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Rebecka A. Monez – Stanislaus County Litigator of the Year 2023
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Aggressive Modesto Criminal Defense Attorney Standing Up for the Rights of Those Facing Serious Crimes in Stanislaus County

Life pauses the moment you are arrested for a crime. Things that used to be important to you take a back burner as you are forced to devote all your energy towards preserving your freedom. Regardless of whether it’s a first-time DUI arrest or you have a long history and face allegations of a serious violent felony; you need and deserve a Modesto criminal defense attorney who is ready to fight for you—and fight hard. At the Law Office of Rebecka A. Monez, PLC, we proudly represent clients who are facing all types of serious crimes.

Cases We Handle

The Law Office of Rebecka A. Monez handles a wide range of criminal cases in state and federal court on behalf of clients from all walks of life. Some of the cases we handle most often include:

Regardless of the type of case you are charged with, the evidence in the prosecutor’s file and the length of your criminal record, the Law Office of Rebecka A. Monez has what it takes to secure the best possible result in your case.

How to Fight a Criminal Case in Stanislaus County

Obtaining a not-guilty verdict or convincing the prosecution to withdraw or reduce charges takes work. Often prosecutors are dealing with one side of the facts, and unless a lawyer is willing to get creative, prosecutors are going to stick with that version of the story. Thus, fighting a criminal case in Stanislaus County requires an all-hands-on-deck approach from the very beginning of the process.

When most people think about criminal cases, they picture a jury trial. Certainly, a significant number of cases end up in front of a jury, but hearing a jury foreperson utter the words “not guilty” isn’t the only way to beat a case.

Rebecka Monez has developed a tried-and-true approach to ensure her clients; cases affect their futures as little as possible. This starts with an in-depth investigation into the factual allegations that gave rise to the charges.


Prosecutors don’t want to lose at trial, and so they tend to make the best offers when they know losing is an option. However, it is important not to appear desperate when negotiating a plea. By conducting a thorough investigation into the factual and legal problems with a prosecutor’s case before beginning plea negotiations, Attorney Monez is often able to come to quick resolutions that favor her clients. For example, seemingly minor inconsistencies in a witness’s testimony or questionable police conduct leading up to a search can be used as strong negotiation points when discussing plea agreements with prosecutors.

Pre-Trial Motions Practice

Perhaps the most common defense in many criminal cases is a pre-trial motion to suppress. A motion to suppress is a stage in the criminal trial process where a defendant seeks to have certain evidence declared inadmissible, usually because it was obtained in violation of their constitutional rights. For example, police officers must have reasonable suspicion or probable cause (depending on the circumstances) to stop you. If an officer can’t justify their actions, the evidence they recovered cannot come into trial. Successful motions to suppress often lead to the prosecution withdrawing certain charges or dropping a case entirely.


At the Law Offices of Rebecka A. Monez, we prepare every case as though it is going to trial. One of the things that make us unique is that we enjoy litigating cases on behalf of our clients. Whether we are laying the groundwork to impeach the lead witness, presenting compelling defense witnesses or explaining how the law doesn’t criminalize our client’s conduct, we are always prepared to head into the courtroom and swear in a jury.

Why Choose the Law Office of Rebecka A. Monez?

If you’ve been arrested in Stanislaus County, you have many options when it comes to criminal defense attorneys. And the truth is, most of these attorneys are capable of effectively handling your case. However, when your future and your freedom are on the line, you need more than effective representation; you need exceptional representation. The Law Office of Rebecka A. Monez is a criminal defense law firm, not a business. Unlike many other criminal defense firms in Modesto, Attorney Monez works personally with every client who walks through her door and handles every case herself. So you won’t be surprised to see a lawyer whom you’ve never met and never spoken to show up to court to represent you.

Attorney Monez has the experience, knowledge and tenacity to handle any case. From the moment she gets involved in your case, she hits the ground running, investigating the government’s allegations, tracking down and interviewing witnesses, reviewing police reports and other discovery, and keeping a watchful eye out for any inconsistencies or irregularities that can introduce doubt into the government’s case.

When prosecutors see “Rebecka Monez” listed as counsel of record, they know they are in for a fight. As an experienced litigator who spends the majority of her day in court litigating on behalf of her clients, Attorney Monez knows what it takes to obtain the best possible result in her clients; cases. All this litigation experience has also given Attorney Monez great bargaining power when it comes to securing favorable plea agreements. Prosecutors know that we are not going to advise our clients to take a plea just because we’re busy or don’t feel like preparing a case for trial—we live for litigating our clients’ cases.

If you want a lawyer who will fight for you at every step of the way and will not push a plea deal on you, contact the Law Office of Rebecka A. Monez to schedule a free consultation.

Are You Facing Criminal Charges in Modesto?

If you were recently arrested and charged with a crime in Stanislaus County, reach out to the Law Office of Rebecka A. Monez. Attorney Monez is immediately available to meet with you in her office or in any of the local jails and prisons to discuss your case and explain how we can help. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation today, call 209-554-6446. You can also connect with us through our online contact form.

Rebecka A. Monez – Stanislaus County Litigator of the Year 2023

2023 Litigator of the Year

The American Institute of Trial Lawyers is an invitation-only professional organization composed of premier trial attorneys from each state.  These attorneys exemplify the very best qualities and qualifications of an attorney.  Each attorney must meet stringent qualifications as a civil or criminal trial attorney.

An attorney who is selected as a Litigator of the Year possesses the knowledge, skill, experience, and success of a seasoned litigator.  Very few attorneys from each region will receive such recognition.  In fact, less than .03% of attorneys will even be nominated.  This recognition is given out yearly.

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We met with Rebecka regarding a family law matter and were very impressed with the fact she took the time to listen and hear us out completely. She asked clarifying questions and then gave us her opinion and...

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I was very pleased with how she fought to help me out and expedite the process. Without her help I would have been waiting a long time to close this case. I highly recommend her to anyone because of how she...


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