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The criminal justice system in Marin County can be intimidating. That’s why, if you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, you need the help of Silver Law Firm. Marin County criminal defense lawyer Elliot Silver understands the stakes – your reputation, your money, and your freedom are all on the line. If you are under investigation for or have been charged with a crime, your next call should be to the experienced Marin County criminal defense attorneys at Silver Law Firm. They have the knowledge and the skill to mount a rigorous defense and make prosecutors back down.

Attorney Elliot Silver has more than two decades of experience representing clients who are facing criminal charges in Marin County.

He serves areas throughout Marin County, including:

  • Belvedere
  • Corte Madera
  • Fairfax
  • Larkspur
  • Mill Valley
  • Novato
  • Ross
  • San Anselmo
  • San Rafael
  • Sausalito
  • Tiburon

Call Silver Law Firm today at (510) 995-0000 to schedule a confidential, free case consultation.

Sex Crimes

Sex crime convictions can change your life forever. It does not matter if you have been convicted for indecent exposure, child molestation, rape, or lewd conduct. If you’ve been arrested for any type of sex crime, you need Elliot Silver. He is a seasoned Marin County sex crimes attorney who has an insider’s knowledge of the court system and understand the fine points of law. Silver Law Firm leverages its track record to mount a rigorous defense and avoid the worst repercussions of a sex crime conviction.

Drug Crimes

In California, the charges and penalties associated with drug-related crimes are all over the map. Even a misdemeanor conviction can lead to up to a year in county jail. Other drug crimes are felonies, and can lead to serious time in state prison. For example, a drug distribution conviction can carry a sentence of up to nine years in prison. The prison sentence can increase if minors were drawn into the crime. You need to contact Marin County drug crimes attorney Elliot Silver immediately if you have been arrested or think you will be arrested on drug crimes. Having Silver Law Firm as your advocate can mean the difference between your freedom and devastation. It’s time to make the call.

Weapons Crimes

California’s laws relating to weapons are complicated. If you have prior convictions, then weapons charges can add up to severe penalties. For example, a prior conviction for assault with a deadly weapon or brandishing a weapon can mean at least three months in county jail. A prior felony conviction can lead to 16 months in jail. Marin County weapons charges attorney Elliot Silver is experienced in defending against weapons charges. He will work tirelessly to get the charges dismissed or reduced, and to keep you out of jail altogether.


There is currently a moratorium on carrying out the death penalty, thanks to California Governor Gavin Newsom. Still, if you are convicted of first-degree murder, the death penalty is on the table for sentencing. That’s why you need a seasoned Marin County criminal defense attorney at your side. Elliot Silver is that lawyer. He will advocate on your behalf and achieve the best possible outcome in your case. The goal? To have the charges reduced or dropped, or to win an acquittal at trial.

Theft Crimes

Some theft-related crimes in California are considered wobblers. In other words, the crime can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor. There are no hard and fast rules about which will be charged, and that’s why you need an excellent Marin County theft crimes lawyer like Elliot Silver by your side. Whether you end up with a misdemeanor conviction, a felony conviction, or no conviction at all can depend upon the talents of your lawyer. Silver Law Firm has the experience needed to rigorously defend clients charged with theft crimes. You need to be able to count on your lawyer. You can always count on Silver Law Firm.


Silver Law Firm is ready to achieve the best possible outcome for your DUI case. This is true whether are you are facing your first arrest or whether you have one or more DUI convictions on your record. A knowledgeable Marin County DUI lawyer like Elliot Silver is prepared to negotiate. This might mean probation instead of jail, less time with an ignition interlock device, or restricted licensing rather than suspension. Silver Law Firm has years of experience getting favorable outcomes in cases just like yours.


Being in the wrong place at the wrong time can lead to unwarranted assault charges. There are times when police misidentify the accused. There are other times when the person accused was being forced to defend themselves. And there are still other times when law enforcement doesn’t actually have any physical evidence to prove their case. No matter the the circumstances, though, Silver Law Firm can help you fight assault or battery charges. Marin County assault attorney Elliot Silver will do everything within his power to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. He will poke holes in the prosecution’s case, and will not rest until justice is served.

