San Martin, California Criminal Lawyers

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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Edward A. Kraus
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience

Ed Kraus is a shareholder with Silicon Valley Law Group. For over 20 years he has represented individuals, small and large companies in a variety of civil and criminal litigation matters. Ed has successfully handled... Read More »
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Albie Jachimowicz
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Morgan Hill, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(800) 576-4210 17485 Monterey Rd.
Suite 204
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Albie Jachimowicz, a former police officer in San Mateo County, was admitted to the State Bar in 1982 and has been both a winning criminal and civil trial lawyer for several years since that time. He has tried a wide variety of cases in State and Federal court, including murder cases. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from California State University at Sacramento and received his law degree from Santa Clara Law School. In his free time, Mr. Jachimowicz races in both road and off-road bicycle races and is one of the most experienced attorneys in California for dealing with...
Caitlin Jachimowicz
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Morgan Hill, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(800) 576-4210 17485 Monterey Road
Suite 204
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Criminal
Santa Clara University
Caitlin Robinett Jachimowicz is a graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law in Santa Clara, California, where she received a certificate in Public Interest and Social Justice Law. She also served as the Student Bar Association President and participated in various organizations and community service groups throughout law school. Mrs. Jachimowicz was awarded the Student Leader of the Year award in 2010 and was awarded scholarships from the NAACP and Santa Clara Law Alumni Association for her pro bono and volunteer work with underprivileged communities. Mrs. Jachimowicz was featured in the Santa Clara Law and Undergraduate magazines for her...
Joshua R. Jachimowicz
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Morgan Hill, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(800) 576-4210 17485 Monterey Road
Suite 204
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Santa Clara University School of Law and Santa Clara University School of Law
Joshua Robinett Jachimowicz was admitted to the State Bar in 2011. Mr. Jachimowicz began working with his father's firm as a law clerk while attending law school. He graduated the University of California at Santa Barbara with a bachelor's degree in Physics. Like his father, he received his law degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law. While at Santa Clara, he received honors for his academic efforts in Wills and Trusts, Employment Discrimination and Trial Techniques classes. As a young attorney, he has handled numerous criminal matters, including petty thefts, drug offenses, and DUIs. Mr. Jachimowicz recently married...
Steven Edward Springer
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Morgan Hill, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(888) 490-9852 16360 Monterey St. Ste. 180
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
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.
Robert Barrie Mitchell
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Morgan Hill, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(408) 779-7879 45 East 1st Street
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Julian Jacob Carash
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Stockton, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(888) 612-4747 The Carash Law Firm
6 S. El Dorado #335
Stockton, CA 95111
Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Proudly Serving Santa Clara County and the Central Valley
Elizabeth Ann Mello
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Coyote, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(408) 694-3346 PO Box 13205
Coyote, CA 95013
Criminal, Business and DUI
Morgan Hill, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(408) 807-8959 760 Alamo Dr
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Criminal
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Morgan Hill, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(408) 779-0007 25 W 1st St
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Gilroy, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(408) 848-2208 449 Leavesly Rd #G
Gilroy, CA 95020
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Gilroy, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(408) 848-1113 7459 Monterey St Ste A
Gilroy, CA 95020
Criminal, DUI and Workers' Comp
Monterey COL
San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 52 years experience
(408) 607-1185 6203 San Ignacio Ave Ste 110
San Jose, CA 95119
Criminal
San Fernando Valley College of Law
San Jose, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(408) 297-8261 3320 Cherry Ave
San Jose, CA 95118
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Coyote, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(408) 694-3346 PO Box 13205
Coyote, CA 95013
Criminal, Business and Real Estate
San Joaquin COL
Aptos, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(831) 662-8536 221 Via Lantana
Aptos, CA 95003
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
San Jose, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(877) 791-1836 388 Santana Row
San Jose, CA 95128
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Aromas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(714) 742-9572 471 Carr Ave
Aromas, CA 95004
Criminal and DUI
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Salinas, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(831) 663-5018 6323 Tustin Rd # A
Salinas, CA 93907
Criminal and DUI
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(408) 266-4198 5267 Elrose Ave
San Jose, CA 95124
Criminal
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
San Jose, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(408) 239-0264 1711 Marseilles Ct
San Jose, CA 95138
Criminal
Duke Univ School of Law
San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(408) 234-3180 6967 Glenview Dr
San Jose, CA 95120
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Aptos, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 55 years experience
(831) 688-6002 202 Florence Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
Criminal, DUI and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
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....
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...
Christopher F. Morales
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(415) 552-1215 605 Middlefield Rd
Redwood City, CA 94063
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Juvenile
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
If you or your loved have been charged with a crime, you need a skilled criminal defense attorney right away. We defend clients against Federal and State charges, both felonies and misdemeanors, including, but not limited to: Murder, Drug Crimes, Drunk Driving, Theft Crimes, Assault & Battery, Sex Crimes, Juvenile Crimes, Three Strikes, Expungement of Records and White Collar Crimes. Why you need the Morales Law Firm at this critical time: * I am a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, which means I have the highest rating from judges and attorneys (only 1% of attorneys have this certification)...
Ghazal Sharif
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(925) 768-7718 2880 Zanker Road
Suite 203
San Jose, CA 95134
Free ConsultationSan Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
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,...
Mr. Nafiz M. Ahmed
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(408) 217-8818 1922 The Alameda
Suite 201
San Jose, CA 95126
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Holden Green
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(408) 451-8449 99 S ALMADEN BLVD
6TH FLOOR
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationCriminal
National Univ School of Law
I am closing in on nineteen years as a A+ BBB 10 AVVO rated Santa Clara County based attorney who opened a practice to help people obtain quality focused legal representation. I also do civil cases (hwgreen.com) such as restraining orders. I help small businesses who do not want or need to pay law-firms with large "phone book size bills" that "over-kill" the fairly straight forward legal matter. I pick up calls through-out the day and meet clients on weekends.

