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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 B.A. 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 jury verdicts.

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).

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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.

Memberships

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

  • POST certification 2001, Yuba College (Police Academy)
  • B.A., Political Science/Legal Studies, California State University at Chico
  • J.D. Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
  • Drug and Alcohol Recognition P.O.S.T Certificate

Reasons to Choose Gonzales Law Office

An Unwavering Drive to Fight for the Accused
  • Licensed to practice in all California and Federal courts

  • Featured in an article on Fox40 for our commitment to the law and impressive legacy

  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ and rated Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers

  • Attended drug & alcohol recognition training for a Drug and Alcohol Recognition P.O.S.T Certificate

  • Former police officer with experience in the DUI Unit at the Public Defender’s Office

  • A dedicated trial lawyer with an undefeated record of results for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019

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