Rio Linda, California Criminal Lawyers

Dan Koukol
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience

University of the PacificCalifornia
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Param S. Pabla
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

RECENT VICTORIES: June 2019 Client facing 9 years 8 months in county jail prison: Charges: 1. Burglary 2nd degree 2. 9 counts of Possession of personal identifying information (Identity theft) 3.... Read More »
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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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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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Linda Marie Louder
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 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
Justin Lamarr Ward
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
2121 Natomas Crossing Drive, Suite 200-239
Sacramento, CA 95834
Criminal, DUI, Employment and Personal Injury
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
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...
D. Michael Phillips
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(800) 978-0186 1318 "G" Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
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....
Christopher Parkhurst
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years 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...
Richard Allaye Chan Jr
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(916) 446-4400 2001 H St
Sacramento, CA 95811
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...
Clemente Montano Jimenez
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years 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...
Steve Schofield
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(916) 277-8299 1007 7th St. #302
Sacramento, CA 95814
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.
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...
Matthew D. Roy
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(916) 361-6028 770 L St
#950
Sacramento, CA 95814
Criminal, 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...
Lance Daniel
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 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.
Benjamin Scarfe
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(916) 633-1255 770 L St. Ste 950
Sacramento, CA 95814
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...
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.
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...
Derek J. King
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 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...
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...
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
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.
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...
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...
Evelyn Ann Cox
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(916) 955-5300 2018 X St
Sacramento, CA 95818
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Rutgers Univ School of Law
Evelyn is a solo practitioner with a wealth of experience including work as a prosecuting attorney and a defender of parents in child protective custody cases. Evelyn draws upon her U.S. Peace Corps experience as well as her New York street smarts to work for you. She offers common sense direction and straight forward advice to her clients. Evelyn's background includes training and volunteer work in Sexual Assault Victim Witness Advocacy and Crisis Line Suicide Intervention as well as leadership in the field of Public Health addressing Minority Health issues in California. As a law student, Evelyn spent...
Nancy King
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(916) 442-1200 917 7th St
#201
Sacramento, CA 95814
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Santa Clara University School of Law
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
Param S. Pabla
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(916) 285-7900 770 L Street #950
Sacramento, CA 95814
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Juvenile
Lincoln Law School
RECENT VICTORIES:
June 2019
Client facing 9 years 8 months in county jail prison:
Charges:
1. Burglary 2nd degree
2. 9 counts of Possession of personal identifying information (Identity theft)
3. Identity theft with prior conviction
4. Possession of Meth

RESULT: Drug court (so my client can get the help he wants and needs), 8 charges DISMISSED

June 2019
Client facing 8 years 4 months in state prison with prior strike:
...
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
Leslie Renae Ramos
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(916) 877-8375 901 H Street
Suite 207
Sacramento, CA 95814
Criminal and DUI
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Hendrick Stevens Crowell II
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(916) 303-2800 1510 J Street, Suite 230
Sacramento, CA 95814
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
For the past 17 years, Crowell Law Offices has been achieving exceptional results for our clients. Take a look around the web to see evidence of this in our client reviews and the actual case results listed on our site. We are a local boutique law firm, and we limit our practice to two areas of expertise: criminal defense and plaintiff personal injury. Our focus is achieving the best possible results. That’s why we were one of the first firms to list our case results—results that can be verified at the court or on the court’s online system. Take a...
Philip Damian McCarthy
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years 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.
Brandon R. Leibrock
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years 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...
Carolyn J. Chan
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 28 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 ...
Manuel Armando Enriquez
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Citrus Heights, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 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.
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
Kelly Katherine Babineau
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(916) 442-4948 901 H St #203
Sacramento, CA 95814
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Domestic Violence
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Richard Thomas Dudek
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years 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
Julius Michael Engel I
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 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.
Linda Michelina Parisi
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(916) 441-4888 1101 E Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Criminal and DUI
Lincoln Law School
Daniel Matthew Wigon
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 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.
Daniel Martin Davis
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Carmichael, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 44 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...
Jessica Michele Graves
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(916) 441-4888 917 G Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Criminal
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Daniel Alexander Nicholson
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years 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.
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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.