Top San Jose Criminal Defense Lawyers - California

Widely recognized as an aggressive criminal defense law firm, Cahners & Samuels, Attorneys at Law, serves people in Palo Alto, California, as well as throughout San Jose, Sunnyvale and Cupertino. With a former prosecutor on staff, we know the ins and outs of the justice system. We are able to predict what the state may do and construct a strategy that anticipates their actions. Our team...

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    600 Allerton St.,Suite 201 Redwood City CA 94063 37.48944 -122.23223

    If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area or any part of Northern California and you face any type of criminal charge, you deserve an award-winning attorney on your side with the skills and experience necessary to help you achieve the most favorable outcome possible. From his law office in Redwood City, California, Jeffrey B. Hayden, Attorney at Law, has served the residents of San Francisco and...

  • 600 Allerton Street,Suite 202 Redwood City CA 94063 37.48933 -122.23232

    Dean Johnson is a trial lawyer who focuses on criminal defense. His practice is devoted to providing aggressive, effective state-of-the-art representation to people who are facing the extraordinary stresses that accompany criminal litigation. Mr. Johnson has represented people from all walks of life throughout Northern California in both State and Federal court. His clients have included corporate...

  • 239 Main Street,Suite H Pleasanton CA 94566 37.658115 -121.87831

    Our lead attorney, John A. Guthrie, began practicing law in 1990 with the goal of helping ordinary people with ordinary legal problems answering their questions and solving their legal problems so that they can raise their families and pursue their dreams. Today, he and the three associate attorneys at our firm, the Law Offices of John A. Guthrie, have that same goal. We sum it up with our motto:...

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    915 Cedar Street Santa Cruz CA 95060 36.974903 -122.02785

    Attorney Lisa McCamey has practiced criminal law exclusively since 1993. She is licensed in California, New York, and Washington, D.C., and has represented clients and tried cases across California and other states including New York, Arizona, and Colorado. Ms. McCamey founded her Santa Cruz criminal law office in 2006 and now focuses primarily on California state criminal law and her appellate...

  • 1517 Mission Street Santa Cruz CA 95060 36.96674 -122.03999

    The Law Office of Andrew C. Janecki, located in Santa Cruz, California, provides dedicated criminal defense representation. As a lawyer with 20-plus years of experience, I can help clients facing a variety of issues, including DUI, license suspensions, drug charges, assault, theft, juvenile crimes and criminal convictions.   When you hire my law firm, you hire me, Andrew Janecki. I am mobile,...

  • 39 South Livermore Avenue,Suite 209 Livermore CA 94550 37.682575 -121.76909

    Since being established in 1982,  Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP has earned the highest reputation for technical legal competence, honesty, integrity and courtesy in the delivery of professional legal representation to those accused of crime. Similarly, in 1991, the Alameda Newspaper Group —consisting of the Tri-Valley Herald, Oakland Tribune, Argus Courier, San Ramon Valley Herald, San...

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    7901 Stoneridge Dr. Pleasanton CA 94526 37.690224 -121.930336

    The Law Offices of Edward Mario in Pleasanton, California, focuses solely on criminal defense work. Why? Because we firmly believe that our clients deserve the best defense possible when they face criminal charges anywhere in the Bay Area. Our two convenient locations in Pleasanton and Richmond make us easily accessible to people seeking an experienced, skilled, compassionate and nonjudgmental...

  • 5776 Stoneridge Mall Dr,Suite 390 Pleasanton CA 94588 37.692257 -121.93109

    Thompson Garcia A Law Corporation has served the greater San Francisco bay area and Northern California since 1981. We provide superior representation in all areas of criminal defense in both state and federal courts. The firm devotes 100% of its practice to the defense of those people charged with criminal offenses. The attorneys at Thompson Garcia A Law Corporation have been...

  • 720 El Camino Real,Suite 403 Belmont CA 94002 37.522667 -122.27926

    The vocation of criminal defense lawyer is a calling in life. My understanding of the human condition, human error and frailty is evident when you work with my firm, the Law Office of Jason A. Cueva. I defend individuals in Daly City, California, and throughout the Bay Area who are in the unfortunate position of being charged with a crime. Being in the hot seat of defendant can be one of the most...

