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Christopher F. Morales

Christopher F. Morales

Criminal Defense Attorney at Morales Law Firm
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Juvenile Law
  • California
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Summary

If you or your loved have been charged with a crime, you need a skilled criminal defense attorney right away. We defend clients against Federal and State charges, both felonies and misdemeanors, including, but not limited to: Murder, Drug Crimes, Drunk Driving, Theft Crimes, Assault & Battery, Sex Crimes, Juvenile Crimes, Three Strikes, Expungement of Records and White Collar Crimes. Why you need the Morales Law Firm at this critical time: * I am a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, which means I have the highest rating from judges and attorneys (only 1% of attorneys have this certification) * I am rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau - their highest rating * I was name one of the country's Top 100 Trial lawyers * I know how to fight and win. I was a National Boxing Champion and Golden Gloves fighter

Education
Univ of California Berkeley
Undergraduate Degree
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Law Degree
Professional Experience
Partner
The Morales Law Firm
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Limiting the definition of 'Insider Trading'
Daily Journal
11 Mistakes to Avoid at the Beginning of Your Criminal Case
Amazon.com
8 Ways to Cleanup Your Criminal Record
Self Published
Common Defenses in Criminal Cases
Self Published
Common DUI and DWI Defenses
Self Published
Criminal Procedure Frequently Asked Questions
Self Published
Does Self-Representation in a Criminal Case Ever Make Sense?
Self published
Search and Seizure Frequently Asked Questions
Self Published
Sentencing Frequently Asked Questions
Self Published
Criminal Anti Trust Cases
Self Published
The Top Ten Celebrity Crimes of 2009
Amazon.com
11 Fatal Mistakes People Make When a Friend or Loved One Gets Arrested
Law Firm Website
Speaking Engagements
8 Ways to Cleanup Your Criminal Record, Lecture, Santa Clara County Law Library
Your Legal Rights, Lecture, Criminal Law: How to Clean Up a Criminal Record.
What to do when a friend gets arrested, Made in California, KIQI Radio
What you need to know about Identity Theft, Your Legal Rights, KALW, Public Radio
Immigration consequences of criminal convictions, Preventing Immigration consequences of criminal convictions, San Mateo County Bar Association
Gender Bias in the Courtroom, Preventig Gender Bias in the Courtroom, San Mateo County Bar Association
Starting your own law practice, Lecture, Lawyers Club of San Francisco
Expert Commentary on Scott Peterson Murder case, analysis of the prosecution case, Fox News
Expert Commentary on Scott Peterson murder trial, Amber Fry testimony, Fox News
Certifications
Criminal Law in San Francisco
California State Bar
Awards
Super Lawyer
North California Super Lawyer
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
Best Attorney of America
Rue Ratings
Nation's Top One Percent
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Super Lawyer
North California Super Lawyer
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers
Super Lawyer
North California Super Lawyer
Northern California Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers Magazine
A+ Rating
Better Business Bureau
Triple A rating
Attorney Search Network
Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California
Community Service Award
Santa Clara University School of Law
Professional Associations
Criminal Law Section State Bar of California
Member
- Current
San Mateo County Bar Association
Board of Directors
- Current
Bar Association of San Francisco
Member
- Current
California Public Defenders Association
Member
- Current
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Member
- Current
California State Bar # 153152
Member
- Current
Private Defender Panel of San Mateo County
Member
- Current
Bar Associaiton of San Mateo County
Member
- Current
Peninsula La Raza Lawyers Association
Board Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Juvenile Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Blog
Videos
Mail & Wire Fraud

Today we are going to be talking about Mail & Wire Fraud. These are two very common Federal offenses.

Mental Health Issues in the Criminal Justice System

Today we are going to talk a little bit about Mental Health Issues and the criminal justice system.

The Law of Ballistics

Today we are going to be talking about ballistics -- the law of ballistics, which is the law of guns, the law of bullets projectiles shooting in the air

Your Right to a Jury Trial

Today, I want to talk to you about your right to have a jury trial if you are accused of a crime - and when it is appropriate to waive your right to a jury trial.

Understanding the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Today we are going to be talking about the federal sentencing guidelines.

Why you need the Morales Law Firm

If you are charged with a crime or you or a loved one is charged with a crime please call me immediately at 415-552-1215 and we can schedule an in-person live consultation. There is no cost to you.

When you Should & Shouldn't talk to the Police

Today we are going to talk about when you should and shouldn't talk to the Police.

