Have you been arrested? Are you under an investigation?
From serious federal drug charges to DUI cases, motions are the center of every criminal law case. They may be the key to a successful criminal defense; something many defense attorneys often overlook. Motions to suppress evidence, motions to suppress wire taps or exclude other evidence at trial are essential. Failure to make a timely motion regarding constitutional, evidentiary or procedural law can later prevent appellate review, should an appeal become necessary.
From the moment you are charged with a crime (or even before, if you retain me early enough) I, Frank Bell, will put my extensive investigation, preparation and courtroom experience to work in your defense. I spend the time necessary to make sure that we have developed the best defense possible prior to discussing settlement or going to trial.
Discuss your case with an experienced, AV rated* criminal defense attorney prior to making a decision that may affect your future.
Over the years, I have had considerable success at trial, resulting in being named a "SuperLawyer®"** by my peers in California. While it is important to consider the big picture in criminal law, it pays to notice the details. Part of my success in criminal defense is my extensive investigation process. The key to a case can lie in interviewing clients, visiting crime scenes or conducting a personal investigation of critical witnesses. Reviewing case law, examining evidence and court documents and the reinvestigation of the prosecution's claim often reveals a client is either not guilty or that justifiable circumstances may be applied.
Criminal Defense Cases
My criminal defense firm offers the resources and experience to handle any type of criminal allegation, including:
After over 30 years of criminal law experience, I have become very familiar with the criminal justice system, and can sometimes obtain a victory where a less experienced or well-trained lawyer might not. I also know my clients are the most important aspect of every case, and that preparation, commitment and hard work are the keys to success. Getting to know my client and understanding the charge they face is essential to the development of an effective defense. Whether you need federal bank fraud or California drunk driving defense lawyer, I am ready to defend you.
Contact a San Mateo, California state & federal criminal trial attorney for an initial consultation.
Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.
** SuperLawyers are the top five percent of attorneys in each state as chosen by their peers.