Just as a DUI arrest leads to both criminal and DMV administrative cases, a DUI conviction leads to criminal and DMV related consequences. This post familiarizes you with these two tracks of consequences.
If you are convicted ofRead More
You can minimize the evidence obtained at all stages of an arrest by the Placer DUI investigating officers by sticking to the following script.
When you are pulled over and approached by a Placer DUI investigating officer, rollRead More
The previous blog entry introduced you to the importance of evidence in a DUI case. This blog discusses the various ways in which Placer DUI investigating officers obtain the evidence later used to support the Placer County District Attorney’s case.…Read More
Just because you were arrested for DUI and your blood alcohol level was above .08 % does not mean you should simply plead guilty at the first opportunity. There are a variety of DUI defenses that are available in a…Read More
I should start by saying that I am a criminal defense attorney myself, and have known Dan Koukol both professionally and personally for over twenty years. I met Dan when he first started working as a defense attorney and I, like everyone else…Read More
My father hired Dan Koukol to represent me after I was charged with driving under the influence causing injury.
The case was easy to prove for the prosecutor because my blood alcohol level was over .20. The accident that I…
This post discusses issues related to the DMV license suspension that results from a DUI arrest. The DMV suspension mater should not be overlooked because there may be strategic advantages to proceeding thoroughly and with an experienced DUI Attorney.Read More
This fifth and final part of our domestic violence series deals with being sentenced of a domestic violence case, probation eligibility, court ordered programs and firearm implications.Read More
This third post in the series details what to do if you should find yourself involved in a domestic violence case, and it details some of the common defenses found for those cases as well.Read More
Serving sixty days of home detention—no actual jail time…To say that I’m happy with the outcome Mr. Koukol was able to achieve is an understatement.Read More
The second post in the series covers victims that no longer wish to press charges, testify, or make a statements regarding the domestic violence case. This five part blog series will cover domestic violence.Read More
The first of five posts discusses the formation of the Placer County Domestic Violence Court and the Family Violence Unit of the Placer County District Attorney’s Office. It also outlines the most common domestic violence offenses. This five part blog series will cover domestic violence.Read More
Anybody who is in need of a criminal defense attorney has made a regrettable decision or mistake. Don’t make another mistake by not selecting Dan Koukol as your attorney!Read More
The California Supreme Court recently issued an important decision regarding sex offenders. In In re E.J., et al (2010) 47 Cal.4th… 1258, the court considered two main questions related to Proposition 83 residency restriction that became effective on NovemberRead More
I was charged with a felony and a violation of probation when I hired Dan Koukol to represent me. I was happy that he made arrangements with the court so I did not have to go to jail to serve…Read More
If you are required to register under California Sex Offense Registration laws, what can you do in order to avoid further run-ins with the law regarding your registration requirement? What are the registration obligations of the offender?
If you were convicted…
This post discusses the differences between offenses requiring a person to list their information on Megan’s Law, non-posting required offenses, and those offenses requiring no registration at all. It also discusses ways to avoid being convicted of a sex offense…Read More
I hired Dan Koukol to represent me as soon as I was aware the police were investigating my case. Shortly thereafter, I was arrested and charged with several very serious offenses. In fact I was charged with a crime that carried…Read More
It’s no secret that if you have been convicted of a sex offense in California, you are likely required to register as a sex offender. However, you may not realize that not all sex offense convictions require you to register. …Read More
I am a registered nurse who made a bad decision and almost lost my career. This is my story.
One day I was drinking in order to distance my mind from a series of recently discovered personal problems. Unfortunately, I…
What is a Certificates of Rehabilitation? Who is eligible? How can you recieve an Early Termination of Probation?
If you are sentenced to prison you are not eligible to later expunge the conviction. However, you may be eligible to obtain a certificate of…
As you have been learning in the previous posts on this topic, there are many benefits to cleaning up your California criminal history record. Let’s now learn about sealing and destroying arrest records.
There are several different circumstances in which records…
In this series of blog posts concerning criminal records in California, we have covered details about what a criminal record really means, how to obtain your own criminal history record, how an adverse record can effect you and how to…Read More
It is vital for you to know what your criminal history record in California is before you can do anything about cleaning it up.
If you have a criminal history record, there are ways to clean it up to minimize…
I hired Dan Koukol to represent me when I was charged with a felony strike offense. Before I hired Mr. Koukol, I spent hours searching the Internet for the best criminal defense attorney.
Well, Mr. Koukol really had his work cut…
I hired Dan Koukol to represent me on a drug case that started out as a state case originating in El Dorado County. Unfortunately, after some time the Federal Court took over the prosecution of my case. When that happened…Read More
In my case, I unfortunately learned how the system treats you as if you are guilty before you even have a chance to realize what is going on and to hire an attorney.
