Criminal law is a complex blend of state and federal statutes.
Each state defines its own set of laws and punishments for state crimes.
Due to the complexity of the criminal justice process, the average person is often unable to understand the full breadth of the law or how to navigate the system on their own.
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A qualified criminal defense attorney provides legal advice and representation for those charged with crimes, whether a misdemeanor or a felony.
Depending upon the case, punishments can range from a mere fine or community service to long term prison terms, or even the death penalty.
It’s important to make informed decisions and avoid costly mistakes.
Super Lawyers offers a free, comprehensive directory of accredited attorneys who’ve attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in the area of criminal defense.
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Through the Super Lawyers directory, we index attorneys who practice quality and excellence in their work. It is easy to browse criminal defense attorney listings in your immediate area, search for a specific individual referred by a friend, or start narrowing your search by practice area.
When you find attorneys who interest you, spend time and explore their profiles. There you will find the criminal defense attorney's contact, education, and biographical information to supplement your research. Where possible, our profiles will also include links to the criminal defense lawyer's personal biography, firm website, and other relevant information to consider.
Are you ready to take action? The contact form on an attorney’s profile makes it easy to connect with a lawyer serving San Mateo, California, and seek legal advice.
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