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Jonathan Gonzales Founding Attorney


Jonathan Gonzales is a former police officer who began his career with a local agency in northern California. He attended California State University at Chico and obtained his B.A. in Political Science and Legal Studies, with a focus in Alternative Dispute Resolution. After he received his degree, he attended Lincoln Law School of Sacramento and received his Juris Doctorate (J.D) and graduated in the top 10 of his class, and received the highest grade (Amjur award) in Business organizations and Corporations.

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Internship at The Public Defender’s Office

While attending Lincoln Law School at night Mr. Gonzales worked as an intern at the Placer County Public Defender’s office where he wrote and argued a variety of motions, including the right to a speedy trial and illegal search and seizure motions where the cases were ultimately dismissed. There, he was able to work as a certified law student and was lead counsel in four jury trials against experienced prosecutors and received both not guilty verdicts and hung juries.

After taking and passing the bar exam on the first attempt, he received his license to practice law and he was immediately hired by the public defender’s office. Here he was quickly promoted to the DUI unit and handled both misdemeanor and felony DUI’s. There he obtained invaluable jury trial experience where most cases ended with successful results. In the first year at the public defender’s office as an attorney, he received an award for first runner-up for the most overall dismissals, good trial verdicts, and misdemeanor pleas in felony cases.

Former Police Officer and More

Along with his former police background and training, attorney Gonzales attended the Drug and Alcohol Recognition training (the same class police officers attended) and is able to use that to the benefit of his clients that are accused of DUI and being under the influence. Attorney Gonzales regularly attends seminars and training on how to defend DUIs and stays up to date with current Pharmacokinetics (the study of alcohol absorption and elimination).

Prior to starting The Gonzales Law Office in 2016, Mr. Gonzales was partners in a local firm that handled both criminal defense and civil litigation. There, Mr. Gonzales headed the criminal division of that firm and took part in the civil practice aspects as well. Mr. Gonzales is well diverse in both areas of litigation.

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How Can We Help You?

If you have been charged with a crime in Sacramento, CA then you will greatly benefit from the legal assistance of a trusted Sacramento criminal defense attorney from Gonzales Law Firm. Our firm has the skill and the experience that you need on your side in order to aggressively fight against the charges that have been made and the evidence brought in your case.

Attorney Gonzales has an element of experience that few other law firms can offer as an asset to their clients: police background. This allows our firm insight into the mind of a police officer, how probable cause is determined in the field, how evidence is gathered and used, and many other facets. We will be able to put our collective knowledge and experience to work for you if you choose to employ our skilled legal assistance.


California Public Defenders Association
  • California Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • California Public Defenders Association

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