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Charles Hartwell Shivers Jr

DUI and DWI Attorney at Salinas, CA

4.6   8 reviews

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About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    25%
    Represent clients charge with various crimes at all stages in criminal proceedings including jury trials.

    17 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%

    17 years, 500 cases

  3. Violent crime
    20%

    15 years, 100 cases

  4. Domestic violence
    10%

    17 years, 500 cases

  5. Sex crime
    10%

    17 years, 50 cases

  6. Child abuse
    5%

    17 years, 100 cases

  7. White collar crime
    5%

    15 years, 50 cases

Licensed for 17 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 12/06/2022

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

Contact Charles

Charles H. Shivers Attorney At Law
40 Central Ave. #2
Salinas, CA, 93901
Carmel Office
3855 Via Nona Marie, Ste 201
Carmel, CA, 93923
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Steve | February 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I wish i would have hired Charles from the start he would have solved my problem right from the start. i chose to go with a public defender because i didn't have a lot of cash. two years later they were still giving me a run around. between the DA & public defender i took a charge that i shouldn't have, then the DA added another charge way after i completed what they asked for. within 3 days after hiring Charles he got my warrant lifted & a court date scheduled that i didn't have to drive 3 hours to get to. gave me a call & informed me that everything was resolved, not to mention the cost was reasonable. God bless you Charles thank you very much, Steve
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Posted by Otis | January 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
East coast
I was visit lSelena California, Back in 2019 And I ran in to a alt Altercation When I was visit in Monterey County, I was poorly treated,and arrested for something I didn't do. but because I was from out of state, i had no way of getting off but i was very please to encounter mr. Charles shiver, who was able to take up my case and stay in contact with me through the whole process evening when I came back to the east coast,and fight for me.thank you mr. Charles for everything you have done
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Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rockstar
I can't say enough good things about working with Charles. He's a great listener and excellent communicator. He was really great about explaining my legal situation in a simple terms. I feel he over delivered in what he said the outcome was going to be. I would happily work with him again any day!
Posted by DJ | May 1, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Free Consultation - Great Advice
I called out of state looking for advice for a family friend in Salinas, CA. Charles stayed on the phone with me answering all the possible scenarios. When he wasn't sure about a question, as the original case is on the East Coast, with different laws, he would be honest and say I don't know. I found him to be knowledgeable, respectful and helpful. If we decide we need an attorney in Salinas, he will definitely call him.
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professionalism & Compassion Gave My Daughter Freedom and Restart
My family was facing devastating criminal charges against my daughter. After consulting with Mr. Shivers, it was clear that he understood the law and how the courts worked. He also truly cared about his clients and their families. My daughter was facing years in jail, felony charges, and a dead-end future. After Mr. Shivers did his work, my daughter was allowed to go to rehab and have her charges reduced to misdemeanors. This was all due to the work Mr. Shivers did working with the DA and the court. Just a few years later -- My daughter has completed her first year in college majoring in biology with a 4.0, and a Honors Society Scholarship. She now has goals and dreams of her future again. I tried to give Mr. Shivers accolades after his initial work for our family and he humbly brushed them off, stating it was just his job. This man, Mr Charles Shivers is capable, professional, caring, and profoundly aware of the law and how it works in our courts. We can never thank him enough for his efforts on our behalf. If you are in need of an attorney, Mr. Shivers is the very best you can get. I am submitting this review anonymously only to protect my daughter's identity.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Compassionate attorney
I was referred to Charles for a consult on a matter that I wasn't sure how to proceed with. Since it was my first attorney consult, Charles explained the legalities of my case in a way that was clear to me. He let me know what my options were. I had an upcoming arraignment that was postponed a couple weeks since I wanted to seek counsel. Charles reached out and collaborated with the District Attorney on my behalf to come up with an option for me that I was satisfied with. After sitting with him for 2 hours, he said he would contact me tomorrow just to follow up. I was a bit skeptical since I didn't hire him, I thought he wasn't going to call but he did. He called me the next day at work and helped me confirm what my next step was going to be in the legal process. Not once did he make me feel that he was trying to sell his services. He gave me so much more information than I expected. In the end, my matter didn't require hiring an attorney but if I ever find myself in a criminal matter, I would definitely hire Charles. I'd highly recommend his services to others. If you're looking for a compassionate, knowledgeable, experienced attorney, Charles is the one to hire. My family and I are very grateful for him.
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Posted by Marachelle | January 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Charles was very determined to fight for the rights of his clients. He is very thorough and he seems to take his cases as more than just a job. He goes above and beyond and exceeds the general stereotype of "public defender". He was the best attorney I've worked with and when he does go into a private practice, he will be the first person I call and the first I will refer.
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Posted by Frank | March 26, 2015
Non-communicative
Full disclosure: biased. He did not communicate at all (I mean ZERO) with someone who is very close to me during her proceedings. Even went as far as to to say, "Try to get a hold of me on weekends." I get that he's a public defender, in a county with a large caseload, and is paid by the same entity that pays the DA, so he has face to save. That is no excuse. Find a new career, if you cannot communicate with your clients.
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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Monterey County Office of the Public Defender
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • County of Fresno Office of the Public Defender
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • San Diego County Public Defender's Office - Dependency
  • 2006 - 2008

Education

  • California Western SOL
  • law
  • 2005
  • Augusta Coll
  • undergraduate
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (5)
Endorse Charles
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles Shivers is a reputable attorney with a great trial record in DUI cases. He approaches cases with skill and experience and is straight forward and honest with his clients. If you have a DUI case to take to trial, I would highly recommend Mr. Shivers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Shivers is a skilled and passionate defense advocate. He has vast experience in defending charges ranging from misdemeanor DUI to serious and complex felony matters. Mr. Shivers has a reputation for standing up for his clients no matter the opposition he faces. I wholeheartedly endorse him,"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Charles. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mr. Shivers and would recommend him to anyone charged in a criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles is one of the hardest working attorneys that I know. He also achieves some of the best results. I whole-heartedly endorse Charles Shivers and would refer a client to him without thinking twice about it."
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Salinas DUI and DWI Lawyer Charles Hartwell Shivers Jr
Charles Hartwell Shivers Jr
DUI and DWI Attorney
Salinas, CA
Licensed for 17 years