DEFENDING THE RIGHTS OF THE ACCUSED
Few areas of law have captured the public’s attention like traditional criminal defense. Since its inception, our firm has enthusiastically defended those accused of crimes.
We all love a good story. We all love a tantalizing mystery. We all love the underdog pressing forward against seemingly insurmountable odds. All of these elements lie at the core of traditional criminal defense.
In this country, criminal jurisprudence began even before the Constitution itself. The day after British soldiers mortally wounded five Americans on a cobbled square that came to be known as the Boston Massacre, thirty-four-year-old John Adams was asked to defend the British soldiers and their captain. Adams understood that taking the case would subject him to criticism, jeopardize his legal practice or even risk the safety of himself and his family. But Adams believed deeply that every person deserved a defense, and he took on the case without hesitation. During the trial, he famously exclaimed, “facts are stubborn things.”
Since then, criminal cases have been among the grandest, from Miranda to Watergate to O.J., to Dr. Kervorkian to Martha Stewart and beyond. The criminal case allows us to bear witness to the unfolding of the human condition.
The practice of criminal law is among the toughest—-figuring out who? what? where? and why?—–the odds are among the the most daunting——-the United States of America or the State California vs ordinary citizen—–and the stakes are the highest— freedom itself. Its hard to imagine a richer area to practice.
And we have practiced in the area for over a decade. We have prosecuted and now defend literally thousands of criminal cases, each with a story to tell. We have tried over a hundred cases to jury prevailing in the overwhelming majority of our cases. Our goal is simple: win every case, every time. To do so, we dig deeper, go further and prepare harder because we love what we do.
- DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
- JUVENILE JUSTICE
- THEFT INCLUDING ROBBERY & BURGLARY
- ASSAULT CRIMES
- WEAPONS OFFENCES
- PROBATION & PAROLE VIOLATIONS
- EXPUNGING CRIMINAL CONVECTIONS
“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to speak to an attorney, and to have an attorney present during any questioning. If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be provided for you at government expense.