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Sacramento Criminal Defense Lawyers

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  • 12 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Patricia B.
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Mr. Casey was very knowledgeable and caring. He took time to discuss my case in great detail and provided me with a clear understanding of my legal options. Mr. Casey has excellent follow through. He always returned my calls and kept a clear line of communication opened with me at all times. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney.

  • 26 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca H.
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I met Patricia 12 years ago she was my criminal defense attorney, Patricia was there for me during a very difficult time in my life, I was in a lot of trouble and she was able to work with the district attorney in Placer County, I started out with a felony charge that was dropped down to a misdemeanor and then eventually Patricia was able to get the charges expunged. Patricia was always on time and was always present when I needed her to be with me in court. I was always able to reach her by phone no matter what time I called her. I have stayed in contact with Patricia throughout the years and she has been a positive roll model, I have had a really great experience with her as my attorney and I have called her periodically for help with legal issues unrelated to my criminal case, I feel if it wasn't for Patricia I would not have been able to continue my education and become a Registered Nurse with a Bachelors degree .. I have the most respect and trust for Patricia as a lawyer and as a person . I would recommend Patricia to anyone seeking legal representation she is a very capable and competent lawyer.

  • 41 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erick G.
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I was chargerd with a misdemeanor as petty theft. It was a first time offense and never experienced something as terrifying knowing that I could have something like that on my record. Neslon was an amazing lawyer and great in areas such as this. He was able to dismiss the offense and lower it to a small offense. Works with you finicalially and keeps you updated with everything he has done. Great at what he does! Highly recommend!!

Law Offices of Chris Cosca
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tom J.
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Chris Cosca is an excellent criminal defense attorney. I have referred several clients to him and have been impressed with his advice and results obtained. There is no substitute for his years of experience working as a district attorney.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Greg W.
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Needed help with my criminal case. I was fearful and intimidated. Mr. Kuyawa walked me through the entire process and procedure. He made me feel better about my situation and kept me out of jail! God bless him.

  • 13 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Tony W.
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was in a pickle. I was in an altercation with my girlfriend in Placer County. I knew I needed help with the intricacies of the law and I needed a tough lawyer who would not belittle me, take my money and run or not fight tooth and nail for me. I contacted David Bonilla due to the reviews I had read online at that time. (2012). He was brutally honest after his assessment of the situation. Two years in jail, 3 years of probation, 45 days of a work program and a felony charge. In my mind my career was over. However, after speaking to the DA, David had managed to lower the charge from a felony to a misdemeanor. He also persuaded the DA to reduce the work program to 35 days and the probation to informal. After a year of going back and forth with a very stubborn judge and the probation department, he persuaded the county to enable me to complete a batterer's program online. This specific step (online program) was essential as any charge curtailed any threat towards my career and I could continue to travel for work. It was also the very first time in the history of Placer County judgements that this was allowed. Mr. Bonilla is an outstanding lawyer of whom went above and beyond. He kept me in the loop in every turn and he fought hard for me. He is a lawyer who hates to lose and that is why I'm writing this review. His passion for winning came through and his knowledge of the law is exemplary. It was because of his knowledge he actually checkmated the DA and judge in allowing me to complete an online batterer's course and it was painfully obvious that the judge did not want to allow it. I will complete the batterer's course and the work program. After a year and a half I will use Mr. Bonilla's services to have my case dismissed and thereafter, expunged. I have and will continue to recommend David Bonilla to everyone and anyone who has been accused of a crime.

Barrell & Janke Law LLP
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Billy S.
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A family friend who is a bail bondsman referred Justin to me on my DV charge. I was looking at some jail time and probation. It wasn’t looking good for me because of the police reports and pictures taken by the police from the incident. Justin was very honest and upfront when I first called him for my consultation. This was my first time hiring an attorney and my experience with him was excellent! He was very professional, responsive, patient, knowledgable, and confident. I was also impressed on how Justin worked in the courtroom. He knew how to conduct himself and took charge during my court hearings. My amazing outcome was my felony charge was dropped to misdemeanor disturbing the peace and 16 weeks (once a week) of anger management classes. I’m truly grateful for Justin and the high level of service that he had provided for me as my attorney. He was truly a GODSEND!

  • 19 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Orion R.
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Christopher Parkhurst was my attorney during the most terrifying and stressful experience of my life. When my case began, my family, loved ones and I were swept into the confusing maelstrom that is the California legal system. Facing three felonies, my academic and professional future was completely on the line. One of the best decisions my family and I have ever made together, was to hire Christopher Parkhurst. Not only did he move my case to a quick and outstanding misdemeanor resolution, but he also supplied the resources and advice I needed to redirect my life. From the first conversation I had with Christopher I knew immediately that he was an expert in his field and specialty. I also knew that I had a positive and friendly ally in the case, willing to work with me move in a healthy direction. Christopher made the step-by-step process so clear to my family and I that it no longer felt like a nightmarish mystery. He spoke with my mother, my girlfriend and me at length to keep us updated, to inform us of future steps and to assuage our concerns throughout this exasperating case. He has an excellent ability to break the courtroom hallway tension with his positive attitude and humor, which really helped keep us upbeat throughout the case. It was a standing joke throughout the case that Christopher wore many hats (chaplain, physician, golfer, therapist) but that is not far from the truth. He was more than just our attorney, he was a mentor and a friend; his efforts to help repave my future will always be appreciated as will his kind advice. In retrospect, my family, my girlfriend and I all agree that we couldn't have chosen a better ally and attorney, I recommend Christopher 100% and I hope that he can help you as well as he has helped me and my family.

