Firm Overview

Marc Pelta is a for former prosecutor. Experience counts. Marc uses that experience to effectively and intelligently defend and resolve clients' felony and misdemeanor cases.

Marc represents clients charged with a range of felony and misdemeanor offenses.

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At Pelta Law, the needs of the client come first. Marc does not accept every case.

It is of utmost important at Pelta Law for every client to be satisfied with the service.

The service offered at Pelta Law provides gives clients the critical key advantage of being able to use Marc's experience as a trial attorney and former prosecutor for a strong defense.

It is important a client hires a lawyer who not only fights for the client, but also guides and advises the client in getting the best deal possible.

The first consultation is free.

Legal advice is not given over the phone unless the person is a client who has retained the attorney. If the potential client lives far away from the Bay Area then an exception may be made.

Legal advice is provided when the potential client attends the first meeting in the office for which there is no-charge.

The consultation is not to provide someone who already has a public defender or attorney with a free second-opinion or strategy to then bring back to that attorney.

All consultations remain confidential by state law regardless whether the client retains Pelta Law.

Telephone: 415-963-1152
Main Office

Marc Pelta
234 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco  CA  94102

  • (415) 963-1152


Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, if being done to select an attorney, not for a free-second opinion.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Pelta Law offers non-refundable flat fee services that covers all pre-trial and trial services.

Hourly Rates


Office Information

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30AM to 6:30PM, Weekends by appointment

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken

English and Spanish

Criminal Defense
Mr. Pelta is an experienced trial attorney who is a dedicated advocate for the accused regardless of guilt. At Pelta Law, no one is judged. Marc and his team is devoted to serve every client to the best possible outcome. That all depends on the facts of each case which are unique. Marc has experience defending and prosecuting a wide range of cases from sex crimes to burglary to narcotics possession to DUI and many other crimes in between.
Mr. Pelta has experience in felony and misdemeanor DUI drugs and alcohol cases. It is important to not simply hire the person who quotes you the cheapest fee because a criminal conviction is often permanent unless you are fortunate to get it expunged.

Attorneys who are successful in DUI defense must have certain current and specialized training and experience to be most beneficial to clients.

In addition, the attorney needs to be dedicated because DA offices rely on defendants to be scared and plead guilty as early as possible.

Often times. people plead guilty without the assistance of an attorney or will get an attorney from a public defender's office, which may be overwhelmed with cases and may not be able to devote the special time and attention your case may need so you can get your driver license back and end up with the least painful punishment resulting from a DUI conviction, if you cannot get a dry-reckless or a dismissal.

At Pelta Law, Marc and his team are devoted to ensuring that the needs and goals of each client he agrees to represent are met to result in the best possible deal or result.

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

Based upon experience in court

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Extensive training and experience both as a defense attorney and prosecutor. It is a rare, unique advantage to have a criminal defense attorney who knows what the prosecutors are taught to do to convict you because then he or she can find a way around their tactics.

Marc Pelta

  • Bar Number: 253315
    California , 2007

Marc Pelta

Marc is a former Deputy District Attorney ("prosecutor") with extensive experience trying adult and juvenile felony and misdemeanor cases. Marc offers clients a wealth of experience and knowledge as a former prosecutor for the benefit of his clients. Marc served as a prosecutor assigned to Pelican Bay Prison, misdemeanors, Felony and misdemeanor DUI, Domestic Violence, Narcotics Possession (including for sale, transportation, cultivation, manufacture).

Marc Pelta was born in Manhattan, New York. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from San Francisco State University and his law degree from the City University of New York School of Law.
  • Bar Number: 253315
    California , 2007
  • City University of New York School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 2002
    Marc completed several internships and clerkships with various prosecution offices, including District Attorney Offices and at the United States' Attorney's Office. Marc practiced law under the supervision of attorneys when he served in those offices where he tried felony and misdemeanor cases. He also served as the Executive Articles Editor on The New York City Law Review and competed in Moot Court.

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