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Douglas Alan Goss

Criminal defense Attorney at Stockton, CA

4.3   21 reviews

also known as Doug Goss

  • Licensed for 34 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1989
    Not Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled) No misconduct found

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

About Douglas

Learn Douglas’s areas of practice.

I have been practicing law in San Joaquin county for over 28 years. Before becoming an attorney, I worked in San Joaquin County law enforcement for over 15 years. I have successfully resolved thousands of cases here. I know the area, and am familiar with the legal community.

If you run into trouble on the road, whether it's a car accident, DUI, or traffic ticket, give my office a call for legal help.

I provide legal representation and services ranging from major felony criminal defense, DUI defense, misdemeanor defense, personal injury, traffic tickets, expungements, and other forms of clearing your criminal record. If I don't practice in the area of law you need, I will make sure to find a high quality attorney who can help you, free of charge.

I provide top notch legal representation, and make sure to keep my clients up to date every step of the way. I am not like some attorneys who ignore their clients.

Please contact our office today to schedule your free consultation.. Thank you.


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The Law Office of Douglas A. Goss
3439 Brookside Road
Suite 205
Stockton, CA, 95219-1754

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4.3 / 5.0
  21 customer reviews
Posted by Jim | November 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Work
Doug and Blair were great to work with. I was tremendously pleased with the outcome they got for me, and I am very happy I hired them. In addition to the excellent results, they were very good about communicating with me throughout the process. I recommend them without reservations.
Posted by Angela | February 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Doug helped me get healed and get compensated.
I was in an accident and I hurt my knee and ankle very badly. I wound up needing surgery. Doug made sure my doctors were good and helped me with the paperwork. Then he made the insurance pay for all of it and give me extra money for my pain. I was very surprised how much I got and impressed. Everyone at his office was very nice and I would go back but I hope I never need to.
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Posted by Edith | January 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fought for my son.
My son was charged with crimes that could have kept him in prison for the rest of his life. I could go on and on about how great Mr. Goss was, but I don't need to. My son is out of custody after Mr. Goss won his trial, and I think that says everything that needs to be said. He is a miracle worker and I would tell anyone to hire him.
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Posted by Jorge | January 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cops lied and took my money.
The corrupt stockton cops arrested and charged me with crimes i never did. They lied 100% jjust so they could keep the money they found at my house. Goss got me out of jail and got the charges dismissed and made them pay back my money. the corrupt DA office didn't want to give it back but he filed a lawsuit and they caved. My friends said Goss is the best and they were right. He is my attorney for life.
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Posted by eduardo | November 8, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
help to stay in USA
mister Goss help me to stay in the USA he defend me and make no criminal court win against me he save my life and my family thank you very much
Posted by Maria | June 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped my husband & saved my family
Mr. Douglas Goss has helped my husband twice. The first time was minor, but the second time I thought I was going to lose my husband. I cannot thank him enough for saving my family. He and his staff were wonderful about answering my questions and keeping us all updated. God bless you, Mr. Goss.
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great and prompt response to my inquiry
I emailed Douglas about my speeding ticket and within a few hours he called me back to explain to me the for my case it is cheapest to pay the ticket and take driving school to avoid the addition of points to the driving record, but he also offered me the option to fight the ticket on my behalf if I desire that option. He was very quick and helpful and I am glad I reached out to him.
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Posted by Michelle | December 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sooooooooo happy! I was in a car accident earlier this year and was hurting. A girlfriend of mine told me to call Doug. I met with him and filled out some forms. He told me to worry about getting better, and he'd handle the rest. A few months later, I got a check waaaaay bigger than I expected. I'm seriously so happy!!!
Posted by Martin | November 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Crash
Long story short: I had a couple drinks, but I wasn't drunk, drove home, and got hit by another driver who ran a red light. The cops showed up and arrested BOTH OF US for DUIs. I don't know what happened to the other guy, but I got charged with a felony. It was ridiculous. I talked to a friend who told me to hire Doug, and I am glad I did. I'm not sure how, but he got the whole thing thrown out of court. His staff (Blair and the girl, I forget her name) were really good about keeping me updated. Blair (his son) sent me an email after every hearing and returned my calls fast. I haven't used a lawyer before, but this one is very good.
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Response from Douglas Goss November 18, 2015
Thank you for the kind words, Martin. It was a pleasure working for you.
Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2015
If ever you wanted a great lawyer by your side
Doug goss was hired as my lawyer after the police raided my house and found stolen property amongst my boyfriends things. My ex boyfriend was/is a habitual felon. Long story short the DA was taking me along for the ride till the boyfriend pleaded out. I had never been in trouble with the law. When i was charged with receiving stolen property I was mortified to say the least. After spending 3 days in jail and feeling pretty crucified by our local paper, Mr Goss looked me right in my eyes and told me i wont let you spend a day in jail. Right then i knew that Da would be up for one hell of a fight if he took this to trial. MR Goss gave him a little taste of that during my pre hearing. Thank goodness it never went to trial but if it had i would definitely want Doug Goss by my side. With his prior law enforcement career his range of knowledge and procedure are extremely helpful and i ALWAYS felt a step ahead of the game which put my mind at ease. All of my charges we dismissed. I will say this....Its known in my town to call Doug Goss if you find yourself in trouble with the law..he is a pitbull!
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Posted by Max | April 2, 2015
Best Results
Office of Douglas Alan Goss and in particular Blair were very helpful in resolution of my traffic citation. As a CDL driver having clean driving record is very important , as important as having professional attorney that can keep it that way. Communicating with the office of Alan Goss was easy and responses were prompt. I had no worries or concerns. Once again thank you for your help.
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Posted by Jill | February 5, 2015
Better than I could have hoped for
I got a speeding ticket, yes 10 miles and hour over the speed limit on the freeway. Unfortunately, this was my 2nd 10 mile and hour over the speed limit on the freeway ticket in 9 months. I don't mind taking responsibility for my actions, but it seemed unfair that I would have to pay higher-than-I-already pay insurance premiums for 3 years as a result. I got an idea to see if there were any attorneys that could help. There are quite a few, but none that guaranteed the cost of their services (and the cost seemed more than reasonable) so if I lost, they would refund my payment. I was scared, nervous, unsure, but they kept assuring me, talking me through the process. Today they said my ticket was dismissed. I am so happy, and I have also learned my lesson about speeding, and am driving slower, so I hope to not have to use their services any time soon, but if I do, I wouldn't hesitate to call them up.
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Posted by Frank | January 27, 2015
3 Tickets for 3 Truck Drivers
I own a trucking company and was driving through Stockton with 2 of my employees following me. One of them told me my blinker was out, so we pulled over at the 8-mile off-ramp and parked in the big emergency section. We went to go grab a part to fix my turn signal, and when we got back, a CHP officer was writing us all tickets for illegally stopping on the freeway. I tried to tell him what happened, but he wasn't having any of it. I contacted Doug's office after seeing him here. I told him what happened. He asked me if I wanted the citations dismissed, or if I'd be OK if there was a small fine and no DMV points. I said I wanted to fight mine, but just wanted no points for my employees. He had me email him the citations, and sent me contracts back. we signed them, and paid a small fee. They kept me updated 100% the whole way, and last week all three cases were dismissed. No fine, and most importantly no points on any of our records. I'm going to avoid stopping in Stockton in the future, but I'd happily hire Doug again.
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2014
Red Light Ticket
I got a ticket for speeding. 500 bucks! I looked online and found Attorney Goss here. I mostly talked to his assistant Blair. Cost me a couple hundred bucks and he called me after the court date to tell me it was dismissed! Well worth the money and I'd happily use him again, 5 stars!
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2013
Advocates for you
I've hired Mr. Goss for three separate cases concerning my son. Doug's priority was MY son and kept him from life in prison, negotiated shorter sentencing, and I felt he did everything in his power to get help and justice for my son. Doug was knowledgeable, and strategic in presenting all 3 cases. I would and do highly recommend Doug Goss to represent your case.
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2010
Stuck in Lodi Again
I was arrested for driving under the influence. I have never been in any trouble with the law before and I didn’t know what to do. Mr. Goss helped guide me through the legal process and he facilitated a fair resolution for my case. I would definitely recommend Mr. Goss.
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2010
Very Helpful
Doug helped with a very serious charge. Without him I would have been lost and most likely incarcerated.
Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2015
Information was almost non existent. I had to make many phone calls to find out the status of my case. I never received any information unless I initiated the contact. Phone messages were almost never returned.
Posted by carlos carlo | September 27, 2011
very disappointed
Defaulted on my appearance and billed me for addition hours for his mistake. He's to old to practice law, forgets.... I had to hire a different lawyer.
Response from Douglas Goss September 28, 2011
My name is Blair; I work for Doug. We have never had a client by the name of Carlos Carlo. Doug charges a flat fee for legal work, and does not charge by the hour. We have never charged, and would never charge an additional fee to correct a mistake that we made. Due to a telephone conversation I had this morning, I believe that this review was left by the opposition party in a civil suit we are involved in. Even if that is not correct, this review is clearly fictitious.
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not a good Attorney , wouldn’t recommend
He didn’t keep my family updated with the my case. when we finally got an appointment with Him He wasn’t in his office . happened Multiple times and I never received a call back. So much things had happened but so far he hasn’t done his job properly. He agreed to take my case but so far hasn’t prove anything good. During courts he does not put any effort to defend his client. Very unprofessional and I wouldn’t recommend him to anyone in future references. I expected something better from someone who has good rating but no.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Douglas A. Goss
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hardwick & Goss
  • 2000 - 2009


