Was your license taken by Sonoma County police after a DUI arrest? Or suspended by DMV? A Santa Rosa DUI attorney can almost always help you ease the DMV & court consequences of a Sonoma DUI and get your license back.
Were you handed this pink temporary license? (Click to see). Why is it so important? Click on Jake's First 48 Hours after a DUI arrest. Get more tips: click on Jake's Fight DUI's, and Ease the Consequences, and Get Your License Back.
Hear Jake discuss why to hire a Santa Rosa DUI lawyer after a DUI arrest.
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"Choosing Jake as my lawyer was one of the best decisions I have ever made!! Working full time and taking care of 2 kids by myself is overwhelming as it is and takes up all of my time; I didn't know how I would be able to deal with the stress, appointments, paperwork and most of all not driving. Jake took care of EVERYTHING and he kept me on the road!!! I could not be happier with Jake, his honesty integrity, communication and hard work go above and beyond the fee he charged." G.P., Sonoma
"Jake is a great lawyer. He told me everything that I needed to do very clearly and made a very confusing situation much more easy to understand. Without him, I definitely would have been over-whelmed, missed deadlines, had a warrant out for my arrest, and the list of what he did for me goes on. You can tell he cares about helping the client, and not the money. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal help." A.E., Rohnert Park
"Call someone who really, REALLY knows this area of the law, who has lots and lots of experience, and who knows how unbelievably miserable you feel. This is what Jake does, and he does it flawlessly." B.C., Penngrove
"I am an attorney in Los Angeles and when my 20-year old son was charged with a DUI in Rohnert Park, I searched for the best attorney. We were fortunate to find Jake who knows the law, the prosecuters, judges and DMV personnel which makes a difference in handling a DUI case involving a minor where the law is zero tolerance. Jake was always available to answer questions, was honest, straightforward and put our minds at ease that we would get the best results possible. To our amazement, Jake negotiated a full court and DMV dismissal...no criminal conviction, license suspension or insurance hit. Thank you, Jake, from our entire family!" B.I., Father
I found Jake to be extremely trustworthy. His knowledge of DMV is extremely valuable...You should hear the horror stories from people about how their lawyers messed up their cases because of lack of DMV knowledge. D.B., Petaluma
"You've got a DUI and time is of the essence. Don't waste it dithering over who should represent and advise you. Jake Schwartz came thru for me without promising the impossible. I got a call back ON SUNDAY in minutes followed by an appointment in plain English. Jake never bobbled the ball, and he made me feel the process was always under control. When my case was finally adjudicated and Jake's job was officially done he still stuck with me making certain all of the court's orders were complied with, even though I moved to the Philippines. You will not get this kind of personalized service from big firms. You'll likely get a wet behind the ears kid. Call Jake." J.C., Santa Rosa
"Jake, Thanks for all of your help. You have made this a smooth and organized process. While this event was a horrible situation for me, the phone call to you the morning after my DUI was the best thing that I could have done. While it has been a pleasure working with you on my case, please don't take offense when I say that I hope we never have to work together again." M.M., Petaluma
"From the exact moment I hired Jake, he began to take action. He assured me he had everything under control, and he did. He handled everything and kept me informed every step of the way. I never could have figured this stuff out on my own. In the end he came through with real results, getting me a wet reckless, only 18 months probation and pretty much the smallest fine possible. Jake is my hero!!! Don't worry anymore: hire Jake and he'll take care of you." M.C., Sebastopol
After calling and speaking to Jake, he calmed me down and took me through things step by step. He put my mind at ease. I am forever grateful for attaining Jake as my attorney... if you need DUI representation, don't hesitate... CALL JAKE" K.T., Riverside
"Somehow Jake was able to work miracles for me. He was extremely knowledgeable regarding all aspects of law that needed to be dealt with, not only the DUI. He managed to fight and beat an old hit and run case I didn't even know about, got it dismissed outright, and we avoided a second DUI conviction with some quick thinking and sharp maneuvering. He is honest, professional, and very good at communicating all the options. Jake will definitely go the extra mile. It seemed to me that he has a passion for what he does and I felt like I wasn't just a number, a rubber stamp defense, and a paycheck. Thanks Jake – you're the man!" G.D., Sonoma
"I appreciate all of your help, especially with outlining the details so clearly... your assistance has been worth every penny."
J.L., Santa Rosa
"After going through the shock of getting arrested and spending the night in jail, this first-time DUI offender was totally lost in what to do next. A friend of mine had heard of Jake, and it was the first and only call I made. He was extremely knowledgeable about my rights and what needed to be done next. He gave me options, ideas, and a timeline of what to do and when to do it. Jake saved me a lot of time and allowed me to put this behind me quicker than had I tried to navigate the maze of rules and regulations by myself. Trust the testimonials and allow Jake to put your unfortunate experience behind you."
"Jake handled my DUI case so quickly and skillfully that it was almost like it never happened. He was extremely thorough in explaining all of my options and helped me get through the entire process with the utmost professional courtesy."
G.F., Santa Rosa
"It is difficult to put into words, just how professional and efficient Jake has been throughout this process. He has not only proven to be expert at DUI law, he has shown he will go above and beyond the efforts of most attorneys, and it shows in the results! Jake has been both extremely patient and supportive and has treated me with respect, making a very challenging time a lot less difficult! He deserves the upmost regard and I would not hesitate to recommend him! Thank you Jake."
