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Law Office of John Stanko — SF Bay Area – DUI and Traffic Ticket and Criminal Defense More Than 25 Years

At the Law Office of John Stanko, we are about you. As a seasoned criminal defense attorney I understand that your case is the one of the most important things in your life at the very moment. I am dedicated to providing Compassionate Service And Personal Attention – Clients deal directly with me throughout their entire case. I treat every client as if they were my only client. I do not judge. I am focused solely on achieving the best possible outcome in every case.

I believe in Communication and Accessibility – I understand that each and every clients needs to know what is happening with their criminal case and I take pride not only in keeping them informed and involved in the process, but also in being available and accessible to them. I take all phone calls personally and return all messages, phone and email promptly, usually the same day and certainly within twenty-four hours.

No case is too small or too big. My law firm is devoted to the defense of traffic tickets, driving under the influence and criminal cases. I am an experienced lawyer handling all misdemeanor and felony offenses in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout Northern California. I provide aggressive detail oriented criminal defense representation aimed at achieving the best possible result for each client. I work tirelessly to humanize my clients to the prosecutors and judges. My clients are more than just case numbers, they are people and I will do everything my power to win for them and I get successful results.

Because every criminal offense case is different and because no two clients are exactly alike, I tailor my attorney fees to each particular case and client. In other words: I do my best to keep costs as reasonable and affordable as possible.

For more than two decades, I have defended hundreds if not thousands of clients against traffic infractions and all types of criminal offense charges and I have personally handled countless motion hearings, court trials and jury trials in courtrooms and counties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

I am a native Californian, born and raised in Orange County. I attended Law School at New College of California, in San Francisco, and I am familiar with the courts, judges, and prosecuting attorneys in the counties in which I practice. DUI and Traffic-Ticket defense and Criminal has been the major focus of my entire career and it is my passion.

My more than 25 years of daily experiences with traffic tickets, driving under the influence and criminal offense cases have made one thing abundantly clear to me:

There Is Always a Way to Win!

A win is defined in many ways: an acquittal, the dismissal of all charges, diversion, or a reduced charge. Sometimes victory means not getting a point a driving record, thereby saving a truck driver’s job, or getting house arrest or a treatment program instead of jail time. In any case, you can rest assured knowing that I will do everything in my power to protect your rights and beat your case.

Please feel free to contact me so that we can speak directly about your Traffic, Ticket DUI or Criminal defense case. I am personally here to help you win and to obtain a successful result in your case in Marin, Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Alameda or San Francisco.

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Client Reviews

This letter is written with gratitude, appreciation, admiration, and respect. Going back to October 2004, our family was in a turmoil. With my husband in custody during the early morning hours, and unsure of where I was to turn, you were there for us. You stood beside me, helped us through a most...

Dr. Henri and Evelyn LePre’

Dear John Stanko, I'm sorry this is so late! But I want you to know how much I appreciate your understanding and your expertise in court! You are a great lawyer and I thank-you so much for helping us in a time of need. I wish you much success in all that you set out to do. Sincerely.

Rose B.

Hi John, here is my testimonial. I could have written a book for all you’ve done for me. Hopefully I didn’t leave anything out! I hope you and your family have a happy and safe holidays! When I first called John Stanko for his services, he was professional and courteous. Although I was a first time...

Mark Aguirre

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