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Aggressive Representation When Freedom Is on the Line

Are you facing serious criminal charges and a potentially life-altering conviction? Consult with a San Francisco criminal defense lawyer who will aggressively defend your rights and your future. Trust in one who will provide you with the highest quality legal representation.

San Francisco criminal defense lawyer Seth P. Chazin has been named a Top 100 Lawyer. During his more than 30 years of experience, attorney Chazin has effectively defended thousands of clients accused of crimes in the Bay Area, California and in various places throughout the United States. Drawing upon his history of success, he will provide clients with the knowledge, skill and aggressiveness needed to secure the best possible results.

Criminal defense attorney Seth P. Chazin represents clients in Federal and State court facing felony or misdemeanor charges for all types of criminal offenses. To contact his office 24 hours a day, call 1-800-499-9902. Free consultations are available.

Proactive Intervention in Both State and Federal Criminal Law Cases

It is extremely important to consult with a defense lawyer as soon as you discover that you are under investigation for a state or federal criminal charge. Once a case is charged, the consequences become that much more serious. Thus, it is important to intervene before charges are filed.

Mr. Chazin has succeeded many times at preventing the filing of charges for state and federal crimes- ranging from federal white collar cases to federal and state child pornography cases, all types of sex crimes, DUI/DWI's and violent crimes. When this is not possible, he can often defer and/or minimize prosecution. He works closely with clients to gather information, evaluate their cases and develop effective defense strategies.

In particular, attorney Chazin has enjoyed the highest level of success defending clients accused of white collar crimes and sex crimes/offenses. He has also been successful in removing clients from the sex offender registration list under Penal Code § 290, as well as helping clients remove their names from the Department of Justice Megan's List. To learn more, please see a recent article about the latest ruling regarding sex offender registration.

Seth Chazin is a co-author of a book entitled Evidence Discovery in Internet Pornography Cases, and has written on the subject of child pornography cases.

When facing criminal charges, it is always in your best interests to secure legal representation as quickly as possible. Law enforcement will often attempt to take advantage of you. They may convince you to make incriminating statements, or take action against you that might not happen if you already have legal representation. Attorney Chazin and his firm can help you avoid these legal pitfalls and keep every potential defense option open and viable.

Recent Case Successes

Seth Chazin wins major victory in murder case

Victory for Innocent Client - Murder Charges Dismissed in Alleged Oakland Gang Shooting. The case was dropped. To read more about the case, visit this article published by KTVU, Channel 2 News.

Seth Chazin wins major acquittal in Federal Court

Seth P. Chazin obtained a full acquittal in a major San Francisco international federal fraud case. The jury deliberated for two days before finding the defendant not guilty on all counts in the indictment. Click the federal fraud case link for more information.

Seth Chazin wins major victory in petition to terminate sex offender registration case

Our client in Placer County was convicted of a felony violation of Penal Code § 243.4(d) - (Sexual Battery) that had required him to register as a sex offender pursuant to Penal Code section 290 for more than 30 years. The court GRANTED client's petition to be removed from the 290 sex offender registration list under Penal Code section 290.5 (SB 384).

Seth Chazin wins major victory in sex crimes/molestation case

A client in Contra Costa County was accused of molesting a friend's daughter on two occasions. His aggressive negotiations with police resulted in no charges being filed.

Client in molestation case facing life imprisonment receives credit for time served and avoids deportation

Client receives credit for time served and probation and avoids deportation after facing life imprisonment in a three-victim molestation case in Contra Costa County.

Seth Chazin is a Consulting Expert

Seth Chazin was quoted in the SF Chronicle in January, 2016, as acting criminal defense attorney on a high profile child porn case.

Seth Chazin was quoted in the SF Chronicle in April, 2014, consulting as an expert on the issue of money laundering and related prosecutions in federal court.

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Seth P. Chazin is a San Francisco Bay Area Criminal Defense Lawyer with over 30 years experience.


“The death penalty is a lie, a misguided mistake born of anger and frustration. Capital punishment has become a perverse monument to inequality, to how some lives matter and others do not. It is a violent example of how we protect and value the rich and abandon and devalue the poor. The death penalty is a grim, disturbing shadow formed by the legacy of racial apartheid and bias against the poor that condemns the disfavored among us, but corrupts us all. It’s the perverse symbol elected officials use to strengthen their ‘tough on crime’ reputations and distract us from confronting the causes of violence. It is finally the enemy of grace, redemption and all of us who recognize that each person is more than their worse act.”
- Bryan Stevenson