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John Campanella

Sacramento DUI Defense Attorney

I have been representing people accused of drunk driving since I began practicing in 1994. I went to my first Sacramento DUI conference that year and listened to great DUI attorneys like Ed Kuwatch AKA, “Fast Eddie” and Lawrence Taylor who motivated me to study and practice in this area of law.

I have dedicated my Sacramento DUI practice to providing superior DUI representation and continue my study of the topic. I am nationally certified as an administrator of Field Sobriety Tests and I possess the owner/operator manuals for most breath testing devices used in Northern California and cont-inue to keep abreast of the ever changing law. I will investigate the minutia of your case looking for errors of law enforcement and problems for the prosecution. This diligence can payoff for even the toughest cases. I have successfully defended over one thousand people accused of DUI (Sacramento DUI's as well as other counties).

While results are important to my clients, they also appreciate that I offer straightforward advice. Occasionally, my clients face legal problems that I feel they can handle without retaining a lawyer. I am the first to help such individuals save money by suggesting that they represent themselves. Because I have experience in a wide variety of drunk driving cases, I am able to anticipate where such a case is headed and give the client a sense of what to expect. I take the time to keep all my clients informed as to their options and the consequences and I keep them updated as to the status of their case.

While my office is located in Sacramento I live in the bay area and travel back and forth accepting Sacramento DUI cases as well as the following counties: Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Placer, San Joaquin, Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, Yuba County California.

Amador County: Amador City, Ione, Jackson, Plymouth, Sutter Creek
Butte County: Chico, Gridley, Oroville, Paradise
Colusa County: Colusa, Williams, 
El Dorado County: Placerville, South Lake Tahoe
Placer County: Auburn, Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville
San Joaquin County: Lodi, Manteca, Stockton, Tracy
Solano County: Fairfield, Rio Vista, Suisun City, Vacaville, Vallejo
Yolo County: Davis, West Sacramento, Woodland
Sacramento County: Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Rancho Cordova, Sacramento
Yuba County: Marysville, Wheatland, Yuba City

Recent Blog Posts


  • A career saver!

    I was pulled over for not having mud flaps on my truck! Having had 2 DUI's and on probation I had a couple of drinks waited to go home and was pulled over. After the ordeal my license was taken from me but no DUI was given. The feeling of hopelessness, and anger had set in. I did some searching a...
  • A real pro

    John is a passionate, caring and true professional. I can't think of anyone else I would would rather have defend me. When I say John is thoughtful and caring, I mean that he genuinely wants the best outcome for his clients and gives his all to every aspect of the case. The importance my case has...
  • Highly recommended

    John Campanella did an amazing job working with my DUI case. He was able to have the case dismissed by finding errors on the arresting officer's report after investigating the breath test equipment log, which revealed the officer artificially inflated the test results. The inflated readings put m...
  • Felony DUI with GBI

    I was arrested in April 2016. Originally was charged with a felony injury DUI. In the matter of 2 weeks is was reduced to a misdemeanor then back to a Felony but with a great bodily injury charge which is a strike. I was really scared. The best decision I made was hiring Mr Campanella. His knowle...
  • Excellent work

    I hired John to represent my son in a Dui case in a nearby county. John was easy to work with, clearly explained the options and his recommendations. He was able to get the charge reduced to a wet reckless. He has been available afterwards to answer follow up questions. Very happy with his work.
  • If your looking for a good DUI attorney who truly cares about your case then John is your guy....

    I'm writing this review with the knowledge and awareness centered on how it was only a few months since it was I who was the one frantically reading these reviews having just been snared by law enforcement on my first DUI. I noticed most of the review naritives focus primarily on how well John di...
  • Wonderful Attorney

    John is a terrific attorney who really took the time to understand my case, and make sure I understood everyone of my options. My particular case went on for almost three years and John was there every step of the way; explaining the process ensuring that I felt comfortable and educated about the...
  • Above and Beyond Attorney

    I came across John online when I was looking for someone to help me on a DUI charge. I first called him on a Saturday and to my surprise he answered my call and spent a great deal of time going over the facts of my case and some of the initial legal issues and giving me an idea of what to expect ...

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DUI Defense Since 1994
The Law Office of John Campanella is available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call today at (916) 498-8460 for a free consultation to go over the details of your case.

Office Location

Law Office of John Campanella
901 H St. Suite 301
Sacramento, CA 95814
Hours: 8:30 – 5:00 M-F
Phone: (916) 498-8460
Fax: (916) 476-6350
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