Our Criminal Defense Areas of Practice
Criminal Law Attorney, San Francisco, CA
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 The Hallinan Law Firm
The 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
If you have been accused 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 are that we can help you with any civil claims against you as well and vice versa.