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San Mateo County Criminal Defense Lawyer Protects Vital Rights

Assertive South San Francisco advocate handles all types of alleged offenses

Whether you are charged with a simple misdemeanor or a serious felony, a criminal charge can have lifelong consequences. In criminal cases, the authorities often rely on intimidation to persuade defendants to surrender their rights. In times like these, you need an experienced advocate to protect you and give you a clear understanding of the relevant legal issues. At the Law Offices of K.J. Petsas, PC in South San Francisco, we are relentless in the pursuit of justice. Attorney K.J. Petsas worked as a prosecutor and can find flaws and weaknesses that occur throughout the law enforcement process. We will press to obtain the best possible result in your matter, whether that is an acquittal, dismissal or fair plea agreement.

Skillful litigator represents clients in misdemeanors and felony cases

Often those charged with a crime confess to crimes they didn’t commit and make poor decisions that affect their lives and their liberties.  With more than 40 years of legal experience, attorney K.J. Petsas delivers strong guidance in all types of cases, including those alleging:

  • Assault — Arresting officers often lack key information relating to a physical confrontation. Our thorough approach to criminal defense will ensure that the authorities hear what actually occurred.
  • Burglary and theft — If you’ve been accused of a crime involving breaking and entering, theft or some other property offense, we work diligently to ensure that your rights are respected.
  • Homicide — Allegations involving the loss of life demand representation from someone with a proven record of success. Attorney K.J. Petsas knows how both sides handle these cases and can develop an effective strategy on your behalf.
  • Juvenile offenses — In nearly every case, the best solution to a juvenile offense includes support for the young person being charged. We understand the options that are available and press for an appropriate outcome.

Obtaining prompt legal support is crucial if you have been accused of a crime. We offer a free initial consultation so you can receive effective counsel immediately after your arrest and prepare for your arraignment.

Dedicated advocate advises motorists accused of driving under the influence

In California, you can be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs if your blood alcohol content is .08 percent or higher or you show evidence of illegal drug use. However, an arrest or a breathalyzer test that exceeds the standard is not the end of the story. Our firm fiercely defends drivers who have been victimized by improper stops, arrests that lack probable cause, and tainted tests. Whether you are facing a standard DUI misdemeanor or a felony charge arising from an injury-causing accident, we will give you the zealous defense that you are entitled to.

Knowledgeable firm assists individuals facing drug crime allegations

Allegations relating to controlled substances can be confusing to defendants. Depending on the specific substance and alleged misconduct, the result can be a minor fine or extended incarceration. Whether you are being accused of drug possession, sale or manufacture, our firm challenges evidence that is brought against you and roots out improper tactics that law enforcement sometimes employs.

Contact a determined California criminal defense attorney for a free initial consultation

The Law Offices of K.J. Petsas, PC defends Bay Area clients on a range of criminal charges. Please call 650-540-1170 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our office in South San Francisco.

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  • South San Francisco Office
    1475 Huntington Avenue
    Suite 205
    South San Francisco, California 94080
    Phone: 650-624-8181
    Fax: 650-737-7964
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