Emeryville lies in a corridor between Berkeley, Oakland, and the Bay Bridge leading to San Francisco. Despite its relatively small population of less than 13,000 residents, Emervville attracts heavy crowds as one of the East Bay’s retail and recreational hubs. The primary law enforcement agency is the Emeryville Police Department. Emeryville is in a major interchange known as the MacArthur Maze because it is where Interstate 80, Interstate 580, and Interstate 880 meet; the California Highway Patrol handles the bulk of law enforcement actions on the major highways around Emeryville.
Emeryville is often difficult to navigate in and out of by car due to the heavy traffic brought about by retail and restaurant patrons. Because of the small confines of the city, a fun night out on the town can quickly escalate into something much more complicated if law enforcement become involved. Visitors to Bay Street, for example, will often notice nearby patrol cars as they leave local restaurants. Similarly, people accused of theft offenses have literally run out to the arms of the police because of the Police’s frequent patrols of the city. We often get phone calls from people accused of driving under the influence while driving on the freeway near the Ikea / Bay Street Plaza area because the turns are sharp and most people don’t go the speed limit because they want to keep up with the flow of traffic.
If you have been accused of a crime that occurred in Emeryville please feel free to reach out to us. People deserve to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of what they are alleged to have done. Our attorneys will give you a straightforward assessment of your case. Most importantly, our attorneys have the experience and work ethic to help you face whatever challenges may arise.