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Hayward Criminal Defense Attorney

State & Federal Criminal Defense in Hayward

If you were recently arrested for a state or federal offense in Hayward, we urge you to contact The Castillo Law Office where you can receive the aggressive defense you need. Attorney Ernesto Castillo has years of experience defending the rights of individuals against a wide range of criminal charges, and we're prepared to defend you to the fullest.

Attorney Castillo has been included in California's selection of Rising Stars℠, which is an honor bestowed upon no more than 2.5% of attorneys in the entire state. He was honored with the Client Distinction Award for 2013 by Martindale-Hubbell® and the Elizabeth Rose Award for Professional Integrity.

Additionally, he has been featured in an array of media outlets including:

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

Due to our experience working on high profile cases in the state and federal courts, we have the unique experience and skill set to help you obtain the results you need whether you're facing charges of domestic violence which could jeopardize your parental rights to child custody during divorce proceedings, or if you're facing white collar crime charges that could result in the loss of your job and your reputation, we have the trial and courtroom experience you need to defend your case and the firsthand knowledge in how judges make decisions in criminal cases.

Whether you're facing first-time DUI charges, or have been accused of a drug-related or sex-related crime, we're here to help, not judge. When facing criminal charges in a state such as California that imposes harsh sentencing and penalties, you need an attorney that is versed and skilled in various methods of representation. We approach each case by getting to know our client and his or her individual circumstances, concerns and hopes for the future. With this method of representation, we get to know our clients as individuals and represent them as if they were a member of our own family with an eye towards the best outcome achievable.

Freedom doesn't always come easy and sometimes it can't be won without a hard fight. Depending on the details of your case, we may pursue a favorable plea bargain, dismissed charges, or an acquittal at trial. In any case and no matter whether you're facing minor misdemeanor or serious felony charges, we devote our representation to being your greatest advocate in the fight for freedom.

We want to make things as easy and convenient on you as possible; therefore, we offer free case evaluation in person with Hayward criminal defense attorney Castillo, as well as flexible payment plans that make receiving quality defense representation a reality for you.

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At The Castillo Law Offices, there is no reason why you can't have access to a high quality defense. Contact our firm to get started 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.”