Davis Criminal Lawyers

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Mr. Michael J. Wise Esq.
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Mr. Michael J. Wise Esq.

California Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years of experience

Michael Wise brings 25 years of criminal trial experience. He has served as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. In that capacity, Mr. Wise has earned the respect of the local bench and law enforcement. Having... Read More »
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Param S. Pabla
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Param S. Pabla

California Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years of experience

RECENT VICTORIES: Sept. 18, 2020 Client facing 3 years in State Prison Charge: 1. Poss Firearm by Ex-Felon Did aggressive investigation and told DA their case was weak. ALL CHARGES DISMISSED Sept. 2020 Client... Read More »
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Dan Koukol
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Dan Koukol

California Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years of experience

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... Read More »
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James Thomas Reilly
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James Thomas Reilly

California Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years of experience

Summit Defense is the Bay Area's premiere Criminal Defense Firm. We have gathered an experienced team of attorneys with over 120 years of combined and diverse experience and background that works together to get you the... Read More »
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Joshua Kaizuka
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Joshua Kaizuka
Davis, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years of experience
(916) 706-0678 221 G Street, Ste 203
Davis, CA 95616
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
With over a decade of legal experience, Joshua Kaizuka started as a Deputy Public Defender in Yolo County, then a few years as civil rights attorney, and back to criminal defense as a private attorney. He has vigorously and successfully represented well over a thousand clients in adult and juvenile criminal defense cases from the most minor to serious strike cases from start to finish, including jury trials. His criminal defense work as a private criminal defense attorney for the past four years include a significant number of DUI cases, as well as many cases where clients are accused of...
Craig Charles Allison
Davis, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years of experience
(530) 752-2454 1850 Research Park Dr Ste 300
Davis, CA 95618
Criminal, Business and Environmental
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Dwight Montgomery Samuel
Davis, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 48 years of experience
(916) 600-5315 3602 Maidu Pl
Davis, CA 95618
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Curt Richard Zimansky
Davis, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years of experience
(530) 220-3713 1027 Columbia Pl
Davis, CA 95616
Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law and Ohio State Univ COL
Musawwir Spiegel
Davis, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 51 years of experience
(530) 758-8218 1667 Oak Ave
Davis, CA 95616
Criminal
Columbia Univ School of Law
Simi Peterson
Davis, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years of experience
(310) 890-5512 1710 Denison Dr
Davis, CA 95618-1412
Criminal
Barry Melton
Davis, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(530) 304-9192 204 F Street
Suite B-3
Davis, CA 95617
Criminal, Animal, Business and DUI
Sheryl Ann Cambron
Davis, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years of experience
(530) 753-7523 3026 Genaro Pl
Davis, CA 95618
Criminal and Bankruptcy
Lincoln Law School
Attorney Clifford D. Fritzell III
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Attorney Clifford D. Fritzell III
Madison, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(203) 421-6081 23 Woodland Road
Suite A1
Madison, CA 06443
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Elder and Family
James Roy Dickinson
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James Roy Dickinson
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years of experience
(916) 426-8270 901 H Street
Suite 104
Sacramento, CA 95814
Criminal, Business, DUI and Real Estate
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.”
Christopher Parkhurst
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Christopher Parkhurst
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years of experience
(916) 277-8299 1007 7th St. #302
Sacramento, CA 95814
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...
Dale R. Gomes
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Dale R. Gomes
(916) 706-1351 455 Capital Mall
Suite 305
Sacramento, CA 95814
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatSacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years of experience
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Dale R. Gomes graduated from Bethany College in 1996 with a bachelors degree in Psychology and a minor in Theology. Four years later, Dale graduated from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento where he distinguished himself as a talented and aggressive advocate. Mr. Gomes began his law practice at the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office where he specialized in litigating cases involving societies most vulnerable victims in the sexual assault and child abuse division of the District Attorney's Office.

