Finding solutions to troubled times
since 1985

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EXPERIENCE MATTERS

For over 35 years I've handled all types of defense in the Sierra Foothills, El Dorado County, Placer County and the surrounding counties. It is important that you understand your rights and options. Knowledge gives you more power and less fear. Call so that we can discuss your case.

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Criminal Defense

It is important that you understand your rights and options. I have many years of experience defending clients in a very broad range of criminal allegations. Contact me for a free consultation.

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Man arrested for DUI

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

I may be able to save employment, minimize jail time or avoid it altogether, reduce or eliminate fines, and may also be able to help minimize or eliminate license suspensions. Contact me for advice regarding your case.

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

A significant percentage of my practice involves representing those who are accused of Domestic Violence. If law enforcement responds, it is very common for one party to go to jail (even where the other partner doesn’t want the arrest to happen). Contact me for advice about what to do next.

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JUVENILE CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Getting a criminal defense attorney involved early can sometimes significantly impact the course of prosecution, even to the extent of avoiding charges altogether. A criminal conviction can sometimes impact a child’s life into adulthood.  Call for a consultation regarding your child’s situation.  Children should not be treated like tiny adults!

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child DEPENDENCY / CPS

When CPS comes to talk about the possibility of removing children from their home, or what needs to be done to perhaps avoid detaining children, you need legal advice. Sometimes I represent Grandparents or Foster Parents as they protect children. In some cases, a County has violated important constitutional rights and needs to be held accountable.  Early action can be very important in these cases, so don’t delay contacting me.

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Helping People Just Like You for Over 35 Years

4,500+

DUI cases

3,000+

CRIMINAL DEFENSE CASES

2,500+

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES

10,000+

Total cases FROM PUBLIC DEFENDER TO PRIVATE PRACTICE