  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Samuel C.
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Excellent lawyer knows her stuff

  • 28 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a Sacramento criminal defense lawyer. I am a graduate of McGeorge School of Law and the University of California at Davis. I have been in private practice since 1990, with over 20 years serving the Sacramento community.

  • New on Thumbtack
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We are an aggressive law firm specializing in DUI, criminal and traffic defense. Please view our website to see actual case results and verified client reviews. We offer free consultations by phone, e-mail or in person. Contact us now to speak with an experienced attorney.

  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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We provide solutions for stressful times in your life. We do criminal defense at affordable prices. Flat fees and free consultations are available. For after-hours and weekend needs, please email.

  • 21 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Experience. I know all the prosecutors and all the judges and have literally handled thousands of criminal cases. I refuse to be the cheapest lawyer in town but my prices are reasonable and my clients love me.

  • New on Thumbtack
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The Choyce Law Firm is a Fairfield and Solono Personal Injury law firm and DUI law center. At The Choyce Law Firm, we are the experts in criminal defense law and we also handle all kinds of DUI cases and Personal Injury Cases. Call us today for a free consultation.

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I fight hard for you. I practice criminal defense. I've handled approximately 65 trials, including two murders, two attempted murders, three strikes, and various other serious felonies. I know most of the judges and DAs. My philosophy is that I work for you. You're my boss. I'm your employee. It's my job to meet your wishes. If you want to go to trial, then that's what we'll do.

  • 30 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Are you under arrest? Do you suspect you are under investigation? Do you want an aggressive, experienced criminal defense professional to guide you through the daunting criminal justice system? A criminal record may follow you all your life and negatively affect your employment opportunities, your ability to obtain professional licenses and your personal and professional relationships. At the Law Offices of Alin Cintean, our goal is to guard you against a conviction that creates a criminal record. Alin Cintean works with a team of private investigators to provide the aggressive representation necessary to minimize your jail sentences and fines.

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What separates our Sacramento criminal defense attorneys from the rest? The answer is simple, ​​experience. The Holley Defense Team has decades of experience, tried hundreds of state and federal cases, is familiar with local judges and prosecutors, knows what it takes to win. Navigating our criminal justice system can be a daunting task. Effective criminal defense requires precision, tactical advantage, and experience. Our law offices give you the peace of mind knowing that you are in competent hands. Our record speaks for itself. F​​or over ​​​​​45 years Attorney Robert M. Holley has successfully fought for the rights of the accused in Sacramento and surrounding areas. A few of his 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. He was a professor of Trial Advocacy at University of California, Davis, School of Law. He is currently writing a legal book on "how to do jury trials from the right side of the brain." Attorney Robert M. Holley has extensive experience defending all types of felonies and misdemeanors in both federal and state courts. Attorney Jason R. Holley, of counsel, has experience in criminal law at the state, federal, and international level. He worked for the United Nations, International Criminal Tribunal involving crimes of genocide and crimes against humanity, in The Hague, Holland. Attorney Jason R. Holley specialized in Criminal Justice and Trial Advocacy in Law School. He was Suma Cum Laude at the University of California, Santa Barbara and graduated with academic distinction from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Attorney Jason R. Holley was founder of the Criminal Law Society in Sacramento. He has dedicated his life to providing the accused with the best defense possible.

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Mr. Knecht is an attorney in Solano County, serving clients in the Vacaville, Napa, Fairfield, Dixon and Yolo counties superior courts in CA. Mr. Knecht focuses on law, criminal defense and civil litigation. The Law Offices of David W. Knecht is dedicated to defending, protecting, and serving you, the client. Our mission is to help you resolve your problems and achieve your goals.

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We are criminal defense attorneys with more than 76 years of combined legal experience supporting California individuals in criminal defense and DUI defense.

  • 36 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I'm a criminal defense lawyer, and I have been serving Northern California for more than 30 years. I am currently taking a sabbatical leave from law practice for most of 2017. I am a specialist in criminal law, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Over the course of my career, I've defended virtually every type of criminal case, from drug offenses, low-level misdemeanors, and DUIs, to capital murder cases and serious felonies. Although I retired from government service as public defender of Yolo County in 2009, I stayed on in a transitional role up to March 2010. Throughout my term in office, I was the attorney of record for literally thousands of people in Yolo County every year. I am glad to be representing people on a one-to-one basis again. I realize that this might be a hard time for you. Contact me for a free and private consultation protected by the attorney-client privilege (which I will gladly provide, depending on schedule and availability).

  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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We offer elite-level criminal defense, civil rights, and civil defense representation . My firm is results-oriented, whether it be negotiating settlement or actually taking a case to trial. My firm is an elite-level criminal defense firm with many years of experience in criminal, civil and civil rights matters. I have done over 70 trials, State and Federal, with many felony and misdemeanor victories. having acquired hung juries and acquittals' at trial and with many negotiated dispositions my office is the best equipped to represent you in any matter. If you are in a fight we will step to your side and in front to defend your rights, your family, and your future. Let us help you and /or your loved one(s) create a defense, execute a resolution, or get out of custody and be rid of any and all allegations. Steve Whitworth. Esq.

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