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Oakland Criminal Lawyers

We are Expert Oakland Criminal Defense Lawyers Here to Serve You! 

Among our ranks are former prosecutors and police officers.  Spodek Law Group’s legal team has a fierce advantage negotiating and litigating charge reductions and dismissals for our clients. You will find that we defend against all criminal charges.  Common offenses that we defend include:

  • Assault and battery charges (PC 242)
  • Domestic violence offenses
  • Drug crimes, including possession charges (HS 11350)
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Lewd conduct criminal charges
  • Probation violations cases
  • Embezzlement chrages (PC 503)
  • Fraud, including credit card fraud and other types
  • Sex offenses
  • Thefts
  • Violent crimes
  • Hit and run charges (VC 20002)
  • Juvenile offenses
  • White collar offenses

The Oakland criminal defense attorneys at Spodek Law Group take felony, misdemeanor, and infraction cases for clients throughout Alameda County and the Bay Area in pursuit of the best possible results. 

Additional legal services we handle for our clients include bail reduction hearings, getting criminal records expunged, and firearm rights restored. On top of that, our DUI attorneys represent clients in both criminal court and at the DMV hearing to help them to save their driver’s licenses.

Among the surrounding areas in which we serve our clients include Alameda, Newark, Piedmont, Pleasanton, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Livermore, San Leandro, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Union City, and other areas.

Information about the Oakland Jail

Individuals who are arrested by the Oakland Police Department are usually booked at the Santa Rita Jail, which is at:

5325 Broder Blvd.

Dublin, CA 94568

(925) 551-6500

You can click here to search for inmate information .

The Oakland Circuit Courts System

The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office prosecutes criminal cases throughout Oakland County. All criminal matters are heard in one of these two courts:

Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse

661 Washington Street

Oakland, California 94607

(510) 627-4700

or

René C. Davidson Courthouse

1225 Fallon Street

Oakland, California 94612

510-891-6000

You can click here to search for the case information you need.

The Oakland Criminal Court Process

In the aftermath of an arrest, you are probably wondering what the series of events are that you or your loved one is supposed to go through.  First, after a person is arrested and booked, they are most likely to be given the option to bail out of holding.  Some individuals might even be released on their own recognizance (abbreviated OR) without paying any money.  On the other hand, defendants that are considered high-risk, such as murder suspects, are typically kept in holding pending the outcome of their criminal case.

Any defendant that is released, either on bail or OR, are obligated to show up to all of their court appearances.  For some, the defendant’s attorney may appear on their behalf, and that is sufficient to meet the conditions of the release.  The court issues a bench warrant for defendants who don’t show up.  This makes them vulnerable to being arrested at any point in time.

For a defendant to get their bench warrant recalled, they would have to request a court hearing for this purpose and appear personally.   Again, the judge may be satisfied if the private attorney appears instead.  Even then, the judge is at liberty to decide whether the defendant will be allowed to remain out-of-custody for the rest of the case.

A public defender is assigned to any criminal defendant who cannot afford to hire a private lawyer.

After the arraignment, where the defendant is formally presented with his or her charges, the pretrial phase of the case begins.  The lion’s share of cases never reach the trial stage at all. Both the defense attorney and prosecutor can agree to a plea agreement.  In such agreements, the charges are usually reduced or dismissed in exchange for a guilty plea.

A preliminary hearing prior to trial is a right afforded to defendants facing felony offense charges. In this hearing, the prosecution reveals all of its evidence, and the judge determines whether the state has enough proof to move forward with prosecuting the case. The state usually wins the preliminary hearing, since the burden of proof is low. Nevertheless, they are a rich opportunity for the defense to get an early look at the state’s prosecution strategy in action. 

Defendants who are indicted by grand jury are not eligible for preliminary hearings.

If the defendant is ultimately convicted, the next step is sentencing. In some cases, defendants may be able to avoid incarceration if they get are offered probation instead.   In such scenarios, they would be required to follow all the terms of probation or risk being remanded to jail.

Reach out today to the Oakland criminal defense lawyers at Spodek Law Group for legal advice. We offer free consultations on your criminal case.

If you have been accused of a crime, our Oakland criminal defense lawyers have a wealth of experience, come out of the best law schools in the land, and have complied an impressive track record helping clients get through the criminal justice system successfully.

We serve Oakland, and we also create attorney-client relationships throughout southern, central, and northern California, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Richmond, San Jose, the East Bay, Contra Costa County, Walnut Creek, and more. Spodek Law Group’s trial lawyers’ practice areas also includes personal injury in addition to criminal law and DUI defense.

Give us a call by phone or fill send us a message for your free case evaluation.  We look forward to serving you! 


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"Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them..."

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