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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

Cross-Examination Reveals False Accusations

Domestic violence situations are always emotional, but when false accusations are made, they can wreak havoc on people’s lives. Not long ago, Oakland criminal defense attorney Elliot Silver defended a client whose former partner filed a temporary restraining order following an altercation when they broke up. It was apparent that Silver’s client suffered injuries in the struggle. During the court proceeding, attorney Silver fiercely cross-examined the petitioner. By catching the witness in numerous lies and matching the weapon used against his client, Elliot demonstrated that his client was the true victim. It became crystal clear that the restraining order had no merit, and the petition was denied. Because this man chose Elliot Silver as his champion defender, he was saved from a court order based on a fabrication.

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, Sex Crimes

Full Acquittal by Jury in Child Molestation Trial

Attorney Elliot Silver knows that a criminal conviction can have far-reaching and devastating consequences. For example, a man who recently immigrated to the U.S. on a dependent visa was accused of child molestation. In addition to jail, a conviction, and registration as a sex offender, this would assuredly result in deportation. The man contacted Elliot Silver to hopefully find a better outcome. During a jury trial, attorney Silver passionately defended his client and proclaimed his innocence. When the jury was deliberating, the prosecution was unwilling to negotiate for anything that did not include registration as a sex offender. This was unacceptable to the client since any offense that included registration would still lead to deportation and losing everything that he and his family worked for. Attorney Silver went all the way to verdict, and in the end, he was proven right. His client was vindicated when they returned their acquittal and he was free to resume his life in America.

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

Felony Molestation Reduced to Misdemeanor and No Jail

When a stepfather came to Elliot Silver after he was charged with molesting his 12 year old stepdaughter, attorney Silver immediately set to work. The man vehemently denied the allegations. After Elliot’s relentless cross-examination, he was able to highlight several inconsistencies in her allegations and secured a plea negotiation to simple battery, a lesser non-sex offense misdemeanor with probation and the condition to attend counseling. This allowed his client the opportunity to avoid jail, a serious felony conviction, and registration as a sex offender.

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

Probation and No Jail for Man Facing Child Molestation Charges

Attorney Elliot Silver was called upon when a man was accused of molesting two of his step granddaughters. In addition to the embarrassment of the accusation, the accused was now in danger of spending the rest of his life in prison. To essentially save his life, he contacted Elliot Silver to consult with a skilled Oakland sex crimes lawyer. By arguing on his behalf and negotiating for the best possible result, attorney Silver put together a plea agreement that spared everyone from a difficult trial that included five years of probation and credit for time served. Therefore, this client avoided time behind bars and got the chance to move on with his life.

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 Drug Charges

$50,000 Returned and Charges Dismissed after Huge Ecstasy Bust

When someone informed law enforcement about an alleged ecstasy operation, a warrant and subsequent search yielded thousands of ecstasy tablets and $50,000 in cash, which was seized. The homeowner found himself facing considerable prison time for felony drug charges in addition losing his money. As an experienced and highly-motivated criminal defense attorney, Elliot Silver fought hard for his client. Ultimately, attorney Silver facilitated a total dismissal of the drug charges and even arranged to have every dollar of his client’s money returned. This is a truly remarkable outcome given the circumstances, which may not have been possible with less than stellar representation.

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.