11930 Heritage Oak Pl #6
Auburn, California 95603
J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law , 1984
B.S., California State University, Sacramento, 1980
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Placer County Bar Association
California Public Defender’s Association
California DUI Lawyers Association
The Placer Group, 1996 — present
Creator of CrimeTime sentencing calculation software and California Crime Finder criminal law mobile application
Tauman and Koukol dba Placer County Public Defender’s Office, 1994 — 2006
Placer County Public Defender’s Office, 1987 — 2006
Chief Assistant Public Defender and supervisor of the Felony Trial Team
The difference between an adequate defense and the best defense possible is the result of:
All California defense attorneys have passed the bar exam and have some knowledge of the law. Because I was in the trenches handling serious felony cases in the Placer County Public Defender’s Office, I have the experience you can only get from this type of high—intensity legal defense work.
Combining this experience with the knowledge I acquired inventing and developing the CrimeTime criminal sentencing software and Crime Finder mobile applications gives me a clear advantage when it comes to designing case resolutions that are extremely favorable for my clients.
I have a reputation as someone who will be thoroughly prepared and very tough to beat if your case ultimately goes to trial, and it is is absolutely essential to have an effective negotiator on your side.
I have won so many trials in a row that the Placer County District Attorney would let his attorney and support staff watch my closing arguments. After I avoided a first—degree murder conviction the Placer County prosecutor told the judge, “in my career I have never seen anything like that.”
In one winning streak, I avoided convictions on all counts in seven jury trials in a row. Many trial attorneys have never won a case in their career.
Combine my experience and reputation with an extremely specialized knowledge of all the crimes charged in California and the consequences those crimes carry and you have an extremely effective defense attorney on your side.
If you hire me to represent you, I will represent you personally. I do not delegate my cases to other attorneys.