San Francisco, California Criminal Lawyers

Matt A. Sullivan Esq.
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 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... Read More »
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James Thomas Reilly
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San Francisco, CA 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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David Uthman
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience

Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - San FranciscoCalifornia
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John Stanko
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Free Consultation! Aggressive Representation for Criminal Charges! Get Help Now!

I am devoted to the defense of clients charged with criminal offenses. I help clients avoid jail and get on with their lives! Visit my website to see client testimonials and case results. Call for a free consultation.
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Sergio H. Benavides
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(415) 867-5181 1 Sansome Street
Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
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 24301 Southland Drive
Suite 212 B
Hayward, CA 94545
Adam Garrard Gasner
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(415) 782-6000 345 Franklin St
Law Chambers Bldg
San Francisco, CA 94102
Free ConsultationCriminal
University of San Francisco School of Law
GASNER CRIMINAL LAW is directed and managed by San Francisco native Adam G. Gasner. Mr. Gasner is board certified by the California State Bar as a specialist in criminal law – a distinction held by fewer than 400 of the more that 250,000 practicing lawyers in the State of California. Mr. Gasner holds an AV Preeminent® rating defense from Marindale-Hubbell. This rating signifies that Adam Gasner's peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards. He also currently serves as the president and officer of the...
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 One Embarcadero Center
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Offering intense, highly intelligent, and very attentive legal representation to individual and business clients throughout California, New York, Washington DC, Massachusetts, and Washington State in the following areas of law:

(1) BUSINESS & CONTRACTS: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Legal Compliance, Partnership Matters, Investments, Intellectual Property, Leases, Foreclosures

(2) CRIMINAL DEFENSE: Felony, Misdemeanors, Juvenile Matters, Violent Crimes, Sex Crimes, White Collar, Criminal Appeals

(3) DIVORCE & CUSTODY: High Conflict Divorce, Custody & Visitation, Restraining Orders, Kidnapping & Abduction, Collaborative Law and Mediation, Property Division

(4) EDUCATION LAW: Academic Discipline, Grade Disputes, Fee Disputes, Special Education, Teacher Contracts, Bullying, School Campus Crimes, Academic Freedom, School Misconduct,...
(800) 510-3916 276 Fifth Avenue, Suite 704
New York, NY 10001
(800) 510-3916 555 West Fifth Street
31st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(800) 510-3916 100 Cambridge Street
14th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
(800) 510-3916 177 Park Avenue
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
(800) 510-3916 505 14th Street
Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
(800) 510-3916 1420 Fifth Avenue
Suite 2200
Seattle, WA 98101
Christopher F. Morales
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(415) 552-1215 1388 Sutter Street, Suite 805
San Francisco, CA 94109
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 605 Middlefield Rd
Redwood City, CA 94063
John Michael Runfola
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 38 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...
Robert M. Amparan
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(855) 350-5005 861 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA 94103
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Golden Gate University School of Law
Stephen Moskowitz
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(415) 394-7200 180 Montgomery Street, Ste. 1950
San Francisco, CA 94104
Criminal and Tax
New York Law School and Golden Gate University School of Law
For over thirty years, Steve and his law firm have successfully helped tens of thousands of clients with tax representation and resolving all types of tax situations that can arise with federal and state taxes. Examples of his services include, but are not limited to: civil and criminal tax representation, including representation in the related non-tax case, such as money laundering, audits with the various federal and state taxing authorities, tax planning, preparation of current and delinquent tax returns, resolution of disputed amounts due or inability to pay balances that the client agrees are due, defense of investors and promoters...
Kevin E Mitchell
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 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.

