East Bay Criminal Defense Attorney
Joe Motta is a criminal defense attorney located in the East Bay. He covers both Contra Costa and Alameda counties. He can represent you if you have been charged with, or are being investigated for any crime, including the following:
DUI Defense – Our two-pronged approach in handling your DUI defense includes representation in the criminal court and DMV hearing. You run the risk of losing your license before your DUI case is heard or resolved.
DUI with Injury – Drunk driving charges that include the injury or death of another party can result in severe penalties. Those charges include assault and vehicular manslaughter.
Domestic Violence – Our firm represents clients charged with domestic violence as well as people that are victims of spousal abuse or child abuse. We work to secure or defend clients against restraining orders.
Robbery Assault/Assault/Persons Crimes/Crimes Against Persons – Robbery is a serious criminal charge. If a gun is used in the commission of the alleged crime, the penalties are much more severe, including ineligibility for probation.
Murder, Homicide & Manslaughter – We have helped our clients charged with homicide crimes. In certain cases, we have had clients reclassified as witnesses rather than suspects.
Drug Crimes – Successful defense of drug charges requires an attorney experienced in preparing and arguing motions to suppress evidence coupled with a thorough knowledge of search and seizure law.Joe Motta has successfully advocated for clients for every type of drug crime.
Juvenile Defense – A charge of a juvenile crime can affect the rest of your child’s life. That can include your ability to get into certain schools or secure a good job.
Identity Theft & Internet Crimes –We have extensive experience in handling complex computer crime cases. We also partner with forensics experts in the field in these cases. That helps level the playing field for people facing these serious charges.
Fraud, Forgery and Embezzlement – While non-violent in nature, white collar crimes that involve fraud and embezzlement carry severe penalties if convicted.
Weapons Charges – Whether charged on its own or added to another crime, such as robbery, a weapons charge can result in a lengthy jail sentence. We have the experience to help.
Probation Violations – In addition to the above areas of practice, we work hard for our clients to prevent termination of probation or have charges reduced to lessen the penalty.
Crimes against People – A crime against a person includes assault, robbery, or domestic violence. You need a seasoned criminal defense lawyer to represent you and protect your rights.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding a criminal charge or expungement of your record, please contact us.