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Byron Ingram Roope

Criminal defense Attorney at Sacramento, CA

5.0   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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About Byron

Learn Byron’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Attorney Roope has been a premier criminal defense attorney in California since 2008. If you've been accused of a crime in California, you'll need a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense lawyer to aggressively defend you, call him today.

    16 years, 5,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    If you've been issued a DUI in the state of California, expect the state to throw the book at you. Whether it's your first or not, or you're looking to protect your CDL or not, you'll need to call Attorney Rooper today to defend yourself.

    16 years, 10,000 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    California makes it illegal to commit an assault or battery against another person. If the victim is your spouse, cohabitant, dating partner, or parent of your child, the laws in California make the allegation far more serious.

    16 years, 5,000 cases

  4. Violent crime
    Murder | Attempted Murder | Aggravated Assault | Manslaugher | Armed Robbery | Gun Crimes | Hit & Run | Abduction | Malicious Wounding If you have been accused of a crime in California, contact Attorney Roope today for representation you deserve.

    16 years, 3,500 cases

  5. Expungement
    If you took a plea agreement, or were convicted after trial we can help. Often times we can petition the court to expunge your record. In certain cases we can have a felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor, terminate probation early, and more.

    16 years, 10,000 cases

Byron I. Roope founded the Law Office of Byron Roope in 2012.  From the time he was young, Byron knew that he wanted to be an attorney. He comes from a family of attorneys and always desired to follow in the same path. As an undergraduate at Utah State University, he majored in Law and Constitutional Studies, focusing on courses that would give him a solid foundation in the law. Following his graduation from Utah State, he attended McGeorge School of Law. It was there that he developed his love for the courtroom, excelling in the school’s Trial Advocacy program and serving on the Mock Trial Team.

Before opening his own firm, Byron gained invaluable experience as a Criminal Defense Attorney representing people in all types of matters; from a commercial speeding ticket that could cost a truck driver his job if convicted, to serious felonies that would send his clients to prison for decades.  Previous to his time as a Defense Attorney, Byron worked as an attorney for the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office. Over a two year period, he handled thousands of cases, gaining valuable insight into exactly what it takes for a case to be charged and brought to trial. As a result, he can identify potential pitfalls and weaknesses in the evidence brought against his clients, often long before those cases go to court.

In his spare time, Byron performs as an actor and trumpet player for various local theater companies and orchestras.

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Law Office of Byron Roope
1007 7th St.
Suite 303
Sacramento, CA, 95814

