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“You Are Not A Case Number Or A File, You Are A Person And Deserve To Be Treated Like A Person No Matter What You Have Been Accused Of.”

– Principal Attorney, Sam A. Salhab, Esq.

Being accused of a Misdemeanor or Felony offense (including DUI or Drug Possession) is no light matter, and you will need a competent Criminal Defense attorney by your side.  Fresno Criminal Defense lawyer Sam Salhab has dedicated his professional career to providing solutions to those who face criminal charges. Because of the emphasis on personalized attention he firmly believes every client deserves, Sam’s services are sought after by people of all walks of life.

Sam Salhab is committed to understanding your side of the story and giving you the best possible legal advice in your case. With his strong background in helping clients facing serious allegations and his concentration in the field, Sam will provide you with experienced and sound legal advice to help resolve your case with the most favorable result possible.

If you take your case and future seriously and want an attorney that does the same, call our office today.


Facing a criminal charge is an overwhelming and frightening time in a person’s life. It is easy to get depressed, as one may not know where to turn, or what one’s options are. That’s where the Law Office of Sam Salhab comes in. We will help answer all questions that you may have regarding your case and offer experienced legal advice to help alleviate any of your concerns during this difficult time.


Sam Salhab is dedicated to providing the finest and most competent legal representation to his clients. The way the criminal justice system is run today, those charged with crimes often feel like they have little influence or say in the outcome of their case. They feel like the lawyer that they have has done little or nothing to move their case forward, or that they are being forced into a “deal” or plea-bargain that is not in their best interests. Not surprisingly, many clients have not even seen their police reports or even received a copy of the complaint against them. Sam believes that every client deserves personalized attention when it comes to their legal matter, and this is why Sam’s services are so sought after. Here is a small biography describing Sam’s roots in the legal field and his approach to helping clients.

​ Sam developed time management skills, a strong work ethic, and an ability to effectively manage people and information as a law student at the Thomas Jefferson School Of Law in San Diego, California. Specifically, Sam served as Secretary of the on-campus chapter of the National Lawyer’s Guild, an organization devoted to making sure that human rights always trump corporate rights. Sam also served as President of the law school’s Entertainment Law Society. During Sam’s tenure at these organizations, he organized large on-campus symposiums and spent extensive time coordinating keynote speakers and raising funds. While in law school, Sam gained valuable skills in criminal defense at the San Diego County Office of the Public Defender. As a legal intern, his responsibilities included assisting with misdemeanor arraignments, counseling clients, providing legal research, and drafting memoranda on criminal procedure and evidentiary issues.

In fact, Sam’s advocacy of civil rights and liberties while in law school earned him the Charles T. Bumer Civil Libertarian award, which is conferred to individuals demonstrating a continued effort and dedication toward protecting and defending the civil liberties of the indigent. Finally, Sam passionately represented the indigent of Fresno County at the Law Offices of the Public Defender and as appointed conflict counsel. Sam’s responsibilities included felony and misdemeanor trials, pre-trial motions, investigations, preliminary hearings, and motions. Sam has conducted over twenty-five (25) jury trials, and managed a caseload including three “strikes” and other life top cases. Sam was also a lead attorney in Fresno County’s D.U.I. Court Pilot Program, which aimed to find sentencing alternatives for third time D.U.I offenders in order to avoid the mandatory 120-day minimum jail time where the third offense occurred within a 10-year period. While managing a heavy caseload, Sam have been able to provide high quality legal counsel to each one of his clients, which he takes great pride in.

Currently, Sam maintains law offices in Fresno, San Francisco, and Orange County, California.  His excellent results and hard work ethic have gained him a national reputation amongst both lawyers and clients alike. Most notably, Sam was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine three (3) years in a row, and a Legal Superstar by Newsweek Magazine.  He was also name Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association.



Juris Doctor, December 2004
• Recipient of Charles T. Bumer Libertarian Award
• Secretary of the National Lawyers Guild
• President of Entertainment Law Society
• Pro Bono Honors Award

Bachelor of Arts, Management Information Systems, December 2000
• Golden Key National Honor Society
• Management Information Society

• State Bar of California
• Eastern District of California Federal Court


• Super Lawyers – Rising Star 2014, 2015, and 2016
Newsweek Magazine – Legal Superstar 2015
• The National Trial Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40 – 2014
• AVVO Rated Superb

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At the Law Office of Sam Salhab, you will receive the most aggressive legal representation available. Choosing the right legal team is crucial to your case and your future. An arrest is not a conviction! Whether you are accused of a DUI or a more severe offense, the prosecutor’s objective is to convict you. If you or a loved one has been accused of committing a crime, effective legal representation is a must. Contact the Criminal Lawyers at the Law Office of Sam Salhab, so we can begin to formulate a solid defense of you or your loved one today.

Most crimes committed in California are prosecuted under State law in a California State court. A Federal crime or offense can be many things. First, any crime committed on Federal property can be prosecuted in a Federal Court. There are also many offenses included in the category of "Federal Crime," such as Accounting Fraud, Wire Fraud and Re-rentry After Deportation. Our Fresno Criminal Defense Attorneys are skilled in fighting Federal Charges. We have successfully defended clients charged with all types of Federal Crimes. At the Law Office of Sam Salhab, we are experienced Federal Criminal Lawyers that will provide you with aggressive and reliable legal representation at an affordable price. Federal crimes can involve interstate commerce, the post office, IRS, government buildings and military bases. They include offenses such as:

• Mail fraud

• Tax fraud and evasion

• Kidnapping across state lines

• Interstate drug trafficking

• Bank robbery

• Welfare fraud

• Social security fraud

• Theft of military property

• Organized crime

• White collar crime

• Weapons crimes.


If you have been arrested for a Federal crime, please call the Law Office of Sam Salhab today to schedule a free consultation.

Are you looking to have your arrest record expunged or sealed in Orange County, California? Is your criminal record holding you back from a job or housing opportunities? An expungement of your criminal record can be very affordable, especially when you consider the fact that you may be taking a lower-paying position at work, or worse yet, the loss of your job or professional license as the result of a background check. The bottom line is that it is more difficult for you to pursue a job or housing if you have a criminal record. If you have been arrested and convicted for any criminal offense, call our Fresno Expungement Lawyers today and ask about our free consultations.

Take the proper measures to keep your DUI arrest from negatively impacting your future. The first step is to hire an experienced Fresno DUI defense lawyer. Seeking well qualified and experienced representation will greatly benefit you during this tough time. At The Law Office of Sam Salhab, we aggressively represent our clients. We are experienced in the processes involved with DUI offenses in Fresno California. We know how to defend you every step of the way. Our DUI Defense team has successfully handled thousands of cases. Call us for a free consultation today!

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