November 28, 2014

Criminal Defense

Contact Us at (415) 871-0070, (415) 377-4988

703 Market Street, Suite 1610 San Francisco, CA 94103

 

  • Drunk Driving DUI/DWI/Vehicular Manslaughter
  • Drug Crimes
  • Violent Crimes/Gun Cases/Assaults
  • Sex Crimes
  • Domestic Violence/Restraining orders
  • Probation Violations
  • Juvenile Cases/Gang Cases
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Theft/Robbery/Larceny
  • Cleaning your Record/Expungements/Motions to Vacate Convictions
  • Appeals/Post Conviction remedies
  • Bail/Immigration Holds

Why should you hire me to represent you if you are charged with a crime?

Getting arrested is usually the worst experience you will go through.  First you get handcuffed, interrogated, and probably treated poorly by the arresting officers, and then you get taken to jail, where you are held until you get released or make bail if you are lucky.   Unfortunately this is only the beginning of your experience with the criminal justice system.  Getting charged by the District Attorney or United States Attorney will result in you going to court where you will face the possibility of jail or prison time, hefty fines, supervision by probation and parole officers, drug and alcohol testing, having a conviction on your record, making restitution, be required to attend court monitored rehabilitation programs and more.  More and more these days criminal charges and convictions have collateral consequences that often have devastating effects on the rest of your life.  If you are in jail for a substantial period of time you will probably lose your job.  You could be embarrassed, criticized and humiliated by news articles, bad press, and comments on the internet.  Many convictions will result in you losing your job too, and having a difficult time getting a new one.  Criminal convictions impact your ability to get licensed in most professional fields.  They impact your ability to get student financial aid and other benefits.  They hurt your reputation.  Certain convictions will result in you losing your driving privileges.  If you are not a United States citizen being arrested could mean an Immigration hold will be placed on you and you may not be able to get out of jail while you fight your case.   Even worse, if you get convicted you may be deported, denied immigration benefits in the future and/or be excluded from the United States.

I help my clients through the entire period of a criminal case.  Trying to get out of jail is complicated and I can help you and your family arrange for bail, deal with a Bail Bonds office, get your bail lowered or have you released on your own recognizance or court supervision.  If you have an immigration hold, I will look for a way to have the hold lifted, so you can get out  of jail.

If you are not charged but the police are investigating the case or the District Attorney is deciding whether to charge you, I can help you by discussing the case with the other side, get evidence to defend you and advise you on how to avoid making matters worse.

If you are charged with a crime or crimes, I will represent you in court through trial and if need be sentencing and appeal.  Having me as your lawyer means getting someone who is prepared to examine your case, gather evidence, investigate defenses, argue in court and out on your behalf, explain the process to you every step of the way, talk to you, your family and your witnesses, and fight, fight, fight for you when it seems nobody else will.

If you have been convicted of a crime and need to clean your record because of immigration or employment concerns or some other reason I can help you by getting your record expunged, your conviction vacated, your sentence modified or by filing appeals or writs on your behalf.

Call BeckmanBlair LLP for a free consultation: (415) 871-0070.

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