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News, stories, and links about Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC New, notable cases and results as well as general criminal defense law news.

BACL Stands With Black Lives Matter Movement

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Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC stands firm with the Black Lives Matters movement and their pursuit of justice.

Supreme Court Bans Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts in Criminal Cases

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The Supreme Court banned non-unanimous jury verdicts for criminal cases in a recent Supreme Court decision. California already requires unanimous jury verdicts in criminal cases, so the decision applies to the…

Civil case DISMISSED in San Francisco County

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Associate attorney Clint C. Christoffersen received a favorable outcome in a civil case in San Francisco County resulting in the case being DISMISSED.

Helpful Resources for Someone Arrested in San Francisco

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When a friend or loved one has been arrested, it is often confusing how to find out where that person is being detained. Not knowing where someone is being detained,…

Search and Seizure of Cell Phones; The ramifications of Riley v. California

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As the world progresses further into the Information Age, human ingenuity and invention continues to bring us significant technological advances in the fields of electronic communication and data storage, and…

Supreme Court Bans Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts in Criminal Cases

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The Supreme Court banned non-unanimous jury verdicts for criminal cases in a recent Supreme Court decision. California already requires unanimous jury verdicts in criminal cases, so the decision applies to the…

Bail Waived In California Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, bail will be waived in California Courts temporarily for those arrested and charged with low-level offenses. Call Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC for a free…

Oakland Mistrial

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When facing a mistrial or determining how to proceed after a mistrial has been declared, it is imperative to contact a criminal defense attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable of…

The California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation announced upcoming changes that will drastically reduce the use of solitary confinement

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The California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation announced upcoming changes that will drastically reduce the use of solitary confinement from SFGate

Associate Michael J. Pellegrini, Esq. on the recent United States Supreme Court Decision in Utah v. Strieff 579 U.S. ___ (2016):

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A note from our attorney Michael J. Pellegrini, Esq.In the case of Utah v. Strieff, the United States Supreme Court reached an important decision involving the Fourth Amendment's prohibition against…

Contra Costa County Firearms Charges Avoided and Professional Licensing Saved

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Attorney Clint C. Christoffersen was able to obtain a great result for a client charged in Contra Costa County with misdemeanor firearms charges who faced a potential sentence of county…

Felony Charges Reduced to a Misdemeanor with Probation in San Mateo County

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Attorney Alexander P. Guilmartin obtained a favorable result in a felony fraud case out of San Mateo County resulting in misdemeanor charges with court probation and 4 days of SWAP where the…

1 Count DISMISSED in Alameda County Murder Case!

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Firm owner and senior attorney David J. Cohen obtained a DISMISSAL in Alameda County of 1 count in a murder case where our client faced 25 years to life imprisonment.

Favorable Result in Alameda County Murder Case-Reduced Sentence

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Firm owner David J. Cohen received a favorable result out of Alameda County resulting in a 10 1/2 month sentence for 4 felony cases, including a 1st degree murder charge which carried…

Suspended Sentence in Contra Costa County Conspiracy to Commit Murder Case

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Senior associate Cherie R. Wallace obtained a suspended sentence where client served less than a year in county jail in Contra Costa County in a matter consisting of multiple felony counts…