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San Francisco, California Criminal Attorneys


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Just Answer
36 Graham St
San Francisco, CA 94129
(415) 929-9923
Anderson Dominica C
One Market Spear Tower Suite 20...
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 957-3179
Angell Brunner & Angell
115 Sansome Street Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 434-3700
Jeffrey Anhalt
One Market Spear Tower Suite 20...
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 957-3123
Ann L Riley
555 Montgomery Street Suite 605
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 576-1376
Arlene Kostant
220 Montgomery Street 15th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 433-2863
Arnold & Porter
275 Battery Street Suite 2700
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 356-3000
Kathryn Ashton
One Market Spear Tower Suite 20...
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 957-3131
Daniel Ray Bacon
234 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 864-0907
Barbara Gallios
1750 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 835-9499
Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp
350 California Street 22nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 228-5400
William Baron
One Market Spear Tower Suite 20...
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 957-3151
Bartko Zankel Tarrant & Miller
900 Front St Ste 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 956-1900
Baughman & Wang
111 Pine St Ste 1225,
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 576-9923
Bayley Maxine Dorain
One Market Spear Tower Suite 20...
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 957-3040
Belen Belenette A
One Market Spear Tower Suite 20...
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 957-3237
Thomas Berliner
One Market Spear Tower Suite 20...
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 957-3333
Berman Glenn & Haight
5 3rd St Ste 1100
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 495-3950
William Berman
One Market Spear Tower Suite 20...
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 957-3133
Bettis P C : A Professional Law
71 Stevenson Street, Suite 400,
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 375-0155
Jeffrey Bleich
560 Mission Street 27th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 512-4000
Aaron Bortel
650 5th Street Suite 508
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 247-0700
Zill Tracy Boxer
121 Spear Street Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 356-4679
Brenda F Biren
505 Montgomery St Fl 7,
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 392-4100

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About San Francisco Criminal Defense Attorneys

San Francisco Criminal Defense Attorneys represent clients who have been charged with a criminal offense under the US Criminal Code, or with various State offenses.

Some of the offenses that criminal attorneys deal with include:

  • Young Offender cases
  • Weapons Offenses
  • Theft
  • Robbery
  • Impaired Driving
  • Domestic Assault, Sexual Assault
  • Drug Related Offenses
  • Murder / Homicide / Manslaughter
  • Fraud
  • Internet Related Charges
  • Break & Enter

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Impaired Driving Defense Attorneys

Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol is a criminal offense, and most Criminal attorneys will take on cases that involve impaired driving charges. We have created an additional category to for Impaired Driving attorneys since a great number of attorneys specialize in the area of Impaired Driving, and also due to the fact that most individuals who have been charged with an impaired driving offense would search for an Impaired Driving attorney and not a criminal attorney.


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San Francisco, CA Criminal Defense Attorney News

Former Human Rights Commission employee enters plea deal in child pornography

Larry Brinkin, who used to work for the Human Rights Commission of San Francisco, entered into a plea deal agreement on his child pornography charges.

The plea deal saw a second charge of child pornography distribution dropped against the 67-year-old Brinkin.

Under the plea deal, Brinkin will spend six months behind bars and another six months of house arrest. Afterwhich, he will undergo probation for four years.

Brinkin, who is a staunch supporter of the LGBT advocacy, will also be entered in the list of sexual offender and is ordered to go through therapy.

Randall Knox, an attorney in San Francisco, said that Brinkin has been deeply sorry for what he has done and has fully understood the damage that child pornography can inflict on victims.

16-year-old charged with hate crime, will be tried as an adult

Richard Thomas may only be 16 years old but he will be facing the charges filed against him as an adult.

Thomas is facing several charges including "hate crime" after he set another teenager, Luke "Sasha" Fleischman, 18, on fire.

Both were riding on a bus when the incident happened with Fleischman wearing a skirt.

Fleischman's parents said their son does not identify himself either as a male or female.

According to police, Thomas had told them he set Fleischman on fire because he is homophobic.

San Francisco defense attorney Michael Cardoza said his client, Thomas, if convicted would be facing a longer sentence because of the hate crime charge.

San Francisco couple meted with prison term each for harrassing their tenants

The Macy couple, Kip and Nicole, will be spending more than four years in prison less time already served for their conviction in attacking and threatening the people renting their apartment building in San Francisco.

