The firm opened in 2005 and is completely dedicated to adult and juvenile
drunk driving and criminal defense. I handle cases ranging from simple
misdemeanors such as drunk driving, vandalism, petty theft, and possession
of a controlled substance to serious felonies such as burglaries,
robberies, domestic violence charges, weapons charges, gangs and homicides.
Domestic Violence Arrest
Talked to the District Attorney before filing
No charges filed
Drunk Driving Arrest with .19 blood alcohol level
DMV license suspension hearing
License not suspended
Felony Resisting an Officer and Possession of an Illegal Weapon
Resolved as a misdemeanor Illegal Weapon for Time Served
Felony Drug Sales
Resolved for Drug Rehab and a dismissal of the charges
Possession of a Drug without a Prescription
Aquitted at jury trial
Felony Residential Burglary Arrest Warrant
Released with no charges filed
Felony Resisting Arrest
DA wanted a felony conviction and 9 months in jail
After preliminary hearing case resolved as a misdemeanor for time served
Domestic Violence Spousal Battery Charges
Resolved as Disturbing the Peace
Resolved for a 1 day theft awareness class and a dismissal
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 totally depends on the facts and charges and can range from $750 to tens of thousands of dollars.
I rarely perform hourly work, but if I do, the fee ranges from $300 to $400 and 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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