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Joshua Matthew Dale

DUI and DWI Attorney at Santa Rosa, CA

4.9   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2006

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2006. See details

About Joshua

Learn Joshua’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    75%
    One of the best DUI lawyers in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California for DUI drunk driving cases.

    30 years

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    One of the best criminal defense lawyers in the San Francisco Bay Area for light criminal cases.

    30 years

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.


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    San Francisco DUI attorney JoshuaDale has moreexperience and qualifications for DUI cases than his colleagues andcompetitors in the San Franciscobayarea - over a decade in bay area DUI defense. He has beento jurytrial, onappeal, and fights for his clients constantly. He specializesin DUI defenseandother related criminal matters. Whether you have a drunk driving ordrug driving matter, felony or misdemeanor, give Josh Dale a call foran opinion on your case.

     California criminal law andCalifornia DUI lawis complex and Josh'sbackground, unique training and education, is a perfect match for yourcase - he gives free case evaluations and accepts phonecalls himself -you don't reach an answering service or a central DUI intake secretaryor investigator - you talk to Josh Dale.

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

     Josh has personally handled morethan a thousand California DUI matters both forCalifornia residents and non-residents, as well as out-of-staters. Hisfirm emphasizes DUI and criminal defense. He has the reputation andcredibility with the local courts and DMV offices, and the judges,clerks, and district attorneys to effectively and successfullyrepresent you.

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Location

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
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Brian | July 13, 2015
Best choice I've made!
Just stopping by to say thank you once again for all your hard work and dedication on my case. You without a doubt are the reason my case turned out as favorable as it did!! Any reading this I can assure you without a doubt that Josh is 100% your guy to have in your corner should you find yourself or someone you know in need of the best D.U.I. Attorney hands down! Thanks again Josh!
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Posted by STAS | August 22, 2011
This guy is great and not like the rest
Josh is a great attorney. He is very honest and will tell you like it is. He is very reasonable priced as well. He doesn't sound like a salesman like the rest of the attorneys I talked to.
Posted by Peter | June 11, 2010
Great experience working with Joshua Dale
Unfortunately, I was stopped with while driving with my wife from San Francisco to Santa Cruz. After a family friend recommended Joshua, I called him the next day and was immediately reassured based on the facts of the case. Joshua gave me advice and helped me to understand what would happen next. Ultimately, the case was dismissed just as Joshua counseled me it would. I highly recommend Joshua. Do yourself a favor and give Joshua a call if you ever find yourself in need of an experienced and honest DUI attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2009
Drew
He was very helpful in getting me through my case with the DMV. His e-mail responses were generally very prompt and I would highly reccomend him.
Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2008
The right choice
Choosing a DUI lawyer in the Bay area is one of the most stressful things ever encountered. Thank goodness for Josh Dale. Josh turned out to be the most resourceful, helpful and well-informed DUI attorney one could ever hope for. Many thanks for doing what you do, Mr. Dale. I truly appreciate what you have done for me.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2008
This guy is the bomb!
Josh really knows his DUI stuff. I wouldn't hesitate to refer anybody to him. He writes and teaches other lawyers, and has a big practice, doing only DUI's and DUI related matters. He's a frequent speaker and, well, I just can't say enough good stuff about this lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2008
Independent Consultant
Mr. Dale is what each of us looks for in a lawyer. He is straightforward, treats his clients with respect, and lets you know that he realizes you are intelligent and take responsibility for your life, but find yourself in a situation where you need help. He is direct yet does not intimidate you with a cold "professional" facade. He has a sense of humor, a refreshing change from many in the profession. He is very knowledgable in his field but does not mind taking the time to explain "the simple" to a client. I would recommend Mr. Dale to family, friends, anyone in need of quality support and legal assitance.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2008
Previous Client
Josh was straight forward and direct on my options with my DUI case. He has in-depth DUI knowledge and I am happy with my trial outcome as he researched and provided options. I would recommend him to fight someone's DUI.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2006.

Discipline with Actual Suspension issued in CA, 2006
updated on 01/20/2016

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.”

