Bangor, California Criminal Lawyers

Daniel Lee Ledford
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Oroville, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(530) 534-6100 1440 Lincoln Street
Oroville, CA 95965
Criminal and DUI
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Daniel Ledford is here to help clients through their legal complications. Our goal is to provide the most effective legal representation available. Although this is a stressful time, we are here to make sure your legal rights are preserved. As a former Deputy District Attorney, Daniel Ledford knows how the system works from the inside. He brings that inside knowledge to advance his clients' interests.
Robert Lee Marshall
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OROVILLE, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(530) 342-4900 2445 Oro Dam Boulevard
Suite 4
OROVILLE, CA 95966
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
CAL Northern School of Law
Penn Valley, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(408) 712-0019 PO Box 849
Penn Valley, CA 95946
Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Oroville, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(530) 532-1099 1453 Downer St Ste B
Oroville, CA 95965
Criminal, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Oroville, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(530) 538-7411 25 County Center Dr Ste 245
Oroville, CA 95965
Criminal
Oroville, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(530) 538-7411 25 County Center Dr
Ste 245
Oroville, CA 95965-3370
Criminal
Ste 245, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(530) 538-7411 25 County Center Dr
Ste 245, CA 95965-3370
Criminal
Penn Valley, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 55 years experience
(530) 432-2012 11065 Ringtail Rd
Penn Valley, CA 95946
Criminal and DUI
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Oroville, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(530) 538-7411 25 County Center Dr
Oroville, CA 95965
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
U of San Francisco School of Law
Susan Marie Hearne
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Chico, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(530) 580-8529 2068 Talbert Dr. Suite 300
Chico, CA 95928
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Chapman University and California State University - Chico
Lead Attorney Susan Hearne was a Peace Officer for the State of California for over 25 years, a Probation Officer in Riverside County, and a Deputy District Attorney in Butte County. She trained police officers and teaches at the local college. If you need a Butte County, Glenn County or Chico DUI attorney, call us.
Angeles Susi Carrion
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Colusa, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(530) 458-2950 P.O. Box 35
317 5th St
Colusa, CA 95932
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
CAL Northern School of Law

Angeles “Susi” Carrion grew up in the local area before serving in the U.S. Army. After completing her military service, Ms. Carrion became a Court Clerk in the North Las Vegas Municipal Court. Later, she became a State Certified Spanish Court Interpreter in Nevada, where she interpreted both criminal and civil cases. Ms. Carrion has also interpreted for various law enforcement agencies. Ms. Carrion is the only private attorney in Colusa County that is able to communicate directly with her Spanish speaking clients without the use of an interpreter.

Ms. Carrion attended Cal-Northern School of Law in Chico, California where she...
James Roy Dickinson
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Chico, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(530) 537-6822 389 Connors Court
Suite E
Chico, CA 95926
Criminal and Family
University of La Verne College of Law
James R. Dickinson, Attorney At Law believes practicing law is a calling. Mr. Dickinson is a gifted litigator. In 2016, he was named one of National Trial Lawyers’ “Top 40 Under 40.” In 2018, Mr. Dickinson was included in a notable institute’s list of “10 Best For Client Satisfaction.”
Matthew Stevan Luzaich
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Chico, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(530) 809-1752 2540 Esplanade Ste 11
Chico, CA 95973
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Golden Gate University School of Law
The Law Offices of Matthew S. Luzaich is a Criminal & DUI Defense Law Firm located in Chico, CA. It defends criminal cases in the counties of Butte, Glenn, Sutter, Tehama, and Yuba. It provides a free legal consultation with a local Chico criminal defense lawyer.
John K. Hinely
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Colusa, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(530) 458-2950 P.O. Box 35
317 5th St
Colusa, CA 95932
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
CAL Northern School of Law
After 14 years in Law Enforcement, and working under contract for the Public Defender’s Office, Mr. Hinely was determined to become a Criminal Defense Attorney.

Mr. Hinely returned to school at California State University-Chico, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science, with an emphasis on Legal Studies; then continued his education at Cal-Northern School of Law in Chico, California.

Upon completion of law school, Mr. Hinely sat for the California State Bar exam and passed on the first attempt.

Mr. Hinely opened a private law practice, while also serving as a Contract Public Defender. During this time, Mr....
David Gregory Cohen
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Auburn, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(530) 823-7700 1515 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of California Hastings College of the Law
David G. Cohen founded the Cohen Defense Group in 2017 with the retirement of noted Placer County Criminal Defense Lawyer, Mark A. Berg. David had joined the Law Offices of Mark A. Berg in 1996. Mr. Cohen is a certified Criminal Law Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization and has been involved in representing defendants in felony and misdemeanor cases in California for over 20 years. His current caseload in the firm includes felony cases, “three strike” cases, drug crimes, and homicides. Moreover, Mr. Cohen is the firm’s primary attorney driving under the influence cases...
Dan Koukol
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Auburn, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(530) 823-5400 11930 Heritage Oak Pl
#6
Auburn, CA 95603
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of the Pacific
The difference between an adequate defense and the best defense possible is the result of knowledge, experience and reputation.

