Atherton, California Criminal Lawyers

James Thomas Reilly
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience

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David Uthman
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience

Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - San FranciscoCalifornia
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John Stanko
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Free Consultation! Aggressive Representation for Criminal Charges! Get Help Now!

I am devoted to the defense of clients charged with criminal offenses. I help clients avoid jail and get on with their lives! Visit my website to see client testimonials and case results. Call for a free consultation.
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Christopher F. Morales
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(415) 552-1215 605 Middlefield Rd
Redwood City, CA 94063
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Juvenile
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
If you or your loved have been charged with a crime, you need a skilled criminal defense attorney right away. We defend clients against Federal and State charges, both felonies and misdemeanors, including, but not limited to: Murder, Drug Crimes, Drunk Driving, Theft Crimes, Assault & Battery, Sex Crimes, Juvenile Crimes, Three Strikes, Expungement of Records and White Collar Crimes. Why you need the Morales Law Firm at this critical time: * I am a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, which means I have the highest rating from judges and attorneys (only 1% of attorneys have this certification)...
Mr. Nafiz M. Ahmed
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(650) 299-0500 600 Allerton Street
Suite 201
Redwood City, CA 94063
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
John Douglas Cahners
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Palo Alto, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(650) 493-3900 260 Sheridan Avenue
Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
UC Hastings COL
John D. Cahners is a State Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, who was a former senior prosecutor with the Santa Clara County District Attorneys Office. He has been defending those charged with crimes, since 1980.

He has been successful at handling all kinds of criminal defense with experience that includes every kind of crime, from DUI to Homicide. As a result of the new trend in prosecutions, he has become expert in handling Domestic Violence cases, and has devoted a substantial percentage of his practice to that area.

AV peer review rated by Martindale Hubble, he is also recognized by San...
Jeffrey Brett Hayden
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(650) 368-5700 333 Bradford St
Redwood City, CA 94063
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of Southern California: Gould School of Law and University of California at Santa Cruz
Kirsten Keith
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(650) 796-1009 1227 Arguello Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
Criminal
Golden Gate University School of Law
Raymund Robles
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Palo Alto, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(800) 998-6988 228 Hamilton Ave., 3rd Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Criminal, Business, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
UC Hastings COL
Alin D. Cintean
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(650) 249-6805 2000 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Olga Kelley
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(650) 283-5713 142 Stambaugh Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Domestic Violence
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Ross Benjamin Green
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(650) 780-0707 Suite 300
Redwood City, CA 94063
Free ConsultationCriminal
U of San Francisco School of Law
Ross Green has over ten years of criminal law experience. Formerly a prosecutor, Ross has an insider’s knowledge of how the district attorney will handle your case. This gives Ross an advantage over other attorneys who do not have similar experience. Ultimately, Ross’ experience could help you avoid jail time and expensive fines. Ross has an extensive understanding of a variety of criminal cases. Ross’ experience varies from felony cases involving the potential of life in prison to traffic matters. Ross has experience with driving under the influence cases (DUI), California’s Three Strikes laws, petty theft, burglary,...
Rabin Nabizadeh
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(650) 667-4141 370 Convention Way
Suite 316
Redwood City, CA 94063
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
UC Hastings COL
Jeff Jackson
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

I specialize in criminal defense. I handle all serious felonies, including sex crimes, drug cases, weapon charges, domestic violence, child abuse, gang cases, violent felonies, burglary, robbery, theft,... Read More »
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Bethani L. Jackson
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience

