If your license was taken by Mendocino County police after a DUI arrest, or suspended by Ukiah DMV for another reason, or if you're charged with driving on a suspended license, then a local Mendocino DUI attorney can almost always help you reduce the consequences and get your license back.
Were you handed this pink temporary license (click to view)? Why is it so important? Click on Jake's First 48 Hours after a DUI arrest, in his 10 Tips Series. Get more tips: click on Jake's Fight DUI's, and Ease the Consequences, and Get Your License Back.
Hear Jake discuss why to hire a Mendocino DUI lawyer after a DUI arrest.
Click the pic to read about police "Court Stings," plus more reasons for a Mendocino County DUI attorney to appear in court instead of you, to help you with a Ukiah DUI arrest.
"I'd like you to know that you've been exceptional through all of this, and I truly appreciate it. You've been extremely supportive, and your demeanor, understanding, availability and willingness to "be there" for any reason is priceless. You are truly gifted, and I think I might not have been able to deal with this situation if you had been any other person. I'm sure you've spent more time on this case than necessary just communicating with both myself and my daughter. At the risk of sounding "hokey," for me, you've been the steady calm in the midst of the storm, and I know I would have been a (worse) wreck without the support that you extended...."
L.A., Ukiah Client's Mom
"I appreciate all of your help, especially with outlining the details so clearly... your assistance has been worth every penny."
J.L., Santa Rosa
"Dear Jake, thank you so much for all your help during such a traumatic time. Beings that this was my first DUI, I was overwhelmed and confused, until I reached out for your services. You quickly made sense of the process to me and from there you guided me every step of the way, which relieved so much of the burden during this ordeal. Your professionalism and support were invaluable during this ordeal and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Sincerely,"
"Jake, Usually I am never at a loss of words. Just really don't know how to put into words how much I appreciate the help you gave me! I felt you were not only skilled at practicing law, but also showed so much kindness and compassion for my situation. You always responded back in a very timely manner which helped to relieve a lot of the stress. Got my license without a problem."
A.H., Ukiah client, Redding
"Jake, thank you so much for the email [about the DMV win]. I'm so glad it worked out the way it did. I fully believe I would not have got this resolution without you . When this happened I was so confused on the process and my future and you really put my confusion and fears to rest . Thank you, I am forever grateful. I will recommend you to anyone found in my situation. I just can't thank you enough."
"Living in Mendocino County ... we have had our fair share of legal matters. ...My husband is a card carrying medical marijuana patient...pulled over for a traffic offense and then asked to get out of his car. ...As soon as we were referred to you, our situation changed for the better. After our first meeting, I felt confident in your ability to adequately defend my husband. ...In the courtroom I found your approach to be assertive, competent and professional. Your initiative resolved the case quickly and avoided costly litigation fees. With your representation my husband was treated with dignity and was afforded his rights as a medical marijuana patient. I would undeniably refer you to any of my friends or family in need of legal support."
"I made a mistake and was arrested on a DUI charge. The stop and arrest were bad enough, but the maze of laws and requirements after the arrest were a real shock! Fortunately I hired Jake Schwartz two days after my arrest and he quickly got to work to help me retain my driver's privileges, which were never suspended. Throughout the ordeal Jake was very patient, pleasant and thorough. He always answered my questions and followed up on all issues. Through his diligence, Jake discovered several things that were not done correctly during the arrest and BAC tests. Jake represented me and got my charges reduced without me even having to appear court. At every stage of the process Jake laid out the facts and asked me how I wanted to proceed and each time I felt like I was as well informed and as well represented as I could possibly be."
D.F., Ukiah client, Santa Rosa
"Thank you so much for the email [about the DMV win]...I fully believe I would not have got this resolution without you...I was so confused on the process...and you really put my confusion and fears to rest. Thank you, I am forever grateful. I will recommend you to anyone...I just can't thank you enough." J.M., Ukiah
"Choosing Jake as my lawyer was one of the best decisions I have ever made!! Working full time and taking care of 2 kids by myself is overwhelming as it is and takes up all of my time; I didn't know how I would be able to deal with the stress, appointments, paperwork and most of all not driving. Jake took care of EVERYTHING and he kept me on the road!!! I could not be happier with Jake, his honesty integrity, communication and hard work go above and beyond the fee he charged. THANK YOU!!!!" G.P., Sonoma
"Jake, Thanks for all of your help. You have made this a smooth and organized process. While this event was a horrible situation for me, the phone call to you the morning after my DUI was the best thing that I could have done. While it has been a pleasure working with you on my case, please don't take offense when I say that I hope we never have to work together again." M.M., Petaluma
"From the exact moment I hired Jake, he began to take action. He assured me he had everything under control, and he did. He handled everything and kept me informed every step of the way. I never could have figured this stuff out on my own. In the end he came through with real results, getting me a wet reckless, only 18 months probation and pretty much the smallest fine possible. Jake is my hero!!! Don't worry anymore: hire Jake and he'll take care of you." M.C., Sebastopol
"Jake handled my DUI case so quickly and skillfully that it was almost like it never happened. He was extremely thorough in explaining all of my options and helped me get through the entire process with the utmost professional courtesy."
