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Alexis Haller offers the following services in criminal proceedings:

  • Direct appeals of criminal cases in state and federal court
  • Petitions for review in the California Supreme Court
  • Petitions for writ of certiorari in the United States Supreme Court
  • Petitions for writ of habeas corpus
  • Petitions for post-conviction relief in federal court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254
  • Major motions in trial proceedings (in support of counsel of record)

Mr. Haller represents clients accused of a wide range of serious crimes, including murder, manslaughter, sexual assault, sexual abuse, fraud, robbery, burglary, theft, and drug trafficking.

In federal court, Mr. Haller is a member of the Criminal Justice Act appellate panels in the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California. In state court, Mr. Haller is a member of the panels for the First Appellate District and the Sixth Appellate District.

Notable Cases


In re Jesse Q.

Granting habeas petition and reversing first-degree murder conviction based upon ineffective assistance of trial counsel for failure to investigate and raise mental health defenses.

People v. Francisco B.

In robbery and carjacking case involving guilty plea, overcoming lack of certificate of probable cause to achieve reversal of judgment and remand for transfer hearing in juvenile court.

People v. Franklin F.

Reversing nine drug convictions based upon illegal search in violation of Fourth Amendment.

People v. Joseph A.

In murder case where the defendant pleaded guilty, overcoming general appellate waiver and absence of certificate of probable cause to achieve remand on firearm enhancement and opportunity for Franklin hearing.

People v. Joshua H.

Reversing judgment for insufficiency of the evidence in theft by false pretenses case.

People v. Miguel J.

In sexual abuse case, reversing nine life sentences for violation of due process rights, in a decision that was later followed by the California Supreme Court.

People v. Raul C.

In sexual abuse case, grant of petition for review by California Supreme Court based upon recent amendment to sentencing laws.

People v. Ryan F.

Holding for the first time that Penal Code section 288.4 requires that the prohibited motivation be a substantial factor in the commission of the unlawful act.

Disclaimer: The above-referenced results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each case and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case.

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