Are You Facing Criminal Charges?

Our Aggressive and Affordable San Jose Criminal Attorney Defends Clients in the Bay Area

Picture of police officer arresting manA criminal conviction can limit your freedom and opportunities, which can affect you and your family for years to come. Depending on the severity of an alleged crime, a conviction can carry serious consequences that can include a potential prison sentence and/or severe financial penalties. Additionally, you may become ineligible for government assisted housing, food share programs and education grants. Even if you are innocent of the charges, it is often difficult to fight against determined prosecutors and clear your name. If you are facing criminal charges, then choosing the right San Jose criminal attorney can be the most important decision you ever make.

You deserve the best in legal representation. The lawyers at the Law Offices of Thomas Nicholas Cvietkovich are prepared to work with you to provide the best defense possible against whatever charges you may be facing. Criminal defense attorney Nick Cvietkovich has handled more than 4,000 cases in his career. Each of these contributed to his understanding of legal defense strategies and his commitment to excellence. For over a decade, our team has been practicing criminal defense, bringing fair and just representation in the Bay Area.

What Are Common Types of Criminal Charges?

Law enforcement departments have expansive resources. Police and prosecutors may try to intimidate you and prove your guilt with every tool at their disposal. When faced with such odds, it is important to have the extra protection of an attorney. Our team has experience bringing immediate and favorable resolutions for a wide range of criminal charges, like:

  • Drug crimes
    “Drug crimes: include possession, use and distribution of a controlled substances. These cases can range from misdemeanors to multiple felonies. Often, law enforcement may try to bump up charges on misdemeanor drug crimes. For example, you could face charges with intent to deliver a controlled substance if you have multiple pieces of drug paraphernalia in your possession.
  • Theft crimes
    Theft crimes include unlawfully taking any intellectual or physical property. California recognizes four methods for committing theft: larceny, fraud, trick and embezzlement. Examples of theft crimes include: shoplifting, robbery, burglary, price switching and stealing unattended property.
  • Weapons offenses
    Possession of unregistered firearms and concealed carry violations are examples of weapon offenses. Many of these crimes, even misdemeanors, carry a 10-year ban on possession of a firearm. If law enforcement charges you with carrying a gun legally, but while in possession of illegal substances, then you could face stiff penalties and jail time.
  • Sex crimes
    Rape, sexual assault, internet-related sex crimes, and child pornography carry long periods of incarceration. Only under very rare circumstances does California lift registration for sex offenders, making sex crimes extremely stigmatizing. Merely being accused of a sex crime can harm your future.
  • White collar crimes
    Bribery, fraud, embezzlement, copyright infringement and money laundering are considered white collar crimes. These cases require extensive knowledge of criminal law; history shows these criminal cases will usually have both a civil and regulatory or administrative case.

What Other Criminal Laws Should I Know About?

When you call the Law Offices of Thomas Nicholas Cvietkovich, we will guide you through every option that California law makes available for your defense. We have handled a wide range of criminal cases in both state and federal courts. At no cost to you, our knowledgeable team is ready to answer your questions you may have regarding:

  • DUI Law
    California has an implied consent law that requires all drivers arrested for DUI to submit to chemical testing. This is usually a blood test or breathalyzer. If you have been arrested for a DUI, then call us immediately. An experienced DUI attorney may be able to save you from serious consequences.
  • California Three Strikes Law
    Every violent felony-degree crime counts as a “strike” in your record. After three convictions for violent felonies, then the state of California can send you to prison for life. This is the Three Strikes Law. Therefore, reducing the degree of the charges against you is paramount.
  • Juvenile Crimes
    Juvenile crimes usually involve drinking crimes, petty theft and vandalism. Generally, California criminal courts considers minors 13 years or younger to be juveniles. Usually, you can expunge juvenile convictions from your record once you turn 18. However, this does not mean that juvenile charges are not serious. Additionally, children as young as 10 have been tried as adults in the state of California.

