An Understanding of the California Criminal Justice System
When you are facing a criminal charge in California, it helps to have an advocate on your side who understands the California criminal justice system and who will use that knowledge to protect your best interests through each stage of the legal process.
I am attorney Chris Goldsmith. As a San Francisco criminal lawyer who has been defending clients in California courts for more than two decades, I am trusted by people throughout the state to provide a thorough and effective defense against state criminal charges. I work closely with all of my clients to develop a legal solution suited to their needs, whether that is seeking a not-guilty verdict in trial or working to mitigate the potential impact of a conviction.
Proven Defense Against a Range of State Criminal Charges
Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or a capital offense, I will work with you directly throughout the legal process to defend your best interests. I defend Californians facing a range of state criminal charges, including:
- Drug crimes, including drug possession and distribution
- Homicide, including manslaughter, murder and capital murder
- Sex crimes
- Domestic violence
As a federal criminal defense lawyer with a license to practice law all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, I have a broad range of legal knowledge that I put to work for my clients in all Californian state courts.
Honest and Straightforward Legal Advice
With years of criminal defense experience, I see the potential outcomes of every criminal charge, and I will clearly and honestly relay this knowledge to you. If the evidence is stacked against you, I will work on your behalf to limit the potential impact of a conviction. If, on the other hand, a not-guilty verdict or dismissal of charges is possible, I will work diligently to obtain the best possible result.