Crimes Against the Public Peace

Perhaps things got out of control at a public protest. It could be that police told you to leave the scene and you did not. Maybe you caused a ruckus in your neighborhood. These and many other activities can be considered crimes against the public peace. Typically, these types of activities are charged as misdemeanors. Nevertheless, it is still important that you assert your rights with capable legal representation. Marin County Criminal defense lawyer Elliot Silver will use his experience to secure a favorable outcome in your case. Silver Law Firm is standing by, and is prepared to go toe to toe with law enforcement and local prosecutors.


A kidnapping conviction will change your life forever. If you are found guilty or plead guilty, you’re looking at a minimum of three years in state prison and a maximum of life in prison without the possibility of parole. You need an accomplished, knowledgeable Marin County criminal defense attorney who can leverage his experience to obtain a plea agreement or an acquittal. Elliot Silver is that lawyer. Silver Law Firm will create an effective defense designed to keep you out of prison and allow you to move on with your life.

Property Crimes

If you are convicted of a property crime in California, you could end up with a felony conviction that will follow you until the end of your days. You may go to jail, you may go to prison, and chances are good that you will pay big money in fines. Elliot Silver is a Marin County property crimes attorney who you need by your side. If you have been accused of embezzlement, forgery, arson, burglary, or any other property crime, then you have no time to waste. Silver Law Firm will deliver a seasoned attorney who can quickly start working on your behalf.

Traffic Offenses

In California, traffic offenses can mean tickets and fines, or they can mean misdemeanors and felonies. For example, if you have prior convictions for driving under the influence, you may be charged with a felony. Vehicular manslaughter can also be charged as a felony. Misdemeanors may seem like small potatoes but can dramatically impact your life when it comes to your driving privileges and insurance costs. Elliot Silver is the lawyer to call if you’ve been arrested for a traffic offense. He is a seasoned Marin County traffic offense attorney who fights tirelessly to defend every client. The sooner you call Silver Law Firm, the sooner your case will be resolved.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence accusations are often unexpected. That’s because California domestic violence law encompasses more than physical violence. It also includes threats and intimidation. Time is of the essence if you have been arrested for domestic violence. Chances are good that you’ll be subjected to a restraining order, which can impact your ability to access your home, your belongings, your pets, and your children. Your first call after your arrest should be to Marin County domestic violence attorney Elliot Silver. He is experienced in crafting defenses against domestic violence accusations, and will do everything in his power to ensure that your life will be impacted as little as possible.

Juvenile Crimes

Sexting Is more common than you might think. While it shows poor judgment and breaks school rules, that’s the extent of the consequences, right? Definitely not. Depending upon the circumstances, both the sender and recipient of sexting can be arrested. A conviction could result in them having to register as a sex offender for the rest of their lives. Elliot Silver is a Marin County juvenile crimes lawyer who does not want to see this happen to your child. Silver Law Firm defends minors on charges ranging from shoplifting and drinking to sexting and vandalism. We will fight to have the charges reduced or dropped so that your child can get on with their life.

Federal Crimes

Any criminal conviction stays with you for life, but a federal criminal conviction can have devastating consequences. It does not matter what type of criminal charges you face – whether they pertain to drugs, child pornography, weapons, cybercrime, or another crime. What matters is that you have the ability to beat the charges. That’s why you should call Marin County federal crimes attorney Elliot Silver. Silver Law Firm has the experience you want to mount the defense you need.

White Collar Crimes

A criminal record does not distinguish between white collar crimes and violent crimes. A criminal record of any kind will completely derail your life. That’s why it’s critical that you contact Marin County white collar crime attorney Elliot Silver if you are under investigation for embezzlement, forgery, fraud, or any other white collar crime. The more time Silver Law Firm has to determine the facts, the better your defense will be. You need the best legal representation possible when you are under the microscope. Silver Law Firm delivers.

Contact Silver Law Firm Today

Stellar legal representation is the only option when you want to defend yourself against criminal accusations. You can rely on Marin County criminal defense attorney Elliot Silver, who has more than 24 years of experience representing people just like you. Call today for a free consultation – (510) 995-0000.

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