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Santa Clara County’s criminal justice system is overwhelming for those who face criminal charges. You know your future – and maybe your freedom – is at stake, but you may not know where to turn. Your next call should be to the accomplished Santa Clara County criminal defense attorneys at Silver Law Firm. We know that police officers and the district attorney make mistakes, and we can leverage those mistakes to achieve great results in your case.

Attorney Elliot Silver and his colleagues have more than three decades of experience representing clients facing criminal charges in Santa Clara County.

He serves areas throughout Santa Clara County, including:

  • Campbell
  • Cupertino
  • Gilroy
  • Los Altos
  • Los Altos Hills
  • Los Gatos
  • Milpitas
  • Monte Sereno
  • Morgan Hill
  • Mountain View
  • Palo Alto
  • San Jose
  • Santa Clara
  • Saratoga
  • Sunnyvale


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

Sex Crimes

Sex crimes in California are serious. Some are considered misdemeanors, others are considered felonies, and many are wobblers. This means that they can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. When you retain a Santa Clara County sex crimes attorney from Silver Law Firm, you can rest assured that we will do everything in our power to negotiate the least serious charge. You do not want to be in the position of facing a felony charge when a misdemeanor is available. Our knowledge of the court system and California law will serve you well.

Drug Crimes

There are many viable defenses to drug crime charges in California. The seasoned Santa Clara County drug crimes attorneys at Silver Law Firm know them all. For example, they may argue that you were entrapped by the police or that the police conducted an illegal search and seizure. They might argue that the drugs you were caught with were medically necessary. If you are charged with trafficking, they could argue that you were unaware of the substances found near you. The key to a successful defense is starting early – before you say a word to the police. That is why it is imperative that you call Silver Law Firm as soon as possible.

Weapons Crimes

Weapons laws in California are complex – and the consequences of violating the law are particularly serious if you have prior convictions. For example, if you have been previously convicted of brandishing a weapon or assault with a deadly weapon, a conviction will result in at least three months in jail. If your prior conviction was for a felony, that jail sentence could be to 16 months. Santa Clara County weapons charges lawyers from Silver Law Firm understand that the stakes are high and will do everything possible to ensure that your charges are reduced or dropped. If that’s not possible, then they will mount a vigorous defense that guarantees the best possible outcome for your case.


If you have been arrested for manslaughter, then you need a Santa Clara County criminal defense attorney who understands the nuances of the law. You need Silver Law Firm. There are different types of manslaughter: voluntary, involuntary, and vehicular. Some are considered wobblers, which means that they can be charged with either misdemeanors or felonies. Your future depends upon the quality of your representation. Our attorneys will fight for the least serious charges and the most lenient penalties.

Theft Crimes

Most theft crime convictions in California carry stiff financial penalties. For white-collar crimes, that can mean your credit bottoms out, you can no longer work in your chosen profession, and you might even lose your professional license. The penalties are often aligned with the type of crime, and many theft crimes can be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies. You need an experienced Santa Clara County theft crime attorney from Silver Law Firm. They can work diligently on your behalf to have the charges reduced or dropped and to ensure that your future financial well-being remains in place.


Silver Law Firm has experienced Santa Clara County DUI lawyers who are ready to go to the mat to ensure the best possible outcome for your case. If you have been arrested for a DUI, you may be looking at thousands of dollars in fines, a suspended license, and even jail time. We will ensure that you are in the best possible position to negotiate with prosecutors. For example, you may get probation instead of jail. You may get a restricted license rather than a suspended license. You may even get the charges dropped if we can successfully argue that the evidence against you is inadmissible in court. Our representation will help you get the positive outcome you deserve.


The circumstances surrounding assault and battery charges are often hazy. This means that they can be hard to prove. The Santa Clara County assault attorneys at Silver Law Firm know this and will use it to your advantage. They can argue that the police or a witness misidentified you, that you were simply defending yourself, or that the police don’t have evidence to stand up in court. An assault conviction can have serious repercussions. We will work night and day to have the charges dropped or to plant doubt in the minds of jurors at trial.

