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The criminal justice system in Napa County can be complex and confusing for those facing criminal charges. If you are under investigation for a crime, you know that both your future and your freedom are at stake. If you’ve been charged with a crime, your next call should be to the experienced Napa County criminal defense attorneys at Silver Law Firm. Attorney Elliot Silver know that prosecutors and police make errors, and is ready to exploit those mistakes for your benefit.

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

He serves areas throughout Napa County, including:

  • American Canyon
  • Angwin
  • Calistoga
  • Deer Park
  • Napa
  • Oakville
  • Rutherford
  • St. Helena
  • Yountville

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

Sex Crimes

Which is worse, spending time in jail or being required to register as a sex offender? Many people believe that sex offender registration is one of the worst possible punishments. That’s because it comes with a set of requirements that can make you a pariah in your community. For example, if you are required to register as a sex offender, then you have to report to police every time you move, and even if you change your name. If you have been charged with a sex crime, you need Napa County sex crimes attorney Elliot Silver at your side. Silver Law Firm has the experience and resolve to get charges dismissed or negotiate a plea deal that may not result in your name being placed on the sex offender registry.

Drug Crimes

If you’ve been charged with possession of a controlled substance, it’s time to sit up and pay attention. Napa County drug crimes lawyer Elliot Silver pays attention to the nuances of the law, and mounts effective defenses on behalf of his clients. Silver Law Firm may argue that the police legally entrapped you, that they conducted an illegal search and seizure, or that drugs were medically necessary in your case. In the same vein, if you were charged with other drug crimes, such as the transport, manufacture, or sale of controlled substances, Elliot Silver will do his best to ensure that the charges are reduced or dropped.

Weapons Crimes

Regardless of the type of weapons charge you’re facing, you need the very best legal representation. Napa County weapons charges lawyer Elliot Silver will provide stellar representation. Silver Law Firm clients receive thoughtful defenses that often result in charges being dismissed or reduced. California weapons law is very complicated, so you need an attorney who understands its nuances. Elliot Silver is that lawyer.


If you are a suspect in a homicide investigation, you need to act quickly. Before you know it, things can spiral out of control and you can find yourself behind bars. Elliot Silver is a seasoned Napa County criminal defense lawyer who can be by your side in a moment’s notice. It’s crucial to have an attorney with you during police questioning, during the preliminary hearing, and, if necessary, during trial and sentencing. Time is not on your side. Silver Law Firm is ready to help.

Theft Crimes

A theft conviction in California – whether for shoplifting, forgery, robbery, or grand theft – can lead to heavy fines. A criminal conviction can also wreck your credit, making it hard to borrow money, purchase a home, rent an apartment, or land a job. It can also prevent you from keeping or renewing your professional license, and could get you deported if you are undocumented or in the U.S. on a visa. A Napa County theft crimes lawyer like Elliot Silver will do his best to make sure that conviction never happens. Silver Law Firm will work diligently on your behalf to get the best possible outcome and prevent a conviction from going on your record.


If you want to prevail in fighting your DUI charges, you need the right defense. Napa County DUI attorney Elliot Silver is skilled in challenging the prosecution in DUI cases. For example, he can question the reliability of chemical testing and field sobriety testing. The result? Often, charges are reduced or dismissed. Remember, a conviction comes at a high cost. It can cost money in terms of fines and higher insurance premiums, but it can also cost you your freedom. Silver Law Firm is determined to fight for you and for your freedom. You can count on it.


The clock starts ticking the moment you are arrested. It does not matter if the charges are for assault, battery, or sexual assault. What does matter is that you call Elliot Silver, a veteran Napa County assault attorney who is determined to fight the allegations against you. Keep in mind that some crimes in the assault and battery category are wobblers, which means they can be charged as either felonies or misdemeanors. Silver Law Firm will work diligently to ensure that prosecutors either drop the charges or file the lesser misdemeanor charges.