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Posted by Jonathan | May 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!
Byron was everything my family needed and more! My family member was charged with very serious felony robbery charges. He was there every step with us and was always ready to explain the next steps. In the end he resolved the case in a way I didn't think was possible. Well worth every penny we paid him!
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Money well spent
I had a reckless driving ticket with some other DUI complications. I found Byron on Yelp. He was quick to respond to my request for help. He gave me some idea of what to expect and the potential results. He knew his stuff. They were scary but not guaranteed. I didn't like the idea of going to jail for six months and that was looming over my head. He was able to get the charges and fines reduced and keep me out of jail. Putting Byron on my team was definitely a good decision. I recommend him highly!
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Posted by Gary | March 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Courteous, Knowledgeable, and Detailed-Orientated
I was pulled over for minor speeding and was hit with two other correctable offenses in the same stop (the officer was having a bad day). I hired Byron to defend me and he did an amazing job. He was courteous, knowledgeable, and organized. I call to check-in a few days before my court date and he was still aware of my situation and had all the facts straight. The other reviewers here are right and Byron surely deserves the 5-star rating. I would definitely recommend him to my friends or anyone else if you need legal help in NorCal.
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Posted by Owen | October 28, 2014
The best I could have asked for!
Within minutes Byron returned my initial call to him, even on the weekend. Clearly he understood my situation and guided me toward the easiest and best outcome for me. He always, promptly kept me informed with honest updates and comments. He communicated the best possible for me, by email, text and phone. Byron always made me feel more comfortable after each contact. He knows the law and knows how to act in my favor. His experience as a former prosecutor contributes to his expertise as a great defense attorney. I encourage you to consider all of the Yelp reviews and would highly recommend Mr. Roope for any issue. He is terrific! There are not enough stars to rate Byron what he deserves.
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Posted by Zach | February 18, 2014
The Best!
I was charged with some very serious felony charges. I knew I had gotten myself into trouble, but was scared of going to jail for a long long time. I contacted Mr. Roope after reading his good reviews and he was immediately able to help. He was very thoughtful and met with me many times as we worked through my case. In the end he was able to get one charge reduced to a misdemeanor and the other completely dismissed! I am very very happy to have found him and would continue to recommend him to anyone. Thanks Byron!
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Posted by Alexandra | May 7, 2013
You Won't Be Sorry!
I met Byron through a friend of mine who works at the Roseville Chamber of Commerce, to which he is a long standing member. This verbal Roseville Chamber referral told me he was credible from the start. The timeliness of his responses as well as the attentiveness in noting all the details of my case was also extremely impressive. He quickly gathered all information needed including paperwork, video, and any additional details. Bryon explained options in terms that I could understand - which put me at ease right away. I knew “the plan.” He kept me updated on a regular basis, and was sure to tell me of any news that had come his way. The court date was set very quickly, which told me Byron had immediately started working on my case – this was very comforting – I was reassured that he was on top of it. And because he is efficient, Byron was actually able to dismiss my ticket without even going to court! What a life saver. I ditched the ticket but gained a new lawyer and friend who I know I can depend on. Byron will definitely be my lawyer going forward. I would highly recommend Bryon Roope to anyone, working with him is a breeze. He is a genuinely nice guy. You would be mistaken for passing up the opportunity to hire him.
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Posted by Chuck | April 23, 2013
Best DUI Attorney in Sacramento Area; He can get you the BEST results possible
Listen, NEVER represent yourself in DUI cases. I can personally tell you that even the smartest and savy educated persons NEEDS and attorney when it comes to the quagmire of DUI court, DMV hearings, and outcome options. I HIGHLY reccomend Byron Roope to reperesent you in a DUI case. Not only did he fight hard for my case but he put maximum effort into getting me the best results possible. Byron literally saved me thousands of dollars and my career!
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Posted by Mike | February 6, 2013
Finally, an attorney you can trust and who knows what he is doing!! I was in court floundering last week trying to decide between getting a PD or getting my own attorney and saw this guy argue the case in front of mine. I got his number and hired him on the spot. He listened to what I had to say (all of it), believed in me and explained what was going to happen next. He even set it up so that I didn't have to go to court in person (I was going to lose my job if I missed work again). He was able to get the charges reduced as well as the fines. He also appeared at DMV and was able to convince them to allow me to drive to and from work. I know from experience I only had 10 days to work with DMV and I also know from experience the PD will NOT represent you at DMV. Byron is a great guy and an excellent attorney. I hope I never need him again but if I do, I will call him first instead of second.
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Posted by Ryan | January 28, 2013
Byron is the BEST!!!!
Byron represented me in a criminal case in Sacramento -- Byron was very good about returning my calls and knew the answers to all of my questions -- what would happen next -- what might happen if I didn't take a deal -- how could I best stay out of jail.... He worked with my bail bondsman and KNEW the DDA who had my case :):) (Apparently he used to work for the DA's Office). I hope I never need him again but if I do I would hire him! He was WELL worth the money.
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Posted by Diane | January 24, 2013
Retain Byron, otherwise you will waste your money if you hire anyone else!
I received my second DUI in Sacramento and hired a firm I thought would be able to handle my case because of their "experience" and "specializing" in this area of law. Instead my case was assigned to a brand new attorney at the firm who had no experience and missed court hearings and phone appointments. I tried to set up an appointment in the office and after several unreturned calls and only letting me talk to the attorney by phone, I decided it was time to look for a different attorney. I thought it may have been a mistake to even hire an attorney and should have handled this myself. THEN, I was personally referred to Byron Roope and I couldn't have made a better decision. He made our appointments convenient for my schedule or even by phone if I couldn't make it into the office. He updated me on the status of my case even when things were only pending. He handled my case like I was his top priority and the best part of all he was able to personally appear at all of my hearings so I wouldn't have to miss work. He was worth every penny I paid to him and more. I will be referring many people to Byron Roope!
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Posted by Brian | October 13, 2012
Byron Roope works for his clients best interests!!
Very glad when our son's case was taken over by Byron!! The case was NOT going anywhere, and we were never kept up to date by the previous attorney. Constantly had to call to get any info!! Byron, from the start, informed of us the status; his strategy; discussed options and his recommendations for what the best goal was to try to achieve for the case outcome. He did what he said he would do, AND called us to inform us of the progress and decissions that needed to be made. Byron worked for the best overall outcome, AND achieved it! THANK YOU Byron for your help, advisement and case closure!!!
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Posted by Angela | September 2, 2012
I was dubious to the whole idea, but...
I got a speeding ticket and I couldn't not afford anymore points on my record. I was talking to my husband about it when he suggested hiring an attorney. I was skeptical at first. But after our attorney, Mr. Byron Roope, got the ticket dismissed, I knew that it was worth it. He got it dismissed without any points and we didn't have to pay for the ticket either. I already referred him to a couple of my friends and to family members and I will refer him to anyone I know with a ticket. He is a prossional, I was really happy and still am.
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Posted by Debbie | April 19, 2012
Thanks for your help in my CDL case. You saved my Job! Great Work!
Posted by Ryan Matthew | April 2, 2012
Byron represented me in a criminal case in Sacramento -- Byron was very good about returning my calls and knew the answers to my questions. He worked with my bail bondsman and knew the DDA who had my case :):) (Apparently he used to work for the DA's Office). I hope I never need him again but if I do I would hire him! He was WELL worth the money!
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Byron Roope
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Crowell Law Offices
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Certified Legal Research Assistant
  • Sacramento District Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2009


