Union City, California Criminal Lawyers

James Thomas Reilly
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California 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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Elliot Silver
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 23 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... Read More »
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Matt A. Sullivan Esq.
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California 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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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... Read More »
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Sergio H. Benavides
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Hayward, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 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 35 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...
Adam Allen Arant
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Fremont, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(510) 764-1544 39111 Paseo Padre Pkwy
Suite 203
Fremont, CA 94538
Criminal
U.C. Davis School of Law
Leon J. Mezzetti Jr.
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Fremont, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(510) 791-1836 39300 Civic Center Drive
Suite 260
Fremont, CA 94538
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Santa Clara University School of Law
Guy Ellery Louie
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Hayward, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(925) 234-1440 225 West Winton Avenue- Suite 200
Hayward, CA 94533
Criminal, Animal, Appeals and DUI
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Amy Morell
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Hayward, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(510) 293-9440 24301 Southland Drive
Suite 620
Hayward, CA 94545
Criminal and DUI
Megan Therese Burns
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Pleasanton, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(925) 460-8484 6601 Owens Drive
Suite 238
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Criminal and Personal Injury
Lewis & Clark Law School
Megan Burns fights for justice on behalf of her clients whether they are charged with a crime or seeking recovery after being injured through no fault of their own. While Ms. Burns has successfully negotiated hundreds of cases, she is also an aggressive and experienced trial attorney. With over ten years of litigation experience in private practice and as deputy public defender in San Francisco and Solano Counties, Ms. Burns possesses the skills necessary to secure the best outcome for her clients. In her criminal defense practice, Ms. Burns has worked on nearly every type of criminal case imaginable...
Christopher A. Lamiero
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Dublin, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(510) 329-7676 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...
Steven Edward Springer
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Fremont, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(888) 490-9852 39275 State Street
Fremont, CA 94538
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.
Rabin Nabizadeh
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Pleasanton, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(925) 218-4730 6200 Stoneridge Mall Rd #300
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
UC Hastings COL
Jonathan Donald Matthews
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San Leandro, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(415) 283-6320 13885 Doolittle Drive, #105
San Leandro, CA 94577
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Foreclosure Defense
Stanford Univ Law School
John William Stovall III
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Pleasanton, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(209) 565-4050 4900 Hopyard Road, Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Family
Humphreys College
Frank Domenico Presto III
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Pleasanton, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(925) 846-4006 4900 Hopyard Rd., Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Criminal, Civil Rights and Family
San Francisco Law Sch
Dean Warren Feldman
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Hayward, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(510) 782-6212 22693 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, CA 94541
Criminal, Bankruptcy and Family
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Ivan O.B. Morse
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Dublin, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(925) 828-5307 11700 Dublin Boulevard
Suite 240
Dublin, CA 94568
Criminal, Animal, Appeals and DUI
San Francisco Law School
Michael Scott Martin
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Pleasanton, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(925) 218-3944 4900 Hopyard Road, Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Criminal, Divorce, Family and White Collar Crime
Contact my office for a consultation at (888) 200-6526. As a former prosecutor, I have handled an extensive and heavy caseload and spent countless hours negotiating with other attorneys and preparing for and taking cases to trial. As a prosecutor I handled over 500 arraignments, 40 cases to resolution, and five jury trials, including a six week special circumstance homicide trial, as a second chair attorney. It is this experience that I will bring to your case. You can be assured, my office will communicate with you as your case develops and zealously represent...
Darryl J. Billups
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Hayward, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(510) 881-5212 1290 B Street, Ste. 307
Hayward, CA 94541
Criminal
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 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
Attorney Shahrestani offers intense, intelligent, and attentive legal representation to individual and business clients in high-stakes, high conflict, and time sensitive litigation, negotiation, and transactional matters. Call today to set a Phone Consultation to discuss your concerns: 800-510-3916.

Fluent Spanish, French, Italian, Farsi.

Serving: San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles County, New York City Metro Area, Boston & Cambridge Metro Areas, Washington DC, Seattle.

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

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

(3) DIVORCE & CUSTODY: High Conflict Divorce, Custody & Visitation, Restraining...
Jonathan Charles Dunten
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 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...
David T Reagan
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(510) 506-9061 725 Washington Street, Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94607
Free ConsultationCriminal
Santa Clara University School of Law
If you need skilled representation to expunge a conviction, terminate probation early, reduce a felony to a misdemeanor, or obtain any other clean record relief, the Law Office of David Reagan is here to assist your pursuit of justice.

