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Know and Protect Your Rights in a Criminal Defense Matter



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Know and Protect Your Rights in a Criminal Defense Matter





Oakland Criminal Lawyers

We Take The Criminal out of Criminal Defense

The Nieves Law Firm, APC defends people charged with criminal and civil offenses throughout Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Solano and San Francisco counties. No matter how simple or complex your situation our Oakland criminal lawyers are here to protect your rights and your future.

Our firm was founded to help those who find themselves unexpectedly caught in the California criminal justice system. We are energetic and aggressive in our efforts to extricate you from your situation and help you get your life back on track. We care about our clients and that makes us strive for positive results in your case.

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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.

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Contempt

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Contempt Attorneys in Oakland, CA serving Alameda County, Contra Costa County and the surrounding Bay Area

Contempt law is a complicated, difficult and often confusing field of law. Our skilled team of lawyers have much experience with these challenging issues and always aim to achieve results through a combination of our expertise and professionalism. We place our clients’ best interests at heart and fight to defend their freedom, protect their reputation, and secure the best outcome in their matter.

Contempt of Court

Contempt charges can surface when an individual subjected to a court order fails to suitably comply with the requirements of the order

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Domestic Violence

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The Nieves Law Firm serves clients throughout the Bay Area and provides legal advice and representation on domestic violence cases for individuals in Oakland, CA and throughout Alameda and the surrounding counties.

Domestic Violence is defined as the abuse or threats of abuse when the parties involved have an intimate relationship. These cases are often personal and can be extremely complicated without a skilled attorney on your side. The lawyers here at The Nieves Law Firm are experienced in these challenging matters and provide professional, results driven and trustworthy assistance.

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Drug Charges

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What Type Of Drug Cases Does Your Firm Typically Handle?

There are two main types of drug offense cases: possession offenses and sales-related offenses. Simple possession can be for personal use and then there’s possession for the purposes of sale. There are charges that are related to being under the influence of certain types of drugs, and those related to other offenses, like driving under the influence. Our firm handles all of these common drug offenses.

General Information:
  • How Does California Address Drug Paraphernalia Issues?
  • Do Most Drug-Related Cases Go To Trial Or Do They Settle?
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DUI/DWI

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The Nieves Law Firm has successfully defended numerous Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) cases for our clients. An individual arrested for DUI faces a number of punishments if convicted, the consequences include the possibility of:

  • Incarceration
  • Monetary fines
  • Probation
  • Driving License suspension
  • DUI School
  • Ignition Interlock Device Installation
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Expungement

At The Nieves Law Firm, we can assist you with your California expungement needs. Our firm is dedicated to taking care of your legal needs and addressing situations that may affect your reputation, liberty and freedom. We are dedicated to developing strong legal solutions to our clients’ issues in both an effective and efficient manner. We have a wealth of experience in legal remedies of this kind throughout Alameda, Contra Costa and the surrounding Bay Area.

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Juvenile

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What Are The Common Types Of Juvenile Cases That Your Firm Handles?

The most common juvenile offense cases that we handle are narcotics and auto burglary offenses. There are two classes of juvenile cases in California; cases where the individual is actually eligible for a genuine punishment and others that offer a diversionary program where if the person follows all rules, the case is then sealed and it goes away. That can be done on some fairly serious cases, even sex offense cases.

  • What Are The Penalties Associated With Juvenile Convictions?
  • Are There Any Alternative Programs Available To Juvenile Offenders?
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Restraining Order

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Based in Oakland, CA, The Nieves Law Firm is a trusted law firm experienced in dealing with restraining order cases for individuals in Alameda County, Contra Costa County and the surrounding Bay Area.

Restraining Order defense is an area of the law that requires knowledgeable and trustworthy attorneys with substantial experience. When looking to defend your freedoms and challenge a possible restraining order taken out against you, our exemplary lawyers will support you every step of the way in a professional manner, offering advice and representation that always reflects your interests.

