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Criminal Defense

While I sincerely hope you are not in trouble, it is the unfortunate fact that in my line of work I meet many people who are. I meet good people who have become entangled in the criminal justice system and need immediate help. Individuals found to violate a criminal law whether through their own admission of guilt or through the determination of a jury are subject to fines, imprisonment, probation and community service, among other penalties. The outcome of any criminal case depends upon the facts surrounding the crime charged, the strength of the evidence, the legal validity of law enforcement's actions, courtroom procedure and the goals and strategy of the government and defense. I will navigate you through this complicated legal process.

The tremendous difficulties that accompany criminal charges both in and out of the courtroom can become overwhelming, and searching for representation can prove to be very difficult. Nevertheless, choosing the right attorney is one of the most important decisions you will have to make. Take your time to find the one with the right combination of experience and expertise best suited to your particular needs.

Whether this website is the first or final stop in your search, take the time to examine each website carefully. Searching the Internet you will encounter many attorneys claiming to have prestigious reputations, but be mindful that few of them do. My experience and expertise are described in detail here for your scrutiny, and I leave you to determine which attorney is best qualified to represent you in your matter.

I have successfully defended clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies. My practice is criminal defense in both state and federal courts. My services include consultations, pre-trial, trial, and post-trial proceedings.


The Criminal Docket Finder was developed in accordance with Marsy’s Law to provide victims with information on the defendant’s appearance at public proceedings.

Criminal Docket Finder

The Inmate Locator provides information regarding arrested and in-custody persons in Alameda County and reflects the most recent information known to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. Inmate Locator

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Law Offices of John T. Bell
151 Callan Avenue, Suite 102,
San Leandro, CA 94577


California State University, Hayward B.A., Political Science, 1995 University of California, Hastings College of the Law Juris Doctor, 1998


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