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Law Offices of Seth P. Chazin

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 is certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Board of Legal Specialization* and 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.

*In 2018, Mr. Chazin was re-certified as a Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Board of Legal Specialization.

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Contact Seth Chazin at 510-665-6219

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 new 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 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

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Protestor Representation

We condemn any executive orders banning or unreasonably restricting refugees or non-citizens and will offer our services pro bono for anyone who has been illegally arrested for protesting these unconstitutional orders. Representation is offered free of charge for anyone facing potential or actual criminal charges as a result of protesting against the recent unconstitutional executive orders of the Trump administration concerning the banning or imposition of restrictions on non-citizens.

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

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Seth P. Chazin is recognized by Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers® is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This recognition is earned only by the top 5% of attorneys in the state. The selection process for Super Lawyers has many steps and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. To learn more about the selection process, click here.