Joseph P. Hougnon, Attorney at Law

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Sacramento DUI Defense Attorney

I always tell my clients the truth. I’m a veteran trial lawyer and a skilled negotiator with a successful track record. My practice has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and I haven’t lost a jury trial in over fifteen years.

For the past 20 years I’ve handled thousands of DUI cases including alcohol and drug-related (including Marijuana) DUI/DWI cases, felony and misdemeanor Injury-related DUI’s, Administrative Hearings, including DMV Admin Per Se (APS) actions in alcohol-related DUI cases, Felony reductions (PC17b), Expungements (PC1203.4), Jury Trials and litigated motions (i.e., PC section 1538.5).

My clients appreciate my hard work and dedication to providing excellent legal representation during a traumatic time in their lives. If you retain me to represent you in court and DMV, I’ll put your interests first.

I’m a successful trial lawyer and a skilled negotiator. I always give my clients the personal representation they should expect from their attorney. I have a winning track record and an…


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DUI Defense

In alcohol-related DUI cases, it’s important you or your attorney contact DMV Safety to request an APS hearing within 10 days of your arrest, discovery (the evidence to be used against you) and a “Stay” of the pending suspension.

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About Attorney

Prior to becoming a Defense Attorney, I worked for the Office of the Attorney General, State of California and the Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office. I graduated from Lincoln Law School of Sacramento with the best academic record in my class in 1996. I won three awards in law school including Best Oral Argument, Best Trial Advocacy Team, and an Excellence in Academic Achievement.

For the past nineteen years, I’ve been successfully defending clients accused of a DUI in Sacramento. I’m a successful trial lawyer and a skilled negotiator. I give my clients the personal representation they should expect from their attorney. I have a winning track record and an excellent reputation in the legal community.

My clients always receive personal representation that puts their interests first. My practice has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and I have not lost a jury trial in over fifteen years.

Areas We Serve

We serve clients in Sacramento and northern California including:

  • Placer County
  • El Dorado County
  • Yolo County
  • Solano County
  • Yuba County

My office is located across from the main courthouse in downtown Sacramento.