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Denise Pereira

DUI and DWI Attorney at Stockton, CA

5.0   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Denise

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Denise is an aggressive litigator who fights relentlessly for her clients. When you hire Pereira Law you get Denise, on your side and in your corner. With more than 15 years of trial experience handling everything from simple battery to murder she fights tirelessly to get the best possible outcome in every case. Experienced. Respected. Trusted. Delivering real results.  

Location

Denise Pereira
5637 N. Pershing Ave.
Suite E20
Stockton, CA, 95207

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Reviews

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Posted by Duane | May 17, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great DUI atty, you get what you pay for
I had never needed a lawyer in my 61 years and I am very glad I picked Denise the one time I did. She got my charges MASSIVELY reduced. Quite simply, Hire her!
Posted by Alex | September 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, Patient, and a Professional in the Courtroom
If you need expert legal advice, want your case to be treated with care and masterfully litigated, I highly recommend choosing Denise Pereira as your attorney. She saw my case for what it was and successfully appealed for my misdemeanor battery charge to be diverted. She clearly takes pride in not only her work, but helping people. She fully heard my case and began putting together a plan of action before she asked for a dime. As my job has me relentlessly busy during normal business hours, Denise was happy to represent me in my absence and postpone for as long as we needed to build a rock-solid case. I cannot overstate how happy I am with my choice.
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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer experience
I just wanna thank denise for taking the time to hear my story about my brother being incarcerated for actions he did not do. Kaiser was way out of hand upon the actions they took and I Randy had to take action on finding a lawyer that understands the situation. Upon reviews and positive feedback for Denise I went on ahead and hired to take my brothers case. She stated what would happen and fought through the roadblocks that was in court. Finding a lawyer that understands emotionally has a higher chance on winning criminal/family law cases. In respect of my brother he did not want to disclose his charges but let's say he would have spent a lot of time in jail. Thank you again denise. Will be looking out for you when needed in the future.
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Posted by Liz | March 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Results, Compassion, Integrity
Denise is a tough, dedicated, and caring individual/lawyer. Despite being tirelessly harassed by the respondent in our case, she persevered with integrity and won us our desired outcome. Denise genuinely cares about her clients, listens to your needs, and gets your the results you deserve.
Posted by Sandra Gonzalez | July 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The first public defender that cared
She restoresed my faith in the system that I felt was completely against me. She's been the first public defender that I've had to really defend me she informed me on how my case was going. She let know she was really on my side. I always felt like others were working with the prosecutors and not on my side. she argued my point and made me feel like maybe the system can work. She was awesome!
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Posted by Benjamin | March 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond!
Denise went above and beyond gathering all the evidence and facts to defend me in my case. She contacted every source to ensure we had everything we needed at each court date. I'm grateful for her expertise, knowledge, and ability to put me at ease during this difficult time. She ended the cases the way I wanted it ended.
Posted by Jondalin | March 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Jondalin Matis
Ms Pereira is by far "the best" Public Defender that I have ever met. Ms Pereria has also taken time to follow up with me , long after she represented me with my case. Bravo! Definitely a FIVE STAR Lawyer!
Posted by LaTasha | February 6, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Denise
At first we started off on the wrong foot..as the years went by we became better with time..it took a lot of understanding..she took her time to explain the details along with what could happen..I appreciate all the hard work and help she helped me with my situation..Great Job DENISE keep up the good work..I would recommend you to any one that needs help with their case
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2019
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Attorney review
denise pereira not only is she knowledgeable and courteous but very professional with the she handled my case , I’m extremely happy with the outcome .
Posted by Tamera | October 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
Denise was an amazing Lawyer. Even though she had a large caseload, she did her job very well. She made sure I understood everything that was going on and everything I needed to do. I really appreciate the amount of time and attention she gave my case. She showed me that she actually cared. She really inspired me.
Posted by Richard | July 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She was very well prepared and handled my case very well
She was pretty much a straight shooter and she handled the case very well her work ethics were excellent she kept me updated on the case and explain to me the process of my case it was very comforting and I was very fortunate to have her as my lawyer and once again thank you Denise for everything you did
Posted by Roderick | July 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good lawyer
Best public Defender ive had in a long time nice friendly respectful id reconmend her to friend and family
Posted by Brent | May 23, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing
Denise Pereira is such an amazing defense laywer. Very helpful and nice and most of all willing to listen. I would definitely recommend Denise to anyone looking for a really good lawyer to represent you in court!!
Posted by Ms. Gomez | May 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
D Gomez
Denise Pereira was my public defender. I had no prior arrests and no familiarity with the criminal court system. The first day she appeared in court taking over my case I felt trust in her guidance. She was able to look me in the eye, speak with authority and gave me hope in getting through the court process ahead. Her communication is excellent: through spoken word, email or telephone contact and significantly, in the courtroom. Denise is an amazing representation for the San Joaquin County Public Defender's office.
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Posted by James | June 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
She is amazing
Ms. Pereira is an outstanding defence lawyer she got the DA to drop a felony to a misdemeanor that I already pleaded for she is highly recommended for any person seeking a great lawyer
Posted by reynaldo | April 16, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
excellent lawyer
she was a great lawyer I made some stupid mistakes in the past and she helped me Get a second chance to get out of jail soon and she also believed in me now I am doing good with my family and newborn thank you.
Posted by Chantai | January 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A client of Mrs Denise Perera
Mrs Pereira is awesome, while she's just simply amazing....I've been working with her for about 3 years now my case was very diffifcult like so many others basically they were trying to give me like two years and a felony for something I did not do basically she got it down to no jail time a misdemeanor in a small fine now even though I didn't do it I know it seems harsh and a lot for someone that didn't do anything but what they was trying to do was not acceptable and those are the words of my attorney... I so thank you Mrs Pereira for being in my corner and assisting me with this case or being very understanding and outgoing you are wonderful person and a great attorney I really appreciate you and thank you so much.... May God continue to bless you and your family..
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Posted by Gina | October 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome
Denise represented my husband & she was upfront & honest about his case. Very respectful she she fought hard for him that showed me that she cares about her clients she never gave us false hope I would recommend her to anyone . She's an AWESOME ATTORNEY, THANK YOU DENISE YOUR GREAT MUCH RESPECT TO HER. My husband is great he'll be home soon.
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
***OUTSTANDING ATTORNEY - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ***
Denise Pereira was assigned to my case as a public defender. It goes without saying that she has a very large caseload to manage. Yet, in spite of that, I really did feel like she cared and was genuinely interested in getting the best outcome for my case. In my own situation, I was looking at a felony but there were many unique circumstances about my case. She saw an opportunity and was able to work out an arrangement with the deputy district attorney and my case was dismissed. I was in a conditional release program and I still get counseling so don't think I got away with something scott free. She took the time to meet and in some cases coordinate with an investigator to interview my friends and co-workers and she really advocated to the court that I just needed some help and that there was no need to throw the key away. In any case, I am now much better and have regained employment and am once again a productive member of society thanks to Denise!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • Pereira Law
  • 2021 - Present
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • San Joaquin County Public Defender's Office
  • 2006 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Stein & Baydaline
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • Tulare County Public Defender's Office
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • California Resources Agency, Office Of The General Counsel
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Chapman University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Brady motion granted, case dismissed!
  • Case dismissed!
  • Motion to reduce felony to misdemeanor- granted!
  • Felony reduced to misdemeanor!

