Saratoga, 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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Matthew Jon Miller
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Sunnyvale, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(408) 746-5470 1111 W. El Camino Real
Suite 109-371
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and DUI
University of California - Los Angeles
It can be a very trying and stressful time when you find yourself in need of an attorney. Not only are you concerned about your particular legal issue, but like most people, you are concerned about the relationship you will have with your attorney and the fees that will be charged. Let's face it, lawyers, like politicians, have a bad reputation. People worry their attorney will not take their case seriously, or will try to squeeze every dime they can out of the case. I understand these feelings and concerns. Unfortunately, they are far too often justified. Before I became a...
Mark N. Shebby
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(408) 995-5044 777 N 1st St
Suite 325
San Jose, CA 95112
Criminal, Employment and Family
Jacob Harvey Rhodes
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(408) 295-3330 75 E. Santa Clara St.
Suite #295
San Jose, CA 95113
Criminal
Santa Clara University School of Law
Roger David Hecht
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(408) 295-6100 96 N 3rd St
San Jose, CA 95112
Criminal, Business and Personal Injury
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
James Anthony Dal Bon
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(408) 466-5845 606 N. 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Criminal
U of San Francisco School of Law
Dmitry Stadlin
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(408) 645-7801 111 N Market St
Ste 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Criminal and Civil Rights
Vijay Dinakar
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(408) 313-5607 2 North First Street
Suite 310
San Jose, CA 95113
Criminal
Gregory Benjamin Henry
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(408) 971-3903 1530 The Alameda
Suite 301
San Jose, CA 95126
Criminal
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)...
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...
Rabin Nabizadeh
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(408) 333-9622 2570 North 1st Street
Second Floor
San Jose, CA 95131
Free ConsultationSan Jose, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
UC Hastings COL
James Thomas Reilly
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(866) 251-4506 2570 N. 1st Street, 2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95131
Free ConsultationSan Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Summit Defense is the Bay Area's premiere Criminal Defense Firm. We have gathered an experienced team of attorneys with over 120 years of combined and diverse experience and background that works together to get you the best results. Call to speak with an attorney now.
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
Kirsten Keith
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Redwood City, 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
Raymund Robles
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Palo Alto, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(800) 998-6988 228 Hamilton Ave., 3rd Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Criminal, Business, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
UC Hastings COL
John Douglas Cahners
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Palo Alto, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(650) 493-3900 260 Sheridan Avenue
Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
UC Hastings COL
John D. Cahners is a State Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, who was a former senior prosecutor with the Santa Clara County District Attorneys Office. He has been defending those charged with crimes, since 1980.

He has been successful at handling all kinds of criminal defense with experience that includes every kind of crime, from DUI to Homicide. As a result of the new trend in prosecutions, he has become expert in handling Domestic Violence cases, and has devoted a substantial percentage of his practice to that area.

AV peer review rated by Martindale Hubble, he is also recognized by San...
Alin D. Cintean
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Redwood City, 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
Mary-Margaret Bierbaum
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Santa Cruz, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(831) 462-6099 125 Water St., Ste. C
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Criminal and Arbitration & Mediation
Univ of Colorado School of Law
Ross Benjamin Green
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 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,...
Lisa Kay McCamey
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Santa Cruz, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(831) 458-2889 915 Cedar St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Criminal
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Attorney Lisa McCamey has handled a wide range of cases including murder, attempted murder, three strikes cases, gang crimes, child molestation, rape/sexual assault, robbery, burglary, domestic violence, drug crimes, theft offenses, and juvenile cases. Ms. McCamey has practiced criminal law exclusively since 1993. She is licensed in California, New York, and Washington D.C., and has tried cases in California, New York, Arizona, and Colorado.

Ms. McCamey founded her Santa Cruz criminal law office in 2007 and her San Jose office in 2011 and now focuses primarily on California state criminal law.
Gustavo Magana, Jr.
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(408) 430-0411 4701 Patrick Henry Dr. Bldg 16, Suite 15F
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Free ConsultationSanta Clara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Santa Clara University School of Law
Attorney Gustavo Magaña is a personal injury and criminal defense attorney who was born in San Jose California and has been a Bay Area native his entire life.

