"SIMPLY AMAZING!" - S.M., CLIENT

OAKLAND CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

SAN FRANCISCO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

MARIN CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

SAN MATEO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

CONTRA COSTA CRIMINAL DEEFENSE ATTORNEY

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I would like to welcome you to our firm's website.  As you will see from the passage below, found in United States v. Wade our role in the criminal system is well outlined.  We serve our Clients, no one else.  Our office has built its reputation the old fashion way, we earned it! We have done so by setting high standards in our work and legal representation of every case we handle. It does not matter if it's a small case (if there is such a thing), or a complex one, the effort is always the same. We are result driven, we are ethical, we are passionate in our fight, your fight. From a traffic ticket case that may risk your job, to a felony assault that may cost you your freedom.  We believe in our client and we believe in our job! 

We are Criminal Defense Attorneys, DUI Defense Attorneys, Traffic Ticket Attorneys and DMV Suspension Attorneys defending cases in San Francisco County, San Francisco Bay area, Marin County, Alameda County, Santa Clara County, Contra Costa County, Solano County, San Joaquin County, San Mateo County and all other northern California Counties. When we accept a case our goal from day one is simple, we must win! We maintain a high quality of representation and client communication. We pride ourselves on the effort that we place into each case and allow our results to speak for our performance. We have served hundreds of California residents who have remained our loyal clients because of the quality of representation and service we provide.  We will happily provide you with referrals upon request, We don't make them available on this site because of privacy and confidentiality issues. 

The firm has handled a wide range of cases: From stop sign violations (traffic tickets); red light camera cases; DUI's (misdemeanor); DMV suspension matters; sexual battery; battery; domestic violence; assault with a deadly weapon upon a peace officer (felonies); criminal threats; and everything else in between. No case is too small, no case is too big.  We have conducted well over 200 trials and have set a high bar with our success rate.

Unlike many other law firms, our office has a strict policy to never turn our cases over to anyone, we handle them from start to finish! This policy is in effect in every type of case we take, from a traffic ticket to a murder case. One of our two attorneys will be assigned and will see the case to it's conclusion. Also, unlike many law firms, our clients get direct access to the attorneys, not a paralegal or secretary. We believe this to be a crucial part of our representation because of the client's ability to get quick answers to their questions.

BELOW ARE THE FIRMS VALUES & BUILDING BLOCKS:

  •  It is our responsibility to educate the Client about his case so that the client can make informed decisions.
  • The Courtroom is our battlefield and our Client is our top priority!
  • We do not do favors for the prosecution or the Court, if it is in anyway detrimental to our client. We simply cannot think of a time when a favor to a prosecutor was not detrimental to our Client.
  • We must always know the case better than the opponent.
  • We must be creative.
  • We must win at all cost, within ethical guidelines.
  • We must be ethical in everything we do.

These are just a few of our in-house rules that make up the firm's foundation. There are many more consisting mostly on how to better serve and defend our clients.  Our infinity to defending the accused is unparalleled.

If you find yourself in need of a: San Francisco, Oakland or Marin Traffic Ticket Attorney/Lawyer; a San Francisco, Oakland or Marin DUI Lawyer/Attorney; a San Francisco, Oakland or Marin Felony Attorney/Lawyer; a San Francisco, Oakland or Marin misdemeanor Attorney/ Lawyer; or a San Francisco, Oakland or Marin Criminal Defense Attorney/Lawyer; or a San Francisco or Oakland DMV Attorney/Lawyer please feel free to call us and ask for a free consultation. We offer a no-fee initial consultation and will bill you only if we accept your case. We take calls from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., but also accept emergency calls anytime of the day or night.

We offer reasonable fees and accept all major credit cards and forms of payments. I look forward to personally taking your call and answering any initial questions you may have. We know that your situation is urgent and pressing which is why we make ourselves available any time of the day or night.  Your search for the right Attorney ends here! 

