Firm Overview

Quality Service for Each ClientI promise to provide quality legal representation to each of my clients. I established my criminal defense practice to be able to serve the individual needs of each person I defend. I refuse to shift my clients to an attorney with less experience, because I believe that what's at stake is too important.

I handle every detail of the cases I takes on. I confer personally with my clients throughout the process to keep them advised of developments and take a hands-on approach to providing my clients with the legal protection and advocacy they deserve. The comments of former clients on the Testimonials page attest to my commitment to outstanding, personalized legal representation.

Former Prosecutor Fighting for Your Rights

My past experience as a prosecutor gives me a unique set of skills that I bring to the defense of my clients. If you've been arrested and are facing criminal charges, you know that the legal system is intimidating, and even terrifying. It's crucial to have an attorney who can give you the inside story, provide details on what has happened, and explain in clear terms the options available. I know the strategies that police and prosecutors use to get convictions and will fight to defend you at every stage of the process.

Honest and Determined Legal Representation

I have built an outstanding reputation because of my skill as a criminal attorney, my integrity, and my commitment to serving my clients. Whether negotiating a plea agreement or presenting arguments in trial, I act in accordance with the highest ethical standards. I bring that same honesty to the counsel of my clients. I pledge to keep my clients informed of all aspects of their cases, explain their options to them in understandable language not legalese, and always look out for their long-term interests.

Keeping Your Daily Life on Track
The criminal court system can be confusing and frustrating. I focus on shielding my clients as much as possible from an experience that disrupts their efforts to move forward with their lives. When possible, I work to minimize the chances that you will have to appear in court. I can handle all pretrial hearings and California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) licensing hearings so that you can spend your time regaining some sense of normalcy in your life.

Commitment to Clients' Long Term Interests

I am also committed to helping people who were convicted of a crime in the past and now want to clear their records and begin building their lives. If you have completed all the terms of your sentencing, including probation and payment of fines, you may qualify for expungement of your criminal record, which allows you to truthfully say that you do not have a conviction. In these difficult economic times, being able to say that can be critical when looking for employment.

Criminal Defense for all Types of Cases

I handle all types of felony and misdemeanor cases in my criminal defense practice. My past experience working as a prosecutor in the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office gives me the knowledge and skills to effectively defend you if you’ve been charged with drunk driving, driving under the influence of marijuana or other narcotics, drug possession or possession for sale, domestic violence or spousal abuse, theft, burglary, robbery, vandalism, or other crimes. I can also help you if you’ve been charged with a probation violation or have an outstanding warrant, or if you want to expunge a previous conviction.

Free Initial Consultation

During your free and confidential consultation, I will work with you to identify a sound defense strategy. To discuss your options and learn more about how I can help you get your life back after an arrest, contact me online or call me at (916) 442-1200.