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    San Francisco Criminal Defense Attorney

    If you have been caught in the criminal justice system in San Francisco, the first, most critical action is to retain a defense attorney that has a reputation for success. If you are under investigation or have been arrested and charged with a crime, it is imperative that you engage legal counsel from an experienced San Francisco criminal defense attorney from Okabe & Haushalter. Our legal team has achieved favorable case results under the most difficult of circumstances, and has gained a reputation as a top criminal defense law firm.

    It is a well – established fact that the quality of your defense attorney will greatly impact the final outcome of your case. Your attorney can make the difference between freedom and penalties. Our firm is a premier criminal defense law firm with a history of successful verdicts. They also serve as nationally recognized legal analysts for both CNN and Headline News. Listed as Super Lawyers, the legal team of Ryan T. Okabe and Mark J. Haushalter, our founding attorneys, are often called upon for analysis of high profile cases including the Michael Jackson death case. They are highly respected and esteemed by peers and clients a like and they are seen as leaders in the realm of criminal law. Their accomplishments at trial and remarkable case results at trial have resulted in a reputation for excellence throughout the nation.

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    When you’ve been arrested, you need more than average in your corner. At Okabe & Haushalter, we’ve been honored nationwide, including being named as Newsweek Leading Criminal Defence Attorneys in 2012.

    Types of Criminal Charges We Handle

    We are available to defend a wide range of criminal charges in the San Francisco area, including but not limited to criminal defense counsel for charges involving arson, as well as providing the skills and experience necessary for criminal appeals. Our attorneys represent individuals facing felony charges of assault & battery and domestic violence, drug possession, drunk in public, and DUI defense. This includes scheduling and representing clients at DMV hearings and in cases of felony DUI. Our firm represented a 29- year-old client charged with felony domestic battery with great bodily injury against his girlfriend. If he was convicted he would have faced six years in a federal prison, but after only 45 minutes of deliberation he was acquitted by the jury. In regards to drug crimes, our attorneys defended a 21-year-old music student facing felony possession charges of Methamphetamine. Our firm was able to prove that the search conducted by police officials that led to the findings of these drugs was unconstitutional, therefore the evidence was not admissible and the client was dismissed on all charges.

    We are also extremely familiar with defending complex financial or white collar crimes including, embezzlement, extortion, forgery, and fraud crimes. Many fraud crimes are considered a federal offense and should be taken very seriously. Our firm has a history of successful verdicts and settlements that we have accomplished for our clients and we are ready to do the same for you! Our experience and promising track record can give you confidence and peace of mind that you have the best possible legal representation in criminal accusations involving all sex crimes. That includes child pornography, child molestation, cases with evidence from chat rooms, indecent exposure, lewd conduct, prostitution, sexual assault/rape. We had a previous case where our client was being investigated by the FBI for possession of child pornography, there were warrants issued and a confession on file. After thorough negotiation and vigorous defense on our part, the client was dismissed with only misdemeanor charges. He served no jail time and was waived from inclusion on the sex offender registration.

    Understanding A Sex Crime Charge

    At Okabe & Haushalter, our legal professionals are dedicated to fighting even the most challenging sex offenses. If you’ve been accused or arrested, you need immediate help.

    Our San Francisco criminal defense lawyers are also well – versed in claims of insider trading, tax evasion and public corruption or RICO cases. We will provide vigorous defense and protect your rights against the IRS. The firm is proud to offer aggressive legal counsel in criminal cases involving everything from petty theft, shoplifting, to grand theft. If you are facing accusations of a hate crime you should contact our attorneys today and fight to clear your name. We also defend young people in all types of juvenile cases from misdemeanor through to serious felony charges. Lastly, we are recognized for our successful case results in even the most dangerous of criminal charges, manslaughter or murder/homicide and weapon charges, whether the charges have been filed in state or federal court.

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    Tried & True Criminal Defense

    If you are facing criminal charges of any kind, it is essential that you get a defense attorney involved as soon as possible. Sometimes if you take immediate illegal action, your attorney can then go and negotiate with the district attorney and come to a settlement or verdict without ever stepping foot in court. The court record involves many cases that were dismissed through our creative and intelligent defense work early in the case. Your choice in legal counsel is also of great importance. If you are assigned a public defender you will not be able to select one yourself. Your attorney could make or break your case and be the only person standing between you and jail time. A good criminal defense attorney however, has the knowledge, skill set and legal resources to possibly have our charges reduced or dismissed entirely.

    In our San Francisco office, managing attorney Ryan J. King has dedicated his legal career to defending clients facing criminal charges. Committed to justice and the rights of the criminally accused, his background as a former prosecutor for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office gives him the insight you need when creating a strategy to defend a case. There is no substitute for real life, hands on trial experience, and Mr. King and the criminal defense attorneys at Okabe & Haushalter provide clients with outstanding legal representation in all types of criminal charges. We urge you to contact our firm as early in your case as possible. Our early involvement can be productive with regard to getting charges dismissed, and the evidence against you should be evaluated and the best defense strategy identified as soon as possible. So contact a San Francisco criminal defense lawyer from our legal team without delay!

    We proudly serve the residents of Alameda CountyContra Costa CountyMarin CountyNapa CountySanta Clara CountySolano County and Sonoma County.