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Oakland Violent Crime Lawyer

Protecting Your Future and Your Rights

Violent crimes are among some of the most serious in the state of California. If you arrested for a criminal activity, you can face a number of severe penalties. In California, there are many violent crimes with which you can be charged. Due to the severity of a violent crime charge, it is essential to retain the legal representation of an Oakland violent crime attorney if you or someone you care about has been arrested. The sooner you retain a criminal defense lawyer, the more beneficial it can be for your case.

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About Violent Crimes in Oakland, California

California is notorious for cracking down on individuals that have been convicted of a violent crime. This, in theory, could make the residents of California feel safer, but in practice can be incredibly detrimental to the justice within our system. It is a sad reality that innocent individuals can be convicted of a violent crime that they did not commit, and that conviction can ruin their lives. Our Oakland violent crime lawyer has protected the rights and futures of numerous individuals who have faced harsh penalties and charges.

Our defense firm has experience handling violent crimes, including:

  • Gang Crimes
  • Mayhem
  • Assault and Battery
  • Robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • Rape
  • Lewd Acts on a Child Under 14
  • Homicide
  • Attempted Murder or Murder
  • And More

If you face a serious violent crime, retain The Castillo Law Office today. You can feel confident in our legal team and our abilities to defend your rights. We possess a deep understanding of California’s criminal justice system, allowing us to craft a personalized defense strategy while poking holes in the prosecution’s case.

What Is the “Three Strikes Law”?

The Three Strikes Law is a direct consequence of the passing of Proposition 36. If an individual is convicted of a felony for the second time, the prison sentence for that crime is automatically doubled. If an individual is convicted of a felony for the third time, he or she will automatically receive a minimum prison sentence of 25 years to life.

The Three Strikes Law does not take into consideration the kind of crime the defendant is convicted of, as long as it is a felony-level crime. Many violent crimes fall under the felony level and are considered a “strike.” Additional penalties besides jail time can be added to a conviction.

Factors that can impact the penalties of a violent crime conviction include:

  • The convicted individual’s criminal record
  • The specific type of crime convicted
  • The level of violence committed against the victim

Legal Guidance from Our Oakland Violent Crime Attorney

If you are facing the prospect of a criminal conviction, you will need to act immediately to protect your future. At The Castillo Law Office, our Oakland violent crime lawyer can help you fight for your rights and freedom.

With a thorough investigation, we can provide you with a powerful defense to fight your charges. Contact us today!

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 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.”


  • 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.”