- Criminal Defense
If you are suspected of a crime, never talk to any law enforcement officer until after you have retained an experienced criminal defense attorney. Our offices are conveniently located on Geary Boulevard near the Presidio in San Francisco, CA.
The San Francisco criminal defense attorneys at Ticket Crushers fight felony and misdemeanor cases in the Hall of Justice Building located at 850 Bryant Street. We provide a full-service approach at each stage of the case, including arraignments, preliminary hearings, motion hearings, probation violation hearings, and trials.
We also represent clients in criminal cases heard at the Civic Center Courthouse, located at 400 McAllister Street, and the Community Justice Center, 575 Polk Street in San Francisco, CA.
Lawyers for Criminal Defense in San Francisco, CA
If you were arrested for any criminal offense in the San Francisco Bay Area, then contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys at Ticket Crushers. We are familiar with the tactics used by officers with the San Francisco Police Department, the California Highway Patrol, the California State Police and other local law enforcement agencies in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
The attorneys at Ticket Crushers fight criminal cases in the City of San Francisco and throughout the entire San Francisco Bay Area. Our attorneys are active in the legal community and members of the California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA), the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ), and San Francisco's Criminal Trial Lawyers Association of Northern California. We work hard to stay current on any changes in the law that impact the defense of a felony or misdemeanor offenses or traffic infractions.
Our attorneys represent clients throughout the City of San Francisco and the surrounding areas, including Alameda County, Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, and Contra Costa County, CA. Call 1 (866) 842-5384 today to discuss your case during a free and confidential consultation with our attorneys.
Representing Professionals Charged with a Crime
The stakes are higher for professionals who are under investigation for a crime or who were arrested for a misdemeanor or felony. The attorneys at Ticket Crushers are experienced in representing people engaged in professional careers, including:
- physicians, nurses and other health care professionals
- attorneys and students in law school
- teachers and certified educators
- members of the military
- law enforcement officers at the local, state and national level
Many people who hold professional licenses must also address any action initiated by the board or commission that issued the professional license after being accused of a crime. Licensure issues can impact a person's ability to practice in his or her chosen profession even if the person is never convicted of any criminal offense.
At Ticket Crushers we understand that the stakes are higher for professionals charged with any misdemeanor, felony or DUI charge. We help those clients address both the direct and collateral consequences of the criminal accusation.
High school, college, and grad students can also face a disciplinary action after an arrest. Additionally, individuals with a security clearance or concealed weapons permit can face collateral consequences.
The Difference Between Felonies and Misdemeanors
Under California law, a felony case is a criminal action in which the defendant is charged with a felony violation. Misdemeanor or infraction violations may be included with that action if they arose from the same incident as the felony accusation.
A misdemeanor case is a criminal action in which the defendant is charged with a misdemeanor and it may include an infraction charge. It does not include any felony violations, which are more serious. Misdemeanors include serious traffic violations, such as driving under the influence or reckless driving, which imposes possible jail time and expensive fines.
The Most Common Criminal Charges in California
The attorneys at Ticket Crushers represent clients on a wide range of felony and misdemeanor offenses prosecuted in state court, including:
- Motor Vehicle Offenses
- Drug Crimes
- Marijuana Crimes
- Domestic Violence Crimes
- Weapon and Firearm Offenses
- Violent Crimes
- Sexual Offenses
- Theft Crimes
- Property Crimes
The attorneys at Ticket Crushers are experienced fighting a wide range of criminal offenses prosecuted under California's Penal Code.
San Francisco's Criminal Trial Lawyers Association of Northern California — Find out more about this trusted non-profit organization that supports Bay Area criminal defense attorneys. CRLA/NC provides educational seminars and networking opportunities at several events throughout the year. For more than 50 years, the organization has given attorneys in San Francisco a more unified voice as they fight to protect the rights of the accused.
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ) — Since 1973, CACJ has grown to more than 2,000 members, including public defenders and private attorneys who fight to protect the rights of the accused. This statewide organization is a strong advocate for justice in the California Legislature, with the courts, and in the media. Each year, the organization hosts several continuing education seminars and networking events for criminal defense attorneys in San Francisco and throughout the State of California.
California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA) — Founded in 1989, CDLA is the oldest organization for DUI attorneys in the country. CDLA provides support through education and shared resources for drunk driving defense attorneys in California. The organization provides attorneys with a more unified voice before the California Legislature as it fights to protect the rights of those accused of DUI in California.
Finding a San Francisco Criminal Defense Attorney
What do criminal defense attorneys do? We zealously represent our clients at each stage of the case so that they can obtain the best possible result in their case. If you were charged with a criminal offense, then contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Ticket Crushers to discuss your case.
Whether you were arrested by an officer with the San Francisco Police Department, the California State Police, the California Highway Patrol, the San Francisco Community College Police Department, the San Francisco State University Police Department, or the University of California Police Department, give us a call to discuss your case.
For felony, misdemeanor and DUI cases in San Francisco, our attorneys provide a focused and aggressive defense. Let us put our experience to work for you today. Call us today at 1 (866) 842-5384.
This article was last updated on Friday, February 17, 2017.