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San Leandro Criminal Defense Lawyer

Let The Castillo Law Office Defend Your Rights!

San Leandro is a suburban city located in Alameda County and is located on the eastern shore of the San Francisco Bay, nestled between Oakland and Hayward. It is a friendly and diverse city with numerous points of interest including two golf courses, a 450 berth marina and a large community library. Well-known for its quiet neighborhoods with older homes on tree-lined streets, San Leandro residents take pride in their homes and the city's rich history.

Regardless of where you come from or where you live, anyone can be arrested for a crime. If you were recently charged with a criminal offense, we urge you to contact a San Leandro criminal defense attorney from The Castillo Law Offices. Our lead attorney, Ernesto Castillo has years of experience representing clients in state and federal cases throughout the Greater Oakland Area.

When facing criminal charges, you're going to need an aggressive defense lawyer with impeccable credentials and extensive courtroom and trial experience. Attorney Castillo has received the distinction of inclusion in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠, list for 2013 and the Client Distinction Award for 2013 by Martindale-Hubbell® and the Elizabeth Rose Bird Award for Professionalism and Integrity in 2002.

He has also been featured in an array of media outlets including:

  • CNN
  • FOX
  • KTVU
  • NBC
  • CBS
  • ABC
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Oakland Tribune
  • Contra Costa Times
  • San Jose Mercury News

With extensive experience representing individuals in state and federal crimes, many of which have been high-profile cases in the media, we can represent you whether you fear losing your children to a domestic violence conviction, or your job due to a white collar crime allegation, or your reputation to a conviction for a sex-related offense. Regardless of the nature of your charges, we are uniquely qualified to defend your case and pursue an outcome that will put the odds in your favor.

Attorney Castillo is a former extern for a federal judge, during which time he was able to work behind the scenes and partake in the judicial decision-making process. Today, he uses this firsthand knowledge when arguing motions to dismiss, motions to suppress, motions to remove statements from the police, and when convincing jurors of a client's innocence.

Giving you a voice in the courtroom!

Our firm's diversity and vast experience are just a few reason why clients come to our firm for help. Regardless of the nature of your charges, we are you greatest advocates and will ensure that your story is heard in the courtroom. Whether you were charged with DUI, a probation violation, or if your son or daughter is facing juvenile offense charges, we will fight aggressively to obtain a dismissal, a reduction in charges, a favorable plea bargain, or an acquittal at trial.

We see our clients as individuals with families and jobs that are important to them. We know the life-alerting consequences of a conviction and will fight hard to obtain a favorable case result. We get to know each client and his or her circumstances and focus on what is important to them and maintaining their freedom. As we pursue a reduction or dismissal of your charges, we will make sure your rights aren't stripped away by overly zealous prosecutors and detectives. We handle a wide range of cases and in all circumstances we devote our representation to protecting our clients' freedom. We want to make our quality representation accessible to everyone. For this reason, we offer free case evaluations and payment plans geared to work for you.

At The Castillo Law Office, there is absolutely no reason why you can't have access to high-quality defense representation from a reputable law firm. Contact our firm today to find out how we can help you!

Hear it From A Few
Of Our Clients

  • I would recommend Mr. Castillo without any reservation.

    “Ernie Castillo was highly recommended to us. I researched and interviewed a few attorneys before making a decision of who we were going to select. It's so tough selecting when you're skeptical with the horror stories of attorney's not feeling the passion for their work but the money. After long conversations my husband and I decided to go with Ernie to represent our son in a serious case with multiple charges. We were not disappointed at all. Mr. Castillo expertise exceeded our expectations. His was thorough, he kept us up to date on the case, answered all our questions, returned our calls in a timely manner, he's truly a genuine and sincere person. Most of all his knowledge in handling the case was remarkable. I can't express thanks enough to Ernie for the spectacular job he did defending my son who was facing years in jail. He took a stressful situation and relieved it with a positive outcome. I would recommend Mr. Castillo without any reservation.”


  • I can't thank Ernie enough for investing his time and sincere efforts to helping my family out. He truly is a master of his craft.

    “A few years back, Ernie Castillo represented a family member of mine who was charged with a vehicular offense. Although minor compared to the high profile cases Ernie is accustomed to, Ernie took the case with the utmost professionalism and was able to reduce the charge so that my family member's record was not affected. I can't thank Ernie enough for investing his time and sincere efforts to helping my family out. He truly is a master of his craft.”


  • I would highly recommend Mr Castillo to anyone.

    “Mr Castillo represented me on a criminal case in which I was falsely accused in 2012. He took over the case from a previous lawyer who was less aggressive and not actively pursing my defense. Mr Castillo is a confident, aggressive and very persistent lawyer. He kept my family and I up to date on the case and also returned our calls on time. Mr Castillo persuaded me not to take any deal and wanted take the case to trial because he was confident that he would win. With the Lord's guidance and Ernie's aggressiveness my case was dismissed. I would highly recommend Mr Castillo to anyone.”