  • Humphreys College of Law at Stockton
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Man Threatens Judge
  • All Charges Dismissed
  • Traffic Citation for VC 21718A
  • All 3 Cases Dismissed
  • Burglary 1st Degree
  • Not Guilty on All Counts
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  • San Joaquin County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • California Defense Counsel
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Trial Defense Lawyer 2013
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • 2013
  • 5-star DUI Laywer
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • San Joaquin County Bar Association
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Law Meeting
  • Recent Changes in Marijuana Laws
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (40)
Given (73)
Endorse Douglas
Car accident Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When you, or a loved one, is in need of a criminal defense attorney, it is important to retain an experienced, knowledgeable and competent attorney. Mr. Goss is recognized in the legal community as being all three."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug and his staff are great advocates for those accused of crimes. I wholeheartedly endorse him and happily refer my clients with criminal law issues to him."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Douglas is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney, whose reputation and credentials speak for themselves."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Goss. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyer is highly knowledgeable. I recommend him, without any reservation."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Goss has made a substantial number of contributions on AVVO. I have read several of his contributions and have found them to be thoughtful, informative and practical. I endorse this lawyer's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a hard working and skilled attorney who is dedicated to the success of his clients. He will fight hard to get you the best possible outcome."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Alan Goss. Hard working and aggressive attorney who is dedicated to the success of his clients. Respected by his colleagues within the legal community."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is clear based on his client reviews that this lawyer delivers and cares about helping his clients. I would gladly recommend this lawyer to anyone needing assistance in the areas of law he practices."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Douglas Goss. Very competent, experienced, and hard working attorney with a proven track record of success."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly skilled and respected in the community. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Goss is an experienced attorney who cares about his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
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Stockton Criminal defense Lawyer Douglas Alan Goss
Douglas Alan Goss
Criminal defense Attorney
Stockton, CA
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