L.C., Rohnert Park
"Thanks Again Jake! Absolutely best outcome I could have possibly asked for, AND IT WAS TAKEN CARE OF W/IN 24 hrs! (Completely DISMISSED) Now that's representation! Being in a panic, you cured that immediately!!" M.L., San Diego
"I went on the Internet and searched "DUI lawyer Sonoma County" and found Jake's website. I was impressed by how much information and advice it had on it. I called him and he seemed extremely knowledgeable, sympathetic, and reassuring. I needed to act fast because of that 10-day DMV rule, so I signed up with him that day. Jake told me he could likely get my charge reduced to wet reckless, and he did! He handled everything for me and I never had to go to court. Thanks to Jake the D.A. went easy on me! If God forbid I ever have any future alcohol related charges, I wouldn't want anyone else handling my case!" S.B., Redwood City
"Hey Jake, You did what I thought wasn't possible and got my charges reduced. No jail time and reduced fines. I really appreciate your hard work. I hope nobody I know ever has the unfortunate instance of getting arrested for a DUI but if so I know who I'll recommend. Thanks again Jake!" S.K., Rohnert Park
"Jake is the best! This was my first arrest and I felt overwhelmed. I hired Jake (on the 9th day) and he walked me through every step of the process and made sure I understood what I had to do, when I had to do it, and why. I reside outside of Sonoma County, so it was extremely convenient for me to never have to appear in court. In my opinion, there is No One better at this than Jake. He turned my very scary situation into something my family and I could live with. If I had to sum it up in a phrase, it would be "Peace of Mind" And you can't put a price on that. Thanks Jake!" T.H., San Mateo
"I felt as if a close member of my family were in my corner and doing everything in their power to make this mistake a painless and distant memory. With the utmost care and professionalism you guided me through the adequate steps to close this chapter of my life. You were right about getting me through it.
With my sincerest gratitude I thank you."
"During the extremely stressful experiences that my DUI and Violation of Probation presented to me, Jake truly stood out as someone who not only cared for my well-being but was also entirely effective and successful in advocating for my best interests. I would recommend him highly, and I am grateful for what he brought to what I first felt was a hopeless situation."
B.D., Santa Rosa
"Jake is one of the easiest men to talk to; I never wanted to call a lawyer in my entire life but hearing from him was not only easy but relieving. I asked the impossible of this man and he pulled it off. There is absolutely no other person I would trust with my legal proceedings than him. Jake, you're made of Magic!"
M.L., Santa Rosa
"Jake was the lifeline we needed. His expertise and knowledge was obvious from the first interview. He went above and beyond at every turn, and supported us throughout a very difficult time. Thanks to this wonderful attorney, my husband finally stands the chance of getting back behind the driving seat sooner than we had anticipated. We will always recommend Jake unreservedly."
"I was 3,000 miles from home and had no clue where to start after my arrest...I was scared and afraid that I would be forced to either stay in California or have to keep making trips back here. I found Jake's website and saw where he talked about my situation as an out-of-state resident. I then called Jake and he immediately put my greatest concerns to rest. He calmly and confidently explained how he could navigate me through the complex proceedings of a California DUI. I felt comfortable during that first call to hire Jake on the spot and put my trust in him even though I would never end up meeting him in person...He honored that trust and never let me down...Jake handled everything. In the end, I received the best outcome that we had hoped for. I am so grateful that I made that first call. If you are in this same situation, I urge you to call Jake. I would do it again and would recommend him to any family member or friend." R.H., Detroit
"Jake was a life saver!! Making that phone call the morning after getting my DUI was the best thing I could have ever done after this horrible experience. I called in tears when Jake assured me that I was going to get through this and that is wasn't the end of the world, which was how I was felt after being in jail all night. I suggest you have Jake to get you through this experience because there was so much information I had no idea how to handle or really understand. Jake is honest, so easy to talk to, great at explaining your options so you can understand them and always answered my questions along the way, always available by email or phone. So don't waste another minute debating if you should have Jake represent you as your DUI Attorney, pick up the phone and do it!! Jake knows the ins and outs of this area, the process, the courts, DMV and will get you through this awful experience with the best results and outcomes. Thank you Jake." A.C., Santa Rosa
Results vary with individual circumstances. See disclaimer on Testimonials page.
Jake has lived in the North Bay for over 17 years, graduated U.C. Davis, and U.C. Hastings Law School in San Francisco with top honors, and former law clerk to a federal judge. He asks you to consider this:
Understand that a Sonoma DUI arrest almost always involves a lot of complicated and random requirements. Casual advice and misinformation, from seemingly trusted sources, makes it even harder for a regular person to correctly and sanely navigate his or her unique DUI situation, and get past a simple mistake.
Jake wrote a Start-to-Finish Diagram of a Sonoma County DUI case, created by a local Santa Rosa DUI lawyer so that you can see where you are in the DUI process and what lies ahead.
He authors a 10 Tips Series on Sonoma DUIs and the Santa Rosa DMV, to give you useful info from a local Sonoma County DUI attorney.
He lists the Best Internet DUI Resources and Links to get what you need fast, and give you equal access to the law.
Jake personally created, uploaded, and continues to refresh SonomaCountyDUILawyer.com, daily, with a wealth of seriously valuable FREE resources for you, his practice is 99.9% Sonoma County DUI and DMV hearings, and he works tirelessly, personally helping people like you every day.