Culturally Competent Bilingual Legal Services.
We Are Unique.
We are a multicultural firm with Spanish-speaking attorneys and staff
We have extensive experience in public and private litigation
We are trusted advocates in the Bay Area community
We operate at all times with integrity, trust & responsiveness
Our Areas of Practice
Personal Injury cases include:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Slip and Fall
- Wrongful Death
- Private and Public Entities
- Dog bite cases
- Bus accidents
- Elder Abuse
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, contact us today for a consultation. After an injury you must consult with a lawyer immediately to protect your rights to recover full payment for your damages, harm and loss. We will ensure your receive full payment for your present and future medical bills, pain & suffering, lost wages, future lost wages, and various other losses that you may incur. Torres Law Group will assert your rights and protect you from the insurance company for the "at-fault party" so you get every penny coming to you!
Personal injury includes physical, emotional, and/or financial pain and suffering as a result of an accident. Examples of some physical injuries include head injuries, neck injuries, burns, fractures, shoulder injuries, disc injuries, back injuries, paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia, loss of limb and death. You may be suffering with headaches, loss of memory, loss of enjoyment of life as you knew it before the accident. We can help.
At Torres Law Group, we will review the circumstances that lead up to your accident or injury, consult doctors and expert witnesses, and gather compelling evidence. If the case must go to court, we will make clear and convincing arguments on your behalf, and negotiate for the largest settlement possible. With a highly skilled and trained injury attorney on your side, your chances of recovering a full settlement increase significantly.
In many instances, insurance companies will attempt a swift settlement far below the fair value of your case which has not been fully developed. This is done by sending you a nominal check shortly after the accident. Once this check is cashed, you lose all rights to pursue legal action and your case is officially closed. You will avoid this common pitfall by having a skilled and experienced attorney representing you.
In addition, the attorney may make recommendations of reputable doctors and specialists who can adequately treat the injuries to ensure a quick recovery.
Call us today and schedule a free consultation. Time is of the essence to protect your rights and at your initial consultation, we will explain what those rights are in a clear and concise manner. Time is of the essence to protect your rights.
Civil cases we handle include:
- Small Business Disputes
- ADA Violations
- Breach of Contract
- Construction Defect
- Workers Compensation Defense
- Landlord Tenant Disputes
Family law cases which we thoughtfully handle include:
- Spousal Support
- Child Custody / Child Support
- Paternity Acts
- Restraining Orders
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Move Away Motions
- Domestic Violence
- Custody Evaluations
- Modify & Enforce Orders
Our firm is committed to helping you achieve your goals in the divorce while also minimizing the stress level. A divorce does not need to be highly stressful, volatile and negative, and we make it our goal to help you see your way through the legal process, so you can get to the new chapter in your life. Our approach is to foster open communication between the lawyer and the client, and the opposing side, since every case is unique and should be handled that way. We do not have a cookie-cutter mentality and take it seriously to hear what your needs are in achieving the divorce.
Your divorce case may involve the following: property division, estate evaluation, child custody and visitation, support issues, and a host of other matters that will be explained at your initial consultation.
Custody and Visitation Issues
Our firm has handled hundreds of cases involving children, either in divorce proceedings or in paternity actions. We take it very serious to achieve “what is in the best interest of the children” and help each client understand what this standard means since it may not be clear or easy to grasp when emotions are high.
By explaining how the courts handle matters involving children, our clients can prepare themselves to take the necessary steps to put the children first, rather than put them in the middle. To that end, we strive to find creative solutions to develop a parenting plan that can help you take control of your life again, and avoid the unknowns of litigation which will be costly.
If you cannot avoid going to court, we will prepare you thoroughly for mediation as required in every case. This preparation can be the key to achieving an outcome in court that serves the children best.
This applies to divorce cases only and is commonly referred to as “alimony.” There are two types of awards, the first called “temporary spousal support” which is granted at the beginning of the divorce case, to bridge the gap for the spouse with financial need. And the second, called “permanent spousal support” which will can granted at the conclusion of the case.
Although there are many factors that go into the calculation for these two types of awards, we are experienced at handling this aspect of your case, and will take swift action to get an award when the need is dire. Temporary spousal support is calculated based on a statewide formula, and at your initial consultation, we can show you a sample award based on your unique case.
In addition, if there are court orders already in place, and you feel they are inaccurate or unfair, we can get you back into court to modify those orders and correct what was done.
By law, each parent must support his or her children and statutory guidelines will determine what amount of child support is to be paid. Because there are several factors taken into account to calculate child support, we can help you get an award from the court that is fair and accurate. Many disputes arise about how much support is needed or how much is being paid. Let us represent you to ensure that these disputes are handled quickly to avoid financial disaster. Knowing your rights and the rights of your children will relieve some of the fears about how to get through this difficult time both financially and emotionally.
Our firm handles the following Misdemeanor and Felony cases:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Domestic Violence
- Hit and Run
- Child Abuse / Neglect
- Drug related offenses
- License and driving related offenses
- Assault and Battery
- Petty and Grand Theft
At your initial consultation with the attorney, you will learn the value of hiring an attorney to defend your rights. The fact of an arrest does not automatically lead to a conviction and you must protect yourself from unscrupulous prosecution. Because Ms. Torres worked as a prosecutor, she can aggressively defend your rights against abuse and has a proven track record for resolving matters favorably for her clients. By having an attorney that compassionately represents you and explains the process of the criminal legal system, you can prepare yourself to deal with whatever outcome results.
Furthermore, our firm will work with you on the matter of payment for your legal representation. We take credit cards, and often work out a monthly payment plan to help you budget for the unexpected fight of your life. In addition, our fees are priced competitively since we know you have many options to choose from, when selecting a law firm to represent you.
Pursuant to the California Vehicle Code 23152 (a), it is unlawful for a person to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Pursuant to Vehicle Code 23152(b), it is unlawful for a person to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher. These charges are systematically filed together in a DUI case.
Although a DUI case is typically charged as a misdemeanor, it may be charged as a felony as well. A DUI conviction stays on ones record for ten years and if within that time, a fourth DUI arrest occurs, it will be charged as a felony. The DUI can also be charged as a felony based on the circumstances of the case, such as the involvement of an accident with serious injury to a third party.
If you are arrested for a DUI, the Law Office of Roseann Torres will set forth every possible defense strategy available. This may include filing motions to suppress the evidence used against you for obtaining a conviction, as well as checking the accuracy of the test that determined the blood alcohol level.
Our firm will aggressively fight to ensure your rights are protected every step of the way while keeping you informed about what is happening in your case. Because facing a DUI conviction will be a highly stressful event in your life, you do not have to face the challenge alone. You can choose to have an advocate in your corner who will help you manage the stress and uncertainty while working to protect your constitutional rights.
In addition to the criminal charges brought against you by the District Attorney, the Department of Motor Vehicles will issue a suspension of your driver’s license unless PROMPT ACTION IS TAKEN WITHIN 10 DAYS of the arrest for violating Vehicle Code 23152(a) and (b).
Upon being arrested for the suspicion of driving under the influence, a temporary license will issue in the form of a “pink” sheet of paper given at the arrest. This “pink” form will replace your usual driver’s license but after 10 days, your license will be automatically suspended unless you request a hearing with the DMV to challenge the arrest based on a review of the evidence.
Many people are unaware of this TEN DAY DEADLINE due to the fine print on the paperwork and the added worry about going to jail. However, our firm is here to help. When you make your appointment to meet with an attorney to discuss the defense of your case, we will promptly ensure that you have protected your right to drive until such time as you have exercised your right to have a hearing at the DMV.