Work Experience

  • Board of Director
  • California DUI Lawyers Association CDLA
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney at Law
  • Joshua M. Dale, Esq.
  • 1995 - Present
  • Board of Director
  • California DUI Lawyers Association CDLA
  • 1998 - 2006

Education

  • National College for DUI Defense
  • n/a
  • 2002
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • n/a
  • 2001
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • n/a
  • 2001
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • n/a
  • 1998
  • National College For DUI Defense
  • n/a
  • 1997
  • Golden Gate Univ SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • California St Univ Fresno
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • In the matter of L. Prout
  • Set Aside
  • In the matter of M. Hipolito
  • Set Aside
  • In the matter of S. King
  • Set Aside
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Associations

  • Deuce Defenders
  • Executive Director / President
  • 2013 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Executive Director
  • 2006 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Board of Director
  • 1998 - Present
  • DUI-Help.com Directory
  • Owner
  • 1996 - Present
  • gotDUI.com Directory
  • Owner
  • 1996 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2012
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2006
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2006
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2006
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Kuwatch Award
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • 2009
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • San Francisco State Univ. Paralegal Studies Program
  • 2008
  • Graduation Certificate of Completion
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2003
  • Graduation Certificate of Completion
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2002
  • Graduation Certificate of Achievement
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 1998
  • Graduation Certificate of Achievement
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 1997
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Lunch Time Bar Association Meeting
  • Law Office Marketing and Internet SEO
  • 2007
  • Lorman DUI Law Seminar
  • DUI Drunk Driving Law Update
  • 2004
  • Mendocino PD's All Day DUI Conference
  • DUI Update - Drunk Driving Law
  • 2004
  • CPDA Annual DUI Seminar Update
  • DUI Drunk Driving and DMV Hearing Methods
  • 2003
  • CDD Tuesday Night Dinner
  • DUI Drunk Driving Marketing
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (67)
Given (54)
Endorse Joshua
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Josh for over 20 years and I have attended over 25 DUI/Criminal Defense workshops where he was present. He is the best and he is very kind person, very well informed on the law."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is a very knowledgable and experienced attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.This lawyer has an expertise in DUI defense. By attending DUI seminars throughout the year to keep up on the latest in the law, field sobriety testing, blood testing, and breath testing, this attorney is an asset to the clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with gusto!! He runs the California DUI Lawyers Association for goodness sake! There is nobody in Northern California who is better prepared or capable in the field of DUI defense. His organizational skills, persistence, and knowledge all contribute to the great results he is able to achieve. You can not go wrong with this attorney at your side."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Josh at DUI events and was impressed by his knowledge of DUI law. Josh is a dedicated lawyer who fights for his clients' rights. I recommend him to anyone facing DUI issues."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is a gifted DUI attorney that fights hard for his clients. If you are in need of legal representation for a DUI, I strongly encourage you to consult with Josh. If you are lucky, he will take your case."
Education Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is "the man" in the Bay Area. I send all my referrals in that area to him because he is the most respected and feared DUI attorney in that area. Highly recommended."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Josh Dale is one of the best DUI defense lawyers in the bay area. Whenever I have a client who has been arrested in the bay are I always give them Josh's number. I know my bay area clients are in good hands with attorney Dale working on their case. His experience, professionalism and success is unparalleled."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Dale knows DUI law as well as anyone in the State, and is an aggressive and sharp defense attorney. If you hire him, he will fight for you. He is respected among his DUI peers for both his leadership and tireless dedication to each client. This extends to the greater good, including standing up against the relentless political pressure to slam DUI defendants at every turn. I have personally observed his work in the San Francisco courts, and know that Mr. Dale is an excellent ally for anyone charged with driving under the influence."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Do not know Mr. Dale personally. However his contributions on AVVO have shown he is well qualified."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Josh since I became a member of the California DUI Lawyers Association, which he has been a HUGE part of for years. He is an amazing source of knowledge when it comes to any legal issues pertaining to DUI defense, and I fully endorse him in that practice area."
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Santa Rosa DUI and DWI Lawyer Joshua Matthew Dale
Joshua Matthew Dale
DUI and DWI Attorney
Santa Rosa, CA
Licensed for 29 years
Free Consultation
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2006. See details