Top Sunnyvale, CA Criminal Defense Lawyers Near You

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    Jackson Lewis P.C.

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

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    Littler Mendelson, P.C.

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

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    Dickinson Wright RLLP

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Sunnyvale Office

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Sunnyvale Office

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    Law Office of Maureen Furlong Baldwin

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

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    Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Palo Alto Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Palo Alto Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

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    Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | East Palo Alto Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | East Palo Alto Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

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    Summit Defense

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

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    King & Spalding LLP

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Palo Alto Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Palo Alto Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

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    Law Office of Erik Steven Johnson

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

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    Cordell & Cordell, P.C.

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

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    Jackson Lewis P.C.

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

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    Paul Hastings LLP

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Palo Alto Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Palo Alto Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

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    Jachimowicz Law Group

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

  • The Salfen Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

  • Boscia Legal

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

  • Dechert LLP

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Palo Alto Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Palo Alto Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

  • VLP Law Group LLP

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Los Gatos Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Los Gatos Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

  • Stadlin Marinho LLP

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

  • Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Palo Alto Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Palo Alto Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

  • Haynes and Boone, LLP

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Palo Alto Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Palo Alto Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

  • Attorney At Law

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Santa Clara Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | Santa Clara Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

  • Law Offices of Chaves & DeLeon, P.A.

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

    Criminal Defense Lawyers | San Jose Office | Serving Sunnyvale, CA

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Are You Facing Criminal Charges?

If you are being investigated for or have been accused of a crime, now is the time to seek out the legal help you need. No matter the crime, a Sunnyvale criminal law attorney will be able to protect your legal rights.

Different Types of Criminal Charges

Criminal charges can range from minor infractions to misdemeanors and they can be as serious as felony or aggravated felony charges. No matter the charge, a person should be considered innocent until proven otherwise. Reading about criminal law and your rights can help you see the importance of a solid defense.

Each criminal charge carries with a potential punishment, which can include fines, probation and even jail time. The goal of a criminal defense lawyer will be to end up with the most favorable outcome possible for your particular situation.

What do criminal defense lawyers do?

A criminal defense lawyer will ensure that law enforcement respects your legal rights if they are investigating you or have arrested you. Your attorney will also conduct their own investigation to look for the best strategy to defend against your charges, including representing you at trial if necessary.

What makes a good criminal defense attorney?

A good criminal defense attorney knows the law and does not back down when police and prosecutors do not respect your rights or try to pressure you into taking a plea deal that is not in your best interest. You should also look for an attorney who has a long track record of success in cases like yours, including trial victories.

Should you accept a plea deal?

Police and prosecutors count on making defendants feel like they have no other option but to accept a plea deal, such as threatening to seek harsher punishment if you take your case to trial. You should only accept a plea deal after your attorney has taken a careful look at your case and the evidence for and against you. In some cases, a plea deal may be beneficial than taking your case to trial, but this is not a decision you should make on your own. It should be with someone who knows the law.

When should you ask for an attorney?

You should ask for an attorney as soon as you learn that you are under suspicion of committing a crime. If police are investigating you and “just want to ask you a couple of questions,” you should politely refuse and ask for a lawyer’s help. Also, if you are arrested, you should ask to contact a lawyer as soon as possible before answering any other questions. An attorney can speak to police and prosecutors on your behalf and make sure they respect your rights.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances – such as being charged with a crime – where you should always seek experienced legal help.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney’s experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

How much does it cost to hire an attorney?

In general, how much an attorney costs will often depend on these four factors: billing method and pricing structure, type of legal work performed, law firm prestige, and attorney experience. Depending on the legal issue you are facing, an attorney may bill you by the hour, settle on a flat fee, or enter into a contingency fee agreement. The type of legal work you need help with will also play a role in cost incurred.

Common legal terms explained

Affidavit – A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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