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    220 South California Avenue
    Suite 246
    Palo Alto, California 94306

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Accomplished Northern California Criminal Defense Attorney Provides Vigorous Representation

Committed Palo Alto lawyer defends Bay Area residents on a range of allegations

There's no substitute for experience when defending clients against criminal charges. From my office in Palo Alto, I've defended Bay Area residents facing a range of criminal charges for 40 years. When you seek the help of Edwin E. Samuels, Attorney At Law, you can count on being represented by a criminal defense attorney who is committed to upholding your rights and challenging the prosecution’s case on your behalf. Whether you are accused of a homicide, theft or DUI, you deserve a vigorous defense dedicated to pursuing the best possible outcome, whether that’s an acquittal, dismissal or favorable plea agreement.

Determined DUI/DWI lawyer works to minimize the penalties you face

In California, if you’re arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you face two legal hurdles: criminal charges in court that could result in fines and jail time, and an administrative hearing before the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to determine what will happen to your driver's license, which is suspended once you’re arrested. I have both the experience and background to represent you in court and at your hearing, which you must request within 10 days of your arrest. In your criminal case, I may be able to challenge the legality of the stop and other police procedures as well as the results of blood and breath tests, which can be flawed. I also represent drivers with prior DUI convictions facing enhanced penalties as well as those who may be charged with felonies for DUIs involving accident injuries or death.

Experienced criminal defense attorney handles serious felony charges

If you or someone you love has been charged with fraud, sexual assault or even homicide, I understand the stress, fear and anger you're feeling. Being charged with a felony can be life-changing, but with skilled counsel, you can assert your rights and protect yourself against the most harmful consequences of conviction. With more than four decades of experience, I have the confidence and ability to aggressively defend Californians facing a range of felony allegations, including murder, theft, assault, drug, and white collar crimes. My reputation for obtaining favorable results for clients in Bay Area courts works to your advantage, no matter how serious the charge.  

Capable advocate defends clients accused of domestic violence

If you’re charged with threatening or harming a spouse, cohabitant, fellow parent or person you’ve dated in California, you face domestic violence charges that can affect your freedom, reputation and relationships. Depending on the circumstances, domestic violence can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, but in either case, it's critical that you have an attorney who can provide a strong defense. Penalties for conviction can include mandatory minimum jail time, three years of probation, a restraining order that prevents you from having any contact with your children, a 10-year prohibition on owning firearms and a one-year period of court-ordered treatment and education. I will thoroughly investigate the facts in your case to present a defense that limits the penalties you face.

Contact a skillful California criminal defense lawyer for a free initial consultation

Edwin E. Samuels, Attorney At Law, in Palo Alto, represents Bay Area residents facing criminal charges, from felony allegations to misdemeanor DUI. I will put four decades of experience to work on your behalf. To schedule a free initial consultation, call me at 650-781-6530 or contact me online