Sacramento Criminal Defense Attorney

Former Major Crimes Prosecutor With 25 years as a Sacramento criminal and DUI lawyer – including previous experience as a homicide, lead drug enforcement, and child molestation prosecutor – I have dealt with nearly every type of criminal case. My knowledge of both sides of the court system – both defense and prosecution – helps me work for the best outcome for my clients. I have a proven record of success handling all types of criminal cases, including DUIs and DMV hearings, drug possession and sale, juvenile matters, assault, battery, robbery, burglary, domestic violence, vehicular crime, probation violation, and expungement

Experience and Integrity I bring experience, integrity, and commitment to my criminal defense practice serving Sacramento County, Yolo County, Placer County, and El Dorado County. I personally handle my clients' cases, never passing them off to a less experienced attorney. With my previous experience as a major crimes prosecutor and proven trial and negotiation skills, I fight to defend each client's liberty, livelihood, rights, and reputation. Don’t settle for a Sacramento criminal defense attorney who has just a few years of experience or who does not understand how the prosecution operates. If you're facing criminal charges - including theft, assault, robbery, domestic violence, DUI, drug possession, juvenile crimes, hit and run, vandalism, or other misdemeanors or felonies - you deserve the quality criminal defense that I can provide.

Commitment to Defending Each Client

  • "Nancy is the B.E.S.T (Highly Recommended!!!!!)"- Mike S.
  • "You want Nancy King and her law office by your side." - T.M., Roseville
  • "Nancy is a gifted lawyer who works hard to get the best outcome possible for her clients." - Tom R.
  • "Nancy King is someone you can trust." - D.V.
  • "After retaining Nancy, she took care of everything. I couldn't believe the great result she got for me." - Dora T.
  • "Nancy is the kind of attorney who fights hard for her clients and actually cares about them. I recommend her highly." - Shawn M.

Unlike some firms that take on clients and then pass them off to less experienced associate attorneys, I pledge to personally defend each client throughout all phases of the criminal justice process. Testimonials and my A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau show my commitment to deal honestly with my clients, provide them sound legal counsel, help them understand what can be an intimidating and confusing process, and fight to get the best result possible.

Skilled Trial Attorney and Tough Negotiator With my over two decades as a criminal defense lawyer in the Sacramento region - including Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, and El Dorado counties - I've built a reputation as a skilled trial attorney and tough negotiator. My knowledge of the different counties' court systems and law enforcement agencies helps me as I fight to defend my clients.

Comprehensive Range of Legal Defense Services My clients get the advantage of my experience combined with the full range of top quality legal services my office can provide - including outstanding legal research, as well as partnerships with the region's top investigative services. Our expert investigator partners can interview witnesses and gather relevant evidence. Our crime lab partners can conduct analysis on evidence, including retesting in cases involving alcohol or drugs. Our comprehensive approach helps us build the best possible defense tailored to the unique details of each case. 

Sacramento DUI DefenseIf you need a Sacramento DUI defense lawyer, call me to discuss the details of your case. I defend clients charged with all types of driving under the influence, including DUI with drugs, felony DUI, and drunk driving with injury. California laws are complicated and carry severe penalties for driving while intoxicated. In addition, with the passage of SB 1046, the ignition interlock device pilot program in Sacramento county has been extended through 2018 and will go into effect throughout the state in 2019. I can provide you with a quality and aggressive defense.

Drug PossessionI can defend you against charges of drug possession or the more serious possession for sale. Because of my previous work as a drug case prosecutor and my fifteen years as a drug crime defense attorney, I know the strategies that can protect your rights and defend you from an aggressive district attorney’s office.

Proposition 64With the passage of Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, many Californians with convictions for marijuana possession and use can now apply for reduction of their sentences or even dismissal of their cases. I can determine if you are eligible and represent you through the petition process to the court procedures.

Military Personnel and VeteransThere are special court procedures for current military service men and women and veterans who are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, including diversion and treatment programs. I can help you determine if you are eligible and represent you through the court processes.

Domestic ViolenceThe complicated and emotional nature of domestic violence cases require an experienced attorney who knows the law and can select the strategies that can get charges like spousal abuse reduced or dropped. I work with the area’s top investigators to get to the bottom of what occurred and build a credible and effective defense.

College CrimesAs a former Deputy District Attorney, I bring unique experience to the defense of my clients who are college students and face charges such as vandalism, theft, drug possession, or underaged DUI. I fight for my UC Davis, Sac State, and community college student clients and help them get their lives back on track.

Free And Confidential ConsultationCall me now for a free, confidential, and no obligation consultation to discuss your case. I will review your situation and lay out the defense options available. Call (916) 442-1200 or contact me online.