201 North Civic Drive
Walnut Creek CA 94596
I offer a free initial consultation.
I charge a flat fee up front for each case. The fee depends on the type of charges and the facts of the case. Fees can range from $750 to several thousand dollars.
I rarely perform hourly work, but if I do, the fee ranges from $400 to $500 an hour depending on the situations.
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
English (Can work with Spanish speaking clients also)
I find criminal law fascinating. In law school I excelled in trial and appellate advocacy.
Educated clients better understand the situation they are in and the various avenues that are available to them.
Because I do not think people should represent themselves in criminal cases I generally will not review pro-per documents. I review all materials that clients present to me that are relevant to their case.
I think that it is very dangerous to represent oneself in a criminal case. Therefore, I will not coach clients to represent themselves.
I worked in the Yolo County District Attorney's Office during law school - assigned to the major narcotics unit. I worked for a short time at the Ventura County District Attorney's Office after law school. From 1994 to 2005 I worked as a Deputy District Attorney in Contra Costa County. I prosecuted cases ranging from simple misdemeanors to complex, multi-defendant gang homicides.
All of my years as a prosecutor give me a huge advantage as a defense attorney. I know the way the DA's think. I know how they investigate, charge and prosecute a case. I know the way police officers think and investigate cases. I continue to be well respected in the DA's office, so when I negotiate cases, I don't have to prove myself. I, and my clients, are immediately treated fairly and with respect.
I have also personally conducted over 100 trials in California Courts, so I know how to handle them when necessary and how to avoid them when advantageous to my clients.
Through my extensive experience and friendly, calm demeanor, I easily make clients feel comfortable in a frightening situation. Being well respected by the DA's Office, I often obtain a fair offer for my clients in a short time frame. My years as a Deputy District Attorney allow me to know the way the other side thinks, so that I can quickly and effectively evaluate and negotiate a case.
Laid back and friendly yet extremely professional.
My experience, reputation and relationships in the legal community help me get treated well by DA's and Courts alike. As a result, I can get you the
best possible out come.
I enjoy dirt bike riding and racing, wakeboarding, camping and working on
my house. I am a Christian. My family is very important to me. I am also a firearms enthusiast.
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