Crimes Against the Public Peace

Small things can quickly become big things. That’s especially true in the criminal justice system. Minor infractions, like disturbing the peace, can quickly snowball. One minute you’re shouting at a guy on the street, and the next thing you know, you’re being arrested for assault or battery. It’s critical that you have a Napa County criminal defense attorney who can step in before things go from bad to worse. That lawyer is Elliot Silver. His masterful knowledge of the law allows him to navigate the criminal justice system on your behalf, and ensures that any charges brought against you are aligned with what actually happened.


In California, there are several crimes that are under the general umbrella of kidnapping. Not all of them involve abduction and ransom. For example, lying to someone in order to get them to participate in sex trafficking is considered kidnapping. Regardless of the form it takes, a kidnapping conviction is deadly serious. State prison is virtually ensured. If you’ve been arrested for kidnapping, Napa County criminal defense lawyer Elliot Silver can help. Silver Law Firm will be at your side every step of the way, from police questioning to your preliminary hearing, and then throughout your trial.

Property Crimes

Generally speaking, there are two types of crimes: crimes against people and crimes against property. Most people recognize the seriousness of crimes against people, but sometimes overlook property crimes. The State of California thinks otherwise – particularly if you have prior convictions. Arson, grand larceny, burglary, and other property crimes can have enormous consequences. With prior convictions or other extenuating circumstances, misdemeanors quickly become felonies and you could be facing three, five, or even seven years in prison. If you’ve been charge with a property crime, it’s in your best interest to call Napa County property crimes attorney Elliot Silver immediately. He will work tirelessly to ensure that you get the strong defense that you deserve.

Traffic Offenses

Traffic offenses may seem inconsequential, but California takes many traffic offenses very seriously. For example, a hit-and-run can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. Reckless driving can result in jail time and a $1,000 fine, along with the revocation of your driver’s license. Elliot Silver is a knowledgeable Napa County traffic crimes attorney who can use his considerable experience to obtain reduced charges or dismissals. Call Silver Law Firm as soon as possible if you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony traffic offense.

Domestic Violence

Napa County domestic violence attorney Elliot Silver has a laser-like focus on protecting your rights. When you are accused of domestic violence, you are on the brink of losing everything. You need a solid legal defense, and Silver Law Firm will provide you with a proven defense. Whether you’ve been charged with making threats, stalking, rape, or bodily injury, Silver Law Firm will stand with you and deliver the defense that you deserve.

Juvenile Crimes

Researchers say that the human brain isn’t fully developed until the age of 25. It’s no wonder, then, that children and teens often use poor judgment and find themselves in unfortunate situations. If your child or teen has been arrested, time is of the essence. It does not matter if the charges are for vandalism, marijuana possession, alcohol consumption, or shoplifting… every second matters. Elliot Silver is a skilled Napa County juvenile crimes attorney who will look out for your child’s best interests. Silver Law Firm is committed to your child’s future and will help them get the justice they deserve.

Federal Crimes

Most people think that state crimes are in one bucket and federal crimes are in another bucket. However, there are times when a state crime may be tried in federal court and other times when state law and federal law overlap. In other instances, a person can be charged only with federal crimes. If you have been charged with a federal crime such as mail fraud, drug trafficking, or weapons charges, you need Napa County federal crimes lawyer Elliot Silver in your corner. You can count on his experience in the federal court system to work in your favor. Silver Law Firm will do everything possible to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

White Collar Crimes

Most people think of white collar crime as a step down from violent offenses. The truth is that the penalties for white collar crimes often rival those of violent offenses. If you’re facing charges related to forgery, insurance fraud, embezzlement, or bribery, then you need Napa County white collar crime attorney Elliot Silver. Silver Law Firm is experienced in defending those accused of white collar crimes, and will work diligently to have the charges reduced or dropped. You can count on Silver Law Firm to mount a rigorous defense in your case and achieve the best possible outcome.

Contact Silver Law Firm Today

If you need legal representation in a criminal matter, you should pick up the phone right now and call Napa County criminal defense attorney Elliot Silver. His more than two decades of criminal defense experience will ensure that you will get the aggressive legal representation you deserve. Call (510) 995-0000 today for a free case evaluation.

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