Joseph P. Hougnon, Attorney at Law

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 excellent reputation in the legal community. My clients receive personal representation that puts their interests first.

It has always been important to me to give my clients the personal representation they should expect from an attorney. I take it very seriously when people call me for help. I never take on more cases than I have time to properly defend, and I don’t “upsell” my clients or charge them for services they may not need. I tell my clients the truth so they have a good understanding of the choices they have in front of them.

I thoroughly review the evidence to uncover facts that can change the outcome in every case I handle. Depending on the evidence, negotiating for a reduction of the charges and more favorable sentencing could be the best strategy in your particular case. I therefore charge a lower upfront fee in DUI cases and only recommend litigating legal issues that make sense.

The lawyer you choose should clearly and confidently explain the strategies and goals in your case.  Communication and honesty are critical to good legal representation.

My initial consultation is free and will help you make informed decisions about what to do next.

The information provided on this website is general in nature and is not intended to answer every question that may arise under different fact situations and should not be relied on in the place of professional advice in a given case.

If you have specific questions please contact Joseph P. Hougnon, Attorney at Law at (916) 730-5251.