A knowledgeable, experienced criminal defense attorney. Charged with a crime? Call Me!
Hello. I am Chris Parkhurst. Choosing a criminal defense attorney can be difficult and stressful. My goal is to make you comfortable, and explain your options at no obligation. I am currently accepting new clients who need help from a skilled criminal defense attorney.
I focus on criminal defense because I love to help people who are down on their luck. Moreover, the power the police and the district attorneys have can be frightening. I believe it is important to have checks and balances in the system.
I have developed a sterling reputation in the Sacramento courts and surrounding areas. My clients appreciate the personalized service I provide as part of my criminal defense representation. Very few other attorneys work as closely with their clients as I do. Further I am one of a select few criminal defense attorneys in the Sacramento Area to have received the coveted Martindale- Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 designation. This is Martindale-Hubell's most prestigious award reserved for the very best attorneys in their field of practice. I was also awarded the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers Award in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
I serve Sacramento and other Northern California locations, from the Bay Area to the Sierras. I am proud to have helped hundreds of clients achieve successful resolutions in difficult circumstances and I will put my criminal defense experience to work for you for at a very affordable fee.
I am a skilled negotiatior and proven trial attorney. Some of my more recent trials have been covered by the media and links to these articles can be found on my website.
Good luck. Please call 916-277-8299 to set up a free and confidential consultation. Thank you for viewing my profile.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Rated Attorney-Drunk Driving Defense||Lead Counsel||2014|
|Rated Attorney -Criminal Law||Lead Counsel||2014|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Plumas Unified School District||1986|
|Senior Trial Attorney||The Law Offices Of Christopher Parkhurst||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Imhoff & Associates, PC||2011 - Present|
|Owner||The Law Offices of Christopher Parkhurst||2010 - Present|
|Managing Attorney||Earl Carter and Associates||2008 - 2010|
|Associate Attorney||Louder Law Group||2006 - 2007|
|Senior Analyst||Contra Costa County||1999 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys||Founding Member||2015 - Present|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Sacramento County Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Sacramento County Bar Association, Constitutional Law and Civil Rights Section||Member||2011 - Present|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1999 - Present|
|Chris Parkhurst Law Blog||A Sacramento Attorney Explains Prior DUI's||2015|
|Chris Parkhurst Law Blog||Sacramento Criminal Defense: More of an Art Than a Science||2014|
|Chris Parkhurst Law Blog||DUI Defense Takes a Hit From the Supreme Court||2014|
|Sacdefenselawyers.com Blog||What's All This Talk Around Sacramento About Prop 47?||2014|
|News & Views||Contra Costa County Public Authority||2003|
|News and Views (Newsletter)||Contra Costa County Public Authority||2002|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|University of California Davis||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|University of California - Riverside||N/A||N/A|
|DUI In the Classroom||DUI Sentencing||2013|
|DUI in the Classroom||DUI Consequences||2013|
|Discovery and Evidence in the Era of Social Media||Obtaining Social Media Discovery and Evidence; and Using it in Court||2011|
|Bidders Conference||Request for Proposals||2004|
|Board of Supervisors Meeting||Contra Costa County Childrens Report Card||2003|
|People v. Dungey||DIsmissed|
|State of California v. Wilkinson (2014)||Case Dismissed|
|People v. Bisi (2013)||Reckless driving misdemeanor|
|People vs. Kumar (2013)||Not Guilty (four counts); one count dismissed by court on defense motion; and prosecution dismissed both remaining counts thereafter.|
|People v. Mathiesen-Dunne (2011)||Not Guilty of felony 273(a)(a) charge|
|People v. Escamilla (2011)||Dismissed by the prosecution after trial|
|People v. Carter (Case # 08F08077)||Dismissal of all charges|
|People v. Pannu (2009)||Acquitted of 3rd DUI after jury trial|
|People v. M. Hernandez (2010)||Dismissed by judge|
|People v. Dickson (Case # P06CRM1799-1)||Dismissal after opening argument|
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