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San Mateo County Criminal Defense Attorney

The criminal justice system in San Mateo County is both daunting and complex. That’s why, if you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, your first call should be to Silver Law Firm. San Mateo County criminal defense attorney Elliot Silver and his colleagues have more than three decades of experience representing people just like you. We understand that everything – your freedom and your money – are at risk. Whether you’ve been arrested or are under investigation, you need the Silver Law Firm team working on your behalf. We will fight doggedly on your behalf and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Silver Law Firm’s attorneys serve areas throughout San Mateo County, including:

  • Atherton
  • Belmont
  • Brisbane
  • Burlingame
  • Colma
  • Daly City
  • East Palo Alto
  • Foster City
  • Half Moon Bay
  • Hillsborough
  • Menlo Park
  • Millbrae
  • Pacifica
  • Portola Valley
  • Redwood City
  • San Bruno
  • San Carlos
  • San Mateo
  • South San Francisco
  • Woodside

 

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

Sex Crimes

Regardless of the nature of the crime, being convicted of a sex offense in California is serious. A sex crime conviction will ruin your reputation, devastate your standing in your community, and rip apart your family. That’s why you need the experienced Santa Mateo County sex crimes attorneys from Silver Law Firm at your side. From the moment you are arrested – or even while you are under investigation – you need knowledgeable counsel. Having the right lawyer can mean the difference between being charged with an infraction and being charged with felony. It can mean the difference between your freedom and serving time in jail. It can mean the difference between watching your children grow up and only being able to see them under supervision. It is worth your time – and your future – to call Silver Law Firm today.

Drug Crimes

Whether you have been charged with possession a controlled substance or with manufacturing or trafficking, you need the help of an experienced Santa Mateo County drug crimes lawyer like those at Silver Law Firm. Our attorneys know the fine points of the law, and will work on your behalf to get the charges dropped or are reduced. If your case goes to trial, we will mount a rigorous defense that sows doubt in the minds of jurors. If you are convicted, we will work on your behalf for probation or the most lenient sentencing possible. Drug crimes are consequential and can rob you of your freedom. You need the wisdom and experience of seasoned attorneys. You need Silver Law Firm.

Weapons Crimes

When a weapon is involved in a crime, the legalities become complicated. For example, the crime maybe charged as a misdemeanor without a weapon or as a felony with a weapon. This is called a wobbler, and it is why you need a sophisticated Santa Mateo County weapons crimes lawyer at your side. You do not want to take the risk of being convicted of a felony when you could have had the charges dropped or reduced to a misdemeanor. Silver Law Firm’s attorneys are experienced in defending clients who are charged with crimes involving weapons. They are standing by, ready to help.

Homicide

A homicide charge may seem like the end of the world, but with the right attorney, you have every chance of beating it. The Santa Mateo County criminal defense attorneys at Silver Law Firm can deploy proven defenses to ensure the best possible outcome for your case. Whether you have been charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, or any type of manslaughter, you can be sure that we will do everything within our power to have the charges dropped or reduced. If your case goes to trial, we can plant the seeds of doubt that can result in a jury’s acquittal. But time is of the essence. It is critical to call Silver Law Firm as soon as you know that you are a suspect.

Theft Crimes

Theft crimes in California cover a variety of activities. They range, for example, from money laundering to shoplifting and from robbery to forgery. Whatever the crime, a conviction can impact you for years to come. You may have to serve jail time, you will likely we’ll have to pay a fine or restitution, and the conviction will go on your credit report. You’ll likely be ineligible for jobs that require handling money, and you won’t be bondable. That’s why you need a solid Santa Mateo County theft crimes attorney from Silver Law Firm. We will do everything within our power to ensure that your charges are dropped or reduced and that the penalties are few.

DUI

Coming out on top of DUI charges doesn’t require luck. It requires an experienced Santa Mateo County DUI lawyer who understands the criminal justice system and the nuances of DUI law. The attorneys at Silver Law Firm have that knowledge. Whether you’ve been arrested for the first time or the fourth time, we can challenge the charges. We might argue that chemical testing or the field sobriety testing are unreliable. We could argue that there was no probable cause and so the evidence against you can’t be used. If a conviction is unavoidable, we will work tirelessly to ensure that the penalties have the least possible impact on your life.

Assault

If you’ve been arrested for assault, your first call should be to the Santa Mateo County assault attorneys at Silver Law Firm. It doesn’t matter if the charges pertain to simple assault or sexual assault. The truth is, in some circumstances assault crimes can be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies. The difference can have a tremendous impact on your life. That’s why we use our vast experience in the criminal justice system to vigorously defend our clients. We can often have the charges reduced or dismissed, or negotiate a plea agreement to a lesser offense. This inevitably works in your favor.

