Berkeley, California Criminal Lawyers

Givelle J. Lamano
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5-Star Rated Bay Area Criminal Defense Law & DUI Super Lawyer

I’m an experienced Bay Area criminal defense lawyer and represent individuals who have been charged with a crime. I will fight for your rights and help you navigate the criminal justice system throughout your case. Read More »
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James Thomas Reilly
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 years experience

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... Read More »
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Elliot Silver
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience

Attorney Elliot Silver is a seasoned and experienced veteran criminal defense attorney. Since the age of five, Elliot always knew he wanted to be in court fighting for justice. Elliot is a graduate of the University of... Read More »
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Christopher A. Lamiero
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Former prosecutor with decades of experience ready to aggressively defend you!

I spent nearly 25 years as a state court prosecutor. The majority of those years were served in Alameda County, and a few years were served in Santa Clara County. I specialized in high profile, complex felony... Read More »
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Matt A. Sullivan Esq.
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience

The Law Office of Matt Sullivan is dedicated exclusively to criminal defense. The office defends individuals accused of felony and misdemeanor offenses throughout the Bay Area. The office has successfully defended many... Read More »
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Seth Paul Chazin
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Albany, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(800) 242-1514 1604 Solano Avenue
Albany, CA 94707
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Golden Gate University School of Law
San Francisco criminal defense lawyer Seth P. Chazin is certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Board of Legal Specialization and has been named a Northern California Top 100 Lawyer. During his more than 20 years of experience, attorney Chazin has effectively defended thousands of clients accused of crimes in the Bay Area, California and in various places throughout the United States. Drawing upon his history of success, he will provide clients with the knowledge, skill and aggressiveness needed to secure the best possible results.
Joseph Odysseus Mastro
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Berkeley, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(855) 529-4020 2625 Alcatraz Avenue
Suite 444
Berkeley, CA 94705
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Santa Clara University School of Law
Mr. Mastro was born in Oakland, grew up around the East Bay, and has spent his life living throughout the Bay Area, from San Francisco to San Jose. Mr. Mastro graduated from the Santa Clara University School of Law in May 2006. He then passed the California State Bar Examination in July 2006 on his first attempt. Thereafter, Mr. Mastro became a Deputy Public Defender in San Joaquin County, representing clients in all manner of criminal cases, in a high-volume capacity. In 2009, Joe decided to return home to open his own law firm. Since then...
Elena Condes
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Berkeley, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(510) 525-4243 1010 Grayson Street
Suite Two
Berkeley, CA 94710
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Golden Gate University School of Law
Dedicated to Criminal Defense in the San Francisco Bay Area - I Can Help - I represent those accused of State and Federal felonies and misdemeanors. Including, Domestic Violence, Drug Offenses, Mortgage Fraud, Credit/Check Fraud, Embezzlement, Sexual Assault, Sex Offenses, Weapons Offenses, Burglary, Robbery and Theft, Probation Violations, Strike Offenses, Computer Crimes, White-collar Crimes, and Business and Professions Code violations. - Everyone Deserves Respect - Criminal accusations can be devastating to your personal and professional life - know and understand your rights. I provide aggressive and quality representation at every stage of the process. The criminal justice system is intimidating and...
Elizabeth Grossman
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Berkeley, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(510) 548-5106 1010 Grayson St
Berkeley, CA 94710
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
UC Hastings COL
