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Jail Alternatives

San Rafael, California, Criminal Attorney
Helping Clients Avoid Jail Through Alternative Sentencing Options

Whether you have been charged with your first DUI or you are a repeat DUI offender facing mandatory jail time if convicted, you don’t necessarily have to go to jail or prison. Depending on your circumstances, an experienced criminal defense lawyer may be able to work out alternatives to actual, physical imprisonment or incarceration.

If you have been convicted of a crime in northern California, the Bay Area Law Office of John Stanko, Inc. may be able to help you find treatments, counseling and other alternatives to spending time behind bars. Contact us today to discuss the details of your case.

Dedicated Solely to Defending the Accused

Even if you face serious charges such as domestic assault, vehicular manslaughter or a repeat DUI where you can lose your license or go to jail, it is not the end of the world. As a criminal defense attorney, my sole focus is on your criminal defense. I will examine the criminal charges against you and determine what sentencing alternatives may be available in your case, including:

  • House arrest
  • Ankle bracelet programs
  • In-residence treatment
  • Alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs
  • Therapy or counseling
  • Community service

From Burlingame or San Rafael, California the Law Office of John Stanko, Inc. offers a variety of public and private therapy and treatment programs that may keep you from going to jail. There is hope. I work hard to help you put criminal matters behind you with minimal punishment.

It is Always Possible to 'win' a Criminal Case

In some cases success may involve a dismissal of all charges. In others, obtaining a reduction in the charges against you, a reduced sentence or getting you placed in a diversionary program as an alternative to jail may represent a tremendous victory. However, no matter what the criminal charges against you are or whatever your circumstances may be, you can feel confident that I will do everything I can to achieve a successful result on your behalf.

Fight Your Criminal Charges now

For a free consultation and an honest evaluation of the chances of receiving jail alternatives in your criminal case, call toll free at 1-877-204-8900, or contact me online at my firm, the Law Office of John Stanko, Inc.

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In today’s time and turmoil, it is truly rare to find an individual to be so knowledgeable, honest, and integrity not compromised. A rare asset “a gem” to the profession. For anyone seeking legal counsel. I say go no further then Attorney John Stanko. Mr. Stanko is able, dependable, and if all possible will help to resolve your situation. A fine gentleman indeed!
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When I first called John Stanko for his services, he was professional and courteous. Although I was a first time client, he accommodated me to make the process as easy as possible. John was very prompt in returning my phone calls and followed up with my cases in a timely manner. I had several cases in two counties along with a suspended license case which John took care of. Mark Aguirre