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If you’re under investigation or have been charged with a criminal offense in San Francisco, California, then a San Francisco criminal defense attorney from Silver Law Firm can help. Elliot Silver’s experience in criminal defense spans more than two decades, and he is ready and able to help you navigate the San Francisco County criminal justice system. Silver Law Firm’s commitment to its clients is to work diligently to have criminal charges reduced or dismissed, and Elliot Silver will work tirelessly on your behalf.

To schedule a free and confidential case consultation, call Silver Law Firm today at (510) 995-0000.

Sex Crimes

A sex crime conviction will mark you for the rest of your life. If you’re required to register as a sex offender, you’ll feel as though you’re under constant surveillance. You may face limits on where you can live, where you can work, and where you spend your free time. San Francisco criminal defense attorney Elliot Silver understands that the stakes are high will leverage his knowledge of the law and the criminal justice system to fight on your behalf. Whether you are charged with indecent exposure, child molestation, child pornography, or another sex crime, you can be assured that the Silver Law Firm will achieve the best possible outcome.

Drug Crimes

Possession of a controlled substance is a serious charge, but Silver Law Firm will fight tooth and nail to the the charges dropped or reduced. San Francisco drug crimes lawyer Elliot Silver understands the law’s nuances, and can effectively argue that you were subjected to an illegal search and seizure, that police used illegal entrapment, or that the drugs are a medical necessity. Similarly, if you are charged with sale, transport, or manufacture of controlled substances in California, Elliot Silver will be at your side and fight for you every step of the way.

Weapons Crimes

There are many subtleties to California weapons crimes, which is why – if you are arrested on weapons charges – you need stellar legal representation from Silver Law Firm. Some weapons crimes can be “wobblers,” which means that they can be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies. If convicted, it can mean the difference between a few weeks in county jail or a three-year sentence. It can mean the difference between a $1,000 fine and a $10,000 fine. San Francisco weapons crimes lawyer Elliot Silver will fight to have your charges dismissed or reduced so that you face as few penalties as possible.


California Governor Gavin Newsom may have ordered a moratorium on the carrying out the death penalty, but for the time being, those who are convicted of first-degree murder can still be sentenced to die. If you are facing first-degree murder charges, you need an experienced, able advocate at your side. Elliot Silver is the San Francisco criminal defense attorney who can achieve the best possible outcome in your case. He will use his knowledge of the law and the California criminal justice system to have the charges reduced or to win an acquittal at trial.

Theft Crimes

Theft crimes in California is an umbrella term for many types of crimes. Those include everything from shoplifting to robbery, and from forgery to money laundering. While shoplifting items worth less than $950 is a misdemeanor, grand theft can be charged if the items stolen are worth $950 or more. A theft conviction can prevent you from holding certain types of jobs – such as those involving handling money – and can land you in jail. San Francisco theft crimes attorney Elliot Silver has a keen understanding of the distinctions between theft crimes, and will work diligently to have your charges dismissed or reduced – and to keep your record as clean as possible.


The key to beating DUI charges is a sound defense. San Francisco DUI lawyer Elliot Silver has been successful in challenging the reliability of chemical testing and field sobriety testing and having charges reduced or dismissed. The consequences of a DUI conviction can be devastating. A conviction can cost you thousands of dollars in fines and higher insurance premiums, your ability to get to and from work, and your very freedom. Silver Law Firm will mount the defense you deserve and fight for your freedom every step of the way.


People often use the terms “assault” and “battery” interchangeably, but they are two different crimes. The difference is that assault is attempting to hurt someone, while battery is actually inflicting injury. If you’ve been arrested for assault or for battery, your first call should be to San Francisco criminal defense attorney Elliot Silver. Silver Law firm has extensive experience representing those who have been accused of assault and battery, and will work tirelessly to have your charges reduced or dropped altogether. Getting the legal help you need in a timely fashion is key to obtaining a positive outcome.

Crimes Against the Public Peace

Protests constitute freedom of assembly and are protected by the U.S. Constitution. But one person’s lawful protest may be interpreted by law enforcement as inciting a riot. If you’ve been charged with a crime against the public peace, you need the representation of a solid San Francisco criminal defense attorney. Elliot Silver will look out for your best interests and work diligently to ensure that the charges are dismissed or reduced. Contact Silver Law Firm right away.


A kidnapping conviction can mean the end of your life as you know it. The minimum prison sentence is three years and the maximum is life without the possibility of parole. The stakes are too high not to call San Francisco criminal defense attorney Elliot Silver. He and the attorneys at Silver Law Firm will mount a rigorous defense designed to keep you out of prison and enable you to continue to live your life.

Property Crimes

Property crimes in California run the gamut, from shoplifting to burglary to arson. While some property crimes are charged as misdemeanors, others are charged as felonies – and those can carry a prison sentence of six years, exorbitant fines, and a criminal record that will never go away. That’s why, if you’ve been arrested for a property crime, your first call should be to Silver Law Firm. Elliot Silver, a seasoned San Francisco property crimes attorney, will work tirelessly to ensure that you are treated fairly and that you receive a favorable outcome in your case.

Traffic Offenses

A traffic infraction can easily be handled, but a traffic-related misdemeanor or felony is another matter. A conviction can mean jail time, fines, and revocation of your driving privileges. If you’ve been arrested for a traffic offense, there’s no time to delay. You need to contact San Francisco traffic crimes attorney Elliot Silver immediately. His knowledge of the law and experience representing people like you ensure that he will obtain the best possible outcome for your case.

Domestic Violence

Protecting your rights is of utmost importance to Elliot Silver, a San Francisco domestic violence attorney. You have so much to lose when you’re accused of domestic violence that it’s imperative you have the best possible legal defense. Whether you’ve been charged with battery, bodily injury, stalking, threats, or rape, Silver Law Firm will stand with you every step of the way, standing toe to toe with prosecutors and securing the best possible outcome.

Juvenile Crimes

When teens engage in sexting, it may seem like a simple case of poor judgment. The truth is that – just like shoplifting, drinking, and vandalism – sexting can lead to criminal charges. This could set your child up for having to register as a sex offender for the rest of their lives. That’s not the future you envisioned for your child, which is why you need to contact San Francisco juvenile crimes lawyer Elliot Silver if your child has been charged with a crime. Silver Law Firm has your child’s best interests at heart, and will mount a rigorous defense in order to have the charges reduced or dropped.

Federal Crimes

Federal crimes charges are no laughing matter. If you’re facing federal charges, a grand jury believes there is probable cause and has indicted you. The case against you has already been built – often before you even know about it. Your freedom and your finances are at stake. That’s why, if you’ve been indicted for a federal crime, your first call should be to Silver Law Firm. Elliot Silver is an experienced San Francisco federal crimes attorney who will do everything in his power to prevent the federal government from taking away your freedom and your money.

White Collar Crimes

A conviction for a white collar crime can change your life forever. White collar crime convictions can result in significant prison sentences and exorbitant fines and financial restitution. If you’ve been charged with identity theft, extortion, forgery, or fraud, your first call should be to Elliot Silver, an experienced San Francisco white collar crime lawyer. His early intervention can result in a reduction in charges or dismissal, or can lay the groundwork for a solid defense at trial.

Contact Silver Law Firm Today 

If a criminal accusation or arrest has taken a toll on you or your loved one, you need to contact San Francisco criminal defense attorney Elliot Silver. He has more than 24 years of experience in and can provide the aggressive legal representation needed to defend you or your loved one against these accusations. Call (510) 995-0000 today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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