In 2007 after six years practicing law in the bay area, Dale accepted a position at the El Dorado...
Derek J. King
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Derek J. King
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years of experience
(916) 749-6445 2100 21st Street, Suite B
Sacramento, CA 95818
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Mr. King began his legal career with the Sacramento County Public Defender's Office as a California State Bar Certified Law Student. He has defended juveniles during Sacramento County Juvenile Court detention hearings, assisted psychiatric patients placed on Conservatorship holds, and represented in-custody and out-of-custody clients during Sacramento Superior Court misdemeanor arraignments. Mr. King twice earned academic honors for his internship work at the Sacramento County Public Defender's Office. After graduation, Mr. King served as a Law Clerk and Deputy District Attorney in Del Norte County where he prosecuted felony and misdemeanor juvenile cases. As a prosecutor, Mr. King...
Mr. Michael J. Wise Esq.
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Mr. Michael J. Wise Esq.
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years of experience
(916) 498-9473 455 Capitol Mall
#305
Sacramento, CA 95814
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Michael Wise brings 25 years of criminal trial experience. He has served as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. In that capacity, Mr. Wise has earned the respect of the local bench and law enforcement. Having secured several acquittals on a variety of cases, including homicide, sexual assault, rape, fraud, assault, domestic violence and others, Mr. Wise is regarded as the premier criminal defense attorney in Sacramento and Northern California.

Mr. Wise is frequently invited to speak as a guest commentator on television. Likewise, he frequently teaches Advanced Officer Training programs to California Detectives, focusing on...
Jason Robert Holley
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Jason Robert Holley
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years of experience
(916) 956-2876 2150 River Plaza Drive
Suite 164
Sacramento, CA 95833
Free ConsultationCriminal
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
What separates an excellent criminal defense attorney from the rest? The answer is simple, experience. Attorney Robert M. Holley has fought relentlessly for the rights of the accused for over 44 years. Notable cases include: Lynette Fromme (charged with attempting to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford in 1975), BALCO (Barry Bonds Steroid Scandal) and numerous others.

