Criminal Defense Attorney

Call (415) 370-4059 to make an appointment.


I do criminal defense exclusively. I have practiced in this area of law for more than 17 years. I have tried cases in the state courts of Texas, New Mexico, and California.


  • 2016: Texas v. D. J. – Not Guilty – Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • 2015: New Mexico v. J. F. – 2 Counts Not Guilty – 1 Count Dismissed Before Trial – 1 Count Guilty  – Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor
  • 2015: New Mexico v. F. L. – Hung Jury – Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor

My clients can count on a thoroughly investigated and prepared case whether trial is inevitable or not. You will always get a client-centered, results-oriented approach to your case.

I have handled several thousand cases over the years, including the following offenses:

  • Assault, aggravated assault, battery
  • Sexual assault, rape, statutory rape, criminal sexual contact of a child
  • Theft, shoplifting, white collar offenses
  • DWI, DUI, public intoxication, disorderly conduct
  • Domestic violence, assault on family members, child abuse, endangering a child, negligent injury to a child
  • Murder, manslaughter
  • Kidnapping, false imprisonment, pimping
  • Possession of cocaine, heroin, marijuana, prescription drugs without a prescription (in every imaginable quantity)
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Representation of witnesses to criminal offenses
  • Representation of alleged victims of criminal offenses
  • And of course, many other offenses more obscure than these

Criminal offenses can have different names in different states. Therefore, if you don’t see the one you are accused of, I have still probably handled it at some point. Just ask.


  • I obtained over 70 dismissals for my clients in the two years I was a Deputy Public Defender in El Paso County, Texas.
  • I obtained a similar rate of nolle prosequis as an Assistant Public Defender in Doña Ana County, New Mexico. 

Finally, the only way you can know if a lawyer will work well with you is to speak to him or her before you sign the contract. I encourage you to come in and talk about your case and expectations. There is never any cost to do so.