About Jake

About Jake, Sonoma County DUI Lawyer


Member of the California Bar for 25 Years

Certified as Nationally Qualified DUI Standardized Field Sobriety Tests Practitioner (same as police), 2009

Over 1500 DUI & DMV Cases in Santa Rosa & Sonoma County

Drug DUIs, Boat, Bicycle and Golf Cart DUIs, Minors & Juveniles Zero Tolerance DUIs in Santa Rosa & Sonoma County

Suspended Licenses, DUI Probation Violations in Sonoma County, Multiple DUI Priors, Old DUI Priors, Out of State DUI Priors

Commercial Licenses, Professionals with DUIs & State Licensing Board Investigations

Chemical Test Refusals, High Alcohol Test Results, Rising Alcohol Defenses in DUI Cases in Sonoma County Court and Santa Rosa DMV

Elderly Drivers, DMV Physical & Mental Suspension Hearings at Santa Rosa and Petaluma DMV, Negligent Operator Suspensions

Direct & Cross Examination of Sonoma Officers, Witnesses & Experts in DUI Cases

DMV DUI Writ Appeals in Sonoma, Napa, Marin & Lake County Superior Courts


Low Fixed & Adjustable Rates for Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Cotati, Rohnert Park, Windsor, Sebastopol, Healdsburg, Cloverdale & Sonoma County Residents Arrested for DUI

Easy Online Pay Pal Credit Card or Bank Payments Accepted


DUI's Reduced to Traffic Infractions, "Dry Reckless," Public Intoxication, "Wet Reckless," & Attempted DUI

Sonoma County Court DUI Results that Prevent or Reverse Santa Rosa DMV License Suspensions

Driver's License Ins & Outs, Including Work & School Licenses, Bad Driver Points, Employer Pull Notices, Impoundments, Insurance, Rentals

Valuable Tips for Out of State Licensees, Including Home State Issues, Administrative vs. Criminal Effects, Clearing California DUI Holds

Sonoma County Court or Santa Rosa DMV Delays to Resolve Personal Issues or Ease Work, Family or School Impact

Sonoma County Alcohol/Drug Treatment, Anger Management, Family Counseling, Community Service Alternatives to Prosecution or Jail in DUI Cases

Critical Need Licenses for Sonoma Juveniles & Minors Arrested for DUI, Including Advice on How to Best Complete the Application

Coordination of Sonoma Superior Court DUI Cases & Santa Rosa DMV Results

Ins & Outs of Santa Rosa DUI Program Classes


Bay Area & Northern California Resident for 45 years, Sonoma County for over 18 years

U.C. Davis, Political Science & English, 1985, Dean's List Honors

U.C. Hastings Law School, San Francisco, Cum Laude Honors, 1988, Hast. Int'l Law Review

Member, Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino County Bar Associations

Member & Past Director, Russian River Chamber of Commerce

Former Bartender, Bar Manager, & Tavern Owner, Downtown Guerneville

Lives & Works in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County

Accessible: Cell Phone, Text & Email Directly to Jake

Trusted & Committed To Do Right

Trusted by DUI Colleagues & by Clients, their Spouses, Parents, Friends, & Employers

Law Clerk, Federal District Court, Hawaii

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, San Francisco, Corporate Law

Santa Rosa, Sonoma County DUI & Criminal Defense, continuing since 2002

Member, California DUI Lawyers Association

Volunteer Lawyer, Sonoma County Legal Aid "Driver License Retrieval Workshop" Free Monthly Santa Rosa Walk-In DUI, DMV & Traffic Clinic, continuing since 2005

Volunteer Lawyer, Sonoma County Legal Aid, Santa Rosa Women's Recovery Athena House, DUI, DMV & Misdemeanor Law Workshop, 2013

Volunteer Lawyer, Sonoma County Legal Services Foundation, Santa Rosa Women's Recovery Athena House, DUI, DMV & Misdemeanor Law Workshop, 2012

Volunteer Lawyer, Mock Court DUI Arraignments, Empire Law School, 2012

Participant, Sonoma County Community Development Commission River Area Shelter and Downtown Task Group on Homelessness, 2011

Volunteer Lawyer, Police Accountability Clinic and Helpline, Sonoma County, continuing since 2009

Volunteer Lawyer, DUI & Police Presentation to Santa Rosa High School Students, 2009

Volunteer Lawyer, DUI & Police, Presentation to Sonoma County Juvenile Hall Inmates, 2009

Volunteer Lawyer, Police Liaison, Sonoma County O/22 Rally Against Police Brutality, 2009

Volunteer Lawyer, DUI, DMV & Police Presentation to Windsor Community Students, 2008

Volunteer Lawyer, Northern California Cannabis Harvest Festival, Sebastopol, 2007

Volunteer Lawyer, Guerneville/Sonoma County Homeless Count, 2007

Recognized for "Service to the Under Privileged," Legal Aid of Sonoma County, 2006

Jake has defended clients in the Superior Courts of Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Marin, San Mateo, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Sacramento, Humboldt, Lake, Shasta, Tehama, Butte, Riverside, San Luis Obispo and Kern Counties, and defended driver licenses in DMV hearings with the DMV Driver Safety Offices in San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, Redding, San Bernardino and Oxnard.

**Understand that great ideas and past resolutions are not a prediction or guarantee of an outcome in your unique circumstances; no Sonoma County DUI lawyer can ethically guarantee a certain result. A DUI attorney's legal advice will only be provided after being retained and after thorough legal analysis.