Section Criminal Law


The Criminal Law Section helps further the achievement of fair, speedy, and effective administration of criminal justice. Prosecutors, private defense counsel, judges, law professors, correctional and law enforcement personnel, law students, public defenders, and other criminal justice professionals are encouraged to join. The Criminal Law Section provides members with continuing legal education (CLE) programs and a network of support.

Section Chair

Charles Dresow
415 453 9433
cdresow@rflawllp.com

Notice
Main County Superior Court

Uniform Local Rules 2

Updated January 1, 2017
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There are no upcoming Criminal Law events

Mar 29, 2018
By John M. Feder

Picture this scenario: You are well into your trial and are about to take on your opponent’s highly-paid and self-important expert witness. You are excited to expose the fallacies in his or her opinion, and can’t wait to show the jury how much you know. Pause…wait…and think before you dive in. And heed this baker’s dozen commandments from someone who has been there before!

SF Marin Food Bank
Mar 02, 2018
By Philip Feldman

Calling all Marin law firms and in-house counsel to participate in this year's Food From The Bar Campaign from May 1 to June 1. Be part of the community that has delivered nineteen million meals to those in need to Marin and San Francisco.

Mar 02, 2018
By Mee Mee Wong

Another benefit to reading the Marin Lawyer: a free lunch! Find the gavel and be eligible to attend next month's membership luncheon for free.

Feb 24, 2018
By Charles D. Dresow

In our criminal justice system, the presumption of innocence is a paramount protection. Only admissible, legally obtained evidence may prove an accused guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. So why has one out of every four inmates in California’s jails or prisons not been sentenced or even convicted of a crime?

Judge's Corner
Feb 17, 2018
By Judge Paul M. Haakenson

Well, here we are, two months into my two-year sentence, I mean term, as Presiding Judge, and no disasters have befallen the court yet. I trust the transition from Judge Simmons to Yours Truly has appeared seamless from the perspective of the bar . . .

Feb 08, 2018
By Barbara Monty and Andrew Wolfe

It would be hard to find a lawyer who does not think that law is a stressful profession, perhaps not surprising in a profession centered on conflict. . . We share a few of the ways that we and several colleagues here in Marin not only cope with stress but seek to improve the practice of law for ourselves, our clients and our colleagues.