OAKLAND Criminal Defense Attorneys

If you’ve been accused of a misdemeanor or a serious felony – whether in Alameda or Contra Costa county – an Oakland criminal defense attorney can help. At Summit Defense, our goal is always the complete dismissal of all charges. If this isn’t possible, we often negotiate solutions for our clients that allow them to avoid jail and sometimes even prosecution.

DUI & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAWYERS

IN OAKLAND, CA

ACCUSED OF A CRIMINAL OFFENSE IN ALAMEDA OR CONTRA COSTA?

CONTACT AN OAKLAND CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY.

Summit Defense Criminal Attorneys is comprised of several ex-prosecutors and defense attorneys, each known for tenacious, result oriented representation of our clients. We devote ourselves solely to the complex craft of criminal defense. Our lawyers are regularly featured on Bay Area news coverage as legal experts and commentators. Our success and industry recognition is due, in large part, to our ability to rely on each other’s strengths and prior experience. With 10 Attorneys as resources, we are rarely forced to re-invent the wheel.

We are Oakland’s premier Criminal Defense law Firm. We handle all misdemeanor, felony and juvenile cases arising in the East Bay including Oakland, Hayward, Pleasanton, Berkeley, Fremont and Livermore. Our team of lawyers is experienced, aggressive and enjoys the contacts of the most experienced criminal law firm in Oakland.

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OAKLAND OFFICE

Summit Defense

1970 Broadway, #1145
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510)277-8356 Driving directions

SUCCESSFUL CRIMINAL CASES WE’VE HANDLED IN OAKLAND & ALAMEDA

Client:

Bryan V.


Location:

Oakland


Charge:

Burglary with one prior strike


Cases Details:

Client was arrested while in custody for a burglary conviction. The second burglary predated the plea entered with Public Defender.oceed to trial.


Results:

Second Burglary charge reduced to non-strike and time ran concurrent with resolved case.


Client:

Brian H.


Location:

Alameda


Charge:

Possession on child porn, annoying or molesting a child


Cases Details:

Client was caught by party goers zooming his video camera on minor sitting at party.

After preliminary examination, we argued that the materials were, in fact, not child pornography according to statute and case law. The court disagreed and denied motion to dismiss. We filed a penal code 995 motion to review of court’s earlier decision. In a complete reversal of stance, the district attorney submitted that while the images focuses on minor’s crotch area, they did not co statute child porn.


Results:

Case Dismissed


Client:

Darian H.


Location:

Alameda


Charge:

Robbery


Cases Details:

Client and peers committed a total of seven robberies including a bank in a period of three weeks.  Client was caught on camera in several of the robberies and codefendant was presumed to testify against our client.


Results:

After detailed mitigation packet submitted, client entered a plea to non-strike felony with credit for time served.


Client:

Armando V.


Location:

Oakland


Charge:

Possession with intent to sell


Cases Details:

Client was charged with possession with intent to sell after an undercover sting. Previous attorney advised client to accept a six month plea deal, which client refused. After several interview, client decided to proceed to trial.


Results:

At one of the most hilarious trials in our history, eleven jurors submitted a not guilty verdict. The District Attorney attempted to refile the case, but the court dismissed in light of overwhelming juror opinion.


OAKLAND CRIMINAL COURT INFORMATION

Rene C. Davidson Courthouse
1225 Fallon St, Oakland
CASES HANDLED
General: Felony cases only.

PHONE:
(510)891-6000

Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse
661 Washington St, Oakland
CASES HANDLED
Traffic Court

PHONE:
(510)627-4700

To find out which court you are in, please see the Daily Calendar posted at Room 101 at the Hall of Justice Building, or you can contact the clerk’s office on (415) 551-0322. However, if you have retained an attorney, they will find out which court your case is in and let you know where you need to go – and if you need to attend court at all.

