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John Midori Hamasaki

John Midori Hamasaki

also known as John Hamasaki

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

Hamasaki Law is a premier boutique criminal defense law firm representing individuals under investigation or facing criminal prosecution in California state and federal courts. We take on the toughest cases and achieve the best possible results for our clients.

We handle complex cases, from state financial, narcotics and homicide matters to federal computer crimes prosecutions, giving every client and every case individual attention.

We recognize that even minor matters can have significant consequences to our clients’ families and careers, so whether fighting a first-time DUI or facing a potential life sentence, we will exhaust every avenue to defend our clients' rights.


 


If you are under investigation or charged with a crime, please call and set up a time to meet in person and discuss strategies to protect you, your famly and your career.
 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Criminal Defense: 65%
  2. DUI & DWI: 35%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

20 total 

  • Daniel Alexander Flores

    John Hamasaki is an intelligent and dedicated criminal defense lawyer.

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    Daniel Flores Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mir Kamran Meyer

    I've worked as co-counsel with John Hamasaki on various criminal matters; he distinguishes himself through his dedication and vigorous efforts on behalf of his clients.

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    Mir Meyer Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Hamasaki Law

1388 Sutter Street.
Suite 805
San Francisco, CA, 94103

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200805/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Outstanding Volunteer in Public ServiceJustice & Diverstiy Center2013
Misdemeanor Trial Attorney of the MonthOffice of the Public Defender, San Francisco2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerHamasaki Law2010 - Present
AttorneyOffice of the Public Defender, San Francisco2009 - 2009

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Criminal Law & Government Investigations of the Barristers Club for the Bar Association of San FranciscoCo-chair2015 - Present
Asian American Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2014 - Present
American Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionMember2014 - Present
American Constitution Society for Law and PolicyMember2013 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2010 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2010 - Present
San Francisco Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. P.C.Charged with marijuana felony, plea to infraction
People v. E.A.DUI dismissed
People v. A.M.Not Guilty at trial.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
East Bay ExpressRap's Poetic License: Revoked2015
The GuardianMeet Tiny Doo, the rapper facing life in prison for making an album2014
New York TImesDistracted Driving and the Risks of Ride-Hailing Services Like Uber2014
San Francisco ChronicleFormer Uber driver charged in girl’s crosswalk death in S.F.2014
Los Angeles TimesFormer Uber driver charged in death of 6-year-old girl2014
ReasonKiller or Artist? Why Rap is on Trial.2014
Los Angeles TimesA new California trend -- prosecuting rap2014
CNETUber driver charged with vehicular manslaughter2014
ABA JournalProsecutors are using rap music to convince jurors of gang ties2014
Portfolio Media (Law360)'Anonymous' Hackers Plead Guilty To PayPal Cyberattack2013
ABA JournalHacker's Hell: Many want to narrow the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act2013
The Daily CalifornianCharged protesters allege UCPD discrimination2012
The Daily CalifornianCharges against 2 more Occupy Cal protesters dropped2012
San Francisco Bay GuardianThreats or payback? Activist arrested after criticizing the SFPD and its tactics on television2011
New York TimesFor Suspected Hackers, a Sense of Social Protest2011
New York TimesMobilizing Help for People Accused of Hacking2011
Talking Points MemoDefending 'Anonymous': Lawyers For Alleged 'Hacktivists' Speak Out2011
ABA JournalCrime or Protest? Hacking Groups Pose Nettlesome Legal Issues2011
The Daily CalifornianProtesters Involved in Feb. 26 Riot Found Not Guilty of All Charges2010
The Daily CalifornianUC Berkeley Students' Hearing Continues With Testimony from Defendant2010
The Daily CalifornianTrial Begins for Feb. 26 Protesters2010
The Daily CalifornianNews In Brief: Trial of Protesters in Riot Begins2010
The Daily CalifornianTwo Arrested Protesters Charged, Plead Not Guilty2010
The Daily CalifornianRioters Clash with Police in Streets South of UC Berkeley2010
SF WeeklyFelony Charges Reduced to Misdemeanors for Alleged Attackers of White Separatists2010
SF WeeklyWhite Separatists' Alleged Attackers Enter Their Pleas2010
SF WeeklyFelony Charges For Two Alleged Attackers of White Separatists2010
The Daily CalifornianMajority of Arrested Freeway Activists Freed Without Bail2010

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Francisco School of LawN/AJuris Doctor2008

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
KPFA - Up FrontYour Rights When Filming the Police2015
University of San Francisco School of LawOpening Statements & Closing Arguments2014
University of San Francisco School of LawCareers in Criminal Law2014
Internet ArchieveWe Are Legion: The Story of the Hackivists Panel Discussion2013