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Utah State University
  • Undergraduate
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DUI with Injury - possible exposure 10 years of prison
  • Charge reduced to a misdemeanor. Client plead to minimum 48 hours in jail, 3 month alcohol class. No felony or strike on record
  • Residential Burglary and Receiving Stolen Property
  • Burglary dismissed, credit time served
  • Violation of Probation on Felony Drug charges
  • Resolved for 40 days of work project, no jail time
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (11)
Endorse Byron
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Byron is charismatic, intelligent, and knowledgable. He genuinely cares for his clients and he works his hardest to get them the best deal possible. I wholeheartedly endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Byron for 14 years. He is a superb advocate who excels at his craft, and does it with wit, charm, and professionalism. I highly recommend this attorney for any of your criminal defense needs."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Byron as a fellow lawyer in the community. I have personally seen Byron in action with the local judiciary, District Attorneys office, and other lawyers. In my 10 plus years of experience I can honestly state that he is one of the most intelligent, results oriented, excellent attorneys I have come across during my work. Byron's insight as to the relevant law, his ability to issue spot solutions, coupled with his negotiation skills allow him to execute his duties at an elite level. Byron cares about his clients and is brave, eloquent, and knowledgeable in the court room. Great attorney! Steve Whitworth"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Byron Roope is well respected among judges, district attorneys and fellow defense attorneys. Byron’s clients can’t go wrong with him on their side."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Byron works very hard for his clients. In turn, his clients express utmost confidence in him and gratitude for his help. I personally refer him cases without concern."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I always enjoy working with Byron. He keeps up on all the latest changes in the law and uses his knowledge effectively to represent his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Roope is a fantastic advocate for his clients. I have seen him in court on several occasions and he never ceases to stand up for the rights of his clients. I highly recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've had the pleasure of working with Attorney Roope in the court room. He is an excellent attorney and works hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Byron is a very personable yet professional attorney who offers quality representation to his clients. He doesn't hesitate to reach out his hand to people in need of help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Roope is a proficient attorney, who knows his craft. I refer anyone who needs private counsel for criminal issues to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Roope is a conscientious, responsive, energetic and capable defense attorney. I have seen him practice in courts across Northern California and know that he has specialized expertise in DUI and traffic law. Many DUI lawyers avoid traffic law, but Mr. Roope is a ready defender in traffic court. He fights hard to protect his client's rights and to achieve favorable case outcomes. I endorse Mr. Roope and his work."
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