Granite Bay, California Criminal Lawyers

Dan Frank Koukol
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience

University of the PacificCalifornia
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Mr. Michael J. Wise Esq.
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawCalifornia
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James Thomas Reilly
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years 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... Read More »
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Nancy King
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Free Consultation! Aggressive Defense Lawyer! Experience Makes a Difference!

I am dedicated to representing the criminally accused. I will use my knowledge, reputation, and determination to defend your liberty and livelihood! Visit my website to see client reviews. Call for a free consultation.
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D. Michael Phillips
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Roseville , CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(800) 978-0186 2408 Professional Dr.
Roseville , CA 95661
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
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....
(530) 265-0186 305 Railroad Ave., #5
Nevada City, CA 95959
Mark H. Sollitt
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Roseville, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
30017 Douglas Blvd
Ste 300
Roseville, CA 95661
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.
915 Highland Pointe Dr
Ste 250
Roseville, CA 95678
(800) 420-5667 9281 Office Park Circle
Suite 158
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Christopher Parkhurst
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Roseville, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 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...
(916) 277-8299 1007 7th St. #302
Sacramento, CA 95814
Philip Damian McCarthy
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Roseville, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 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.
(916) 442-8298 901 H St
Sacramento, CA 95814
Steve Schofield
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Roseville, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 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.
(916) 277-8299 1007 7th St. #302
Sacramento, CA 95814
Daniel Michael Karalash
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 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.
Daniel Alan Near
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Folsom, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(916) 987-0808 6611 Folsom-Auburn Road, Suite B
Folsom, CA 95630
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Patricia A. Campi
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Roseville, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(916) 520-1733 1380 Lead Hill Blvd, Suite 106
Roseville, CA 95661
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Michelle Lee Spaulding
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Roseville, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(916) 520-1733 1380 Lead Hill Blvd, Suite 106
Roseville, CA 95661
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Michelle Trigger
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Roseville, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 5 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.
Andrew Todd Kuhnen
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Roseville, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 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...
Dan Frank Koukol
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Auburn, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 32 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
Kulvinder Singh
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Roseville, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 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.
Lorraine Denice Gingery
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Roseville, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 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...
Manuel Armando Enriquez
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Citrus Heights, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(916) 967-5771 P. Box 333
Citrus Heights, CA 95611
Free ConsultationCriminal
Lincoln Univ
Veteran, 1st Marine Recon Battalion, Army Special Forces - Phoenix Program 1962, Electrical Engineer M.S.E.E. Radar and CM - F111A and F111B. Real Estate, and Accounting Degrees also. 35 years as a California Attorney 1000 PI, 1500 CRI, 1500 FL, and 800 Misc. cases processed, Astro-Physicist Ph.D Studies. Excellent Computer and Internet experience.
Peter Vlautin III
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El Dorado Hills, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(916) 365-9734 1020 Suncast Lane
Suite 101
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-9335
Criminal, DUI, Elder and Estate Planning
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Peter has over forty years of litigation experience. He has a Masters (LL.M.) in Taxation. He handles all types of cases involving Trusts,Wills, Probate, Elder Financial Abuse and Conservatorships. Peter's practice, also, includes Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Representation before the IRS FTB and BOE, Juvenile Law and Child Dependency. Peter is a member of the California and Nevada State Bar, as well as the US Supreme Court Bar. Peter was a former Public Defender in Sacramento County who successfully handled many high-profile cases. Peter is well known in the local Judicial Districts and aggressively advances his client's interests.
John Paul Jarrett
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Folsom, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(916) 932-7152 101 Parkshore Dr. #100
Folsom, CA 95630
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation, DUI and Divorce
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Mary Beth Acton
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El Dorado Hills, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(916) 939-1633 1037 Suncast Lane
Suite 100
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Mark Stephen Mayfield
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(916) 932-8531 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.
Hitomi Lisa Kobayashi
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years 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.
David Gregory Cohen
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Auburn, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 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...
Daniel Matthew Wigon
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years 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.
(530) 727-6226 442 Walnut Street
Red Bluff, 96080
Michael Thomas Lynch
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Auburn, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 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...
Susan Gail Cohen
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(916) 925-1249 2020 Hurley Way
Suite 307
Sacramento, CA 95825
Criminal, Divorce, Family and White Collar Crime
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Susan Cohen graduated from the University of California at Davis School of Law. She is located in Sacramento County. She also accepts cases in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the Peninsula, Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, Contra Costa County and Napa County. Her practice experience includes Family Law, including Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support and Property Division. She accepts Domestic Violence, and Civil Harassment cases. She also practices in the area of Employment Law, including Discrimination on account of race, sex, sexual harassment, racial harassment, race discrimination, age discrimination, disability discrimination, ...
Robert Juan Saria
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Gold River, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(916) 631-3553 11344 Coloma Rd
Suite 110
Gold River, CA 95670
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Environmental
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Practicing as a criminal trial attorney since 1987. Handles all serious and violent feloney cases. Has lengthy experience with special circumstance homicides, Three Strike Cases and mental defenses. Former Captain, Military Intelligence,United States Army Reserve
Michael Paul Dudley
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Auburn, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 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
Daniel Martin Davis
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Carmichael, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(916) 837-1933 P.O. Box 2189
davisamayad@netscape.net
Carmichael, CA 95609
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
I have been a Sacramento criminal defense attorney and family law practitioner for over 40 years. I am very well versed in the procedures employed in charging and defending felonies and misdemeanors and have stayed current with all recent propositions that have enabled people to take advantage of recent modifications of the criminal justice system.

