San Mateo County, California Criminal Lawyers

Sam Amin
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Get help now! Aggressive representation in criminal cases!

I’m an experienced Bay Area criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases. I provide personal attention, thoughtful guidance, and will fight to protect your rights 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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San Mateo County, 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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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. Read More »
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Christopher F. Morales
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San Mateo County, 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)...
Sam Amin
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San Mateo County, 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....
Mr. Nafiz M. Ahmed
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San Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(650) 299-0500 600 Allerton Street
Suite 201
Redwood City, CA 94063
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Jeffrey Brett Hayden
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San Mateo County, 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
Rabin Nabizadeh
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(650) 667-4141 370 Convention Way
Suite 316
Redwood City, CA 94063
Free ConsultationSan Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
UC Hastings COL
Bethani L. Jackson
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San Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(866) 985-4850 303 Twin Dolphin Dr
#600
Redwood City, CA 94065
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Santa Clara University School of Law
Jeff Jackson
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San Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(866) 985-4850 303 Twin Dolphin Dr
#600
Redwood City, CA 94065
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Santa Clara University
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, fraud, and DUI cases. In addition, I handle all varieties of misdemeanor cases, including DUIs. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996. I subsequently graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2001. I started my legal career as a prosecutor working in the District Attorney’s office in San Mateo County where I worked from 2001 to 2007. In 2007, I joined the prestigious law firm of Ropers,...
Hitasha Mowry
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San Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(855) 350-5005 421 Grand Ave #A
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Golden Gate University School of Law
Ross Benjamin Green
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San Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(650) 780-0707 Suite 300
Redwood City, CA 94063
Free ConsultationCriminal
U of San Francisco School of Law
Ross Green has over ten years of criminal law experience. Formerly a prosecutor, Ross has an insider’s knowledge of how the district attorney will handle your case. This gives Ross an advantage over other attorneys who do not have similar experience. Ultimately, Ross’ experience could help you avoid jail time and expensive fines. Ross has an extensive understanding of a variety of criminal cases. Ross’ experience varies from felony cases involving the potential of life in prison to traffic matters. Ross has experience with driving under the influence cases (DUI), California’s Three Strikes laws, petty theft, burglary,...
Andrew Holley
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San Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(415) 737-0277 6801 Mission Street
Suite 200
Daly City, CA 94014
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Immigration
Santa Clara University School of Law
I studied law at Santa Clara University, an accredited, nationally ranked law school. While there I volunteered at a free immigration clinic in San Jose. I trained for three years in San Francisco with an immigration attorney who has over 30 years of experience. He trained me on court procedure and interview techniques and how to prepare clients for tough questions. I moved to downtown Los Angeles where I worked for a large immigration law firm. When I came to Chico I handled criminal defense cases for a busy law firm while starting my immigration law firm....
Jeff Jackson
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San Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 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, fraud, and DUI... Read More »
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Bethani L. Jackson
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San Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience

Santa Clara University School of LawCalifornia
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Michael J. Silveira
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San Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(415) 795-3890 303 Twin Dolphin Dr
#600
Redwood City, CA 94065
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Golden Gate University School of Law
Alin D. Cintean
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San Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(650) 249-6805 2000 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Kirsten Keith
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San Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(650) 796-1009 1227 Arguello Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
Criminal
Golden Gate University School of Law
Steven Michael Davidson
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San Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(510) 412-8900 533 Airport Blvd, Suite 400
Burlingame,, CA 94010
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Shawn D. Mowry
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San Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(855) 350-5005 421 Grand Ave
#A
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of San Diego School of Law
Peter Tak-Wai Chiang
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San Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(650) 558-0068 620 Jefferson Avenue
Redwood City, CA 94063
Free ConsultationCriminal
Taft Law School
Olga Kelley
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San Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(650) 283-5713 142 Stambaugh Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Domestic Violence
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Thomas John Greenberg
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San Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(650) 242-0021 605 Middlefield Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94063
Criminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Shari Sukaram
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San Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(650) 299-0500 600 Allerton Street
Suite 201
Redwood City, CA 94063
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of California Hastings College of the Law
I am owner/partner of Ahmed and Sukaram, Attorneys at Law. We represent adult and juvenile individuals accused of felony, misdemeanor and infraction offenses across the San Francisco Bay Area. We are a team of two highly motivated, skilled and intelligent lawyers who successfully defend clients accused of DUI/DWI, Domestic Violence, Drug Crimes, Federal Crimes, White Collar Crimes, Violent Crimes, & Weapons Offenses. Please visit our website at www.ahmedandsukaram.com for a complete listing of our practice areas and call us today at: (650) 299-0500. I look forward to speaking with you.
Juris Dumpis
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San Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(650) 350-1744 66 Bovet Rd
San Mateo, CA 94402
Criminal, Animal, Appeals and DUI
University of San Francisco School of Law
Paula Kay Canny
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San Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(650) 652-7862 840 Hinckley Road, Suite 101
Burlingame, CA 94010
Criminal, DUI and Probate
U of San Francisco School of Law
Paula Canny is one of the premier criminal defense lawyers in California. Paula has over 35 years experience. Paula practices criminal defense law in all county courts within the State of California. Although she focuses her practice primarily in California state court matters, she also handles cases in the federal criminal courts. In recent years, Paula has expanded her practice to include probate litigation, personal injury matters, and other civil litigation cases. Her trial advocacy skills have rendered a remarkable track record of success in both criminal and civil matters. Paula has had extensive experience...
Thomas Vincent Kelley
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San Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(408) 995-5790 suite 300
Redwood City, CA 94063
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Michael Joseph Hroziencik
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San Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(650) 291-4711 333 Bradford St
Suite 270
Redwood City, CA 94063
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Steven Chase
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San Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(650) 589-6990 421 Grand Avenue, Suite A
San Francisco, CA 94080
Criminal
Dean Edward Johnson
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San Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(650) 241-3008 600 Allerton St
Redwood City, CA 94063
Criminal
New York Univ School of Law
Maria J Fonseca
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San Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(650) 367-7727 702 Marshall Street, Suite 511
Redwood City, CA 94063
Criminal
Shelley Dianne Dwyer
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San Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(650) 249-3131 605 Middlefield Rd
Redwood City, CA 94063
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Jessica Loy Agnich
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San Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(650) 260-4105 605 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA 94063-1625
Criminal
Atty Thomas Greenberg
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San Mateo County, CA Criminal Law Attorney
2000 Broadway St.
Redwood City, CA 94063
Criminal
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Alameda County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(800) 510-3916 505 14th Street
Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
"The comfort I found in trusting my trial outcome to Ali was reinforced with every interaction. He was brilliant in the courtroom, assuming control and extracting the real truth from those who absolutely did not want to give it. He is alive and passionate and at all times I felt that the case was every bit as important to him as it was to me. With Ali, I won my case on every single issue and every single point. ... He is my lawyer for life! Do yourself the favor of getting to know him."
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Pezhman Pakneshan
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Alameda County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(415) 293-8454 1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Univ of Pennsylvania LS
The Pakneshan Firm is dedicated to representing clients accused, investigated or charged in state and federal criminal and administrative matters. The Pakneshan Firm is a Bay Area criminal and DUI law firm which has the experience, expertise and resources to handle all phases of your case. Our firm represents clients in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Santa Clara, and San Mateo counties. The Pakneshan Firm has established itself as one of the Bay Area’s premier criminal defense firms. We have a proven track record for getting the best possible results for our clients.

