Criminal Defense Lawyer in San Rafael, CA

Criminal Charges in San Rafael are Serious

Being accused of a crime and charged with a criminal offense in San Rafael is one of the most stressful and anxiety-inducing events an individual may confront in their life. The ramifications of a conviction are serious and potentially life-altering.

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Why Work with Kevin Heaney

You should retain the services of Kevin Heaney since he is a seasoned criminal defense lawyer in San Rafael. Kevin specializes in criminal defense cases and possesses significant experience helping people charged with various criminal offenses.

20+ Years of Experience

Kevin understands the nuances of San Rafael criminal law and how to navigate the California criminal courts effectively. This is because he is a trial lawyer with over 25 years of experience.

Exceptional Client Service & Compassion

Kevin is dedicated to not only meeting, but exceeding, your expectations. Kevin takes pride in providing a timely response to all client questions and concerns.

Full Legal Representation

Kevin is prepared to do everything possible to help guide you through the complexities of California’s legal system. Kevin will keep you informed and well advised.

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Felony Charges

A felony charge is the most serious criminal accusation in the American court system. Felonies in San Rafael can encompass a wide range of criminal activities, including violent crimes, property crimes, drug offenses, and so forth.

Misdemeanor Charges

California handles misdemeanors differently from other states. Specifically, California does not classify misdemeanors. Instead, the severity of a misdemeanor charge in San Rafael will be dictated primarily by the punishment allowed for the criminal offense, in accordance with California law.

Assault & Battery

Assault is considered to be the intentional act that causes fear of impending harm. The threat of physical contact can be real or implied. Battery, on the other hand, occurs when there is actual physical contact that causes bodily harm.


Drug Possession

Drug possession, also referred to as “possession of a controlled substance”, is generally considered a felony offense under California law. However, being found in possession of certain types of drugs in San Rafael may instead be charged as a misdemeanor offense.


According to the California penal code, theft crimes are criminal acts involving the alleged taking of another person’s property or money without their consent or permission. In San Rafael, theft crimes can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony.


If you were charged with a DUI in San Rafael, the ramifications can be severe, including probation, large monetary fines, mandatory attendance in a DUI offender program, suspension of your driving privileges, and even jail time. The penalties get harsher if you have a prior DUI or DWI conviction on your record.

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Start Your San Rafael Criminal Defense Today!

If you have been charged with a crime in San Rafael, we understand you may be feeling anxious, stressed and fearful of the future. The Law Offices of Kevin Heaney is here to help. Kevin works tirelessly on behalf of his clients and is dedicated to exceeding your expectations. Whether you call, email or text, your questions will be answered and concerns addressed in a prompt manner. Learn more by scheduling a confidential criminal defense case evaluation in San Rafael.


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Here’s what clients had to say about Kevin Heaney’s work
Kevin did an amazing job. He turned a nightmare into a really manageable situation. Without going into detail, I was facing some complications due to my record that would have made for a lengthy and grand problem. He was able to get it mitigated and really came away amazing, compared to where we started. Worth every penny and more. I feel that the work he did was more than commensurate for what he charged me. I will use him in the future and I would recommend him to family and friends.
Amazing honest and efficient lawyer! Kevin knows the ins and outs of the criminal system. He is the definitely the guy to have on your side. I won’t go into the details of the case, but my brother got involve in a domestic violent situation and we needed a good Marin lawyer that wouldn’t charge an arm and a leg to take his case. I was referred to Kevin by a friend of mine. I noticed on the initial phone consultation that he really wanted to help. We were able to work out a very reasonable price for the handling of the case, so we hired him. Kevin worked hard since day one, and he got my bro a very good deal with the DA. Our family is thankful to have hired him.
I contacted Kevin when I needed legal representation in a case which I felt required a high level of client service and representation. He was always right there for me when I needed him, whether it was showing up early for hearings, to the individualized attention I received at the courthouse, and having private meetings in his office anytime, as often as needed without any rescheduling. Kevin approached my case with care and made me feel comfortable as he took the time to thoroughly review my case history, explain my options to me, and was readily available and responsive when I had questions or just needed to talk to him. He treated my case with genuine care and attention it deserved and my case results certainly reflected his strong personal and professional attributes. I wouldn’t hesitate to contact Kevin again if the need arises.
I received the best possible outcome by giving my case to Kevin Heaney. He fought for me the entire way until he got my case dismissed! I have never come across a lawyer that cares so much about his clients or what happens to them. His rates are very affordable and he is open to negotiate the numbers. It is clear that he wants to help. Kevin knows his stuff and he is on top of it. He is also very personable, kept me in the loop of things throughout the process and always returned my calls and emails. I am grateful and lucky to have found Kevin. He is a true professional and knows how to get it done.
I wanted to thank you for the excellent job you did on getting Luis Correa’s case dismissed. You were very efficient and with minimal stress to Mr Correa. He had full confidence in you and you made it very easy for him to put this case in your hands. The fact that he only had to meet with you a few times and only able to provide you with minimal information he had on his case was a blessing that you were able to get the case dismissed! You know your stuff! Thank you once again and Mr Correa is very pleased with the outcome and can get on with his life without this case over him.

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