Santa Clara University School of LawCalifornia
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James E Dunn
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(650) 285-5478 620 Jefferson Ave
Redwood City, CA 94063
Criminal and DUI
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Are you looking for a Redwood City criminal defense attorney? You have come to the right place! At Law Office of James Dunn, you can have confidence in the representation you can receive when you come to this firm. Attorney Dunn has dealt with a wide variety of criminal charges, and he has a thorough understanding of the criminal process. He is knowledgeable, experienced, and committed to fighting for you and the resolution that is in your best interests, and you can have confidence in the support you can receive when you come to this law firm. Whatever the specifics...
Shari Sukaram
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(650) 299-0500 600 Allerton Street
Suite 201
Redwood City, CA 94063
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
I am owner/partner of Ahmed and Sukaram, Attorneys at Law. We represent adult and juvenile individuals accused of felony, misdemeanor and infraction offenses across the San Francisco Bay Area. We are a team of two highly motivated, skilled and intelligent lawyers who successfully defend clients accused of DUI/DWI, Domestic Violence, Drug Crimes, Federal Crimes, White Collar Crimes, Violent Crimes, & Weapons Offenses. Please visit our website at www.ahmedandsukaram.com for a complete listing of our practice areas and call us today at: (650) 299-0500. I look forward to speaking with you.
Peter Tak-Wai Chiang
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(650) 558-0068 620 Jefferson Avenue
Redwood City, CA 94063
Free ConsultationCriminal
Taft Law School
Thomas John Greenberg
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(650) 242-0021 605 Middlefield Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94063
Criminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Michael Joseph Hroziencik
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(650) 291-4711 333 Bradford St
Suite 270
Redwood City, CA 94063
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Thomas Vincent Kelley
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(408) 995-5790 suite 300
Redwood City, CA 94063
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Maria J Fonseca
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(650) 367-7727 702 Marshall Street, Suite 511
Redwood City, CA 94063
Criminal
Atty Thomas Greenberg
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Attorney
2000 Broadway St.
Redwood City, CA 94063
Criminal
Harvey L. Ziff
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Los Altos, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 51 years experience
(650) 329-0851 4962 El Camino Real
#126
Los Altos, CA 94022
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Stanford Law School and Northwestern University School of Law
Jeff Jackson
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(866) 985-4850 303 Twin Dolphin Dr
#600
Redwood City, CA 94065
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Santa Clara University
I specialize in criminal defense. I handle all serious felonies, including sex crimes, drug cases, weapon charges, domestic violence, child abuse, gang cases, violent felonies, burglary, robbery, theft, fraud, and DUI cases. In addition, I handle all varieties of misdemeanor cases, including DUIs. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. I subsequently graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2001. I started my legal career as a prosecutor working in the District Attorney’s office in San Mateo County where I worked from 2001 to 2007. In 2007, I joined the prestigious law firm of Ropers,...
Bethani L. Jackson
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(866) 985-4850 303 Twin Dolphin Dr
#600
Redwood City, CA 94065
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Santa Clara University School of Law
Michael J. Silveira
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(415) 795-3890 303 Twin Dolphin Dr
#600
Redwood City, CA 94065
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Golden Gate University School of Law
Tim Gomes
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Palo Alto , CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(877) 250-7521 4137 Abel Avenue
Palo Alto , CA 94306
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
New College of California
#1 Criminal Defense Law office in California with Tim Gomes, Esq. working since 1993 to defend people accused in State and Federal Court. Family Run Business Toll free Hotline 1-877-250-7521 speak with the Attorney or his wife who assists and manages the office 24/7 We finance. All Credit Cards accepted. Best Defense Lawyer and Lawyer in California We can help! Call now.
Juris Dumpis
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San Mateo, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(650) 350-1744 66 Bovet Rd
San Mateo, CA 94402
Criminal, Animal, Appeals and DUI
University of San Francisco School of Law
Sergio H. Benavides
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Hayward, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(415) 867-5181 24301 Southland Drive
Suite 212 B
Hayward, CA 94545
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
University of San Francisco School of Law
I am a top rated Criminal Defense Lawyer and Certified Criminal Law Specialist- by State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Out of hundreds of Criminal Defense Lawyers in San Francisco--there are only 10 Certified Specialists. I am one of the top performers. I have 10 years of experience, having helped thousands of clients with every type of criminal charge, from petty theft, to drug possession, to attempted murder and sexual assault. I've handled DUIs, Domestic violence. I have taken over 30 cases to trial, and achieved excellent results. I am fluent...
Lynn Gorelick
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Hayward, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(510) 785-1444 24301 Southland Drive
Suite 620
Hayward, CA 94545
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Stockbroker Fraud
University of CA, Hastings College of Law
Lynn Gorelick has been an attorney for over 34 years. Attorney Lynn Gorelick is the Immediate Past President of the California DUI Lawyers Association. This is the only and most well respected legal organization for California Lawyers specializing in DUI defense. Ms. Gorelick has been a member of this organization since its inception and has served on the Board of Directors for over 15 years. She is committed to the protection your rights.