All California defense attorneys have passed the bar exam and have some knowledge of the law. Because I was in the trenches handling serious felony cases in the Placer County Public Defender’s Office, I have the experience you can only get from this type of high-intensity legal defense work.

Combining this experience with the knowledge I acquired inventing and developing the CrimeTime criminal sentencing software and Crime Finder mobile applications gives me a clear advantage when it comes to designing case resolutions that...
D. Michael Phillips
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Nevada City, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(530) 265-0186 305 Railroad Ave., #5
Nevada City, CA 95959
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
"Big City Experience, Small Town Service."

At the Phillips Law Offices, we represent real people, not claim numbers. Unlike some firms that represent both insurance companies and individuals, we represent only individuals and families. That's because we are always on your side, not just when it's in our interest.

Injury Law for the 21st century: Traditionally, a call to a lawyer meant making an appointment, driving to an office to meet in person, parking and waiting just to ask a few questions or sign papers. Today’s internet-connected consumers are no longer satisfied with face-to-face meetings as the sole way of doing business....
Mark H. Sollitt
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Roseville, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
915 Highland Pointe Dr
Ste 250
Roseville, CA 95678
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Humphrey's Coll School of Law
Mark Sollitt has been a specialist DUI and criminal defense attorney since 1994 and is licensed by the State Bar of California. He serves clients in Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Solano, Yolo County, and San Joaquin Counties.

Mark Sollitt will aggressively litigate all issues that might lead to you avoiding a conviction. All defenses will be considered. Every attempt to reduce penalties will be taken. He will prepare your case, thoroughly investigate any evidence, and represent you in court.

He is dedicated to protecting the freedom, reputation, and constitutional rights of each of his clients. Schedule a consultation now.
Christopher Parkhurst
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Roseville, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(916) 277-8299 3017 Douglas Blvd. #300
Roseville, CA 95661
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Mr. Parkhurst earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. He graduated from U.C. Davis with a B.A. in International Relations and a minor in Education. He became licensed to practice law in 1999. A skilled negotiator and private criminal practitioner, Mr, Parkhurst has defended hundreds of clients charged with crimes from misdemeanors to serious felonies in more than 30 of California's 58 counties. He is licensed to practice in all State courts and the United States District Court Northern and Eastern districts of California. He has obtained dismissals...
Steve Schofield
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Roseville, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(916) 277-8299 3017 Douglas Blvd #300
Roseville, CA 95661
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Steven Schofield is a rising star among DUI attorneys and criminal defense attorneys in Sacramento and the surrounding areas with multiple recent trial victories. If you are in need of an experienced and fearless DUI attorney or criminal defense lawyer in Sacramento and the surrounding areas you should meet Steve Schofield.
Benjamin Scarfe
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Chico, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(530) 342-7755 1550 Humboldt Rd. #4
Chico, CA 95928
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
CAL Northern School of Law
RECENT JURY AND COURT TRIAL SUCCESSES*
Domestic Violence: Penal Code 242, 243, 243, 273.5 + Great Bodily Injury enhancement: Not guilty on all Four counts. Client walked.
DUI Jury Trial--Hung Jury: .18, running red light: hung jury 4-12, case dismissed.
0.01 DUI Probation (court trial),
0.05 DUI-THC, Opiates, gore point violation, drifting: Hung Jury 6-6 case dismissed,
.22 DUI Hung Jury 6-6 case dismissed,
.20 DUI Hung Jury 11-1 case dismissed,
.20 DUI Stipulated Acquittal;...
Andrew Holley
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Chico, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(530) 715-2300 30 Independence Circle
Suite 400
Chico, CA 95973
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Immigration
Santa Clara University School of Law
I studied law at Santa Clara University, an accredited, nationally ranked law school. While there I volunteered at a free immigration clinic in San Jose. I trained for three years in San Francisco with an immigration attorney who has over 30 years of experience. He trained me on court procedure and interview techniques and how to prepare clients for tough questions. I moved to downtown Los Angeles where I worked for a large immigration law firm. When I came to Chico I handled criminal defense cases for a busy law firm while starting my immigration law firm....
Michael Thomas Lynch
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Auburn, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(530) 886-4006 1223 High Street Ste B6
Auburn, CA 95603
Free ConsultationCriminal, Animal, DUI and Employment
Empire School of Law
I am Michael Thomas Lynch, Attorney at Law. For years, individuals across the region have turned to my law firm for help when they get arrested and need a criminal defense attorney or when they need civil litigation assistance. Bar Admissions: California, 2005 Education: Empire College Law School, Santa Rosa, California J.D. - 2004 Major: Litigation, Evidence, Trial. Humboldt State University, Arcata, California B.A. - 1986 Major: Zoology Professional Associations and Memberships: California State Bar, Placer...
Michael Wayne Cooper
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Paradise, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(530) 877-1383 9001 Skyway
Paradise, CA 95969
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Divorce
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law: I provide a complete range of estate planning, elder law, probate, trust administration, veterans pension and Medi-Cal eligibility services. I work with clients to create and implement an estate plan specifically designed with them in mind, including their family, their business, their property and their personal wishes. This includes preparation of Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care and Durable Powers of Attorney for Asset Management. Family Law: I have over 30 years of experience in family law. Besides being a highly trained, experienced and knowledgeable family lawyer, I am personally and professionally sensitive to the concerns...
Matthew Clinton Smith
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Yuba City, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(530) 822-9500 500 Second Street
Yuba City, CA 95991
Criminal and Personal Injury
Dedicated lawyer who fights for his clients in and out of the courtroom.
Andrew Todd Kuhnen
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Roseville, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(916) 724-5333 915 Highland Pointe Drive
Suite 250
Roseville, CA 95678
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
California Western School of Law
My goal in private practice is to provide each client with the most effective ethical representation possible, and to preserve and promote his or her legal rights in the criminal justice system. I have over 15 years of experience as a lawyer, and I am a former supervising deputy district attorney. This gives me a unique insight into how prosecutors approach cases, and depending on the jurisdiction, there is a real possibility that I trained the deputy district attorney who is handling the case. Throughout my career I have maintained a reputation among my peers as a...
Michelle Trigger
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Roseville, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(916) 787-0260 2007 Opportunity Drive
Suite 12
Roseville, CA 95678
Free ConsultationCriminal and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Michelle Trigger is the owner/attorney of Trigger Law Office, located in Roseville, CA. Ms. Trigger's practice focuses on criminal defense and family law matters, including representation on all misdemeanor and felony offenses, divorce, child custody and visitation, and restraining orders. Ms. Trigger primarily serves Placer and Sacramento counties, but will accept matters in El Dorado, Yolo, Sutter, Yuba, Butte, Lake, and most bay area counties on a case-by-case basis.

