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Sergio H. Benavides

Sergio H. Benavides

Criminal Defense Lawyer in Hayward, Oakland, and San Francisco
  • Criminal Law, Juvenile Law, Domestic Violence...
  • California
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Summary

I am a top rated Criminal Defense Lawyer and Certified Criminal Law Specialist- by State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Out of hundreds of Criminal Defense Lawyers in San Francisco--there are only 10 Certified Specialists. I am one of the top performers. I have 10 years of experience, having helped thousands of clients with every type of criminal charge, from petty theft, to drug possession, to attempted murder and sexual assault. I've handled DUIs, Domestic violence. I have taken over 30 cases to trial, and achieved excellent results. I am fluent in Spanish, and am a former bilingual school teacher. My teaching skills have been invaluable in the courtroom, in connecting with jurors. I help people with Immigration issues. I am passionate and successful at helping people in trouble.

Immigration Law: U Visa, Citizenship, Green Card, Removal Defense, Asylum, DACA

Education
University of San Francisco School of Law
J.D. (2005) | Law
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Activities: La Raza Law Students Association - Social Chair Pride Law Students Association
Antioch University-Seattle
M.A. (1997) | Education
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Master in Education, and a Teaching Certificate in K-8 Education, with Endorsement for Journalism
California State University - San Francisco State University
B.A. (1993) | English Literature
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Honors: Dean's List
Professional Experience
Owner - Sole Proprietor
Law Office of Sergio H. Benavides
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Attorney and Counselor at Law, practicing DUI/ DWI, Criminal Defense and Immigration. Certified Criminal Law Specialist
Defense Attorney
Fresno County Public Defender's Office
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Served as a Public Defender in Fresno County, assisting juvenile in criminal court with assaults, drugs, receiving stolen goods, more. 11 juvenile trials. Helped Adults in Misdemeanors: DUI, Driving Under the Influence, Driving with a Suspended License, Petty Theft, Vandalism. 14 jury trials, 9 acquittals or hung juries. Worked with Adult Felony cases: Drug possession, trafficking, meth, grand theft auto, home invasion burglary, robbery, criminal threats, sexual assault, attempted murder.
Certifications
Criminal Law Specialist
State Bar of California - Board of Legal Specialization
Awards
Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyer
Top 100 Trial Lawyers Association
Professional Associations
State Bar of California # 238952
Member
Current
Alameda County Bar Association- Criminal Law Section
Executive Board Member
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Activities: The Executive Board organizes educational meetings and socials for Alameda County judges, private attorneys, district attorneys, and public defenders.
Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
Member
- Current
Activities: Promote pro bono charitable legal activities throughout the Bay Are for BALIF.
San Francisco La Raza Lawyers
Member
- Current
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
- Current
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Ongoing legal education for Immigration law.
California Public Defenders Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Ongong CLE, legal equational activity.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
9th Circuit
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free initial 30 minute meeting for all new potential criminal clients.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards accepted
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Immigration Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • White Collar Crime
Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Sergio H. Benavides
1 Sansome Street
Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
USA
Telephone: (415) 867-5181
Fax: (415) 506-1656
Law Office of Sergio H. Benavides
24301 Southland Drive
Suite 212 B
Hayward, CA 94545
USA
Telephone: (415) 867-5181
Fax: (415) 506-1656