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San Jose Criminal Defense Attorney

If you’re in San Jose and have been charged with a criminal offense, then you need a San Jose criminal defense attorney who will be by your side and who will navigate the criminal justice system. The attorneys at Silver Law Firm have the skill and knowledge to represent you, and they are standing by, ready to help. Silver Law Firm’s priority is to have the charges against our clients dropped or reduced. You can breathe easier knowing that Silver Law Firm is on your side.

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

Sex Crimes

If you’re convicted of a sex crime, your life will be forever changed. Whether or not you actually spend time in jail or prison, you may be required to register as a sex offender if you’ve been convicted of child molestation, rape, lewd conduct, or other sex crimes. Once your name goes on the sex offender registry, it impacts where you’re allowed to live and work. You’re required to report to the police if you move. You become an outcast in your own community. Silver Law Firm’s San Jose sex crimes attorneys will help you avoid that terrible fate. They’ll leverage their experience on your behalf to negotiate a plea to a lesser offense or gain an acquittal at trial.

Drug Crimes

If you have been charged with a drug crime in California, there is no time to waste. Drug charges and penalties vary greatly, and you need an experienced San Jose drug crimes attorney from Silver Law Firm by your side. Even a misdemeanor conviction can land you in jail for up to a year. A felony conviction can mean years in state prison. If a minor was involved, then the penalties can be enhanced. There is too much at stake – from your criminal record to your very freedom – to delay. The sooner you engage the services of an attorney, the sooner you will have an advocate by your side. Don’t wait until it is too late.

Weapons Crimes

The U.S. Constitution protects your right to bear arms, but those protections have exceptions. California law and federal law define who is allowed to buy and carry firearms. For example, if you have a prior conviction related to guns, a prior felony conviction, or a record involving gang activity, firearms are off-limits. If you are arrested on weapons charges, or even found with a gun in your possession, you are looking at a felony. That’s why you need the experienced San Jose weapons crimes attorneys at Silver Law Firm by your side. We will work tirelessly to have the charges dismissed or reduced, and to ensure that you face as few penalties as possible.

Homicide

If you’ve been charged with homicide, your first call should be to the San Jose criminal defense attorneys at Silver Law Firm. In fact, you should have an attorney by your side if you’re even under investigation for homicide. If the death occurred while another crime was being committed, then you may be looking at first-degree murder charges. If convicted, it could mean the death penalty or life without the possibility of parole. The stakes are too high not to have an experienced advocate with you every step of the way.

Theft Crimes

California law enumerates a number of theft crimes. Robbery and burglary are just two of them. You can be sentenced to up to six years in state prison for a first-degree robbery conviction. Other theft crimes have different sentences, but the bottom line remains the same: a conviction on your record, possible jail time, and fines and restitution. The San Jose theft crime attorneys from Silver Law Firm will mount the best possible defense in your case. This could involve planting the seeds of reasonable doubt in the minds of jurors, but more often the attorney will use their skills to have the charges dropped or reduced – long before trial. With your future at stake, it is important to have stellar legal representation every step of the way.

DUI

When it comes to a DUI arrest, you have a lot at stake. A conviction means that the cost of your car insurance will go through the roof. It means that you will have to pay a hefty fine. It may even mean that you spend time in jail. That’s why the San Jose DUI lawyers at Silver Law Firm will work diligently to ensure that you are not convicted, or that the penalties for conviction are minimized. There is a huge difference between having a restricted driver’s license and no driver’s license. There’s a big difference between jail time and community service. Taking a mandatory class pales in comparison to giving up your freedom. That’s why you need to call Silver Law Firm as soon as you’re arrested on DUI charges.

Assault

Under California law, assault is one crime and battery is another. Assault is when one person attempts to hurt another person – whether or not an actual injury occurred. If you are arrested for assault, your first call should be to the San Jose assault attorneys at Silver Law Firm. They will a fight for your rights and challenge every piece of evidence against you. While most assault and battery charges are misdemeanors, felony charges can be filed under some conditions. Our attorneys will do their best to negotiate lesser charges, or to have the charges dismissed altogether.

