Experienced California DUI Defense Attorney on Your Side

My name is John Stanko and I have been devoted to the defense of clients who have been charged with traffic ticket violations and Drunk Driving, offenses in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California since 1996.

When you get arrested it is important to remember that you have the right to remain silent and to consult a criminal defense lawyer. I recommend that you exercise your right to remain silent and not make any statement to the police and call me. The sooner you call an experienced attorney, the better. The Law Office of John Stanko offers a free initial consultation to discuss your case with you personally and confidentially.

My law practice includes the defense of those charged with drunk driving, driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and driving with a prohibited blood alcohol concentration (.08 or greater bac), traffic ticket offense (moving violations), and other criminal charges. I also assist clients with post-conviction matters including the expungement (dismissal) of their cases and the sealing of records.

At the Law Office of John Stanko we believe you owe it to yourself to talk to a criminal defense attorney who knows the law. Remember, just because you got arrested does not mean that you are guilty. You are innocent! The government bears the burden of trying to prove you guilty. Do not be a victim of an illegal arrest, illegal or exaggerated charges and false evidence brought against you by the prosecution. I have established an impressive track record of helping clients avoid jail and getting on with their lives.

My office is located in Central Marin County in San Rafael with easy access to the North and East Bay Area Counties and San Francisco. I handle cases in the Superior and Traffic Courts in Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo and San Francisco Counties.

Litigation Percentage

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


  • English
  • Spanish


Delta Chi – California State University Fullerton


  • New College of California School of Law, San Francisco, California - J.D. - 1996
  • California State University at Fullerton, Fullerton, California - B.A. - 1992

    Major: Communications, Advertising

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • State Bar of California

    Member Since: 1996

    Membership No. 184144

  • Marin County Bar Association

    Member Since: 2006

  • Solano County Bar Association

    Member Since: 2000

  • California DUI Lawyers Association

    Member Since: 1999

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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