Pleasanton, 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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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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James Thomas Reilly
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Pleasanton, 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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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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Lynn Gorelick
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Pleasanton, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(925) 847-3006 4900 Hopyard Road, West Lobby
Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
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...
Christopher A. Lamiero
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Dublin, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(925) 452-8214 11501 Dublin Blvd
Suite 200
Dublin, CA 94568
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
University of San Francisco School of Law
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 prosecutions. I was the trial prosecutor in the case of People v. Madison, Merel, and Cazares. The case involved the prosecution of three men for the murder of Gwen Araujo, a transgender, teenaged girl from Newark, California. The famous case became the subject of a Lifetime Network movie called, "A Girl Like Me."

There is no aspect of the...
John W. Noonan
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Dublin, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 56 years experience
(877) 463-3390 6379 Clark Ave
#250
Dublin, CA 94568
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Santa Clara University School of Law and Lincoln University Law School
Megan Therese Burns
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Pleasanton, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(925) 460-8484 6601 Owens Drive
Suite 238
Pleasanton, CA 94588
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...
Rabin Nabizadeh
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(925) 218-4730 6200 Stoneridge Mall Rd #300
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationPleasanton, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
UC Hastings COL
Leon J. Mezzetti Jr.
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Pleasanton, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(877) 791-1836 164 Main Street
Suite C
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Santa Clara University School of Law
John William Stovall III
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Pleasanton, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(209) 565-4050 4900 Hopyard Road, Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Family
Humphreys College
Ivan O.B. Morse
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Dublin, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(925) 828-5307 11700 Dublin Boulevard
Suite 240
Dublin, CA 94568
Criminal, Animal, Appeals and DUI
San Francisco Law School
Ivan Morse has been successfully helping people accused of crimes since 1981. The main reason for his success is the fact he was an Oakland Police Officer for seven years. He understands how police think and how they operate including, but not limited to, reasons they make stops, tactics used when interviewing people, reasons they make arrests and strategies they use to write police reports.
Attorney Morse is passionate to ensure everyone's constitutional rights are not violated. He likes to help people who find themselves accused of a crime and subjected to the criminal justice system. Because of his passion and...
Frank Domenico Presto III
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Pleasanton, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(925) 846-4006 4900 Hopyard Rd., Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Criminal, Civil Rights and Family
San Francisco Law Sch
Michael Scott Martin
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Pleasanton, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(925) 218-3944 4900 Hopyard Road, Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Criminal, Divorce, Family and White Collar Crime
Contact my office for a consultation at (888) 200-6526. As a former prosecutor, I have handled an extensive and heavy caseload and spent countless hours negotiating with other attorneys and preparing for and taking cases to trial. As a prosecutor I handled over 500 arraignments, 40 cases to resolution, and five jury trials, including a six week special circumstance homicide trial, as a second chair attorney. It is this experience that I will bring to your case. You can be assured, my office will communicate with you as your case develops and zealously represent...
Pleasanton, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(925) 460-8484 6601 Owens Dr
Ste 238
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Stanford Law School
Pleasanton, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 53 years experience
(510) 785-8400 6601 Owens Dr
Ste 238
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Pleasanton, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(925) 251-0535 5870 Stoneridge Mall Rd
Ste 205
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Criminal, Bankruptcy and DUI
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Dublin, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(925) 828-3008 6990 Village Pkwy
Ste 208
Dublin, CA 94568
Criminal and DUI
Pleasanton, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 54 years experience
(925) 484-3233 5820 Stoneridge Mall Rd
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Criminal
Univ of Michigan Law Sch
Pleasanton, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(925) 271-4342 239 Main Street
Suite H
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
John Marshall Law School
Pleasanton, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(925) 469-9155 5820 Stoneridge Mall Rd
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Criminal and Personal Injury
Pleasanton, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(925) 924-6049 4300 Hacienda Dr
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Criminal, Business and IP
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Pleasanton, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(925) 463-3311 5674 Stoneridge Dr #201
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Criminal
U of San Francisco School of Law
Pleasanton, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(805) 252-3160 4300 Black Ave # 91
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Criminal
Kenneth Howard Krebs
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Livermore, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 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.
Adam Allen Arant
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Fremont, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(510) 764-1544 39111 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Suite 203
Fremont, CA 94538
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
U.C. Davis School of Law
Adam Allen Arant is a dedicated criminal defense attorney in Fremont and the founder of The Law Offices of Adam Allen Arant. He has committed his career to helping individuals protect their rights. Attorney Arant started his legal journey at the University of California, Davis where he received both his bachelor's and juris doctorate degrees. After graduating law school, he worked with the Sacramento law firm of Diepenbrock Harrison. Wanting to defend the rights of those charged with crimes, he started his own firm. Attorney Arant takes the time to understand each case he takes on, giving the client his...
Chris Feasel
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San Ramon, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(925) 605-8747 11040 Bollinger Canyon Rd
Suite E - 507
San Ramon, CA 94582
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Santa Clara University School of Law
The Law Office of Christopher J. Feasel offers professional criminal defense for a wide range of criminal charges. The firm is committed to defending the rights of the accused. Mr. Feasel handles felony and misdemeanor matters as well as traffic offenses in all counties in the San Francisco Bay Area. A graduate of the University of California, Davis, and Santa Clara University School of Law, Christopher J. Feasel began his career with the San Mateo County District Attorney's office. While there, he prosecuted every manner of case, including DUI/DWI, drug offences, identity theft, domestic violence, and attempted murder. An experienced...
Peter Tuann
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San Ramon, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(925) 831-4878 111 Deerwood Road
#200
San Ramon, CA 94583
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
We aim to serve residents of the Tri-Valley area in litigation, landlord-tenant, real estate litigation, family law, and immigration.
Guy Ellery Louie
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San Ramon, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(925) 234-1440 2010 Crow Canyon Place Suite 100
San Ramon, CA 94583
Criminal, Animal, Appeals and DUI
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Ghazal Sharif
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Pleasanton, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(925) 768-7718 Pleasanton, CA 94566
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
California Western School of Law
Ghazal Sharif is a former prosecutor and experienced Bay Area DUI and criminal defense lawyer. She is best described as a person who helps ease the stress and anxiety of people accused of crimes, while serving as an passionate and determined advocate for their justice.

