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John W. Stanko

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Direct: 415-755-8899
Fax: 415-532-1436
Toll Free: 877-204-8900

4040 Civic Center Dr #200
San Rafael, California 94903

Experienced California DUI Defense Attorney on Your Side

John Stanko is devoted to the defense of clients who have been charged with traffic ticket offenses, DUI, and other crimes in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California.

If you are arrested you have the right to remain silent and consult a criminal defense lawyer. The sooner you call an experienced lawyer, the better. John Stanko offers a free initial consultation to discuss your case with you personally and confidentially.

Mr. Stanko's practice includes the defense of those charged with drunk driving (DUI), traffic ticket offenses (moving violations), and most other criminal charges, including felonies and misdemeanors, such as theft crimes (burglary or robbery), domestic violence, assault and battery and drug sales or possession. He also assists clients with post-conviction matters including the expungement (dismissal) of their cases.

Attorney John Stanko believes you owe it to yourself to talk to a criminal defense attorney who knows the law. Remember, he says, "You are innocent until proven guilty. Don't be a victim of illegal arrests, illegal charges, exaggerated charges and false evidence. I have established an impressive track record of helping clients avoid jail and getting on with their lives."


J.D., New College of California School of Law, San Francisco, California, 1996

B.A., California State University at Fullerton, Fullerton, California, 1992
Major: Communications, Advertising

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice California, 1996
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1996
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

State Bar of California Membership No. 184144
Member Since: 1996

Marin County Bar Association
Member Since: 2006

Solano County Bar Association
Member Since: 2000

California DUI Lawyers Association
Member Since: 1999

Litigation Percentage

My practice is devoted to traffic ticket, DUI and criminal defense litigation.

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Delta Chi - California State University Fullerton

Client Reviews
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! 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. Rose B.
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