Crimes Against the Public Peace

You have a variety of rights under the U.S. Constitution, including freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. Nevertheless, the police can quickly tag a protest as “dangerous” and can start arresting people. The Santa Mateo County criminal defense attorneys at Silver Law Firm know your rights and are willing to fight tooth and nail to protect them. If you have been arrested for disturbing the peace – whether as part of an organized protest or in another setting – we will challenge the charges. We will do our best to have the charges completely dismissed or reduced, and to ensure that the penalties are negligible or insignificant.

Kidnapping

Time is of the essence if you have been accused of kidnapping in California. Your freedom hangs in the balance. That’s why you need the seasoned Santa Mateo County criminal defense attorneys at Silver Law Firm. We will obtain the police report and go through it with a fine tooth comb, looking for mistakes and openings. We will challenge the charges the moment they’re made, and work towards having them dismissed. If your case goes to trial, we will mount the most rigorous defense possible. Time is not on your side. You need the best legal defense right now. You need Silver Law Firm.

Property Crimes

If you are facing property crimes charges in California – whether for burglary, grand larceny, embezzlement, or another crime – your future is at stake. Misdemeanors can quickly flip to felonies when there are extenuating circumstances or when you have prior criminal convictions. If you have been charged with a property crime, then your first call should be to the Santa Mateo County criminal defense lawyers at Silver Law Firm. We will work on your behalf to have the charges dismissed, negotiate lesser charges, or bring the full force of our experience to bear in mounting your legal defense for trial. Time is of the essence. Call today.

Traffic Offenses

Most people don’t think twice about traffic offenses. They assume that they get a ticket, pay a fine, and get on with their life. That can be true in some cases, but in others your freedom might be at stake. For example, reckless driving can send you to jail. Hit-and-run charges can be filed as a misdemeanor or as a felony. That’s why you need a Santa Mateo County traffic crimes attorney from Silver Law Firm at your side. We have the experience to navigate the criminal justice system on your behalf and ensure that you get the best possible resolution for your case.

Domestic Violence

If you’ve been arrested on domestic violence charges, your first call should be to Silver Law Firm. Our skilled Santa Mateo County domestic violence attorneys understand that domestic violence might be the first charge, but it may not be the last charge. Battery, bodily injury, rape, and other charges may be coming later. You need a rigorous defense, if for no other reason than the penalties for crimes related to domestic violence can be severe. You may be forced to pay the other person’s medical expenses, you may be required to pay thousands of dollars in fines, and you may even be facing prison time. The sooner you call, the better your position to fight the charges against you.

Juvenile Crimes

It’s common for kids to experiment with drugs and alcohol, but the legal repercussions can be severe. If your child has been caught with an illegal substance, drinking and driving, or selling drugs, you need an accomplished Santa Mateo County juvenile crimes attorney. You need to call Silver Law Firm. We understand just how serious a conviction can be, and we want what is best for your child. We will do everything in our power to ensure that the charges are dropped or reduced, and that your family can put this incident behind them.

Federal Crimes

There is a whole spectrum of federal crimes. If you have been charged with a federal crime, you may be facing drug charges, counterfeiting charges, bank robbery charges, or even charges related to human trafficking. The important thing to know is that federal criminal charges are extremely serious, and a conviction can mean federal prison time and substantial fines. Regardless of the crime, you should rely on the skillful Santa Mateo County federal crime lawyers at Silver Law Firm. We will always fight tooth and nail to have your charges dropped or reduced. If your case goes to trial, then we will do our best to place doubt in the minds of jurors. That doubt can lead to the acquittal you deserve.

White Collar Crimes

If you are under investigation for a financial crime, your future is in the balance. A criminal conviction, whether it is for embezzlement, credit card fraud, or money laundering, can lead to a jail or prison sentence. It can also result in financial ruin. That’s why you should call the exceptional Santa Mateo County white collar crime lawyers at Silver Law Firm. We have extensive experience defending against white collar criminal charges, and will bring all of our resources to bear in securing your acquittal.

Contact Silver Law Firm Today

It’s terrifying to face criminal charges. That’s why you should rely on the skillful Santa Mateo County criminal defense attorneys at Silver Law Firm. They can navigate the criminal justice system on your behalf, and you can rest easy knowing that your defense is in good hands. Call today for a free consultation – 510-995-0000.