"THE CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY'S CREED", AS STATED BY THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT

United States v. Wade (1967) 388 U.S. 318 (White J., concurring)

"Law enforcement officers have the obligation to convict the guilty and to make sure they do not convict the innocent. They must be dedicated to making the criminal trial a procedure for the ascertainment of the true facts surrounding the commission of the crime. To this extent, our so-called adversary system is not adversary at all; nor should it be. But defense counsel has no comparable obligation to ascertain or present the truth. Our system assigns him a different mission. He must be and is interested in preventing the conviction of the innocent, but, absent a voluntary plea of guilty, we also insist that he defend his client whether he is innocent or guilty. The State has the obligation to present the evidence. Defense counsel need present nothing, even if he knows what the truth is. He need not furnish any witnesses to the police, or reveal anyconfidences of his client, or furnish any other information to help the prosecution's case. If he can confuse a witness, even a truthful one, or make him appear at a disadvantage, unsure or indecisive, that will be his normal course. Our interest in not convicting the innocent permits counsel to put the State to its proof, to put the State's case in the worst possible light, regardless of what he thinks or knows to be the truth. Undoubtedly there are some limits which defense counsel must observe but more often than not, defense counsel will cross-examine a prosecution witness, and impeach him if he can, even if he thinks the witness is telling the truth, just as he will attempt to destroy a witness who he thinks is lying. In this respect, as part of our modified adversary system and as part of the duty imposed on the most honorable defense counsel, we countenance or require conduct which in many instances has little, if any, relation to the search for truth."  

2010, A YEAR OF CHALLENGE!

2010 has arrived and with it comes a slew of changes in the law.  Most of the changes are not good news, but this is nothing new in our line of work and every year we are ready for such changes.  The fact of the matter is that the public simply wants a safer place to live and are willing to sacrifice many of our rights in order to achieve this goal.  The unfortunate part of this is that along the way many innocent people get railroaded by the system. This is where we come in, our job is to prevent this from happening and do everything possible to keep our clients out of the revolving doors of the criminal system.

Every year changes affect all criminal cases. From Oakland to San Francisco, from San Jose to Sonoma County, it affects everyone charged with a crime the same.  The good news is that our firm does everything to PREPARE and ADJUST to such changes.  This keeps us on the cutting edge of building creative ways to seek the truth and present defenses for our clients.

Again we look forward to the challenges of the new year, and are excited to explore new possibilities and defenses for the benefit of our clients.  So, if you have been charged with a crime -ANYWHERE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - and are in need of any of the following:

2012 PROVES TO BE A YEAR OF GREAT RESULTS!

So, we are now midway in 2012 and so far it has proven to be a memorable year for our firm and our clients.  16 count felony fraud case reduced to 1 count with no jail!!!; more then several DUI cases being reduced to DRY RECKLESS; Several dismissed misdemeanor cases before trial, Countless traffic ticket victories and a handful of DMV set asides!  This is why we are the best in the business and you cannot afford not to speak with us if you are facing any issue related to criminal, traffic or DMV.  We are the premier firm in our field.  Call today for a free consultation!

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY FOR:

  • SERIOUS FELONIES
  • FELONIES
  • MISDEMEANORS
  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
  • ASSAULTS
  • DRUG POSSESSION
  • SEXUAL ALLEGATIONS
  • THEFT
  • EMBEZZLEMENT

DUI LAWYER FOR: 

  • A SIMPLE DUI (is there ever such a thing?)
  • DUI WITH PRIORS
  • DUI REFUSAL
  • DUI WITH INJURY
  • FELONY DUI
  • VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER

TRAFFIC TICKET ATTORNEY / TRAFFIC ATTORNEY FOR:

  • SPEEDING TICKET
  • RED LIGHT CAMERA TICKET
  • COMMERCIAL VIOLATIONS
  • STOP SIGNS
  • DRIVING ON SUSPENDED LICENSE
  • RECKLESS DRIVING
  • EXHIBITION OF SPEED

Then you have come to the right place and your search for the right lawyer is over.  We are devoted to our goal, your goal, and we will get the job done!  So if you, or anyone else you know, is in need of help in any of the areas listed above, call us we can help.(415) 378-4133.  You will speak directly with a Criminal Defense Attorney. 

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