The Law Office of David Reagan prides itself on being an experienced, client oriented clean record practice. Having worked in the criminal justice system for many years, we combine a toolbox of techniques with a dedicated focus on each of our clients to achieve a succesful outcome.

We know money is tight sometimes, particularly when dealing with criminal matters,...
Mr. Nafiz M. Ahmed
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 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
Christopher F. Morales
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 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)...
Givelle J. Lamano
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 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...
Javier Demetrio Rios
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(408) 478-4444 1010 West Taylor Street
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Univ of Michigan Law Sch and University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
100% Defense -Criminal Law Only -Award Winning Attorney -Over 25 years of experience in Santa Clara County Courts -Extensive trial experience, everything from high profile murder cases to misdemeanor DUIs -Work has been featured on the front page of San Jose Mercury News -Bilingual (Spanish) One Dedicated Lawyer: I work hard because I want the best possible results. Sometimes a case that looked impossible at first, gets better if I work hard enough.
Alexander Fredrick Harper
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 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.
Stanley Dale Radtke
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(510) 863-8058 3411 E. 12th St.
Ste. 122
Oakland, CA 94601
Criminal, Appeals, Immigration and Social Security Disability
University of San Francisco School of Law
Richard Alan Wingerden
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(408) 564-5870 777 N 1st
Suite 333
San Jose, CA 95112
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Lincoln Law Sch 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...
John Douglas Cahners
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Palo Alto, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 47 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...
Lucy Stearns McAllister
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(877) 280-9944 255 N Market St
San Jose, CA 95110
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...
James Thomas Reilly
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(866) 251-4506 1970 Broadway, Suite 1145
Oakland, CA 94612
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.
Erik Steven Johnson
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(408) 246-3004 247 N. Third Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Erik Steven Johnson is a dedicated criminal defense attorney with a unique passion for defending the legal rights of his clients. His particular legal experience includes, but is not limited to: driving under the influence (DUI), domestic violence, hit-and-run accidents, drug-related offenses, theft (both petty and grand), and sex crimes, among many more. He is committed to providing the best legal representation to his clients, and maintains a high percentage of client satisfaction, thanks, in part, to being detail oriented.

Mr. Johnson is an honors-scholarship graduate from Saint Mary's College, where he received a bachelor's degree in political theory. He has...
Patrick Coughlin
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(408) 444-5298 1885 The Alameda
Suite 110
San Jose, CA 95126
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Santa Clara University School of Law
I am a dedicated criminal defense attorney who has handled every type of violation imaginable, from parking tickets to serious felonies. I strive to work toward the best resolution for my clients while keeping them informed and doing my best to meet or exceed their expectations. I am originally from Southern California, but have practiced throughout the Bay Area and its surrounding courts for over 5 years. I have experience as a public defender so I am confident managing stressful situations and working with many different types of clients.
Tel Cary-Sadler
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(510) 350-7751 1300 Clay St., Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Harvard Law School
Mr. Sadler represents clients in DUI and criminal cases throughout the Bay Area. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, with skills and experience in every area of criminal law, and a track record of getting the charges reduced or dismissed. At the Sadler Law Firm, our goal is to provide quality and affordable legal representation to every client, regardless of the situation. Call us 24/7 for a FREE consultation and we will answer all of your legal questions. We offer affordable rates and payment plans.
Jeffrey Brett Hayden
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Redwood City, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 28 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
Wesley J. Schroeder
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(408) 277-0377 181 Devine Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of California - Davis
While I was always interested in a legal career as I grew up and went through my years of education, it was not until I became quite involved in the civil rights movement during the 1960’s that I really began to understand how absolutely vital it was to protect the individual rights of citizens. This is especially true for persons charged with a criminal offense. People ask how I can represent “guilty” people, or those persons accused of serious crimes. The fact is I am proud and honored to do so because I deeply believe in the principles of...
Joshua R. Jachimowicz
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(408) 246-5500 1530 The Alameda
Suite 115
San Jose, CA 95126
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...
Blackie Burak
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Walnut Creek, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(866) 252-5384 .
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of San Francisco School of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law and LaSalle University
Most experienced DUI lawyer in N. California. Over 44 years in practice. Co-founder and past president of the state-wide California Association of DUI Lawyers (CDLA). Received State Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law designation in 1985. Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award from CDLA in 2015.
Caitlin Jachimowicz
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(800) 576-4210 1530 The Alameda
Suite 115
San Jose, CA 95126
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...
Nabiel Ahmed
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 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.
Albie Jachimowicz
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(800) 576-4210 1530 The Alameda
Suite 115
San Jose, CA 95126
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...
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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.