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Michael G. McKneely

559-443-7442
Michael George McKneely
Michael McKneely, Criminal Defense Lawyer
2300 Tulare Street Ste 115
Fresno, CA 93721
www.fresnocriminalattorney.com
Phone: 559-443-7442
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Michael G. McKneely

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About Michael G. McKneely

Mike has valuable experience defending cases on behalf of clients throughout California and in federal courts across the United States. He is particularly passionate about working with the wrongly accused and those who are seeking to change their lives for the better. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, and studied law in Sacramento a... read more »

Biography

Mike has valuable experience defending cases on behalf of clients throughout California and in federal courts across the United States. He is particularly passionate about working with the wrongly accused and those who are seeking to change their lives for the better.

He received a bachelor’s degree in political science at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, and studied law in Sacramento at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. 

After a few years in civil litigation and property law, Mike became a Deputy District Attorney in Fresno, where he saw the effects of prosecutorial abuse on people who were trying to recover in the face of serious charges. He switched sides to defend clients who need a second chance.

His passion for fighting for those who need support led him to begin his own practice in 2007.

He is a public speaking champion, traveling as far as Cape Town, South Africa to compete in collegiate speech and debate. This experience, as well as the time he served as a juror the week after he took the bar exam, was key to his becoming a trial lawyer. He enjoys a challenge and strives to achieve the best results possible for clients in any situation.

Mike grew up in Fresno in a family of airline and commercial pilots. He continues to enjoy flying as a hobby today. He spends time with his wife Karen, his family, and their four rescue dogs and a cat. He enjoys world traveling, reading, and in his spare time he roots for the Miami Dolphins.

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Michael G. McKneely -
Michael McKneely, Criminal Defense Lawyer
2300 Tulare Street Ste 115
Fresno, CA 93721
www.fresnocriminalattorney.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 559-443-7442

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Criminal Defense50.00%
Marijuana Defense50.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
California Member in Good Standing 2001

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Member National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws 2017 – present

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When to Attack the Credibility of an Accuser in a Sex Crime Case

Posted on Monday, April 30th, 2018

It’s understandable for anyone to be confused after being falsely accused of a sex crime. People in this situation are usually upset about the actions of their accuser. If this is the situation ... [read more]

What Is Lewd and Lascivious Conduct?

Posted on Monday, April 16th, 2018

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DOJ Shuts Down Backpage After Congress Passes Sex Trafficking Law

Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

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5 Things to Do If You Are Charged with Sexual Assault

Posted on Friday, April 6th, 2018

Being charged with sexual assault is very serious no matter what the circumstances of your situation may be. It is important to stay calm while also acting without delay to take the necessary steps re... [read more]

What Happens When Accusers Retract Sex Crime Allegations?

Posted on Friday, March 30th, 2018

Few things can turn your life upside down like a rape accusation, especially one you know to be false. Fortunately, many rape cases based on false accusations do not end in a conviction. Furthermore, ... [read more]

Hate Crime Charges in Cases Where the Victim is LGBTQ

Posted on Friday, March 23rd, 2018

According to the United States Department of Justice, 931 hate crime incidents occurred in California in 2016. While most of these crimes were directed towards African-Americans, the second most likel... [read more]