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

Legal Aid for North Bay Fire Victims
Nov 06, 2017
By Mee Mee Wong

Legal advice hotline based in downtown SF will offer brief legal advice on issues ranging from landlord-tenant, insurance issues, and FEMA benefits to employment and immigration. Link to volunteer

OCTOBER JUDGES LUNCH RECAP
Nov 06, 2017
By Robert Rosborough

Presiding Judge Kelly Simmons regaled the sold-out audience with a very funny Top 10 Judges’ Pet Peeves list. Judge Simmons pulled off the difficult task of entertaining the audience while simultaneously helping us stay out of trouble the next time we are in court.

Nov 06, 2017
By Charles D. Dresow

Jury trials are perfect subjects for TV shows, books and movies. Innumerable works of fiction in print and on screen have taken advantage of the natural drama of a jury trial. They depict dramatic moments from opening arguments to cross-examination to the final words of closing argument and, of course, the verdict.

Nov 04, 2017
By Marin Superior Court

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has announced the appointment of Ms. Beth S. Jordan to the vacant judicial position, created by the retirement of Judge Terrence R. Boren, on the Marin County Superior Court.

September Event Recap
Oct 01, 2017
By Craig Cox

With voter-approved recreational marijuana use rolling into California and other states, the legal landscape has become as hazy as the inside of a 1980s casino. Attorneys Habib Bentaleb and Lauren Vazquez provided a bird’s-eye view of the current status . . .

JUDGE'S CORNER
Sep 30, 2017
By The Hon. Mark A. Talamantes

As a general rule of civility, it’s important to be polite and to say “hello” properly, even in court. . . . Your appearance is very important. First impressions matter . . . and you can never say “please” or “thank you” too much.