G.F., Santa Rosa
"It is difficult to put into words, just how professional and efficient Jake has been throughout this process. He has not only proven to be expert at DUI law, he has shown he will go above and beyond the efforts of most attorneys, and it shows in the results! Jake has been both extremely patient and supportive and has treated me with respect, making a very challenging time a lot less difficult! He deserves the upmost regard and I would not hesitate to recommend him! Thank you Jake."
L.C., Rohnert Park
"I went on the Internet and searched "DUI lawyer Sonoma County" and found Jake's website. I was impressed by how much information and advice it had on it. I called him and he seemed extremely knowledgeable, sympathetic, and reassuring. I needed to act fast because of that 10-day DMV rule, so I signed up with him that day. Jake told me he could likely get my charge reduced to wet reckless, and he did! He handled everything for me and I never had to go to court. Thanks to Jake the D.A. went easy on me! If God forbid I ever have any future alcohol related charges, I wouldn't want anyone else handling my case!" S.B., Redwood City
"Thanks Again Jake! Absolutely best outcome I could have possibly asked for, AND IT WAS TAKEN CARE OF W/IN 24 hrs! (Completely DISMISSED) Now that's representation! Being in a panic, you cured that immediately!!" M.L., San Diego
"Hey Jake, You did what I thought wasn't possible and got my charges reduced. No jail time and reduced fines. I really appreciate your hard work. I hope nobody I know ever has the unfortunate instance of getting arrested for a DUI but if so I know who I'll recommend. Thanks again Jake!" S.K., Rohnert Park
"Jake is the best! This was my first arrest and I felt overwhelmed. I hired Jake (on the 9th day) and he walked me through every step of the process and made sure I understood what I had to do, when I had to do it, and why. I reside outside of Sonoma County, so it was extremely convenient for me to never have to appear in court. In my opinion, there is No One better at this than Jake. He turned my very scary situation into something my family and I could live with. If I had to sum it up in a phrase, it would be "Peace of Mind" And you can't put a price on that. Thanks Jake!" T.H., San Mateo
"I felt as if a close member of my family were in my corner and doing everything in their power to make this mistake a painless and distant memory. With the utmost care and professionalism you guided me through the adequate steps to close this chapter of my life. You were right about getting me through it. With my sincerest gratitude I thank you."
"During the extremely stressful experiences that my DUI and Violation of Probation presented to me, Jake truly stood out as someone who not only cared for my well-being but was also entirely effective and successful in advocating for my best interests. I would recommend him highly, and I am grateful for what he brought to what I first felt was a hopeless situation."
B.D., Santa Rosa
"Jake was the lifeline we needed. His expertise and knowledge was obvious from the first interview. He went above and beyond at every turn, and supported us throughout a very difficult time. Thanks to this wonderful attorney, my husband finally stands the chance of getting back behind the driving seat sooner than we had anticipated. We will always recommend Jake unreservedly."
"Thanks Again Jake! Absolutely best outcome I could have possibly asked for, AND IT WAS TAKEN CARE OF W/IN 24 hrs! (Completely DISMISSED) Now that's representation! Being in a panic, you cured that immediately!!"
M.L., San Diego
Results vary with individual circumstances. See disclaimer on Testimonials page.
Jake has lived in Northern California for over 45 years, graduated U.C. Davis, and U.C. Hastings Law School in San Francisco with top honors, and former law clerk to a federal judge. He asks you to consider this:
Understand that a Mendocino DUI arrest almost always involves a lot of complicated and random requirements. Casual advice and misinformation, from seemingly trusted sources, makes it even harder for a regular person to correctly and sanely navigate his or her unique DUI situation, and get past a simple mistake.
Jake created a Start-to-Finish Diagram of a Mendocino County DUI case created by a practicing Ukiah DUI lawyer so that you can see where you are in the DUI process and what lies ahead.
He authors a 10 Tips Series on Mendocino DUIs and the Ukiah DMV, to give you useful info from a local Mendocino County DUI attorney.
He lists the Best Internet Resource Links for you to get fast information and equal access to the law.
Jake personally created, uploaded, and continues to refresh MendocinoCountyDUILawyer.com daily, with a wealth of seriously valuable FREE resources for you, his practice is 99.9% DUIs and DMV Hearings, and he works tirelessly helping people like you every day.