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The Law Offices of Paula Canny

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The Law Offices of Paula Canny is a criminal defense firm located in Burlingame, California that serves clients in the surrounding San Mateo County and Bay Area regions. Practice areas include DUI, violent crimes ranging from assault to murder/homicide, drug charges, traffic offenses, domestic violence, juvenile adjudications, and other felonies and misdemeanors. The firm also handles civil litigation such as personal injury and wrongful death, probate and estate litigation, and other civil law cases.

At The Law Offices of Paula Canny, our passion for justice compels us to explore every avenue for resolving a case favorably. That process starts with exhaustive preparation where we explore every aspect of the case — the event, the causes, the person accused, the state’s evidence — to find areas that we can develop to our client’s advantage. We exploit any weaknesses we find in the prosecution’s case and put forth mitigating factors that might lead to reduced charges or a decision not to prosecute. Our thorough, independent investigation often allows us to limit the damage to our client, but when negotiations do not yield a fair result, we are confident in our ability to secure justice at trial. Our record in high-profile, high-stakes criminal trials has made us one of the most respected criminal defense firms in the state of California.

For more than 30 years, The Law Offices of Paula Canny has helped good people through difficult times. As one of California’s most prestigious criminal defense law firms, we’re committed to protecting your rights and working to reduce the consequences of your arrest. We have a record of success in state and federal court, securing acquittals in aggressively prosecuted cases, including California’s first “three strikes” case. Although an acquittal is neither possible nor appropriate in all cases, we make every effort to ensure you are treated fairly and that the court considers every factor that argues in your favor. When you choose Paula Canny for your criminal defense, you get representation that is:

Aggressive — We diligently attack every aspect of the prosecution’s case against you
Effective — Our holistic approach to criminal defense gets consistently favorable results
Helpful — We do more than offer the best legal counsel possible, we provide the emotional support you need to weather your crisis