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Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC

Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC specializes in the defense of California criminal cases. California state cases are typically charged as misdemeanors or felonies, though you may be charged with both misdemeanors and felonies in the same case. Depending on the seriousness of the crime, possible penalties include fines, local jail time, or in more serious cases, state prison time. California state crimes are prosecuted in the various counties in California by the various district attorney’s offices within those counties.

BACL attorneys have extensive knowledge of all California crimes, including misdemeanor charges, ranging from petty theft to domestic violence; California Vehicle Code violations, ranging from DUI to Hit and Run; and felony charges, ranging from white collar crimes to violent offenses. We do NOT cherry-pick our cases. If you need someone to defend you, regardless of what you are charged with or how strong the evidence may be, we will enlist our creativity and work ethic to improve your situation and get you the best result possible.

BACL attorneys have extensive courtroom experience. Based on our collective years of litigation experience, we are prepared and able to address any issues that arise in your case. Though based in San Francisco, our attorneys regularly appear in courts throughout California, with some of our best results in the counties of Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Placer, Solano and Alameda. Many of our out-of-county clients seek our representation because they do not trust local defense attorneys who might have close relationships with judges or prosecutors in their county. While we are certainly professional and well-respected by prosecutors and judges, we are aggressive and relentless when it comes to challenging law enforcement, opposing counsel, as well as judicial officers. We have a reputation for fighting cases harder, longer, and more aggressively than other defense attorneys. We are NOT in this business to win popularity contests. We are in this business to win cases and help our clients stay employed, out of custody, and with their families.

BACL is no stranger to high-profile state cases. We have been retained by professional athletes, as well as entertainers and high-level white-collar professionals. We have also worked on a number of serious cases, which gained the attention of local media. Our vigorous representation and amazing results have been featured by many local news agencies, including the SF Gate, Contra Costa Times, Modesto Bee, and Marin independent Journal. We have appeared on local news stations, such as KRON channel 4, as well as ABC News.

Aside from state criminal cases, we are also able to represent you in other types of California State proceedings, such as Civil Restraining Order Hearings, DMV Hearings, and Record Clearance Requests (commonly referred to as expungement). If you have a California State matter that you wish to discuss with us, do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.


The information on this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended, nor should it be taken, as legal advice. The information may or may not apply to your case or situation. Please do not rely on any information on this website as legal advice from an attorney because it is not legal advice. Please contact us if you have any questions, and we will be happy to have one of our lawyers talk to you. Any preliminary consultation between you and a lawyer from our firm is covered by the attorney-client privilege.



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