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Borges Law Office

Borges Law Office is a criminal defense practice serving the Redding area. The office focuses on criminal law and represents clients facing cases involving felony charges, marijuana sales and cultivation, cocaine charges, methamphetamine charges, unlawful search and seizure, sex offenses, DUI, embezzlement, assault and battery, robbery and theft charges, and murder. Attorney Michael Borges is a Redding native, graduated from Santa Clara University, School of Law, and also studied the art and practice of argument and advocacy as an undergraduate at the California State University in Chico. Mr. Borges has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Northern California by The National Trial Lawyers, handles all cases personally, and seeks to help preserve people's individual freedom with respect and dignity. Potential clients receive an initial consultation for free.

Redding, CA 96001 (530) 241-2640


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Douglas L. Gardner Attorney At Law

Douglas L. Gardner Attorney At Law defends Redding clients in criminal cases and has over 30 years of legal experience. The office handles criminal charges involving DUI/DWI, underage drinking, violent crimes, assault, juvenile cases, homicide, vehicular manslaughter, and possession and/or sale of illegal narcotics and has extensive experience with prescription drugs as well as controlled substances such as marijuana, methamphetamine, and heroin. Attorney Douglas L. Gardner served 20 years as a deputy district attorney, which has given him invaluable insight into and knowledge about the the way the prosecution works. Mr. Gardner is a member of the California and American Bar Association, has been named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the The National Trial Lawyers, and is a member of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys.

Redding, CA 96001 (530) 242-6500


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Joe Gazzigli, Attorney at Law

Joe Gazzigli, Attorney at Law has been representing clients throughout the Redding area in criminal cases for over 35 years. The founder is known for his honesty and integrity as well as for his extensive courtroom experience and relationships with district attorneys and U.S. attorneys, and is described by peers as a "true gentlemen." The office deals with state and federal crimes, including marijuana cultivation and other charges, violent crimes and capital cases, sex offenses and internet crimes, fraud and embezzlement, probation violations, domestic violence, gun charges, juvenile charges, professional licensing, and fish and game violations. Attorney Joseph A. Gazzigli graduated from the Whittier College School of Law and dedicates 80% of his practice to litigation. Aside from criminal defense, the firm also deals with car accidents, wrongful death, product liability, and vehicle defects.

Redding, CA 96001 (530) 410-0618


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Law Office of Joseph M Ahart

The Law Office of Joseph M Ahart has been defending clients in Redding for 10 years. The firm has represented clients in more DUI cases than any other local private attorney and also focuses on license suspension, drug possession, drug cultivation, and drug transportation. The team is known for strategic and skilled representation and develops a defense based on the violation of a client's Constitutional rights, interviews with witnesses, and pursuing rehabilitative options. Attorney Joseph M Ahart has a reputation for being aggressive and trustworthy and assists clients and their families through every phase of their criminal proceedings as well as with needed intervention for problems of addiction. Mr. Ahart handles juvenile cases as well and is particularly aware of the need to help kids get their life back on track and for them to be given a fresh start.

Redding, CA 96001 (530) 246-4357


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Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Stotter

Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Stotter brings over 25 years of legal practice to Redding criminal defense clients. The firm takes cases involving criminal charges of DUI, domestic violence, drugs, theft, homicide/murder, sexual allegations, white collar crime, and marijuana, and clients can also request help with record removal. Attorney Jeffrey C. Stotter received his JD from Syracuse University College of Law, also holds a BA in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine, and is a State Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law as well as a Board Certified Specialist in DUI Defense Law by the National College for DUI Defense. Mr. Stottter is a member of the National Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Civil Liberties Union, the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and the California Public Defenders' Association as well and is often interviewed by the media in criminal matters such as by CBS SF Bay Area and ABC KRCR.

Redding, CA 96001 (530) 241-6384


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Law Offices of John M. Kucera

The Law Offices of John M. Kucera brings over 35 years of experience to criminal defense cases in Redding. Practice areas include white collar crimes, theft, drug crimes, internet sex offenses, boating crimes, vehicular homicide, weapons offenses, sex crimes, domestic violence, violent crimes, marijuana cultivation, juvenile cases, and three-strikes cases. Clients request counsel from the office for expungements. Attorney John M. Kucera boasts experience as a former Deputy District Attorney for the Shasta County District Attorney's Office, today is rated BV Distinguished by Martindale-Hubbell, and served as Chairman of the Shasta-Trinity County Bar Association's Criminal Bar. Mr. Kucera is the Northern California contact attorney for the National Rifle Association (NRA) on weapons-related issues as well. Clients can contact the office and request a 30-minute free consultation.

Redding, CA 96001 (530) 241-1800


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Law Offices of Kirk M. Manuel and Katherine M. Conard Manuel

The Law Offices of Kirk M. Manuel and Katherine M. Conard Manuel brings almost 50 years of combined legal experience to the Redding community. The husband-wife team defend clients in cases of domestic violence, drug crimes, sex crimes, assault, juvenile defense, DUI, theft, probation violations, weapons charges, medical marijuana, restraining orders, and Child Protective Services matters. The firm promotes the idea of negotiated settlements but also brings of years of trial experience to the table when needed. Attorney Kirk M. Manuel received his JD from the Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco and can practice before all state trial, appellate, and supreme courts of California and the federal courts in the Northern District of California. Attorney Katherine M. Conard Manuel graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington, and the office also handles family law cases.

Redding, CA 96001 (530) 243-8599


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Michael J. Fannon, Attorney at Law

Michael J. Fannon, Attorney at Law is a Redding criminal defense law firm backed by 23 years of legal experience. The office has represented thousands of clients in a range of criminal cases including DUI/DWI, embezzlement, fraud, drug crimes, vehicular homicide, violent crimes and murder, sex crimes, weapons offenses, theft, medical marijuana, and three-strikes cases. Attorney Michael J. Fannon is a former law enforcement officer who worked as a patrol officer, narcotics officer, field training officer, firearms instructor, use of force instructor, and patrol sergeant. During law school, Mr. Fannon also worked as a private investigator and contract legal researcher for various law firms, and after school he served as a legal trainer in the United States Department of State Rule of Law training programs in Afghanistan. Mr. Fannon is a member of the ACLU and the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice as well.

Redding, CA 96001 (530) 276-0410


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Ross Helmbold, Attorney at Law

Ross Helmbold, Attorney at Law brings over 35 years of criminal defense experience to Redding clients. The firm handles a range of cases including DUI, domestic violence, murder, drug crimes, embezzlement, robbery, sex offenses, assault, traffic infractions, and juvenile court matters. Attorney Ross Helmbold received his JD from the California Western School of Law and can practice in all California courts including Federal District Courts and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Helmbold has served as a Judge Pro-tempore in Shasta County Superior Court, was recognized as an outstanding trial attorney while at the Ventura County Public Defenders Office, and is a Director and Instructor for Shasta College Paralegal Program. Mr. Helmbold is a member of the California Teachers Association as well and has been featured in Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in Education, and Who’s Who in California. Services for personal injury cases are also available.

Redding, CA 96001 (530) 244-5692


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