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Alanna D. Coopersmith, Attorney at Law
Alanna Coopersmith

2201 Broadway, Ste. 815
Oakland CA 91320
(510) 628-0596

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Alanna D. Coopersmith, Attorney at Law

Please Call : 510-628-0596


Criminal defense attorney Alanna Coopersmith has represented hundreds of people accused of criminal activity. But what sets her practice apart is that she knows that no two cases are alike. She listens to what you have to say. She investigates the facts thoroughly. She understands that criminal cases are won and lost on the details.

Equally important, Alanna is experienced in criminal jury trials. If a trial is the right way to go in your case, she will present your case to a jury persuasively and effectively. Having an attorney who is ready for trial is the best chance you have to beat the charges, and by far the best way to get the prosecution to offer a plea deal that’s fair to you.

The law office of Alanna D. Coopersmith, Attorney at Law, is located in Downtown Oakland and represents clients throughout the East Bay and the San Francisco Bay Area, including Oakland, San Francisco, Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond, Pittsburg, Martinez, Hayward, San Leandro, Fremont, Lafayette, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, Livermore, Marin, Vacaville, Fairfield and Vallejo. We have experience agressively arguing criminal cases before judges and district attorneys in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and Solano counties.

Representation includes every stage of the criminal process, including bail hearings, interrogation and lineups, arraignment, pre-trial motions, plea negotiations, and jury trials. We strive to provide top notch defense at an affordable price. In most cases, a flat fee is charged payable at the beginning of the case. You don’t have to wonder what the attorney fee will be, or worry that you will not be able to afford to actually go to trial or have your legal defense handled aggressively. Whether your case is resolved in one court appearance or many, the attorney fee you will owe is the same.

Alanna D. Coopersmith practices Criminal Defense, Criminal Appeals, DUI/Drunk Driving, Civil and Criminal Restraining Orders, Sex Offenses, Gun Charges & Weapons Offenses, Criminal Threats, Kidnapping, Gang Crimes, Domestic Violence, Prostitution, Drug Charges, Mental Health, Driving on a Suspended License, Trespassing, Disorderly Conduct, Robbery, Theft, Burglary, Assault & Battery, Probation Violations, Traffic Infractions, Outstanding Warrants, Hit & Run, Vandalism, Carjacking, Fraud, Conspiracy Charges, Child Abuse, Identity Theft, Resisting Arrest, and Reckless Driving.

Sé habla Español.

Please Call : 510-628-0596

Attorney Profile

Professional Experience

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Alanna Coopersmith is an Ivy-League educated attorney living in the San Francisco Bay Area and practicing criminal defense. She developed her skills as a seasoned courtroom advocate working as a deputy public defender at a Bay Area public defender’s office.
Alanna Coopersmith began her legal career clerking for a United States District Court judge, Hon. Stewart Dalzell. She was an associate in the litigation department of the firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, representing individuals and companies in a wide range of commercial cases. Most recently, she practiced criminal defense as a deputy public defender at the Solano Public Defender’s Office. She was also a volunteer attorney at the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office.
Alanna Coopersmith specializes in criminal defense, including DUI. She represents people against a wide variety of misdemeanor and felony charges. She also handles criminal appeals and proceedings in Traffic Court and DMV.

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School ’01
Law Review, Cum Laude
, Order of the Coif
Brown University ’95 Magna Cum Laude

Professional Association

California Public Defender’s Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Alameda County Bar Association

Additional Information

Admitted to the California and New York Bars
Speaks Spanish

Please Call : 510-628-0596


Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

If you are questioned by the police, tell them you do not want to speak to them until you have spoken to an attorney. Contact experienced criminal defense counsel.

Alanna D. Coopersmith represents individuals accused of a variety of criminal activity. She has the knowledge and diligence to pursue an aggressive defense, whether through pre-trial motions, trial, or plea bargain agreement, and keeps you informed and involved in your defense at every stage.
 

Criminal Appeals

The importance of getting the best lawyer you can initially cannot be stressed enough. But sometimes, even if you do, you get a conviction or punishment that you do not feel you deserve. There can be many reasons. You must file a notice of appeal right away. A criminal appeal is technical and fact specific. You should consult a criminal defense lawyer who specializes in appeals to let you know what issues there may be to raise on appeal. Alanna Coopersmith has experience bringing criminal appeals. In addition, her previous life as a commercial litigator gives her a background in the tools of written advocacy that not many criminal defense lawyers possess.

DUI/ Drunk Driving

Defending against driving under the influence charges requires competence and skill in handling scientific evidence and expert testimony. Despite popular belief, field sobriety tests are not reliable. Even breath tests and blood tests can be inaccurate as indicators of whether a person was impaired or was above the legal blood-alcohol limit when driving. For these reasons, and because a DUI is has driver's-license and insurance consequences, it is important for a person arrested for DUI to consult a qualified attorney as soon as possible.