I am battle tested and fight very hard for each and every client . For criminal cases...
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...
Richard Wingerden
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(408) 564-5870 777 N 1st
Suite 333
San Jose, CA 95112
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Estate Planning and White Collar Crime
Lincoln Law School of San Jose
Richard Wingerden will handle every client's matter personally, professionally, and with a great degree of dedication. All of his clients receive the attention they need whether accused of criminal wrong doing, need peace of mind in drafting of a will and trust, or need business advice or drafting of a contract.

With many years as a practicing litigation attorney, Mr. Wingerden has exceptional skill in client advocacy, negotiating, investigating, analyzing, critically reviewing, and resolving minor criminal offense to complex and serious felonies.

Mr. Wingerden has an expert understanding of the criminal justice system and proven ability to understand all...
Lucy Stearns McAllister
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(877) 280-9944 255 N Market St
San Jose, CA 95110
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,...
Thomas Nicholas Cvietkovich
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(408) 625-1130 111 N. Market Street
Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Mr. Cvietkovich is very well-connected in the Bay Area being a 6th generation resident of San Jose. He currently works in the same building where his great-uncle had a law practice from the 1960s to the 1980s. Mr. Cvietkovich has handled over 3000 cases in his career and he uses his vast experience to aggressively defend his clients. Mr. Cvietkovich is a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the California Public Defender’s Association. To find out about our flexible and affordable payment options or to receive a free consultation, please contact us today at 408-625-1130.
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
Harvey L. Ziff
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Los Altos, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 52 years experience
(650) 329-0851 4962 El Camino Real
#126
Los Altos, CA 94022
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Northwestern University School of Law and Stanford Law School
Harvey Ziff has again been honored as being listed as a "Northern California Super Lawyer" based on peer recognition and great achievements in representing personal injury plaintiffs.

Harvey Ziff attended the Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania (BS) and Stanford University School of Law. While at Stanford, Mr. Ziff served as editor on the Stanford Law Review from 1966-1967. Mr. Ziff also earned a masters of law (LLM) from Northwestern University (1969).

After graduating from Stanford University School of Law, Mr. Ziff served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in San Francisco from 1968–1969 where he successfully prosecuted felony cases through...
Edward A. Kraus
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Criminal, Business, Employment and Environmental
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - Berkeley
Ed Kraus is a shareholder with Silicon Valley Law Group. For over 20 years he has represented individuals, small and large companies in a variety of civil and criminal litigation matters. Ed has successfully handled litigation involving employment issues, real estate, construction, commercial disputes, contract issues, unfair competition and Americans with Disabilities Act claims on behalf of businesses. Ed also handles a wide variety of criminal litigation including representing individuals and corporations accused of grand theft, embezzlement, real estate fraud, insurance fraud, environmental, trade secret violations, driving under the influence, other driving related charges and other general criminal matters.

Ed believes...
William Vadim Pernik
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Salinas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(831) 222-3922 40 Central Avenue
Suite 4
Salinas, CA 93901
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of San Francisco School of Law
William V. Pernik is a criminal defense attorney licensed to practice in all state courts in California. His office is located in Salinas, in a historic Austin House just minutes away from the courthouse. William Pernik practices exclusively in the field of criminal defense. Born in former Soviet Ukraine, William Pernik immigrated to the United States in 1996. He obtained an undergraduate degree in Psychology from U.C. Davis and a juris doctor degree from University of San Francisco School of Law, from which he graduated with Honors (cum laude), a certificate in Public Interest Law, and a number of...
William Austin Chestnut Jr
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(408) 298-6990 4020 Moorpark Ave., Ste. 214
San Jose, CA 95117
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Having practiced criminal defense for 40 years, I have considerable trial skills and knowledge of how the system works. Before becoming an attorney, I worked seven years as a probation officer. I am very knowledgeable about people, am personable and empathetic. I have spoken Spanish for over 50 years, and many of my clients are Latino.
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...
John Fredrick Klopfenstein
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Salinas, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(831) 751-3947 9 W Gabilan St. Suite 6
Salinas, CA 93901
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Employment and Traffic Tickets
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
John is a former Deputy Public Defender for two separate Public Defender offices and has 23 years of criminal law experience. He has handled from simple traffic ticket cases all the way to murder with very successful results
Jeffrey Brett Hayden
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(650) 368-5700 333 Bradford St
Redwood City, CA 94063
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of Southern California: Gould School of Law and University of California at Santa Cruz
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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.