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As you wake up and get ready for your day, the harsh reality hits you: you’re facing criminal charges and need help. You know that a criminal conviction can ruin your career, tank your finances, make current and future education opportunities difficult to obtain, and put a strain on family life.

If you have been charged with a crime in Contra Costa County, attorney Elliot Silver has the knowledge, skills, and passion for helping his clients that you need to get through the criminal justice system. His experience as a Contra Costa County criminal defense attorney will help you obtain the best outcome for your case.

Attorney Elliot Silver has developed strong defense strategies for those accused of crimes in:

  • Antioch
  • Brentwood
  • Clayton
  • Concord
  • Danville
  • El Cerrito
  • Hercules
  • Lafayette
  • Martinez
  • Moraga
  • Oakley
  • Orinda
  • Pinole
  • Pittsburg
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Richmond
  • San Pablo
  • San Ramon
  • Walnut Creek

Call Silver Law Firm at (510) 995-0000 today for a free and confidential case consultation.

Sex Crimes

Sex crime accusations and convictions carry with them a stigma that many associate with the worst of criminals. If you’re facing a sex crime charge, you risk losing your job, custody of your children, and even the relationships you share with your family and friends. When you’re accused of a sex crime in California, you may be branded for life as a sex offender while also potentially facing a lengthy jail or prison sentence and hefty fines. If you are facing a sexual offense charge such as rape, sexual assault, indecent exposure, child molestation, or lewd conduct, a Contra Costa County criminal defense lawyer at Silver Law Firm will defend your rights and save your future.

Drug Crimes

Contra Costa criminal defense attorney Elliot Silver understands that sometimes good people are simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. If you have been accused of a drug trafficking or manufacturing offense, you face serious penalties such as a permanent criminal record, large monetary fines, and incarceration in jail or prison. You need an experienced drug crimes attorney from Silver Law Firm by your side. Attorney Elliot Silver handles drug crimes cases charging possession, sales, distribution, trafficking, and manufacturing. If you find yourself facing a drug crimes charge in Contra Costa County and want the legal help of an attorney who will be there for you day and night, call Silver Law Firm right away.

Weapons Crimes

Weapons crime charges are not exclusive to firearms. In fact, many weapons crimes involve knives, brass knuckles, billy clubs, and other objects used with the intent to cause bodily harm. If you have been accused of any type of weapons crime, you should contact attorney Elliot Silver immediately. As a Contra Costa criminal defense attorney at Silver Law Firm, he will fight hard to help you avoid harsh penalties like fines, incarceration, and a lengthy probation term.


Homicide laws in California are complex, and often difficult to understand. If you have been charged with the unlawful killing of another person, you need a highly trained Contra Costa County criminal defense lawyer from Silver Law Firm on your side. You are facing devastating penalties such as a life in prison, and in special circumstances, the death penalty. Attorney Elliot Silver will investigate the details and work to develop a solid defense to help you avoid the devastating life-altering consequences that will follow a homicide conviction.

Theft Crimes

Have you ever placed an item in your shopping cart and simply forgot to scan it at the self-checkout? This happens more often than you would think, and the prosecutor will try to prove that you intentionally stole the item. Depending on the value of the property that you allegedly stole, you could face jail or prison time and monetary fines. Some theft offenses include grand theft, petty theft, robbery, and burglary. A theft conviction will leave a permanent mark on your record, damaging your future. If you’ve been accused of a theft offense, you should call Contra Costa County criminal defense lawyer Elliot Silver for a free consultation as soon as possible.


Driving while under the influence is no joke, and the state of California takes DUI charges very seriously. Sometimes, though, law enforcement make a stop or arrest make a mistake with the blood alcohol content (BAC) tests. If you are convicted of a DUI, you face consequences such as large fines, a jail or prison sentence, an ignition interlock device being installed on your car, and alcohol or drug treatment programs You may also have to deal with increased car insurance premiums and a loss of your driving privileges. By contacting a Contra Costa County criminal defense attorney at Silver Law Firm right after your arrest, you may be able to avoid a conviction and its costly consequences.