Client Reviews for Summit Defense

by Katrina on Summit Defense
Location: Washington DC
Charge: Driving on suspended/probation violations

Rabin took my call at 8 am his time while he was driving to court (I called from across the country) and within hours he was in the court hearing and got my brother-in-law released from jail without bail! The case is just starting but already I know he’s in great hands. The fee quoted was completely reasonable and fair and the office was super about getting the paperwork done ASAP so Rabin could be there to represent my brother-in-law. The family thanks you!

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From the Blog

JAILS IN OAKLAND

There are several county jails in San Francisco, as well as one located in San Bruno (although still within the jurisdiction of San Francisco county). They are run by the Sheriff’s Department.

Glenn Dyer Jail

This is is the closest jail to Oakland and houses exclusively male inmates.

Santa Rita Jail

Most inmates in Alameda County, including Oakland, are taken to this jail located at 5325 Broder Blvd., Dublin.

HOW DO I VISIT SOMEONE IN JAIL IN OAKLAND?

Both the GDJ and the Santa Rita Jail are under the control of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. To find out which jail someone is being held at, you can search for inmate information online here, or call the GDJ on (510) 268-7777.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO OUR LAW OFFICE IN OAKLAND, CA

From North
(Berkeley)

Get on Martin Luther King Jr Way going South, passing through South Berkeley and Bushrod. Following signs for Downtown Oakland, merge onto CA-24 W. If you’ve passed Grove Shafter Park and Hoover Elementary School, you’re on the right path. Take the 27th St exit towards Grand Ave. and continue onto Northgate Ave. Take a left onto 23rd St, and then a right onto Telegraph Ave. If you pass Drake’s Dealership, you’ve gone too far. Follow Telegraph Ave for four blocks and then turn left onto 20th St. Our office will be on the right side of the street, kitty-corner to the Paramount Theatre.

From East
(Montclair)

Drive South-West onto Park Blvd. After passing through Crocker Highlands, merge onto I-580 W towards Berkely/San Francisco. Continue on I-580 W after passing the Grand Lake Theatre and Lake Merritt on your left. Take exit 19D to merge onto I-980. Take the 27th St exit and follow Northgate Ave until you reach 23rd St, at which point you’ll take a left. Once you reach Telegraph Ave., with the Telegraph restaurant on your left, take a right. Once you reach the Great Western Power Company on 20th St, take a left onto 20th. Drive one block and our office will be on your right, next to Donut Savant.

From South
(Alameda)

Get on Lincoln Ave going West. Take a right onto Constitution Way. Continue North, merging onto Webster St, and then Posey Tube, passing Marina Village Shopping Center, In-N-Out Burger, Jack London Square, and Chinatown. Posey Tube will turn into Harrison St, follow this for .7 miles until 19th St. Take a left, passing 19th Street Station and Sweet Belly Desserts on your left. Once you reach Broadway, take a right. Our office will be on your right at the end of the block.

From West
(San Francisco)

Get onto I-80 E, crossing over the water into Oakland. Once you see McLaughlin Eastshore State Park on your left, merge from I-80 to I-580 for 1 mile. Take exit 19C toward CA-24/Hayward/Stockton. After .6 miles, take the 27th St. exit, you might see Durant Mini Park on your right as you exit. Now on Northgate Ave, continue for .2 miles. Take a left onto 23rd St, before you reach Blum Oak. After one block, take a right onto Telegraph Ave., passing Oakland Valero Gas on your left. Continue until you reach 20th St., take a left, and our office will be on your right after one block.

federal court locations

Phillip Burton Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
ADDRESS
450 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

+1 415-522-2000

United States District Court
ADDRESS
1301 Clay St #400S, Oakland, CA 94612, USA

+1 510-637-3530

San Francisco Federal Building
ADDRESS
The San Francisco Federal Building is an 18-story, 71.3 m …

+1 800-333-4636

Superior Court of California
ADDRESS
375 Woodside Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127, USA

+1 415-682-5100