Hello, I have been devoted exclusively to defending clients in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout Northern California who have been arrested or charged with crimes since 1996. I offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and explain what I can do for you.
You owe it to yourself to talk to a criminal defense attorney who knows the law.
Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty. Don’t be a victim of illegal arrests, illegal charges, exaggerated charges, and false evidence. In the past decade, I have established an impressive track record. I have been able to help people avoid conviction, have illegally obtained evidence thrown out, have their case dismissed and have their criminal charges reduced. I work hard to help clients avoid jail and move on with their lives.
I am a DUI, Criminal Defense and Traffic attorney dedicated solely to protecting people caught up in the turmoil of California's criminal justice system. I represent clients in Marin, Solano, Alameda, San Francisco, Contra Costa, Sonoma and Napa counties.
I also help clients with bail reductions, as well as post-conviction matters such as early termination of probation and expungements.
Your Criminal Defense Starts Today
For a free consultation and to learn more about how I can help, call toll free at 1-877-204-8900 or directly at 415-755-8999 or 707-642-8900.
Languages Spoken: Spanish
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I endorse this lawyer as he is well known in the community of DUI lawyers for his continuous devotion to his clients. The efforts he makes for the best results that can be obtained in each case exceed that of the average lawyer. Above average is too small a term of accomplishment for John. Talk to him, listen to him, then hire him.
Donald Drewry DUI & DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
John and I have known since law school. For as long as I have known him, he has always been extremely dedicated to his achieving his goals. We both had the luck of being interested in the same field of law and having a passion for it. Today, what truly amazes me about John is his true regard for his clients. He will go nuts trying to find a solution to any given legal problem, and will find it even when one doesn't exist! Now that is true dedication. He is brilliant and thorough in his legal analysis and will always go to battle for the lucky who have him as his attorney. You can rest assure that should I ever encounter any trouble, he is the one I will call.......
Francisco Rodriguez DUI & DWI Attorney
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Certificate of Attendance Fast Eddie Kuwatch DUI Seminar||California DUI Lawyers Association||2013|
|Certificate of Attendance Fast Eddie Kuwatch DUI Seminar||California DUI Lawyers Association||2012|
|2nd Annual Traffic Ticket Seminar, Certificate of Attendance||Bay Area Traffic Ticket Defense Attorneys||2012|
|Bench Demeanor Pro Tem Training Certificate of Attendance||Solano County Bar Association||2011|
|2011 Fast Eddie All Day - Certificate of Attendance||California DUI Lawyers Association||2011|
|Kuwatch all day DUI certificate of attendance||California DUI Lawyers Association||2010|
|Misdemeanor and Felony Conflict Panel||Solano County Bar Association||2000|
|Misdemeanor Criminal Conflict Appointment Panel||Bar Association of San Francisco||1998|
|Immigration Consequences for Criminal Convictions||Norton Tooby,Esq.||1998|
|Attorney, owner, CEO||Law Office of John Stanko, Inc.||2004 - Present|
|Attorney, partner||Stanko & Bechtold||2000 - 2004|
|Attorney, partner||Stanko & Rodriguez||1999 - 2000|
|Associate Attorney||Law Office of Eric Bruce, Lake County Public Defender||1997 - 1998|
|Contract Attorney||Law Office of Jonathan Brand||1997 - 1997|
|Attorney||Law Office of John Stanko||1996 - 1997|
|Legal Intern||San Francisco Public Defender||1995 - 1996|
|Legal Intern||Santa Clara Count Public Defender||1995 - 1995|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|The Private Defenders||Member||2009 - Present|
|Marin County Bar Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Solano County Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||Member||1998 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1996 - Present|
|San Francisco Bar Association||Member||1996 - 2000|
|People v. F.||Petition to Expunge and Dismiss DUI case granted!|
|People v. G.M.||Charges dismissed!|
|People v. A.M.||Not Guilty Verdict!|
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|Bob La Pier and Associates||Standardized Field Sobriety Testing||Certificate of training in Field Sobriety Test Administration||2010|
|New College of California School of Law||JD||Criminal Defender Clinic||1996|
|New College of California School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|California State University at Fullerton, Fullerton, California||Communications, Advertising||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|El Modena High School||N/A||High School Diploma||1987|
|September 2011||Demurrers in Traffic Cases||2011|
|March 2011 Meeting||Speeding Tickets||2011|
|Bay Area Traffic Attorneys||Traffic Ticket Defense Strategies||2011|
|April 20, 2011 Bay Area Traffic Defenders Meeting||Red LIght Camera Tickets and Visual Estimation of Speed||2011|
|San Rafael Red-Light Cameras a Safety Success, sanrafael.patch.com||Red LIght Camera Tickets||2010|
|Jump in Traffic Tickets Raises Questions||Traffic Ticekts||2010|
|Ignition Interlock Pilot Program, KGO-Radio AM 810||DUI 1st Offender Ignition Interlock Device Pilot Program in Alameda County||2010|
|KTVU Channel 2, 6:00 p.m. news, 12/22/09||Red Light Camera tickets||2009|