Outstanding Defense Lawyers For Tough Criminal Cases


150+ Years of Combined Experience - (831) 704-1852

A criminal investigation or arrest can be a frightening experience. This is especially true for those who have never dealt with the criminal justice system before. You may be worried about your family, your finances, your reputation, and your future. Getting trusted legal help should be your first priority in handling any criminal matter. You should not answer questions from law enforcement or face the rest of this daunting experience alone. An accomplished lawyer can protect your legal rights from the onset of your case while thoroughly investigating the alleged charges against you.

California Board of Legal SpecializationAt The Worthington Law Centre, our Salinas criminal defense lawyers are experts in the field of defending clients in all types of misdemeanors and felonies. Board Certified by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization, we have reached the pinnacle of education and training in criminal defense. Add to this our decades of combined experience and excellent case results and you can be confident that your legal problem will be handled with the utmost care and skill. While no lawyer can promise results, our proven track record speaks for itself.

Contact our firm for a consultation about your case through our online form or at (831) 704-1852.

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Criminal Defense Cases

Our attorneys have provided legal representation to adults and juveniles in and around the area for years. We have defended people in both state and federal cases from all walks of life, including professionals, law enforcement officials, elected officials, and foreign nationals.

We bring attentive client service, a welcoming environment, and decades of professional achievement to every case with which we are entrusted. Our Salinas criminal defense lawyers have been the recipients of numerous awards and achievements, including top ratings from Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ and The Best Lawyers in America.

Superior Legal Support

Regardless of the nature of the allegations you are facing, it is best to avail yourself of a law firm that has demonstrated its excellence throughout its history. You may have legal options unknown to you that our firm can establish; we will work tirelessly on your behalf to build an effective defense strategy seeking favorable results. We understand the importance of our job as it relates to your life and your future, which is why we are committed to providing superior legal support.

Phone The Worthington Law Centre today for a consultation at (831) 704-1852.

Notable Cases & Results

  • Dismissed Domestic Violence Allegation
  • Reduced to Misdemeanor; No Jail Time Imposed. Possession of Assault Weapon
  • Probation, Home Confinement and No Sex-Offender Man Accused of Using Craig's List to Contact Minor for Sex
  • Dismissed Rape Charges
  • Probation Molest Victim Charged with Attempted Murder of His Assailant
  • Convicted of Lesser Offense Voluntary Manslaughter
    Coach from Robert Louis Stevenson School Charged with Murder of His Daughter's Boyfriend Convicted of Lesser Offense of Voluntary Manslaughter
  • Misdemeanor Treatment with Probation and No Jail Local Retired Dentist Charged with Felony Child Endangerment Facing a Six Year Prison Term
  • Probation and Only One Strike 18-Year-Old Young Man Facing Six Years in State Prison and Two Strikes
  • Probation 28 Year Old Salinas Man Facing 13 Years in State Prison for Weapons Charges with Gang Enhancements
  • Not Guilty Verdicts Sleep Technician Accused of Touching Patients in a Sexual Manner
    Sleep Technician Accused of Touching Patients in a Sexual Manner Receives Not Guilty Verdicts on All Charges Except One Resulting in a Hung Jury

Our Testimonials

See What Our Clients Have to Say
  • “No words can truly express our complete satisfaction with their services.”

    Hipolity & Leticia M.

  • “This has been anxiety-filled process, but we could not imagine having hired a better firm to get us though this process. Our gratitude for everything.”

    John & Cynthia B.

  • “The hard work, your time, your perseverance, your dedication and your efforts, helped in the end result of Emma’s Case.”

    Guadalupe B.

  • “I feel fortunate that I made the best decision to hire Tom Worthington”

    Sandy K.

  • “Hard work, diligence and perseverance. ”


  • “I can’t express enough how satisfied I was with your services and your professional staff. ”

    Former Client

  • “My family and I will never forget all that you and your staff have done for us.”

    August J S.

  • “Tom and Brian Worthington are the real deal!”

    Nick B.

  • “Successful results with my criminal case that was my concern.”

    Mrs. Cortez

  • “I personally feel you did a superb job, and I thank you once again. ”

    Mario C.

  • “On behalf of my entire family, thank you so much, Brian, for your amazing efforts and superhuman compassion as you shepherded us through this awful experience.”

    James K.

  • “From the very beginning of my legal tribulation, Mr. Brian Worthington and his team- showed genuine interest.”


  • “Worthington law firm worked at providing the highest quality of professionalism and attention to detail that I needed to prove my innocence and to win my case.”

    Darla M.

  • “I was glad I called Tom & his group”

    Mel Jenkins