The attorneys at the Sacramento law firm of Rothschild Wishek & Sands LLP represent individuals, businesses, public officials, and licensed professionals facing allegations of criminal conduct in state and federal trial and appellate courts.  The firm also represents persons under investigation.  Many times aggressive investigation can result in successful defense of criminal allegations before a public charge is filed in court.  Our lawyers also handle cases before a variety of state agencies and licensing boards.

Non-White Collar Criminal Defense

Anyone can be accused of a crime, and having to defend against charges can cause a significant disruption to a person's life or a business.  Whether wrongly accused, or whether drugs, alcohol, or mental health issues have led a person to make uncharacteristic choices, we provide an effective defense while also helping our clients to find the best professionals to evaluate and treat any chemical dependency or mental health issues. The firm includes three attorneys listed in the peer-Reviewed publication Best Lawyers in America in Non-White Collar Crime Defense.  The firm handles the defense of every kind of crime, including:

  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Internet-related matters
  • Crimes of violence
  • Alcohol and drug related allegations
  • Driving under the influence
  • Vehicular Manslaughter
  • Homicide
  • Firearms offenses
  • Theft
  • Forgery
  • Arson
  • Burglary

White Collar Criminal Defense

The firm includes three attorneys listed in the peer publication Best Lawyers in America in White Collar Criminal Defense.  The firm handles every kind of white collar criminal allegations, including:

  • Environmental crimes and compliance issues
  • Healthcare fraud
  • Elder Abuse
  • Business & Professions Code violations
  • Consumer Law violations
  • Business crimes
  • Embezzlement
  • Medical/Medicare Fraud
  • Computer crimes
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Official Misconduct
  • Tax Crimes

Teacher Credential and Professional Licensing Defense

The firm has experience and expertise defending professionals before licensing boards in license revocation proceedings or appeals. The firm accepts matters involving professional licensing before:

Writs and Appeals in Criminal Cases

People faced with criminal convictions are allowed only one appeal by right.  If the judge or jury made a mistake in the proceeding, the defendant needs a lawyer who is experienced and an expert in the appellate process.  Our firm includes attorneys who handle appeals, other post-conviction relief, such as habeas corpus, and other writs, to provide clients with the best possibility of correcting a wrong conviction, or an illegal or unjust sentence.  Prior to trial, most errors by a judge cannot be appealed.  However, a pretrial writ is sometimes available to compel a judge to correct an incorrect ruling.

Writs and Appeals in Civil Cases

Quin Denvir, of counsel to the firm, is an appellate specialist.  Mr. Denvir consults and works with other lawyers on civil writs and appeals, including writs of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Mr. Denvir also handles complex civil law and motion matters for counsel in civil matters.

Visit the firm's practice-specific webpages for more information on our major areas of practice.  To speak with an attorney on a particular issue, or for representation in a current matter in Northern California, contact Rothschild Wishek & Sands LLP.

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