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Lucy Stearns McAllister
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(877) 280-9944 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
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 255 N Market St
San Jose, CA 95110
Matt A. Sullivan Esq.
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(415) 770-0146 1388 Sutter St
#805
San Francisco, CA 94109
Free ConsultationSan Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 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...
Bethani L. Jackson
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience

Santa Clara University School of LawCalifornia
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Jeff Jackson
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

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,... Read More »
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Seth Paul Chazin
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(415) 222-6188 360 Ritch Street Suite 201
San Francisco, CA 94107
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Golden Gate University School of Law
San Francisco criminal defense lawyer Seth P. Chazin is certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Board of Legal Specialization and has been named a Northern California Top 100 Lawyer. During his more than 20 years of experience, attorney Chazin has effectively defended thousands of clients accused of crimes in the Bay Area, California and in various places throughout the United States. Drawing upon his history of success, he will provide clients with the knowledge, skill and aggressiveness needed to secure the best possible results.
(510) 507-8100 1164 Solano Ave
Albany, CA 94706
(800) 242-1514 1604 Solano Avenue
Albany, CA 94707
Michael Ross
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
505 Montgomery Street 11th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Southwestern Law School
Michael Ross is a California Native and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for over twenty-five years. Recently married, Mr. Ross and his new wife Susan both live and work in San Francisco. A former prosecutor, (Deputy Attorney General for the Criminal Division, and a Special Prosecutor), Mr. Ross has earned a reputation for unrelenting, aggressive representation of persons charged with a crime. Mr. Ross is a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco (Criminal Section Member), the Young Scandinavians Club, the Dolphin Club, and the San Francisco SPCA (as a "Patron"). Mr. Ross...
(916) 482-6800 Sacramento, CA 95814
David Uthman
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(415) 556-9200 855 Bryant St
#200
San Francisco, CA 94103
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - San Francisco
Kara Rachel Lavy
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(212) 321-0226 4 Embarcadero Center
#1400
San Francisco, CA 94111
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Immigration
California Western School of Law and University of California - Santa Barbara
Frank Scott Moore
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(415) 292-6091 235 Montgomery Street, Suite 854
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Civil Rights and White Collar Crime
U of San Francisco School of Law
When individuals or businesses are involved in any form of litigation, they want an attorney who offers face-to-face contact and provides valuable legal services at competitive and reasonable costs. The Law Offices of Frank S. Moore, APC in San Francisco and Healdsburg, California, has attorneys on staff and "of counsel" that are committed and dedicated to clients and have extensive experience in the following areas of practice: • Business Litigation • Appeals and Writs • Federal and White Collar Criminal Defense • Wrongful Death • Personal Injury • Civil Rights • Disability...
(877) 292-6091 245 Clear Ridge Drive
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Alexander Cross
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(800) 862-7677 201 Spear St.
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
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...
(800) 862-7677 1990 N. California Blvd.
8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(800) 862-7677 111 N. Market St.
Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
(800) 862-7677 1900 S. Norfolk St.
Suite 350
San Mateo, CA 94403
(800) 862-7677 1300 Clay St., Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Jacob Harker
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 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.
Pezhman Pakneshan
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(415) 293-8454 One Market Street
Spear Tower, Suite 3600
San Francisco, CA 94105
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Univ of Pennsylvania LS
Deepti Shikha Sethi
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(415) 666-2316 580 California Street, 12th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
UC Hastings COL
James Thomas Reilly
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(415) 666-2316 580 California Street, 12th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationCriminal, 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.
(408) 333-9622 2570 N. 1st Street, 2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95131
(510) 877-8356 1970 Broadway, Suite 1145
Oakland, CA 94612
(916) 830-0061 770 L Street, Suite 950
Sacramento, CA 95814
(925) 218-4730 6200 Stoneridge Mall Rd, #300
Pleasanton, CA 94588
(650) 763-8766 533 Airport Boulevard, Suite 400
Burlingame, CA 94010
(415) 524-7717 4040 Civic Center Drive, Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94903
(510) 412-8900 146 Washington Ave.
Suite D
Richmond, CA 94801
Brendan Hickey
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San Fransco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(415) 494-8444 Pier 9, Suite 100
The Embarcadero
San Fransco, CA 94111
Criminal, DUI, Immigration and White Collar Crime
Harvard Law School
David Nick
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(415) 552-4444 345 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Criminal, Appeals and Civil Rights
U of San Francisco School of Law