DMV Proceedings

Wrongful decisions by DMV can have an enormous impact. For commercial drivers, suspension of a license puts their livelihood in jeopardy. For everyone else, it is an inconvenience. And driving on a license that has been revoked or suspended is a criminal offense. Alanna D. Coopersmith helps people get their licenses restored and represents individuals in hearings and appeals challenging their license suspensions.

Traffic Court

Alanna Coopersmith occasionally represents individuals contesting citations in Traffic Court and on Traffic Court appeals.

Expungements

A criminal record is an obstacle to gaining employment, housing, public benefits, even an education. There are ways to “clean up” your rap sheet. Among them: dismissing a misdemeanor conviction; reducing certain felonies to misdemeanors; and obtaining a certificate of rehabilitation and pardon.

Restraining Orders

Alanna D. Coopersmith represents clients seeking to modify/vacate restraining orders that are unjust or no longer serve their original purpose.

Criminal Defense

If the police question you, tell them simply that you do not want to speak to them until you have spoken to an attorney. Call experienced criminal defense counsel. Alanna D. Coopersmith represents clients accused a wide variety of criminal activity. She has the diligence and knowledge to pursue an aggressive defense, whether through pre-trial motions, plea negotiations, or trial. She keeps you informed and involved in your own defense at each critical stage. If you would like to arrange for a free consultation in your case, please call Alanna D. Coopersmith at (510) 628-0596.

Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyer

 

Have you been arrested for driving under the influence? Are you facing other criminal charges? You need someone on your side who is willing to fight for you, tooth and nail.

Criminal defense attorney Alanna Coopersmith has represented hundreds of people accused of criminal activity. But what sets her practice apart is that she knows that no two cases are alike. She listens to what you have to say. She investigates the facts thoroughly. She understands that criminal cases are won and lost on the details.

 Equally important, Alanna is experienced in criminal jury trials. If a trial is the right way to go in your case, she will present your case to a jury persuasively and effectively. Having an attorney who is ready for trial is the best chance you have to beat the charges, and by far the best way to get the prosecution to offer a plea deal that’s fair to you.

The law office of Alanna D. Coopersmith, Attorney at Law, is
located in Downtown Oakland and represents clients throughout the East Bay and the San Francisco Bay Area, including Oakland, San Francisco, Alameda, Berkeley, Emeryville, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond, Pittsburg, Martinez, Hayward, San Leandro, Fremont, Lafayette, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, Livermore, Marin, Vacaville, Fairfield and Vallejo. We have experience agressively arguing criminal cases before judges and district attorneys in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and Solano counties.

Representation includes every stage of the criminal process, including bail hearings, interrogation and lineups, arraignment, pre-trial motions, plea negotiations, and jury trials. We strive to provide top notch defense at an affordable price. In most cases, a flat fee is charged payable at the beginning of the case. You don’t have to wonder what the attorney fee will be, or worry that you will not be able to afford to actually go to trial or have your legal defense handled aggressively. Whether your case is resolved in one court appearance or many, the attorney fee you will owe is the same.

Alanna D. Coopersmith practices Criminal Defense, Criminal Appeals, DUI/Drunk Driving, Civil and Criminal Restraining Orders, Sex Offenses, Gun Charges & Weapons Offenses, Criminal Threats, Kidnapping, Gang Crimes, Domestic Violence, Prostitution, Drug Charges, Mental Health, Driving on a Suspended License, Trespassing, Disorderly Conduct, Robbery, Theft, Burglary, Assault & Battery, Probation Violations, Traffic Infractions, Outstanding Warrants, Hit & Run, Vandalism, Carjacking, Fraud, Conspiracy Charges, Child Abuse, Identity Theft, Resisting Arrest, and Reckless Driving.

Sé habla Español.

Assault & Battery

Assault & Battery

Assault (Penal Code 240) is an unlawful attempt, coupled with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another.

Battery (Penal Code 242) is any willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another.

When assault or battery is committed against certain persons, such as a police officer, roommate, or husband or wife, the penalty is more severe. (Penal Code 243) Also, assault with a deadly weapon—which can mean anything likely to produce great bodily harm—is a criminal offense that can carry serious consequences. (Penal Code 245)

Never proceed without a skilled criminal defense lawyer if you have been charged with assault or battery.

Please contact Alanna D. Coopersmith at (510)628-0596 for free a consultation.

Bench Warrants

 

A judge issues a bench warrant when a person fails to appear for a scheduled court date. The bench warrant authorizes peace officers to arrest the person on sight. If not taken care of a bench warrant can result in detention, forfeiture of bail, and suspension of your driver’s license. Fortunately, the matter of an open bench warrant can usually be quickly resolved.

Please contact Alanna D. Coopersmith at (510)628-0596 for a free consultation.


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