|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|CENTRAL VALLEY TOXICOLOGY BLOOD ALCOHOL METHOD REVIEW||Certification of Attendance, Dr. Rose||2012|
|INTERMEDIATE - INSPECTING BLOOD ETHANOL CHROMATOGRAMS||Certificate of attendance, Dr. Rose||2011|
|INTRODUCTION TO BLOOD ALCOHOL GAS CHROMATOGRAMS||Certificate of Attendance, Dr. Rose||2011|
|DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing||National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)Student Course by La Pier & Associates||2009|
|Owner||Law Office of Jonah Chew||2006 - Present|
|Deputy Public Defender||San Francisco Public Defender||2001 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Minority Bar Exchange||Criminal defense attorney representative||2015 - Present|
|Asian American Criminal Trial Lawyer's Association||Treasurer/Founding Member||2014 - Present|
|Asian Pacific Islander Joint Bar Association Judiciary Coalition of Northern California||AACTLA representative||2014 - Present|
|Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area||N/A||N/A|
|California Public Defenders Association||N/A||N/A|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|State Bar of California||N/A||N/A|
|People v. E.C.||Not Guilty All Counts, five week jury trial|
|People v. M.T.||Non-strike plea, local jail time only|
|People v. Anonymous||No Jail.|
|See all legal cases|
|Chew Law Offices Journal||NOT GUILTY: Man Wrongfully Accused In Beating Acquitted After Four Year Legal Saga||2011|
|U of San Francisco SOL||N/A||law||N/A|
|Univ of California San Diego||N/A||undergraduate||N/A|
|USF Intensive Advocacy Program||Direct and Cross Examination||2016|
|National Asian Pacific American Bar Association||How to Do It All When You're Solo or Small Firm||2016|
|National Asian Pacific American Bar Association||Dynamic Cross Examination||2014|
|MCLE||How to Defend A Misdemeanor Case||2003|
Posted by anonymous
Jonah is a PHENOMENAL lawyer.
Sometimes, good people find themselves in a tough situation. DUIs happen and when they do, they are costly, time-consuming and down-right scary as hell.
My husband was charged with a second DUI involving an accident with two other motorists in SF. Luckily, no one was hurt, but he was still facing felony charges (with jail time) for having a high BAC and committing a second offense while just being shy of completing the probation period from his first DUI.
We called Jonah after reading rave reviews, and can 100% say that Jonah *is* the lawyer you're looking for.
RESULTS: My husband's case was dropped from a felony to a misdemeanor. He spent three days doing SWAP and avoided any jail time. He was able to drive again, sooner than expected (with an IID.) My husband's employer never found out about his DUI because Jonah coordinated his monthly court dates with his days off. We are currently looking into reducing his probation requirements now that his DUI school has been completed. This is only possible if you hire a GREAT lawyer.
HOW JONAH'S DIFFERENT:
- he works *directly* with you and your case
- he is *very* responsive (via phone, text and email)
- he has a great personality - is honest and genuinely cares about you, and funny too
- he knows to share just enough with you regarding your next court date to keep you calm and collected.... he will guide you throughout your process so you can try to live as normal of a life until your case is settled
- his appearance is sharp, clean and he has the mental toughness you need to win in court
- and more importantly, he is one of the most well-connected criminal defense lawyers in SF. He knows the judges, public defendants and the system very, very well. Ask any one of them and they will speak of him in high regard.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
- listen to what Jonah says and just do it. If you need to live in a residential treatment program to not only fix a problem that you may have, do it and go above and beyond. It'll be good for you personally, and the results of your case.
- You will be shooting yourself in the foot if you pass on hiring Jonah.
Whether it be your first, second or third DUI, Jonah knows his craft very well.
Months after our case was finished, we happened to run into Jonah at a ballgame and he gave us two big hugs. (It was great seeing him outside of his suit.) If you can't already tell by all the reviews, he's practically Superman.
Back in NY, we'd say he's "one, helluva guy." We are grateful for him.
We don't write reviews, but created this account just so we can write one for Jonah. Hope this review helps someone who's on the fence.
Posted by anonymous
Jonah Chew is a very knowledgeable and competent criminal attorney. He know the criminal justice extremely well and he has excellent relationships with the DA, the police and the judges. Jonah Chew will get you the best deal you can possibly get. In my case he persisted in pushing for a better deal to the end and even managed to get my case dismissed. I recommend him highly without reservation.
Posted by Nathan
After thoroughly researching attorneys and plenty of consultations, I ultimately hired Jonah Chew to represent me and I could not be happier with my decision. Jonah and his entire office were extremely helpful and went above and beyond to help me. I truly cannot recommend him high enough. He provided exceptional service at an extremely reasonable rate. Despite constant opposition from both the DA and multiple judges for the better part of two years, he never relented and was ultimately successful in preventing me years of unjustified grief. He refused to accept their definition of the law and remained steadfast I'm his interpretation of the law as it was intended to be applied. His dedication and resolution ultimately led to the charges being dismissed. Not only is he a great attorney, but he is a fantastic individual who made the entire process as seamless as a complicated legal ordeal could possibly be.
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