Founding Partner Michelle Spaulding is as comfortable in the courtroom as she is in her own skin. Her credentials include a law degree from the nations’s top law school — Harvard and an outstanding track record defending clients accused of serious felonies including sex crimes.
ATTORNEY OF COUNSEL
Senior trial and appeals attorney William Bixby has been advocating for clients and beating the odds for over 30 years. Mr. Bixby has completed an astounding 300 jury trials and scores of successful appeals to the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court with a success rate of 78% vs. national avg of 22%.
Partner and co-founder Patricia Campi hates to lose and her work ethic is reflected in her extraordinary track record which includes wins at trial, negotiated dismissals and set-asides for her happy clients. She is particularly skilled at cases involving domestic violence.
ATTORNEY OF COUNSEL
If you are not a US citizen, your legal team will include our immigration attorney Scott Mossman. He has extensive experience advising immigrants and their defense counsel on the immigration consequences of criminal charges.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Mr. Howard handles both felony and misdemeanor cases and has achieved excellent results in cases involving shoplifting, domestic violence, assault and battery and DUI.
ATTORNEY OF COUNSEL
Attorney Dunn, California's "Dean of DUI Law" is recognized as the attorney who changed DUI law by fighting for his client and winning on an appeal which was upheld by the CA Supreme Court.
Sacramento Criminal Attorneys How our firm can help you:
- Early strategies to avoid prosecution
- Negotiation to drop or reduce charges
- Deferment programs to avoid jail
- Not Guilty verdicts at trial
- Avoid deportation - Immigration attorney on staff
Spaulding & Campi Criminal Attorneys defends people accused of all crimes including misdemeanors, felonies, DUI and juvenile cases throughout Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties.
Former clients have told law partners Michelle Spaulding and Patricia Campi that they are “forever grateful” and that they “would not trust their life in anyone else’s hands.” These remarks were earned as a result of Michelle and Patricia’s unrelenting pursuit of innocence on behalf of their clients.
Whether clients are charged with a first time DUI, a petty theft or a serious felony such as embezzlement or a sex crime, Ms. Spaulding and Ms. Campi understand that their role as criminal defense attorneys is to fight to win. Unlike other firms, the partners at Spaulding Campi, handle all of the cases themselves. They do not delegate their clients to junior level associates and are not afraid to take cases to trial. In all circumstances, their goal is a complete dismissal of charges or an acquittal at trial.
The firm offers a free initial consultation, affordable fees and accepts payment plans under most circumstances.
Call the firm at (916) 330-4505 to schedule a free consultation with a Sacramento criminal attorney.
How Can We Help You?
Assault with a deadly weapon
CA Penal Code 245 is a "wobbler" crime which can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor. Our goal will be to show that you were falsely accused, acted in self defense or did not show the required intent.
CA Penal Code 273.5 defines this crime also known as domestic abuse or spousal abuse. We help our clients get restraining orders lifted and charges dropped to avoid problems with family and employment.
Clients often ask us whether it makes sense to hire a DUI attorney. The answer is almost always yes. If you don't fight these charges, you face substantial fines, a permanent criminal record and increased insurance rates.
With CA Penal Code 503 or embezzlement accusations, our goal is to get the charges dropped in the pre-file stage before your reputation is damaged. We negotiate with employers to work out civil compromise arrangements.
If you have a criminal record, in most cases we can help you clean it to give you a fresh start and make it invisible to future employment background checks.
If you are facing federal criminal charges, you'll need an attorney on your side who knows the nuances and specialized rules of federal court.
hit and Run
Hit and Run in California can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony depending upon whether there was property damage only or also bodily injury. Either way, our goal will be to negotiate dropped charges.
California has legalized medicinal use of marijuana, yet recreational use and sales are illegal. We will help you navigate the confusing marijuana law and work to avoid a criminal record through diversion programs.
The lawyers at Spaulding & Campi Criminal Attorneys have successfully helped clients accused of petty theft by every major Sacramento store including Fry's, Ikea, Target, Best Buy, Costco, Walmart and others.
Child Pornography Possession
If you are found with even just a few child pornography images on your computer, you can face serious consequences which include sex crime registration. We will fight to help you avoid jail and stay off the registration list.
Do not leave the outcome of your case in the hands of an inexperienced attorney. Led by Harvard attorney, Michelle Spaulding, Spaulding & Campi Criminal Attorneys are experts in representing clients charged with child molestation and child sex offenses
- Cases Handled Only by Firm Partners with over 20 Years of Experience
- Focus on Frequent Client Contact Including Access to a Client Portal
- Only Criminal Defense
- Immigration Expertise
- Known Throughout the Sacramento Area
- Not Afraid to go to Trial
Many firms have a few highly regarded and experienced attorneys at the top who only take on the firm's biggest cases. However, these firms also have junior level associates who handle most of the routine cases. Spaulding & Campi Criminal Attorneys does not take this approach. Rather, both Ms. Spaulding and Ms. Campi guarantee that they will personally handle or supervise all cases they accept. This means that even for a minor offense such as a first time DUI, clients benefit by having a senior level trial attorney fighting for them.
Some of the larger law firms — and all public defenders — take on far more clients than they should. The result is that clients can't reach their attorneys when they need to and their cases don't receive the attention that they deserve. Being charged with a crime is a stressful and potentially life-altering experience. The attorneys at Spaulding Campi and their support staff pledge to provide frequent updates to insure that clients are in the loop at every stage of the case. The firm is also one of the few which gives clients access to their case status through a client portal. The portal allows clients to login anytime to view their case calendar and share information confidentially with their attorneys.
The attorneys at the firm are not interested in dog bite cases or divorce law. They recognize that a practice with a 100% focus on Criminal Defense in the Sacramento area gives them an advantage compared to attorneys with a general practice.
If you are charged with a crime and are also a non-citizen, you face additional complications in your case. Spaulding & Campi Criminal Attorneys consequently works with criminal immigration law expert, Scott Mossman, who becomes part of the defense team in these situations.
The Spaulding Campi firm takes on cases only in the Sacramento area and the surrounding counties...but not in the San Francisco Bay Area or elsewhere. This means that the firm's attorneys are Sacramento insiders. They are known and respected by the local district attorneys, the judges and the police officers. This local familiarity make them more effective than firms who have a wider practice and only occasionally visit our area.
Sometimes the best results in a case come from playing hardball with the District Attorney and pushing a case to trial. Many firms take the easy way out and settle early without sufficient fight. At Spaulding Campi, the attorneys know from experience that best results come when the prosecutors know that the defense has a track record of going to trial and winning at trial.