Three Alternatives to County Jail

Today I want to talk about alternatives to the county jail.

Pardons in California

Today I want to talk about pardons from the governor.

What is a Criminal Law Specialist?

Today I want to talk about how I became a board certified specialist in criminal law.

What is an Expungement? (California)

Today I want to talk about expungements.

The Law of Homicide

Today I want to go over the basics of homicide.

What is a Plea Bargain?

Today I want to talk about a plea bargains.

How can a Criminal Conviction affect my Immigration Status?

If you are a non-citizen living here in the United States and you are arrested and charged with a crime how that criminal case is handled can affect your immigration status

The Truth in Lawyer Advertising

Today I want to talk about the truth in lawyer advertising.

Prosecution for Growing Marijuana in State & Federal Court

Today I want to talk about the difference in prosecution for growing marijuana in Federal and State Court.

When to use the Public Defender's Office

Today I want to talk about when you should or should not use the Public Defender's office.

An Arrest Without a Warrant

Today, I want to talk about when an officer can arrest someone without an arrest warrant.

The Law of Search

Today, I want to talk about the law of searches, searches by the police.

When Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney

Today I want to talk about 5 things you should look for in hiring a criminal defense attorney.

The Law of Hit & Run

Today I want to talk about the law of hit & run.

Child Pornography

Today I want to talk about Child Pornography. The authorities, the Feds and also the state and local police are cracking down more and more on possession of Child Pornography.

The Law of Bail

Today we are going to talk about the law of bail.

How can a Felony Conviction Affect You

Today I want to talk about felony convictions and how they can affect you for the remainder of your life.

Money Laundering

Today I want to talk about Money Laundering.

The Law of Competency in a Criminal Case

Today I want to talk about the law of competency in a criminal cases.

California's Three Strikes Sentencing Laws

Today I want to talk about the law of competency in a criminal cases. Every criminal defendant must be competent to stand in trial in order for their case to precede in court.

California's Three Strikes Sentencing Laws

Today I want to talk about which crimes are strike felonies in the state of California. So there are three types of crimes in California.

Christopher Morales - Introduction

My name is Christopher Morales, I'm a criminal defense attorney in San Francisco, California. I been practicing criminal defense for over 20 years.

What are White Collar Crimes?

Today I want to talk about white collar crimes.

Chris Morales Explains the law of Sentencing

Christopher Morales Explains the Law of Sentencing

Did the Police illegally Search you, Your car or Your house?

Did the Police illegally Search you, Your car or Your house?

What to Expect at Your Criminal Jury Trial

Today I want to talk to you about what you can expect when you go to trial.

Chris Morales' latest Book, 11 Mistakes to Avoid at the Beginning of Your Criminal Case

11 Mistakes to avoid at the beginning of your Criminal Case".

How to Clean Up Your Criminal Record

At my law firm we have helped thousands of people clean up their criminal records.

Chris Morales Explains the 3 Most Important Criminal Laws

There are three basic laws that are the bedrock of our criminal justice system and I want to go over those three.

DNA in Criminal Cases

DNA in Criminal Cases

Christopher F Morales reviews AVVO.wmv

Chris is an aggressive trial attorney who tries all types of cases including: DUI's, sexual assault, child molestation, three strikes cases, possession of drugs, assault, murder cases and all types of white collar crimes. He handles the toughest cases and has won the respect of judges and prosecutors alike for his tenacious and intelligent defense of his clients.

Christopher F Morales reviews AVVO.wmv

Chris is an aggressive trial attorney who tries all types of cases including: DUI's, sexual assault, child molestation, three strikes cases, possession of drugs, assault, murder cases and all types of white collar crimes. He handles the toughest cases and has won the respect of judges and prosecutors alike for his tenacious and intelligent defense of his clients.

San Francisco Criminal Defense Attorney, Chris Morales fights for you.

When you hire the Morales Law Firm. You hire a law firm that has been practicing for almost 20 years handling the toughest cases in the Bay Area and winning some of the toughest cases in the Bay Area.

Contact & Map
The Morales Law Firm - San Francisco Office
1388 Sutter Street, Suite 805
San Francisco, CA 94109
USA
Toll-Free: (415) 552-1215
Telephone: (415) 552-1215
Fax: (415) 674-7643
The Morales Law Firm - Redwood City Office
605 Middlefield Rd
Redwood City, CA 94063
USA
Toll-Free: (415) 552-1215
Telephone: (415) 552-1215