About Michael

Michael E. Cindrich is best known for being a fierce litigator and one of the top cannabis attorneys in California. He has had dozens of cases dismissed by prosecutors and judges, and has won “Not Guilty” verdicts on several high profile cases. In one year he had three felony cases dismissed during the pretrial phase based on successfully establishing illegal search and seizures by law enforcement. In 2016, Michael Cindrich won three “Not Guilty” verdicts on felony cases with less than fifteen minutes of jury deliberations. On the business side, Mr. Cindrich has advised thousands of entrepreneurs in numerous aspects of business law and regulatory compliance in the cannabis industry. For more information on Mr. Cindrich’s cannabis-related work, click here.

Prior to working in private practice, Michael Cindrich was a Prosecutor for the San Diego District Attorney’s Office where he was lead counsel on dozens of misdemeanor and felony cases. During that time, Mr. Cindrich successfully litigated and negotiated cases ranging from Gang Injunctions and DUIs to more serious charges such as Robbery, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Burglary and Kidnapping. Having gained valuable trial experience and extensive knowledge of the San Diego Courts, Mr. Cindrich decided to pursue his true passion of becoming a criminal defense attorney. In private practice, Mr. Cindrich continues to be respected by prosecutors and judges for his zealous yet professional demeanor.

While attending law school in San Diego, Mr. Cindrich performed Pro Bono Work for the California Innocence Project, an organization investigating inmate claims of wrongful conviction. Because of Mr. Cindrich’s time and effort dedicated to the Project, he was awarded the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal services by the State Bar of California. Mr. Cindrich continues to be involved in the community by giving presentations regarding current DUI and drug laws.

Mr. Cindrich understands that your legal matters are of critical importance to you, and the lawyer you choose matters. He takes the time to get to know you, to understand your situation, to explain the issues, and to help you develop a proactive and effective strategy designed to help you reach your goals. The Law Offices of Michael E. Cindrich, APC has the relevant experience and only one goal: helping you successfully navigate the legal process.

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  • Cannabis Law

    Cannabis Law

    We are one of the top firms in California for cannabis-related representation. Learn More
  • Asset Forfeiture

    Asset Forfeiture

    We have been successful in recovering hundreds of thousands of dollars and other items that were wrongfully seized by law enforcement. Learn More
  • DUI Defense

    DUI Defense

    We're known throughout Southern California as an authority on DUI cases and is respected for his aggressive approach to defending his clients. Learn More
  • Business Law

    Business Law

    We can assist in corporate formation, business transactions, and regulatory compliance. Learn More
  • Federal Crimes

    Federal Crimes

    A federal crime or federal offense is a crime that is either made illegal by U.S. federal law or a crime that occurs on U.S. federal property. Learn More
  • Drug Crimes

    Drug Crimes

    The Law Offices of Michael E. Cindrich has extensive experience in handling drug cases of any type. Learn More

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