With over 25 years of experience, Ms. Grossman's mission as a criminal defense attorney is to ensure that the court and the prosecution perceive each client as the individual that they are — a person with a full life and background that separates them from the criminal charges that bring them before the court. Ms. Grossman works closely with her clients, as partners in their own defense, and strives to keep them fully informed as the case proceeds. Ms. Grossman represents her clients throughout California in felony, midemeanor, juvenile, traffic and professional discipline cases.
Katherine Parsons Dwight
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Berkeley, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(510) 666-0801 2001 Addison St
Suite 300
Berkeley, CA 94704
Criminal and Immigration
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Katherine has 11 years experience practicing immigration law and vacating convictions for immigrants with criminal convictions. She is also a member of the public attorney panel for the Sixth District Court of Appeal, handling appeals for criminal defendants who cannot afford to hire attorneys for themselves. Katherine is a zeolous advocate for each and every one of her clients.
Alex Verbeck
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Berkeley, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(415) 212-8253 2120 University Ave.,
Berkeley, CA 94704
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Landlord Tenant
Lewis & Clark Law School
Thomas V. Roland
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BERKELEY, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(510) 841-1500 1830 Berkeley Way
BERKELEY, CA 94703
Criminal, Appeals, Business and Divorce
U of San Francisco School of Law
Berkeley, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(510) 704-1400 803 Hearst Ave
Berkeley, CA 94710
Criminal, Business and Securities
Berkeley, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(925) 570-9737 1569 Solano Ave # 288
Berkeley, CA 94707
Criminal
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(510) 219-1977 1326 Curtis St
Berkeley, CA 94702
Criminal
Loyola Law School
Berkeley, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(415) 421-6140 1166 Grizzly Peak Blvd
Berkeley, CA 94708
Criminal
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Berkeley, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
2020 Milvia St Ste 300
Berkeley, CA 94704
Criminal and DUI
Univ of Maryland School of Law
Berkeley, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(415) 397-2373 PO Box 7220
Berkeley, CA 94707
Criminal
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Berkeley, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(510) 525-9123 732 Addison St Ste A
Berkeley, CA 94710
Criminal
Western State Univ
Albany, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(510) 868-0276 1240 Ordway St
Albany, CA 94706
Criminal and Real Estate
Rutgers-The State University-Newark
Berkeley, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(415) 309-5558 2234 Grant St
No 3
Berkeley, CA 94703
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Ohio State Univ COL
Berkeley, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(510) 849-4424 2039 Shattuck Ave Ste 202
Berkeley, CA 94704
Criminal, Appeals and DUI
Loyola Univ School of Law
Berkeley, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(510) 364-8246 1865 Solano Ave
Berkeley, CA 94707
Criminal, DUI and Products Liability
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Berkeley, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(510) 816-6075 1442A Walnut St # 607
Berkeley, CA 94709
Criminal
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Berkeley, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(510) 893-6150 2330 Rose St
Berkeley, CA 94708
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
U of San Francisco School of Law
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(800) 510-3916 505 14th Street
Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
"The comfort I found in trusting my trial outcome to Ali was reinforced with every interaction. He was brilliant in the courtroom, assuming control and extracting the real truth from those who absolutely did not want to give it. He is alive and passionate and at all times I felt that the case was every bit as important to him as it was to me. With Ali, I won my case on every single issue and every single point. ... He is my lawyer for life! Do yourself the favor of getting to know him."
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Givelle J. Lamano
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(510) 842-0750 505 14th Street, Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Golden Gate University
GIVELLE LAMANO is an Oakland DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney who truly cares about her clients. She has represented people from all walks of life from gang members appealing their life sentences to corporate executives who have never been arrested. She is licensed in both state and federal courts and has served as a court appointed attorney for the Alameda County Bar Association, taking on cases when the public defenders office was unable to do so.

