About Elliott Kanter

San Diego criminal defense attorney Elliott Kanter handles criminal defense and personal injury cases in state and federal courts across southern California. Mr. Kanter is also credentialed to argue cases before the United States Supreme Court. With three decades of legal experience, he has built a reputation for resourcefulness and tenacity as well as an impressive record of success on behalf of his clients throughout southern California.

I Got Caught Shoplifting – Will It Be on My Record?

By | July 2nd, 2018|Criminal Law|

Many people go through a brief “rebellious” phase at some point in their life. For some, this can be as harmless as dying their hair a funky color or wearing provocative clothing. For others, rebellion can come in the form of petty crime, with many going more specifically with shoplifting. Shoplifting is never ok, as [...]

I Was Hit by a Car While Crossing the Street – How to Get Compensated

By | June 30th, 2018|Personal Injury Law|

It was a day like any other day. You get to a busy intersection and hit the crossing signal, and patiently wait for the “walk” signal that tells you the close is clear. After a bit of a wait, you finally see the white outline of a person flash across the street from you and [...]

Why a Semi Truck Accident Is Different From an Auto Accident

By | June 28th, 2018|Personal Injury Law|

A car accident is already stressful enough. Between the trauma of the collision, getting treatment for injuries, and repairing your vehicle, it is enough to make anyone feel anxious. Things get even more hectic if your car accident is with a semi-truck. Besides just the sheer size of a semi, there are various different rules [...]

Injured in a Lyft or Uber Car Accident? We Help Drivers & Passengers

By | June 26th, 2018|Personal Injury Law|

Lyft, Uber, and other rideshare companies are here to stay. What was once a novelty has now become a necessity, as people across the globe are hailing digital taxis via their smartphones at a gargantuan rate. In fact, in 2017 Lyft reported they are giving over a million rides a day, and Uber dwarfed that [...]

How to Know if You Need a Medical Malpractice Attorney

By | June 5th, 2018|Malpractice Law|

Doctors are human, and they can make mistakes just like us. However, the main difference is that when other people make a mistake at work, the aftermath is usually relatively harmless. With a medical professional, a mistake can result in severe injuries and possibly even death. This is called medical malpractice, and there are several [...]

Legal Steps to Take to Take After a Cocaine Possession Charge

By | June 4th, 2018|Criminal Defense|

No matter what you call cocaine, be it coke, blow, yeyo, or snow, you are in serious trouble if you are caught by a police officer with possession of cocaine. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, there are a few steps to take in order to help minimize the potential damages caused by [...]

Caught Smuggling Drugs Across the California Border?

By | May 23rd, 2018|Criminal Defense, Criminal Law|

Trying to smuggle drugs from Mexico into San Diego is a bad idea. Not only is it dangerous, drug smuggling and trafficking is very illegal, and getting caught will result in a long prison sentence. If you are caught smuggling drugs across the California border from Mexico, it is essential to find an experienced and [...]

California Possession of Methamphetamine Charges & Penalties

By | May 21st, 2018|Criminal Defense|

Getting charged with methamphetamine possession is a big deal. No matter the amount, circumstances, or your criminal history, being in possession of methamphetamine is a serious charge that can result in severe penalties. If you are charged with possession of methamphetamine in California, the first thing you should do is contact an experienced drug possession [...]

The Difference Between a DUI Felony and DUI Misdemeanor

By | April 18th, 2018|Criminal Defense, Criminal Law|

Driving under the influence of alcohol is never ok. It doesn’t matter if it is one drink or ten, putting yourself behind the wheel while intoxicated endangers your life and the lives of those around you. Not only that, if caught you will get in serious trouble with the law, resulting in a DUI infraction, [...]

What to Do After a Bike Accident

By | April 12th, 2018|Personal Injury Law|

Share this image on your site: <img src="" width="100%" alt="What to Do After a Bike Accident - Infographic"><a href=""></a><p><strong>What to Do After a Bike Accident - Infographic</strong>, courtesy of <a href="">Law Offices of Elliott Kanter</a></p> Few activities are as unequivocally pleasant as a bike ride. The sun is beaming down on you and [...]