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    6200 Stoneridge Mall Road,3rd Floor Pleasanton CA 94588 37.69588 -121.924515

    From our law office in Pleasanton, California, the attorneys at James McConvill & Associates serve a diverse range of clients throughout Alameda County and the surrounding areas of the San Francisco Bay area by providing flexible, innovative and comprehensive solutions for those who have legal needs involving any of the following: • Business law and transactions • Contract law •...

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    6601 Owens Drive #238 Pleasanton CA 94588 37.6979 -121.90804

    Attorney Jules F. Bonjour founded our law firm, Bonjour, Thorman, Burns, Dahm & Wargo, as a solo practice in 1971. Attorney Michael P. Thorman became a partner in the firm in 1985, and attorney Megan T. Burns is the firm's newest partner, having begun her legal career in 2004. Associate attorney Michael Lipzen joined the firm in 2014. Our four attorneys offer clients from throughout Alameda...

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    225 West Winton Avenue,Suite 208 Hayward CA 94544 37.658756 -122.09633


  • 11740 Dublin Blvd,Suite 101 Dublin CA 94568 37.70114 -121.94017

    Terence D. Broughton has offices located in Dublin and Nevada City, California, serving both the East Bay/Tri Valley area and the Northern Sierra/Foothills. He provides aggressive representation for individuals facing misdemeanor and felony criminal charges, with an emphasis on driving under the influence ( drunk driving ) defense and representation in related Department of Motor Vehicle...

  • 1260 B Street,Suite 220 Hayward CA 94541 37.67617 -122.07855

    Law Offices of Frederick R. Remer Hayward , California - Criminal Law Attorney Since 1972 Aggressive Defense in Federal and State Crimes including: DUI and Traffic Violations Illegal Search/Seizure Juvenile Offenders Federal Offenses DMV Licensing Problems Homicide Violent Crimes White Collar Crime Drug Crimes Sex Crimes Child Pornography Domestic Violence Child Molestation Identity Theft Three...

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    951 Mariners Island Blvd.,Ste. 300 San Mateo CA 94404 37.559204 -122.28674

    Zealously pursuing justice on behalf of people in the San Mateo, California, area who are facing criminal charges, we provide focused criminal defense at Amin Law. We understand the immediate as well as the long-term impact an arrest can have on our clients' lives, and our attorney offers personal attention and custom guidance. For the convenience of those we represent, our law office accepts...

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    951 Mariners Island Blvd.,Suite 300 San Mateo CA 94404 37.559204 -122.28674


  • 177 Bovet Road,Suite 600 San Mateo CA 94402 37.55011 -122.31739

    Philip S. Barnett has provided exceptional legal representation to clients in San Mateo County and the San Francisco Bay Area in California for more than 20 years. His law office has been located in the same convenient location in San Mateo since 1985. The focus of Barnett’s practice is on criminal defense. He has over two decades of experience defending the rights of people arrested and...

  • Suite 214,2500 Old Crow Canyon Road San Ramon CA 94583 37.77785 -121.97931

    Arlene D. Kock has been a family law attorney for over 27 years. As part of her family law services her legal practice represents parties in divorce, custody, child and spousal support, modification of orders, contempt motions, domestic violence and restraining orders. Her office is equipped to assist clients in prenuptial agreements and in terminating registered domestic partnerships. Her general...

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    421 Grand Avenue,Suite A South San Francisco CA 94080 37.65566 -122.413414


  • 1138 Parker Avenue,Unit B Tracy CA 95376 37.74025 -121.42981

    The Law Offices of Bird & Van Dyke, Inc. are committed to helping clients in the areas of criminal law, personal injury and consumer bankruptcy. Their lawyers are experienced trial attorneys and can stand at your side when you need help. You need attorneys you can trust, attorneys who will fight for you in all aspects of the law. The skilled attorneys of Bird & Van Dyke, Inc., stand ready to...

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Court Locations in San Jose, Ca

Downtown Superior Court
191 N 1st St.
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 882-2100

Santa Clara Hall of Justice
190 W Hedding St.
San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: (408) 808-6600

Old Courthouse
161 N 1st St.
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 882-2100