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If you’re in Richmond, California and have been arrested, then you need a Richmond criminal defense attorney who can navigate the Contra Costa County criminal justice system and deliver the results you deserve. Attorney Elliot Silver has more than 24 years of legal experience fighting for people like you, and he will use that experience and work to get your charges reduced or dismissed.

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

Sex Crimes

In California, sex crimes run the gamut. Unlawful sexual intercourse, rape, pimping, and child molestation are all considered sex crimes. Some are considered “wobblers,” which means that they can be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies. While no one wants to have any conviction on their record, a felony sex crime conviction is something to avoid at all costs. Elliot Silver is an experienced Richmond criminal defense attorney who is skilled at getting charges reduced or dismissed, or who can make the case to have charges filed as a misdemeanor rather than a felony. If you’ve been arrest for a sex crime, your first call should be to Silver Law Firm.

Drug Crimes

Drug convictions are serious. If you’ve been arrested for a drug crime – whether it’s related to possession or sales, manufacture, or trafficking – your first call should be to Elliot Silver, a Richmond drug crimes attorney. California drug crimes and penalties vary greatly depending on the type and amount of the drug in question. Silver Law Firm will work tirelessly on your behalf to have your charges dismissed or reduced so that you can get back to the business of living.

Weapons Crimes

California weapons charges are no laughing matter. If you’ve been arrested on weapons charges in California, you could be facing serious jail time and a substantial fine. That’s why your first call should be to Silver Law Firm. Richmond criminal defense attorney Elliot Silver understands the nuances of the law and will mount a thorough and careful defense on your behalf. This could result in getting the charges dismissed or reduced. Remember that, for weapons charges, time is not on your side.


A murder charge can be beat – if you have the right defense team at your side. The Richmond criminal defense lawyers at Elliot Law Firm will mount a thoughtful and proven defense to homicide charges – whether you’re charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, or manslaughter. Call Elliot Silver as though  your life depends on it – because that call may mean the difference between an acquittal and a death sentence.

Theft Crimes

In California, theft encompasses many different crimes. Regardless of the charge – shoplifting, grand theft, forgery, or robbery – a conviction can land you in jail or prison and can result in hefty fines. A conviction can also wreck your credit, make it impossible to secure certain types of jobs, and prevent you from obtaining or renewing your professional license. If you are undocumented or in the U.S. on a visa, a conviction could also result in your deportation. You need a Richmond criminal defense lawyer like Elliot Silver. He will work day and night to ensure that your defense is effective and that you get the best possible outcome in your case.


In California, a DUI is sometimes charged as a misdemeanor and other times charged as a felony. If you’re facing DUI charges, the time to act is now. You need to find a Richmond DUI attorney who has a good track record in representing those accused of DUI. That attorney is Elliot Silver. Silver Law Firm will fiercely advocate on your behalf. If a conviction is inevitable, we will negotiate the sentence so that it has the least possible impact on your life. For example, instead of a six-month license suspension for a first offense, you may be able to get permission to drive to school or work. Similarly, we can advocate for probation instead of jail time. That’s why you need to call Silver Law Firm as soon as possible after you’re arrested.


Often, those who have been charged with assault are simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Perhaps they were forced to defend themselves. Maybe the police mistakenly identified the accused. It could be that the authorities don’t have any reliable physical evidence to back up their allegations. Regardless of the circumstances of your arrest, you need a Richmond assault attorney who will advocate for you, demonstrate why the prosecution’s evidence won’t stand up in court, and do his best to get the charges against you dropped or lessened. Elliot Silver is that attorney. He will fight for your rights every step of the way.

Crimes Against the Public Peace

People get in scuffles all of the time. But if there’s a police officer around, those fighting or watching the fight can be charged with disturbing the peace. If the activity takes place on a campus, you could be looking at three months in jail and hundreds of dollars in fines. With a prior conviction, that can increase to a six-month jail sentence and a thousand dollars in fines. It’s not worth taking your chances. That’s why you should call Elliot Silver, a Richmond criminal defense attorney who will work tirelessly to assert your rights. Silver Law Firm has your back.


There are more nuances to kidnapping than you would think. Abducting someone for ransom is one form of kidnapping, but so is carjacking a car with a passenger and driving off. If you’ve been arrested for kidnapping, it’s critical that you immediately contact a Richmond criminal defense attorney like Elliot Silver. He will be at your side through every step of the legal process and do his best to keep you out of prison.

Property Crimes

Some folks believe that property crimes – like arson, burglary, or grand larceny – are no big deal. But if you have prior convictions, even a relatively minor crime can have catastrophic consequences. The same holds true if, for example, an explosive was used to breach a safe. What might have been a misdemeanor becomes a felony, and you may be facing a three-, five-, or seven-year prison term. That’s why it’s crucial to retain a Richmond property crimes lawyer at Silver Law Firm. Elliot Silver is a seasoned criminal defense attorney who will use his vast experience to your benefit.

Traffic Offenses

If you’re arrested for traffic offenses in California, you need someone with experience in traffic law at your side. Whether you’re being charged with leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, or driving under the influence, Richmond traffic crimes attorney Elliot Silver can help. He will use his experience to help you avoid the fines, license suspension, and even jail time that can accompany a misdemeanor or felony traffic conviction.

Domestic Violence

Being accused of domestic violence can have terrible consequences – and can sometimes come out of the blue. California law has broad definitions of abuse that include threats and intimidation. If you’ve been arrested for domestic violence, time is critical. A restraining order will likely be issued, and you can lose access to your home, your children, your pets, and your belongings. That’s why you need to call a Richmond domestic violence attorney. Elliot Silver will craft a rigorous defense and may argue, for example, that you were falsely accused or acting in self-defense.

Juvenile Crimes

Recreational marijuana might be legal in California, but like alcohol, it isn’t legal for minors. Children and teens who are arrested for juvenile crimes – like substance charges, shoplifting, or even sexting – can face ruinous consequences. If your child has been arrested, pick up the phone and call Richmond juvenile crimes attorney Elliot Silver. Silver Law Firm will represent your child and do everything possible to prevent a conviction.

Federal Crimes

The full force of the federal government is brought to bear in federal cases. The Drug Enforcement Administration is involved in drug-related crimes. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is involved in weapons-related crimes. Kidnapping, money laundering, and cybercrime charges mean that the Department of Justice is nipping at your heels. The sooner that you call the Richmond federal crimes attorneys at Silver Law Firm, the better. Elliot Silver has an excellent track record representing clients charged of federal crimes. He will go above and beyond to make sure that you get the best possible outcome.

White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes may seem less serious than crimes that hurt other people, but the truth is that the consequences can be just as life-altering. Embezzlement, for example, can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. The same holds true for forgery and other white collar crimes. A conviction for a financial crime can prevent you from getting certain types of job, but it can also lead to jail or prison time and substantial crimes. If you think you’ll be targeted for a white collar crime, it’s important to reach out to an experienced Richmond white collar crime lawyer now. Elliot Silver is that attorney. He will leverage his experience representing those accused of white collar crimes to achieve a favorable outcome in your case.

Contact Silver Law Firm Today

If you need legal representation in a criminal matter, you should pick up the phone right now and call Richmond criminal defense attorney Elliot Silver. His 24+ years of criminal defense experience means that you will get the aggressive legal representation you need to overcome this roadblock. Call (510) 995-0000 today.



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