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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.

Defense of Restraining Order Against Client Alleging Assault with a Weapon Won!

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Of counsel, senior attorney Cherie R. Wallace won  a Restraining Order hearing in Spanish for our client where the restraining order alleged assault with a deadly weapon and client was…

San Francisco County Felony Domestic Violence Charges DISMISSED!

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Of counsel, senior attorney Cherie R. Wallace, obtained a complete dismissal of felony domestic violence charges out of San Francisco County for our client who was originally charged with multiple…

2021: New Year, New Laws

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Now that it's 2021, it is a new year with new laws you should know about that went into effect in California as of January 1, 2021. Bay Area Criminal…

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…

2021: New Year, New Laws

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Now that it's 2021, it is a new year with new laws you should know about that went into effect in California as of January 1, 2021. Bay Area Criminal…

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

San Joaquin County Felony Strike Charges Dismissed!

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Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC attorney Clint C. Christoffersen was able to have felony strike charges dismissed out of San Joaquin County where client originally was charged in three separate…

Client’s Drivers License Reinstated After Suspension Due to Refusal to Submit to Chemical Testing for DUI

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Senior attorney, of counsel Cherie R. Wallace received a favorable outcome in a DMV matter out of San Mateo County where client's license was suspended for refusal to submit to…

Felony Domestic Violence Case With Multiple Charges Results in Client’s Release to Program and Credit for Time Served of Less Than 90 Days

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Attorney Alexander P. Guilmartin was able to get client released to a program in a domestic violence matter and credit for time served of less than 90 days in San…

Over $13,000.00 in Assets Returned to Client in Civil Asset Forfeiture Matter out of the United States District Court, Northern District of California

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Attorney Clint C. Christoffersen represented a client in a civil asset forfeiture matter out of the United States District Court, Northern District of California (San Francisco) and was able to get…

Alameda County Client Released and Bail of $820,000 for Robbery and Assault Charges Reduced to $0 under California Supreme Court’s Recent Decision in Humphrey!

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Firm owner David J. Cohen was able to have Alameda County client charged with Assault and Robbery with a Weapon, and an enhancement of Great Bodily Injury released and bail…