High-Profile Criminal Defense Attorney in San Francisco, CA

With more than two decades of combined legal experience in California courtrooms ranging from the state level to the U.S. Supreme Court, as both a prosecutor and defense attorney, Allen Sawyer knows just what it takes to win. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and are facing criminal charges, Attorney Sawyer will bring knowledgeable defense skills with one goal: delivering the best possible outcome.

Practice Areas

Federal Crimes Defense Attorney

When it comes to federal crime accusations, the penalties can be incredibly severe, and there’s no room for error when it comes to your defense. Allen Sawyer has successfully defended many clients accused of the most complex and serious federal crimes. If you’ve been accused of any serious federal crime in San Francisco, contact Allen Sawyer right away and let him know the details of your case. The sooner you reach out, the sooner a legal defense strategy can be mounted – one that could help you reach a favorable outcome or settlement, as well as avoid jail time.

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Criminal Defense Attorney

Whether you are facing white-collar charges or those related to a violent crime, hiring an experienced criminal defense lawyer in San Francisco is crucial to making sure you get a fair trial and help you work toward the best possible outcome. With a focus on high-profile cases, Allen Sawyer has defended his San Francisco-based clients against a wide variety of criminal charges, equipping him with a unique suite of legal knowledge and expertise upon which he can draw.  His areas of practice in criminal defense include but are not limited to:

  • Assault, Homicide and other Violent Personal Crimes
  • Aiding and Abetting, Conspiracy, and other Inchoate Crimes
  • Burglary, Larceny, and other Property Crimes
  • Drug charges, including reduction or expungement of marijuana-related offenses
  • Embezzlement
  • Real estate fraud

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Drug Crimes Defense Attorney

Regardless of the severity of your drug charges, from simple possession to intent to sell, you have the right to counsel and a fair trial. Having spent considerable time as a prosecutor in California, Allen Sawyer has seen firsthand the devastating impact it can make to your career, family, and finances, all of which can come from a drug conviction. As a drug crimes defense attorney in San Francisco, Allen Sawyer looks past the stigma associated with these charges to make sure that you receive equitable treatment.

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Embezzlement Crimes Defense Attorney

Typically considered a white-collar crime, embezzlement differs from standard theft and fraud charges in that it specifically implies the breaching of a relationship of trust. As such, mounting a defense against embezzlement charges requires a unique and well-earned knowledge set, one which Allen Sawyer proudly possesses from his time on both sides of the court. As with any criminal charge, white-collar or otherwise, Mr. Sawyer will work tirelessly to ensure a favorable outcome. For embezzlement charges, early action is key – the sooner you have an attorney negotiating and preparing a strategy on your behalf, the sooner you can stage an adequate defense or reach a favorable settlement. So, if you have been accused and need an embezzlement crimes defense attorney in San Francisco, contact Allen Sawyer today!

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White-Collar Defense Attorney

While a large number of offenses fall under the umbrella of “white-collar crime,” two common threads run through all of them: the importance of beginning your legal defense early, and the even more crucial matter of making sure that you hire the right counsel. With a career that has yielded a variety of high-profile white-collar cases, Allen Sawyer is the man for the job. From preparing a case in your favor to negotiating settlements, he will be by your side every step of the way with the goal of reaching the most favorable outcome and avoiding jail time entirely. As a white-collar defense attorney in San Francisco, Allen Sawyer has seen it all at the state level and up to the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Sawyer will advocate for you to the fiercest extent possible.

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Best criminal attorney in the Central Valley. Allen Sawyer has the knowledge, expertise, experience to represent you effectively with your case. His 22 years of experience gives him the insight into how to win your case.

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San Francisco, CA

High-Profile Criminal Defense in San Francisco, CA

One of the must bustling and energetic cities in the world, it is an honor and privilege for Allen Sawyer to be able to represent clients in San Francisco. Mr. Sawyer has worked on a variety of high-profile legal matters in the Bay Area, including that of an orthopedic surgeon implicated in a home health care fraud case. Whether the charges you’re facing are white collar or criminal in nature, Allen Sawyer will bring impassioned defense with a single goal in mind: achieving the most favorable outcome for you.