The Law Offices of Jeffrey B. Hayden are committed to protecting the rights of individuals throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in connection with a range of criminal charges, including felonies, misdemeanors, and juvenile offenses. For details about the full scope of our legal services, please use the links on the left.

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Certified Specialist Criminal Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Mr. Hayden is Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization – in California, there are less than 400 attorneys with this distinction – who has received the AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0/10.0 AVVO rating.  Named a Northern California Super Lawyer several times, Mr. Hayden has over 20 years of trial experience in the criminal courts.

Why Does the State Bar Certify Legal Specialists?

• To help the public identify attorneys who have demonstrated proficiency in specialized fields of law;
• To encourage the maintenance and improvement of attorney competence in specialized fields of law.

If you had a serious illness, wouldn't you want to be treated by a doctor who specialized in that area?  If your child suffered from cancer, would you seek a podiatrist to treat him or her?  CRIMINAL LAW IS SERIOUS.

What Does It Mean When an Attorney is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist?
A Certified Specialist is more than just an attorney who specializes in a particular area of law. A California attorney who is certified by the State Bar as a Criminal Law specialist must have:

• Taken and passed an extensive written examination in Criminal Law;
• Demonstrated a high level of experience in Criminal Law;
• Fulfilled ongoing education requirements;
• Been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with her    or his work.

Certified specialists must go through a "re-certification" process every 5 years, and continue to fulfill extensive and specialized education requirements.

Attorneys may identify themselves as a “certified” specialist in California only if they are certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

What can a certified Criminal Law specialist do for you?

• Fully advise you;
• Vigorously defend you through all stages of your case;
• Help protect your rights;
• Help you effectively handle your case from start to finish.

The criminal justice system can be frightening and intimidating, but a qualified defense attorney who understands how the process works can protect your constitutional rights, pursue avenues to minimize any charges against you, and increase the chances that your name is cleared in court.  Mr. Hayden has successfully handled thousands of criminal and juvenile delinquency cases and defended both adults and minors charged with DUI and drunk-driving related DMV suspensions, assault and battery, domestic violence, robbery, burglary, theft, lewd conduct, rape, molestation, other sex crimes, drug possession, drug sales, weapons offenses, and first-degree murder.

Each case is important to us. Whether you have been arrested for a petty offense or a serious felony, we can help. Contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey B. Hayden today.

Law Offices of Jeffrey B. Hayden, located in Redwood City, California, provides legal services in the following areas: City and County of San Francisco, South San Francisco, Daly City, Brisbane, San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame, Hillsborough, San Mateo, Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood City, Palo Alto, Pacifica, Half Moon Bay, Menlo Park, Millbrae, San Bruno, Foster City, Pacifica, Half Moon Bay, Menlo Park, Atherton, Unincorporated San Mateo County, East Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, La Honda, El Granada, Lagunitas, Montara, Moss Beach, Pescadero, Portola Valley, Redwood Shores, Stanford, Peninsula SF, SFO, San Francisco, and surrounding communities in Northern California. 

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