Woodacre, California Criminal Lawyers

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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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.
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David Uthman
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience

Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - San FranciscoCalifornia
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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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George Joseph Shea
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Fairfax, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(415) 999-9358 2316 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
Fairfax, CA 94930
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Lincoln University Law School, San Francisco
Arthur Alan Pirelli
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Fairfax, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(415) 572-7035 PO Box 997
Fairfax, CA 94930
Criminal and DUI
San Francisco Law Sch
Robin R. M. Brennan
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San Anselmo, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(415) 457-9720 404 San Anselmo Ave
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Criminal, DUI and Education
New Coll of CA School of Law
Kevin Heaney
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San Rafael, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(415) 302-9609 24 Professional Center Pkwy
Ste 240
San Rafael, CA 94903
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of San Francisco
The Law Offices of Kevin Heaney specialize in criminal defense and personal injury matters. Over 25 years of experience with successful trial track record. Serving all Bay Area counties and beyond.
Mr Anthony Lowenstein
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San Rafael, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(415) 272-1292 4040 Civic Center Dr.
Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94903
Free ConsultationCriminal, Administrative, DUI and Domestic Violence
Stanford University and Osgoode Hall Law School
Criminal Defense Attorney - Law Offices of ANTHONY LOWENSTEIN, Esq., a criminal defense lawyer serving the Bay Area in Marin, San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Solano, Sonoma, Napa & Contra Costa counties. AFFORDABLE, EXCELLENT LEGAL DEFENSE CALL: 415-272-1292 -or- E-mail: Anthony@LowensteinLaw.com - Criminal Cases, including: DUI / DWI & Traffic, Drugs, Firearms, Domestic violence, & Sex offenses. - White Collar crimes - Fraud, Embezzlement, Credit Card & Identity Theft charges - Business Contracts: Financial Transactions and...
John Stanko
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(877) 204-8900 4040 Civic Center Dr
#200
San Rafael, CA 94903
Free ConsultationSan Rafael, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
New College of California School of Law, San Francisco
I am an aggressive criminal defense lawyer dedicated solely to protecting people caught up in the turmoil of California's criminal justice system. I provide personal representation that gets results. I represent clients in Marin, Solano, Alameda, San Francisco, Contra Costa, and every other Bay Area county. My practice areas include the defense of those charged with DUI, traffic tickets and all misdemeanor and felony crimes.
Tracy Barrett
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SAN RAFAEL, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(415) 322-9220 1101 5TH AVE. STE. 150
SAN RAFAEL, CA 94920
Free ConsultationCriminal
Member of the California Bar Association for 17 years. The last twelve years of practice have been devoted exclusively to criminal defense, representing both adults and juveniles accused of crime. Practice includes defending all types of cases - from vehicle code violations to homicides. Additionally experienced with DUI, drug, domestic violence, theft and assault cases, as well as multiple other types of cases. Specialties:This office is solely dedicated to criminal defense.
Scot Andrew Candell
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San Rafael, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(415) 441-1776 4040 Civic Center Drive
Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94903
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Traffic Tickets
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Terrence Joseph Bennett
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San Rafael, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(415) 289-0809 4040 Civic Center Drive
Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94903
Criminal
UCLA Law School
California State Certified Criminal Law Specialist 1987-2012 State and Federal Capital criminal defense work 1987-2017
Brenda Grantland
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Mill Valley, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
20 Sunnyside Suite A-204
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Criminal
The George Washington University Law School
For the past 30 years most of my practice has been asset forfeiture defense (civil and criminal), mostly on the federal level, both in California and out of state. I often co-counsel or consult with attorneys who take on forfeiture cases but lack experience. I also handle appeals, including criminal appeals. I no longer litigate criminal cases at the trial level. I am president of the Board of Forfeiture Endangers American Rights Foundation. I consulted with the late U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde and Rep. John Conyers on an eight year effort to reform federal forfeiture...
Jeff Jackson
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California 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,... Read More »
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Bethani L. Jackson
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience

Santa Clara University School of LawCalifornia
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Michael Satris
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Bolinas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(415) 868-9209 Post Office Box 337
Bolinas, CA 94924
Criminal
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Ms. Marta B. Galeano
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San Rafael, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(415) 485-1300 4340 Redwood Hwy.
Suite E354
San Rafael, CA 94903
Criminal
Julia McIlroy
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San Rafael, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(415) 578-7080 4040 Civic Center Dr. Ste 200
San Rafael, CA 94903
Criminal
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 One Embarcadero Center
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
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. Offering legal representation throughout New York, California, Massachusetts, DC, and Washington State.

