Andrei F. Lapine, Esq.
Primary Office: Riverside and Temecula
Also Available in: Chino, Corona, Fontana, Hemet, Indian Wells, Murrieta, Ontario, San Bernardino, Victorville, Palm Desert, and surrounding areas.
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Juris Doctorate
Practice: Criminal Defense, Juvenile Criminal Defense, DMV Matters and Restraining Orders
California State Bar #: 246861
- College of Charleston – Bachelor of Arts, History
- Thomas Jefferson School of Law – Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
- California State Bar – San Bernardino County Bar Association
Admitted to Practice in the Following Courts:
- All California State Courts
Brief History / Commitment To My Clients:
As a Wallin & Klarich associate Andrei devotes his time and energy into each individual case to ensure that his clients receive the best possible outcome.
Drunk in Public
I was charged with being Drunk in Public in San Bernardino County and was highly concerned because I am under 21 and a conviction would have resulted in a one-year suspension of my driver’s license. I hired the law office of Wallin & Klarich to represent me in court. Attorney Andrei Lapine handled my case and he was able to get the charges completely dismissed. I avoided a criminal conviction and the suspension of my driver’s license. If you are charged with a crime in Southern California then you would be wise to hire the law offices of Wallin & Klarich to handle your case.
Certificate of Rehabilitation
I made a careless mistake in my early 20’s and was convicted of Indecent Exposure. As part of my sentence the Judge ordered that I would have to register as a sex offender for the rest of my life. I was devastated. Later on, I learned that I could stop registering if I got a Certificate of Rehabilitation from the court. I trusted the Law Firm of Wallin & Klarich to prepare and argue this monumental issue for me in court. The petition they put together on my behalf was so powerful that the District Attorney agreed that I was rehabilitated and didn’t even file an opposition. The Judge agreed that I was rehabilitated as well and now I wont ever have to register as a sex offender again! The attorneys and staff at Wallin & Klarich were true professionals from start to finish and I strongly recommend their services to anyone facing legal trouble in Southern California.
“My son was falsely accused of indecent exposure. The accusations were brought about in an attempt for my girlfriend’s ex-husband to gain full custody of her kids. Even though the District Attorney had rejected to file formal charges, my son was still going to be listed on the Child Abuse Central Index (CACI). This was all devastating to my family, and the listing could have potentially ruined my son’s life.
We hired Wallin & Klarich, and Andrei Lapine represented us at the CACI hearing. Thanks to Andrei F. Lapine’s dedication and knowledge of the law we won the hearing, and my son will not be listed as a child abuser.
Although charges were never filed, there was still a police report and record of arrest, which could be viewed through a background check. We did not want this incident to hinder him in the future by having to explain this arrest, so Mr. Lapine filed a motion to seal & destroy the arrest records, which was granted.
We are thankful to Andrei for everything he has done in my son’s case and I would recommend him and Wallin & Klarich to anyone who needs help in their legal matters.”
“I was being charged with 8 felony counts of burglary and grand theft. The initial offer from the District Attorney was 1 year in county jail. My attorney Andrei Lapine was able to work out a great deal, the felony charges were dismissed and I pled to a misdemeanor charge, no jail time, and a $200 fine.
Attorney Lapine did a great job and he worked very hard to get the best deal possible for my case and I would refer him and Wallin & Klarich to anyone in need of caring and hardworking attorneys.”
“I am a commercial driver and received a speeding ticket in my commercial vehicle. I was at risk of having to down grade from a commercial license to a class C license. I hired Wallin & Klarich and Attorney Andrei F. Lapine to represent me and help me keep my commercial license, so that I may continue to work and support my family.
My appearance at the Court Trial was not required; Attorney Lapine was present and handled the Court Trial hearing for me. Attorney Lapine was able to negotiate my speeding charge to a lesser charge that would allow me to keep my commercial license.
I am thankful to Andrei, as his hard work and great skills helped me keep my livelihood. If I were ever in need of an attorney, Wallin & Klarich and Andrei Lapine will be the first phone call I make.”
“I got a DUI and was on active military duty, I live and travel out of state a lot and therefore needed someone to appear for me and take care of this matter. I hired Wallin & Klarich and Attorney Andrei F. Lapine to handle my case and I didn’t have to be present at all, which saved me tons of time and money.
Attorney Lapine and Wallin & Klarich did a great job in handling this matter for me without me having to be present in court and I would recommend Andrei Lapine and Wallin & Klarich to anyone in need of a hard working attorney.”
“I got pulled over for speeding and was arrested for a DUI. My blood test results came back as .08, but my Attorney Andrei Lapine recommended that I hire a forensic expert to conduct a blood split, which I did, and my blood results came back lower than .08. Due to these results, the DA offered me a wet reckless and this saved me from a DUI conviction, higher fees, and a longer DUI program.
