Oakland, California Criminal Lawyers

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

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... Read More »
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Elliot Silver
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Oakland, CA 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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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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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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James Thomas Reilly
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Oakland, CA 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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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...
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 14 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...
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.
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,...
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.
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
Hugo Ernesto Castillo
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(510) 686-1555 725 Washington Street
Suite 201
Oakland, CA 94607
Criminal
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Have you been arrested with a criminal offense in Oakland? If so, it may be in your best interest to contact The Castillo Law Office. For nearly 15 years, Attorney Ernie Castillo has been representing the criminally accused in both state and federal courts. Mr. Castillo was selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars? Edition of 2013, and he received the Client Distinction Award for 2013 by Martindale-Hubbell®. In addition, he is a former extern for a federal judge, where he had the opportunity to work behind the scenes and witness the thought processes behind a judge’s decision...
Dionne Choyce
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(510) 734-3145 1300 Clay St.
6th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
The Choyce Law Firm- Sacramento DUI Lawyer Dionne Choyce has acquired a great reputation for being a passionate and hardworking trial attorney. His courtroom development began at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he helped lead the McGeorge trial competition team to a Regional Championship in the American Trial Lawyers Association Competition (ATLA). After graduating from law school, Mr. Choyce went to work for the Alameda County District Attorneyâs Office (Oakland, CA), where he gained extensive courtroom experience prosecuting all phases of criminal cases, including jury trials, felony preliminary hearings, juvenile felony trials, as well as...
Michael J. Silveira
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(415) 795-3890 184 13th St
#2
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Golden Gate University School of Law
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.
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...
Nabiel Ahmed
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(510) 907-6600 1330 Broadway
Suite 948
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Nabiel C. Ahmed is an attorney who has devoted his career to representing Oakland’s criminally accused. He is the founder of The Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed, a practice solely devoted to handling criminal cases. Before establishing his private practice, Attorney Ahmed aided numerous Californians as a deputy public defender. He holds an Excellent 8.7 rating on Avvo. For more information, contact his firm today and receive a case evaluation at no cost.
Robbi Abrams Cook
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(510) 208-5051 420 3rd Street
Suite #200
Oakland, CA 94607
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Boston University School of Law
Have you been arrested or charged with a DUI or other crime? When you are accused of a crime, you face the risk of losing your liberty, livelihood and reputation. It is crucial that you have an experienced criminal defense and DUI lawyer at your side that is committed to providing you with a smart and aggressive defense. Robbi A. Cook is an experienced courtroom lawyer who has the knowledge and skills you need during this difficult time. She is fiercely dedicated to obtaining the best possible outcome for each and every client, whether it is...
Arezou Bakhtjou
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(949) 216-0628 1999 Harrison St Suite 1800
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationCriminal and Immigration
?Law Office of Arezou Bakhtjou is located in Oakland, CA and helps clients in Richmond, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, Hayward, San Leandro, Pleasanton, Martinez, Palo Alto, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, and all Bay Area Counties including Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Solano County, and San Francisco County.? Memberships: Alameda County Bar Association ?Alameda County Bar Association Criminal Division (Board Member) Women Lawyers of Alameda County Alameda County Court Appointed Attorneys Program Alameda County Bar Association Judicial Appointments Evaluation Committee Experience: County of Contra Costa Court Appointed Attorneys Program Placer County...
Tel Cary-Sadler
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(510) 350-7751 1300 Clay St., Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Harvard Law School
Mr. Sadler represents clients in DUI and criminal cases throughout the Bay Area. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, with skills and experience in every area of criminal law, and a track record of getting the charges reduced or dismissed. At the Sadler Law Firm, our goal is to provide quality and affordable legal representation to every client, regardless of the situation. Call us 24/7 for a FREE consultation and we will answer all of your legal questions. We offer affordable rates and payment plans.
William Walraven
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(415) 247-0701 317 Washington Street, Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94607
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Golden Gate University School of Law
Manjula Martin
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(415) 617-9375 505 14th Street Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
MANJULA MARTIN is a criminal defense attorney at Lamano Law Office. Prior to her work with LLO, she clerked for the San Francisco District Attorney’s office where she worked on domestic violence cases, sexual assault crimes, and felony preliminary hearings. She received the Cali Excellence Award for Criminal Litigation in 2008 and helped draft a presentation that was used at an international conference on identifying and combatting Human Trafficking. It was during this tenure that she realized that her true passion in helping people.

