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Melanie N. Roe Riverside County Criminal Defense Attorney

Melanie N. Roe – Attorney At Law

Southern California Criminal Defense Attorney

Serving Indio, Palm Springs and Riverside County

Facing Criminal Assault Charges …

If you are facing assault charges in Indio or Palm Springs, don’t let false accusations derail your life. Melanie Roe, an esteemed criminal defense attorney in Riverside County, is ready to provide you with a robust defense. With her extensive expertise and unwavering dedication, she will fight for your rights and ensure your side of the story is heard. Whether you are accused of unwanted physical contact or property damage, Melanie Roe will tirelessly advocate for your innocence. Reach out to her today for a consultation and regain control of your life. Melanie Roe Criminal Defense Attorney – Your Trusted Advocate.

Attorney Melanie Roe understands there can be no greater degradation to one’s reputation, position and standing in a community than to be falsely accused of a crime.

A Miracle Worker

Melanie Roe is a Top Notch attorney I just got thru with a 4 and a half year long case. They were trying to find me guilty on three violent felonies which if found guilty I would have been spending the rest of my life in prison. I got charged with a sales case years later while fighting this violent case. The DA tried to do everything he could to keep me in custody they gave me a no bail at first. We went back to court in front of the judge to get the hold lifted. The Da argued not to let me out to the judge but when Mrs.Roe was given her chance to speak to the judge on my behalf she was AMAZING!!! It’s like she was a Tiger in the court room that day so focused so fierce and so very professional. She was on point with everything she stated. After the hour long battle between Mrs.Roe and the DA the judge granted my hold be lifted, Mrs.Roe won the battle I was out that night at home with my family. So now I got a sales charge and the 3 violent felonies. Mrs.Roe met with me to discuss the case whenever I felt like I needed to talk to her she was always there for me I never had 1 bad feeling about Mrs.Roe it was actually quite comforting to know that I had her in my corner, her being so good at what she does and so knowledgeable with the way the law works made me feel at ease. So now they were trying to give 25 to life on the one case and 7 years on the sales case. Mrs.Roe went the extra mile every time in that court room and so when it came to judgement day and we were ready to go to trial the DA came to us with a deal they knew i could not turn down. My personal opinion is they knew they were up against the best damn attorney this Desert has to offer “Mrs.Roe” and they knew getting in the ring with this Tiger was a lose lose situation for them so of course the only hope that had left was to give me a deal i couldn’t refuse so me being me i took the deal. I turn myself in here shortly and I’ll be home in a year COUNTY TIME so that leaves me eligible for a federal kick. I could not be more happier with the way it all turned out i highly recommend Mrs.Roe. she’s a fighter, she’s professional, she is so knowledgeable, she’s caring and understanding, she goes the extra mile and she’s the best damn attorney I have ever dealt with. etc. etc. I could keep going on and on. I can finally breathe again and get on with my life it felt like my life was in a stand still for over 4 years. I finally feel so relieved if i didn’t have Mrs.Roe I’d probably be doing the rest of my life in prison but bcuz of her expertise in criminal law I’m a free man and able to be out in the real world working hard and providing for my family. I’m forever grateful an so thankful to have met Mrs.Roe. She is a true blessing


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More About Melanie Roe, Criminal Defense Attorney

Melanie Roe's Education:

Whittier College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of California, Los AngelesPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1987

Melanie Roe's Experience:

  • ZStone & Hiles, Beverly Hills, California (Associate);
  • ZWard, Kroll & Jampol, Beverly Hills, California (Senior Associate);
  • ZBerman & Roe, Los Angeles, California (General Partner);
  • ZRiverside County Public Defender, Indio, California (Deputy Public Defender);
  • ZKennedy & Roe, Palm Springs, California (General Partner).
  • ZMelanie Roe For The Defense ( Attorney/Owner )
  • ZDesert Conflict Panel ( Appointed Counsel )

Melanie Roe's Qualifications:

  • ZAdmitted to the Bar, State of California, 1991
  • ZSupreme Court of the United States
  • ZU.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • ZU.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • ZU.S. Court of Veterans’ Appeals
  • ZU.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims
  • ZU.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California

Melanie Roe's Practice Areas:

  • ZCriminal Law
  • ZCrimes Of Violence
  • ZDUI / DWI
  • ZDomestic Violence
  • ZSex Crimes
  • ZAssault / Homicide

Melanie Roe's Awards:

Award NameGranting OrganizationDate
Numerous Golden Spike Awards for Acquittals (2000-2006)Law Offices of the Public Defender, Riverside County2000
AVVOClient’s Choice Award 2012October 28th, 2012
Martindale-HubbellClient Distinction Award – 4.5% Rating*October 3rd, 2012
*Score of 4.5 or higher on a scale of 1-5. Less than 4% of the 900,000+ attorneys listed on and have been accorded this Martindale-Hubbell honor of distinction.

Melanie Roe Accolades:, a private on-line attorney rating service has rated Attorney Roe with a ‘SUPERB – 10” rating, the highest possible rating achievable by an attorney.

avvo-trans-10Additionally, since 2013, The National Trial Lawyers has named Attorney Roe as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Criminal Defense in the State of California based on her performance as an exceptional trial lawyer in the practice area of criminal defense law. The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers is a premier group of attorneys who practice criminal defense or civil plaintiff law in California. Members must exemplify not only superior qualifications and trial results, but also leadership in their respective state or major geographical area.

Attorney Roe has also be lauded as a Top Lawyer in Criminal Defense in the Coachella Valley by Palm Springs Life Magazine, every year since 2013.

In 2012 and 2016, she received the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award for receiving 5 out of 5 stars on all client reviews and the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award in 2012 for having earned a Client Review Rating Score of 4.5 or higher on a scale of 1-5. The latter award recognized her excellence in quality of service, communications ability, responsiveness and value for money. Less than 4% of the 900,000+ attorneys listed on and have been accorded this enviable Martindale-Hubbell honor of distinction.