Oakland Criminal Defense Lawyers

Reputation for Oustanding Results

At the Law Offices of Torres & Caraves, we bring more than 20+ years of collective experience in public and private litigation. We have a multicultural team of Spanish speaking attorneys and staff who are committed to delivering solid results and an excellent client experience.

Our Oakland criminal defense lawyers are trial-tested advocates with a proven record. We are well-known in the community and strongly believe in treating each client with respect and trust.

Serving Clients Throughout the Bay Area

Our goal is to work hard to protect you and your family during the stress of a criminal case. Whether you face a first-time DUI charge or a felony drug charge, our legal team is here for you. At our law firm, we handle all types of criminal matters, including run-of-the-mill cases and complex criminal cases. Torres & Caraves is known for integrity and responsiveness, and will communicate with you every step of the way so you know where your case stands at any moment.

You won’t be kept in the dark! Let us show you how we built our reputation to protect your freedom and our family. There is too much at stake to risk it without the right attorneys by your side, so call the Law Offices of Torres & Caraves today!

Call (510) 953-5551 or contact us online to see how we can fight for you!
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Reasons to Choose

Our Oakland Defense Firm

  • Multicultural Team

    Our Spanish-speaking attorneys and staff serve people from all walks of life.

  • Former Prosecutor

    With our more than 20 years of combined experience, we have the insight and talent to handle any type of criminal trial.

  • Trusted in the Community

    Our team includes a former public defender who has served indigent clients and is dedicated to serving the community.

  • Reputation for Excellence

    Our law firm is known for serving clients with integrity and responsiveness.

  • A History of Results

    Our caring yet aggressive approach has built up a proven track record of defense victories.

100% Dedicated to Client Service

  • I have to thank Attorney Martin Caraves for representing me in court. I am blessed to have contacted Torres & Caraves. I was facing 120 days in county jail for carrying a concealed weapon in the trunk of my car and I had two other passengers in my car. Long story short, I got NO jail time and the case got dismissed at trial. He is not afraid to fight the DA all the way to get the best outcome in the case. My family thanks you Mr. Caraves. You are a shark!!

  • Martin has been great to work with. I'm currently battling a DUI case coupled with an accident and Martin has been on top of everything. He keeps me informed throughout the process and answers any questions I may have. Being that this is my first offense, there are a lot of questions to answer. His knowledge and expertise has definitely kept me calm during these high stress situations. I would highly recommend Martin should you have any legal issues and in need of someone to be on your side.

  • Our family is very thankful for Attorney Martin Caraves. Our daughter was charged with multiple felony DUI counts that included property damage. But that didn't stop Mr. Caraves from providing aggressive representation. At the end of the case, he was able to get most of the charges dismissed and the case settled for a misdemeanor with no jail time. My daughter is slowly getting her life back together now and we are extremely greatful for the referral to Attorney Martin Caraves. He is a very compassionate person and a SHARK in the courtroom. I will definitely recommend Torres & Caraves to anyone in need of an experienced DUI attorney.

  • I searched for a while before I found Defense Attorney Martin Caraves’ web site and felt good enough about calling. I was a nervous wreck and super embarrassed about my situation but Mr. Caraves immediately put me at ease by explaining how he was going to get me out of my bad situation. He was very patient and compassionate and answered all my questions. He made time to discuss all my options before trial. I highly recommend Attorney Martin Caraves and trust his work. He is a solid defense attorney.

  • Damn, Torres & Caraves Law did a kick ass job on my case. I was facing about 8 felony counts on weapons and drug charges. Attorney's Roseann Torres and Martin Caraves worked together to get most of the felonies dismissed and BEST of all NO JAIL TIME!!! Mr. Caraves also got my bail reduced by 75% allowing my family to get me out at minimum cost with a bail bonds company. I AM TRULY GRATEFUL. Thank you!

  • Attorney Roseann Torres is one of the most aggressive attorney's I have ever met and it is probably because she was a former prosecutor. She knows the criminal system very well and her confidence was obvious in the court room. I was facing felony battery charges and JAIL time for a situation where I was attacked and had to defend myself. The DA would not budge on its offer so Ms. Torres strongly suggested we take the case to trial, and WE DID, and WE WON!!! NO JAIL TIME. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an aggressive attorney that is ready to fight for your innocence, no matter what it takes. She is a God-send. Thank you Attorney Torres.

  • Attorney Martin Caraves got my DUI dropped to a dry reckless. He is very technical when it comes to DUI’s. Not only did he get me a great deal but he got my case with the DMV dismissed. I got my license back within a month and no points on my record. THANK YOU!!!

  • Got my 3rd DUI and was facing 120 days in county jail. I don’t know how he did it but Mr. Caraves got my case dismissed after filing motion after motion and arguing against the DA constantly in open court...He is relentless and I felt confident with him by my side. Mr. Caraves is very knowledgeable and professional and enjoys litigating your case. He always returned my calls within a reasonable time and made the process less stressful. I am glad my brother referred me to his firm. Great job Mr. Caraves. I salute you!!!

  • The attorneys at Torres & Caraves are AWESOME!!! THANK YOU. I was lucky enough to get two attorney’s working on my domestic violence case. Attorney’s Roseann Torres and Martin Caraves worked hard on my case since my now ex-wife was claiming that I physically abused her. I was facing several felony dv charges but they were frivolous. She was leveraging the criminal justice system to get more money and child support in our divorce. Torres & Caraves took my case to trial and we WON!!! I did not like the process but these attorney’s know what they are doing. They understand how the civil and criminal courts interact so that you get the best outcomes. I would recommend them to anybody dealing with a domestic violence case.

What to Do After an Arrest

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, you urgently need to know and assert your legal rights. First, you need to use your right to remain silent, and to ensure that your silence isn’t used against you, you will have to expressly say that you want to invoke your right to remain silent.

Your next step should be to find a criminal defense lawyer. You want to find someone who can prevent charges from being filed or who can get your case dismissed before trial, and yet you also need an attorney who will be ready for trial if necessary. If you turn to Torres & Caraves, you can be ready to face whatever comes next in your criminal defense case.

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