Top San Mateo Criminal Defense Lawyers - California

People who face criminal charges in San Francisco, California, often require dedicated legal assistance. At John M. Runfola Law Office, we assist clients who are dealing with a wide range of issues involving drug trafficking, white collar crimes, federal conspiracy, weapons offenses, burglary, robbery, homicide, drug charges, domestic violence, restraining orders, mail fraud, sexual assault,...

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...

  • 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...

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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

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  • 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...

  • 600 Allerton Street,Suite 201 Redwood City CA 94063 37.489487 -122.23218

    24 years of combined experience. Over 3,000 criminal cases defended. CA State Bar certified expert in criminal defense. At Ahmed and Sukaram, we understand that a conviction for a criminal offense can have a tarnishing and devastating effect on your otherwise law-abiding and respected life. Whether you are a student, or a young or well-established professional, we at Ahmed and Sukaram can help you...

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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...

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    333 Bradford Street,Suite 170 Redwood City CA 94063 37.48808 -122.23221

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  • 620 Jefferson Ave. Redwood City CA 94063 37.488155 -122.2286

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  • 620 Jefferson Avenue,Suite A Redwood City CA 94063 37.488155 -122.22854

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  • 702 Marshall St.,Ste. 300 Redwood City CA 94063 37.487278 -122.22795

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    777 Marshall St. Redwood City CA 94063 37.487843 -122.22679

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

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    550 Hamilton,Suite 336 Palo Alto CA 94301 37.448284 -122.156906

    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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    228 Hamilton Avenue,3rd Floor Palo Alto CA 94301 37.444065 -122.16105

    Serving a diverse range of clients throughout Santa Clara County, the Silicon Valley and the surrounding areas of the San Francisco Bay area from our law office in Palo Alto, California, the attorneys at James McConvill & Associates are fully prepared to help you with any legal matter affecting your business, your family, your freedom and your future. Regarded as one of the state's leading...

  • 2211 Park Blvd Palo Alto CA 94306 37.43014 -122.14411

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    260 Sheridan Avenue Palo Alto CA 94306 37.426327 -122.14098

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

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  • 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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    1101 Marina Village Parkway,Suite 201 Alameda CA 94501 37.7845 -122.2738

    Located in Alameda, California, the Lamano Law Offices provides exceptional criminal defense for clients across the Bay Area who stand accused of DUI or any other type of felony or misdemeanor offense. Regarded as one of the region's top criminal defense law firms, we have earned Superb ratings on AVVO as well as the site's Clients' Choice award, and many of our past clients have given us...

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