Weese, Richard

Richard Weese Esq.


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Richard Weese established his independent practice after spending twenty years as a criminal defense attorney, primarily working for two of the largest criminal defense firms in the country. Practicing criminal defense exclusively, he is dedicated to aggressively defending his clients' rights. Richard provides the compassion and personal attention each client deserves and needs. His professionalism and commitment to achieving the best outcome for every client makes him a valuable asset to his clients in the courtroom.

Providing exceptional representation is possible through investigation, legal research and argument. Richard consistently achieves outstanding results for his clients using his skill and expertise as a researcher, negotiator, advocate and litigator. When faced with criminal charges, it is essential to have an attorney with these skills to protect you. Richard is firm in his desire to protect the reputation and freedom of each and every client.

Mr. Weese practices in all counties in Northern California and is familiar with the various jurisdictions, judges, district attorneys and law enforcement personnel.


Serious or Violent Felonies

CHARGES Attempted Murder and assault charges, faced life in prison
RESULT Case dismissed.

CHARGES Continuous sexual abuse of a child - multiple victims, faced life in prison
RESULT Probation.

CHARGES Kidnapping, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, faced 12 years state prison
RESULT Case dismissed.

CHARGES Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession for Sale, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, faced 18 years state prison
RESULT Probation.


CHARGES Embezzlement, faced four years state prison
RESULT Probation, repay restitution, no other penalty.

CHARGES Identity Theft, faced 3 years state prison
RESULT Misdemeanor probation.

  • Criminal Law

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California


  • American Jurisprudence Award


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • Juris Doctorate
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: English Literature

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • ABA, CPDA, Member
  • CDDA