Attorney Robert M. Holley was a Federal Public Defender in Sacramento for 17 years and is certified to practice law in both Federal and State Courts. He was a professor of Trial Advocacy at University of California, Davis, School of law. He is currently writing...
Kresta Nora Daly
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Kresta Nora Daly
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years of experience
(916) 440-8600 431 I Street, Suite 201
Sacramento, CA 95814
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights and White Collar Crime
University of the Pacific
My clients receive an aggressive defense that only years of courtroom experience can deliver. No matter how challenging a client's case is, they can rest assured they have a powerful ally on their side. Increasingly individuals and businesses find themselves in contact with government agencies like the FBI or IRS. The consequences can be devastating, personally, professionally and financially. The government can and does form the wrong impression of targets and subjects. Correcting the government's impression requires an attorney’s involvement. Successful , self-made people have accomplished much on their own. Unfortunately, many of these useful business...
Benjamin Scarfe
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Benjamin Scarfe
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years of experience
(916) 633-1255 705 F St. #3
Sacramento, CA 95814
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;...
Joseph Patrick Hougnon
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Joseph Patrick Hougnon
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years of experience
(916) 730-5251 901 H St Ste 301
Sacramento, CA 95814
Free ConsultationCriminal, Administrative, DUI and Personal Injury
Lincoln Law School
top of my law school class and opened my own office in downtown Sacramento in 1997. I've been running my own law office for almost 20 years now. I handle DUI Defense, Criminal Defense, and Personal Injury cases. I've won every case I’ve set for trial in the past 15 years. I offer a personal service and I have a passion for defending my clients - to protect them from the disruption and life changing aspects of criminal charges. I respect my clients and understand they are counting on me to do the best job possible, to...
Hitomi Lisa Kobayashi
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Hitomi Lisa Kobayashi
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years of experience
(916) 698-6863 2041 Hallmark Dr. Suite 10
Sacramento, CA 95825
Criminal and Immigration
Keio University Graduate School, University of California, Davis, School of Law and Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
Attorney Lisa Kobayashi represents various clients from numerous countries in immigration and criminal related matters. Her focus and passion is in practicing cutting edge immigration law nationwide. Lisa is experienced in immigration hardship waivers, deportation defense in immigration court, criminal post-conviction relief, naturalization, adjustment of status, family- and employment-based Green Card petitions for permanent residency, visas, federal court litigation, and other various matters. She will guide you each step of the way through your journey.
Matthew D. Roy
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Matthew D. Roy
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(916) 361-6028 770 L St
#950
Sacramento, CA 95814
Offers Video ChatCriminal, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Matthew Roy graduated with a degree in Government from CSU, Sacramento and his J.D. from University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. While living in Sacramento, Matthew has participated in various community groups and organizations. He has served on the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges after his appointment by Governor Gray Davis as well as the Board of Directors for the Camellia Symphony Association of Sacramento. Mr. Roy volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, Women Escaping a Violent Environment (W.E.A.V.E.), the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Domestic Violence Project, as well as oversees domestic violence prevention workshops...
Philip Damian McCarthy
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Philip Damian McCarthy
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years of experience
(916) 442-8298 901 H St
Sacramento, CA 95814
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.
Ryan Kocot
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Ryan Kocot
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years of experience
(916) 572-6445 1001 G St #208
Sacramento, CA 95814
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, Business, Cannabis Law and DUI
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Attorney Kocot has litigated just about every criminal charge related to cannabis, and has worked with both marijuana and hemp businesses across the supply chain in both industries. If you have been charged with a cannabis-related criminal offense, or if your new or existing business could benefit from advice from a cannabis lawyer with both courtroom and industry experience, give us a call today.
Richard Allaye Chan Jr
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Richard Allaye Chan Jr
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years of experience
(916) 446-4400 3001 J St #300
Sacramento, CA 95816
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Criminal prosecution is an adversarial system. The people have the prosecutor – you need an effective experienced and aggressive Sacramento criminal attorney. We know the system, the law, the possible resolutions and the defenses in the event of a trial. If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, contact criminal attorney Sacramento California Richard A. Chan Jr. for free consultation. Admissions: California State Bar, Member, Admitted 1994 Nevada State Bar, Member, Admitted 1998 United States District Court, Eastern District of California United States District Court, Northern District of California Education: McGeorge School of Law, University of...
Lance Daniel
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Lance Daniel
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years of experience
(916) 444-1400 1107 2nd St Suite 330
Sacramento, CA 95814
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Experienced, dedicated, and determined Sacramento DUI attorney.
Mark Stephen Mayfield
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Mark Stephen Mayfield
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years of experience
(916) 761-3043 8880 Cal Center Drive
Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95826
Free ConsultationCriminal and Juvenile
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
I have been representing juveniles in Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, Amador, San Joaquin, and Alameda counties since 1994. I only practice in one area: Juvenile Law. Never a prosecutor, I am focused on assisting my clients and nothing else. I have been doing so for twenty years.
Jon-Paul Valcarenghi
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Jon-Paul Valcarenghi
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(916) 706-0678 2530 J Street, Suite 320
Sacramento, CA 95816
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
David D. Fischer
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David D. Fischer
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years of experience
980 9th St
16th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Pete Harned
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Pete Harned
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years of experience
(916) 441-7383 900 G St, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814
Free ConsultationCriminal
Lincoln COL
Candice Fields
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Candice Fields
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years of experience
(916) 414-8050 520 Capitol Mall
Suite 750
Sacramento, CA 95814
Criminal, Business, DUI and White Collar Crime
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Ryan P. Friedman
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Ryan P. Friedman
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years of experience
(916) 800-4454 1383 Garden Hwy #200
Sacramento, CA 95833
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of California - Davis
"Ryan Friedman, former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, helps those who have been arrested and charged with felonies, misdemeanors, and DUIs. Anyone accused of a misdemeanor or felony needs to understand the value of a reliable Sacramento criminal defense attorney. While the state will provide a public defender if the accused cannot afford a private lawyer or does not wish to incur the expense of hiring one, public defenders typically manage several cases at once and therefore will have little to no personal investment in any given case. A private defense attorney like those at the Friedman Law Firm will...
Param S. Pabla
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Param S. Pabla
(916) 285-7900 770 L Street #950
Sacramento, CA 95814
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatSacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years of experience
Criminal, DUI and Juvenile
Lincoln Law School
RECENT VICTORIES:

Sept. 18, 2020
Client facing 3 years in State Prison
Charge:
1. Poss Firearm by Ex-Felon
Did aggressive investigation and told DA their case was weak.
ALL CHARGES DISMISSED

Sept. 2020
Client Facing 6 years in State Prison
Charges:
1. Poss. Firearm Ex Felon
Strike Prior (doubles exposure)

Set case for Preliminary Hearing: ALL CHARGES DISMISSED

Sept. 2020

Client facing 3 years in State Prison
Charges: 1. Carrying Firearm in Vehicle

Result: Investigated illegal search of vehicle: CHARGE DISMISSED

Sept. 2020
Client Facing 3 years in State Prions
Charges: 1. Carrying Firearm in vehicle