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Sex Crime

Sex crimes may be classified as misdemeanors or felonies, but all of them are serious offenses with consequences that could haunt you for years to come. So, if you are facing charges—potential or realized—for any sex crime in California, it may be wise to talk to an attorney who understands these offenses and knows how to handle them in court.

An Oakland sex crimes lawyer could explain your charge’s legal implications, advise you on how to protect your rights, and devise a strategy to protect your reputation and your future.

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Our Creed

We believe that mistakes and failures are an opportunity to learn and grow.
That knowledge is power and our experiences are the most powerful lessons of all.
We believe that people are strong and resilient.
That when you fall down you can get right back up and that our scars are simply stories for us to tell.
We believe in compassion, forgiveness, and rehabilitation. That people are beautiful and change just like seasons.
We believe in thoughtful communication and plans for a brighter future. Solving problems with open doors and listening ears.
We believe in restoring reputations and dreams. That we aren’t defined by our worst mistake and obstacles are meant to get over.
We are overcomers.
We believe in making an impact and being a catalyst for change.
Giving back to our communities, providing access to justice and mentoring our youth.
We believe in travel, road trips, and vacations – that you and your freedom of movement shouldn’t be restricted.
We believe in being there for our clients to talk to in their time of need.
In offering support and reassurance that everything is going to be okay because we believe… everything is going to be okay.
We believe that we should all  be truthful in the things we say and have integrity — in creating trusting relationships with our clients
and yes we believe in celebratory hugs.
At the Nieves Law Firm we believe in taking the criminal out of criminal defense.
We believe in You.

Meet Our Team

Our team of experienced Oakland criminal lawyers are available to defend you and your loved ones. To learn more about our experience and what we can do to help check below:

Michael Levinsohn, Esq.
Michael Levinsohn, Esq. Attorney
Michael Levinsohn, Esq. Attorney Michael spent the first two years of his legal career as a deputy public defender in San Diego, CA and then transitioned to private practice in criminal defense for ten years in the Bay Area. He later... Read More arrow
Jo-Anna Nieves, Esq.
Jo-Anna Nieves, Esq. Founding Attorney
Jo-Anna Nieves, Esq. Founding Attorney When you are charged with a criminal offense, you need a strong, experienced, and committed advocate. It's a role that Jo-Anna Nieves has assumed many times, with great success. As a criminal defense ... Read More arrow
Paul Brennan, Esq.
Paul Brennan, Esq. Attorney
Paul Brennan, Esq. Attorney Paul was an Associate for two years where he represented police officers and public employees in administrative hearings, internal affairs investigations and criminal prosecutions. He was then hired a... Read More arrow
Latest News and Updates

For all the latest updates concerning legal news and our firm, check our blog section below.

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Talking With Your Teenager About Sexual As... In the age of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, it is important to discuss what... Read More
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5 Questions to Ask Your Criminal Defense A... Often, when faced with criminal charges, a person can find him/herself confused,... Read More
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What’s the Difference Between an Infract... California Penal Code allows for three main categories of punishable offenses—... Read More
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Importance of an Oakland Criminal Lawyer

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 Oakland criminal lawyers with the Nieves Law Firm, APC are ready to assume your defense and fight to protect your future rights and freedoms.

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.

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. To discuss how we can help you, schedule a consultation with one of our Oakland Criminal Lawyer’s today.

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What Our Clients Say

We take pride in providing not only the strongest legal defense but also the best customer service that we can provide. But don’t take our word for it, check out what some of our previous clients have said below:

open-quotes Ajit C. Via Google Nieves law firm was there for me when I needed them the most. They were very professional and very thorough in my case handling. My situation was resolved on the first hearing. I w... close-quotes
open-quotes Tom S. Via Google As a former federal prosecutor, I can speak to the value of a top-notch criminal defense attorney. If you find yourself charged with a crime in California, do yourself a favor and ... close-quotes
open-quotes Michael C. Via Google Jo-Anna and her staff and attorneys went above and beyond in helping me to resolve my difficult and time-consuming case. close-quotes
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