Experienced and Successful Criminal Defense Attorney

My name is Dan Koukol and I am a criminal defense attorney handling cases in Placer County, including Roseville, Granite Bay, Auburn, Lincoln, Rocklin, and Loomis.

If you or someone you care about is facing criminal charges, you need a Placer County criminal lawyer with extensive trial experience and an outstanding track record.

For more than 25 years, I have handled thousands of cases in Placer County ranging from theft and controlled substance charges, to assault and murder. I have established a reputation as a tough but fair negotiator who has excellent relationships with judges, district attorneys and probation officers. I work with my small team to provide the services you need to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

You may be suffering from stress and anxiety during this time. I am confident you will survive this process and I will do my utmost to minimize the stress you experience. I will always give you an honest assessment of your situation and fight for what is best for you.

Call me at (530) 823-5400 for a free confidential consultation and start the process of getting your life back on track.

My experience as a Placer County criminal attorney has proven, over and over, that it is essential to:

  1. Avoid incriminating yourself and do not answer questions. This is your right! Avoid answering questions regarding your involvement in a crime by sending the police a proper assertion of rights letter. I routinely provide this service.
  2. Preserve favorable evidence. I act quickly to preserve evidence helpful to your case. Determining what evidence is available and if and how it should be gathered and preserved requires immediate investigation.
  3. Avoid having charges filed. I regularly disclose defense information to the prosecution before charges are filed. This frequently causes the prosecutor to file less serious charges, or to “decline” filing charges altogether.

In many cases, rehabilitation, community service, home confinement, or an educational alternative can be ordered in place of jail time.

Additionally, it is often possible to avoid a criminal record. When one cannot be avoided, I prefer negotiating an arrangement with the court in advance to allow you to clean up your record after an agreed-upon period of time. This is important in today’s job market, where a criminal record can be devastating.

Though it’s hard to see beyond your immediate circumstances, I help you see the big picture. Together we can create a plan for you to regain your mental and physical health and improve your family relationships—and I can provide insight and understanding so you can avoid criminal charges in the future.

To get started, call (530) 823-5400 for a free confidential consultation with a Placer County criminal lawyer about your case.

I could have easily gone to prison for my offenses. Yet, as it stands now, I have to take a class twice a week—it’s nothing short of remarkable. If this seems overly laudatory, if I seem like I’m overstating, if you’re suspicious that I’m his cousin, friend, or colleague trying to make him appear to be a miracle worker, I emphatically assure you I’m not. This guy basically saved my life, and I owed him this testimonial.

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