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Jeffrey Craig Stotter

DUI and DWI Attorney at Santa Cruz, CA

5.0   1 review

also known as STOTTER LAW OFFICE

  • Licensed for 33 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1990
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2004

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI

    34 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    DUI and Serious Criminal Defense. Drug charges. Marijuana Charges. Sex Charges. Murder and Manslaughter. Domestic Violence. Theft and Fraud. All Felonies and Misdemeanors.

    34 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Domestic violence

    34 years, 250 cases

  4. Sex crime

    34 years, 250 cases

  5. Violent crime

    34 years, 250 cases

  6. Expungement

    34 years, 100 cases

  7. Juvenile law

    34 years, 100 cases

Jeffey Craig Stotter has been defending the rights of the accused in Northern California for over 25 years, and has been certified as a Specialist in Criminal Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization for over 20 years.  Jeffrey Stotter has successfully defended clients charged with crimes ranging from DUI to Murder.  All cases are serious to us, and all cases are given the same zealous and relentless efforts on our clients' behalf.  


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Law Offices of Jeffrey C Stotter
500 Chestnut Street
Suite 200
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Stotter
1743 Tehama Street
Redding, CA, 96001
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Posted by Robert | November 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hired Mr. Stotter to defend me in a DUI case. I crashed my car after a medical emergency, but I had alcohol and medications in my system so they arrested me for DUI. I had a prior felony DUI, so they wanted state prison! Mr. Stotter refused to settle the case and fought all the way to trial. Our witnesses convinced the jury to dismiss all the charges.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2004.

Public reproval with/duties issued in CA, 2004
updated on 12/08/2015

A censure or reprimand issued by the Supreme Court or the State Bar Court that is not a matter of public record unless imposed after the initiation of formal disciplinary proceedings. No period of suspension is imposed. The reproval may be imposed with duties or conditions.

Jeffrey's comment: “Citation in 2004 was completely unrelated to the practice of law. See for complete details.”

Work Experience

  • Indigent Conflict Counsel
  • Santa Cruz County
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Stotter
  • 1992 - Present
  • Indigent Conflict Counsel
  • Shasta County
  • 1992 - 1998


  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of California - Irvine
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Peo v Scott
  • All DUI charges dismissed.
  • Peo. v. White
  • Probation
  • Peo v Hackstaff
  • Acquittal by Jury
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  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Specialist Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Associate Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified DUI Defense Specialist
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • Certified Specialist - Criminal Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2014
  • Certified Specialist - Criminal Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2009
  • Certified Specialist - Criminal Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2004
  • Certified Specialist - Criminal Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 1999
  • Certified Specialist - Criminal Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 1994
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Speaking Engagements

  • KRCR News
  • Criminal Law
  • 2015
  • Action News
  • Criminal Law
  • 2015
  • KRCR News
  • Criminal Law
  • 2014

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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Jeffrey C. Stotter for more than twenty years. I was lucky enough to work with him and share a practice with him in Redding many years ago on Redcliff Drive in Redding, CA. I remember a case where there was a question whether there was a tape recording of the police officer. Jeff used that question to maximum benefit for the client. Jeff was successful in getting charges dismissed for many clients, before they went to trial because of his deep preparation and wise tactics. I have practiced criminal defense in Northern California for thirty years. I have followed and consulted with Jeff and brain stormed with him about his cases now for at least a decade. He truly thinks about, dwells on, lives his cases and cares about his clients as if they were part of his own family. Anyone accused of a crime would be very lucky to find and hire Jeffrey C. Stotter, Attorney at Law. Eric A Berg"
Criminal defense
Santa Cruz DUI and DWI Lawyer Jeffrey Craig Stotter
Jeffrey Craig Stotter
DUI and DWI Attorney
Santa Cruz, CA
Licensed for 33 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2004. See details