After working for prominent firms in the Bay Area, Mr. Magaña decided to open the Law Office of Gustavo Magaña to provide better service to his community. Mr. Magaña’s unique background and experience allows him to provide his clients with distinctive representation and personal service.

Mr. Magaña attended Santa Clara University for both his undergraduate and law school education. Mr. Magaña graduated from Santa Clara undergraduate school with a Bachelors degree in Political Science...
John Rich Coniglio
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Santa Cruz, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(831) 475-3151 1840 41st Avenue
Suite 205
Santa Cruz, CA 95010
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
San Joaquin COL
I was born and raised in Monterey, CA. I am fourth generation local. I graduated from Monterey High School. I then graduated from Brigham Young University and attended law school locally, and transferred and graduated in the top 10 of my class from San Joaquin College of Law. I have worked on both state and federal criminal cases. I have worked on hundreds of DUI cases, ranging from standard DUIs to DUI death cases, including DUI murder and involuntary manslaughter. I have appeared on local news stations as a criminal defense lawyer and have worked on cases featured on...
Thomas John Greenberg
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Redwood City, 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
Olga Kelley
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Redwood City, 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
Steven Hideki Nakano
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(408) 998-1985 161 N Jackson Ave, Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95116
Free ConsultationCriminal
U of San Francisco School of Law
I was born in Berkeley, California and raised in Los Altos, California. My Father, George H. Nakano was a low energy nuclear physicist, who worked for Lockheed Missiles and Space for his entire career as an experimental physicist. His main project was called, "The Winkler Project." My Mother is Fumiko Nakano. She raised 4 boys.
I attended Almond Elementary School, Covington Jr. High School, and Los Altos High School. I was very active in school. I played music, all sports, and was Student...
Esau Ruiz Herrera
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(408) 926-7163 2530 Berryessa Rd # 145
San Jose, CA 95132
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Education
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Tim Gomes
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Palo Alto , CA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(877) 250-7521 4137 Abel Avenue
Palo Alto , CA 94306
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
New College of California
#1 Criminal Defense Law office in California with Tim Gomes, Esq. working since 1993 to defend people accused in State and Federal Court. Family Run Business Toll free Hotline 1-877-250-7521 speak with the Attorney or his wife who assists and manages the office 24/7 We finance. All Credit Cards accepted. Best Defense Lawyer and Lawyer in California We can help! Call now.
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
Daymon Morris Ferguson
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Milpitas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(408) 262-0136 500 E Calaveras Blvd ste 203
Milpitas, CA 95035
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Landlord Tenant
Peninsula Univ Law Sch
James Michael Barrett
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Los Altos, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(650) 969-3687 5150 El Camino Real # D22
Los Altos, CA 94022
Criminal
California Western School of Law
Dean Edward Johnson
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Redwood City, 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
George Jacob Gigarjian
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Santa Cruz, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(831) 429-1440 108 Locust St #13
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Criminal and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Michael Joseph Hroziencik
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 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
Peter Tak-Wai Chiang
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(650) 558-0068 620 Jefferson Avenue
Redwood City, CA 94063
Free ConsultationCriminal
Taft Law School
Michael Daniel Rehm
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(408) 489-2007 2880 Zanker Road
San Jose, CA 95134
Criminal
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Alison Sara Minet Adams
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(408) 333-9622 2570 N 1st Street
2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95131
Criminal
Loyola Law School
Howard M. Van Elgort
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Soquel, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(831) 462-4231 2820 Porter Street
Soquel, CA 95073
Criminal and DUI
Regina Jett
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Capitola, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(831) 477-6641 PO Box 1273
Capitola, CA 95010
Criminal
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Elizabeth Ann Mello
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Coyote, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(408) 694-3346 PO Box 13205
Coyote, CA 95013
Criminal, Business and DUI
Larry Dwain Shallberg
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Santa Cruz, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(831) 535-2363 331 Soquel Ave Ste 203
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Criminal
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
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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.