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Kevin E Mitchell
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San Francisco County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(415) 581-0885 885 Bryant Street, 2d Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Personal Injury
Golden Gate University School of Law
Mr. Mitchell is dedicated to defense by training and experience, familiar with the demands of protecting the interests of the criminally accused. He worked for 7 years as a Public Defender and handled thousands of cases before going into private practice. He has experience in representing individuals in cases involving Homicide, Domestic Violence, DUI, Drug Sales and Possession, Weapons, Elder Abuse, Assault and Battery, Burglary, Robbery, Evading, Gang, White Collar Crimes, Conspiracy and Probation Violations.

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

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Jonathan Charles Dunten
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Alameda County, 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...
Aaron Spolin
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San Francisco County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(310) 589-3793 1390 Market Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94102
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Spolin Law P.C.’s founder, Aaron Spolin, is a former prosecutor and award-winning Los Angeles criminal appeals attorney. He has achieved successful outcomes on hundreds of criminal cases, including numerous dismissals of major felony cases; non-criminal resolutions to complex fraud and insurance fraud defense cases; dismissals of drug, DUI, violent-crime, and theft charges; successful appellate outcomes from the California Court of Appeal and California Supreme Court; and multiple not-guilty jury verdicts at trial.

Aaron is the recipient of various awards for his advocacy, including the American College of Trial Lawyer’s Medal for Excellence in Oral Advocacy as well as Princeton University’s Lynde...
Sergio H. Benavides
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Alameda County, 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...
Ghazal Sharif
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Alameda County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(925) 768-7718 7100 Stevenson Blvd
Fremont, CA 94538
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
California Lawyer's Association and California Western School of Law
WELCOME. For those seeking a Bay Area 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 in 7 counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Solano.

FIRM PHILOSOPHY. 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....
Givelle J. Lamano
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Alameda County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(510) 842-0750 1101 Marina Village Parkway #201
Alameda, CA 94501
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...
John Michael Runfola
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San Francisco County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(415) 391-4243 Pier 9 Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and Juvenile
San Francisco State University and University of San Francisco School of Law
John Runfola is a highly experienced and effective criminal defense attorney. His cases have at times drawn international attention, and he has succeeded in winning favorable results for clients both at trial and through skillful pre-trial work. He is listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and has earned the highest rating from the national lawyer registry Martindale Hubbell. Prior to starting his own practice, Mr. Runfola served as a Public Defender in San Francisco, where he gained invaluable courtroom experience. He is a seasoned trial lawyer, yet is equally adept at the behind-the-scenes work that often proves critical to a...
Matt A. Sullivan Esq.
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(415) 770-0146 1000 Brannan St
#400
San Francisco, CA 94103
Free ConsultationSan Francisco County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of San Francisco School of Law
The Law Office of Matt Sullivan is dedicated exclusively to criminal defense. The office defends individuals accused of felony and misdemeanor offenses throughout the Bay Area. The office has successfully defended many clients, including small business owners, tech workers, college students, nurses, firefighters, police officers, attorneys, and regular citizens.

Matt Sullivan is a University of San Francisco Law School graduate. Mr. Sullivan was selected to the 2018-2019 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...
Adam Garrard Gasner
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San Francisco County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 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...
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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.