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My Criminal Defense Practice

The Law Offices of Philip S. Barnett, in San Mateo, California, provides aggressive and effective criminal defense. I am attorney Philip Barnett. I have practiced criminal law for more than 35 years. If you or a family member has been charged with a crime in San Mateo County, contact my offices right away. Waiting to find out what will happen next is never a good idea.

Experience Handling All Types of State Crimes

Drug charges: I offer aggressive and intelligent strategies to help you get the best possible outcome for felony and misdemeanor narcotics crimes, including

  • Marijuana possession and sale
  • Cocaine possession and sale
  • Methamphetamine possession and sale
  • Forged or altered prescriptions
  • Under the influence of drugs

Drunk driving defense: Complete and aggressive DUI defense, with the primary goal of retaining your driver’s license and keeping you out of jail, including

  • Thorough investigation of the charges
  • Legal motions to dismiss or reduce charges
  • DMV license suspension hearings
  • Defense of all related traffic charges
  • License reinstatements

Fraud and embezzlement charges: If you have been charged with a white collar crime, I provide experienced defense you can rely on, including defense in

  • Identity theft, credit card fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Business theft
  • Check forgery

Sex offenses: I don’t judge you, I defend you. If you have been charged with a sex crime, keeping you off the sex offender registration is my No. 1 priority, including defense in

  • Aggravated sexual assault, rape
  • Prostitution, solicitation
  • Child sexual molestation
  • Internet child pornography
  • Date rape

Violent felonies: Being charged with a violent crime can mean serious prison time. Hire the right criminal defense attorney for defense in charges like

  • Homicide, manslaughter
  • Aggravated assault
  • Armed robbery, weapons charges
  • Domestic abuse

Misdemeanor charges: The penalties for misdemeanor crimes can be serious and impact your record. I take criminal defense for petty crimes seriously, including

  • Shoplifting, petty theft
  • Criminal trespassing
  • Restraining order violations
  • Drunk in public, public nuisance
  • DUI
  • Embezzlement
  • Assault and battery
  • Driving on a suspended license
  • Domestic violence

If you or a family member has been charged with a crime, act quickly. Contact me for a free consultation right away. Call 650-513-0480.