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Wide-Ranging Legal Defense Experience in San Rafael

The criminal justice system is more complicated than depicted in police and legal dramas on television and the movies. Anyone questioned about a crime or suspected of committing one should lean on the experience and knowledge of a skilled attorney.

At Chambers Defense, our in-depth comprehension of criminal law enables us to develop defense strategies based on any weakness or oversight in the investigation or the prosecutor’s case. Attorney Peter James Chambers examines every detail of the situation with the goal of ensuring charges are dropped or never filed. He is also an accomplished negotiator in plea bargains and vigorously defends his clients if the case goes to trial.

Chambers Defense represents clients in Marin County, San Rafael, Novato, Petaluma, and Richmond in a variety of criminal matters. Contact us online or call (415) 423-2828 to schedule a free consultation.

Criminal Defense 

Crimes in San Rafael are categorized as either misdemeanors or felonies. Some offenses are wobblers, meaning that can be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies depending on the specific circumstances of the case. 

No criminal accusation, including misdemeanors, should be taken lightly. All offenses can negatively impact your life by potentially putting you behind bars and requiring steep fines. But the consequences do not stop there. A criminal record can impact your ability to go to college or be approved for housing. You can lose professional licenses or driving privileges. 

Make Chambers Defense your first call if you are being questioned or investigated regarding any of the following: 


According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, there were more than 124,000 arrests for driving under the influence in 2019. Marin County alone filed nearly 1,000 DUI cases in 2021.

Each case is unique and requires a tailored defense strategy to minimize or eliminate repercussions that can have a lasting impact. Attorney Chambers pores over every detail of the case to unearth potential tactics to support the best possible outcome. 

Domestic Violence 

When law enforcement is called to the scene of possible domestic violence, they must investigate the situation and speak separately with the involved parties and witnesses. The investigation may also include processing any potential crime scene and photographing possible injuries. 

California law requires police to arrest someone if probable cause exists that the person committed domestic violence. Officers will take the person into custody, even if the alleged victim asks otherwise. Potential charges include battery, traumatic injury, threats, and stalking. A person can also be arrested for violating a domestic violence protective order. 

If you are investigated for domestic violence in San Rafael, stay calm and do not make statements to the police. Call Attorney Chambers to begin fighting for your side as soon as possible.

Restraining Orders 

The Golden State has four types of restraining orders: domestic violence restraining order, elder or dependent adult abuse restraining order, civil harassment restraining order, and workplace violence restraining order. The circumstances of the situation determine which type of restraining order – also called a protective order – is appropriate.

Restraining orders include directives such as the following: 

  • Mandate that the subject stop specific acts (stalking, striking, contacting, destroying property) against those named in the order
  • Require the subject to stay away from the protected person where they live, work, and other important places they go
  • Force the subject to move out of a home they share with the protected person, allowing them to take only clothing and other personal items.

Alleged violations of any condition specified in the restraining order can mean jail, a fine, or both.

At Chambers Defense, we zealously represent clients who are fighting restraining orders or allegations of protective order violations. Contact us right away so we can begin your defense strategy.

Individualized Representation in San Rafael for Criminal Defense, DUI, Domestic Violence, and Restraining Orders

Being accused of a crime is a scary and confusing situation. When you hire Attorney Chambers, you can be assured that you will receive personal attention and defense strategy for whatever you are facing, no matter the case’s complexity.

Contact our nationally recognized San Rafael defense attorney today for a free consultation. Reach out online or call (415) 423-2828.


client testimonials
  • If I ever have a criminal problem or any other legal problem he would be the first person I would call.

    “He explained things very clearly and saved me a significant amount of money. He one of the most skilled attorneys around.”

  • Peter understands how both sides of the law work to his clients advantage.

    “He saw the discrepancies in my case and after 2 months he was able to reduce all my charges almost completely upon completion of a small fine and community service.”

  • I would enthusiastically recommend Mr. Chambers to anyone looking for the best possible defense.

    “His experience working for a time as a prosecutor provides a unique vantage point that gives him the upper hand in fighting for his clients who are facing prosecution.”

  • Peter James Chambers is a great lawyer, I highly recommended him.

    “He helped me with my case and got it dismissed. He is a great person very professional over all.”

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