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Michael Lawrence Chastaine

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Let Michael Chastaine and his team at the Chastaine Law Office help you get your life back. For more information go to www.Chastainelaw.net. We provide CREATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR DIFFICULT PROBLEMS. If you need expert legal advise, give us a call.

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Licensed

  1. DUI & DWI: 33%
    31 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 33%
    31 years, 3 thousand cases
  3. Sex Crime: 20%
  4. Expungement: 14%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-400/hour), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Peter John Marek

    29 years of practicing criminal law with 16 of those as a public defender is extremely experienced. He has a huge advantage over many attorneys due to that very experience since the prosecutors know that he knows what they know. His knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in his pro bono contributions here. His client reviews are stellar. READ THEM! Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with him first. KUDOS

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Contact info

2377 Gold Meadow Way.
# 100
Gold River, CA, 95670

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198511/22/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Northern California Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2015
Northern California Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Northern California Super LawyerNorthern California Super Lawyers2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawThe Chastaine Law Office2007 - Present
Of CounselRothschild, Wishek & Sands2001 - 2007
Senior AttorneySanta Clara County Alternate Defender Office1996 - 2001
Senior AttorneySanta Clara County Public Defender Office1985 - 1996
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeBoard of Governors2008 - 2012
National Ski Patrol - Sugar BowlN/A2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. Jenkins (1995) 10 Cal.4th 234Appeal to the California Supreme Court
Moore v. Superior Court *2004) 117 Cal.App.4th 401defendant found eligable for treatment
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Motions Work - Death Penalty ManualMotions work1997
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1985
Magdalen College, Oxford EnglandJurisprudanceN/A1983
California State University, HaywardN/AOther - Bachelors1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
1999 CPDA Winter Trial Skills InstituteDismissing Strike Priors1999