San Leandro, California Criminal Lawyers

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

I’m an experienced Bay Area criminal defense lawyer and represent individuals who have been charged with a crime. I will fight for your rights and help you navigate the criminal justice system throughout your case. 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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California 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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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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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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Stanley Dale Radtke
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San Leandro, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(510) 863-8058 2450 Washington Ave.
Ste. 170
San Leandro, CA 94577
Criminal, Appeals, Immigration and Social Security Disability
University of San Francisco School of Law
Jonathan Donald Matthews
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San Leandro, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(415) 283-6320 13885 Doolittle Drive, #105
San Leandro, CA 94577
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
Stanford Univ Law School
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
Mary Ann Oaklund
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San Leandro, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(510) 483-6047 1120 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA 94577
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
San Francisco Law Sch
San Leandro, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(510) 538-7285 PO Box 275
San Leandro, CA 94577
Criminal
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
San Leandro, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(510) 645-1529 1515 Aurora Dr Ste 101J
San Leandro, CA 94577
Criminal and DUI
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
San Leandro, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(415) 690-5384 2261 Longview Dr
San Leandro, CA 94577
Criminal, Civil Rights and International
San Leandro, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(510) 483-6047 1120 E 14th St Ste C
San Leandro, CA 94577
Criminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
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...
Lynn Gorelick
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Hayward, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 36 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...
Guy Ellery Louie
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Hayward, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(925) 234-1440 225 West Winton Avenue- Suite 200
Hayward, CA 94533
Criminal, Animal, Appeals and DUI
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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
Amy Morell
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Hayward, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(510) 293-9440 24301 Southland Drive
Suite 620
Hayward, CA 94545
Criminal and DUI
Darryl J. Billups
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Hayward, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(510) 881-5212 1290 B Street, Ste. 307
Hayward, CA 94541
Criminal
Ghazal Sharif
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(925) 768-7718 66 Franklin Street
Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94607
Free ConsultationOakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
Criminal and DUI
California Western School of Law
WELCOME. For those seeking a DUI and criminal defense lawyer, welcome! I am the Founding Partner of the Law Office of Ghazal Sharif. I defend good people facing DUI and criminal charges. As a former prosecutor and passionate defense lawyer, I am results driven and client focused. I offer results, move for dismissals, fight for reduced charges and negotiate plea deals. I do what is best for my clients because my clients’ wins are my wins.

FIRM SPECIALITY. I aspire to be the go–to lawyer for the toughest cases. I am often hired by clients with make–or–break matters, including immigrants,...
Jonathan Charles Dunten
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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
Michael J. Silveira
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(415) 795-3890 184 13th St
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Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationOakland, CA Criminal Law Attorney
Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Golden Gate University School of Law
Jo-Anna Marie Nieves
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(510) 879-7549 160 Franklin St. Ste. 210
Oakland, CA 94607
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Immigration
Florida State University College of Law
Ms. Nieves passed the California Bar in 2009 and went to work at the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office. Two years later, she accepted a position as a trial attorney at a creditor’s rights law practice, where she effectively litigated over 400 contested matters and maintained a 95% success rate. She then formed The Nieves Law Firm to help restore the reputations of those who have been accused of crimes and help them plan for a better future. She believes in taking the “criminal” out of criminal defense and strives to help her clients navigate the complex legal process...
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...
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
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...
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.
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
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
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
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...
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.
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
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
Julia Deutsch
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(510) 496-4598 1999 Harrison Street
Suite 1800
Oakland, CA 94612
Criminal
Sam Amin
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San Mateo, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(415) 300-2037 951 Mariners Island Blvd #300
San Mateo, CA 94404
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....
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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.