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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, Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Dismissal to Keep Man Free

While a client was awaiting trial on a federal case, he found himself charged with a new crime related to domestic violence . Under the terms of his release, a new charge could result in being locked up for the entirety of his other case. Attorney Silver dealt with the domestic violence case swiftly and obtained a dismissal. This allowed him to remain free on bond so he could continue living his life while he handled his other legal matter.

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

Time Served in Three-Strikes Case

Getting into a fight after a Raiders game is foolish for anyone and it leaves you open to criminal charges. However, if a person has already had run-ins with the law, their prior criminal history will expose them to dreadful ramifications. In these cases, you not only need an attorney who knows what’s at stake, but one that sees you as more than the total points on your record. When this happened to man in Oakland, he was confronted with his possible third strike and a very likely life sentence. He decided to contact Elliot Silver. Attorney Silver set to work and through captivating negotiation and advocacy, it proved to be perhaps the man’s smartest move. In the end, he received time served and instead of life behind bars, he went home in four months.

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, Federal Crimes

Federal Five-Year Probation Reduced

When individuals are convicted of some crimes, they can be afforded the opportunity to pay for their misdeeds through probation rather than incarceration. This provides people the chance to improve their lives and contribute to society while under supervision. The terms and duration of probation are not always set in stone, and if someone shows remarkable growth and remorse for the actions, they may be able to improve their position with help from a highly skilled and articulate attorney. Attorney Silver recently displayed such an ability by arguing to commute a federally imposed five-year sentence to a more manageable two years.

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

Man Charged with Felony Firearm Sees Drastic Reduction and Avoids Jail

When the police search your vehicle or execute a search warrant, anything found can lead to new and sometimes extremely serious charges. Such was the case when law enforcement conducted a raid on a marijuana grow house. In addition to the illegal drugs found, the resident was also charged with possession of an AK-47. This was an illegal firearm, and it exposed him to felony time in custody. The client was faced with a dire position, but he made the wise choice to contact attorney Elliot Silver. With such uncompromising legal representation, the man only saw misdemeanor penalties and no jail time.

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, Domestic Violence

Case Dismissed After Son Broke His Mother’s Nose

Exceptional criminal defense attorneys understand that sometimes otherwise decent people do unfortunate things. That does not necessarily mean they should be subjected to the cruelties of the criminal justice system. Oakland defense attorney Elliot Silver is such an advocate. When a young man was charged after breaking his mother’s nose, attorney Silver took the case. Once it was revealed that he was off his medications at the time of the incident, attorney Silver presented the situation as an uncharacteristic mistake. The case was dismissed, and by approaching this case with compassion and attention to detail, attorney Silver provided his client with a second chance.

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.