The Law Office of Tara Haaland-Ford


The Law Office of Tara Haaland-Ford. Strictly Criminal Defense.

At the Law Office of Tara Haaland-Ford, we only handle criminal defense cases. This approach allows us to ensure that your case receives the experienced and dedicated attention that it needs. When an individual is charged with a crime, whether that person is you, a friend, or a loved one, we understand that you are confused, worried, and unsure as to how you should proceed. Knowledge is power and knowledge is key. Speaking with a qualified criminal defense lawyer can not only help calm your nerves, but can also be the key to preserving your rights and the key to ensuring that your case is handled in a manner that will maximize the likelihood that it will be resolved in a desirable manner. Our office can and will meet with you to assess you case, explain your rights, and discuss your options during a FREE confidential initial consultation.

Our Criminal Defense Experience.

Ms. Haaland-Ford has dedicated her entire career to criminal defense since graduating from law school in 2000. She is the current secretary of the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Commission and the President of the Santa Barbara Teen Legal Clinic.

Mr. Balash is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist. He has been handling criminal matters for 30 years, including high profile and death penalty cases with special expertise in sex crimes and serious felonies. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and the London Times. Steve Balash is a sole practitioner working in the same office suite as Tara Haaland-Ford.

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Our Criminal Defense Practice Areas.

At the Law Office of Tara Haaland-Ford, our Santa Barbara criminal defense practice handles all levels of criminal defense matters in the greater Santa Barbara area. This includes criminal defense representation for traffic matters, DUI, theft, alcohol and drug related offenses, assault and battery, juvenile cases, domestic violence, sex offenses, homicide and various other criminal law related matters.

If you, a friend, or a loved one has been charged with a crime in Santa Barbara County, has a pending criminal case in the Santa Barbara Superior Court, has been cited or arrested for a crime in Santa Barbara County or you are facing a pending criminal investigation, contact our office immediately to speak with criminal defense attorney in Santa Barbara, California.

Our Office Can Be Reached 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week
Call (805) 962-3344

Please visit our Contact Us page to schedule a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION with a Qualified Santa Barbara Defense Attorney. Our experienced Santa Barbara Criminal Defense Attorney staff will contact you shortly to assess your situation.
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