • Warrants recalled
  • Traffic violations


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