(1) DIVORCE & CUSTODY: High Conflict Divorce, Custody & Visitation, Restraining Orders, Abduction, Collaborative Divorce, Property Division

(2) EDUCATION LAW: Academic Discipline, Grade Disputes, Fee Disputes, Special Education, Teacher Contracts, Bullying, School Campus Crimes, Academic Freedom, School Misconduct, School Representation

(3) BUSINESS & CONTRACTS: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Legal...
Sergio H. Benavides
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(415) 867-5181 1 Sansome Street
Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
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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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(415) 552-1215 1388 Sutter Street, Suite 805
San Francisco, CA 94109
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)...
Adam Garrard Gasner
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 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...
Matt A. Sullivan Esq.
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(415) 770-0146 1388 Sutter St
#805
San Francisco, CA 94109
Free ConsultationSan Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 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 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...
John Michael Runfola
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 38 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...
Stephen Moskowitz
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(415) 394-7200 180 Montgomery Street, Ste. 1950
San Francisco, CA 94104
Criminal and Tax
New York Law School and Golden Gate University School of Law
For over thirty years, Steve and his law firm have successfully helped tens of thousands of clients with tax representation and resolving all types of tax situations that can arise with federal and state taxes. Examples of his services include, but are not limited to: civil and criminal tax representation, including representation in the related non-tax case, such as money laundering, audits with the various federal and state taxing authorities, tax planning, preparation of current and delinquent tax returns, resolution of disputed amounts due or inability to pay balances that the client agrees are due, defense of investors and promoters...
Lucy Stearns McAllister
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(877) 280-9944 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
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...
Leigh Ellen Johnson
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Richmond, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(510) 245-2468 3150 Hilltop Mall Road
#63
Richmond, CA 94806
Criminal, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Leigh E. Johnson is a practicing trial lawyer, and principal of “Trial Whisperer” Trial Consulting. Leigh is dedicated to assisting lawyers preparing for trial in both civil and criminal arenas. Her expertise is in developing an effective storyline that serves as the vortex for opposing counsel. She accurately identifies issues and reconstructs them to achieve positive outcomes within a variety of legal forums from arbitration to trial. Leigh’s philosophy is that in order to obtain the best results regardless of forum, you should always prepare your case as if it were going to trial. Leigh’s passion and primary focus...
Brendan Hickey
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San Fransco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(415) 494-8444 Pier 9, Suite 100
The Embarcadero
San Fransco, CA 94111
Criminal, DUI, Immigration and White Collar Crime
Harvard Law School
Frank Scott Moore
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(415) 292-6091 235 Montgomery Street, Suite 854
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Civil Rights and White Collar Crime
U of San Francisco School of Law
When individuals or businesses are involved in any form of litigation, they want an attorney who offers face-to-face contact and provides valuable legal services at competitive and reasonable costs. The Law Offices of Frank S. Moore, APC in San Francisco and Healdsburg, California, has attorneys on staff and "of counsel" that are committed and dedicated to clients and have extensive experience in the following areas of practice: • Business Litigation • Appeals and Writs • Federal and White Collar Criminal Defense • Wrongful Death • Personal Injury • Civil Rights • Disability...
James Thomas Reilly
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(866) 251-4506 4040 Civic Center Drive, Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94903
Free ConsultationSan Rafael, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 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.
Michael Ross
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
505 Montgomery Street 11th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Southwestern Law School
Michael Ross is a California Native and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for over twenty-five years. Recently married, Mr. Ross and his new wife Susan both live and work in San Francisco. A former prosecutor, (Deputy Attorney General for the Criminal Division, and a Special Prosecutor), Mr. Ross has earned a reputation for unrelenting, aggressive representation of persons charged with a crime. Mr. Ross is a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco (Criminal Section Member), the Young Scandinavians Club, the Dolphin Club, and the San Francisco SPCA (as a "Patron"). Mr. Ross...
Daniel Beck
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Petaluma, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(707) 992-5404 755 Baywood Drive
Second Floor
Petaluma, CA 94954
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Attorney Daniel Beck is a lawyer with more than 35 years of family law, employment law, labor law, criminal law, medical marijuana law, personal injury, civil litigation, real estate, and business law experience. Mr. Beck has practiced before the Superior and Appellate courts of California and the Federal Courts of Nevada, Idaho and Washington D.C. He is a member in good standing with the California Bar Association. Beck Law P.C., headquartered in Santa Rosa California provides legal services to Sonoma County, Mendocino County and Lake County California including Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Cotati, Rohnert Park, Sebastopol, Healdsburg, Sonoma, Kenwood, Glen Ellen,...
