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Joshua Kaizuka

Joshua Kaizuka

Law Office of Joshua Kaizuka
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI
  • California
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Summary

With over a decade of legal experience, Joshua Kaizuka started as a Deputy Public Defender in Yolo County, then a few years as civil rights attorney, and back to criminal defense as a private attorney. He has vigorously and successfully represented well over a thousand clients in adult and juvenile criminal defense cases from the most minor to serious strike cases from start to finish, including jury trials. His criminal defense work as a private criminal defense attorney for the past four years include a significant number of DUI cases, as well as many cases where clients are accused of minor misdemeanors to serious and violent felonies including homicides. Josh is also very experienced in cases involving mental health and/or psychological issues to mitigate charges against his clients. Josh received his bachelors in Government at Sacramento State, his J.D. from University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law with a concentration in Advocacy and awarded memberships to The Order of Barristers and The Traynor Society. In addition to being a member of the California State Bar, he is also admitted to practice in the U.S. Federal Courts for the Eastern and Northern District Courts of California. Josh is a member of the California Public Defender's Association (CPDA), California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA), Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento (ABAS), the Sacramento County Bar Association (SCBA), and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). In addition to his legal work, Josh is on the board of various non-profit organizations including ABAS and ABAS Law Foundation. He also volunteers time for the Pro Bono 1983 Panel for the U.S. Eastern District Court, judging law school competitions, guest speaking/lecturing at local colleges, mentoring law students, helping homeless organizations, and pro bono legal work involving First Amendment issues.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • Japanese: Spoken
Professional Experience
Owner
Law Office of Joshua Kaizuka
- Current
Attorney at Law
Private Criminal Defense Firms
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Associate Lawyer
Law Office of Mark Merin
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Deputy Public Defender
Yolo County Public Defender's Office
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Education
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
J.D. (2000) | Advocacy Concentration
Honors: The Traynor Society The Order of Barristers
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Awards
Senate Resolution for Public Service
California Senate Resolution for Public Service
Senate Resolution for Public Service
Yolo County
Professional Associations
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Legislative Committee
- Current
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Florin Japanese American Citizens League
Co-President
- Current
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California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Member
- Current
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Asian American Criminal Trial Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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Florin Japanese American Citizens League
Civil Rights Co-Chair
- Current
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ABAS Law Foundation
Board Member
- Current
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CALIFORNIA DUI LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
Member
- Current
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Asian Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento
Advocacy and Issues Committee
- Current
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Sacramento County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Member
- Current
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ACLU
Member
- Current
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California Public Defenders Association
Member
- Current
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Asian Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento
Board Member
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Sacramento County Bar Association
Board Member
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Asian Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento
President
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Asian Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento
Chair, Advocacy and Issues Committee
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Asian Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento
President-Elect
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Sacramento County Bar Association
Chair, Court Issues Committee
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Sacramento County Bar Association
Chair, Constitutional Law and Civil Rights Section
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Certifications
Qualified to Administer Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
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Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) Training
La Pier & Associates
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. Do people convicted of a first-time DUI always lose their drivers licenses automatically?
A: When someone in California is convicted of a first time DUI, assuming that the blood alcohol level is less than a .20, then it will result in a six month suspension. In alcohol DUI cases, there is also a DMV administrative suspension which can result in a four month administrative suspension independent of the court case.
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Contact & Map
Main Office
2530 J Street, Ste 320
Sacramento, CA 95816
USA
Telephone: (916) 706-0678
Fax: (916) 706-0542
Davis Office
221 G Street, Ste 203
Davis, CA 95616
USA
Telephone: (916) 706-0678
Fax: (916) 706-0542