Arrested or Charged with a Crime in California?

Alameda County Criminal Defense Attorney with 30 Years of Experience

A criminal allegation can seriously limit your freedom. If convicted, you face limitations to future opportunities. For example, you may become ineligible for government housing, food share programs and/or education grants. Even if you are innocent of the charges, it can be difficult to clear your name. Furthermore, even a successful trial can harm your reputation if it is not handled by a qualified attorney. For this reason, anyone charged with a crime should contact an experienced Hayward criminal defense attorney immediately. An attorney for criminal defense can protect your rights and provide peace of mind during a very difficult time.

Ultimately, a good criminal attorney will work to dismiss or reduce the charges against you. If you have been charged with a crime in Alameda County, California, contact The Law Offices of Louise J. Goodman. Mr. Goodman, a local criminal defense attorney, has over thirty years of experience. Since Louis J Goodman is a former Alameda County Deputy District Attorney, our criminal defense law firm knows what strategies can mitigate your risk. With a team of professionals, we can scrutinize evidence, analyze reports and cross-examine witnesses. If necessary, our Hayward based criminal defense attorney can negotiate with prosecutors to protect your best interests.

Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney

Many people charged with a crime feel that the future is bleak. However, you have choices and rights. The best way to mitigate your risk is to obtain California criminal representation as soon as possible. Our Alameda County criminal defense lawyer can help you retain rights you might otherwise unknowingly waive.

Our success stems from our experience and compassion. If you need to find a criminal defense attorney in Alameda County California, we can help immediately. If you have been arrested, we can review the details and work to discover if your rights have been violated.

We specifically cover the following Courts: Wiley Manuel Courthouse in Oakland, The Rene C. Davidson Courthouse in Oakland, East County Hall of Justice (ECHOJ) in Dublin, The Fremont Courthouse in Fremont, and the Juvenile Court in San Leandro.

Experience Matters

Some people wonder what to look for in a criminal defense lawyer. You can always count on experience. Over the past 30 years, our Hayward/Alameda County based criminal defense firm has learned a lot about the criminal justice system. As a former Alameda County Deputy District Attorney, our former California prosecutor/lawyer knows what tactics prosecutors will use. As a result of work and experience, our peers have honored attorney Louis J. Goodman with a Martindale Hubbell AV Rating*.

Arrested or Under Investigation? Call to Schedule Free Initial Consultation Today
Unfortunately, some people believe help is out of reach due to the cost of a criminal defense attorney. However, our firm believes that everyone has the right to legal representation. For this reason, our California criminal defense firm offers a free consultation. At no cost to you, we can review the details of your arrest and let you know if we can help.

If you have been charged with a crime in Alameda County, California or Hayward, Oakland, Berkeley, San Leandro, Castro Valley, Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, Union City, Newark, or Fremont, California, call us today. There is no obligation to discuss our services and we will provide you with a fee schedule to take home. To schedule your free consultation, contact The Law Offices of Louis J. Goodman online or call (510) 582-9090.

Louis J. Goodman, Attorney at Law
1290 B Street
Suite 307
Hayward, CA 94541
I represent clients in Alameda County, including Hayward, Union City, Newark, Fremont, Castro Valley, San Leandro, Dublin, Piedmont, Emeryville, Pleasanton, Livermore, Oakland, Berkeley, and Alameda.


The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.


*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary.
Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.