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While we occasionally assist former clients with other areas of law, our focus is DUI Defense.  If you have questions about a DUI case in Sacramento, Placer, Yolo or El Dorado Counties give me a call.  You'll be pleasantly surprised when you call because we will be giving you information without pushing you to hire us.  We believe that people should make an informed decision when choosing an attorney.  I take a limited number of cases each year, giving me ample time for each person I represent.  My goal is to have the best clients, not the most. My clients all have my cell phone number and are invited to call as questions arise, rather than being restricted to Monday through Friday between 8 and 5. 


 


My father, Denis H. White, Sr., is now formally retired but I still visit with him regularly.  He attended night law school while working and raising me, my brother and four sisters.  Then he spent 28 years with the Sacramento County Public Defenders Office, until his retirement in 1998, where he handled every type of criminal case that came through the system.  You simply can't buy the type of experience he brought to this office, for the years he continued to keep his bar card active.


 


My father's father, Judge William A. White, died while I was in law school.  His graduating class at McGeorge Law School in 1937 consisted of exactly eight people.  His years in private practice were spent in the area of Probate Law.  In 1961, he was appointed to the bench in Sacramento County and served in that capacity for the rest of his working years.   What I learned from him, as a boy and later as a man, was less about the practice of law than just treating people fairly and honestly.


 


My office is devoted, almost entirely, to DUI defense.  On occasion, we get involved with run of the mill misdemeanor and felony criminal defense cases.  If you have questions or think this may be the right law firm for you, please call us at (916) 444-3300.


 


 

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Licensed

  1. DUI & DWI: 95%
    21 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 5%
    21 years

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Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Leslie Renae Ramos

    Mr. White is very skilled and knowledgeable in the area of DUI defense, and has provided me advice and assistance as a fellow attorney. I highly recommend him.

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Contact info

Law Office of Denis White

901 H Street
Suite 101
Sacramento, CA, 95814

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199405/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Sacramento Magazine's Top Lawyers ListSacramento Magazine2015
AIDUIA 2015 10 BestAIDUIA2015
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2014
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2014
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2013
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2013
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Denis White1994 - Present
Legal Research AssistantSacramento County Public Defender's Office1993 - 1994
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Public Defenders AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Better Business BureauMember Attorney2010 - Present
Martindale-HubbellMember2010 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationLawyer Member2007 - Present
Sacramento County Bar AssociationMember Lawyer1997 - Present
U.S. District Court Eastern District of CaliforniaAttorney Member1995 - Present
California State Bar AssociationAttorney Member1994 - Present
Capitol City Trial Lawyers AssociationLawyer Member2011 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v GRDUI case dismissed after filing. No loss of license.
People v. MADUI case rejected after almost one year. DMV APS set aside. No loss of driving privilege.
People v. DMThis second offense DUI case was rejected after nearly one year. No loss of license. Later filed for certificate of detention only, removing record of arrest.
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense7 hours Kuwatch Annual All Day DUI Updates2014
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense5 hours DUI Drugs2014
California Public Defenders AssociationDUI Defense4.75 Hours 5th annual DUI Defense Practice Institute2013
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense7 Hours All Day Kuwatch DUI Seminar2013
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense1.5 Hours Voir Dire in DUI Cases2013
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense1.5 Hours Scientific Evidence in DUI Cases2012
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense7 Hours Occupy DUI San Diego2012
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense5 Hours Occupy Fresno DUI Defense2012
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense1.5 Hours Laboratory Requirements in DUI Defense2012
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense7.0 Hours All Day DUI Defense Seminar San Francisco2012
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense1.5 Hours Change of Venue DUI Defense in Oakland2011
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense2.0 Hours Intro to Gas Chromatograph Part 22011
California DUI Lawyers AssocationDUI Defense4.0 Hours GERD, Trial Strategies, .01 DMV Suspensions2011
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense2.0 Hours Intro Blood Alcohol Chromatographs Part 12011
California DUI lawyers AssociationDUI Defense2.0 Hours DUI Defense San Francisco2011
California Public Defenders AssociationDUI Defense1.0 Hour Cross Examination of Criminalist in DUI Cases2011
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense2.0 Hours General DUI Defense Oakland2010
Robert F. La Pier & Associates(NHTSA) Standardized Field Sobriety Testing22.0 Hour SFST Test Certification2009
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense1.5 Hours Rising Blood Alcohol Defense in DUI Cases2009
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense3.0 Hours Partition Ratio in DUI Defense Oakland2009
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense7.0 Hours All Day Seminar 2009 San Francisco2009
Ventura College of LawPAS Device CertificationPOST Breath Alcohol Testing Device Certification2008
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense3.0 Hours DUI Defense Fresno2008
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI Defense7.0 Hours 2008 Seminar Rancho Mirage2008
California Deuce DefendersDUI Defense4.0 Hours DMV APS Hearings, Tactics & Strategies2004
Lorman Business CenterDUI Defense6.0 Hours DUI Strategies in Handling DUI cases2004
Lincoln Law School of SacramentoLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
American River Junior CollegeGeneral EducationAssociate of Arts1979
California State University, SacramentoCommunicationN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Effective Representation in Misdemeanor CasesDUI-Sacramento County Bar Association2015
Real DUI Court in Schools, Rio Americano High SchoolDUI Consequences for Under Age Drivers2011
Real DUI Court in Schools, Pleasant Grove High SchoolDUI Consequences for Under Age Drivers2011
Real DUI Court in Schools, Capital Christian SchoolDUI Consequences for Under Age Drivers2011
Real DUI Court in Schools, Rio Linda High SchoolDUI Consequences for Under Age Drivers2010
Real DUI Court in Schools, El Camino High SchoolDUI Consequences for Under Age Drivers2010