When you or a loved one are charged with a crime, it can be a frightening experience trying to navigate the intricacies of the criminal justice system. An experienced and dedicated Oakland criminal defense attorney will provide you with quality representation, taking the time and effort necessary to thoroughly investigate your case and build an aggressive defense on your behalf. At Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC, we are a team of Oakland criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to providing our clients with the personal attention  and focus necessary to reach favorable verdicts.

Criminal offenses bring serious penalties; your freedom, reputation and future are at stake. It is important that an experienced Oakland criminal defense lawyer has a thorough knowledge and understanding of how criminal laws work, and how to challenge any and all evidence brought against you. There are plenty of Oakland criminal defense lawyers to choose from, but not every lawyer has the expertise or working knowledge of a particular county or courthouse. The criminal defense attorneys at Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC have successfully handled hundreds of criminal cases out of Oakland at both the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse, and the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse.


At Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC, we are confident you will be pleased with the results our dedicated team of Oakland criminal defense lawyers obtain in your case. As a team of highly knowledgeable and experienced Oakland criminal defense lawyers, we will work tirelessly to uncover every detail of your case to get the most favorable results possible. We will gather and review all evidence, work with forensic and investigative experts and do everything in our power to secure a positive outcome in your case. When your future and freedom is at stake, you need an experienced Oakland defense attorney skilled and focused on only one thing – getting the best outcome possible.

No matter the crime alleged, you have right to seek justice. It is crucial that you have a team of competent Oakland criminal defense lawyers on your side when facing criminal charges. Protect your freedom by contacting Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC. Our tenacious team will work diligently to put your future back on track and seek the justice you deserve.

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Firm owner and senior attorney David J. Cohen defends the first and second amendment of client in California Federal Court

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Firm owner David J. Cohen defends client's first and second amendment rights in California Federal Court against charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice in case stemming from fatal shooting of…

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…

Spring Clean Your Record

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Contact an experienced criminal attorney to assist you in determining whether expungement is a viable option

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…

Jury to Decide Oakland Man’s Fate in First-Degree Murder Charge

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On June 2, 2011 50-year-old Leo Dunson was shot and killed during an argument with Donald Britton, brother of Dunson's neighbor Chantelle Britton.  Dunson had allegedly been stalking Chantelle, according…