Jesse J. Garcia, Attorney
For the past 30 years, Jesse Garcia has been a criminal defense attorney practicing in both state and federal courts through California, and the West Coast. During law school, Mr. Garcia clerked in the office of the San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation's Mission District Office. After graduating from the University of San Francisco Law School in 1974, he received a Regional Herbert Smith Fellowship and practiced law with Legal Services in the San Joaquin Valley. He then joined the Alameda County Public Defenders Office in 1975. In 1981, Mr. Garcia moved into private practice and formed a partnership focusing exclusively on criminal defense. He has represented defendants charged with drug offenses, sex crimes, and violent crimes of all types. Mr. Garcia approaches each of his cases with an eye toward restorative justice, and rehabilitation. His large practice draws from many diverse communities. Mr. Garcia also has represented clients with identifiable gang affiliations. More recently, he has been successful in representing clients with high-tech computer criminal charges in various federal and state venues.
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