Ms. Trigger's primary talent is in the court room, as she is a zealous advocate in all motions and hearings, and never afraid to take a matter to trial.
Mr. Joe J. Vandervoort
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Chico, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 47 years experience
1339 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of California Hastings College of the Law and University of California - Santa Barbara
Dui ONLY. Lawyer in Chico 43+ years. www.California-dui-lawyers.org designates as "SPECIALIST" member.. The ratings are NOT paid for like most ads on the internet or on bill boards etc like Google etc. When you go to www.California-dui-lawyers.com. click on Butte County because lawyers are listed by where their main office is located. Also see my web site at www.duiking.com. I currently have five lawyers who have more experience than any lawyers from Sacramento to the Oregon border. Although we have satellite offices in Glenn County and Sacramento, our main office is located at 1339 esplanade, Chico ....
Daniel Michael Karalash
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(916) 787-1234 3017 Douglas Boulevard, Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95661
Criminal, DUI, Family and White Collar Crime
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
I am a former USAF Officer, this is where I honed my skills in hard work and determination. I was a B-52 crew member; that was where I learned the necessity of teamwork. For over 20 years I have done trials, in State Criminal Courts, Federal Civil Rights trials, Family Law Courts as well as many administrative hearings; this is where I learned how to win trials. In my office, my clients, my staff and I form a team that is ready to take on all adversaries.
Philip Damian McCarthy
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Roseville, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(916) 442-8298 2270 Douglas Blvd. Ste. 200
Roseville, CA 95661
Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Gonzaga Univ School of Law
Mr. McCarthy has represented individuals charged with misdemeanors and felonies in thousands of cases for over 24 years. Philip McCarthy has handled a broad range of charges including White Collar Crime, Professional License Defense, Computer Crimes, DUI, Drug Crimes and a variety of other charges.
Geoff A. Dulebohn, Esq.
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Chico, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(530) 342-2858 1339 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Insurance Claims
California Western School of Law and Southwestern University School of Law
"The only minority is the individual and Justice is the only measure of equality among individuals."
Zachary P Merliss
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Auburn, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(530) 823-7700 1515 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
Criminal
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Zachary P. Merliss joined the Cohen Defense Group in May 2017. He graduated from the University of Southern California School of Law and became a member of the California Bar in 2016. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Merliss was a legal fellow at the Federal Public Defender’s Office in the District of Nevada, and also an active member of an improvisational comedy club. Currently, he defends a wide variety of misdemeanor cases, such as drug possession, petty theft, assault and battery, and driving under the influence. During law school, Mr. Merliss gained exposure to the prosecution side of the...
Kulvinder Singh
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Roseville, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(916) 939-5151 970 Reserve Drive
Roseville, CA 95678
Criminal, Business, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Univ of N. Calif/Lorenzo Patino School of Law and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Attorney Kulvinder Singh's law practice advocates for personal injury plaintiffs, business clients and people with family, criminal and immigration cases in the greater Sacramento area.
Maria Amaya
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Chico, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(530) 897-3700 383 Connors Court, Suite E
Chico, CA 95926
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
CAL Northern School of Law
EXPERIENCE Prior to earning my Juris Doctor Degree I worked as a Paralegal for numerous Law Firms in Chico, Yuba City, Monterey and Santa Cruz, California. In the 15 years employed as a Paralegal I acquired extensive experience in the areas of Criminal Defense, DUI, Personal Injury, Family Law, and Workers Compensation, under the direct supervision of highly skilled attorneys. In 2002 I was hired as an Associate Attorney with Law Offices of Matthew E. Williamson, a Firm based in Monterey and Pebble Beach, California. In 2003 I became a full partner of the Chico based office, and in 2004...
