Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyer in Palo Alto, CA

Palo Alto criminal defense lawyer serving Palo Alto, San Jose, Redwood City Cupertino, Los Gatos, Mountain View, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Saratoga and Sunnyvale.


At Edwin E. Samuels, Attorney at Law, I am dedicated solely to criminal defense. With an office in  Palo Alto, I  am known as one of California's foremost defense attorneys in handling driving under the influence cases. With more than 30 years of legal experience, I have spent ten years focused on defending both misdemeanor and felony DUI cases.

My wide-ranging experience includes defending clients against all types of criminal charges, including all of the following:

I am also able to assist clients with other areas including:

Domestic Violence Defense

Domestic violence defense demands hands-on experience in dealing with rapidly changing methods of prosecution and defense. I devote a substantial proportion of my practice to the defense of these cases.

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DUI Defense with Expertise in Out-of-State Driver Issues

My DUI defense experience is current, not only for assisting those charged with DUI in the criminal courts, but also for assisting the same people with their resulting driver's license problems. Out-of-state driver's license holders can have particular problems that need an experienced legal practitioner. I have the specialized experience required to successfully handle these cases.

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Property, White Collar and Violent Crime Defense

At my firm, I have extensive experience successfully defending clients against all types of criminal charges, including major (felony) and minor (misdemeanor) offenses.

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Jury Trial Experience

As an experienced criminal defense lawyer, I also have a substantial background in jury trial presentations, having successfully tried all types of cases from minor misdemeanors through death penalty homicide.

Negotiated Settlements

Many cases can be settled without going to trial. My familiarity with Palo Alto, Redwood City, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Mountain View, Saratoga, San Jose, and the Bay Area counties of San Mateo and Santa Clara has worked to the great benefit of clients by allowing me to negotiate settlements for them more effectively.

As a Palo Alto criminal defense lawyer, I serve all of Northern California and the Bay Area with particular emphasis in criminal defense for Palo Alto, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Mountain View, Redwood City, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, and Alameda County.

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