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Facing Criminal Charges
in San Francisco or the
Bay Area?

Valery Nechay will fight to defend your civil rights when you go up against the powerful criminal justice system.

If you are facing criminal charges or allegations, you are worthy of the best representation from a criminal lawyer San Francisco, CA, who will strongly and passionately defend your freedom and attain the best possible outcome.

From misdemeanors to felonies, criminal charges can be hard to combat and even harder to live with. The Law Office of Valery Nechay is here to help.

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Layer 52About Us

Facing Criminal Charges
in San Francisco or the
Bay Area?

I am a San Francisco criminal defense attorney, Valery Nechay. At Valery Nechay Law, I provide aggressive and sophisticated representation to people under criminal investigation or charged with a crime in the San Francisco Bay Area.

My mission is to get all charges against you dismissed. If this is not possible, I will fight to obtain the best results available to you. This may include reduced charges, mitigated sentencing, or an acquittal.

Every case deserves an innovative strategy. Rather than rely on age-old approaches to criminal defense, I take an innovative approach, thinking critically about your particular needs, then tailoring a strategy to your case.

A Criminal Lawyer in
San Francisco Who
Won’t Back Down

As a long-term resident of San Francisco, CA, I treat every client as a valued member of the community and handle each and every case as if the individuals and families affected were my own. With extensive experience working with a diverse range of cultures, backgrounds, and ages, I am a strong and dedicated advocate for all.

Unlike many San Francisco criminal attorneys, you are not simply a case number to me — I care about your well-being. No matter what allegations you face, I will treat you as I would expect to be treated — with respect, professionalism, and empathy.

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Dont just take my word, listen to my happy clients.

Attorney Valery Nechay is truly one of a kind and the best at what she does. My brother was racially profiled, illegally searched, and seized, after a night out. He was arrested for simply being a person of color in a predominantly white and well-known racist neighborhood in Orange County, California.

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Phill A.

Valery embodies a remarkable passion and enthusiasm for advocating justice. I reached out to Valery and her team during a challenging period when my transition home was made difficult by an adamant probation officer who relentlessly accused me of violating my federal supervision.

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Nikole A.

Valery represented close family members in a serious felony allegation case out of a conservative county. To say that we were all shocked and terrified is an understatement. Valery was extremely responsive, detailed and meticulous in her review of the evidence, and analysis of next steps.

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Contact the top San Francisco Defense Attorney

Contact the Top
San Francisco
Defense Attorney

If the state has filed charges against you or you are under investigation, then you must act quickly to preserve your rights and build your defense. The sooner you contact the Law Office of Valery Nechay, the better. When you schedule a free consultation, I am prepared to evaluate your case, explain the process, and discuss your options.

Primary Practice Areas Handled by
the Law Office of Valery Nechay

The Law Office of Valery Nechay handles cases within a wide range of practice areas, including state and federal criminal defense, post-conviction relief, civil rights, asset forfeiture, restraining orders, and juvenile matters.
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State Criminal Charges

State criminal charges are brought when those allegations occur within California’s jurisdiction and include a wide variety of criminal conduct, including domestic violence, drug crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes murder, etc.
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Federal Criminal Charges

Federal criminal charges are typically brought when the underlying allegations occur across state lines or are committed on federal property. These could include drug trafficking, cybercrime, white-collar crimes, bank robbery, bribery of an elected official, and other criminal offenses.
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Civil Litigation

Those individuals charged with a crime who do not have adequate legal representation could face serious consequences. Other San Francisco criminal defense lawyers may not have enough time to dedicate to your case and will often reassign your matter to other associates.
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Juvenile Matters

Juvenile defense in the San Francisco Bay Area is also something I can help you with. While juveniles can be tried as adults, they are also deprived of some critical rights. Because of my deep knowledge of California state criminal defense law and the juvenile justice system, I can personally guide your child and family through these difficult and sometimes, life-altering, events.
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Post-conviction relief

If you need representation in civil rights litigation, such as an excessive force or police brutality claim, my law practice can help. When fighting back against the government, you have to be armed with a zealous advocate that understands the steps necessary to secure your civil rights claim and obtain the relief you deserve.
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Asset Forfeiture

My law office can also help if your assets were seized by the government, and you require a forfeiture attorney to ensure you get your property back. An efficient asset forfeiture defense requires a skilled attorney with an understanding of the lengthy and intricate procedures and deadlines. That is the level of commitment and knowledge you can expect from me and my law firm.
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You Need Unmatched Experience on Your Side to Deal With Criminal Law

If you are facing serious felony charges or other types of criminal charges, you need a San Francisco criminal defense lawyer on your side to make your case despite the tumultuous state of the criminal courts. As a top-rated defense attorney who practices criminal law, I know how to examine all of the facts, obtain time-sensitive evidence, negotiate with the prosecution, and provide you with an utmost level of attorney-client confidentiality.

I am trial-tested and not afraid to take your case to court. However, after thoroughly examining all the evidence, conducting a full investigation, and assessing your needs, a plea deal in some cases may be the best option. I may pursue reduced bail, lesser charges, or a reduced sentence, with the ultimate goal of helping you get back on your feet and moving toward a better and brighter future as quickly as possible. If you are innocent, there will not be a stone unturned and I will fight like hell to exonerate you. Due to political pressure, packed court calendars, and overcrowded jails, sometimes getting the best deal in the courthouse is the best path forward.

With my years of experience at your disposal, I will examine witnesses, research the law, litigate sensitive issues, and assess what sentence might be given and the likelihood of it, review search procedures, and gather evidence for your case. As your San Francisco criminal defense attorney, I can also offer legal advice, speak with you about the consequences of your case on any applicable immigration or state licensing proceedings, and advise you of the consequences of a conviction or a plea whether it is for a violent crime or a nonviolent crime and how it will impact your criminal record.

Above all, I can provide you with a personalized experience that keeps you informed and pursues the best possible outcome given the crime you have been accused of and the evidence against you, in Northern California. When serving as your trusted legal advisor, I will help you understand all the possible outcomes and be there for you when dealing with the frustrations of the criminal justice system. I will fearlessly represent you at trial if that is the path you choose.

When hiring a defense lawyer in the Bay Area and San Francisco, CA, don’t call just any criminal law attorney — call The Law Office of Valery Nechay. With my years of experience and passion for justice on your side, I can help you navigate the system and protect your interests.

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At the heart of Valery Nechay Law is the belief that everyone deserves a criminal defense regardless of what they have been accused of. Contact Valery Nechay, the top criminal lawyer in San Francisco and the Bay Area, to begin your criminal defense today.