Welcome to the Law Office of Meghan Behrens

Dedicated Criminal Defense Attorney – Family Law Lawyer
Santa Barbara – Goleta – Carpinteria

If you’ve been arrested for a crime on the Central Coast, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect you and your rights. Santa Barbara County native Meghan Behrens has the experience and reputation you can trust.

With over 13 years fighting for the rights of criminal defendants throughout the county, Meghan will aggressively pursue the best possible outcome for your case at a rate you can afford.

In addition to her defense work, Meghan is a strong family law attorney. Her compassion and fine skills have helped many during the difficult times when divorce and child custody matters feel all consuming. 

As a former Deputy Public Defender, Meghan has handled thousands of cases in her thirteen years of practice. No matter how great or small the issue may be, Meghan can ease your fear and anxiety. Call today for a free consultation.

The experience you can trust. Quality representation at an affordable rate.

Areas of Practice

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Family Law

Divorce, child custody, visitation, and support proceedings can cause a great deal of emotional distress for all parties. Meghan understands this and does her best to help guide you through this difficult time. Whether you have decided to end your marriage, are involved in a domestic dispute, or wish to enforce your parental rights, Meghan can help.


DUI Attorney Santa Barbara Goleta Carpinteria


Getting arrested for DUI can be a frustrating event because whether you’re guilty of driving under the influence varies from person to person based on your body type.

For some, limiting alcohol intake to two drinks is enough, yet for many, it may or may not be a sufficient precaution. .

One of the most common defenses Meghan hears from defendants is “I didn’t even feel drunk.” However…

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Alcohol Offenses

The most common alcohol offenses by people under the age of 21 in Santa Barbara County include DUI, public intoxication, minor in possession, possession of false identification, and driving as a minor with alcohol in the vehicle.

Any of these offenses can be serious and require a skilled lawyer’s help.

Meghan Behrends has worked with 1000’s of people and can be there for you too.

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UCSB Student Help

Has your child been arrested at UCSB? Every week students attending USCB and SBCC are arrested while partying in Isla Vista.

It is a terrifying time for parents and students.

Santa Barbara Attorney Meghan Behrens, a graduate of UCSB, can help. She brings knowledge, compassion and a willingness to go to bat for your family during these tough times.

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Theft Crimes

Being arrested for a theft crime can have serious, life-changing consequences.

You will want a strong attorney by your side helping you with your case.

Attorney Meghan Behrens has the experience and skills to help you during this troubling time.

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White Collar Crime

If you’ve been arrested for a White Collar crime you know how devastating it can be to both your work and personal life.

Attorney Meghan Behrens offers free consultations to assess your case and is available to provide you with excellent legal representation.

Contact Meghan today for your free consultation.

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Drug Crimes

If you have been arrested or cited for a drug crime it can feel hopeless. Often it is part of a larger problem, drug addiction.

However, there is hope. Attorney Meghan Behrens truly cares about people whose lives are going down this dangerous path. You have to take the first step and she will walk with you after that.

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Violent Crimes

If you’ve been arrested for a violent crime such as homicide, murder, assault, manslaughter, or extortion you know is it frightening. Having an experienced attorney on your side is paramount.

Meghan Behrens is just a phone call or email away and ready to help.

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Do you think or know you have an outstanding warrant for arrest?

Some people bury their head in the sand and hope while others take the bull by the horns and get legal counsel.

 An attorney like Meghan Behrens knows the ins and outs of the legal process and is ready to assist you.

Contact Meghan Behrens today for help with a warrant.  

Record Clearing

Expunging or clearing something from your record is often a frustrating process. Knowing State and local laws surrounding expungement can be complex.

Thankfully, a seasoned attorney like Meghan Berhens knows her way around the legal system and is available to help you. Give her a call or email and get the process started.

Contact Meghan to get help.

Sex Crimes

If you’ve been arrested for a sex crime, no doubt your world has been turned upside down. It is vital you seek qualified legal counsel as soon as possible.

Attorney Meghan Behrens is not new to helping people with sex crimes arrests. She has the experience to help you too. Call or email her today.

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Free Consultation With Meghan

If you are facing legal trouble, the worst thing you can do is ignore it.

Each case is different and needs to be handled with professional skills gained through experience.

Santa Barbara attorney Meghan Behrens offers a free consultation to review your case.

Contact Meghan for your free consultation today

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