My daughter made a false allegation that…
I hired a Placer County Defense Attorney, Dan Koukol, to represent me on a driving under the influence case that was against me.
When I hired Mr. Koukol, he agreed to represent me at the DMV hearing as well as…
I was arrested for a felony Grand Theft, so I hired Dan Koukol to represent me. He was able to give me peace of mind because he told me that he thought he could get the charges reduced to misdemeanors.…Read More
I was arrested for being in possession of stolen property. While I was in jail I was notified that the prosecutor was going to charge me with additional felonies.
My family hired Dan Koukol to represent me. He was able…
I was out of town when I got a call from my son who had been arrested for felony embezzlement and suddenly found myself in need of a defense attorney. I immediately called Dan Koukol who first off, calmed me…Read More
After carefully searching for an attorney, I selected Dan Koukol to defend me on a felony drug sales case in Placer County. I can tell you for sure that I made the right choice because Dan gave me straight forward advice…Read More
It’s amazing how much we take for granted everyday, not knowing that our lives can be flipped upside down and everything we know or love can be taken from us in what seems like just a moment. I would like…Read More
My parents hired Dan Koukol to represent me when I needed help because I picked up a felony drug case. I was glad that I had him on my side because he never made me feel stupid and he was…Read More
My family hired Dan Koukol when my wife was arrested on an extremely serious drug trafficking offense in Sacramento. Over the course of more than one year, Mr. Koukol represented my wife in both state and federal court on this…Read More
If you should have an encounter with law enforcement, and you’re not sure what to do or how to make sure your rights are respected, an attorney can step in and offer the professional, knowledgeable help you need.
Well, I did it! I finally decided to enter the world of Blogging. I look forward to sharing interesting stories and useful information to those who are facing criminal charges and those who have loved ones who are facing such charges.
I was charged with two felonies for resisting arrest after being arrested on a traffic warrant in Placer County, California. Dan Koukol worked closely with the prosecutor to get my charges reduced to a small fine.
After first speaking with…
I am amazed at the outcome of my case. I had been arrested for my 4th… DUI in 2001. Due to my current situation at the time, I did not go to court and was on the run for 8 years.Read More
I hired Mr. Koukol when I was charged with driving under the influence, being in a car accident and having illegal drugs in my possession. To make matters worse, I am not a citizen and I had to do what…Read More
I hired Dan Koukol to represent me when I was charged with grand theft. I learned about him on the internet and when I read the stories from his clients, he seemed like the attorney that I needed in my…Read More
I want to thank Dan Koukol for the amazing work he did on my behalf when I was in trouble and being accused of some serious crimes. Because I have had two prior felony offenses in the past, I was…Read More
I would like to tell you my story and how my attorney, Dan Koukol, handled my case.
I am 19 years old and was charged in San Mateo County with a felony for evading a police officer because I was…
In November of 2008 I made a big mistake. I was trying to do a good deed but it ended up backfiring on me. I got arrested on a felony theft offense in Placer County.
I hired Dan Koukol who…
I never dreamed in a million years that I would ever be arrested and especially did not think that I would get in trouble and the charge against me would be a misdemeanor sex offense. The entire experience was so…Read More
I am writing to tell you what happened in my court case and how Dan Koukol helped me in a big way.
About six months ago I got into an altercation and I ended up seriously hurting someone. The prosecutor…
The day I was arrested, I didn’t know what to expect because this had never happened to me before. After going to my first court date while I was still incarcerated on a one million dollar bail I was appointed…Read More
I would like to share my experience with you. I am 18 years old and last summer I found myself being charged with a felony auto theft.
When I was charged with this crime my entire family was devastated. I…
Hello, my name is Justin and I would like to tell you my story and tell you how Dan Koukol and his investigator helped me tremendously.
I am 28 years old, I have five prior felony convictions, and I have…
I’m 53 years old and, until now, I had never been in trouble in my life. Unfortunately, I entered into a business relationship that failed which caused financial losses to several of my clients. I was charged with 12 felonies…Read More
I am a federal inmate who has been fighting a federal case for the past 9 months. Dan Koukol was appointed to me as my attorney. I can truly say that my case has been a roller coaster ride of…Read More
Dan’s experience and reputation helped me overcome a situation that threatened my family, career and livelihood. I was being charged with something that had the potential penalty of jail time, thousands of dollars in fines and the loss of my…Read More
Our son was arrested on 7 felony drug charges. His sentence was reduced from a possible 10 year state prison term to one year in the county jail and probation.
Dan has an excellent understanding of the law, positions taken…
I was in a situation that could have been life-altering both financially and with respect to my family because it was an accusation of domestic violence .
Dan provided the best representation a person could ask for. Dan goes above and…
Above and beyond what I initially hoped for, Dan was able to negotiate a settlement for theft offenses I was charged with which will make it much less likely that I will ever be back in the court system. He…Read More