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The criminal justice system in Alameda County can sometimes be rough for those facing criminal charges. If you are under investigation for a crime, you should be aware that both your future and your freedom are at stake. If you’ve been charged with any crime, reach out to the skilled Alameda County criminal defense attorney at Silver Law Firm. Attorney Elliot Silver recognizes that people make mistakes, especially prosecutors and police. If you employ Elliot Silver as your legal counsel, he will work with you to fight for the best outcome in your case.

Attorney Elliot Silver has over 24 years of experience representing clients who are facing criminal charges.

He serves cities throughout Alameda County, including:

  • Alameda
  • Albany
  • Ashland
  • Berkeley
  • Castro Valley
  • Cherryland
  • Dublin
  • Emeryville
  • Fairview
  • Fremont
  • Hayward
  • Livermore
  • Newark
  • Oakland
  • Piedmont
  • Pleasanton
  • San Leandro
  • San Lorenzo
  • Sunol
  • Union City

Call Silver Law Firm at (510) 995-0000 today.

Sex Crimes

If you are convicted of a sex crime in Alameda County, you face serious penalties that will potentially ruin your future, including being labeled as a sex offender for life. This label can put a strain on familial relationships and friendships, make it extremely difficult to get a job, and prohibit you from moving or traveling to certain places. The Alameda County sex crime lawyer at Silver Law Firm handles sex crimes such as child molestation, child pornography, indecent exposure, sexual assault, lewd conduct, and failure to register. Attorney Elliot Silver will use his skills and knowledge to help you avoid registration as a sex offender while also saving your character.

Drug Crimes

If you’ve been arrested for a drug crime such as drug possession or sales, drug possession with intent to sell, drug trafficking, manufacture, or distribution, you should contact an Alameda County drug crimes attorney at Silver Law Firm who will fight for you. Attorney Elliot Silver will use his training and skill to reduce your risk of jail time, large fines, and other penalties.

Weapons Crimes

Gun control and weapon laws in California can be complex. Although it is legal to own a gun, there are also many restrictions on the use and possession of weapons. If you are facing a gun or weapon charge, you should call an Alameda County weapons crimes lawyer at Silver Law Firm. Elliot Silver is dedicated to protecting your freedom and your rights, and will ensure that both are protected through a strong, thoughtful defense.


If you have been charged with homicide, it’s imperative that you contact the Alameda County homicide attorney at Silver Law Firm right away. An experienced California violent crimes lawyer will build your defense. Some classic defenses to a homicide charge include mistaken identity and lack of criminal intent. Attorney Elliot Silver will evaluate the evidence in your case and work to obtain the best outcome.

Theft Crimes

Theft crimes sometimes arise out of simple misunderstandings. Other instances of theft, however, are more complicated. For example, if you see a jacket in a department store that you really want to buy but it costs too much money, if you switch its price tag with something less expensive and purchase it at the lower price, you’ve technically committed theft. Grand theft, petty theft, shoplifting, burglary, robbery, and embezzlement are all examples of theft crimes that can put you in prison or jail, force you to pay fines, and ruin your future. Theft charges can cause you to be placed on house arrest, make it difficult to get a job, and even prevent you from maintaining certain professional licenses. If you aren’t a US citizen, a theft conviction might get you deported. Because of these possible consequences, it is important that you consult an Alameda County theft crime lawyer at Silver Law Firm as soon as possible.


Driving while under the influence is a crime taken seriously in Alameda County. Possible consequences of a DUI conviction in California include jail or prison time, hefty fines, a license suspension or revocation, and probation. If you’ve been arrested for DUI, an Alameda County DUI lawyer at Silver Law Firm will work to challenge chemical testing results and expose the unreliability of field sobriety tests to seek a favorable outcome for your case. Attorney Elliot Silver will aggressively defend you and your freedom.