Ms. Martin went on to represent low-income women seeking to leave abusive situations in...
James E Dunn
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
505 14th Street, Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
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...
Ms.  Karen Lee Landau
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(510) 839-9230 2626 Harrison St
Oakland, CA 94610
Criminal and Appeals
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Karen Landau is a specialist in civil and criminal appeals who practices in all federal circuit courts and in the California appellate courts. Ms. Landau is very experienced in federal sentencing matters and provides consulting services and representation at sentencing.
Eugene Illovsky
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(510) 394-5885 1611 Telegraph Avenue
Suite 806
Oakland, CA 94612
Criminal, Antitrust, Appeals and Business
Yale Law School
Jesse Clifford Adams Esq.
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(510) 846-1013 1244 E. 33rd Street
Oakland, CA 94610-4029
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Products Liability
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
James Phillip Vaughns
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(510) 583-9622 6114 La Salle Ave
Oakland, CA 94611
Criminal, Entertainment & Sports and Immigration
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
John Thomas Bell
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(510) 444-4638 610 16th St
Oakland, CA 94612
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
John T. Bell is a 1998 graduate of University of California-Hastings College of the Law. Mr. Bell practices in the following areas of law: criminal defense, personal injury, insurance disputes, civil rights, and special bus certificates. Mr. Bell served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Carl Vinson prior to becoming an attorney.
Walter Phillip Riley
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(510) 451-1422 1440 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
Criminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Juvenile
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Suzanne Adele Luban
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(510) 832-3555 3758 Grand Ave. #4
Oakland, CA 94610
Criminal and DUI
UCLA School of Law
Deborah Louise Levy
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(510) 251-1850 360 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94610
Criminal, DUI and Juvenile
Florida State University College of Law
Dennis Julian Roberts
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 54 years experience
(510) 465-6363 370 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94610
Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Jo-Anna Marie Nieves
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(510) 588-8580 505 14th St., Ste. 900
Oakland, CA 94612
Criminal
Julia Deutsch
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(510) 496-4598 1999 Harrison Street
Suite 1800
Oakland, CA 94612
Criminal
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...
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...
Kevin E Mitchell
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(415) 581-0885 885 Bryant Street, 2d Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Personal Injury
Golden Gate University School of Law
Mr. Mitchell is dedicated to defense by training and experience, familiar with the demands of protecting the interests of the criminally accused. He worked for 7 years as a Public Defender and handled thousands of cases before going into private practice. He has experience in representing individuals in cases involving Homicide, Domestic Violence, DUI, Drug Sales and Possession, Weapons, Elder Abuse, Assault and Battery, Burglary, Robbery, Evading, Gang, White Collar Crimes, Conspiracy and Probation Violations.

He also pursues Civil Right Violations, police misconduct cases, ensuring his clients are afforded their rights or compensation for the deprivation of the same.

If you've been...
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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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....
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,...
Matt A. Sullivan Esq.
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(415) 770-0146 1000 Brannan St
#400
San Francisco, CA 94103
Free ConsultationSan Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of San Francisco School of Law
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 clients, including small business owners, tech workers, college students, nurses, firefighters, police officers, attorneys, and regular citizens.

Matt Sullivan is a University of San Francisco Law School graduate. Mr. Sullivan was selected to the 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers list in the practice area of criminal defense. Prior to opening his own office he was a trial attorney in the Marin Public Defender's Office, and he also worked...
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...
Jacob Harker
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(415) 624-7602 582 Market, Suite 1007
San Francisco, CA 94104
Criminal, Business, Family and Personal Injury
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Jacob Harker is a San Francisco Bay Area attorney. Mr. Harker has set up and run his law practice in a cost-effective and practical manner. He has done so in an effort to pass on the savings to his clients. As an attorney, Mr. Harker sees his practice as taking the lead in a new era of legal 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.