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Top Criminal Defense / Personal Service & Individual Attention

Criminal Law Defense with a Personal Focus

Since 1997 I, Criminal Defense Attorney Jonathan Turner have been representing individuals and corporations being investigated, accused and charged with crimes all over Northern California. I pride myself in providing my clients with first-class, personalized service. When you hire the Law Office of Jonathan Turner, I, Jonathan Turner with my numerous years of experience will be personally representing you throughout the arduous criminal justice process. You will not be pawned off on some other attorney or associate. Rather your case will be handled by me and solely by me.

My approach to criminal defense and representing clients goes well beyond just making court appearances. Upon retention as your lawyer I will immediately go into action. This means meeting with you, the client, in my office or the jail, if you are in custody, to discuss the case in depth. This also means obtaining the police reports and any and all other evidence related to the case. I pride myself on doing exhaustive research and investigation regarding every case so that my client’s get absolutely the best defense possible. I do not just wait until court to discuss your case with the district attorney/prosecutor. Rather, I make every effort to discuss your case with the prosecutor days or weeks prior to court so that you get the best outcome possible when the case returns to court for hearing. I also pride myself on keeping my client’s constantly informed of their case’s status. It is my policy to return my client’s telephone calls and emails the same day they are received.

Since 1997 I, Criminal Defense Law Attorney Jonathan Turner, have handled nearly every type of criminal-related case from simple traffic infractions and misdemeanors on up to the most serious felonies. I have vast experience in handling the following types of cases:

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

  • DUI with Priors
  • DUI with Injury
  • Hit and Run
  • Evading the Police
  • Under 21 and Juvenile DUI
  • Felony DUI
  • DUI Involving Prescription Drugs/Medication


  • Assault/Battery
  • Petty Theft/Shoplifting
  • Drug Possession
  • Domestic Violence
  • Illegal Firearm Possession
  • Disturbing the Peace (CA Penal Code section 415)
  • Resisting Arrest (CA Penal Code section 148)
  • Vandalism
  • Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor
  • Minor in Possession of Alcohol (MIP)
  • Trespassing
  • Child Annoyance (CA Penal Code section 647.6)


  • Grand theft
  • Embezzlement
  • Receipt of Stolen Property
  • Identity Theft
  • Computer-Related Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Possession, Sales and Transportation
  • Marijuana Cultivation
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Fraud
  • Child Abuse
  • Spousal Abuse
  • Firearm Cases
  • White Collar and Corporate Crimes
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder

Cleaning Up/Clearing Criminal Records and History

  • Expungements/Set Aside and Dismissal (CA Penal Code section 1203.4)
  • Early Probation Termination (CA Penal Code section 1203.3)
  • Reduction of Felonies to Misdemeanors (CA Penal Code section 17(b))
  • Findings of Factual Innocence (CA Penal Code section 851.8)
  • Deleting Arrest Records/Detention Only Findings (CA Penal Code section 849.5/851.6)
  • Sealing and Destroying Juvenile Criminal Records/History
  • Sealing and Destroying Drug Diversion Records

Juvenile Criminal Law Cases

  • School Expulsion Proceedings and Hearings

Traffic Court Cases and Citations

  • Driving on a Suspended License
  • Reckless Driving
  • Speed Contests
  • Speeding Tickets
  • Trucking/Big Rig Tickets

Drivers License/DMV Cases

  • DMV Administrative Per Se Hearings
  • DMV License Suspension Hearings Regarding Negligent Operator Suspensions
  • DMV License Suspension Hearings Regarding Seizures and Other Medical Conditions
  • Applications for Restricted and Critical Needs Licenses
  • Administrative Writs of Mandamus (Writs of Mandate) to Challenge License Revocation

Restraining Orders

  • Assistance in Filing/Obtaining Civil Harassment and Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • Assistance in Contesting/Fighting/Defending Against Restraining Orders

As well as handling nearly every type of criminal law-related type case since 1997, I have handled cases in most Northern California courts including:

  • Sacramento County Superior Court
  • Yolo County Superior Court (Davis, Woodland and West Sacramento)
  • Placer County Superior Court (Roseville, Rocklin, Auburn, Tahoe City)
  • Solano County Superior Court (Fairfield, Vallejo)
  • El Dorado County Superior Court (El Dorado Hills, South Lake Tahoe)
  • San Joaquin County Superior Court
  • Stanislaus County Superior Court
  • Contra Costa County Superior Court
  • San Francisco County Superior Court
  • Colusa County Superior Court
  • Butte County Superior Court
  • Napa County Superior Court
  • Glenn County Superior Court
  • Amador County Superior Court

If you or a loved one is accused, investigated or charged with a crime, you are understandably extremely stressed and concerned. I, Jonathan Turner understand what you are going through and pledge to do everything in my power to assist you through this difficult time. My Sacramento, California criminal defense practice is based on providing those accused of crimes with the best possible outcome. This means I will listen to you, analyze your case, conduct thorough research, and advocate and defend you in court to the fullest degree.