The Law Office of E. Michael Linscheid

Firm Overview

I represent those accused of or under investigation for driving under the influence or committing criminal offenses who are seeking legal representation, I represent those facing the suspension or revocation of their driver's license before the Department of Motor Vehicles. I prosecute appeals to redress errors made in the trial court and at DMV hearings.
Main Office
Michael Linscheid
300 Frank H Ogawa Plaza
Suite. 258
Oakland  CA  94612
  • (415) 782-6002
  • (415) 241-7340
  • (510) 451-2011


Free Initial Consultation?
Free initial confidential consultation.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Fees vary depending upon the complexity of the case and the extent of the representation.
Hourly Rates
Fees vary depending upon the circumstances of each case.

Office Information

Office Hours
I am always available to assist my clients.
Emergency After Hours

Other Offices

San Francisco Office
345 Franklin Street
San Francisco,  CA  94102
Representation of those charged with driving under the influence both in the trial court, before the Department of Motor Vehicles and on appeal.
Michael Linscheid provides an effective defense to those accused of driving under the influence (DUI) in court and before the Department of Motor Vehicles. When arrested for driving under the influence one faces both criminal prosecution in the superior court and license suspension proceedings initiated by the Department of Motor Vehicles. After an arrest for a DUI a person must contact the Department of Motor Vehicles within 10 days of their arrest to prevent an automatic suspension of their driving privileges. Michael Linscheid has a reputation for presenting a vigorous defense on behalf of obtain results on behalf of his clients. Michael Linscheid has substantial experience bringing appeals on behalf of those who suffered an erroneous conviction or petitions for writ of mandate on behalf of individuals whose licenses have been improperly suspended by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Michael Linscheid provides a confidential consultation to those seeking to retain his services.

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

I became a criminal defense attorney in order to defend the accused against the power of the government and to defend the principles set forth in the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I think it is important for clients to become educated on the legal issues relevant to their case. My practice is to educate my clients about the offenses for which they are charged and all potential defenses. I typically provide clients with all relevant materials so that they can make informed decisions about their case.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am willing to review all documents prepared by a client.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I am happy to provide legal advice to individuals charged with minor traffic matters. However, in criminal matters, I believe that it is important to be represented by an attorney at all stages.

E. Michael Linscheid

My legal career has been devoted completely to the defense of the accused. I have had the opportunity to work with several excellent criminal defense attorneys from whom I have learned the skills necessary to be an effective advocate for the accused.

In order to provide sound legal advice and to provide the best possible defense for my clients, I constantly review developments in the law.

I aggressively advocate for the best interests of my client both orally and in writing. I take a hands-on approach in the defense of every one of my clients, whether it is vigorously representing my client in trial or in a procedural hearing, researching and preparing pleadings on a legal issue, obtaining the most qualified expert in a given field, negotiating the best resolution for my client, or providing a vigorous defense for my client at trial.

Personal interests:

I enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including backpacking, scuba diving, fishing, hunting and traveling.

  • Bar Number: 221010
    California , 2002
  • University of San Francisco, School of Law
    J.D. , 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Law Review - Staff Member and Articles Editor, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association - Mock Trial - Finalist, and Intensive Advocacy Program.
  • University of California at San Diego
    B.A. , 1999
    La Jolla, CA
    I majored in Political Science and History with an emphasis on public policy.

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