Associations

  • San Joaquin County Bar Association
  • Women Lawyer's Executive Committee Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Judge Consuelo M. Callahan American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • N/A
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Joaquin County Bar Association
  • Criminal Law Executive Committee
  • 2017 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best DUI Lawyers in Stockton
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Best Car Accident Lawyers in Stockton
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2019

Publications

  • McGeorge Law Review
  • Forgotten No Longer: The Southeast Asians' Role in the Vietnam War
  • 2003
  • McGeorge Law Review
  • Chapter 277: California's Solution to Cyberfraud in the Political Arena
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Misdemeanor Attorney Training
  • Case Diversion
  • 2019
  • First Impressions
  • Mock Trial
  • 2019
  • Misdemeanor Attorney Training
  • DUI Defense
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (14)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She knows the law, has experience exercising it and feels true dedication to her clients and their cause. Denise is an excellent advocate and lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Denise is an intelligent, talented, hard-working lawyer who really cares about her clients, and she delivers excellent results! I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Denise Pereira is a savvy and tenacious lawyer, who works tirelessly to protect her clients' rights. I highly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Denise is an exceptional attorney with passion and fight in her belly. She does not leave any stone un- turned in her quest to protect the rights of her clients. I would recommend Denise as an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Ms. Pereira in court many times. She is knowledgeable and cares for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
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