Trusted Criminal Defense in the Bay Area 

Would you trust a shaky, inexperienced surgeon to operate on you? Not a chance. When facing criminal charges, you should apply the same logic—find a trial lawyer with a steady hand and years of successful "operations" in court. To be convicted of a CRIME, any crime, can be a big deal; there's much at stake including possible jail time and lost job opportunities. I'm Attorney Ariel Rief—a trusted negotiator and trial lawyer with a long history of courtroom success, as well as a former prosecutor—and I will handle your case with precision and care.

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Negotiated more than 400 criminal charges to be DISMISSED or REDUCED in 2019.

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Lower overhead = lower rates.

Rief Legal offers competitive, transparent pricing by not passing onto clients the costs of expensive ad campaigns, including flashy "top attorney" awards or "10/10" online ratings. (Yes, lawyers pay for those.)

Attorney

Ariel Rief, Esq.

I'm a criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor with a Bay Area law practice focused on drug and alcohol related offenses (possession, sales, DUI, other crimes while under the influence, etc.). I represent accused defendants in cases that range from misdemeanor to murder and have extensive courtroom and jury trial experience. In all cases, I work to find the best solutions through pragmatic strategies that have proven to be the most effective with prosecutors, judges, and juries. I accept clients throughout the Bay Area, subject to availability, and have offices in San Mateo and Contra Costa counties. I also offer one-of-a-kind legal virtual consulting across California for DIY individuals considering representing themselves without a lawyer in court (known as "pro per" defendants) to save thousands of dollars. In certain cases, it can be a smart move—there are some unique advantages. But I'll be straightforward with you if I think it's a bad idea in your case, plus may be able help you find a quality lawyer in your local courthouse.

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SF Peninsula Office

620 Jefferson Ave., Ste. I
Redwood City, CA 94063

Tel. (650) 649-7177

Fax (888) 592-1351

East Bay Office

1001 Country Club Dr., Ste. D-1
Moraga, CA 94556

Tel. (925) 388-5040

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