Criminal Defense

Federal and State criminal defense on any and all criminal matters. An experienced and skilled defense attorney can make all the difference for you or your family member.

Our team is committed to handling each case with the care of the proverbial “federal case.” Our willingness to go to trial where appropriate, and history of success in trial, benefits not only those clients but also helps us obtain the best dispositions and settlements around, because the other side knows we are not afraid to “pull the trigger” (try a case) where the facts and/or defenses call for it. Collectively, we have completed dozens of trials often with the most favorable results possible for our clients.

We get those results also through our willingness to seek interlocutory writs in the courts of appeal even during cases, where that is the best recourse. We are focused on maintaining our client’s liberty in criminal cases, keeping their records as clean as possible and in civil cases, helping our clients really achieve life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in whatever we can through the legal system.


We represent clients across all manner of criminal cases including:

-Violent Crime

-Drug Crime


-Sex Crimes

-Major Narcotics

-Strike offenses

-Domestic Violence


We are state and national leaders in marijuana defense. Allison has been practicing in this area since 2002 and has achieved successful outcomes on a number of cases including all of the below charges:
HSC 11357 Possession of marijuana
HSC 11358 Cultivation of marijuana
HSC 11359 Possession of marijuana for sale
HSC 11360 Unlawful Transportation, Importation, Sale or Gift
HSC 11361 Employing or giving marijuana to minors.
HSC 11361.5, 11361.7 and 11361.8 Destruction of Conviction or Arrest Records
HSC 11362.1 Lawful activities for adult users under Prop. 64
HSC 11362.2 Restrictions on personal use cultivation
HSC 11362.3 and 11362.4 Restrictions on use in schools, driving use or manufacturing using volatile and combustible solvents.
HSC 11362.45 Other restrictions.