Law Offices of Dennis J. Luca

Law Offices of Dennis J. Luca

Experienced San Jose Family and Criminal Defense Attorney

Firm Overview

Focusing on family law and criminal defense
At the Law Offices of Dennis J. Luca, we are dedicated to helping the people of San Jose, California and surrounding counties within California in the areas of Family Law and Criminal Law (Felony and Misdemeanor) matters. We know these issues can be difficult to deal with, and sometimes people rush to judgment before you even have your day in court. But when you come to us, you are assured of top-notch representation to protect your rights. Established in 1999, our office has a proven track record of getting clients the justice they deserve.

Our Associate Attorneys, David John Luca and Felicia Lucero have a proven track record of positive results for our clients.

An experienced attorney that aggressively defends clients
Our entire staff is fully dedicated to your case, and anyone who walks through our door is guaranteed to be given the best representation we can offer. We will aggressively defend your rights and make sure that you are given a fair trial that includes all of the facts. Dennis J. Luca has an intimate knowledge of all areas within family law and the criminal justice system, and he makes sure that his clients are given the best chance for a favorable outcome. When you come to the Law Offices of Dennis J. Luca, you will always get the following:

An experienced legal mind With his background as a highly-accomplished retired police officer and prior Internal Affairs Commander, Dennis J. Luca knows the criminal justice system. He understands how the system works and how to best represent his clients.
A no-nonsense approach to justice At our office, we take our work very seriously. We are aggressive in your defense, and you will never have to worry about us treating you like just another case file.
Focused attention Our main goal is to protect the rights of our clients in serious family and criminal matters. There are no distractions here, and you are sure to get our very best.

Protecting your rights in a wide variety of practice areas
No one is immune to legal troubles, and we know just how complex and confusing the system can be. We cover numerous areas of practice, including:
Family law
Narcotics crimes
Criminal law
Domestic violence
Divorce
Child support
Child custody
Visitation rights
Guardianship
Sex crimes
3 strikes felonies

Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney today.
For confident representation in the areas of family law, criminal law including DUI's, please contact us today. The Law Offices of Dennis J. Luca is conveniently located in San Jose, California. You can reach us by calling 408-287-7878 or contact us online to set up your free consultation.
Main Office
Main Office
1252 Park Ave
San Jose  CA  95126
Phone
  • 408.287.7878
Fax
  • 408.287-7879
Websites
Criminal Defense
Aggressive California criminal defense attorney
Have you been accused of committing a crime? Don't let the prosecution bully you around. Stand up for your rights, beginning by hiring a dedicated criminal defense attorney who will represent you forcefully in the face of prosecution accusations. The Law Offices of Dennis J. Luca has more than 10 years of experience serving San Jose clients in criminal cases, providing aggressive representation with proven results.

Ensuring your freedom
The Law Offices of Dennis J. Luca is devoted to protecting our clients' freedom. We strongly challenge prosecution efforts to prove their case, and do everything in our power to avoid conviction or reduce any sentence that might be imposed. We know that witnesses may lie on the stand, crime scenes can be tampered with, and police officers can make mistakes. We personally speak with witnesses to ensure that they are telling the whole truth. We can examine the alleged crime scene thoroughly, searching for evidence that can help prove your innocence. We also pore over police records and bring in experts to challenge the prosecution's theories.

Nothing is more important than your freedom. For a defense attorney who is dedicated to your case, contact us today.

Protecting our clients for more than 10 years
The Law Offices of Dennis J. Luca represents clients in the following criminal matters:

Felonies
If you have been charged with a felony, it is essential that you retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to zealously defend you in court. Felonies are the most serious crimes such as murder, rape, armed robbery, credit card fraud and burglary. Felony convictions also have the most serious consequences. A person convicted of a felony is sentenced to serve at least one year in a state or federal prison, and may be committed for life. In addition, convicted felons are stripped of many of the rights guaranteed to American citizens, including the right to vote, the right to travel out of the country and the right to own a gun. Convicted felons also have to disclose their crimes on job applications and can be deported if they are not American citizens.

How your felony charge is defended can make the difference between life and death for you. The Law Offices of Dennis J. Luca has more than 10 years experience handling felony charges and is committed to attaining the best possible outcome for you.

Misdemeanors
Misdemeanors are crimes such as disorderly conduct, simple assault, shoplifting and trespassing that are punishable by less than a year in prison. Although misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, having a misdemeanor conviction on your criminal record can limit your employment options and can result in a jail sentence. Ensure that you receive a fair trial by letting us represent you.

Motor vehicle offenses
If you have been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving with a suspended license or vehicular manslaughter, we can help. We also assist clients who need to get their drivers licenses restored or fight traffic tickets.

Drug crimes
Charges of trafficking, distributing or possession of illegal substances or drug paraphernalia can result in heavy fines and extended time in jail. You can rely on our knowledge of drug crimes and our history of successful results to help eliminate or minimize the charges against you.

Sexual offenses
Rape and sexual assault cases are among the hardest for defendants to win. We have the experience and skills to successfully litigate these cases. Contact us today.

Sealing and expungement of records
A criminal record can prevent you from pursuing higher education, securing your dream job or traveling abroad. The Law Offices of Dennis J. Luca can help you eliminate past criminal charges from your record or get those records sealed so that you can move on with your life.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Dennis J. Luca is a retired San Jose Police Department Commander with thirty years of police service. Having worked Special Operations, Narcotics, and Internal Affairs he has a unique perspective that can only be obtained from experience living and working on both "sides of the street."

Far too often, criminal and family law matters overlap and it is in a client's best interests to have ONE attorney handle both legal issues at the same time.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

David J. Luca is a graduate of Santa Clara University Law School and has been a distinguished member of the firm for over nine years. David has excellent trial experience in both criminal and family law matters and has prevailed on a number of trials including felony and misdemeanor matters.

David J. Luca is well respected by the judicial officers in criminal and family law departments not only in Santa Clara County but the surrounding jurisdictions as well.

Felicia Lucero is a graduate of Lincoln Law School and has also been a distinguished member of the firm for over nine years. Felicia Lucero specializes in family law matters including custody, visitation, child and spousal support, as well as domestic violence issues.

Felicia Lucero's vast and extensive experience in family law cases is a true asset to our clients.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Here at the Law Offices of Dennis J. Luca we "tell it straight" to our clients with no lawyer double talk or wasting your money. We are results orientated and strive to obtain the absolute best results for our valued clients.

Dennis Luca

Practice Areas
Family Law
Divorce
Child Support
Child Custody
Visitation Rights
Guardianship
Domestic Violence
Criminal Law
DUI
Drug Crimes
Sex Crimes
3 Strikes Felonies

Admitted:
1999, California; 2000, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 2007, U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Law School:
Lincoln University - California, J.D.

Member:
Santa Clara County Bar Association; State Bar of California.

Biography:
San Jose Police Department, Police Lt. retired in 2002. Post Advanced Certification Burlingame Police Department San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. SWAT team member, undercover/covert narcotics; missing persons/homicide investigations; Commander of Internal Affairs; Commander of Gang Unit. Instructor at Gavilan and San Jose Community Colleges. State wide teaching on narcotics and under the influence investigations. Extensive trial experience in all areas of family law including domestic violence, child/spousal support, child custody and visitation, property division, and debt allocation. I also provide mediation services and collaborative law for clients who are not interested in litigation. Extensive criminal experience in all felony matters including three strike cases, felony/misdemeanor drug and under the influence cases, domestic violence, sex crimes, theft, and DUI both felony and misdemeanor.

Birthplace:
San Francisco, California
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