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Dan Koukol
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI ...
  • California
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The difference between an adequate defense and the best defense possible is the result of knowledge, experience and reputation.

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.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    DUI & DWI
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English
Professional Experience
Law Office of Dan Koukol
General Partner
The Placer Group
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General Partner
Tauman and Koukol dba Placer County Public Defender’s Office
Chief Assistant Public Defender and Supervisor of the Felony Trial Team
Placer County Public Defender’s Office
University of the Pacific
J.D. (1984)
International Moot Court Honors.
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California State University - Sacramento
B.S. (1980) | Business Administration
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Professional Associations
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
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Placer County Bar Association
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California Public Defender’s Association
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California State Bar  # 122526
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Websites & Blogs
Dan Koukol's Website Profile
Law Office of Dan Koukol Website
Placer Public Defender Website
Dan Koukol's Placer Public Defender Website Profile
Placer Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog
Contact & Map
Law Office of Dan Koukol
11930 Heritage Oak Pl
Auburn, CA 95603
Telephone: (530) 823-5400
Fax: (530) 852-0150
Public Defender
3785 Placer Corporate Dr
Rocklin, CA 95765
Telephone: (916) 644-1100
Fax: (916) 644-1101