Criminal Defense

Strong Criminal Defense When You Need It Most

Being charged with a criminal offense is a serious matter. It can be difficult to know where to turn and what to do. With more than 20 years of collective legal experience in the field of criminal defense, the Nieves Law Firm, APC is ready to assume your defense and fight to protect your future rights and freedoms.

Whether you have been accused of a civil offense such as contempt or a request for a restraining order or a criminal offense related to drugs, DUI, battery, sexual assault, or theft we are here to provide you with experience-driven and results-proven representation. Whenever we take on a client, we create a customized defense strategy designed to match your specific needs and circumstances.


An increase in impaired driving fatalities has resulted in California lawmakers taking drunk driving very seriously. Even a first DUI / DWI can result in a six month jail sentence, heavy fine, and loss of your license. If someone else is injured or killed or you drive with a child under 14 in the vehicle, the penalties become harsher.

Clean Your Record – “Expungements”

Criminal court records now appear in national databases, allowing potential employers, professional groups, and licensing agencies to discover your previous conviction. Most employers are insisting on candidates with a clean criminal record, so let us help you improve your career prospects by petitioning for a dismissal. Whether you need help terminating your probation early or you have successfully completed the terms of your probation already, we can help you dismiss your prior conviction from your record so that you can honestly state that you have never been convicted of a crime. We will analyze your prior offenses and determine your eligibility for this relief.

Felonies, Misdemeanors, and More Handled by the Nieves Law Firm

In addition to some of our key areas of focus outlined above and on other pages within our website—such as DUI, Expungements, Restraining Orders, and Contempt of Court—the Nieves Law Firm is adept and experienced at defending against all manner of criminal charges at both the misdemeanor and felony levels, as well as various other infractions of both a civil and criminal nature.

General Information:

Felony and Violent Crimes:

Sex Crimes:

All forms of criminal charges, particularly felonies and misdemeanors, can have a severe and debilitating impact on your future, and it is essential that you enlist the services of a skilled criminal defense attorney who will fight to procure the best possible outcome in your case—no matter the circumstances. The types of criminal charges handled by our law firm include, but are not limited to:

  • Assault and Battery Crimes
  • Contempt
  • Driving with Suspended License
  • Drunk in Public
  • Drug Crimes
  • Expungements
  • Petty Theft
  • Vehicle Theft
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Domestic Violence
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Sexual Assault
  • Prostitution and Solicitation
  • Hit and Run
  • Drug Sales and Transportation
  • Fraud Crimes
  • Sex Crimes

At the Nieves Law Firm, APC we are committed to providing excellent legal representation in all criminal matters. No matter what charges you are facing, we are prepared to review your case and determine the best method to proceed. For a free initial consultation, call 510-779-2082 or contact us here. From start to finish we will strive to achieve a more positive outcome.

Our criminal defense lawyers at The Nieves Law Firm are serving clients in Oakland, CA and surrounding areas, including Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Solano and San Francisco counties. Call (510) 779-2082 for a Free Consultation and speak to our criminal defense attorneys.