The Hallinan Law Firm continues to defend all persons accused of crimes during this unprecedented coronavirus crisis. All calls continue to be answered 24/7 at (415) 837-3449 as we remain committed to providing you with vigorous criminal defense throughout the Bay Area. Initial consultations remain free, and may be held in person with adequate safety measures (appropriate distance, masks, and hand washing) or over the phone, and we continue to be available for existing clients just as we were before. In the meantime, please be safe and remember to follow all recommended guidelines to fight the spread of COVID-19 in California.

Criminal Law

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The Hallinan Law Firm specializes in defending the rights of people who have been accused of committing crimes. If you have been charged with a crime or are a suspect in a crime, it is important to have a strong and knowledgeable attorney with the skills to successfully defend your constitutional rights. There can be many things at stake when a person is tied to a crime. Not only is it important to get protection from punishments such as jail time and fines, it’s important that your accusation does not tarnish your reputation and harm your relationships with family, friends, colleagues and other people in your community.

Help from Hallinan

Hallinan Law Firm has established a reputation among clients, prosecutors, and judges as highly skilled, honest, trustworthy and compassionate practitioners of many areas of law. We understand the stress and anxiety a criminal accusation can cause, even when the accused is innocent. We are compassionate and empathetic towards our clients while providing them with fierce representation, with an unmatched level of professionalism and discretion.

We are also experienced with successfully representing clients with existing criminal records in motions to expunge prior convictions, to modify and terminate probation and to reduce felony convictions to misdemeanors.  

The sooner you contact us the sooner we may be able to start protecting your rights, your reputation, and your future. 

Common Causes to Need a Criminal Lawyer

The Hallinan Law Firm is equipped to defend our clients in all areas and matters that pertain to criminal law. Some of the more common kinds of cases we are qualified to represent clients charged with, include but are not limited to:

  • Assault 
  • DUI/DWI 
  • Possession of Illicit Substances / Illegal Drugs
  • Embezzlement
  • Inside Trading
  • Misdemeanors
  • Restraining Order Violations
  • Tax Evasion
  • Theft/Burglary
  • Weapons Charges
  • White Collar Crimes

If you have been accused of any of the above crimes or one not mentioned here, the Hallinan Law Firm is ready to start to discuss your case and hopefully to start planning a strategy to try to limit your chances of being convicted of the crime you have been accused of committing.

Criminal Compared to Civil Claims

A common problem of people that have been charged with a crime is that they may not only be facing a trial for their alleged crime, they may wind up facing a civil lawsuit or lawsuits as well.

Only a prosecuting attorney who acts on behalf of a federal, state, or local government can initiate a criminal lawsuit. If a person is found guilty of a crime, depending on the severity of the crime, they may face a prison sentence and/or fines, and in some cases, a revocation of licenses and/or security clearances.

A person who claims that they have been wronged by being physically or psychologically injured by another person or entity; or that their reputation has been damaged through defamation; or that their property and/or financial health has been damaged by a person or entity;  may be able to sue the alleged perpetrator of these types of things in a personal injury lawsuit. Damages in the way of monetary compensation are what is typically sought by the plaintiff in a personal injury claim and/or replacement of property or rights to property.

It can be a daunting enough task to find one law firm to defend your rights but if you are in the already difficult situation of facing criminal charges, a benefit of letting the Hallinan Law Firm help you is that we can help you with any civil claims against you as well and vice versa.

Contact Us About Your Case

Get in touch with us today to set up a consultation and discuss your specifc questions and legal needs.

Hallinan Law Firm


    345 Franklin St,
    San Francisco, CA 94102

    1432 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way,
    Oakland, CA 94612

    (415) 837-3449

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