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Oceanside Criminal Defense Attorney

Attorney Joni Eisenstein

If you are facing criminal charges, no matter how minor they may seem, they have the potential to greatly impact your future. Don’t leave your freedom up to chance. You need an expert criminal defense attorney who understands the Southern California legal system and has tried thousands of cases in her more than 25 years in the courts. Oceanside Criminal Defense Attorney Joni Eisenstein will fight on your behalf to make sure that you get your fair day in San Diego Superior Court in Vista, CA. Don’t wait to secure a top criminal defense lawyer. The sooner you seek legal representation, the sooner you can start building a strong defense. You need a criminal defense lawyer who can quickly investigate your case, find witnesses, secure expert testimony and do what it takes to get you a positive result in your case.

Remember, any criminal charge in Oceanside and Vista can result in life-altering consequences like fines, incarceration or a criminal record that can follow you indefinitely. Protect yourself by securing a criminal defense attorney who has the experience, resources, and determination to defend your rights and your reputation when facing serious criminal charges. This decision could be the most important one of your life. Make sure you choose an Oceanside criminal defense lawyer like Joni Eisenstein who knows how to fight for your rights and for your future.

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Your legal matter will never be passed off to an inexperienced associate.

As a solo practitioner, Ms. Eisenstein utilizes her experience, advocacy skills and  relationships with court staff, judges and prosecutors to handle every client's case personally









Oceanside Criminal Attorney with Experience That Matters

Attorney Joni Eisenstein is an experienced San Diego Criminal Attorney who handles infraction, misdemeanor and felony charges including assault and battery, domestic violence, drug charges, DUI, gang cases, guns and weapons, minors in possession, theft and embezzlement, traffic violations and all other criminal court cases in Oceanside and Vista.

Joni Eisenstein understands the emotional and social toll a potential conviction can have on clients and their families. She has successfully represented clients in Oceanside and Vista for over 25 years with the personalized attention and respect that they need to get through this difficult time. Ms. Eisenstein has the drive and dedication to help her clients navigate the criminal justice system as their highly competent partner and unrelenting advocate.

With a reputation in the local courts as a confident, skilled and relentless criminal defense attorney, Joni Eisenstein will fight tirelessly to get you the best outcome possible for your case. Her extensive experience in San Diego courtrooms means that she is well-versed in California state law and has the relationships with judges, district attorneys and probation departments that you need to put up the strongest fight for your rights.


  • Joni saved my life!!
    Conclusions first, she charged me with the lowest price I was able to find AND got my high speed ticket dismissed completely!
    I got caught with a high speed ticket over 100mph.
    This event was very catastrophic to me as I was going through very tough times.
    I was getting quotes from the internet and other law offices, but I found Joni who has stellar reviews on both Google and Yelp, and when I contacted her office, her charge was $100 cheaper than the lowest quote I got from other offices!
    The office gave me prompt responses to my email inquiries, and Edith, Joni's paralegal, was extremely helpful and sincere.
    My life was figuratively tearing into pieces at the time and I messed up on my check for the fee 2 days before my court date, but Edith helped me find alternative and timely way to pay the fee, and I was rightfully represented at the court by Joni.
    I did not have to do anything after that. Didn't have to appear at court, wasn't asked for any kind of documents. Literally just focused on living my life, getting through the days and Voila! I just got an email today that my ticket is dismissed!! No fine, no points on my license, no traffic school!
    This is probably the best news I've gotten since 2020 as my year started off very rough with my dad being diagnosed with a terminal disease. I am currently in the midst of trying to get a loan and save up so he can get a surgery. I would have been devastated if I had to pay a huge fine and have my insurance premiums go up.

    Thank you so much, Joni! Thanks to Edith as well!
    I am so grateful and relieved!!
    Keep up the good work!

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  • If you need an attorney, look no further. I can’t recommend Joni enough. I hired her to help a family member and she was amazing from the very beginning. I reached out her online on a holiday and she texted me back within minutes. She advocated for my family member and explained the process and options to us. She responds to calls, texts and emails immediately and she is a pleasure to work with. We were scared and didn't know what to expect and Joni guided us through the process. She is kind and non-judgmental and we are so thankful for her and for placing our trust in her. My family member has mental health and substance abuse issues and was refusing treatment. Joni was able to convince the judge to order treatment in lieu of the community service hours she had been ordered to perform. My family member accepted the treatment and is doing well today. Without the judge ordering the treatment due to Joni's recommendation/request my family member would have never accepted lifesaving treatment. We are indebted to you Joni! Thank you so very much.

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    James Fix
  • Joni is one of the best attorneys I have ever had. She gets results, is well known and well liked all over SD county. Highly recommend her to anyone needing legal assistance.

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    Daniel Martinez
  • Thank you Joni! After I was issued a red light camera ticket while my family and I where on vacation in California from New Jersey, I thought I'd have no shot at having this ticket reduced or dismissed. I did some research online and read some reviews that lead me to Joni. I'm usually skeptical when reading online reviews but I must say my feelings where wrong. I am extremely satisfied with my choice. Joni saved me points on my license and a hefty fine by fighting to have this ticket dismissed. Could have never done it myself living on the east coast. Thanks again Joni!

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    Daniel Mckay
  • Joni handled my case as if it were her own. She kept me informed of the developments at every step in the process. I strongly recommend her. Unlike many lawyers, she returned my calls promptly and came up with defenses I would have never thought of. I hope I never have to hire a lawyer again, but if I do, I know who it will be.

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An Oceanside Criminal Defense Attorney That Can Fight for You

When your future is on the line, you can’t afford to navigate the complexities of the criminal justice system on your own. Joni Eisenstein is a respected criminal defense attorney who has years of experience in effectively representing clients in criminal matters. Some of the outcomes she has been able to achieve for her clients include:

  • Convincing the District Attorney’s office to not file charges
  • Getting cases dismissed for violation of a client’s constitutional rights
  • Getting felony charges reduced to misdemeanors
  • Obtaining favorable plea bargains
  • Having a client exonerated of all charges after trial

If you are being investigated by law enforcement for a crime, have criminal charges pending against you, or have previously been convicted of a criminal offense, do not wait to contact the office of Oceanside Criminal Attorney Joni Eisenstein.

Serving Oceanside, Vista and San Diego County for Over 25 Years

The Oceanside and Vista criminal defense office of Joni Eisenstein specializes in providing expert legal representation in all Southern California State Criminal, Traffic and Juvenile Courts, including California Superior courts located in San Diego County: Kearney Mesa Superior Court, Vista Superior Court, San Diego Superior Court, Chula Vista Superior Court and El Cajon Superior Court.

Contact the Law Office of Criminal Defense Attorney
Joni Eisenstein Today

When you are facing serious criminal charges in Oceanside or Vista, you need Criminal Defense Attorney Joni Eisenstein on your side. With over 25 years of experience in the courtroom, she acts fearlessly and aggressively on behalf of her clients. Joni Eisenstein believes that everyone deserves a quality defense, and she is ready to fight with you to get your criminal charges reduced or dropped.

Contact Joni Eisenstein’s office online or by calling 760.721.3161 for a free 1-hour consultation.

Ms. Eisenstein will personally review your case with you and explore the options for your legal defense. This may be one of the biggest decisions of your life. Don’t wait to get the help you need.