I focus on criminal and DUI defense. I believe an aggressive defense, that includes being willing to go to trial and actively argue pre-trial motions provides the client with the best chance of success. In criminal and DUI cases, I make sure that I have complete knowledge of the facts and the law applicable to your case as soon as possible.
I have been defending people charged with criminal offenses as a solo-practitioner in Northern California for the past five years. I have represented clients in 33 criminal jury trials.
I represented a client charged with felony domestic violence and a prior strike. He faced eight years in prison. I took the case to jury trial and the client was found not guilty.
I represented client charged with driving under the influence of marijuana. I took the case to jury trial. The trial ended in a mistrial. I argued that the court should dismiss the case and the court agreed and dismissed the case.
390 North Forbes Street
Lakeport CA 95453
I offer free initial consultation and typically do not assign a time limit to this consultation.
No, I do not have a fixed fee for services. I charge a flat fee that is based upon the complexity of the case and estimated number of hours to complete the case. If a client mentions Nolo then I would be happy to give a 10% discount.
My hourly rate is $150 an hour.
I'm available by appointment Sunday through Friday.
I find the area of criminal law endlessly fascinating.
I think there are many areas of the law where clients can handle simple legal matters on their own and Nolo provides those clients with a great legal resource. I like to educate my clients regarding their legal matters so they understand the process and the law that I'm arguing.
Case by case.
Case by case.
In 2002, I worked with Joshua Dale as DUI defense attorney. In 2003, I worked with Tim Pori as a criminal defense attorney. Both of these attorneys provided me with great insight in how to defend a client charged with a DUI or other criminal charges.
I interned for the San Francisco District Attorney's Office for two years and this has given me great insight as to how the prosecution operates. Since that internship my focus has been criminal defense and DUI defense. I find by going to many educational seminars on this area of the law it gives me insight into the many different and unique defenses that are possible and allow me to apply them in the appropriate cases.
My strength is that I work hard on every case I have. I find hard work and tenacity gets the best results for my clients.Personal interests:
I enjoy photography, scuba diving, aikido, and shooting.
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