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Lance Daniel

Criminal defense Attorney at Sacramento, CA

5.0   23 reviews
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Lance

Learn Lance’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    General criminal defense trial practice including misdemeanor and felony cases.

    35 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    50%
    Criminal defense of those accused of misdemeanor and felony "drunk driving" and other traffic offenses.

    35 years, 4,000 cases

When I was a teenager my family moved from the midwest to Southern California.  To say the least, it was a culture shock: There was no snow, everybody had an electric garage door opener, and there were cars I only saw in movies.

After graduating college I decided to move somewhere I'd never been, where I didn't know a soul, and have a new adventure.

I thought, why not law school-- it'll be a challenge and I like challenges. So, I packed up and moved to Sacramento to attend Mc George School of Law-- At the time I had no idea Sacramento was to be my home for now over thirty (30) years.

Since moving to Sacramento I passed the bar, bought a house, hosted a popular weekend radio talk show, served as a Judge Pro Tem, made a lot of friends and good memories, and a lot more.  

I feel what sets me apart from other lawyers is not only that I'm local, established, and have over twenty five (25) years experience but the honest, direct, and accurate guidance I give my clients, and the high level of personal attention I give each.  For example, my clients get my cell number so they can call or text me directly, even after normal business hours.

Please take a moment to read my reviews.  I’m easy to talk with, straight forward, and you’ll feel better knowing I’ll be on your side.     

If you have been arrested for DUI in the Sacramento area, don’t wait. Call me today 

