Los Angeles and Ventura County Criminal Defense Attorney

Background, Training, and Experience

jennifer_monroeJennifer Monroe has the background, training, and experience to protect your rights and defend your case. She was formally trained in criminal law and procedure at Loyola Law School of Los Angeles and was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2000. (State Bar #210650). She has also completed additional specialized training to stay current with changes and trends in criminal law. She also has over 15 years of practical hands on experience in criminal law reviewing, evaluating, and negotiating criminal cases. For years as a prosecutor, she decided what charges to file and what offers to make. Jennifer Monroe is now on your side and can use her vast experience, training, and knowledge to help you achieve the best possible outcome of your criminal case.

Jennifer Monroe served as a prosecuting Deputy District Attorney and Deputy City Attorney for seven years. During her seven years as a prosecutor Jennifer Monroe was responsible for all aspects of the prosecution of misdemeanor, felony, and Major Narcotic cases. She has personally handled every crime listed in the Areas of Practice and many more obscure crimes of the Penal Code, Vehicle Code, and local Municipal Codes. Please contact Jennifer Monroe directly if you are charged with a crime not listed. As a former prosecutor Jennifer Monroe has experience with each of these crimes evaluating their strengths and weaknesses to determine what charges to file, and what sentence to seek. She can now use those skills to evaluate your case and seek the best possible outcome for you.

She is experienced in all stages of prosecution including: investigation, filing, office hearing, demurrer, arraignment, bail hearing, pre-trial, pre-trial motions, motion to suppress evidence, preliminary hearing, arraignment on the information, motion to set aside the information, sentencing and in many cases through jury trial. She has also handled post-conviction matters including monitoring defendants and their conditions of probation, probation violation hearings, motions to modify probation, motions to terminate probation, and expungements.
When not working behind the scenes reviewing and charging cases, Jennifer Monroe spent most of her time as a prosecutor in court negotiating cases with defense counsel and the judge. While a prosecutor she settled thousands of cases through plea bargaining, conducted many misdemeanor and felony jury trials, and presented over 100 felony preliminary hearings.

Yes it is true; during her seven year career as a prosecutor she handled thousands of cases because on any given day Jennifer Monroe handled more cases in court than other criminal defense attorneys handle in a year. Jennifer Monroe is now on your side and will use all that training and experience to protect your rights and help you seek the best result possible in your case.

Jennifer Monroe was trained in the following areas by the California District Attorneys Association:

  • Discovery
  • Evidence
  • Identity Theft
  • Mental Defenses
  • Narcotics
  • Preliminary Hearings
  • Pretrial Motions
  • Search & Seizure
  • Self-Defense
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Vehicular Homicide

Jennifer Monroe was trained in the following areas by the California Public Defender Association:

  • Advanced Trial Skills
  • Basic Trial Skills
  • DNA
  • DUI
  • DMV Hearings
  • Ethics
  • Ethics Issues Surrounding DUI’s
  • Effective Jury Selection
  • Forensic Evidence
  • Gang Cases
  • Juror Competency
  • Juvenile Law

Jennifer Monroe has additional Specialized Training in:

  • Understanding and Defending DUI Cases
  • Technology in Trial