Likewise, I have always taken great satisfaction in helping families in times of domestic turmoil by plain-speaking the issues associated with divorce, custody, support, and property division. I believe it is easier to handle stressful situations in a relaxed manner, but with firm resolve when...
Amber Lyn Zehrung
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Auburn, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 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,...
Carolyn J. Chan
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years 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 ...
(530) 359-8810 2485 Notre Dame Blvd.
Chico, CA 95928
Matthew A Friedman
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Auburn, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(530) 823-7700 1515 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
Criminal
Matthew A. Friedman joined the Cohen Defense Group in February, 2018. He graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of Law and became a member of the California bar in 2017. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Friedman was a misdemeanor attorney at the Solano County Public Defender’s Office. Currently, he defends a wide variety of misdemeanor cases, such as drug possession, driving under the influence, petty theft and assault.

During law school, Mr. Friedman gained experience in the practice of criminal defense, working as a legal intern in both the Marin County and San Francisco Public...
Daryl John Lander
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(916) 642-2727 3017 Douglas Blvd.
Suite 300
Roseville, 95691
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family and Personal Injury
Western State Univ
Daryl J. Lander has worked for over 25 years helping people to obtain the justice they deserve. His primary areas of practice are: Family, Criminal and Civil Law.
(530) 409-4045 4120 Cameron Park Drive
Suite 102
Cameron Park, CA 95682
Linda Marie Louder
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(916) 500-1504 180 Promenade Circle
Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95834
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Lincoln Law School
Barry Alan Zimmerman
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Auburn, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(530) 823-0705 1515 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, DUI and Medical Malpractice
Golden Gate University, School of Law and University of California, Santa Barbara
Justin Lamarr Ward
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(916) 443-2474 4600 Northgate Blvd., Suite 210
Sacramento, CA 95834
Criminal, DUI, Employment and Personal Injury
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Zachary P Merliss
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Auburn, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 2 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...
Tami J. Buscho
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(916) 448-6542 P.O. Box 161536
Sacramento, CA 95816
Criminal, Appeals and DUI
University of California - Davis
Julius Michael Engel I
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(916) 470-4102 1731 Howe Ave #621
Sacramento, CA 95825
Criminal and Bankruptcy
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
I graduated McGeorge Law School in 1988 in the upper half of my class. I am an honorably discharged US Veteran of the US Air Force and Army. I was enlisted as a Military Police SGT. I am a former police officer and Deputy DA. I am very experienced in both criminal and Bankruptcy Law.I care about indiodviual client contact and service.
Larry Ray Pilgrim
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(916) 245-7661 400 Alhambra Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95816
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Lincoln Law School
David Paul Foos
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(916) 369-9750 3230 Ramos Cir
Sacramento, CA 95827
Criminal
UC Hastings COL
Elizabeth Durbin Bales
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Shingle Springs, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(916) 597-0883 PO Box 305
Shingle Springs, CA 95682-8567
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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.