I was satisfied by the services and appreciated the hard and timely work given by Attorney Lapine and I would recommend him and Wallin & Klarich to my friends and family.”
“I was charged with a misdemeanor for violating a restraining order in Riverside California. I was very concerned about the possibility of losing my job and having to deal with the stigma of a conviction for violating a restraining order. If convicted of this charge, I was also facing the prospect of 3 years of probation, a mandatory 52 week domestic violence program, jail time, and hefty court fines. I hired the Law Firm of Wallin & Klarich to represent me in my case. My attorney as able to convince the district attorney to allow me to plead guilty to simple contempt of court with no probation, no domestic violence classes, and a total fine of $190. I was able to keep my job and I would recommend Wallin & Klarich to anyone facing criminal charges.
“I was in a state of shock when I was arrested for attempted battery on a police officer and resisting arrest. I knew I was innocent of these crimes and knew that I needed to find the right criminal defense attorney to help me fight my case. I wasn’t comfortable with the first attorney I met with but I knew immediately that I was in good hands after meeting with Attorney Andrei Lapine from Wallin & Klarich. I knew Mr. Lapine believed in me and my case and would fight the charges to the bitter end. Mr. Lapine pushed my case to the day of trial and that is when the District Attorney dismissed all of the charges against me. Thank you Wallin & Klarich for standing by me and I would recommend your services to anybody facing criminal charges in Southern California.”
– D. M.
“I was devastated when police served a search warrant at my home and seized my computers and arrested me for a felony sex crime. I found the law offices of Wallin & Klarich on the internet and immediately made an appointment to meet with Attorney Andrei Lapine. Mr. Lapine listened to my side of the story and I was convinced I hired the right firm after meeting with him. When the case got to court, the District Attorney’s offer was to plead guilty to a felony, serve 1 year in county jail and to register as a sex offender. Mr. Lapine was persistent in his negotiations with the DA and was able to convince them to drop my case to a misdemeanor with no jail time and no registration. I was overjoyed with the result and I want to sincerely thank Wallin & Klarich for all of their time and effort on my case.”
– E. B.
I am writing this letter to tell that one of your lawyers did a great job. This was a petty theft case for my husband which was taken care of by Andrei Lapine. The whole case was dismissed. And now my husband doesn’t have any criminal record and we can keep forward with our Canadian Immigration case. Me and my husband feel very grateful and appreciate all the job Andrei did.
I should add that unlike other lawyers Mr. Andrei Lapine and his assistant were always available on the phone and were answering all my questions. After this type of experience I got a lesson that the best thing is to deal with a big and well known agency than with a small office one-person company.”
“I was on DMV probation for having too many points and was pulled over by the CHP. The officer told me my license was suspended and he cited me for misdemeanor driving on a suspended license and my car was impounded for thirty days. I drive over 140 miles to and from work everyday and was now facing a misdemeanor case and an additional 6 month suspension of my license. This was something my family could not afford to have happen. I hired the law firm of Wallin & Klarich to represent me in court and I made the right choice. My attorney was able to get the charges reduced to disturbing the peace which avoided two points on my license and the additional DMV suspension. I highly recommend Wallin & Klarich to for their excellent legal services”
I was arrested and charged with transportation of marijuana and thanks to Attorney Andrei Lapine’s Knowledge and dedication, it was reduced to a disturbing the peace. The marijuana charge, if convicted, would have had severe consequences on any future employment opportunities. Therefore, I am thankful to Andrei for everything he has done in my case and I would recommend him and Wallin & Klarich to anyone who needs help in their legal matters.
I was accused of Delaying or obstructing an Officer in Fontana Court and hired the Law Offices of Wallin & Klarich. Attorney Andrei F. Lapine was assigned to my case. The District Attorney initially wanted me to plead guilty to the misdemeanor as charged which I was not going to do. Mr. Lapine put the case on the trial calendar letting the DA know that we were ready to fight the case all the way if necessary. The DA finally agreed to reduce my charges to an infraction for disturbing the peace and I was able to keep my criminal record clean while avoiding the expense of paying trial fees and the risk of getting convicted of the misdemeanor. I would recommend Wallin & Klarich and Andrei Lapine to anyone facing criminal charges.
I was arrested and charged with three DUI cases in California all within about one calendar year. I Hired the law firm of Wallin & Klarich and Attorney Andrei Lapine handled all of my cases at the DMV. I am happy to say that Mr. Lapine was able to win all three DMV cases for me! Retaining Wallin & Klarich to handle my legal issues was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and I would highly recommend their services to anyone facing DUI charges in Southern California.