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With You Every Step of The Way Sonoma County Criminal Defense Attorney

Sonoma County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Free Case Review: Call (707) 418-5352

Our Somona County criminal defense attorneys have served 1,000s of clients, offering dedicated counsel throughout every step of the process.

Our firm prioritizes client communication, ensuring that you always know where your case stands. For his results and client-recommended service, he has won a Client Distinction Award and selection for the 2015-2018 list of Super Lawyers® Rising Starsâ„ .


Our Clients Tell It Best
  • “caring, aggressive, knowledgeable attorney and a terrific role model.”

    - Former Client
  • “Words could never describe how much I appreciate you. Thank you so much for everything.”

    - Daniel
  • “He genuinely cared and wanted to help.”

    - Konstantine

What is the Arrest Process in California?

The California and U.S. Constitutions have many safeguards that protect Americans from potential abuses by their government. Abuses and mistakes can occur anywhere, however, including in Santa Rosa or elsewhere in Sonoma County and the North Bay Area.

As a defendant in any criminal proceeding, from drug possession and DUI to manslaughter, you have a right to:

  • Hear your Miranda warnings, which include being notified of your right to a criminal defense lawyer;
  • Be free from being imposed with an unreasonable bail amount;
  • Know the reason for your arrest, plus hear the probable cause behind it or see a warrant;
  • Be free from evidence obtained without warrant or probable cause.

If police collect evidence in violation of your rights, this evidence could be excluded at your trial. Your criminal lawyer must request a suppression hearing. There, the defense attorney can argue that evidence was obtained without a warrant and should be excluded, while the prosecutor would set forth reasons why the evidence was lawfully collected. If the criminal defense lawyer can win the suppression hearing and get evidence thrown out, the prosecutor might have to dismiss the charges due to a lack of evidence.

Ensuring Your Constitutional Rights Are Protected

In a criminal process filled with grueling interrogation, inauspicious stays in county jail, and indifferent bureaucrats, we at the Law Offices of Evan E. Zelig, P.C. approach each case with the passion it deserves. Our Santa Rosa criminal attorney will tirelessly review your case and work to present a strong defense on your behalf. Whether you are facing DUI or theft charges, manslaughter or gang offense violations, we are available 24/7 by phone to help you.

Call (707) 418-5352 or contact online to request your free case review from our Santa Rosa criminal defense lawyer today!

What Makes Us Stand Apart?

  • 15+ Years' Experience in Criminal Law
  • Prompt Response Times
  • Client-Oriented Services
  • Aggressive, Proactive Approach to Handling Cases
  • Hands-On Guidance & Support Through the Criminal Justice System

Meet Attorney Evan E. Zelig

Your Zealous Advocate
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    Evan E. Zelig

    Founding Attorney

    Committed to Criminal Defense Law from the Beginning After Attorney Evan E. Zelig gained experience in various positions throughout the legal field, he returned to Northern California to open up his own practice, the Law Offices of Evan E. Zelig. Located in the heart of Sonoma County near the Hall of Justice Courthouse and Jail Detention Facilities, Mr. Zelig accepts criminal cases from all across California. Background and Experience From the very beginning, Attorney Zelig practiced criminal ...
  • 2022 Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Lawyers of Excellence 2022
  • Sonoma Magazine 2021 Lawyers of Distinction
  • Member of the National College for DUI Defense
  • California NORML Legal Committee Member
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2018
  • AICLA - 10 Best Client Satisfaction 2015
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2017
  • BBB Accredited Business
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2016
  • Martindale Client Distinction Award
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2015

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