OAKLAND CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

If you’ve been accused of a misdemeanor or a serious felony – whether in Alameda or Contra Costa county – 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.


OAKLAND OFFICE

 

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Summit Defense
Phone: 510-877-8356

1970 Broadway, #1145
Oakland, CA 94612

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WE CAN HELP YOU WITH:

A criminal lawyer can convince the District Attorney not to charge the case or resolve cases through civil compromise.

Our criminal lawyers want you home because fighting your case out of jail is a huge advantage.

Our criminal lawyers are battle-tested, aggressive, and rely on each other while fighting for you.

Our criminal attorneys are former district attorneys and police officers who understand the system works to get you the best results possible.

Our team can leverage the vast expertise of our team to help you keep your job, license, etc.

Our team includes an expert Immigration attorney to help you avoid deportation proceedings.

A criminal lawyer can convince the District Attorney not to charge the case or resolve cases through civil compromise.

Our criminal lawyers want you home because fighting your case out of jail is a huge advantage.

Our team can leverage the vast expertise of our team to help you keep your job, license, etc.

Our criminal lawyers are battle-tested, aggressive, and rely on each other while fighting for you.

Our criminal attorneys are former district attorneys and police officers who understand the system works to get you the best results possible.

Our team includes an expert Immigration attorney to help you avoid deportation proceedings.

ACCUSED OF A CRIMINAL OFFENSE IN ALAMEDA OR CONTRA COSTA?

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.

Common crimes we handle for our clients:

Reviews from Clients in Oakland, CA

Client: Nirvesh R
Attorneys: Jim Riley / Ryan Mchugh
Crime: Domestic Violence
Review: “Best criminal lawyers in Oakland. My case went to trial and I cant imagine where I would be without their help. Jim Riley is a genius and was always clearly the most knoweldgeble person in court. Obviosly I am very happy with the result.”

Successful Cases Handled in Oakland & Alameda

Client: Bryan V.
Location: Oakland
Attorneys: Steve Davidson and Collin Moore
Charge(s): Burglary with one prior strike
Client was arrested while in custody for a burglary conviction. The second burglary predated the plea entered with Public Defender.

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

Client: Armando V.
Location: Oakland
Attorneys: Richard Weese, Jim Riley, Steve Davidson
Charge(s): Possession with intent to sell
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.

Result – 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.

Courts in Oakland That Handle Criminal Cases

There are two courthouses where criminal cases are dealt with in Oakland, both in the Downtown area:

  • Glenn Dyer Jail (GDJ) – 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.

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.