Criminal Defense Law

Criminal defense law consists of the legal protections afforded to people who have been accused of committing a crime. Law enforcement agencies and government prosecutors have extensive resources at their disposal. Without adequate protections for the accused, the balance of power within the justice system would become skewed in favor of the government. As it is, fair treatment for criminal defendants often depends as much upon the skill of their defense attorney as it does the substantive protections contained in the law.

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Diamond & Associates

Diamond & Associates

Burbank, CA - Law Firm near Stanford www.burbankcriminaldefense.com
Burbank, California Criminal Defense Lawyer
Phone(213) 250-8918 or (818) 923-1883

Diamond and Associates in Burbank, CA, specializes in criminal defense. Attorneys from the firm take clients who are involved in domestic violence, driving under the influence, drug crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes and felonies. They work hard to relieve stress associated with...

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Kraut Law Group - Criminal Defense

Kraut Law Group - Criminal Defense

Burbank, CA - Law Firm near Stanford www.losangelescriminallawyer.pro
Criminal Defense and DUI Defense Law Firm in California
Phone(818) 563-9810 or (888) 334-6344

Kraut Law Group is a Southern California criminal law firm, offering aggressive defense for individuals facing a full range of criminal charges. We are known throughout the Los Angeles area for our expert defense work. We provide expert representation in cases of drug offenses, white...

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Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau

Hartnett, Smith & Paetkau

Redwood City, CA - Law Firm near Stanford www.hartnettsmith.com
Business Litigation & Criminal Defense in Redwood City, California
Phone(650) 568-2820

Harnett, Smith & Paetkau is a full service law firm based in Redwood City, California providing a host of legal services to clients in and around the San Fransico Bay Area and Silicon Valley. The firm’s attorneys combine over 100 years of legal expertise between them and have...

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The Law Offices of Adam Allen Arant

The Law Offices of Adam Allen Arant

Fremont, CA - Law Firm near Stanford www.arantlaw.com
Fremont Criminal & DUI Defense Law Firm
Phone(888) 392-9378

The Law Offices of Adam Allen Arant is a DUI law firm defending drivers in Fremont, California. With years of experience as an aggressive DUI attorney, we are prepared to take on any case and achieve excellent results for our clients. We fight passionately and zealously on behalf...

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Kraut Law Group - DUI Defense

Kraut Law Group - DUI Defense

Burbank, CA - Law Firm near Stanford www.losangelesduidefenselawyer.com
California DUI Defense Law Firm
Phone(818) 653-9810 or (888) 334-6344

The Kraut Law Group provides aggressive representation for clients facing DUI charges. They take great pride in trying to keep the severe consequences resulting from a DUI conviction from happening to his clients.
As a former senior prosecutor who was educated at Harvard Law School,...

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Baker Botts L.L.P.

Baker Botts L.L.P.

Palo Alto, CA - Law Firm near Stanford
International Law Firm
Phone(650) 739-7500

Baker Botts is an international law firm recognized for our creative approach to the legal and business issues facing our clients. The work we do is often groundbreaking.
With approximately 750 lawyers and a worldwide network of offices, Baker Botts works with our clients on a...

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Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Menlo Park, CA - Law Firm near Stanford
International Law Firm
Phone(650) 752-2000

Davis Polk is one of the world’s premier law firms. Known for our skillful work in highly complex matters that are critical to our clients, we offer high levels of excellence and breadth across all our practices and specialties.
Our clients, many of them industry and global leaders,...

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Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

East Palo Alto, CA - Law Firm near Stanford
Business, Corporate, Litigation, Industries, Finance, Taxation, IP, Trademarks
Phone(650) 328-8500

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is a global law firm. We’ve built a law firm of 1800 lawyers in more than 30 locations — around helping businesses navigate change.

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Law Offices of Frank E. Mayo

Law Offices of Frank E. Mayo

Los Altos, CA - Law Firm near Stanford
California Personal Injury, Employment Law and Civil Litigation Law Firm
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At The Law Offices of Frank E. Mayo, located in Los Altos, California, we believe in offering ethical and aggressive legal services to individuals and business owners in the Silicon Valley and throughout Northern California. With a wide breadth of legal knowledge and a dedication...

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Law Offices of Steven E. Springer

Law Offices of Steven E. Springer

Fremont, CA - Law Firm near Stanford
California Business and Corporate Law Firm
Phone(510) 791-7137

The Law Offices of Steven E. Springer is an experienced business law firm providing a wide range of legal services to business, focusing on: Business Formation; Business Counseling; Business Acquisition and Divestiture; Business Litigation; Business Transactions; Employment Law;...

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Reed Smith LLP

Reed Smith LLP

Palo Alto, CA - Law Firm near Stanford
International Law Firm
Phone(650) 352-0500

At Reed Smith we truly believe that "It's not just business. It's personal."
We are a top global law firm that has worked in close partnership with its clients throughout a successful 125-year history to grow from being a leading national law firm to a transatlantic law firm...

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Scher & Bassett

Scher & Bassett

Sunnyvale, CA - Law Firm near Stanford
Full-Service Law Firm in Sunnyvale, California
Phone(408) 469-4855 or (866) 724-3045

Scher & Bassett Law Firm has been serving Sunnyvale, California and surrounding Silicon Valley communities for the last half century. In that time, we have built a reputation for providing compassionate legal representation and achieving exceptional results. However, we do not...

