San Francisco Bay Area Criminal Defense Attorney

Facing criminal charges?

If you are, it’s important to get in touch with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Andrew Dósa, we carefully examine your situation and are persistent in preparing the best defense for your case. Contact our office today if you’ve been charged with any of the following:

  • Assault and Battery

  • Burglary, Robbery & Theft
  • Drug Crimes
  • DUI Defense
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sex Crimes

Legal questions or concerns?

Our experienced attorney at the Law Offices of Andrew Dósa can answer questions and address your concerns regarding criminal defense, civil litigation, and estate planning.

Common Defenses in a Criminal Case

The defendant didn’t commit the crime you were charged for. The defense can provide an alibi proving you weren’t at the scene when the crime occurred, or present evidence and witnesses that can counter the prosecution’s case.

The defendant admits to using force. However, the defense argues that it’s justified since it was done in self-defense due to the violent and threatening actions of the other party.

Insanity Defense
The defendant may plead insanity to avoid being punished, since a criminal punishment is only justified if the offender has full control over their actions and understand that what they did was wrong.

Under Influence
In certain circumstances, a defendant may commit crimes under the influence of alcohol and drugs. This can be used as a criminal defense as if it affects the defendant’s mental functioning to the point where they cannot be held accountable for their actions.

If law enforcement officers caused the defendant to commit a crime that they wouldn’t have otherwise committed, then it’s considered entrapment and be used as a defense in criminal court.

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