If you or someone you know has been accused of or charged with a crime in Santa Cruz County, the experienced team of criminal defense attorneys at Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC can help you get the best results for your matter.  As a seasoned team of Santa Cruz County criminal defense attorneys, we will aggressively pursue every available resource to provide you the best defense possible for your case.

Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC is a San Francisco and Alameda County-based firm, but handles matters throughout California including Santa Cruz County. Firm owner David J. Cohen, Esq. and the team of experienced criminal defense attorneys are well-versed in handling three strikes cases, firearm charges, administrative and licensing hearings, conspiracy, and homicide, including those with gang enhancements. The team of attorneys routinely appear on criminal matters in Santa Cruz County Superior Court and have helped many Santa Cruz clients obtain phenomenal results.

Although Santa Cruz County has two Superior Court locations,  criminal matters are heard only at the Superior Court located in the city of Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz County Superior Court has jurisdiction over matters stemming out of Capitola, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Watsonville, and the surrounding unincorporated cities within the county. The hard-working attorneys at Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC are familiar with local court rules and Santa Cruz County courts, judges, and district attorneys and will explore all possible options to get you the best results possible.

Attorney Clint C. Christoffersen

When looking to retain an experienced Santa Cruz County criminal defense attorney, it is imperative you choose a professional who will guide and explain each step of the criminal process as it relates to your matter. At Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC, our team of attorneys work diligently and aggressively to obtain the best possible outcome for your case. Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC offers free initial consultations and financing options to allow anyone the opportunity to obtain the best defense for their matter.

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