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Location

Lance Daniel
1107 2nd St., Ste. 330
Sacramento, CA, 95814

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Reviews

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Posted by Brock | April 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Job Well Done!
I did quite a bit of research and spoke with many attorneys, once I spoke with Lance I knew I found the right one. He helped me with my 2nd DUI among other charges. I obviously had anxiety due to the fact that I would most likely serve jail time. Lance took the time to text and call me throughout the process and definitely helped with my anxiety. He was more personable than I expected, which was really nice. He was able to keep me out of jail and helped me throughly. I honestly feel that I couldn't have found a better man for the Job, very perfessional and personable. I would and will recommend Lance Daniel to anyone seeking an attorney.
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Posted by Francisco | March 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Sacramento's best.
Excellent at his job ! I'm so glad I got to know Mr. Daniel, he is very comforting and helpful through stressful times. All I had to do is take breath, relax, do as he said, and Mr. Daniel took care of me. He does his best everyday until the case is settled. Very confident and also has a positive attitude to make the person feel like everything is going to be fine. Once again he's the best in Sacramento and would highly recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent All Around Service - Highly Recommended!
I was referred to Lance after being arrested for a DUI. I wasn't sure what to expect, as this was my first (and hopefully last) criminal offense. We spoke for about 20 minutes over the phone and he explained all of my options clearly and concisely. Lance put my anxiety at ease and I instantly knew to hire him as my attorney. I provided some necessary paperwork on my end and he handled just about everything from there. Lance recommended to test/re-test the alcohol level in my blood from the night of my arrest. He kept me posted every step of the way: where the results come from, what the results were, what our next course of action was, etc. The results came in and turns out my blood alcohol was lower (0.07%) than what was recorded in the breathalyzer. With this, Lance was able to reduce the DUI down to a wet reckless! Also, it is important to note that Lance appeared in court for me each time. Aside from the final court date, I didn't have to worry about taking time off from work.. He kept me informed of each court date. On the final court date, Lance and I met, but again I didn't have to step into the courtroom. We were able to talk about the results and tie up any loose ends (how/when I could get my license back, how this affects insurance, etc). If you're convicted of a DUI/DWI, contact Lance immediately. You will not be disappointed!
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Posted by James | January 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
I could not be more pleased with my decision to select Lance Daniel as my attorney for my DUI hearing. Getting a DUI can be an extremely stressful experience, and the most important thing is getting someone knowledgeable on your side. Not only does Lance have a plethora of experience, he also has the genuine personality and wit that immediately lets you know you are in good hands. I never had an issue getting in touch with Lance directly, and he made me feel extremely comfortable through the entire process. Along with this, the results of my case turned out better than I thought possible. Overall, I cannot thank Lance enough, and would suggest him to anyone in need of an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2016
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DUI
I couldn't believe this happened to me, and I gave Lance a call to see if he can help me. He helped me throughout the Process and assured me that he will do everything in his power to get me the best deal. Not only did I get my fines reduced but got my dui down to a reckless driving. I was pleased. Do not hesitate to give him a call if in trouble.
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2016
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smart, supportive & genuine
i consulted with about a dozen attorneys and chose lance. over the phone consultation he listened and then advised me how to go on whether or not i chose him. the dui process is awful but lance truly worked with my best interest. he answers questions and doles out honest even if not pleasant advice. thank you lance.
Posted by Renzo | September 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very Effective and Friendly
Lance is the best. I first hired him on 2008 for a DUI case. It was a tough case but he was able to reduce it to a Wet Reckless charge with the minimum fines. Now 8 years later I hired him again to help me expunge the conviction off my record. He took care of everything and I didn't have to do absolutely nothing! Great guy, very responsive and he knows very well how to navigate the court system. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2016
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Lance Daniel
Lance was a excellent pick when it came down to picking a lawyer super knowledgeable and friendly always just a call or text away will recommend to whoever needs a lawyer
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
High Blood Alcohol Level - Better Than Expected Result
I received my first DUI in January 2016. My blood alcohol level was >.20. I am so grateful that I did not cause an accident, nor did I injure anyone. After spending the night in jail, I was terrified and had no idea what to do next. A friend recommended Lance Daniel to represent me, and I am so glad she did. After my arrest, I went to residential treatment for 90-days. In my absence, Lance attended court dates for me, and extended my hearing until I returned from treatment. Lance handled everything for me in such a professional manner! Basically, I showed up for my court date, met Lance, discussed our strategy, and he took care of the rest. I ended up getting "time served" for my 90-day residential treatment, a 4-month mandatory suspended license, 9-months of DUI classes, etc. This was a small price to pay for driving under the influence with such a high blood alcohol level. Lance really knows the laws as well as how the Court runs in Sacramento. I would highly recommend Lance to anyone who needs representation for a DUI. I was definitely in good hands, and you will be too if you hire Lance.
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Posted by Stephen | July 1, 2016
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Great Attorney with Great Service
"Everyone hates attorneys....until you need on" is how the saying goes. And I needed an attorney on a private matter. While it took other attorneys 2-7 days to get a hold of me, Mr. Daniel called me within 8 hours of my call to him. May not sound important to many, but if one is totally unfamiliar with the law and is very nervous, it is critical to get an experienced attorney that makes you a priority...and right away. I will encourage any of my friends, family, or colleagues to utilize Mr. Daniel's service if there is ever a need. Mr. Daniel was there for me from the very start to the very end. And if there was ever a question or concern, I could just text him anytime. I made the right choice with Mr. Daniel.
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Friendly and Knowledgeable
Lance was able to put my mind at ease and answer all my questions. His years practicing law are evident, his knowledge of the law is amazing. He was so kind, and he made sure I understood all aspects of my case.
