As both a criminal defense lawyer and former deputy district attorney I have 20 years of experience in criminal law.
I have appeared as defense counsel for people accused of Murder, DUIs, Juvenile Crimes, Sexual Assault, Drug Offenses, Burglary, Domestic Violence, and Prison Offenses. I have helped over 3000 people who have been accused of crimes, and obtained great results for them.
As a former prosecutor I understand how the government puts their case against you together and will use that experience to help in your defense. I performed trials and obtained convictions in cases involving serious offenses, including: Attempted 1st Degree Murder, Rape, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Arson, Possession of Controlled Substances for Sale among many, many others.
If you are arrested or charged with a criminal offense you can rest assured that when you come to me you are talking to someone who can handle it.
I graduated from UCLA in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. Following graduation I worked a few years as a budget estimator at Paramount Studios.
After getting some experience in the working world I moved from Los Angeles to San Francisco where I earned my law degree at Hastings College of the Law.
I joined the firm of John Barker and Associates where I helped people who were charged with felony and misdemeanor matters. On my first day in court I won a Possession for Sales case for my client at preliminary hearing. I won the Rookie of the Year Award for my first year of work there in 1997.
As a criminal defense lawyer with the Fresno and Monterey Public Defenders Offices from 1999 to 2006, I defended juveniles and adults charged with varied offenses from traffic violations to murder.
In 2006, I joined the Fresno County District Attorneys Office where I prosecuted matters from misdemeanor DUIs to Attempted 1st degree murder and rape.