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About Jake

DUI Attorney Dave Jake Schwartz Dave Jake Schwartz is a 1988 cum laude honors and law review graduate of UC Hastings Law School, with dean’s list honors and undergraduate prelaw degrees from UC Davis in political science and English. Jake is a former federal district court judicial clerk to the honorable Alan C. Kay, and a nationally qualified field sobriety tests practitioner (the same as police).

Jake was raised in Stanford and has lived in the Bay Area for 50 years, and in the North Bay for over 20. After law school, Jake practiced at the San Francisco and New York offices of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, before moving to the more scenic North Bay where he bought a local tavern in Guerneville, became a director of the Russian River Chamber of Commerce, and then ten years ago he founded and wrote his massive local DUI websites which he still writes today, including

Jake is a member of the California DUI Lawyers Association and the Solano County Bar Association. He has proudly volunteered with the following organizations: Legal Aid, Legal Services Foundation, Active 20-30 Club, Women's Recovery Athena House, Empire Law School Mock Court, Community Development Commission River Task Group on Homelessness, Police Accountability Clinic and Helpline, Copwatch, Juvenile Hall, O/22 Rally Against Police Brutality, Community School, Northern California Cannabis Harvest Festival, Homeless Count.

About Kevin

DUI Attorney Kevin BallardKevin Ballard earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice at American Military University while he was serving in the United States Army. He then attended law school in San Francisco at Golden Gate University, and competed on the school’s elite mock trial team, traveling across the country to Chicago and Tampa, acting as one of the captains for the Tampa team. He earned multiple awards including the Witkin and Cali Awards for Criminal Law. Kevin graduated in the top 5% of his law class and was recognized as the top criminal law student by the faculty.

Kevin began his career working for the Solano County District Attorney. As a prosecutor, Kevin was known as a fierce but fair litigator and quickly gained a reputation as one of the top DUI prosecutors in the county, training other deputy district attorneys and advising law enforcement agencies on the investigation and prosecution of DUIs. Kevin also took on some of the more serious misdemeanor crimes such as vehicular manslaughter, sexual battery, and exhibiting a firearm. In his tenure, Kevin handled hundreds of pretrial motions, numerous probation violations, and various appeals.

After leaving Solano County, Kevin joined the Tuolumne County District Attorney where his work focused on prosecuting juvenile crimes and representing juveniles in dependency matters, as well as conducting felony trials. Kevin also became the principle filing deputy for the county, evaluating each drug and alcohol DUI to determine whether or not and what charges would be filed. As a juvenile prosecutor, Kevin worked closely with the probation department and local school districts in the prosecution and resolution of various juvenile crimes from petty theft and vandalism to sex crimes. Kevin is one of the few defense attorneys who has also been trained as a police officer. Kevin is a graduate from the Contra Costa Police Academy, having been trained on police policies, procedures, and investigation techniques. As such, Kevin is in the unique position to not only understand the concepts behind field sobriety tests, he’s actually performed them on individuals. Kevin has worked with law enforcement in the field and at DUI checkpoints to oversee field sobriety tests and drug DUI investigations. As a defense attorney, Kevin has worked to aid and assist his clients to navigate their way through the court system while working to come to a just outcome. Kevin has employed the skills and knowledge he gained through his work as a prosecutor to advise defense attorneys and prosecutors alike throughout California and other states. Considered a rising star among his peers, Kevin's legal writings have been cited in letters to Congress and in briefs to the United States Supreme Court.

When Kevin is not advocating for his clients or providing training to other attorneys, Kevin enjoys hitting the links at local courses. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys playing the guitar and being active with his kid's youth sports programs.

About Ryan

DUI Attorney Ryan WilberR. Ryan Wilber has wanted to be a criminal defense litigator since his first year of college. While attending the Santa Rosa Junior College, Ryan concentrated on communications, criminal justice, and sociology. Notably, Ryan experienced a lecture from Greg Jacobs, the prosecutor in the Richard Allen Davis murder trial. It was during this lecture that Ryan thought about what the defense attorney was tasked with.

Later, while attending San Francisco State University, Ryan concentrated his studies on anything and everything involving civil rights and criminal justice. Ryan externed for the Honorable Adrienne Jacobs Miller in San Francisco Juvenile Court. Ryan also focused a considerable amount of time on his internship at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights where he took complaints of police abuses of the citizens of the San Francisco Bay Area. Ultimately, Ryan earned degrees in Criminal Justice and Political Science in 2005.

