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Be very careful choosing your criminal defense representative - the DMV and the court will try to convict you - that is their job. Only with experience can your DUI lawyer defend you and protect your rights. Call me right away and before you spend too much money on your DUI attorney.


San Francisco DUI attorney Joshua
Dale has more
experience and qualifications for DUI cases than his colleagues and
competitors in the San Francisco
area - over a decade in bay area DUI defense. He has been
to jury
trial, on
appeal, and fights for his clients constantly. He specializes
in DUI defense
other related criminal matters. Whether you have a drunk driving or
drug driving matter, felony or misdemeanor, give Josh Dale a call for
an opinion on your case.

     California criminal law and
California DUI law
is complex and Josh's
background, unique training and education, is a perfect match for your
case - he gives free case evaluations and accepts phone
calls himself -
you don't reach an answering service or a central DUI intake secretary
or investigator - you talk to Josh Dale.

Josh also
personally handles your case - you
discuss and talk to Josh, you meet
with Josh, and you go to court and the Department of Motor Vehicles
(DMV) with Josh - not with one of his associates. Josh Dale does his
own work - both at the DMV and in Court, or jury trial, and on appeal.

     Josh has personally handled more
than a thousand California DUI matters both for
California residents and non-residents, as well as out-of-staters. His
firm emphasizes DUI and criminal defense. He has the reputation and
credibility with the local courts and DMV offices, and the judges,
clerks, and district attorneys to effectively and successfully
represent you.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 75%
    22 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    22 years



Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

66 total 

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  • Jon Bryant Artz

    Joshua dale is one of the finest DUI attorneys in California. He is smart and works hard for his clients. He cares about the results and goes the extra mile. Kudos for Josh.


    Jon Artz DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jennifer Sarah Zide

    I endorse this lawyer for DUI defense and criminal defense. Mr. Dale is exceptionally well-qualified and experienced in both fields. In addition to his expert advocacy and courtroom skills, his client reviews are glowing. Not only do clients have exceptionally good experiences and case results wtih Mr. Dale, they point out that he is also a person of integrity who genuinely cares and will stand by you. I'm a fellow defense attorney and would refer clients seeking an excellent DUI defense or criminal defense attorney in the Santa Rosa area to Mr. Dale, with full confidence that they would be well taken care of and achieve excellent results.


    Jennifer Zide DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Joshua M. Dale, Esq.

3558 Round Barn Blvd., Ste. 200
Santa Rosa, CA, 95403

MAIN: Joshua M. Dale, Esq.

PO Box 151
Monte Rio, CA, 95462




Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Discipline with Actual Suspension
    issued in CA, 2006


    This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

    Joshua’s comment: “This discipline resulted from a issue concerning representation of a prisoner witness in the case where I was representing another party. The State Bar decided I should not have talked to the prisoner witness without a lawyer for him.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Kuwatch AwardCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2009
Certificate of AppreciationSan Francisco State Univ. Paralegal Studies Program2008
Graduation Certificate of CompletionNational College for DUI Defense2003
Graduation Certificate of CompletionNational College for DUI Defense2002
Graduation Certificate of AchievementNational College for DUI Defense1998
Graduation Certificate of AchievementNational College for DUI Defense1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Board of DirectorCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association CDLA2006 - Present
Attorney at LawJoshua M. Dale, Esq.1995 - Present
Board of DirectorCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association CDLA1998 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Deuce DefendersExecutive Director / President2013 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationExecutive Director2006 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationBoard of Director1998 - Present DirectoryOwner1996 - Present DirectoryOwner1996 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember1994 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember1994 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - 2012
San Mateo County Bar AssociationMember1997 - 2006
National College of DUI DefenseMember1997 - 2006
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1995 - 2006
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1994 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In the matter of L. ProutSet Aside
In the matter of M. HipolitoSet Aside
In the matter of S. KingSet Aside
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Publication nameTitleDate
California DUI Lawyers Association CDLA WebsiteSo You are Taking a Simple First Offense DUI Case?2008
California DUI Lawyers Association CDLA WebsiteGive Your Clients Good Advice Now on Their New (or Old) DUI Conviction(s) w/ Probation2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National College for DUI DefenseSummer Sessionn/a2002
National College for DUI DefenseSummer Sessionn/a2001
National College for DUI DefenseWinter Sessionn/a2001
National College for DUI DefenseSummer Sessionn/a1998
National College For DUI DefenseSummer Sessionn/a1997
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
California State University, FresnoCriminologyBS - Bachelor of Science1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lunch Time Bar Association MeetingLaw Office Marketing and Internet SEO2007
Mendocino PD's All Day DUI ConferenceDUI Update - Drunk Driving Law2004
Lorman DUI Law SeminarDUI Drunk Driving Law Update2004
CPDA Annual DUI Seminar UpdateDUI Drunk Driving and DMV Hearing Methods2003
CDD Tuesday Night DinnerDUI Drunk Driving Marketing2002