About The Law Office of Charles B. Smith in Sonora, CA

With over 35 years of legal experienced as a defense attorney, prosecutor, and police officer, Charles B. Smith has handled thousands of criminal defense cases and has achieved countless successful outcomes for his clients.

Born in Vallejo in 1960, Charles moved with his family to Daly City as a toddler, where he worked all during high school and college at a variety of jobs. After putting himself through the Police Academy, he became a police officer with the Broadmoor Police Department. Charles served with the Broadmoor PD as a Sergeant from 1981 through 1987 while attending college full time. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice from San Jose State University in 1984 and received his Juris Doctorate with an emphasis in Criminal Law from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1987.

Charles became a member of the California State Bar in 1987 and immediately went to work as a Deputy District Attorney, where he stayed until 1998. While a Deputy District Attorney, Charles prosecuted cases ranging from driving under the influence misdemeanors to gang cases and special circumstances homicides.

In addition to his criminal defense work, Charles was a teacher for 22 years. He was an adjunct professor at The College of San Mateo, where he taught courses including criminal law, criminal investigation, and principles and procedures of the justice system. Charles was also an instructor at the POST (Peace Officers Standards and Training) Academy between 1989 and 1998, where he taught multiple aspects of police investigation including gang cases, homicide investigation, sexual assault investigation, and prosecution of major narcotics offenders.

In his free time, Charles enjoys spending time with his wife, four adult children, three cats, and three dogs. He loves gardening and reading, and is an avid San Francisco Giants fan.

More About Our Law Firm

The Law Office of Charles B. Smith is a small, family-run law firm that deals solely with criminal defense cases. We are dedicated to legal excellence with integrity and compassion, and believe it is important to help make a difference in our clients’ lives.

Our firm combines experience and effectiveness with discreet client service. We have represented a variety of clients ranging from professional athletes and CEOs of large corporations to high school and middle school students, working families, recent immigrants, and stay at home parents. When you work with us, we work to help you understand that there is hope for you and your case – you have options we can provide, and we work hard to discover creative solutions for our clients. We’re also committed to helping clients understand the legal process. With over three decades of experience, we believe it’s our responsibility to pass on what we’ve learned.

If you’re ready for nonjudgmental service, call us at (209) 231-6506 today.

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