More Than 25 Years of Experience
Criminal Law (Defense)
Petty Theft (Shoplifting)
Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Alcohol or Drugs
Record Clearance (Expungement)
If you are charged in a criminal case, know your rights. Talk to a lawyer as soon as possible before you go to court, even for a first offense. You have a right to an attorney even if you cannot afford one. Don't go to court alone or plead guilty without legal advice. A criminal conviction can cause employment, immigration, or professional license problems. With the right legal help, it might be possible to get your case reduced to a lower charge or even dismissed. Most first offenses are resolved with a fine payment, community service, or weekend work time without jail. If you are charged with petty theft (shoplifting), you might be eligible for a diversion program that allows you to take a class and have your case dismissed. If you are charged with DUI, you must contact the DMV within ten days if you want to request a hearing to try to prevent the suspension of your license. Old convictions can be cleared (expunged) from your record if you have paid your fine, are no longer on probation, and have completed the other requirements of your case. Talk to a lawyer before you make any decisions or miss any deadlines.
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I will handle your case personally from beginning to end. You will not be met at court by an associate or assistant. Initial consultations are always free. Reasonable attorney fees. Cash, checks, credit cards, PayPal, and Apple Pay accepted. Monthly payment plans can be arranged. If you cannot afford an attorney, you might be eligible for the office of the public defender to represent you.
Offices Located at
39791 Paseo Padre
Fremont, California 94538
I am based in Fremont but represent clients throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Meetings can be arranged in Fremont or closer to where you live or to the court where you have a case going on. I travel to all Bay Area courts including Fremont, Dublin, Hayward, Oakland, San Jose, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Pittsburg, San Rafael, Vallejo, Fairfield, Napa, Santa Rosa, Stockton, Modesto, Lodi, Tracy, and others.
Serving the Tri-City Area
and the rest of the Bay Area
(All Bay Area Courts)
Alameda County: Fremont, Newark, Union City, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville, Sunol, Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore.
Santa Clara County: Milpitas, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Cupertino, Los Altos, Morgan Hill.
Contra Costa County: San Ramon, Danville, Walnut Creek, Pittsburg, Alamo, Antioch, Brentwood, Discovery Bay, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Richmond, Pleasant Hill.
Santa Clara County: Burlingame, Colma, Daly City, Foster City, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Redwood City, San Mateo, South San Francisco.
San Francisco and Marin County: San Rafael, Corte Madera, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, Sausalito, Tiburon. Napa and Sonoma County: American Canyon, Calistoga, Napa, Sonoma, Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Healdsburg.
Solano, San Joaquin, Stanislaus County: Vallejo, Fairfield, Vacaville, Benicia, Stockton, Lodi, Tracy, Manteca, Modesto.
About Paul Walton
Paul Walton is an attorney in the State of California with more than 25 years of experience representing clients in court cases and other legal matters. He is licensed to appear in all California state courts and all federal courts in Northern California. He is also a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. He has had offices in San Francisco and Fremont since 1992.
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This page was last updated on March 30, 2018