Redwood City Criminal Defense Attorney

Certified Criminal Law Specialist Proudly Representing San Jose & Palo Alto Clients

The California criminal justice system can be frightening and intimidating, especially if you don’t know what to expect from the process. Suddenly, you future is out of your hands, and you are anxious about what comes next. Working with a highly-skilled criminal defense attorney who is deeply familiar with the process and knows how to defend your constitutional rights is essential during this stressful time. Together, you and your lawyer will work hard to have the charges against you reduced or dropped entirely.

Jeffrey B. Hayden, Attorney at Law is a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.


For over three decades, he has successfully handled a countless number of criminal defense and juvenile delinquency cases, defending both adults and minors charged with drug crimes, DUI offenses, misdemeanors, and felonies.

Drug Crimes

Even minor drug possession convictions can lead to serious consequences in California. We handle all types of drug crimes cases, including possession, possession with intent to sell, methamphetamine crimes, and more.


Misdemeanor convictions, while less severe than felonies, can still negatively impact your future. We will use a variety of successful legal strategies to defend your rights in misdemeanor cases involving drug crimes, petty theft, and more.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence cases largely hinge on which party is more believable. As your legal counsel, we will work hard to provide enough benefit of the doubt to have your charges reduced or dismissed.

Juvenile Defense

A juvenile conviction can negatively impact a child, sending them down a difficult path that can limit their future prospects. We believe in advocating for constructive forms of rehabilitation, and we’ll fight hard to achieve the best possible outcome.

Felony Crimes

Punishments for felony convictions are significant, carrying lengthy prison sentences and costly fines. We will explore all aspects of your case, striving for an outcome that allows you to get your life back on track. Whether you’re battling with the Three-Strikes Law or hoping for alternative sentencing options, we’ve got your back.


Depending on your situation, you may be eligible to request an expungement of your criminal record. Recent changes in the law have made expungement more accessible, so contact us today to learn more about the process.


California takes driving under the influence (DUI) crimes very seriously. Whether you’re facing a DUI charge involving alcohol, marijuana, or other illegal drugs, we can defend your rights and work hard to help you obtain the best possible outcome.

Traffic Violations

If you’ve been charged with offenses such as reckless driving or similar traffic violations, you need reliable legal representation that you can trust. We will use our decades of expertise help you successfully resolve these charges.

Post-Conviction Relief

The consequences of a criminal conviction extend beyond jail or fines. For non-U.S. citizens, a conviction could make deportation a reality. Whatever your concerns may be, we will help you understand your options and strive to achieve a successful outcome.

Contact Jeffrey B. Hayden Now

If you have been accused of a crime, you need a smart, experienced lawyer to apply the best possible criminal defense strategy. Sometimes this means taking the case to trial. Other times, it may mean filing motions, conducting a thorough investigation, or simply looking for a compelling and effective way to explain your circumstances.

In evaluating your case, Mr. Hayden will take into account everything that led to the offense in a culturally relevant manner. It may be that you were falsely accused, or that you have a legitimate defense, justification, or alibi. There may be mitigating factors—reasons for which the offense, even if committed, should not be treated harshly. Finally, there may be a need to make the focus not just what happened, but who was involved. Simply put, Jeffrey B. Hayden, Attorney at Law can present you as a human being worthy of a second chance to the court and prosecution alike.

Jeffrey B. Hayden, Attorney at Law has nearly three decades of experience defending the rights of individuals in Redwood City and throughout Northern California. If you or a loved one is currently in need of effective and aggressive criminal defense, call (650) 368-5700 right away to schedule a free consultation with a Certified Criminal Law Specialist.