Ms. Lamano received the Super Lawyer Rising Star award in 2017 for her professional achievement and peer recognition. She ranks in the...
Jonathan Charles Dunten
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(510) 645-5900 212 9th Street, Suite 316
Oakland, CA 94607
Criminal and Immigration
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
I am licensed to practice law before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Board of Immigration Appeals, California State Courts, the Federal District Court for Northern California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

I received my undergraduate degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara with honors and my Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University School of Law, including certificates of specialization with distinction in international and business law.

I formerly served as a media liaison for the Northern California Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and was a professor of immigration and criminal...
Sergio H. Benavides
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Hayward, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 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...
Sam Amin
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(415) 300-2037 75 Broadway Street
Suite 202
San Francisco, CA 94111
Criminal and DUI
John F. Kennedy University
As a San Francisco criminal defense lawyer, Haitham (Sam) Amin is a passionate and aggressive advocate for the criminally accused. He has represented clients facing both felony and misdemeanor level offenses. Mr. Amin started his legal career early on in the Office of the Public Defenders in Solano County. He continued on to become a Deputy Public Defender in Marin County, tackling DUI and domestic violence cases for clients. This experience helped him gain crucial courtroom skill and insight. Now handling Criminal & DUI cases for his own clients in the Bay Area, Mr. Amin crafts strong and strategic cases....
Pezhman Pakneshan
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(415) 293-8454 1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Univ of Pennsylvania LS
The Pakneshan Firm is dedicated to representing clients accused, investigated or charged in state and federal criminal and administrative matters. The Pakneshan Firm is a Bay Area criminal and DUI law firm which has the experience, expertise and resources to handle all phases of your case. Our firm represents clients in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Santa Clara, and San Mateo counties. The Pakneshan Firm has established itself as one of the Bay Area’s premier criminal defense firms. We have a proven track record for getting the best possible results for our clients.

As a former...
Michael Ross
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
505 Montgomery Street 11th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Southwestern Law School
Michael Ross is a California Native and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for over twenty-five years. Recently married, Mr. Ross and his new wife Susan both live and work in San Francisco. A former prosecutor, (Deputy Attorney General for the Criminal Division, and a Special Prosecutor), Mr. Ross has earned a reputation for unrelenting, aggressive representation of persons charged with a crime. Mr. Ross is a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco (Criminal Section Member), the Young Scandinavians Club, the Dolphin Club, and the San Francisco SPCA (as a "Patron"). Mr. Ross...
Stanley Dale Radtke
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(510) 863-8058 3411 E. 12th St.
Ste. 122
Oakland, CA 94601
Criminal, Appeals, Immigration and Social Security Disability
University of San Francisco School of Law
Elliot Silver
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(510) 281-0470 330 2nd St.
Suite 204
Oakland, CA 94607
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Miami School of Law
Attorney Elliot Silver is a seasoned and experienced veteran criminal defense attorney. Since the age of five, Elliot always knew he wanted to be in court fighting for justice. Elliot is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law. Elliot has a reputation for getting his clients the results they want, whether it’s case dismissed, a fair and reasonable plea deal, or hearing a jury say “Not Guilty". Elliot has represented thousands of clients in various criminal matters and continues to provide inimitable dedication and unparalleled tenacity for his clients.
James Thomas Reilly
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(866) 251-4506 1970 Broadway, Suite 1145
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationOakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
Criminal, 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.
Alexander Fredrick Harper
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(510) 250-9477 420 Third Street
Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94607
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Juvenile
University of Florida
With over 10 years, 2,000 cases and numerous jury verdicts under my belt, I stand by ready to help you. I was a Deputy District Attorney for several years, and will put that experience to work for you. I will keep you informed and confident throughout your case. You let me worry about the case while you get on with your life. I am a United States Navy veteran of Afghanistan and a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal.
Francisco J. Rodriguez
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(510) 504-2030 524 7th St.
Oakland, CA 94607
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
New College of California SOL and California State University, Chico
"I am dedicated to my clients and work hard to achieve the results needed in every case" I have represented clients and continue to to serve the counties of San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, Napa, San Joaquin and all other Northern California Counties. No case is to big, and no case is to small. Each one has a certain value to the client and each deserves 110% effort. This is what I do! We Handle everything from: Traffic stop signs; to DMV suspensions; to DUI cases; to serious felonies.
Daniel Horowitz
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Lafayette, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(925) 283-1863 P.O. Box 1547
Lafayette, CA 94549
Criminal and DUI
Southwestern Univ School of Law and Southwestern University School of Law
Courtroom trial lawyer and television legal commentator. Daniel Horowitz is a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" and a certified Specialist in criminal law. (See website for the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.) Daniel Horowitz has taught trial law as a law school professor and published in many legal journals on topics as broad as trial evidence, trial motions and real property law.

Horowitz is often retained as a trial lawyer in cases that were expected to resolve but instead reached the courtroom. The lawyers who are top guns in their specific areas (e.g....
Lucy Stearns McAllister
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(877) 280-9944 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Criminal, Administrative, DUI and Domestic Violence
Santa Clara University
The Law Offices of Lucy S. McAllister is a California-based administrative law, licensing law and criminal law practice providing legal services for clients in California. Attorney McAllister has successfully won over 250 Superior Court trials as a Defense Attorney.With 30+ years experience as a civil and criminal attorney.

