Williams & Javellana, LLP
When you receive a DUI citation, it is very important that you find a good attorney in your area, like Chico California to represent you. Even if you weren’t under the influence, it’s essential that you have a capable professional handling your case, or the results could be dire. Don’t worry, though – if you know how to find a skilled professional, you’ll very likely end up fine.
To pick the best attorney you can, make sure you choose one that specializes in the case you have. Even though DUI cases aren’t particularly complex, it’s unwise to take risks – so don’t reach your go-to lawyer and expect that they will be capable of handling things.
Whenever you think about hiring a specific DUI attorney, make sure that you at least know how long they’ve been a lawyer, how long they represented clients on DUI cases, and how many of those were taken to jury. It’s important that you assess your lawyers experience so that you can be sure they’ll know what they’re doing even if your case goes to trial.
It’s also important to make sure that the person you’re talking to the person that will be the one representing you. Sometimes, when you go into an office, you will seal the deal with a very skilled professional, but fail to notice that they’ll assign someone else entirely to represent you. Since it’s never a good idea to be represented by someone whose skill levels you’re not familiar with, make sure you avoid that.
It’s also good to check whether your lawyer offers malpractice insurance. Any established one should do so, and to ask them whether they have ever been disciplined by the State Bar. They will be honest with you, so you can take into account their past and consider whether you feel anything is relevant for your final decision.
Last but not least, make sure that you verify how much exactly your lawyer is going to charge you. In most situations, you’ll be charged a direct, flat fee – they usually charge you the final cost right from the get go, to avoid additional costs. But since that is not always the case, it’s a very good idea to ask your DUI attorney about possible hidden costs – some will charge you investigator fees, or have you pay for photocopies, subpoenas and such.
Gold standard for professionalism and ethics. Extremely knowledgeable and proficient in handling complex cases. Attorney Javellana took painstaking hours building a civil case, (co-ownership/property rights) and then he presented overwhelming evidence at trial. Mr. Javellana was on point for 3 days at trial where he tactfully asserted a powerful presence in the courtroom and systematically picked apart the defendents and he was quick to respond to the dirty trickery of the defense attorney with undisputable legal arguments. As a result of Mr. Javellana's detailed and powerful representation, the opposing side had no chance. Mr. Javellana was extremely organized and detail oriented throughout. Mr. Javellana won the case across multiple points and most impressively he obtained a permanent injunction against the opposing party. Additionally, Mr. Javellana, represented me with two other cases where his professionalism and his relentless tactical drive continued with successful results. I highly recommend Mr. Javellana. J.M
California June 20, 2015