She has a proven track record of favorable results and satisfied clients because she has prosecuted and defended thousands of DUI cases since the beginning of her career. Her experience, tenacity and goodwill has built credibility with judges, prosecutors, bailiffs, courtroom clerks and former clients.

Call or text 925–768–7718 for a...
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...
James Thomas Reilly
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(866) 251-4506 6200 Stoneridge Mall Rd, #300
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationPleasanton, 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.
Steven Edward Springer
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Fremont, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(888) 490-9852 39275 State Street
Fremont, CA 94538
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Employment and White Collar Crime
Santa Clara University
Help small to medium size companies navigate through a wide variety of legal challenges: formation, funding, governmental impediments, operational legal planning, merger and acquisition, employee relations, and labor compliance. All with the goal of litigation avoidance. Litigation in all California state courts and the Northern and Eastern U.S. District Courts of California.
Justin Kirk Tabayoyon
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Walnut Creek, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(925) 609-4003 1990 North California Blvd
8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
John F. Kennedy University
Mr. Tabayoyon is a United States Army veteran that holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Davis in Managerial Economics and a Juris Doctor degree from John F. Kennedy University School of Law. He decided to practice in the areas of criminal defense, family law, and personal injury because of his own personal experiences in those areas of law. He is a zealous and aggressive advocate for his clients. He strongly believes in limited government, freedom, civil liberty, parental rights, and gender neutral application of the law. Mr. Tabayoyon is a highly experienced trial attorney....
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...
Joseph Anthony Motta
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Walnut Creek, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(925) 954-8983 1717 N California Blvd, Suite 3D
Suite 3D
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Criminal and Personal Injury
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Joseph A. Motta was born and raised in the East Bay. He attended St. Mary’s College and graduated in 1984. He graduated from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento in 1987. Joe’s legal career started as a Deputy District Attorney in Contra Costa County; from 1988 to 2004. There, he handled thousands of cases. He was a trial attorney on every team including Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Homicide. He supervised the Misdemeanor, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault Teams; as a supervisor, he maintained his own load of serious cases. As a deputy D.A., Joe prosecuted a number of high...
Blackie Burak
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Walnut Creek, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(866) 252-5384 .
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of San Francisco School of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law and LaSalle University
Most experienced DUI lawyer in N. California. Over 44 years in practice. Co-founder and past president of the state-wide California Association of DUI Lawyers (CDLA). Received State Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law designation in 1985. Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award from CDLA in 2015.
Richard Allen Madsen Jr
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Walnut Creek, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(925) 974-0800 Civic Plaza
1655 North Main Street, Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Criminal, Business, DUI and Insurance Defense
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Criminal Defense and DUI attorney Richard A. Madsen, Jr. (a former Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney) has represented thousands of first-time offenders who have been arrested or charged with driving under the influence throughout the Bay Area and Northern California. Mr. Madsen's impeccable reputation speaks for itself. Recognized as a highly skilled trial lawyer and negotiator, and well seasoned in the intricacies of the Department of Motor Vehicles, Mr. Madsen works tirelessly to protect his clients' rights and achieve superior results. Mr. Madsen knows the system. For nearly twenty years, Mr. Madsen has utilized his reputation and long-standing relationships...
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...
Gustavo Magana, Jr.
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Santa Clara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 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...
Daymon Morris Ferguson
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Milpitas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(408) 262-0136 500 E Calaveras Blvd ste 203
Milpitas, CA 95035
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Landlord Tenant
Peninsula Univ Law Sch
Dean Warren Feldman
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Hayward, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(510) 782-6212 22693 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, CA 94541
Criminal, Bankruptcy and Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Mr. Douglas Aeldred Unsworth J.D.
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San Leandro, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(510) 483-6650 1330 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA 94577
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
UC Hastings COL
Alison Sara Minet Adams
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(408) 333-9622 2570 N 1st Street
2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95131
Criminal
Loyola Law School
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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.