If you've been charged with a crime in Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento, Winters, or any other community in Yolo County, you need an attorney who knows how Yolo County works. I was a prosecutor in the Yolo County District Attorney's Office from 1993 to 2000 and have been a criminal defense lawyer for the past ten years. This experience helps me create an effective defense to fight for my clients' rights as a Yolo County criminal defense attorney.
With twenty years in criminal law in the Sacramento region, I know what it takes to protect your livelihood, liberty, and reputation. I have the experience and knowledge to help you if you've been charged with DUI, drug possession or sale, robbery, burglary, assault, battery, domestic violence, probation violation, vehicular crimes, or other violations.
Dealing with the criminal court system can be frustrating and confusing for defendants. I work to protect my clients and help them with the process of getting their lives back on track. Whenever possible, I will keep to a minimum the times that you need to appear in court, and in some instances I can make all your appearances on your behalf.
When I was with the Yolo County District Attorney's Office, I served as a member of YoNet, a countywide task force charged with preventing and prosecuting drug use and trafficking. I was also the district attorney's representative on the child abuse and prevention task force, and I prosecuted numerous homicides, including gang-related murders. I use this experience and knowledge to defend my clients facing criminal charges in Yolo County.Personal Service for Each Client
Unlike some law firms that take on clients and then push them to junior lawyers with little experience, I represent my clients through every phase of the defense process. See the Testimonials page to read what past clients have to say about my effective legal counsel, determination to fight for my client's interests, and personal integrity. Also, my A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau shows my commitment to treating my clients fairly and honestly.Full Range of Criminal Defense Services
My 20 years of criminal law experience - and in particular my previous service in the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office - allows me to provide my clients with all the legal services needed to build a quality defense against the charges brought against them. I work with top private investigators in the region to allow me to have a clear and comprehensive understanding of the facts of each case. My investigator partners will interview witnesses and research the alleged crime scene to look for facts that will strengthen your defense. I also work with highly qualified and experienced drug and alcohol testing laboratories that can perform analyses of blood tests and serve as expert witnesses to challenge police findings.Defending University Of California, Davis Students
UC Davis students, if you find yourself on the other side of the law - facing charges of vandalism, underage drinking, DUI, drug possession or sale, sexual assault, or theft - I can step in immediately, represent you at any court hearings, advise you on the best options available, and fight to protect your future prospects.Yolo County Courthouse Locations
Most criminal cases in Yolo County are adjudicated in the main courthouse in downtown Woodland, the county seat. Because of the limited courtroom space in the main courthouse, some cases are heard in Department 9, located on Third Street in Woodland. Court personnel will notify you which courtroom to appear in.Main Courthouse
725 Court Street
Woodland, CA 95695
213 Third Street
Woodland, CA 95695The main courthouse - built in 1917 and recognized in the National Register of Historic Places - will continue to serve as the county's primary courtroom location until late 2015 when a new facility will open a few blocks away. The new courthouse will have fourteen courtrooms and be able to replace the various existing court facilities spread around Yolo County.Call 916-442-1200 For A Free And Confidential Initial Consultation
If you've been charged with a crime in Yolo County, you need a quality defense lawyer who knows the Yolo County system and can fight for your rights. Call me at (916) 442-1200 for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your case.