Ms. Gorelick is a Faculty and Sustaining member of the National College of DUI Defense. She has been a featured speaker at the...
Javier Demetrio Rios
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(408) 478-4444 1010 West Taylor Street
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Univ of Michigan Law Sch and University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
100% Defense -Criminal Law Only -Award Winning Attorney -Over 25 years of experience in Santa Clara County Courts -Extensive trial experience, everything from high profile murder cases to misdemeanor DUIs -Work has been featured on the front page of San Jose Mercury News -Bilingual (Spanish) One Dedicated Lawyer: I work hard because I want the best possible results. Sometimes a case that looked impossible at first, gets better if I work hard enough.
James Thomas Reilly
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Burlingame, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(866) 251-4506 533 Airport Boulevard, Suite 400
Burlingame, CA 94010
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Summit Defense is the Bay Area's premiere Criminal Defense Firm. We have gathered an experienced team of attorneys with over 120 years of combined and diverse experience and background that works together to get you the best results. Call to speak with an attorney now.
Lucy Stearns McAllister
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(877) 280-9944 255 N Market St
San Jose, CA 95110
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Santa Clara University
The Law Offices of Lucy S. McAllister is a California-based criminal, family and administrative law (licensing law) practice providing legal services for clients in California. McAllister has successfully won over 250 Superior Court trials as a Defense Attorney.With over 25+ years experience as a civil and criminal attorney I specialize in the following areas of Law: Licensing Law • Pre-hearing resolution of licensing issues • Administrative Hearings • Administrative Appeals • License Application Legal Advice • Handling License Disclosures (Applications, Renewals, Reinstatements) Family Law • Pre/Post Nuptial Agreements • Negotiation/Mediation/Litigation • Divorce/Separation • Custody • Domestic Violence • Restraining Orders • Paternity • Visitation Rights Criminal Law: • DUI • Domestic...
Wesley J. Schroeder
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(408) 277-0377 181 Devine Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of California - Davis
While I was always interested in a legal career as I grew up and went through my years of education, it was not until I became quite involved in the civil rights movement during the 1960’s that I really began to understand how absolutely vital it was to protect the individual rights of citizens. This is especially true for persons charged with a criminal offense. People ask how I can represent “guilty” people, or those persons accused of serious crimes. The fact is I am proud and honored to do so because I deeply believe in the principles of...
Thomas Frederick Mueller
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(408) 673-9140 95 South Market Street
Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Illinois - Chicago
Thomas Nicholas Cvietkovich
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(408) 625-1130 111 N. Market Street
Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Mr. Cvietkovich is very well-connected in the Bay Area being a 6th generation resident of San Jose. He currently works in the same building where his great-uncle had a law practice from the 1960s to the 1980s. Mr. Cvietkovich has handled over 3000 cases in his career and he uses his vast experience to aggressively defend his clients. Mr. Cvietkovich is a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the California Public Defender’s Association. To find out about our flexible and affordable payment options or to receive a free consultation, please contact us today at 408-625-1130.
Daniel Jensen
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Santa Clara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(408) 296-4100 4675 Stevens Creek Blvd #250
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Lincoln University
Daniel Jensen has truly established himself as a top lawyer in Santa Clara County. In fact, Jensen has been selected five times by the San Jose Magazine as one of Silicon Valley's Best Lawyers in Criminal Law and Family Law. As a former police officer and sergeant, Jensen has great knowledge when it comes to effectively defending his clients in state and federal courts. If you or a loved one are in need of legal guidance, Daniel Jensen may be able help. Learn more by calling the The Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C. at (408) 296-4100.
Steven Edward Springer
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Fremont, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(888) 490-9852 39275 State Street
Fremont, CA 94538
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Employment and White Collar Crime
