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Santa Barbara Criminal Defense Lawyers Unparalleled Representation from Former Prosecutors

With more than 40 years of combined experience, we have the knowledge and skill to pursue the best possible outcome. 

Santa Barbara Criminal Defense Attorneys

Arrested? Contact Us Today at (805) 467-6060!

After being arrested, it is common to face a great deal of fear and anxiety about your rights and future. As such, our legal team is here for you when you need us most. Due to the serious nature of your case, it would be within your best interests to secure the immediate representation of Appel & Morse, especially if your immigration status is a factor.

With over 40 years' combined experience, we have been proudly defending the rights of the accused on the Central Coast and are fully equipped to provide you with the aggressive advocacy that you need.

Our Santa Barbara criminal defense lawyers will treat you with the care and respect that you deserve while we aggressively pursue the best possible outcome for your case.

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Husband & Wife Duo

At Appel & Morse, we work to ensure our clients understand what is happening with their cases and how to best defend their interests. Our mission is to obtain the best results based on a true understanding of each client's unique circumstances.

Hear From Our Satisfied Clients

Client Satisfaction Is Our Top Priority
  • Ian is awesome and I highly recommend him to anyone in my circumstance.

    “Ian is awesome and I highly recommend him to anyone in my circumstance.”

    - Jeff E.
  • He is a great lawyer and very firm with the judge and with the DA .

    “He is the perfect lawyer for criminal cases. Thank you Ian.”

    - Anonymous
  • MOST Patient & kind! Clients are a priority!

    “MOST Patient & kind! Clients are a priority!”

    - Natasha
  • Our family could not be happier with the way Ian handed our cases.

    “Our family could not be happier with the way Ian handed our cases.”

    - Chris
  • He's the best lawyer I ever had the pleasure to work with.

    “He's the best lawyer I ever had the pleasure to work with.”

    - Johnny

Why Choose Appel & Morse?

Here Are Six Reasons
  • Husband & Wife Duo Defending You
  • Flexible Appointment Availability
  • Former Deputy District Attorneys
  • Backed by 40+ Years of Legal Experience
  • Extensive Trial Experience on Your Side
  • Free Criminal Consultations Available

Put Our Extensive Experience to Work for You

We Will Tirelessly Pursue the Best Possible Outcome

If you or someone you know has been arrested or is facing charges for a criminal offense, we strongly advise you to secure our supportive assistance as soon as possible. We have a complete understanding of how criminal prosecutions work and can give you the upper hand in court. Our reliable Santa Barbara criminal defense lawyers will walk with you every step of the way and completely educate you about your rights and legal options so that you are better able to make informed decisions.

Contact Appel & Morse

We Strongly Advise You to Secure Our Assistance as Soon as Possible.

209 E. Anapamu St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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