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About Us

Searching for an experienced Sacramento DUI Lawyer or criminal defense attorney? Shocked at the fees others have quoted you? Your Sacramento Defense Attorney search is over.

I aggressively defend DUIs, all misdemeanors and most felonies in all Northern California courts. I am committed to providing outstanding legal service, and getting the best results possible for you. I approach every case focused on getting the best outcome. I fight for you to keep the powerful criminal justice system in check. In most cases, you will not have to attend court, as I will personally handle your case. Unless we go to trial, I will appear in court for you, and your employer won’t miss you at work.

Guided by the principle that every person deserves aggressive advocacy at a reasonable fee, I will explain the law and the system and be at your side — each step of the way — fighting for you.

Your case is important, so you should act today for immediate help. I will take the time to understand your personal situation and to help you through this difficult time. Call 916-277-8299 today for a free consultation at my conveniently located office at 7th and J streets, across from Downtown Plaza.

Christopher Parkhurst

Mr. Parkhurst earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. He graduated from U.C. Davis with a B.A. in International Relations and a minor in Education. He became licensed to practice law in 1999.

A skilled negotiator and private criminal practitioner, Mr, Parkhurst has defended hundreds of clients charged with crimes from misdemeanors to serious felonies in more than 30 of California’s 58 counties. He is licensed to practice in all State courts and the United States District Court Northern and Eastern districts of California. He has obtained dismissals and acquittals in Sacramento, Yolo and Placer counties and has successfully conducted multiple court and jury trials.

Mr. Parkhurst personally handles your criminal case, DUI representation, DMV Administrative Per Se hearing, and U.S. Bankruptcy Court trustee meetings, when applicable.

Before opening a solo criminal defense firm, Mr. Parkhurst practiced for two Sacramento criminal defense firms. His diverse professional experience includes time as a group home counselor, special education teacher, social services contract developer and Head Start program administrator.

Mr. Parkhurst is an active member in professional organizations including the California DUI Lawyers Association, the Sacramento County Bar Association, California Deuce Defenders and the California Public Defenders Association. In his spare time, he enjoys the company of family and friends, travel, the beach, and competing in individual and team sports.

Stephen Schofield

Stephen Schofield is a criminal defense attorney in northern California. Stephen joined our firm in 2014 and has been a valuable member of our legal team ever since. Stephen has successfully represented clients in matters throughout the state. Stephen is a skilled negotiator as well as a talented litigator. Stephen does not shy away from taking cases to jury trial, when appropriate, and has been successful in winning the majority of the criminal defense cases he has tried.

Stephen graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Boyd School of Law in 2010. While in law school Stephen served on the school’s law review, the Nevada Law Journal. Also while in school he worked as a volunteer for Nevada Legal Services and worked for the Oakland California based, Family Violence Law Center.

Stephen is a fluent Spanish speaker and assists many clients whose only language is Spanish. Stephen resides in Sacramento with his wife of 13 years and their two daughters. When Stephen is not defending his clients he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, and camping.