The couple, who had escaped to Italy when the charges were filed against them, had admitted to the crimes.

While in Italy, they tried to fight getting extradited to the US but failed.

Court heard that the Macys wanted to evict their tenants because they planned to renovate the apartment building and put it on sale.

San Francisco criminal lawyers have acted as defense counsel for the couple with Lisa Dewberry for Kip and George Borges for Nicole.

Timothy Stewart was finally released from jail after he was cleared of the death of his husband, Terry Rex Spray.

Spray was found insensible in the garage of the couple's apartment with blood gushing from a wound in his head.

He died more than a month after he was brought to the hospital for treatment.

Stewart was charged after a surveillance video showed him having left the garage a few minutes before the assault on Spray.

Prosecutors pointed Stewart's erratic relationship with a woman as a motive for the crime. They added that Stewart did it to get Spray's pension.

They also claimed that their evidence was enough to pursue the case despite the police not finding anything to link Stewart to the assault.

Danielle Harris, San Francisco defense attorney, said deciding to file the murder raps against her client was farfetched.

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Man cleared of rape that happened in 1993

Stephen Cothran was acquitted of rape and kidnapping charges in connection to an incident that happened in 1993.

Cothran, 56, became a suspect when his DNA linked him to evidence gathered during the incident.

However, a negative test had the jury dismissing the charges against Cothran.

Reuben Sheperd, a criminal attorney in Cleveland defending for Cothran, said that the victim had agreed to have sex with his client.

Melinda Muniz has been arrested and charged with the death of Grace Ford, the two-year-old daughter of her fiance, who reportedly broke up with her.

Aside from being the fiancee of the victim's father, Muniz was also the caregiver of the little girl.

Muniz's arrest has generated widespread anger with hundreds expressing their disgust for the suspect online.

Robbie McClung, a Dallas criminal attorney who will be defending for Muniz, urged the public to wait for all the facts before judging Muniz.

The police have also stated that Muniz is not considered guilty until proven otherwise.

Cuyahoga corruption snitch gets six years in prison

J. Kevin Kelley was handed a six-year prison sentence for his involvement in the Cuyahoga corruption case, considered as one of the biggest in the county.

Kelley was the first defendant to offer his cooperation to the FBI who was investigating the corruption issue.

He admitted to being the one who collects and pays off the bribes to county officials.

During his sentencing, Kelley issued an apology to his family as well as the taxpayers of Cuyahoga County.

Kelley has also been ordered to pay restitution of about $700,000.

Kelley's cooperation ensured the cooperation of other defendants in the case and the conviction of several people involved in the corruption.

Cleveland defense attorney John Gibbons said there is no excuse for Kelley's involvement in the corruption, however, his cooperation is the best way for him to make amends.

Former prosecutor sentenced to 10 days for wrongful conviction

Ken Anderson, the former District Attorney of Williamson County, was meted with a 10-day jail term after the judge accepted his no-contest plea for the charge of contempt of court.

The charge steamed from the wrongful conviction of Michael Morton who was found guilty for the murder of his wife in 1986 and was sentenced to life imprisonment.

However, in 2011, Morton's conviction was overturned using DNA as proof that he did not kill his wife.

In the light of that development, Anderson, who had prosecuted Morton's case, was scrutinized and was determined to have erred when he withheld evidence which would have been beneficial for Morton's defense.

Aside from the short jail stay, Anderson will also have to give up his license as a lawyer and as part of the plea bargain, he will also be disbarred for five years.

Austin attorney Eric Nichols, however, pointed out that there will be no conviction for Anderson on any criminal charge.

Morton, for his part, said he is more than happy with the result because all he wanted was for Anderson not to practice law anymore to prevent what happened to him from happening to anyone else again.

Anderson was also fined and made to do community service.

Man found guilty of murder in the beating death of daughter

Willie C. Jones will be spending the rest of his life in jail with no chance of parole after the jury convicted him for the death of his daughter.

Before her death, four-year-old Tyasia Phillips, who incurred a head wound, had been connected to a life support after she was severely beaten and burned by the man whom she called dad.

Jones had alleged that his daughter had injured her head when she tried to escape from him.

Augusta attorney Katrell Nash, defending for Jones, appealed to the jury to consider the likelihood that the little girl had gotten the head wound while playing with other kids.

At first, Jones had denied hurting his daughter but later admitted to the crime saying that he had beaten her for her insolence.