Gilroy, California Criminal Lawyers

Edward A. Kraus
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience

Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - BerkeleyCalifornia
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James Thomas Reilly
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 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... Read More »
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Gilroy, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(408) 848-2208 449 Leavesley Rd
Gilroy, CA 95020
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Gilroy, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(408) 848-1113 7459 Monterey St
Gilroy, CA 95020
Criminal, DUI and Workers' Comp
Monterey COL
Steven Edward Springer
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Morgan Hill, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(888) 490-9852 16360 Monterey St. Ste. 180
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
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.
Caitlin Jachimowicz
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Morgan Hill, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(800) 576-4210 17485 Monterey Road
Suite 204
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Criminal
Santa Clara University
Caitlin Robinett Jachimowicz is a graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law in Santa Clara, California, where she received a certificate in Public Interest and Social Justice Law. She also served as the Student Bar Association President and participated in various organizations and community service groups throughout law school. Mrs. Jachimowicz was awarded the Student Leader of the Year award in 2010 and was awarded scholarships from the NAACP and Santa Clara Law Alumni Association for her pro bono and volunteer work with underprivileged communities. Mrs. Jachimowicz was featured in the Santa Clara Law and Undergraduate magazines for her...
Joshua R. Jachimowicz
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Morgan Hill, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(800) 576-4210 17485 Monterey Road
Suite 204
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
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...
Albie Jachimowicz
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Morgan Hill, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(800) 576-4210 17485 Monterey Rd.
Suite 204
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Albie Jachimowicz, a former police officer in San Mateo County, was admitted to the State Bar in 1982 and has been both a winning criminal and civil trial lawyer for several years since that time. He has tried a wide variety of cases in State and Federal court, including murder cases. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from California State University at Sacramento and received his law degree from Santa Clara Law School. In his free time, Mr. Jachimowicz races in both road and off-road bicycle races and is one of the most experienced attorneys in California for dealing with...
Robert Barrie Mitchell
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Morgan Hill, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(408) 779-7879 45 East 1st Street
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Elizabeth Ann Mello
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Coyote, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(408) 694-3346 PO Box 13205
Coyote, CA 95013
Criminal, Business and DUI
Morgan Hill, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(408) 779-0007 25 W 1st St
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
San Jose, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(877) 791-1836 388 Santana Row
San Jose, CA 95128
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Aptos, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(831) 662-8536 221 Via Lantana
Aptos, CA 95003
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Salinas, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(831) 663-5018 6323 Tustin Rd
Salinas, CA 93907
Criminal and DUI
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Hollister, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 57 years experience
(831) 637-5521 350 5th St
Hollister, CA 95023
Criminal, Business, DUI and Estate Planning
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Hollister, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(831) 636-4040 481 4th St Fl 2
Hollister, CA 95023-3840
Criminal
Watsonville, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(831) 728-7077 116 Martinelli St
Watsonville, CA 95076
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Aptos, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 54 years experience
(831) 688-6002 202 Florence Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
Criminal, DUI and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Hollister, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(831) 637-1618 911 Monterey St
Hollister, CA 95023
Criminal, Bankruptcy and DUI
Univ of Wisconsin Law School
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)...
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 177 Park Avenue
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Attorney Shahrestani offers intense, intelligent, and attentive legal representation to individual and business clients in high-stakes, high conflict, and time sensitive litigation, negotiation, and transactional matters. Call today to set a Phone Consultation to discuss your concerns: 800-510-3916.

Fluent Spanish, French, Italian, Farsi.

Serving: San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles County, New York City Metro Area, Boston & Cambridge Metro Areas, Washington DC, Seattle.

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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.
Mr. Nafiz M. Ahmed
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(408) 217-8818 1922 The Alameda
Suite 201
San Jose, CA 95126
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
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...
Erik Steven Johnson
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(408) 246-3004 247 N. Third Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Erik Steven Johnson is a dedicated criminal defense attorney with a unique passion for defending the legal rights of his clients. His particular legal experience includes, but is not limited to: driving under the influence (DUI), domestic violence, hit-and-run accidents, drug-related offenses, theft (both petty and grand), and sex crimes, among many more. He is committed to providing the best legal representation to his clients, and maintains a high percentage of client satisfaction, thanks, in part, to being detail oriented.

Mr. Johnson is an honors-scholarship graduate from Saint Mary's College, where he received a bachelor's degree in political theory. He has...
William Vadim Pernik
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Salinas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(831) 222-3922 40 Central Avenue
Suite 4
Salinas, CA 93901
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of San Francisco School of Law
William V. Pernik is a criminal defense attorney licensed to practice in all state courts in California. His office is located in Salinas, in a historic Austin House just minutes away from the courthouse. William Pernik practices exclusively in the field of criminal defense. Born in former Soviet Ukraine, William Pernik immigrated to the United States in 1996. He obtained an undergraduate degree in Psychology from U.C. Davis and a juris doctor degree from University of San Francisco School of Law, from which he graduated with Honors (cum laude), a certificate in Public Interest Law, and a number of...
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
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...
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.
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...
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
John Fredrick Klopfenstein
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Salinas, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(831) 751-3947 9 W Gabilan St. Suite 6
Salinas, CA 93901
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Employment and Traffic Tickets
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
John is a former Deputy Public Defender for two separate Public Defender offices and has 23 years of criminal law experience. He has handled from simple traffic ticket cases all the way to murder with very successful results
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.
Adam Allen Arant
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(408) 680-2763 2131 The Alameda
Suite C
San Jose, CA 95126
Criminal
U.C. Davis School of Law
Kenneth Howard Krebs
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Livermore, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(925) 308-6861 487 South J Street
Livermore, CA 94550
Free ConsultationCriminal
University of San Francisco School of Law
As the founding partner of Karlstrom & Krebs, Alameda County lawyer Kenneth H. Krebs offers legal counsel to people accused of crimes, as well as a variety of civil legal matters. For over 31 years, Attorney Krebs has been practicing law in the state of California. His legal diligence over the years has earned him Martindale-Hubbell® BV Distinguished® recognition. He is a graduate of California State University Hayward and the University of San Francisco School of Law. Learn more by contacting his firm today.
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.
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...
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
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
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,...
William Austin Chestnut Jr
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(408) 298-6990 4020 Moorpark Ave., Ste. 214
San Jose, CA 95117
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Having practiced criminal defense for 40 years, I have considerable trial skills and knowledge of how the system works. Before becoming an attorney, I worked seven years as a probation officer. I am very knowledgeable about people, am personable and empathetic. I have spoken Spanish for over 50 years, and many of my clients are Latino.
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...
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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.