About Us

Edward R. Muñoz, Esq. 

Edward Muñoz has over 40 years of combined litigation experience. For over a decade, he worked as a Deputy District Attorney, investigating major narcotics and drug-related cases.  He also worked in the Homicide Unit of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.  By the time he was voted Deputy District Attorney of the year in 1984-1985, Mr. Muñoz had worked on nearly 150 different criminal court cases involving the most heinous of crimes, including drug trafficking and homicide.  An extensive background in prosecution gives Mr. Muñoz the insight and knowledge to now DEFEND the wrongly accused. Leveraging his first-hand knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses in a prosecutor’s case, Mr. Muñoz will fight to ensure your lawful rights are secure.

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Santa Ana Criminal Defense Attorney 

If you or a loved one have been charged with a crime, you need to move quickly to protect yourself.  After serving for over 10 years as a prosecutor for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Muñoz knows very well that a prosecutor is most likely not going to charge you unless the District Attorney’s office feels it has a very high chance of obtaining a guilty verdict – and he knows what prosecutors go through to build a strong enough case to prove you guilty.  Muñoz & Associates will aggressively litigate your case, utilizing all resources, analyzing evidence, and researching case law all in an effort to defend your rights… and your freedom.

What Do I Do After Being Arrested? 

If you have been arrested for a crime in Orange County, it is needless to say that you have an uphill battle in front of you. Orange County prosecutors and District Attorneys are eager to press charges and push for quick and stiff penalty.  Keeping our community safe is the primary job of the District Attorney’s Office. The safety and well being of Orange County citizens rests upon their offices’ ability to enforce rules and laws.  If a person breaks those rules, and abuses those laws, the D.A. is expected to make an example out of those individuals.  If you feel that you were wrongly accused, or if you feel that your involvement or role in a crime has not been framed accurately, Mr. Muñoz will work with you to protect your rights. Muñoz & Associates handles these types of cases, as well as others:

  • Felony Drug Possession
  • Drug Cases
  • DUI
  • Assault & Battery
  • Violent Crimes
  • Sex Offenses
  • White Collar & Financial Crimes
  • Murder
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Intent to Distribute
  • Possession with the Intent to Sell
  • Drug Conspiracy Cases
  • Manufacturing
  • Fraud & Embezzlement
  • Money Laundering
  • Wire Fraud
  • Juvenile Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence

Will I Go To Jail Or Prison? 

This is usually the first question we get asked by our clients.  The true answer is:  Possibly, yes.  If you or a loved one have been charged with a crime by the District Attorney’s Office or Federal Agency, most likely the prosecution has evidence they believe proves your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. You need to look at it this way.  A prosecutor does not want to lose.  It makes them and their office look bad.  A prosecutor, whether at State or Federal level, does not want to press charges against completely innocent people.  So, if you have been arrested and charged, the prosecutor typically feels you are already guilty.  A good Criminal Defense Attorney can mean the difference between serving a prison sentence and you walking home free.

Additionally, prosecutors are notorious for over charging.  That is, they may charge you with the most serious crime possible, when in reality you may have committed a much lesser crime.

Call us today for a free consultation.