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The Law Office of Charles B. Smith

The Law Office of Charles B. Smith

San Mateo, CA - Law Firm near Stanford
San Mateo, California Criminal Defense Attorney
Phone(650) 425-7703 or (866) 560-8433

The Law Office of Charles B. Smith provides a unique perspective among criminal defense attorneys. Attorney Smith has experience as both a former police officer and a former prosecutor. His understanding of police procedure and the inner workings of the District Attorney's office...

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The Law Office of Daniel Jensen

The Law Office of Daniel Jensen

Santa Clara, CA - Law Firm near Stanford
San Jose Family Law, Divorce and Child Custody Law Firm
Phone1-888-877-2905

The Law Office of Daniel Jensen has represented people throughout the Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, and Alameda Counties for more than 20 years—finding practical solutions to the complex problems arising in family disputes—providing personal attention and service. The firm maintains...

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  • Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys at Law

    Redwood City, CA - Law Firm near Stanford

    Criminal and Juvenile Defense Lawyers in Redwood City, California

    Phone (650) 241-3021

    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 to avoid the...

  • Cahners & Samuels

    Palo Alto, CA - Law Firm near Stanford

    Criminal Defense Lawyers in California

    Phone (650) 352-3642

    At Cahners & Samuels, we boast an AV Peer Review Rated former prosecutor who is a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law. From our offices in San Jose and Palo Alto, we are dedicated solely to criminal defense. ; John Cahners, who has more than 30 years of experience defending every kind of...

  • Hartnett, Smith & Associates

    Redwood City, CA - Law Firm near Stanford

    California Criminal Defense Lawyers

    Phone (650) 249-6815

    Hartnett, Smith & Associates' criminal defense practice is led by Charles J. Smith, an attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area since the late 1970's. He began his career in the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office and was quickly promoted to the Major Crimes Unit. After a period with a...

  • Law Office of Betty Alice Bridgers

    Burbank, CA - Law Firm near Stanford

    Criminal, Family Law, Divorce, Personal Injury, & DUI

    Phone (818) 846-6400

    Betty Bridgers is highly experienced in divorce law and aggressively negotiates or litigates acceptable divorce, property division and child custody arrangements and settlements. Betty’s knowledge of Personal Injury Law has allowed her to effectively and successfully litigate and manage cases...

  • Law Office of Daniel Jensen, PC

    Santa Clara, CA - Law Firm near Stanford

    Domestic Abuse Lawyer in Santa Clara, California

    Phone (408) 512-3535

    Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C. situated in Santa Clara, California provides legal assistance to clients in cases concerning domestic violence.

  • Law Office of James Dunn

    Redwood City, CA - Law Firm near Stanford

    San Mateo Criminal Defense Attorney

    Phone (619) 744-9164

    Founding attorney James Dunn has been practicing law for over 15 years now, offering client’s high quality defense when accused of criminal charges. The Law Office of James Dunn is a firm that is focused on the needs of the clients in order to provide them with the strong defense that they truly...

  • Law office of Olga Kelley

    Redwood City, CA - Law Firm near Stanford

    Experienced criminal defense attorney in San Mateo, San Francisco and Alameda counties

    Phone 650-283-5713

    Criminal defense law firm representing clients charged with criminal offenses - misdemeanors and felonies in trials and on appeal in California courts, including DUI (drunk driving), domestic violence and other violent crimes, assault, battery, robbery, theft crimes, burglary, fraud, embezzlement,...

  • Law Offices of Daniel Jensen - Criminal Defense Attorneys

    Santa Clara, CA - Law Firm near Stanford

    Criminal Defense Law Firm in Santa Clara, California

    Phone (866) 676-6173

    The Law Office of Daniel Jensen has represented people throughout the Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, and Alameda Counties for more than 20 years—successfully defending clients charged with felonies and misdemeanors—providing expert guidance through every stage of the criminal process. The firm...

  • Law Offices of Holden W. Green

    Sunnyvale, CA - Law Firm near Stanford

    California Criminal Defense and Civil Law Attorney

    Phone (408) 451-8449

    The Law Offices of Holden W. Green, A Professional Corporation has attained a favorable reputation throughout the legal and local communities. The firm is committed to pursuing equal justice and fair treatment for all in each and every case that it handles.; Handling a range of legal matters for...

  • Law Offices of Jeffrey B. Hayden

    Redwood City, CA - Law Firm near Stanford

    Bay Area Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Phone (650) 368-5700

    The Law Offices of Jeffrey B. Hayden is committed to protecting the rights of individuals throughout the Bay Area and San Mateo County in connection with a range of criminal charges, including felonies, misdemeanors, and juvenile offenses.; The criminal justice system can be frightening and...

  • Law Offices of Mark Cohen

    Fremont, CA - Law Firm near Stanford

    California Personal Injury, Corporate, Administrative and Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Phone (510) 371-0975

    At the Law Office of Mark Cohen in Fremont, California, I take every case personally, meaning that you will have an experienced attorney handling your case from the beginning until its final resolution. My comprehensive approach to your case will give you peace of mind so that you can look to the...