Case Results:

We Win Cases - Our Winning Strategy:

We Keep Clients Informed - Call Us 24/7

We believe that an informed client can help in the defense of his/her case. We review and share with a client all discovery received from the prosecutor. This means copies of all police reports, audio and video tapes, witness statement, scientific evidence such as DNA, ballistics, blood work, expert opinions.

We Formulate A Defense Plan - All Federal and State Cases

All cases are different but we always have a defense plan based on experience and tactics. Often the defense is simply a failure of the prosecution to prove the case. The burden is on the state to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Good cross examination can create that doubt. Others might require self-defense or accident. A sexual assault might simply never have happened or, in some cases, sex occurred but the act was consensual and, therefore, not a crime.

Legal Motions

Motions to suppress, or to reveal informants, or to discover background information on the police, are crucial. All legal pressure that can be applied will be applied to win the case.


We thoroughly investigate the case. This means taking the statements of witnesses, independently testing the evidence, DNA, fingerprints, ballistics. We analyze the crime scene, take photos, use a lie detector, consult with experts - whatever it takes to win your case.

Aggressive Defense of Your Case

Our thorough, aggressive approach applies to all stages of your case: Bail, Arraignment, Motions, all the way through Trial and Sentencing, if needed, New Trial, Appeal. We assign 2 attorneys to every case. This way, you can always reach an attorney that knows about your case.

We Get the Best Results - Avoid Jail

Criminal accusations can be devastating unless dealt with in a discreet, sensitive, professional manner. Let a specialist & our team of experienced Investigators & Experts help you. We are experienced, we work hard, and we care.
State Certified Specialists
Robert Beles - State Certified Criminal Law Specialist
Anne Beles - State Certified Criminal Law Specialist
Paul McCarthy - State Certified Appellate Law Specialist
Manisha Daryani - State Certified Appellate Law Specialist
Emilio Parker - State Certified Immigration Law Specialist
California Board of Legal Specialization
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Why Hire A State Bar Certified Specialist?

If you had a serious illness, wouldn't you want to be treated by a doctor who specialized in that area? Criminal Law is serious. The State Bar certifies legal specialists to help the public identify attorneys who have demonstrated proficiency in specialized fields of law. What Does it Mean When an Attorney is a "Certified" Specialist? A Certified Specialist is more than just an attorney who specializes in a particular area of law. A California attorney who is certified by the State Bar has had to meet certain high standards.

A certified specialists is required to have:

  • Taken and passed a written examination in Criminal Law
  • Demonstrated a high level of experience in Criminal Law
  • Fulfilled ongoing education requirements
  • Been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with her or his work
What Can a Certified Criminal Law Specialist Do for You?
  • Fully advise you
  • Vigorously defend you through all stages of your case
  • Help you protect your rights
  • Help you effectively handle your case from start to finish
Robert and Anne Beles are both State Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialists.

Demand this official Certification when your freedom is at stake.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Oakland Defense Lawyers Serving the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Area

When Your Freedom is at Stake You Need Experienced and Aggressive Oakland Criminal Defense

Experience. Specialization. A Reputation for Credibility. A Record of Success.

These are some of the strengths of Robert J. Beles and his team of experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert J. Beles. He is certified as a criminal law specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Over the course of more than 40 years, Robert has built a solid reputation as a highly effective criminal defense attorney in the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Area.

Annie Beles is also certified as a criminal law specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and has over 10 years of experience. Both father and daughter take great pride in their reputation and success.

Our criminal defense law firm is well respected throughout the judicial system and legal community. Our legal team is rounded out by a dedicated group of lawyers with a variety of talents that benefit our clients. We all have impressive qualifications and a drive to defend people who are accused of crimes.

Our Oakland Defense Attorneys Can Help You Avoid Jail – On Low Bail or With No Bail!

Our trial lawyers vigorously represent people charged with sex crimes of all kinds, as well as a full spectrum of state or federal criminal charges. We defend people accused of domestic violence, murder, attempted murder, manslaughter, or assault, drug charges (including manufacturing and trafficking), drunk driving, juvenile offenses, theft, embezzlement, or fraud, and Internet or white-collar crimes.

Our attorneys also counsel and defend businesses and individuals charged with real estate fraud and tax evasion.

Oakland Criminal Defense of Cases at all Stages

We represent clients with insight, compassion, and unyielding dedication at every stage of a criminal case: in pre-trial and plea negotiations, during bail and preliminary hearings or arraignments, at pre-trial motions, trial, and on appeal, including appeal of sex crime convictions. We also assist clients with post-convictions remedies, issues regarding sex offender registration, probation and parole violations, pre-arrest investigations, motions for expungement or sealing of records and deportation defense.

Our Criminal Lawyers in Oakland are Experts at Protecting Constitutional Rights — Preserving Freedom and Property

Our years of experience have allowed us to develop a vast “tool box” of defense strategies for all types of criminal charges. We are dedicated to protecting the constitutional rights of the accused, and preserving people’s freedom. We protect people’s right to keep hard-earned property safe from illegal forfeitures and seizures.

You May be Eligible for Alternatives to Jail: Restitution, Drug Treatment, Anger Management Counseling

Satisfied clients often thank us for helping them turn their lives around . . . helping them get back on track . . . for keeping them out of jail . . . for allowing them to put their marriages back together . . . or for helping them get drug treatment, counseling, or other rehabilitation help as alternatives to jail.

How Our Oakland Criminal Lawyers Deal With Payment

We accept all major credit cards. We work out payments plans. Our fees are reasonable. We believe the best defense should be available to everyone. We can refer loved ones to emergency loan sources to finance the defense of a case in times of crisis. Call us. We’ll work out the payments.

Contact an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer at The Law Offices of Robert J. Beles

Our criminal attorneys have offices in Oakland, Pleasanton, Fremont, Concord and Hayward, CA and represent individuals charged with crimes thoughout Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. To schedule a consultation with a criminal defense attorney, contact us through this Web site or by phone today.

Super Lawyers California State Bar Preeminent Lawyers California Board of Legal Specialization National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice Avvo Rating 10.0 - Robert J. Beles AILA Payment Plan Accepted
Office Locations

Oakland Office
The Ordway Building
1 Kaiser Plaza - Suite 2300
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 836-0100
Fax: 510-832-3690

Hayward Office
22320 Foothill Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94541
Phone: (510) 889-1030

Fremont Office
39560 Stevenson Place - St 217
Fremont, CA 94536
Phone: (510) 745-7755

Pleasanton Office
4900 Hopyard Rd. - Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Phone: (925) 460-5400

Walnut Creek Office
2121 N. California Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94507
Phone: (925) 460-5400

San Jose
2880 Zanker Road, Suite 203
San Jose, CA 95134
Phone: (408) 255-5100

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