Los Altos, California Criminal Lawyers

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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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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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
Los Altos, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(650) 969-3687 5150 El Camino Real?# D22
Los Altos, CA 94022
Criminal
California Western School of Law
Los Altos, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(650) 864-9330 4984 El Camino Real
Los Altos, CA 94022
Criminal and DUI
UC Hastings COL
Los Altos, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
180 2nd St
Los Altos, CA 94022
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Western State Univ
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...
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.
(877) 250-7521 4137 Abel Avenue
Palo Alto , CA 94306
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)...
(415) 552-1215 1388 Sutter Street, Suite 805
San Francisco, CA 94109
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
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
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.
(408) 648-2399 2007 W Hedding St #104
San Jose, CA 95128
Ross Benjamin Green
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 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,...
Redwood City, CA 94063
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.
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
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
Gustavo Magana, Jr.
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Santa Clara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(408) 430-0411 4701 Patrick Henry Dr. Bldg 16, Suite 15F
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Santa Clara University School of Law
Attorney Gustavo Magaña is a personal injury and criminal defense attorney who was born in San Jose California and has been a Bay Area native his entire life.

After working for prominent firms in the Bay Area, Mr. Magaña decided to open the Law Office of Gustavo Magaña to provide better service to his community. Mr. Magaña’s unique background and experience allows him to provide his clients with distinctive representation and personal service.

Mr. Magaña attended Santa Clara University for both his undergraduate and law school education. Mr. Magaña graduated from Santa Clara undergraduate school with a Bachelors degree in Political Science...
James E Dunn
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Palo Alto, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
228 Hamilton Avenue, 3rd Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94301
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...
505 14th Street, Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
2033 Gateway Place, 5th Floor
San Jose, CA 95110
(650) 285-5478 620 Jefferson Ave
Redwood City, CA 94063
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
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
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
Anthony Napolitano
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Cupertino, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(650) 399-9545 19925 Stevens Creek Blvd
Suite 100
Cupertino, CA 95014
Criminal
Anthony Napolitano is a skilled business attorney in Santa Clara and the founder of The Napolitano Law Office. He started his legal career at the University of Virginia School of Law, where he graduated with his Juris Doctor. While in law school, he was also a member of the Virginia Law Review. He also earned bachelor degrees in Political Science and Biology from UCLA. This experience gives him insight into business matters and delving into complex information and paying attention to the details. Attorney Napolitano interned with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and worked in a litigation law firm...
Shari Sukaram
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(408) 217-8818 1922 The Alameda Suite 201
San Jose, CA 95126
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.
(650) 299-0500 600 Allerton Street
Suite 201
Redwood City, CA 94063
Michael Joseph Hroziencik
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 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
Matthew Jon Miller
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Sunnyvale, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(408) 746-5470 1111 W. El Camino Real
Suite 109-371
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and DUI
University of California - Los Angeles
It can be a very trying and stressful time when you find yourself in need of an attorney. Not only are you concerned about your particular legal issue, but like most people, you are concerned about the relationship you will have with your attorney and the fees that will be charged. Let's face it, lawyers, like politicians, have a bad reputation. People worry their attorney will not take their case seriously, or will try to squeeze every dime they can out of the case. I understand these feelings and concerns. Unfortunately, they are far too often justified. Before I became a...
Patrick Meyering
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Sunnyvale, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(408) 507-0039 141 S Taaffe St # 511
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Criminal, Immigration and Real Estate
College of Law
* Attorney and Real Estate Broker
* Member of the U.S. Supreme Court and California State Bars.
* Taught evening law courses at San Jose State, San Francisco State and the University of San Francisco.
* Serves as a Judge Pro Tem for the Santa Clara County Superior Court.
Atty Thomas Greenberg
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Attorney
2000 Broadway St.
Redwood City, CA 94063
Criminal
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
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...
(415) 867-5181 1 Sansome Street
Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
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.
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...
(800) 576-4210 1530 The Alameda
Suite 115
San Jose, CA 95126
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...
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...
(925) 847-3006 4900 Hopyard Road, West Lobby
Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
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...
(408) 246-5500 1530 The Alameda
Suite 115
San Jose, CA 95126
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...
(877) 280-9944 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
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
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,...
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.
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
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...
(925) 460-8484 2121 N. California Blvd.
Suite 290
Walnut Creek, 94596
(925) 460-8484 6601 Owens Drive
Suite 238
Pleasanton, CA 94588
(510) 785-8400 717 Washington Street
Oakland, CA 94607
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
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...
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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.