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San Mateo Criminal Defense Attorney

I am attorney Philip Barnett of the law offices of Philip S. Barnett, in San Mateo, California. I have been practicing exclusively in the area of criminal defense law for more than 35 years. In that time, I have helped thousands of people facing criminal charges.

What makes me a different kind of criminal defense attorney?

I know that being charged with a crime, or even being investigated for one, is a frightening situation. When you hire me to represent you, I promise that I will be at your side through the entire process. When you call, I will answer; anytime, day or night. Over the length of my career in criminal law, I have seen things get tougher for people charged with a crime, and I have learned to respond with new strategies that help you get the best possible outcome for your charges.

If you or someone you care about is facing criminal charges, you need the advice of an experienced criminal lawyer — and you need that advice immediately. Contact me right away. I have seen people wait before consulting an attorney and invariably their case is hurt by decisions that they made without the benefit of understanding how the system works and when their rights are not protected.

I provide aggressive and effective defense for California felony and misdemeanor charges, such as:

DUI Defense: Experienced and aggressive defense of drunk driving and all related DWI charges, including DMV license suspension issues.

Drug crimes: If you have been charged with possession or distribution of drugs in California, I offer the aggressive defense you need.

Sex crimes: Intelligent defense strategies for Internet child pornography, sexual assault, and other sex-related charges.

Violent crimes: Effective defense to help you get the best possible outcome for crimes such as manslaughter, assault, and domestic violence.

White collar crime: Serious defense of fraud and embezzlement charges, including identity (ID) theft and check forgery.

Contact me to start protecting your rights before it is too late. Since I am in court so often, call me at 650-341-3867 if you need to contact me right away

Law Offices of
Philip S. Barnett
177 Bovet Road, Suite 600
San Mateo, CA 94402

Phone: (650) 341-3867
Fax: (650) 341-1395

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