Offering Experienced, Sophisticated and Aggressive Representation
If you have been charged with a crime, you need an experienced attorney with both in-depth knowledge and real-life experience. San Mateo criminal defense lawyer Charles B. Smith has practiced law in California for more than 25 years with an exclusive focus on criminal cases.
Mr. Smith has a unique perspective among criminal defense attorneys as both a former police officer and a former prosecutor. His understanding of police procedure and the inner workings of the District Attorney's office gives him a tremendous advantage in defending clients.
Credibility That Could Make All the Difference in Your Case
When standing before a judge, the assistance of a well-respected, credible and experienced attorney could well mean the difference between leniency and the harshest possible legal consequences. Mr. Smith is well-known for his honesty, effectiveness, preparation and candor.
While we can make no guarantees of a particular result in your case, our firm has been successful in the past at convincing judges and juries about our clients' intentions and their innocence. At our office, you will find an incomparable union of the following qualities:
- Legal excellence and experience: Mr. Smith's background and experience set him apart. Before opening his own criminal defense law firm, Mr. Smith served as a police officer for seven years and a prosecutor for 12 years. He has also taught police officers for decades and regularly teaches legal courses to students at The College of San Mateo.
- Compassion: We understand that criminal defendants and their families are dealing with fear, embarrassment and stress. We are here to help you navigate the criminal justice system with personalized service and honest, competent and sound advice. We do not judge or talk down to our clients; we offer them skilled and discreet legal assistance.
- Integrity: Our firm places the highest priority on providing honest, realistic and workable solutions to our clients' legal issues. We accept only those cases where we believe that we can be most effective in providing unparalleled service and results. This selectivity allows us to give each of our clients the personalized service he or she deserves.
- Client-focused representation: If your best defense is to try your case in court, we will aggressively defend you in that venue. If we believe it is in your best interests to mitigate the penalties you face through a plea bargain, we will honestly tell you that. Whatever defense is ultimately chosen, we will aggressively present that defense on your behalf.
Contact a San Francisco DUI Defense Attorney and Criminal Defense Lawyer
Our firm offers a free initial consultation and handles cases on a fixed-fee basis. Unlike firms that bill by the hour, we tell our clients upfront what our services are going to cost, and they do not have to worry about being billed for calling us with their questions and concerns.
If you are facing serious criminal charges, contact a firm with strong roots in the San Mateo community. We accept credit cards, are available outside of regular business hours, and regularly visit our clients who are in jail. Call us at 650-425-7703 or e-mail us to schedule a free consultation.