Posted by Lynn | June 30, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
No regrets when you hire Lance
Lance came highly recommended by two different attorneys who were friends. I needed an attorney experienced in handling DUI cases, and Lance exceeded my expectations. He was very thorough in explaining the law and what I could expect in court. And, most impressive of all, he was able to help with some "administrative" fallout from the DUI, which occurred a couple years after his representation ended. Truly a caring professional.
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Posted by Barrett | June 26, 2016
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Excellence in Law
Lance Daniel has been helping to defend me and has shown the specific tenacity in fighting for me that I was looking for from the start. He is professional, thorough, and works hard to uncover ever angle in your defense. Lance understands you as a person and will work hard to ensure you feel supported throughout the process. You can spin a Rolodex to find thousands of lawyers, but please trust me when I say, you really want the BEST when facing that courtroom. I recommend that you call Lance as he is the only Lawyer I would personally endorse or recommend. He was recommended to me by two others, and I am recommending him to you. It never hurts to call him. He will point you in a direction that is right for you and your case.
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Posted by David | April 22, 2016
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Great help
When I got into trouble, I didn't know where to turn and having the thought of all these lawyers that try to just get money from you, I didn't know where to turn. Lance was referred by a close friend with great feedback. It was the best decision I made
Posted by Johnny | April 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Reduced Punishment
Awesome guy really worked with me during a difficult time and provided great representation.
Posted by Mandi Garza | March 31, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Top notch Attorney
Mr.Daniel was very honest and up front with me. He said what he meant and did what he said he would do. He went the extra mile for me. He was very caring and concerned with my well being and my situation. He knows his craft well and pulls no punches. I would hire him again in a heart beat. I was extremely happy with the outcome. He was worth every penny.
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2016
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Phenomenal Attorney
Lance was a tremendous help in my case. He was highly professional, readily available, and his clever sense of humor made the situation all the more bearable. He was able to enter a plea deal for me that resulted in much more lenient penalties than I had originally anticipated. Lance, you were great!
Posted by Mannie | November 12, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Lance Helped me through a very difficult time.
Lance is a highly competent and professional Attorney. He argued my case with a commanding presence. He is worth every penny that was spent in my defense. I highly recommend his services to everyone.
Posted by Rod K | November 12, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
DUI Relief
I was faced with a criminal DUI offense, just a few minutes after being released from Mercy San Juan Hospital. I wasn't permitted to get high while in the Mercy San Juan Hospital, but without ANY warning from hospital personnel, I was intoxicated according to Citrus Heights Police and the Court. I REALLY needed to protect myself! I researched my options and contacted Lance Daniel. I wish you can understand, how his expertise, saved me from majorly devastating loss of transportation (I need to support my elderly Mom and my medical appointments) and freedom to be mobile.
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2015
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Thank You!
I engaged Lance Daniel to represent my daughter in a DMV matter. He handled the matter skillfully and obtained the best possible outcome. His responses to our many questions and concerns were always prompt and he took extra time explaining what would have otherwise been a very confusing and intimidating process. We would not hesitate to recommend his services to others.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Talk Show Host
  • Huth Broadcasting
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Humphrey's College
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Sacramento Superior Court
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Lance Daniel Attorney at Law
  • 1989 - 2015
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Sacramento District Attorney's Office
  • 1989 - 1989
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Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • San Diego State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Felony gun and drug charges
  • Reduced to misdemeanor. No probation, no jail, no fine. Client's legal property ordered returned.
  • Under age driver with bolod alcohol of 0.01 or higher
  • Suspension set-aside; driver's license returned.
  • DUI
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Actor
  • Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court
  • 2001
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2000
  • Best Actor
  • Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court
  • 2000
  • Best Actor
  • Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court
  • Law and Legal Ethics
  • 2001
  • Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court
  • Law and Legal Ethics
  • 2000
  • Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court
  • Law and Legal Ethics
  • 1999

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (1)
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Environmental and natural resources Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We worked together on a toxic tort case in Sacramento. He is very quick, thorough and perceptive. Trustworthy and ethical beyond rep[roach. Mr. Daniel works well with others but zealously looks out for the interests of his clients. Puts in long hours when needed."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lance is a hard working and knowledgeable defender. I see him wearing down the DA all the time. One of the good ones!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Lance for approximately 20 years and during that time he has consistently proven himself to be THE commensurate professional. Lance is prepared, knowledgeable, ethical and always places his client's best interests first. I do not hesitate to refer clients to this outstanding member of the bar."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Friend
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. I have known him for over thirty years and would recommend him to anyone in need of honest competent legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr Daniel is one of the brightest lawyers I know and he is certainly the most effective. His brilliant style incorporating strategic and tactical aspects of a case from beginning to the end greatly benefits his clients. The bottom line is he gets the job done more effectively than most lawyers out there. He is one outstanding practitioner who is both an excellent writer and a great litigator. I would trust him if I ever was in trouble."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lance is among the finest lawyers i know. His commitment to his clients is unparalleled."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Sacramento Criminal defense Lawyer Lance Daniel
Lance Daniel
Criminal defense Attorney
Sacramento, CA
Licensed for 34 years
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