Alumni Spotlight

Q&A with Michael S. Carrillo

Michael S. Carrillo

Michael S. Carrillo
Class of 2008
Principal at Law Offices of Michael S. Carrillo
Pasadena, CA

Question 4

Where do you see the practice area today and where do you see it in the future?

The private criminal defense practice has really taken a hit with the current economic situation and that is why more people seem to be going with the public defender’s office instead of hiring a private attorney. I am sure the economy will rebound soon and so will the private criminal defense practice. As to the law, it is extremely difficult to predict the future especially since criminal law is based so much on historic cases. However, given the recent Supreme Court ruling on Berghuis v. Thompkins, the Court might limit certain rights including our well established Miranda rights.