Why Ariel?

As an experienced criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor, I have a well-established record of success on both sides of the courtroom aisle. My Bay Area criminal law practice prioritizes dropping the most days of jail possible in your case with a philosophy I call the "DROPJAIL Method." I want to help end your legal troubles so you can move forward productively in life. And as critical as the final result is in your case, I equally prioritize making the entire court process for you as smooth, understandable, and painless as possible. Here are some of the other benefits to working with me.

Hello,

I'm Ariel (Ari) Rief, an easy-to-talk-to lawyer with an easy number (888-DROPJAIL).

I represent clients in the Bay Area charged with DUIs, possession of drugs, weapons, probation violations, homicide—in other words, most misdemeanors and felonies. I'm comfortable talking to judges, juries, and DAs (I'm a former prosecutor myself). And I find great joy in getting to know my clients and helping them to successfully move on from their legal troubles. 

What former clients say

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Dear Anna

You are beautiful.

You are kind.

You are graceful.

And authentic.

You love with a full heart.

Every day I get to spend with you is a diamond.