Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyers in San Jose & Palo Alto, CA

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


At Cahners & Samuels, we are dedicated solely to criminal defense. From our offices in San Jose and Palo Alto, we boast an AV Peer Review Rated former prosecutor who is a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law. John Cahners, the firm's criminal defense attorney, has more than 30 years of experience defending every kind of criminal case from domestic violence to murder. He has also been recognized by the editors of San Francisco Magazine and Super Lawyers Magazine as a Super Lawyer in their 2006 through 2010 editions. This means that they rate him in the top five percent of all attorneys in Northern California.

Edwin Samuels is the firm's DUI attorney and is one of California's foremost experts in handling driving under the influence cases. With 20 years of legal experience, he has spent ten years focused on defending both misdemeanor and felony DUI cases.

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

We are 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. We devote a substantial proportion of our practice to the defense of these cases.

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

Our DUI 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. Edwin Samuels has the specialized experience required to successfully handle these cases.

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Property, White Collar and Violent Crime Defense

As a firm, we have more than 40 years of combined experience successfully defending clients against all types of criminal charges, including major (felony) and minor (misdemeanor) offenses.

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Jury Trial Experience

Our criminal defense lawyers 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. Our 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 our clients by allowing us to negotiate settlements for them more effectively.

Our San Jose criminal lawyers 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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