She specializes in the following areas of law:

Licensing Law :
Pre-hearing resolution of licensing issues, Administrative Hearings, Administrative Appeals, License Applications, Legal Advice, Handling License Criminal Disclosures (Applications, Renewals, Reinstatements), criminal record expungement.

Criminal Law:
Restraining orders, DUI charges and convictions, Domestic Violence, Sex Charges, Strikes Charges, Assault and Battery, Theft and Fraud,...
David T Reagan
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(510) 506-9061 725 Washington Street, Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94607
Free ConsultationCriminal
Santa Clara University School of Law
If you need skilled representation to expunge a conviction, terminate probation early, reduce a felony to a misdemeanor, or obtain any other clean record relief, the Law Office of David Reagan is here to assist your pursuit of justice.

The Law Office of David Reagan prides itself on being an experienced, client oriented clean record practice. Having worked in the criminal justice system for many years, we combine a toolbox of techniques with a dedicated focus on each of our clients to achieve a succesful outcome.

We know money is tight sometimes, particularly when dealing with criminal matters,...
John Michael Runfola
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(415) 391-4243 Pier 9 Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and Juvenile
San Francisco State University and University of San Francisco School of Law
John Runfola is a highly experienced and effective criminal defense attorney. His cases have at times drawn international attention, and he has succeeded in winning favorable results for clients both at trial and through skillful pre-trial work. He is listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and has earned the highest rating from the national lawyer registry Martindale Hubbell. Prior to starting his own practice, Mr. Runfola served as a Public Defender in San Francisco, where he gained invaluable courtroom experience. He is a seasoned trial lawyer, yet is equally adept at the behind-the-scenes work that often proves critical to a...
Leigh Ellen Johnson
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Richmond, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(510) 245-2468 3150 Hilltop Mall Road
#63
Richmond, CA 94806
Criminal, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Leigh E. Johnson is a practicing trial lawyer, and principal of “Trial Whisperer” Trial Consulting. Leigh is dedicated to assisting lawyers preparing for trial in both civil and criminal arenas. Her expertise is in developing an effective storyline that serves as the vortex for opposing counsel. She accurately identifies issues and reconstructs them to achieve positive outcomes within a variety of legal forums from arbitration to trial. Leigh’s philosophy is that in order to obtain the best results regardless of forum, you should always prepare your case as if it were going to trial. Leigh’s passion and primary focus...
Stephen Moskowitz
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(415) 394-7200 180 Montgomery Street, Ste. 1950
San Francisco, CA 94104
Criminal and Tax
New York Law School and Golden Gate University School of Law
For over thirty years, Steve and his law firm have successfully helped tens of thousands of clients with tax representation and resolving all types of tax situations that can arise with federal and state taxes. Examples of his services include, but are not limited to: civil and criminal tax representation, including representation in the related non-tax case, such as money laundering, audits with the various federal and state taxing authorities, tax planning, preparation of current and delinquent tax returns, resolution of disputed amounts due or inability to pay balances that the client agrees are due, defense of investors and promoters...
Alexander Cross
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 862-7677 1300 Clay St., Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of San Francisco School of Law
Mr. Cross is an expert in the field of criminal law. Mr. Cross will fight more aggressively than anyone to bring you the best outcome possible. His name brings chills to prosecutors, as evidenced by never losing a trial out of over 1,500 cases. He passionately cares about defending his clients and does everything within his power to help them. Having attended the University of California, Berkeley for Undergraduate studies, he received a B.A. in Legal Studies. He subsequently attended the prestigious San Francisco Law School to receive his J.D. He is a member of many associations, including...
Autumn HajMohammad
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(510) 832-1911 385 Grand Avenue
Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94610
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Autumn HajMohammad is a California native. She completed her B.A. in Public Policy at California State University, Bakersfield, while working for a State Senator. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. She graduated with honors and was granted membership into the prestigious Traynor Honor Society. Prior to opening her own firm, Ms. HajMohammad worked for the Kern County Public Defender's Office where she defended clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies. She also successfully represented clients convicted of homicide and sex offenses seeking habeas relief. Now accepting...
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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.