Santa Clara University
Help small to medium size companies navigate through a wide variety of legal challenges: formation, funding, governmental impediments, operational legal planning, merger and acquisition, employee relations, and labor compliance. All with the goal of litigation avoidance. Litigation in all California state courts and the Northern and Eastern U.S. District Courts of California.
Richard Alan Wingerden
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(408) 564-5870 777 N 1st
Suite 333
San Jose, CA 95112
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Lincoln Law Sch of San Jose
Richard Wingerden will handle every client's matter personally, professionally, and with a great degree of dedication. All of his clients receive the attention they need whether accused of criminal wrong doing, need peace of mind in drafting of a will and trust, or need business advice or drafting of a contract. With many years as a practicing litigation attorney, Mr. Wingerden has exceptional skill in client advocacy, negotiating, investigating, analyzing, critically reviewing, and resolving minor criminal offense to complex and serious felonies. Mr. Wingerden has an expert understanding of the criminal justice system and proven ability to understand all...
Patrick Coughlin
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(408) 444-5298 1885 The Alameda
Suite 110
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Santa Clara University School of Law
I am a dedicated criminal defense attorney who has handled every type of violation imaginable, from parking tickets to serious felonies. I strive to work toward the best resolution for my clients while keeping them informed and doing my best to meet or exceed their expectations. I am originally from Southern California, but have practiced throughout the Bay Area and its surrounding courts for over 5 years. I have experience as a public defender so I am confident managing stressful situations and working with many different types of clients.
Harjot Walia
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(800) 379-9330 152 N. 3rd St
Suite 710
San Jose, CA 95112
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Immigration
Founder of The Walia Law Firm, Harjot "Ginny" Walia has handled numerous cases throughout the criminal courts of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. San Francisco criminal defense attorney, Harjot "Ginny" Walia, has achieved a very high level of success in a relatively short period of time. The firm has reached great heights due to Ms. Walia’s extensive jury trial record, brilliant mind, competitive attitude and a willingness to fight for her clients. She has handled hundreds of criminal cases as a San Francisco Public Defender and in private practice. Federal criminal defense attorney, Ginny Walia has commented as an...
Shawn D. Mowry
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South San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(855) 350-5005 421 Grand Ave
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South San Francisco, CA 94080
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of San Diego School of Law
Megan Therese Burns
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Fremont, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(510) 797-2020 39510 Paseo Padre Pkwy, 190
Fremont, CA 94538
Criminal and Personal Injury
Lewis & Clark Law School
Megan Burns fights for justice on behalf of her clients whether they are charged with a crime or seeking recovery after being injured through no fault of their own. While Ms. Burns has successfully negotiated hundreds of cases, she is also an aggressive and experienced trial attorney. With over ten years of litigation experience in private practice and as deputy public defender in San Francisco and Solano Counties, Ms. Burns possesses the skills necessary to secure the best outcome for her clients. In her criminal defense practice, Ms. Burns has worked on nearly every type of criminal case imaginable...
Joshua R. Jachimowicz
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(408) 246-5500 1530 The Alameda
Suite 115
San Jose, CA 95126
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Santa Clara University School of Law and Santa Clara University School of Law
Joshua Robinett Jachimowicz was admitted to the State Bar in 2011. Mr. Jachimowicz began working with his father's firm as a law clerk while attending law school. He graduated the University of California at Santa Barbara with a bachelor's degree in Physics. Like his father, he received his law degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law. While at Santa Clara, he received honors for his academic efforts in Wills and Trusts, Employment Discrimination and Trial Techniques classes. As a young attorney, he has handled numerous criminal matters, including petty thefts, drug offenses, and DUIs. Mr. Jachimowicz recently married...
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Atherton Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.