Assault isn’t always a full-blown fist fight that ends in a trip to the emergency room. In fact, assault crimes can be something like throwing snowballs at your neighbor while they are trying to plow their driveway after a snowstorm. If you have been charged with assault, a prosecutor must prove that you willfully intended to harm another person or attempted to do so. A Contra Costa County assault lawyer at Silver Law Firm will fight these charges so that you can avoid life-changing penalties such as time in jail or prison and expensive fines

Crimes Against the Public

Let’s say you spent an evening with friends at a bar celebrating your favorite sports team’s win in the big game. You drink a few beers and don’t leave right away when it’s time for the bar to close. The owner calls the police, and again – you don’t leave. One of your friends is having a great time and you want to keep celebrating. You disobey a lawful command from the police officer and are arrested. This is an example of a crime against the public. Resisting arrest, giving false identification, and disorderly conduct are three of the most common types of these crimes. Even if you or a loved one escape penalties such as time behind bars or costly fines, your permanent criminal record will be affected by a conviction. If you’re facing a crime against the public charge, a Contra Costa County criminal defense attorney with Silver Law Firm will be able to improve your situation.


A person is considered kidnapped if they are moved a significant distance against their will – even just a short distance. If you are convicted of kidnapping a person, you may be left with considerable prison time, probation, and a tarnished reputation. To increase your chances of avoiding a conviction, you should call a Contra Costa kidnapping lawyer at Silver Law Firm right away. Attorney Elliot Silver will build a strong defense on your behalf, arguing to have your charges decreased – or if possible, dismissed.

Property Crimes

Taking or destroying someone else’s property is considered a property crime. If you need a strong defense to a charge of vandalism, arson, or criminal mischief, it’s vital that you contact Silver Law Firm and speak with a Contra Costa County property crimes lawyer to learn what you are really facing and to review all your options. Attorney Elliott Silver will help you understand your charges and make intelligent decisions about your case.

Traffic Offenses

Every day, drivers in Contra Costa County get pulled over by the police for a variety of traffic violations. A young, new driver might get pulled over for driving too slowly. A mother on her way to pick up her children from school might get pulled over for driving too fast. A father could even be pulled over and charged with a traffic offense for smoking in the car with his teenager in the back seat. While some violations like speeding are minor, and not criminal, others such as reckless driving, vehicular manslaughter, or leaving the scene of an accident are considered criminal acts. If you have been arrested for any type of criminal traffic offense, call a Contra Costa County traffic lawyer at Silver Law Firm right away. Attorney Elliot Silver will fight aggressively to have the charges against you decreased or dropped so you can maintain your quality of life and avoid penalties such as large fines and a driver’s license suspension.

Domestic Violence

Living with another individual can be stressful, especially if there is a romantic or dating relationship involved. Things can be left untidy, phone messages can be forgotten, and feelings explode in an argument that ends with an act of physical violence. Any situation involving domestic violence can result in devastating consequences for everyone involved. If you’ve been accused of domestic violence, you may be facing incarceration, fines, and a protective order that may restrict you from visiting children or going near the alleged victim. If you’re the victim of domestic violence, you may might want to have the charges dropped. If you’re involved in a domestic violence case, you should contact a Contra Costa County domestic violence attorney at Silver Law Firm to ensure your rights are protected. Whether you’ve been accused of domestic violence, or you’re the complaining witness in a domestic violence case, attorney Elliot Silver will help you and your family.

Juvenile Crimes

Kids make mistakes. They do something to impress friends or classmates and end up in trouble as a result. In California, juveniles are treated differently than adults, and they are often given a second chance because of their youth. If your child has been accused of an offense as a juvenile, you may be able to save their future by reaching out to a Contra Costa County criminal defense attorney at Silver Law Firm. Attorney Elliot Silver will provide an aggressive defense on your child’s behalf, ensuring that their opportunities for a successful future are not hindered because of a mistake.

Federal Crimes

Credit card fraud, identity theft, and internet fraud are all examples of federal crimes. These types of crimes can result in serious penalties such as significant time in federal prison and fines. If you’ve been charged with any federal crime, it is in your best interest to consult a Contra Costa County federal crimes lawyer at Silver Law Firm. Attorney Elliot Silver is well-versed in federal law, and will help you handle the federal criminal justice system. He is passionate about his clients’ freedom and will fight aggressively to make sure that your rights are preserved.

White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes are non-violent in nature and can include theft, burglary, or fraud charges. Whether you are being investigated for a white collar crime such as embezzlement or forgery, you should obtain legal representation from a Contra Costa County criminal defense lawyer at Silver Law Firm immediately.

Charged with a Crime in Contra Costa County? Call Silver Law Firm

Silver Law Firm understands how frightening it can be to be charged with any crime. After an arrest, you’re probably thinking of all the ways your life appears to be crumbling before your eyes. If you are accused of a crime, a highly-skilled Contra Costa County criminal defense attorney will be your best ally. Attorney Elliot Silver knows what is at stake for you. He is dedicated to helping you and your family get through this ordeal. He will be there for you 24/7 until your case is resolved.

Call Silver Law Firm today at (510) 995-0000 for a free, initial consultation.

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