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Joseph Salvatore Farina

Joseph Salvatore Farina

Practice areas:

Criminal Law

About Me

I've been a criminal defense attorney for 28 years.  Like many attorneys, I started out in the DA's office but quickly moved on to private practice.  In 1993, I opened the Law Offices of  Joseph S. Farina and have been in private practice ever since. 


From 2009 through 2013, I handled nothing but sex cases, includng child molestation, rape, sexual assault, statutory rape and possession of child pornography.  Of my last  42 felony jury trials dating back to December 2008, 38 have been sex cases.  I have a lot of trial experience in this area and am knowledgable about the applicable law.  The law regarding sex crimes is complicated, confusing and horrible for the defense.  The  sentencing schemes are equally complicated and confusing. 


I also handle other criminal defense matters such as assault, robbery,  burglaries, drug cases and gang related matters.  If you need an attorney, you want someone who is not only experienced, but who works hard for you and is not afraid to challenge the DA and judges.  Many attorneys seem afraid of judges who seem to know less than the they do but because they wear the black robes are afraid to stand up to them. 


I've made my reputation by being thoroughly prepared and unwilliing to compromise my client's constitutional rights.  Obviously I don't pick a fight with a judge if not necessary but I don't back down either.  Zealous and unyielding representation is critically important if you are to stand a fighting chance against a system that is stacked against the defendant.


If you have a question about a criminal defense matter or need legal representation, call me.  I offer free initial consultations and am available for  evening and weekend appointments..

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Criminal Law: 100%
    28 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($300/hour), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

33 total 

  • Thomas Jay Olsen

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    Thomas Olsen DUI & DWI Attorney
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  • Michael Carter Lukehart

    I endorse this lawyer. I have followed much of the advice he offers, and it is sound and thoughtful.

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    Michael Lukehart Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Joseph S. Farina

604 10th Street
Sacramento, CA, 95814

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198705/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney-at-LawLaw Offices of Joseph S. Farina1993 - 2014

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Sacramento County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
California Public Defenders AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v. MadrigalAcquittal
People v. WingDismissal
People v. ThompsonDismissal

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of Maryland, College ParkAmerican HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1982

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
CCD Brown Bag SeminarHow To Handle A Child Molestation Case2013