Steven C. Sabbadini A Professional Law Corporation

The Law Offices of Steven C. Sabbadini is one of Yolo County's premier personal injury, car accident, DUI, and criminal defense firms.

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Firm Overview

We also assist individuals and businesses with construction law; estate planning, including probate, wills, and trusts; and general business litigation matters. For a listing of our areas of expertise, please see the practice areas overview.

Our firm was established in 1979 in Woodland, California, one-half block from the Yolo County Courthouse. Today, our attorneys draw on more than 70 years of collective experience practicing law to help clients facing even the most complex problems. Having lived and worked here for most of our lives, we have extensive knowledge of the Yolo County community, including the local judges, prosecutors, and juries. This in-depth understanding of the local legal system has helped us to develop a formidable reputation amoung fellow attorneys and opposing counsel alike, earning us both Martindale-Hubbell's prestigious "AV" peer rating and AVVO's "Excellent" rating, which signifies the highest levels of professional excellence and ethical standards. Additionally, the Daily Democrat has named firm principal Steven Sabbadini "Best Yolo County Lawyer," in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

At the Law Offices of Steven C. Sabbadini, our goal is to make the legal process as stress-free as possible. We believe in the importance of maintaining open lines of communication, and keeping you fully informed throughout the duration your case. By providing you with a copy of all documents and taking the time to explain the legal aspects of your matter, we equip you with the tools you need to make informed decisions.
Main Office

Main Office
823 North Street
Woodland  CA  95695

Phone
  • 530-666-3652
Fax
  • 530-666-5530
Criminal Defense
The Law Offices of Steven C. Sabbadini is one of Yolo County's premier personal injury and criminal defense firms, and we also assist clients in a range of civil litigation and estate planning matters.
We understand that good people sometimes make mistakes. Whether you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor, our attorneys have the skills and experience to help. Our in-depth knowledge of the local legal community, including the judges, prosecutors, probation department, police department, sheriff's department, bail agents, and jails, puts us in a strong position to represent you. The local district attorneys know that we are not afraid to take cases to trial, which in turn gives us an advantage in negotiating favorable plea arrangements. In addition, we regularly deal with the University of California Davis Office of Student Judicial Affairs in matters of student discipline and dismissal.

In some circumstances, there may be alternatives to criminal prosecution for individuals charged with certain misdemeanors. At the Law Offices of Steven C. Sabbadini, we are familiar with local diversion and jail alternative programs, and have a wealth of experience with the various Drug Court programs, such as Penal Code Section 1000 and Prop 36 probation, both of which may allow drug and alcohol offenders to avoid jail time.

We represent clients charged with all felonies and misdemeanors, including but not limited to:
-Domestic violence
-Assault
-Sex crimes
-Weapons violations
-Drug crimes, including possession and sale
-Property crimes
-Juvenile law
-Driver's license issues and suspended licenses
-Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
-Expungement of Criminal and Juvenile Convictions
-Reduction of Felonies to Misdemeanors for All Purposes
-Restoration of Gun Rights

Our attorneys also have a particular understanding of the devastating consequences a criminal conviction can have on immigration matters. A conviction can result in you being denied admission to the United States, being deported, or being unable to become a U.S. Citizen.
DUI and DWI
The Law Offices of Steven C. Sabbadini is well known for its aggressive and successful representation of individuals charged with DUI in Yolo County.
A DUI charge and conviction can result in serious consequences including significant fines, jail time and loss of driving privileges. For UC Davis graduates a DUI conviction can affect one's ability to obtain a professional license or have an adverse effect on future employment opportunities. We understand that DUIs often occur because of a mistake and our goal is to work with you and the local authorities to minimize the impact this incident has on your life.

In California, you can be charged with a DUI for driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or both. The presumptive limit for DUI is .08% blood alcohol content. This is equivalent of about four beers or four small glasses of wine or four mixed drinks. This presumptive level is applicable both in court as well as the DMV administrative hearing.

At the time of a DUI arrest, if the officer has cause to believe you were driving with .08% or more, your driver's license will confiscated. The officer will issue you a notice of suspension and a temporary driver's license which is valid for thirty (30) days. After the thirty (30) day period, your license will be suspended unless you request a DMV Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing within ten (10) days of receiving the notice of suspension. Failure to request this hearing in time will result in an automatic suspension of your license, and could negatively effect your defense in the subsequent criminal case.

