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December 11, 2018 in Criminal Defense, Domestic ViolenceMan with 2 strikes, looking at 25 years to life, stabs his wife and slices her forearm open requiring 40 stitches. Case dismissed!

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

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Dec 27, 2017 in Criminal Defense, Drug Charges

Strike Offense Removed and New Drug Charges Dismissed

When his client was recently charged with possession of heroin, attorney Silver knew the outlook was bleak since this offense was being considered a felony because of a prior strike. With a maximum of eight years in prison hanging over his client’s head, attorney Silver filed a Romero motion to have his previous strike offense removed. This proved successful. Attorney Silver went above and beyond to obtain a dismissal for his client’s recent drug charge based on completing an outpatient treatment program. In the end, a serious blemish was removed and no new charges would be added.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Dec 27, 2017 in Weapon Crimes

Antique Firearms Returned After Unlawful Confiscation

After an erroneous mental health call, the police confiscated a man’s gun collection. These firearms were extremely valuable as family heirlooms, so he contacted attorney Elliot Silver to help get them back. It became apparent that the city attorney tried to forfeit the guns; however, attorney Silver acted quickly and successfully had the guns returned.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Dec 27, 2017 in Criminal Defense, Theft

No Jail in Robbery Purse Snatching Case

When a young man was charged with robbery after an alleged purse snatching where an older victim was pushed to the ground, he came to attorney Elliot Silver. Wanting to secure the best possible result, attorney Silver fought hard and obtained a sentence that removed his fear of incarceration. Due to such effective counsel, the client would only need to participate in electronic monitoring for a year and once served, he could reduce the felony conviction to a misdemeanor.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Dec 27, 2017 in Sex Crimes

Rape Charges Avoided for High-Profile Individual

When a high-profile individual’s world was rocked by false rape accusations, he contacted attorney Elliot Silver right away. Not wanting to see his client unfairly prosecuted, attorney Silver immediately set to work to clear his client’s name. Elliot provided compelling exculpatory evidence to the police before the charges were officially filed. As a result, the case was not forwarded to the prosecutor’s office, and his client moved past the incident without unnecessary embarrassment or permanent harm to his life. If you have been accused of rape, an Oakland rape defense attorney may be able to help with your situation.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

Dec 27, 2017 in Theft

Theft Case Dismissed Due to Mistaken Identity

As an experienced criminal defense attorney, Elliot Silver knows all too well that innocent people frequently fall victim to misidentification. Without effective legal representation, a simple mistake can ruin your life. Such was the case for a man accused of theft for using someone else’s credit card. Once attorney Silver became involved, he reviewed the surveillance video of the alleged transaction and revealed to the prosecutor that it was clearly not his client on the recording. In the face of such compelling evidence, the case was dismissed, and attorney Silver’s client avoided serious harm.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.