Criminal Defense Representation
The representation you need from a criminal defense lawyer you trust.
If you have been accused, charged or suspected of committing a crime, the best thing to do is to act quickly, don’t answer any questions from authorities, and get a defense lawyer who will help put you at ease and walk you through the entire process. We understand that this can be a trying time for you. Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or more serious criminal charges, the consequences can be steep, and having an experienced, effective and understanding attorney by your side may be your best ticket to a favorable outcome.
Over the years, Brendan Barrett has built up a reputation throughout the Bay Area for not only being a lawyer you can trust, but being upfront, honest, and highly personable. By acting with the speed and efficiency without cutting corners on research, he works to build a solid defense from the ground up, checking and double checking with the leading experts, his own knowledge of the law, and the evidence.
We specialize in criminal defense, especially common charges such as:
When dealing with drug-related crimes, police officers often make common mistakes, which we research fully in order to ensure that the “drug bust” they have performed was legitimate. These mistakes include:
- Violating the laws against illegal search and seizure
- Violating laws against entrapment (setting up suspects)
- Relying on false information from “police informants”
- Misleading judges to acquire search warrants
- Put misleading or false information in police reports
- Arresting without evidence of ownership
Drug-related crimes include:
- And Others
Whether you are an honest person who made a mistake due to extreme circumstances, or you were wrongly accused due to misleading evidence, Brendan Barrett works with you in order to fight your case and put you at ease. Fighting a theft charge can be complex, but we work to research and analyze the facts carefully. In any criminal case, the prosecutor must have enough evidence to prove guilt beyond reasonable doubt, and Brendan is passionate about finding any holes in their case.
If this isn’t an option, then he will work with you and the prosecution in order to try to negotiate your charges down or dismissed altogether.
Theft-related crimes include:
- Petty Theft
- Grand Theft (Auto, Firearm, etc.)
- And Others
Facing a DUI charge can be intimidating, but facing the loss of your license, your job, and maybe your freedom can be worse. Brendon Barrett understands the stress of a criminal conviction or even a misdemeanor charge, and he is here to help.
Many times your defense lawyer can go to any court proceedings for you, taking care of all the research, the negotiating and the hard work so that you can live your life as normally as possible. Brendan will fight to get your case dismissed or your charges lessened before it even reaches the court, and will stand by your side if it does go to court.
However, it is important to act quickly. If you want a hearing to appeal your charges, you must contact the DMV within 10 days of your arrest. If you call your criminal defense lawyer immediately, he can even request the hearing for you.
In order for you to be convicted of an assault charge, all of the following must be preset:
- It’s likely that your action would result directly in use of force against another person
- You did so of your own accord (willingly)
- You were aware how a reasonable person could assume that your action would result in the use of force
- You had the ability to use force against another person
Many times, we are able to provide a powerful defense by proving that one of these conditions wasn’t met, you acted in defense (whether of self or another), you weren’t able to apply the force, or you didn’t have intent.
While battery is often included with assault, it is actually a separate charge when the force or violence intended was actually applied, and this requires other defense tactics which Brendan will research and form.
In addition to these criminal defenses, we also specialize in:
- Domestic Violence
- Sex Crimes
- And More
Always available to his clients, easy to get along with and ready to help fight for your case, Brendan Barrett is passionate about helping his clients. Call now!