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 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 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 at 415-755-8899, or contact me online at my firm, the Law Office of John Stanko

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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...

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