Butte County has been inundated with attorneys from out-of-state seeking to “collect” cases. Please be advised that in almost every situation, you have plenty of time to research your legal options. Learn more on the fire information page.
I have been practicing law since 1997 and in that time have handled a wide range of cases from misdemeanors to felonies. Lawyers who practice in this area must have the skills to successfully defend a case at jury trial, even if it doesn't end up progressing to that stage. My ability to win cases at trial have played a role in many of my other clients being offered favorable settlements.
I have practiced exclusively in the field of criminal defense for 20 years. My entire career has been focused on helping people through their most difficult times. I strive to help my clients not only successfully negotiate their way through their current trouble with the justice system, but to also avoid continuing difficulties. I often tell people "I like to leave my clients better off than when they came to me."
Some lawyers will advertise "no jail" without even meeting with a potential client to review their case. Be wary of anyone who tries to guarantee a specific outcome. I have learned over the last two decades of practice that every case and client is unique. Sitting down with clients for a meaningful discussion about their case has allowed me to successfully negotiate positive outcomes for a significant number of my cases.