Criminal Defense Law Firm in San Jose & Palo Alto

San Jose criminal law firm serving Cupertino, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Los Gatos, Mountain View, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Saratoga & Sunnyvale


At Cahners & Samuels, we are experts in defending clients against all types of criminal charges. In 20 years, we have defended clients accused of every type of offense, from minor misdemeanors to major felonies, including all of the following:

We are also able to help clients with Bail Hearings, Appeals and Record Clearances.

Most criminal cases do not go to trial, but are settled out of court. There are many reasons why clients decide to settle. Considerations that go into these decisions include the following:

  • The facts in the case
  • The surrounding circumstances of each situation
  • The surrounding circumstances of the person or people involved
  • The wishes of the client

Settlement can involve all aspects of a case, from a pre-trial dismissal of all charges to negotiating the charges or consequences themselves (so that lesser or other more minor charges or consequences may be applied). For drug cases, alternatives to criminal consequences may exist, such as drug diversion programs, court ordered treatment programs, or private treatment programs. Because settlement requires both sides to agree, it is not always possible.

Clients who do not settle have the right to a 12-member jury trial at which the prosecution must prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. At Cahners & Samuels, our criminal law firm has in-depth jury trial experience to protect our clients’ rights and best interests throughout the process.

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

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