Mr. William Gordon Walker III
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Nevada City, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(530) 478-0675 547 Uren Street
P. O. Box 1127
Nevada City, CA 95959
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Domestic Violence
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Bill came to Nevada City in 1983 to join the Nevada County Public Defendner's office at a time when he was the youngest attorney ever to practice in the county. He was the attorney for that office in Truckee Court for several years, while practicing Juvenile Law and Misdemeanor defense in Nevada City's Court. For most of his nearly 21 years in the Public Defendner's office, Bill handled the most serious and complicated felony cases, and help train and mentor some of the other attorneys in the office. Bill retired from the office in 2004, to pursue...
Ronald Alan Lange
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Grass Valley, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(530) 273-4474 152 Mill Street Ste. B
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Golden Gate University
I entered the Marine Corps after Law School and worked as a Judge Advocate as a defense attorney. I worked as a Deputy District Attorney for four years before I brought my family to Nevada County California and opened up my practice with my wife Debbie as my paralegal and legal assistance. I have been practicing in Nevada County since 1982. I feel that everyone needs a strong defense and should not face the system alone.
Michael Paul Dudley
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Auburn, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(503) 823-7700 1515 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Lorraine Denice Gingery
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Roseville, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(916) 415-7070 1430 Blue Oaks Boulevard
Suite 200
Roseville, CA 95747
Criminal and Personal Injury
University of Wyoming College of Law and CAL Northern School of Law
Since 1998, Roseville personal injury attorney Lorraine Gingery has worked in the field of personal injury and criminal defense. She started her career in law working for a top criminal defense law firm in Chico, California, then went on to attend Cal Northern School of Law. While attending law school, she worked full time for a large personal injury law firm where she would learn a vast wealth of hands-on knowledge and hard-hitting negotiation skills. Attorney Lorraine Gingery worked in the insurance industry for ten years prior to starting her own law firm. This unique perspective and experience allows...
Sarbdeep Atwal
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Yuba City, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(530) 682-5970 335 Teegarden Avenue
Yuba City, CA 95991
Criminal, Immigration and Nursing Home
Trinity Law School
Attorney Sarbdeep Atwal received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Risk Management at the California State University of Sacramento. He then earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Trinity Law School –the California Campus and satellite location of Trinity International University. While he was in law school, he had the opportunity to study abroad, which allowed him to explore International Human Rights Law within the United Nations collective of Eastern Countries. This experience enabled him to develop a passion for immigration and criminal law. In 2010, Attorney Atwal was admitted to the California Bar. From this point on, he began working...
Amber Lyn Zehrung
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Auburn, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(530) 823-7700 1515 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
Criminal
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Amber L. Zehrung joined the Cohen Defense Group at its inception with the retirement of her former employer, the Law Offices of Mark A. Berg, where she had represented clients since 2006. Ms. Zehrung’s caseload includes a wide range of felony and misdemeanor cases including drugs, thefts, domestic violence, strikes, and mental health cases. She has done extensive motion work and has tried a variety of jury trials. In addition to her cases, she receives appointments from the Courts to represent individuals with appellate and writ issues. She is the firm’s primary attorney who handles clearing your record of convictions,...
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Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

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