Yvonne Todd, ESQ
Originally born and raised Scotland, I immigrated to the United States in the early nineties. The law has always appealed to me, and after receiving my B.A. in English from the University of California Riverside in 2000, I decided that law school would allow me the ability to apply my writing skills to a challenging profession.
In 2004 I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western State University, College of Law and became licensed to practice law. During law school I clerked for the District Attorney’s office as a law student researching and writing motions and memoranda, and learning how prosecutorial agencies build their cases.
However, it was during my internship with the District Attorney's Office that I realized I was on the "wrong side" and was better suited to criminal defense work. Defending and helping people accused of crime appealed to me much more than working for the government prosecuting people.
As a former attorney for the Public Defender’s Office, I have handled all types of misdemeanor and felony cases at all stages of the criminal process. My knowledge and experience as a former indigent defense attorney benefits my clients because I am familiar with the intimate workings of the system, and many of the professionals who work in the system throughout Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties. I know how a case needs to be investigated to present an effective defense, I am skilled in handling multiple pending cases, and I am not intimidated by Judges or District Attorneys, or the "threat" of trial. During my career as a criminal defense and DUI lawyer in Riverside, CA, I have been gratified by the results I have achieved for my clients. For me, there is no better feeling than knowing I have made a real and monumental difference in a person's life by getting criminal charges reduced, dismissed, or a not guilty verdict at trial.
As an attorney at The Law Offices of Ty Martinez I am dedicated to the defense of our clients. People often find themselves in unfamiliar territory when facing criminal charges, and, quite frankly it can be terrifying. A person not only faces jail or prison, but also an unfamiliar system that unfortunately treats an accused as if already found guilty. This is where I am able to make a difference. I will explain the criminal process, possible issues and defenses, and I will fight to protect the rights and dignity of our clients.