Causing, attempting, or threatening bodily harm towards another individual is known as assault. Possible consequences of assault include, but are not limited to – incarceration, large fines, and court mandated anger management. If you have been accused of assault, an Alameda County assault attorney at Silver Law Firm will work to reduce your risk of facing penalties by claiming self-defense or lack of physical evidence as possible defenses.

Crimes Against the Public

Crimes against the public are classified as either misdemeanors or felonies. Even if your crime against the public is considered a minor misdemeanor, you may face a permanent criminal record, fines, and even jail time. Some crimes against the public include disorderly conduct, rioting, and resisting arrest. So if you have too much to drink one night and shout in a bartender’s face that your sports team is better than theirs, you could potentially be charged with disorderly conduct. If you’ve been charged with any crime against the public, you should contact an Alameda County criminal defense attorney at Silver Law Firm right away.


Moving someone a significant distance without their consent is defined as kidnapping. If you’ve been charged with kidnapping and would like to increase your chances of avoiding a conviction, you should reach out to the Alameda County criminal defense lawyer at Silver Law Firm. Attorney Elliot Silver will work to save you from prison or jail time and large fines.

Property Crimes

Property crimes include burglary, robbery, shoplifting, and receiving stolen property. If you are being investigated for or are charged with a property crime, an Alameda Country property crimes lawyer at Silver Law Firm is an invaluable resource. Attorney Elliot Silver will use his skills and knowledge to have your charges reduced or dismissed by using a strong defense strategy that will help you avoid penalties such as a permanent criminal record, paying restitution to the victims, and large monetary fines.

Traffic Offenses

It is important to follow driving rules and regulations to keep all California motorists safe. Sometimes, though, you may not realize you are speeding until you see the flashing lights of a police cruiser in your rearview mirror. Criminal traffic violations such as careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident, vehicular manslaughter, and reckless driving are very serious. It is important to contact an Alameda County traffic crimes attorney if you’ve been charged with one of these crimes. Attorney Elliot Silver at Silver Law Firm will work to help you avoid incarceration, fines, driver’s license suspensions, and other serious consequences that can affect your quality of life.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence disputes can arise due to the extreme amount of stress people living together experience on a daily basis. These arguments can escalate and result in emotional, physical, or verbal abuse. Domestic violence charges are serious and can affect every aspect of your life, so it is important to obtain legal representation from Silver Law Firm so that you can fight charges leveled against you. Our Alameda County domestic violence attorney will ensure your rights are protected.

Juvenile Crimes

Mistakes made by juveniles are often the result of peer pressure; however, the results of a criminal conviction can greatly impact their lives. It is important to take action immediately after your child is charged with a crime. Children and adolescents shouldn’t have to worry about these charges hurting their reputations and futures. If your child has been charged with an offense, call an Alameda County juvenile crimes attorney at Silver Law Firm immediately. Attorney Elliot Silver will fight aggressively for the best outcome for your child, so they can have the future they deserve.

Federal Crimes

Fraud, forgery, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) crimes, tax evasion, counterfeiting, bribery, and many drug offenses are all federal crimes. Since federal criminal law differs from California state law, you need to consult the federal crimes lawyer at Silver Law Firm if you hope to avoid serious consequences such as a lengthy prison term and massive fines. Attorney Elliot Silver is well-versed in federal law, and will work tirelessly to save you from these life-altering penalties.

White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes are non-violent and often related to financial gain. If you are being investigated for a white collar crime such as credit card fraud, money laundering, forgery, a computer crime, or embezzlement, you should call an Alameda County white-collar crime attorney at Silver Law Firm for a chance at saving your future. Attorney Elliot Silver will pick up his phone any time of the day to help ensure that a white-collar crime charge doesn’t ruin your life.

Contact Silver Law Firm Today

If any of the crimes listed above have taken a toll on you or your loved ones’ lives, you should contact Alameda County criminal defense attorney Elliot Silver. He has more than 24 years of experience in criminal defense and can provide aggressive legal representation to help you get through this roadblock in your life. Call today at (510) 995-0000.

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