San Francisco Criminal Defense Attorneys Blog

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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…

San Francisco Man Convicted of Murdering Victim at Homeless Shelter

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Rickey Leon Scott, a 64-year-old San Francisco man, was found guilty of a February 2012 murder in which Scott allegedly fatally stabbed a man at a homeless shelter.  Scott was…

Man Charged with Murder and Elder Abuse of Newspaper Vendor Pleads Not Guilty

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In January of this year, a 77-year-old newspaper vendor was attacked; he succumbed to his injuries more than three weeks later at a San Francisco area hospital.  Now, 36-year-old Mark…

Former SF Police Crime Lab Tech in Federal Court, Pleads Guilty to Possessing Cocaine in 2009

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On Friday March 15, 63-year-old Deborah Madden, a former San Francisco Police Department crime lab technician, pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine taken from the drug analysis lab where she worked…

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…

Jason T. Campbell on the Recent Dismissal of Homicide Charges:

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A note from our attorney Jason T. Campbell, Esq.Last week, BACL had the tremendous satisfaction of seeing one of our clients released from custody after spending approximately 20 months in…

South and East Bay Inmate Allegations of Inhumane Treatment Lead to Thorough Investigations of Jails

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South and East Bay Inmate Allegations of Inhumane Treatment Lead to Thorough Investigations of Jails from the Eastbay Times

Defendant receives DISMISSAL of Restraining Order

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Alameda County, HaywardSenior attorney Cherie R. Wallace successfully obtained a dismissal of a Restraining Order for a client out of the Hayward Hall of Justice located in Alameda County, California.

Defendant with felony sex charges facing 84 years to life sentenced to 1 year county jail with all charges DISMISSED except one

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Contra Costa County, MartinezDefendant was originally charged with several felony sex charges with life-tops. Attorneys David J. Cohen and Cherie R. Wallace diligently presented and pursued an aggressive defense for…

Defendant charged with serious felony sex offenses results in NO 290 REGISTRATION

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Contra Costa County, MartinezAssociate Michael J. Pellegrini, Esq. received a favorable outcome in a case involving multiple felony charges, including sex offenses and forcible rape, from a 30 year exposure…

Defendant charged in multi-million dollar fraud case DISMISSED

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Stanislaus County, Stanislaus Superior CourtThe dedication, persistence and hard work of firm owner David J. Cohen and associate attorney Michael J. Pellegrini, paid off in the dismissal of our client…

Defendant in serious felony trial for sex charges involving a minor facing 20 year maximum sentence found NOT GUILTY on all counts

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Alameda County, Hayward Hall of JusticeFirm owner David J. Cohen and attorney Jason T. Campbell recently had the tremendous satisfaction of seeing one of our clients released from custody with…