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Protect Your Life & Your Future
Over 25 Years
Of Experience

With many years of experience in law enforcement and as a prosecutor, I can help you navigate the justice system with confidence and efficiency.


I believe in full transparency. I'll never sugarcoat things or tell you what you want to hear. I'll be upfront with you about your case every step of the way.


With decades of trial experience, I'll do everything I can to protect your rights and fight for a positive outcome for you in court.

Red Bluff, California Criminal Defense Attorney

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Leo G. Barone, Jr.

Criminal Defense Attorney

Born and raised in Red Bluff, California, I'm proud to continue to live and serve this great community. After spending 18 years in law enforcement, I decided to use the knowledge and experience I gained and apply it to the legal side of the criminal justice system. After graduating from Cal Northern School of Law in 1994, I began my legal career as a prosecutor before eventually turning to criminal defense. Now, after more than 22 years defending clients throughout Northern California, I dedicate all of my time and effort to helping those facing criminal charges by protecting their rights and preserving their freedom.


"I love what I do because it affords me the opportunity to help people. That's why I originally got into law enforcement, and it's what continues to drive me as a criminal defense attorney."

Leo G. Barone, Jr.

Protect Your Future & Your Freedom

Anyone who has faced criminal charges understands how damaging a criminal conviction can be. Having a conviction on your record can potentially lead to devastating consequences that can last a lifetime. It can make it difficult for you to find employment, buy a house or rent an apartment, and can even make it difficult to adopt or win custody of your children. With such heavy consequences in the balance, you deserve to have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side every step of the way. I'll work to protect your rights and preserve your freedom.

For over 20 years, I've been working with individuals in Red Bluff and across Northern California to help them stand up and defend themselves against criminal charges. As a former law enforcement officer and criminal prosecutor, I have valuable and unique insights that offer my clients a strong advantage both inside and outside of the courtroom. As an experienced litigator, I make sure all of my clients are prepared for any and all legal challenges that lie ahead. As your attorney, I am committed to doing all that I can to protect your rights and work toward a favorable outcome.

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Don't Wait To Get The Help You Need

If there's one thing I've learned over the years, it's how crucial it is to act fast when you're facing criminal charges. As a former law enforcement officer, I've seen firsthand how much easier it can be to get a conviction without representation. It can be crucial to the outcome of your case to have an experienced criminal defense attorney during police interrogation and all subsequent legal proceedings. All citizens of this country have a right to defend themselves and deserve to have an advocate on their side to protect their rights and help them navigate the criminal justice system.

With over 20 years of criminal defense experience, I'm proud to apply my unique knowledge and experience as a law enforcement officer, criminal prosecutor, and defense attorney to counsel individuals in Red Bluff and Northern California. Whether you've been arrested for a simple DUI or you're facing more serious charges like drug possession or assault, I'll work hard to ensure you have a strong defense as we work toward achieving the best possible outcome for your case. If you or someone you love has been charged, don't wait. Reach out today to get the help you need.