I am a criminal defense attorney (Stanford B.A./Hastings J.D.) and have handled... more
I am a criminal defense attorney (Stanford B.A./Hastings J.D.) and have handled thousands of criminal matters over the past twelve years. An important focus of my practice is the representation of minors in juvenile delinquency court in the counties of San Mateo and Santa Clara. I also regularly handle public school expulsion matters and misdemeanor and felony adult criminal cases. Please re... view profile
I am a federal and state trial and appellate lawyer who loves his work and his... more
I am a federal and state trial and appellate lawyer who loves his work and his clients. I have been rated AV in Martindale Hubbel for the last 30 years. I am a Superlawer and a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary trial lawyers society.
A violent crime occurs when a person uses (or threatens to use) violence to harm another person, including rape, assault, and murder. The penalties for violent crimes are stiff; conviction almost always carries substantial jail time. If you are accused of a violent crime, you need an attorney with experience defending others in that particular crime, one who will understand how to best defend you based on your facts and circumstances. Sometimes the government will offer a “plea bargain,” meaning they will drop or lower the charges if you agree to a lesser crime. A violent crime lawyer will be able to evaluate the government's case and the terms of the bargain to suggest how to proceed in your best interests.