While applying to law school, Ryan worked as an underwriter for complex SBA, agricultural, and commercial real estate transactions. While in this profession, Ryan specialized in the financial intricacies of small business and large entities seeking financing from a range of institutions, as well as the technical nature of real estate transactions.

About Rachel

DUI Attorney Rachel WilberRachel Wilber is a North Bay native who graduated from Ursuline High school in 1994. Prior to studying law, she attended Santa Rosa Junior College and Humboldt State University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in French after spending a year in the south of France. Rachel went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Education and a teaching credential from Mills College in Oakland. She taught English and Social studies to eighth graders for a year in the East Bay before returning to Sonoma County and enrolling at Empire College School of Law in 2005.

Rachel has dedicated her practice to criminal defense. While studying law at Empire and working two other jobs, she began clerking at the Sonoma County Public Defender’s Office. She graduated from Empire College Cum Laude in 2009, having contributed to both the Moot Court team competition and the Law Review. Since her first days in the Public Defender’s Office, Rachel knew she was where she belonged. She began practicing full time as a Deputy Public Defender as soon as she passed the Bar in 2009. During her time as a public defender, Rachel handled thousands of cases from misdemeanors to felonies with successful results, including everything from DUIs to gang related assaults to medical marijuana.

Affordable & Local

Low Fixed & Adjustable Rates for Vallejo, Fairfield, Vacaville, Suisun City, Benicia, Dixon, Rio Vista & Solano County Residents Arrested for DUI, Easy Online Pay Pal, Credit Card or Bank Payments Accepted

Each of our Solano County DUI Lawyers have been North Bay Residents, Local & Northern California Schools, Members, Solano, Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino County Bar Associations

Accessible: Cell Phone, Text & Online Messaging

Creative DUI Results

Vehicle Code

DUIs Reduced to Traffic Infractions, "Dry Reckless," Public Intoxication, "Wet Reckless," & Attempted DUI

Solano County Court DUI Results that Prevent or Reverse Fairfield, Vallejo or Vacaville DMV License Suspensions

Driver's License Ins & Outs, Including Work & School Licenses, Bad Driver Points, Employer Pull Notices, Impoundments, Insurance, Rentals

Valuable Tips for Out of State Licensees, Including Home State Issues, Administrative vs. Criminal Effects, Clearing California DUI Holds

Solano County Court or Fairfield, Vallejo and Vacaville DMV Delays to Resolve Personal Issues or Ease Work, Family or School Impact

Solano County Alcohol/Drug Treatment, Anger Management, Family Counseling, Community Service Alternatives to Prosecution or Jail in DUI Cases

Critical Need Licenses for Solano Juveniles & Minors Arrested for DUI, Including Advice on How to Best Complete the Application

Coordination of Solano Superior Court DUI Cases & Fairfield, Vallejo and Vacaville DMV Results

Ins & Outs of Fairfield, Vallejo and Vacaville DUI Program Classes

Our Solano DUI lawyers have defended clients in the Superior Courts of Solano, Napa, Mendocino, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Sonoma, Sacramento, Humboldt, Lake, Shasta, Tehama, Butte, Riverside, San Luis Obispo and Kern Counties, and defended driver licenses in DMV hearings with the DMV Driver Safety Offices in San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, Redding, San Bernardino and Oxnard.

**Understand that great ideas and past resolutions are not a prediction or guarantee of an outcome in your unique circumstances; no Solano County DUI lawyer can ethically guarantee a certain result. A DUI attorney's legal advice will only be provided after being retained and after thorough legal analysis.


Any result portrayed was dependent on the facts of that case, and the results will differ if based on different facts.

Our DUI Lawyers

Dave Jake Schwartz is an Honors Graduate from UC Hastings Law School, and UC Davis, former Federal Judicial Clerk, and Nationally Qualified Sobriety Tests Practitioner. Member of the California Bar for 30 years, North Bay resident for over 20 years, handles only DUI cases, including thousands of North Bay DUIs and DMV hearings: first/multiple offenders, minors, seniors, tourists, undocumented immigrants, veterans, probation violations, suspended license, public intoxication, open container, minor in possession, child endangerment, collisions, hit and run, evading, resisting arrest.

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