Arrested? Call Our San Jose Criminal Defense Attorney

We care about defending the accused. No matter the charges you face, call the Law Offices of Thomas Nicholas Cvietkovich for help. As an experienced criminal defense firm, we know that accurate information is the key to your defense. Our team can carefully investigate your case to find any and all potential evidence to help your case. We will interview all involved parties, including law enforcement, and arrange for the testimony of witness on your behalf whenever possible and appropriate. We can negotiate with prosecutors to provide you with immediate options for reducing or eliminating your charges and penalties.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime in the Bay Area, then it is imperative that you act now. Contact the Law Offices of Thomas Nicholas Cvietkovich to schedule a free consultation. Otherwise, call (408) 898-9653 today so we can start building the smart and affordable defense you deserve. Spanish-speaking team members are also available.


Nick is an excellent attorney who really cares for his clients and knows what he is doing. His experience can be easily noticed. He works tirelessly to achieve the best end results in every case. He is very straightforward and lets you know what to expect from beginning to end, it is a relief to speak to an attorney like him that is not just trying to retain your business, but genuinely cares for the people he works with. He has a great team of people working for him that are always willing to update you on your case and answer any questions you might have. If you want a great attorney who will not overcharge you and will get you the best results, call his office.

-Mari, Yelp

There’s not enough words to explain how grateful I am with Nick. He defended my husband in a 25 to life case. No matter how difficult it seemed Nick never gave up. He is very humble, respectful, honest and professional! He was always keeping us updated and letting us know of the status of the case. He would always return our calls and txt messages. Not like others lawyers that all they want is money. Thank you Nick for representing my husband and giving him a new opportunity to start all over with us. God bless you. Thanks to you the case was dismissed!!!

-Anna, Google

Nick is an incredible lawyer. I worked with Nick for about 2 years to have my case resolved. I selected him from conducting 7 interviews with a couple of other lawyers but I knew that he was the man for the job when I talked to him. I selected him after 2 interviews after I knew that he was an experienced lawyer and handled numerous cases within my charge. Nick is very thorough, professional, and always goes above and beyond for his clients. He is very exceptional and I would recommend Nick again in the future for any client that wants to either win, dismiss, or reduce any charges. I highly recommend Nick Cvietkovich.

-Ron, Yelp

When I got my second DUI, a friend of mine told me about Nick and how he is a great defense lawyer and would do whatever it took to get me the best deal. Upon meeting him, I already that I was in good hands. Throughout my case, he would keep me updated with any new information that would help my case and always be ready to answer my questions. He was very understanding with everything and helped me every way possible. Then when I got in trouble with driving without a license, I went back to him and he quickly took my case and did such a wonderful job. I was worried about what would have happened with me but Nick kept me calm and would make sure that I would be taken care. He is a great lawyer with great staff and is someone I recommend to anyone that is looking for a top notch defense lawyer. Thank you for everything Nick.

-Carlos, Yelp

I was pulled over by the police in San Jose about 4 months ago with a .09 blood alcohol level. I knew I had to get some help. This was my first time ever needing legal help. When I spoke with Nick he sounded like a nice guy. He was knowledgeable and offered a very reasonable price. So I went with him and hoped for the best. Little did I know I had just hired an excellent lawyer. He went to work right away. He made me feel comfortable and was always quick to get back to my questions and concerns and always kept me informed with the case. Four months later his strategy worked great. I had prepared myself for a DUI sentence but was hoping to get at least a wet reckless. I ended up walking away with a dry reckless and a small fine. My license was not affected either. I can’t thank him enough. Nick is a very intelligent, personable and clever lawyer. He knows the system well and was able to get me the lightest possible sentence. If I ever have any legal questions or need any legal help in the future, he will be my first call.

-Kelly, Avvo

I give 5 stars for Mr. Cvietkovich. My family was going through a terrible tragedy and on top of that had a legal issue that was time sensitive. I contacted Nick Cvietkovich and in just a few hours Mr. Cvietkovich got all the parties together and resolved the issues. Some things are worth more than money. My family and I owe Mr. Cvietkovich way more than he charged which was extremely reasonable. Everyone needs a lawyer that not only gets things done but gets things done quickly. Thank you Nick Cvietkovich – words cannot express my gratitude.

-Justin, Yelp

Why Choose Us

  • More than 14 years of experience
  • Have handled 4,500+ cases
  • Available 24/7
  • Top Accreditations
  • Represent wide range of criminal charges