In most cases you will be booked at the county jail and released when the jail staff has determined that your blood alcohol is below .04%. Upon release, the jail staff will issue you a Notice to Appear along with an assigned court date in Yolo Superior Court. The first court date is the arraignment where formal charges are presented. In many cases, our knowledge of the local rules, court system, district attorneys, judges, and diversion programs can help you avoid jail time entirely for your first DUI offense. We are also skilled legal researchers, and thoroughly investigate the legal aspects of each case we take on to examine whether the police made an error that could result in the charges being dismissed entirely.

A conviction for a first time DUI usually results in the following consequences:
-Probation for three (3) years
-Forty-eight (48) hours or more of county jail
-Fines of approximately $3,000
-License suspension and/or restriction
-Participation in alcohol education program

These punishments can increase steeply if you have had one (1) or more previous convictions in the past ten (10) years, if your blood alcohol level was over .15, if you caused an accident resulting in property damage or injury, if you had a passenger under age fourteen (14), or if you were driving more than twenty (20) miles over the speed limit.

Restricted licenses may now be available as a result of recent legislation for multiple offenders. Multiple offenders can now secure a restricted license after completing a minimum period of suspension and the installation of an Ignition Interlock Device. For example, a second offender may obtain a restricted license after serving ninety (90) days suspension rather than one (1) year. You must, however, keep your Ignition Interlock Device installed for the underlying suspension period. For a third offense DUI, the person can obtain a restricted license after serving one hundred and eighty (180) days of the suspension period, instead of the minimum one (1) year revocation. You should consult with your attorney if you have multiple offenses.

Consult with our Experienced DUI Attorneys:
If you are facing a DUI charge, time is of the essence. Delay may result in loss of the driving privilege for a longer period of time. We will help you make informed decisions about your particular case, and provide you with knowledgeable, skilled legal representation both in court and DMV. Our attorneys can help ensure that you get the best possible results in your case. In many cases we can have the charges dismissed completely, or resolve the case for less than a DUI. To discuss your case, contact the Law Offices of Steven C. Sabbadini today for a free telephone consultation.

Steven C. Sabbadini

Member
Steven C. Sabbadini has practiced criminal defense and personal injury law in Woodland for over 30 years, and is one of Yolo County's most successful trial attorneys. Mr. Sabbadini's commitment to providing the highest quality legal representation has earned him an excellent reputation in the local community. In 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011, he was named the "Best Yolo County Lawyer" in a Daily Democrat reader poll, and his reputation among local attorneys and judges has earned him Martindale-Hubbell's prestigious "AV" peer review rating, signifying preeminent legal ability and the highest ethical standards. He also has an "Excellent" rating from AVVO, in the areas of Experience and Professional Conduct.

Mr. Sabbadini earned his Juris Doctorate, with honors, from the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, and his Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from the University of California, Davis. He is admitted to practice in California and before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and is a member and past president of the Yolo County Bar Association.

In addition to providing the best possible representation to his clients, Mr. Sabbadini is committed to staying involved in the local community. He is a past President of the CommuniCare Health Centers and the Yolo County Unit of the American Cancer Society. He also spends significant time volunteering pro bono legal services to many non-profit organizations in Yolo County.
Education
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
    Juris Doctorate

Richard Lansburgh

Associate

Richard Lansburgh Richard Lansburgh possesses 15 years of legal experience and handles personal injury and criminal defense cases. Mr. Lansburgh earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Northern California Lorenzo Patino School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from Yuba College. He is admitted to practice in California and before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Before practicing law, Mr. Lansburgh served as a police lieutenant, giving him unique insight into criminal defense cases, especially those involving a question of the appropriateness of law enforcement actions. He is fluent in Spanish.
Education
  • University of Northern California Lorenzo Patino School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Douglas D. Wirth

Associate

Douglas D. Wirth Douglas D. Wirth possesses more than 25 years of legal experience and handles a variety of cases, including personal injury, business, construction, and wills and trusts. Mr. Wirth earned his Juris Doctorate from Lincoln Law School of Sacramento and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of the Pacific. He is admitted to practice in California and before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. He is a member of the Yolo County Bar Association.
Education
  • Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
    Juris Doctorate
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