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Assault & Battery

If you have been charged with battery, assault, making terroristic threats, or other related charges, you should consult with an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney.

Drug Crimes

Drug crimes defense requires legal strategy tailored to state or federal charges. Many state drug charges are eligible for drug diversion, Proposition 36 or other types of alternative sentencing.

Sexual Offenses

When a person has been charged with a sex crime, that person's reputation immediately changes. You no longer have the benefit of the doubt. Others may immediately distance themselves from you.

DUI Defense

Accepting DUI charges means penalties such as large fines, years of high insurance rates, hours of drunk driving school, community service, and even jail-time.

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Oliver Cleary has trial experience which spans both State and Federal court where he has successfully defended individuals accused of sexual abuse, lewd conduct, and a variety of felony and misdemeanor accusations.


About Oliver P. Cleary

Mr. Cleary is the son of Irish immigrants and a first generation American. After graduating from the Bishop's School in La Jolla, California, he attended Tulane University receiving his Bachelor's degree in Political Science in 1989. Mr. Cleary continued his studies at Tulane University Law School, graduating in 1992 before returning to California to start his practice. He dedicates his practice to the wrongfully accused in both State and Federal Trial Courts, gaining considerable and wide-ranging experience representing persons and corporations accused of criminal conduct...

  • Bar Admission

    California, 1993

    U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

  • Education

    Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1992 J.D.

    Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1989 B.A.

  • Professional Ratings

    AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell: 4.4 out of 5

Professional Associations & Memberships
  • Desert Bar Association
  • Riverside Bar Association
  • California Attorney's for Criminal Justice
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Central & Southern District of California

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