Crimes Against the Public Peace

People have conflicts. That’s just human nature. Sometimes those conflicts get out of hand. When they do, those in the crowd can get pulled into the melee. Even if you were only a spectator, you could still be charged with a crime against the public peace. If that happens, you need the experience of the Santa Clara County criminal defense attorneys at Silver Law Firm. Depending on where the altercation took place and your previous criminal record, you could be subject to jail time and a substantial fine. It’s not worth the risk. We are prepared to work diligently to have the charges against you dropped or reduced.


When most people think of kidnapping, they envision the depictions on TV shows and movies. Under California law, however, kidnapping is more than abduction and ransom. Kidnapping can be charged in crimes like sex trafficking and carjacking. If you’ve been arrested for kidnapping, then you need an accomplished Santa Clara County criminal defense attorney. You need Silver Law Firm. We are committed to defending you every step of the way, with the goal of keeping you out of prison and allowing you to live your life to the fullest.

Property Crimes

California law differentiates between crimes against people and crimes against property. Yet it would be a mistake to think that crimes against property are trivial. Arson, burglary, forgery, embezzlement, and grand larceny are all property crimes that can have serious consequences. You need a seasoned Santa Clara County property crimes attorney by your side. The attorneys at Silver Law Firm are committed to working tirelessly to ensure that you get the strong defense that you both need and deserve.

Traffic Offenses

You may believe that you will never need a Santa Clara County traffic crimes attorney. However, if you are arrested for a misdemeanor or a felony traffic offense, then you need the services of Silver Law Firm. There is too much at stake to wait. Higher insurance premiums are the least of your worries. Spending time in jail is what you should be concerned about. We can leverage our skill to ensure that your driving privileges and your freedom remain intact.

Domestic Violence

If you’re accused of domestic violence, you might be taken by surprise. California law defines domestic violence quite broadly, so domestic violence charges can be unexpected. Nevertheless, you are at risk of losing everything you hold dear. You could lose access to your home, to your children, and to your pets. Depending on your prior convictions, you could also lose your freedom. That’s why you need to contact Silver Law Firm. We have experienced and skilled Santa Clara County domestic violence attorneys who are dedicated to protecting your interests and mounting a rigorous defense that will achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Juvenile Crimes

Even children and teens who know better will get into trouble. Peer pressure can be a factor, but so can simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. If your child has been charged with a crime, their future is at stake. Your first call should be to the capable Santa Clara County juvenile crimes attorneys at Silver Law Firm. We will do everything possible to prevent a conviction that could tarnish your child’s reputation and prevent them from achieving their dreams.

Federal Crimes

Federal crimes are many and varied. The federal crime you are accused of could be related to weapons, cybercrime, child pornography, racketeering, or bank robbery. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. The important thing to note is that federal crimes and federal convictions are serious. That’s why you need the capable representation of the Santa Clara County federal crime lawyers at Silver Law Firm. We will do everything we can to help you beat the charges, and we will go to the mat to secure your acquittal and restore your good name.

White Collar Crimes

White collar crime is often seen as a stepchild to other types of crimes. But the reality is that, while those accused of white collar crime might wear suits, the penalties for conviction are just as serious as the penalties for other types of criminal cases. If you’re accused of a white collar crime, you could be facing substantial prison time, exorbitant fines, and high-dollar restitution. That’s why you need the help of the knowledgeable Santa Clara County white collar crime attorneys at Silver Law Firm. Both your personal and professional futures are on the line. There is no time to waste. Call today.

Contact Silver Law Firm Today

If you need legal representation, then it is in your best interest to contact the Santa Clara County criminal defense attorneys at Silver Law Firm. They have a proven track record in defending clients against a variety of criminal charges. Call today for a free consultation – 510-995-0000.

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