Kings Beach, California Criminal Lawyers

Dan Frank Koukol
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience

University of the PacificCalifornia
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James Thomas Reilly
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 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 to get you the... 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. Read More »
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Mr. Michael J. Wise Esq.
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawCalifornia
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Lawrence Douglas Barnes
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Tahoe City, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(800) 639-2730 3092 North Lake Blvd, Suite 2
PO Box 5696
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Criminal
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Jude M. Koenig
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Truckee, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(530) 582-7072 10075 West River Street, Suite 205
Truckee, CA 96161
Criminal and DUI
University of San Diego School of Law
Jude is an experienced, local Truckee/Tahoe City attorney who was formerly a prosecutor with the Truckee Division of the Nevada County District Attorney's Office. The most important decision you make after you have been arrested or charged with a criminal offense or DUI is who will represent you. You need a qualified, experienced and aggressive attorney to represent you against the charges. In addition, it is important to be represented by a local attorney who understands the policies and practices of the Truckee and Tahoe City District Attorney's offices and the local courts.
Jacob Zamora
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Truckee, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(530) 798-3548 11260 Donner Pass Road
Unit C1-247
Truckee, CA 96161
Free ConsultationCriminal, Domestic Violence, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
President and Managing Attorney at Sierra Law Center, APC
John Sutro Mohun
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Truckee, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(530) 550-1778 10833 Donner Pass Road Suite 205
Truckee, CA 96161
Criminal, Health Care, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Truckee, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(530) 587-2002 40200 Truckee Airport Rd # 1
Truckee, CA 96161
Criminal
Jacqueline Mittelstadt
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South Lake Tahoe, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(530) 307-9412 3665 Tamarack Avenue
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Jacqueline has nineteen years of experience in environmental law, land use, governmental relations, and real estate law. She has extensive trial experience including a recent construction defect award in excess of 1.2 million dollars. As an attorney for the City of San Diego, Jacqueline gained significant experience in all phases of project development from land acquisition, conceptual and environmental development, permit acquisition through construction completion and dispute resolution. Her emphasis included land development, compliance with CEQA and NEPA, and all aspects of private and public project development. Jacqueline advised on numerous high profile projects including development, construction and financing of...
South Lake Tahoe, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(530) 544-1752 3320 Sandy Way
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence
Lincoln Law School
South Lake Tahoe, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(530) 544-5258 1148 Ski Run Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
South Lake Tahoe, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 54 years experience
(530) 544-5258 1148 Ski Run Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Criminal, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
South Lake Tahoe, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(530) 544-7722 589 Tahoe Keys Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Criminal and Personal Injury
Western State Univ
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.
D. Michael Phillips
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Roseville , CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 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....
Kresta Nora Daly
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years 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...
Lance Daniel
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years 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.
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...
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...
Mr. Michael J. Wise Esq.
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(916) 498-9473 455 Capitol Mall
#305
Sacramento, CA 95814
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Jason Robert Holley
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 2 years 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...
Rachel D Miller
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Placerville, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(530) 903-8117 463 Main Street
Suite D
Placerville, CA 95667
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Rachel Miller has been a criminal defense attorney for 14 years in El Dorado County. Ms. Miller started in this county out of law school working for the now Honorable Steven C. Bailey (South Lake Tahoe, Dept. 3) as an associate attorney, handling criminal defense cases and some civil cases. Ms. Miller transitioned into the El Dorado County Public Defenders office and worked in that office for 9 years, assisting indigent criminal defendants. She represented both misdemeanor and felony clients, as well as juvenile criminal clients. Ms. Miller was the attorney assigned the collaborative treatment courts...
Joshua Kaizuka
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(916) 706-0678 2530 J Street, Ste 320
Sacramento, CA 95816
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...
David Carl Beyersdorf
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Sonora, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(209) 533-8636 195 South Washington Street
Sonora, CA 95370
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Seattle University School of Law
Lindsey K. Terry
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sonora, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(209) 206-0543 P.O. Box 4986
sonora, CA 95370
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Golden Gate University School of Law
Lindsey K. Terry was raised in Tuolumne County and graduated from Summerville High School. She attended Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. Lindsey K. Terry graduated in the top 3% of her class and was awarded several academic honors for top marks, including the highest grades in Criminal Litigation and Trial Advocacy. She was also the winner of the Appellate Advocacy competition. Lindsey K. Terry is a member of the Jesse Carter Honor Society, a graduate of the Honors Lawyering Program, and graduated summa cum laude from Golden Gate.

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Joseph Patrick Hougnon
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years 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...
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.
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.
Derek J. King
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years 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...
David A. Brooks
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Placerville, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(916) 300-9877 474 Main St.
Placerville, CA 95667
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
David A. Brooks, Attorney at Law has been finding solutions to troubled times since 1985. Practice limited to Criminal Defense, Juvenile Defense, and Child Dependency. Call me when experience matters and you need solid and understandable legal advice. Misdemeanors, Felonies, Child Protective Services. Practicing in El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Amador Counties.
Jon-Paul Valcarenghi
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(916) 706-0678 2530 J Street, Suite 320
Sacramento, CA 95816
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
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...
Candice Fields
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years 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
John-Paul Brennan
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years 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...
Clinton E. Parish
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Sonora, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
51 N. Washington
Sonora, CA 95370
Free ConsultationCriminal
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
I am Tuolumne County lawyer Clint Parish, and I provide compassionate, yet aggressive defense counsel to individuals throughout the Gold Country region. I worked for 12 years as a prosecutor and now represent adults, college students and minors in a wide range of criminal cases. I have witnessed the difficulties client face when they choose to represent themselves or go into court with a less experienced attorney, and it is not worth the risks. I will be by your side throughout your case, protecting your rights to obtain the best outcome possible.
Matthew Clinton Smith
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Yuba City, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 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.
Pete Harned
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(916) 441-7383 900 G St, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814
Free ConsultationCriminal
Lincoln COL
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.
Mark H. Sollitt
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Roseville, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 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.
Hitomi Lisa Kobayashi
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 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.
Benjamin Scarfe
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Yuba City, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(530) 342-7755 855 Harter Parkway #260
Yuba City, CA 95993
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
CAL Northern School of Law
RECENT JURY AND COURT TRIAL SUCCESSES* DUI Jury Trial--Hung Jury, 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; set aside DMV, PC 148 Resting Arrest: Not Guilty, PC 242 Battery Not Guilty. *THIS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A GUARANTEE, WARRANTY, OR PREDICTION REGARDING THE...
Susan Gail Cohen
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(916) 925-1249 500 Capitol Mall, Suite 2350
Sacramento, CA 95814
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. 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, religious discrimination, and wages and hours claims. She can help you seek accommodation of...
Dionne Choyce
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(916) 449-9910 980 9th Street
#16
Sacramento, CA 95814
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
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...
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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.