California Criminal Defense and Civil Rights Attorney, J. David Nick is dedicated to representing individuals charged with criminal offenses in both the California State and Federal Courts. Mr. Nick has been providing legal advice regarding California’s medical marijuana laws since their inception in 1996. Currently, he is litigating various aspects of California’s new recreational marijuana laws (Proposition 64), including business permitting, prior marijuana convictions record clearance and criminal defense. Mr. Nick accepts civil rights cases involving violation of state and federal rights, police brutality and violation of school aged children constitutional rights. Mr. Nick, a graduate of the...
(760) 778-8250 1111 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
E. Michael Linscheid
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(415) 782-6002 345 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Stockbroker Fraud
University of San Francisco, School of Law
John D Fitzpatrick
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(415) 857-4396 PO Box 471363
San Francisco, CA 94147
Criminal, Animal, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
CA General Practice Attorney dog dad history nerd outdoorsman huge "Settlers of Catan" fan
Mr. Eloy Ivan Trujillo
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(707) 846-0077 1686 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and DUI
Stanford University
Rose Mishaan
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(855) 350-5005 861 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA 94103
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Samuel Geller
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(415) 515-3545 75 Broadway Street
Suite 202
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationCriminal
Sam is a Bay Area native. He went to college and law school in San Francisco. Sam is more than just a defense attorney and prides himself on helping his clients during difficult times. Sam is never afraid to take the unpopular position in court and will always fight hard for you. No matter what, he will do his best to get the job done and give your case the best result possible. He has represented clients dealing with minor misdemeanor offenses to serious felonious sex offenses. Sam began his defense attorney career as a public...
Jeffrey Bruce Neustadt
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(415) 434-4440 PO Box 170249
San Francisco, CA 94117
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and White Collar Crime
Boston College Law School and Boston College Law School
I have been practicing law in San Francisco California and all of the Bay Area counties for over 30 years. My practice consists of various things but primarily the trial practice including Civil, Criminal in all its aspects, and Family law. Over the course of my career, I have had a great deal of experience in each of these areas and others. I have never lost my enthusiasm nor my interest in the protection of my clients.
Paul Nathan Puri
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(415) 295-1670 524 Union Street
#244
San Francisco, CA 94133
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of the Pacific
Puri Law successfully defends serious felony and misdemeanor cases in state and federal court. We are by far the most aggressive criminal defense attorneys, the best of the best.
Oliver K Burchill
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San Francisco , CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(415) 906-3838 1 Sansome Street
Suite 3500
San Francisco , CA 94104
Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Western State University College of Law
John M. M. Kaman
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(415) 753-1889 360 Ritch St
Suite 201
San Francisco, CA 94107
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall)
Haitham G. 'Sam' Amin
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(415) 300-2037 75 Broadway Street
Suite 202
San Francisco, CA 94111
Criminal
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 DUI cases for his own clients in the Bay Area, Mr. Amin crafts strong and strategic cases. No matter...
Michael J. Silveira
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(415) 795-3890 1686 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA 94103
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Golden Gate University School of Law
Michael Thomas O'Flannigan
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(415) 385-8223 P.O. Box 411413
San Francisco, CA 94141
Criminal, Administrative, Appeals and Business
Univ of Wyoming COL
Michael O'Flannigan is a San Francisco attorney with a proven track record in general litigation and appellate practice. He has appeared before both state and federal courts and is experienced with motions, writs, discovery, petitions, appellate briefing, and oral argument. Before entering private practice, Michael served as a law clerk in Federal District Court and at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Christina DiEdoardo
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(415) 839-5098 201 Spear Street
#1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
Alin D. Cintean
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(415) 946-4020 201 Spear St #1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
C. Zadik Shapiro
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(415) 336-7534 15 Boardman Pl
Suite Two
San Francisco, CA 94103
Criminal
Golden Gate University School of Law and Florida State University College of Law
Raymond Ambrosio Buenaventura
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(650) 727-6508 555 California Street
Suite 4925
San Francisco, CA 94104
Criminal, Civil Rights, DUI and White Collar Crime
Whittier Coll School of Law
Suzanne Marie Morris
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(415) 848-9130 899 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
UC Hastings COL
John David Forsyth
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(415) 401-0729 2431 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94115
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Native American
UC Hastings COL
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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.