Crimes Against the Public Peace

Crimes against the public peace incorporate many different activities. Perhaps you were targeted because you participated in a public protest. It could be that you “disturbed the peace” by playing your music too loud or engaging in shenanigans in your neighborhood. Although these crimes are typically considered misdemeanors, you should not let your guard down. It’s easy for charges to leap from a misdemeanor to some other category of criminal charge – most often a felony. That’s why you need the help of the San Jose criminal defense attorneys at Silver Law Firm. We know the law. We know your rights. And we have the experience to fight for you.

Kidnapping

Kidnapping in California goes beyond what’s usually seen the movies. For example, if a heated argument between two partners goes ballistic and one person grabs the other’s child and takes off in the car, that can be charged as kidnapping. Kidnapping is deadly serious, and a conviction can have dire consequences. The first thing you should do if you have been arrested for kidnapping is to call the San Jose criminal defense lawyers at Silver Law Firm. We will craft a defense designed to have the charges reduced or to gain an acquittal at trial.

Property Crimes

California law enumerates a host of different types of property crimes. Property crimes range from burglary and forgery to arson and embezzlement. Depending on the crime and your prior criminal history, property crimes are charged as misdemeanors or felonies. Sometimes, the same crime can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony. This is called a wobbler. A felony can carry state prison time if you have prior convictions or there are other extenuating circumstances. If you’ve been charged with a property crime, your first call should be to the San Jose criminal defense lawyers at Silver Law Firm. The more quickly we can start working on your behalf, the better the outcome of your case.

Traffic Offenses

A speeding ticket, a parking ticket, a moving violation. Those all seem like minor infractions that are easy to take care of. However, there are other types of traffic offenses that are deadly serious. Conviction can result in you losing your driving privileges, paying significant fines, and even serving time in jail. Whether you have been accused of a misdemeanor or a felony traffic offense, you need the services of the experienced San Jose traffic crimes attorneys at Silver Law Firm. We will fight tirelessly for you just as we fight tirelessly for every client. The sooner you call, the sooner we can get to work on your behalf.

Domestic Violence

California law broadly defines who can be victims of domestic violence. “Intimate partners” are dating partners, current or former fiancé(e)s, and even those with whom you’ve lived. Similarly, the law broadly defines domestic violence to include physical abuse, threats, intimidation, and stalking. You may be caught off-guard by domestic violence charges, which is why you need a skilled San Jose domestic violence attorney who can craft a defense that works. Silver Law Firm has the experience you need to fight the charges against you.

Juvenile Crimes 

Children and teenagers – regardless of the era when they grew up – are known for exhibiting poor judgment from time to time. These days, poor judgment can have serious legal consequences. Sexting can lead to a mandatory listing on the sex offender registry. Mischievous behavior can quickly turn into misdemeanor or felony charges. If your child has been charged with a crime, time matters. You need the services of an accomplished San Jose juvenile crimes attorney. Silver Law Firm can help. We will fight for your child’s future and for their freedom.

Federal Crimes

If you are being investigated for federal criminal activity, you need to have an accomplished San Jose federal crime lawyer advising you. You don’t want to wait until a grand jury returns an indictment against you. The earlier you get legal advice, the better your chances of avoiding trial. The attorneys at Silver Law Firm understand the nuances of the federal criminal justice system, and have experience negotiating with federal prosecutors. Remember, time is not your friend. Contact a federal crime lawyer as soon as you know that you are the target of or the subject of a federal grand jury investigation.

White Collar Crimes

If you are being investigated or are being charged with a white collar crime, then your life as you know it is at risk. It does not matter if you are being charged with insurance fraud, bribery, forgery, or some other crime. What does matter is that you have a defense attorney who Is experienced in negotiating with federal prosecutors and defending white collar clients. Silver Law Firm’s San Jose white collar crime attorneys are dedicated to getting your charges reduced or dropped. You want that kind of knowledge and skill on your side.

Contact Silver Law Firm Today

The San Jose criminal defense attorneys at Silver Law Firm have decades of experience that they can use to provide you with the defense that you deserve. You want them by your side when you are in the fight of your life. Call today for a free consultation – 510-995-0000.