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Even small crimes cause big problems.

Jail time, fines, a criminal record, rejected job & home applications, etc....the list goes on.

If you've made a mistake, don't make two. Call Ariel Rief for a 100% FREE, private, no pressure consultation from a criminal defense trial lawyer & former prosecutor who's easy to talk to.

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Facing a criminal case is hard.

Talking to a your lawyer shouldn't be.

Meet the Attorney

Were you falsely accused or charged with more than you deserve? Do you suffer from mental illness or addiction? Or did you simply party a bit too hard recently?


Every client is unique. But in all cases, my mission is to put your legal troubles behind you. 


What clients say

... went well above and beyond.

Can I guarantee you 100% that I will drop jail in your case?

No. That wouldn't be responsible or professionally ethical. But what I can say is that I will prioritize making the entire court process as smooth, understandable, and painless as possible for you. You'll know what I'm doing and why I'm doing it. And I can also say that my approach to cases—which I call my "DROPJAIL Method"—produces TOP results for clients year after year.

Here are some recent client results (which may be slightly outdated if I haven't updated my website). These are examples only. They are not a guarantee of the same or similar result in your matter. Each case is unique.

Learn more about your criminal charges. What does the DA need to prove you guilty?


San Francisco Peninsula /

San Mateo Cty Office

620 Jefferson Ave., Ste. I

Redwood City, CA 94063

Tel. (650) 649-7177

Fax (888) 592-1351

East Bay / Contra Costa Cty Office

1001 Country Club Dr., Ste. D-1

Moraga, CA 94556

Tel. (925) 388-5040

Fax (888) 592-1351














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