Courtroom sketch (left to right: Blake Wilson, defendant, Tony Serra), Contra Costa Superior Court, Sept. 2, 1994 - by Paulette Frankel

Courtroom sketch (left to right: Blake Wilson, defendant, Tony Serra), Contra Costa Superior Court, Sept. 2, 1994 - by Paulette Frankel

Law practice

I have tried cases in dozens of California state and appellate courts, and several Federal District courts. I am currently licensed in California (1993) and New York (2015), and formerly licensed in Colorado (2009). I am honored to have worked as both a private attorney and a court-appointed ‘private defender’ on behalf of the indigent. I specialize in criminal law and defense, and I have extensive experience in:

·       Fourth Amendment search and seizure litigation   

·       Jury trial practice including First Degree Murder, methamphetamine manufacturing, cultivation of marijuana, etc.

·       Pre-Trial motion practice including bail, diversion, and Prop 36 law

·       Parole Hearings for “Lifers”

·       Plea Negotiation and Sentencing

·       Medical Marijuana Law

·       18 USC 2255 motions

·       Gang/RICO Enhancements

·       Violent Crimes

·       Post-Conviction Remedies including motion and appellate work

·       Fraud and Economic/Property Crimes