Criminal Defense

When it comes to matters of criminal defense, you can't afford to trust your case to just any attorney. A criminal conviction can have serious consequences that can have lifelong effects.

From affecting your ability to secure employment to making it difficult to find housing, the challenges can be severe. If the charges are serious enough, your very freedoms can be completely stripped if you're sent to prison. No one should be forced to face these challenges on their own. That's why for over 30 years I've been working with clients in the San Francisco area and across the country to help them defend themselves against criminal charges and fight to get their life back.

At Hallinan & Wine, our firm specializes in criminal defense law. As a criminal defense attorney with over two decades of experience, I'm proud to help my clients in any way that I can. From defending charges of marijuana and drug possession, to state and federal crimes that carry serious consequences, I'm prepared to help you face any criminal charge. We'll sit down and discuss the details of your case before going over all of the legal options you have available. From there, we can begin to outline an aggressive defense that will help maximize your chances at achieving a positive outcome.




Over the years I've assisted my clients on a variety of different criminal charges, from smaller offenses to major state and federal charges. When you work with me, I'll be at your side for any questioning by law enforcement officers, as well as every subsequent legal proceeding inside and outside of the courtroom. While my services have touched a variety of different criminal cases over the last 30 years, the majority of my work is within the following areas:

  • Drug Crimes - This includes all charges related to marijuana use and possession, including medical marijuana. I've provided defense services for growers, dispensary operators, patients, and regular users. Our firm has also represented grow sites in Mendocino County, and are prepared to represent clients throughout San Francisco.
  • Federal Crimes - From federal drug charges to bank and wire fraud charges, and everything in between. I can help provide a strong defense against virtually any federal charge you may be facing.
  • State Crimes - State charges can carry serious consequences. From domestic violence offenses to a DUI charge, I can help protect your rights and help you find a solution.
  • White Collar Crimes - This includes things like credit card fraud, identity theft, securities fraud, Medicare and Medicaid fraud, and intellectual property theft.

With many of these charges requiring a court battle, I have the trial experience needed to help ensure you're prepared to defend yourself. While these — and many other white-collar charges — can have significant consequences if you're convicted, you still have every right to defend yourself. Let me help protect your rights.


At the end of the day, criminal charges are a serious matter that have the potential to jeopardize your entire future. With over 30 years of experience helping clients navigate the criminal justice system, I can help you overcome whatever challenges you're facing. I will provide personalized legal services that can be tailored to the individual needs of your case, and I'll always be upfront with you about your situation. I'll also do my best to always be available to answer any questions or concerns that you may have along the way, so you can always feel comfortable about how your case is being handled. My job is to help you get your life back — and I'll do everything I can to help make that happen.


Few of us are ever prepared for the reality of being charged with a criminal offense. The good news is you don't have to face your charges alone. For over 30 years people have been coming to Hallinan & Wine for the very best in criminal defense representation. If you're facing criminal charges that put your future at risk, put my experience on your side today by calling us at (415) 621-2400.