Jacob Harker
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(415) 624-7602 582 Market, Suite 1007
San Francisco, CA 94104
Criminal, Business, Family and Personal Injury
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Jacob Harker is a San Francisco Bay Area attorney. Mr. Harker has set up and run his law practice in a cost-effective and practical manner. He has done so in an effort to pass on the savings to his clients. As an attorney, Mr. Harker sees his practice as taking the lead in a new era of legal services.
Alin D. Cintean
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(415) 946-4020 201 Spear St #1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
E. Michael Linscheid
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(415) 782-6002 345 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Stockbroker Fraud
University of San Francisco, School of Law
Mr. Eloy Ivan Trujillo
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Petaluma, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(707) 846-0077 10 4th Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and DUI
Stanford University
Haitham G. 'Sam' Amin
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(415) 300-2037 75 Broadway Street
Suite 202
San Francisco, CA 94111
Criminal
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 DUI cases for his own clients in the Bay Area, Mr. Amin crafts strong and strategic cases. No matter...
Pezhman Pakneshan
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(415) 293-8454 One Market Street
Spear Tower, Suite 3600
San Francisco, CA 94105
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Univ of Pennsylvania LS
Alexander Cross
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(800) 862-7677 201 Spear St.
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of San Francisco School of Law
Mr. Cross is an expert in the field of criminal law. Mr. Cross will fight more aggressively than anyone to bring you the best outcome possible. His name brings chills to prosecutors, as evidenced by never losing a trial out of over 1,500 cases. He passionately cares about defending his clients and does everything within his power to help them. Having attended the University of California, Berkeley for Undergraduate studies, he received a B.A. in Legal Studies. He subsequently attended the prestigious San Francisco Law School to receive his J.D. He is a member of many associations, including...
John D Fitzpatrick
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(415) 857-4396 PO Box 471363
San Francisco, CA 94147
Criminal, Animal, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
CA General Practice Attorney dog dad history nerd outdoorsman huge "Settlers of Catan" fan
Deepti Shikha Sethi
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(415) 666-2316 580 California Street, 12th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
UC Hastings COL
Michael Thomas O'Flannigan
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(415) 385-8223 P.O. Box 411413
San Francisco, CA 94141
Criminal, Administrative, Appeals and Business
Univ of Wyoming COL
Michael O'Flannigan is a San Francisco attorney with a proven track record in general litigation and appellate practice. He has appeared before both state and federal courts and is experienced with motions, writs, discovery, petitions, appellate briefing, and oral argument. Before entering private practice, Michael served as a law clerk in Federal District Court and at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
David Nick
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(415) 552-4444 345 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Criminal, Appeals and Personal Injury
U of San Francisco School of Law
California Criminal Defense and Civil Rights Attorney, J. David Nick is dedicated to representing individuals charged with criminal offenses in both the California State and Federal Courts. Mr. Nick has been providing legal advice regarding California’s medical marijuana laws since their inception in 1996. Currently, he is litigating various aspects of California’s new recreational marijuana laws (Proposition 64), including business permitting, prior marijuana convictions record clearance and criminal defense. Mr. Nick accepts civil rights cases involving violation of state and federal rights, police brutality and violation of school aged children constitutional rights. Mr. Nick, a graduate of the...
David R. Silva
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Petaluma, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(707) 658-4640 755 Baywood Drive
Second Floor
Petaluma, CA 94954
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Elder
Pepperdine University School of Law
David R. Silva is a seasoned attorney, dedicated to the practice of personal injury law in Sonoma County. By devoting his practice solely to personal injury law, Mr. Silva is able to provide the amount of time and effective counsel that every client deserves. Attorney Silva recognizes that his clients are often going through overwhelming times in their lives, and he ensures each one is treated with respect and compassion. He aims to help his clients reach favorable outcomes in a peaceful manner, but he will not hesitate to litigate on a client’s behalf if their case must be resolved...
Kara Rachel Lavy
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(212) 321-0226 4 Embarcadero Center
#1400
San Francisco, CA 94111
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Immigration
California Western School of Law and University of California - Santa Barbara
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Woodacre Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Family and Children's Law Center
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North Bay Legal Aid
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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.