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Denis Hurley White Jr

also known as Law Office of Denis White, Denis White

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

My name is Denis H. White, Jr.  I turned to the practice of law somewhat late.  I was almost 30 when my wife reminded me that I had been talking about going to law school since she met me.  With her encouragement, I sailed through four years of night law school while we both worked multiple jobs to pay for it.  By the time I graduated and passed the Bar Exam, I was married with one daughter and one on the way.  I spent one and a half years in the Sacramento County Public Defenders Office learning how the system worked.  I have been in the same office building since 1994.  On January 1, 2009, I moved to my current space on the first floor at 901 “H” Street, Suite 101.  I take a limited number of cases each year, giving me ample time for each person I represent.  My goal is to have the best clients, not the most. My clients all have my cell phone number and are invited to call as questions arise, rather than being restricted to Monday through Friday between 8 and 5. 


 


My father, Denis H. White, Sr., is now formally retired but I still visit with him regularly.  He attended night law school while working and raising me, my brother and four sisters.  Then he spent 28 years with the Sacramento County Public Defenders Office, until his retirement in 1998, where he handled every type of criminal case that came through the system.  You simply can't buy the type of experience he brought to this office, for the years he continued to keep his bar card active.


 


My father's father, Judge William A. White, died while I was in law school.  His graduating class at McGeorge Law School in 1937 consisted of exactly eight people.  His years in private practice were spent in the area of Probate Law.  In 1961, he was appointed to the bench in Sacramento County and served in that capacity for the rest of his working years.   What I learned from him, as a boy and later as a man, was less about the practice of law than just treating people fairly and honestly.


 


My office is devoted, almost entirely, to DUI defense.  On occasion, we get involved with run of the mill misdemeanor and felony criminal defense cases.  If you have questions or think this may be the right law firm for you, please call us at (916) 444-3300.


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. DUI & DWI: 98%
    20 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 2%
    20 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

20 total 

  • Donald Gray Drewry

    I endorse Denis White as your DUI defense lawyer in the Sacramento, California area because of his dedication to detail and endless effort to looking for the errors in the arrest and testing in every case. Mr. White has a strong reputation of helping his clients receive the best possible outcome in every case he handles. Mr. White constantly attends the best classes to stay on top of the changes of law that occur so rapidly in this field. Mr. White is a professional who knows DUI law, DMV hearing procedure associated with a DUI charge, and best of all, he is not afraid of taking your case to trial. I cannot say that for every lawyer that handle DUI cases. If you are not consulting with Mr. White on your DUI case, and you are charged with a DUI in the Sacramento, California area, you are making a big mistake. Contact Mr. White for a consultation of your case, and I am sure you will be glad you did.

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    Donald Drewry DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Amy Treanor Morell

    Denis is a widely respected attorney in the DUI Defense community. He defends each and every client with zeal leaving "no stone unturned." He is able to obtain incredible results for his clients that no other attorney in the Sacramento area could achieve. Because of the respect he has earned from the judges and attorneys working in the courts that handle DUI cases, during his many years of practice in them, he may hear the word YES more often than other attorneys. I highly recommend him to anyone he need of the best DUI Defense Attorney in Sacramento.

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    Amy Morell DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Denis White

901 H Street
Suite 101
Sacramento, CA, 95814

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199405/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2014
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2014
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2013
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2013
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Denis White1994 - Present
Legal Research AssistantSacramento County Public Defender's Office1993 - 1994

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Public Defenders AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Capitol City Trial Lawyers AssociationLawyer Member2011 - 2012
Better Business BureauMember Attorney2010 - Present
Martindale-HubbellMember2010 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationLawyer Member2007 - Present
Sacramento County Bar AssociationMember Lawyer1997 - Present
U.S. District Court Eastern District of CaliforniaAttorney Member1995 - Present
California State Bar AssociationAttorney Member1994 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v GRDUI case dismissed after filing. No loss of license.
People v. GKDUI case rejected and Won contested DMV APS Hrg. No loss of license.
People v. RVWet reckless and previously won DMV APS hearing. No loss of license.

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense7 hours Kuwatch Annual All Day DUI Updates2014
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense5 hours DUI Drugs2014
California Public Defenders AssociationDUI Defense4.75 Hours 5th annual DUI Defense Practice Institute2013
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense7 Hours All Day Kuwatch DUI Seminar2013
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense1.5 Hours Voir Dire in DUI Cases2013
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense1.5 Hours Scientific Evidence in DUI Cases2012
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense7 Hours Occupy DUI San Diego2012
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense5 Hours Occupy Fresno DUI Defense2012
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense1.5 Hours Laboratory Requirements in DUI Defense2012
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense7.0 Hours All Day DUI Defense Seminar San Francisco2012
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense1.5 Hours Change of Venue DUI Defense in Oakland2011
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense2.0 Hours Intro to Gas Chromatograph Part 22011
California DUI Lawyers AssocationDUI Defense4.0 Hours GERD, Trial Strategies, .01 DMV Suspensions2011
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense2.0 Hours Intro Blood Alcohol Chromatographs Part 12011
California DUI lawyers AssociationDUI Defense2.0 Hours DUI Defense San Francisco2011
California Public Defenders AssociationDUI Defense1.0 Hour Cross Examination of Criminalist in DUI Cases2011
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense2.0 Hours General DUI Defense Oakland2010
Robert F. La Pier & Associates(NHTSA) Standardized Field Sobriety Testing22.0 Hour SFST Test Certification2009
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense1.5 Hours Rising Blood Alcohol Defense in DUI Cases2009
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense3.0 Hours Partition Ratio in DUI Defense Oakland2009
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense7.0 Hours All Day Seminar 2009 San Francisco2009
Ventura CollegePAS Device CertificationPOST Breath Alcohol Testing Device Certification2008
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense3.0 Hours DUI Defense Fresno2008
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense7.0 Hours 2008 Seminar Rancho Mirage2008
California Deuce DefendersDUI Defense4.0 Hours DMV APS Hearings, Tactics & Strategies2004
Lorman Business CenterDUI Defense6.0 Hours DUI Strategies in Handling DUI cases2004
Lincoln Law School of SacramentoLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
American River Junior CollegeGeneral EducationAssociate of Arts1979
California State University, SacramentoCommunicationUnknownN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Real DUI Court in Schools, Rio Americano High SchoolDUI Consequences for Under Age Drivers2011
Real DUI Court in Schools, Pleasant Grove High SchoolDUI Consequences for Under Age Drivers2011
Real DUI Court in Schools, Capital Christian SchoolDUI Consequences for Under Age Drivers2011
Real DUI Court in Schools, Rio Linda High SchoolDUI Consequences for Under Age Drivers2010
Real DUI Court in Schools, El Camino High SchoolDUI Consequences for Under Age Drivers2010