criminal defense attorney in Sacramento

If you have been contacted by law enforcement, now is the time to contact Law Offices of Alin Cintean by calling (916) 441-3500.

It is not uncommon for someone to have no knowledge that they are being investigated until a federal agent or a detective attempts to make contact and obtain a statement. Most often the contact will be attempted in person but it is also not uncommon for law enforcement to initiate phone contact. If contact was attempted and the person was not home, a detective or agent may leave behind a business card with a number to call. Sometimes in rare situations law enforcement will attempt to make contact with the friends or family of the person they want to speak with. If you suspect that you are the subject of an investigation do not wait to call a criminal defense attorney.

Alin Cintean is Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. As a former Prosecutor & District Attorney with years of experience helping people accused of crime, criminal defense attorney in Sacramento Alin Cintean is ready to protect all your rights. Having the experience of former prosecutors is vital in detecting the factors that district attorneys are looking for to file charges. Lastly, legal teaching experience helps the legal team analyze your case from every angle and bring forth the best defense strategy.

Having counsel on board at an early stage allows your criminal defense attorney to gather favorable facts, hire appropriate experts and start defending you. We will make contact with the law enforcement agency on your behalf, contact the prosecuting attorney and begin the process of protecting you.

The only way to make sure statements to police are not taken out of context or misconstrued is to NOT make a statement. Innocent statements or innocent recollections can be misconstrued and can lead to charges and even convictions.


Alin D. Cintean is a former prosecutor who dedicates his practice to criminal defense. He is admitted to practice in both, California’s state courts as well as Federal Courts. Alin Cintean is dedicated to helping people accused of white collar as well as violent crime charges.Mr. Cintean is also a professor of Constitutional Law at a Northern California Law School. As a professor, he keeps abreast of the latest developments in the law and how it affects clients accused of crimes.

As a former prosecutor attorney Alin Cintean prosecuted a large number of misdemeanor and felony cases. He successfully prosecuted several “life” cases including three strikes and cases involving violent charges. Attorney Alin D. Cintean also handled white collar cases including accusations of financial fraud, computer crimes and identity theft.

As a defense attorney, Mr. Cintean singlehandedly handled the largest identity case ever filed in Northern California involving over 29,000 named victims.

Alin Cintean earned a BS degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in German from the California State University at Sacramento. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law where he placed on the Dean’s Honor List and also earned a Certificate of Advocacy.

Knowing a prosecutor’s mindset allows Mr. Cintean to thoroughly prepare his cases for trial. He builds great rapport with juries and is known to be very effective in trial.


  • Member – State Bar of California
  • Member – Northern District of California Federal Court
  • Member – Eastern District of California Federal Court
  • Member – San Francisco Bar Association
  • Member – National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


The Law Offices of Alin Cintean offers comprehensive criminal defense from the beginning of your case through the final appeal. Let our criminal defense attorney in Sacramento defend your rights. Contact us online or by telephone at (916) 441-3500 to arrange a personal consultation with Alin Cintean today.

555 Capitol Mall, Suite 755
Sacramento, CA 95814 US
Phone: (916) 441-3500