Result: Reduced to Misdemeanor

Aug. 2020

Client facing 4...
Richard Thomas Dudek
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Richard Thomas Dudek
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years of experience
(916) 444-7595 1801 7th Street, Suite 125
Sacramento, CA 95811
Criminal, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Nancy King
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Nancy King
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years of experience
(916) 442-1200 917 7th St
#201
Sacramento, CA 95814
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Santa Clara University School of Law
Daniel Matthew Wigon
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Daniel Matthew Wigon
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years of experience
(916) 447-8975 1600 Sacramento Inn Way
Suite 228
Sacramento, CA 95815
Criminal, DUI and Immigration
Univ of N. Calif/Lorenzo Patino School of Law
Sacramento and Red Bluff immigration and criminal defense firm with over 18 years combined experience.
John-Paul Brennan
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John-Paul Brennan
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years of experience
(916) 498-1776 901 H St
Sacramento, CA 95814
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Ohio Northern U Claude W Pettit COL
Established in 2005, my practice is devoted solely to criminal defense and fighting for my clients. My clients are treated with respect and their cases are given the attention they deserve. I pride myself in communicating with my clients and provide them with aggressive representation. If you need help, please call for a free consultation. If you decide to retain my services, I will fight equally hard for you regardless of whether you are facing a traffic citation, misdemeanor or a felony. Your case will receive the investigation and attention it needs. I started off...
Clemente Montano Jimenez
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Clemente Montano Jimenez
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years of experience
(916) 443-8055 431 I Street
Suite 102
Sacramento, CA 95814
Criminal, DUI, Immigration and White Collar Crime
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
I have been practicing criminal defense for over 16 years. During that time, it has become clear that there is a tremendous need for immigration attorneys that are well-versed in the area of criminal law. I have substantial experience in both federal and state (county) courts, having defended clients accused of all types of offenses: federal drug trafficking, homicide, manslaughter, sex offenses, drug charges, gang offenses, three strikes, DUIs, robbery, burglary, misdemeanors, juvenile offenses, and more... I am a trial attorney. That means if you need to take your case to trial to safeguard your rights, you...
Carolyn J. Chan
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Carolyn J. Chan
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years of experience
(916) 877-5297 Sierra Oaks Professional
Sacramento, CA 95825
Free ConsultationCriminal, Animal, Domestic Violence and Family
Ms.Chan excels at working on challenging cases. Over 20+ years in Family law courts with a very high win rate (Sacto, San Diego, Butte,etc.) In news media for prevailing in horrific Family law case Sacto, in early 1990's; Former Volunteer at Facilitator's Office and Volunteer Legal Services. Statewide legal representation in animal law cases since 2003; Admitted to Federal District Courts CA+Bankruptcy Courts. http://www.criminaldefenseattorneychico.com/ CRIMINAL LAW CASES website * * *Attorney's Cases in the Media* * * ---> http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/11/27/63266.htm ...
Daniel Alexander Nicholson
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Daniel Alexander Nicholson
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years of experience
(916) 804-3837 1107 Ninth Street, Suite 850
Sacramento, CA 95814
Free ConsultationCriminal, Animal, Appeals and DUI
University of San Francisco
I am a former prosecutor, practicing criminal defense for 9 years in the Sacramento Area. I travel to any Northern California Court.
Dionne Choyce
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Dionne Choyce
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years of experience
(916) 449-9910 980 9th Street
#16
Sacramento, CA 95814
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
The Choyce Law Firm- Sacramento DUI Lawyer Dionne Choyce has acquired a great reputation for being a passionate and hardworking trial attorney. His courtroom development began at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he helped lead the McGeorge trial competition team to a Regional Championship in the American Trial Lawyers Association Competition (ATLA). After graduating from law school, Mr. Choyce went to work for the Alameda County District Attorneyâs Office (Oakland, CA), where he gained extensive courtroom experience prosecuting all phases of criminal cases, including jury trials, felony preliminary hearings, juvenile felony trials, as well as...
Brandon R. Leibrock
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Brandon R. Leibrock
Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years of experience
(916) 827-1529 331 J Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
As a former police officer & detective as well as through my work with the Sacramento and Colusa County District Attorney’s Offices and The City of Sacramento’s Civil Service Board, I know how the other side works. It often IS the difference between conviction and dismissal.

I became a defense attorney because I saw the bias of the justice system firsthand—improper arrests, unfair treatments, and violation of rights. Now I fight for my clients to ensure that they receive a fair outcome and a second chance.

My extensive experience in law enforcement gives my clients a true advantage. I know how investigations...
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

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.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.

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