Pre File Representation

Aggressive Representation Before Formal Charges Are Filed

Learning that you are the subject of a criminal investigation may come as a rather unwelcome surprise. However, formal charges can possibly be avoided by taking proactive defense measures. Securing the services of an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer can mean the difference between life as usual and incarceration.

San Francisco attorney Seth P. Chazin is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist*. For nearly 25 years, he has achieved successful results for clients during the initial stages of criminal investigations. If contacted soon enough, he may be able to stop or lessen the severity of the criminal charges against you.

Seth P. Chazin represents all clients facing the damaging effects of a criminal investigation. Contact his law office now to schedule a free, confidential consultation by calling 1-800-499-9902. Telephones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Mr. Chazin has spent his entire legal career defending the rights and liberties of his clients. For nearly 25 years, he has enjoyed considerable success by providing aggressive pre-file representation in all areas of criminal law, including:

White Collar Crime

  • Client diverted new client calls. Stole business from employer. $8,000 loss — No charges filed.
  • Client accused of defrauding employer out of tens and possibly hundreds of thousands of dollars in Pinole, Contra Costa County, California. — No charges filed.
  • Client confessed to a major stock/securities fraud involving more than $800,000 — No charges filed.
  • Accountant Client embezzled thousands of dollars from employer — No charges filed.
  • Manager Client embezzled thousands of dollars from employer — No charges filed.
  • Computer Hacker alleged to cause thousands of dollars in damages — No charges filed.
  • Federal Fraud allegations following a highly publicized investigation by the U.S. Attorneys' Office of an Internet scam. Extensive negotiations resulted in — No charges filed.
  • Pre-file Federal Fraud involving Social Security benefits – no charges filed.
  • Client accused of committing fraud against an on-line stock trading firm. — No charges filed.
  • Client accused of signing false documents and defrauding bank. Aggressive representation and negotiations resulted in — No charges filed.

Drug Offenses

  • Client sold drugs to undercover police officer in Richmond, Contra Costa County, California— No charges filed.
  • Pre-file allegations of transportation and sales of narcotics — No charges filed.
  • Pre-file; Client accused of auto burglary and possession and transportation of drugs — No charges filed.

Computer Crimes

  • Pre-file Federal Fraud allegations following a highly publicized investigation by the U.S. Attorneys' Office of an Internet scam. Extensive negotiations resulted in — No charges filed.

Sex Crimes

A pre-file allegation of rape by a teenager who had been befriended by the family was never prosecuted after client passed a polygraph and his verifiable explanations were communicated to the District Attorney — No charges filed.

  • 2004 - Alleged child Molest — No charges filed.
  • 2003 - Alleged child Molest — No charges filed.
  • 2002 - Alleged child Molest — No charges filed.

Client accused of possession of child pornography and failing to register as a sex offender in violation of Penal Code section 290. — No charges filed.

Client accused in two different cases in two different counties of sexually assaulting and/or battering victim. Aggressive investigation, pre-file preparation and negotiations resulted in — No charges filed.

Child Molestation

  • A pre-file allegation of rape by a teenager who had been befriended by the family was never prosecuted after client passed a polygraph and his verifiable explanations were communicated to the District Attorney — No charges filed.

Domestic Violence

  • Client accused of assaulting spouse — No charges filed.
  • Allegations of child abuse — No charges filed.

Assault and Battery

  • Client accused of assaulting spouse — No charges filed.
  • Allegations of child abuse — No charges filed.
  • Client accused of road rage, assaulting victim and damaging victim's car— No charges filed.

Robbery

  • Client broke into store, caught during commission of robbery, damaged property — No charges filed.
  • Client breaks into truck and is observed making his get-away — No charges filed.

DUI/DWI/Drunk Driving/Hit and Run

  • Alleged Vehicular Manslaughter — No charges filed.
  • Nurse accused of DUI and threatened with loss of nursing license — No charges filed.
  • Hit and run with injuries — No charges filed.
  • Client suspected of hit and run. Supposed identification of client as well as paint-transfer on both the client's vehicle and victim's vehicle— No charges filed.
  • Client stopped for Driving under the Influence of Alcohol— No charges filed and DMV case dismissed.
  • Client was under the influence of alcohol, crashes car on freeway and leaves scene— No charges filed.
  • Client accused of DUI. Early intervention by attorney results in — No charges filed.
  • Client under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs. Accused of DUI. Early intervention and aggressive representation resulted in — No charges filed and DMV action dismissed.

Contact Seth P. Chazin

If you are under criminal investigation, you may be able to limit the impact on your life. With the help of attorney Seth P. Chazin, the pending charges against you may be dropped or greatly reduced. Contact us.

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Seth P. Chazin is a San Francisco Bay Area Criminal Defense Lawyer with over 25 years experience.

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