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Joseph Patrick Hougnon

Joseph Patrick Hougnon

Private Practice
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Personal Injury ...
  • California
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top of my law school class and opened my own office in downtown Sacramento in 1997. I've been running my own law office for almost 20 years now. I handle DUI Defense, Criminal Defense, and Personal Injury cases. I've won every case I’ve set for trial in the past 15 years. I offer a personal service and I have a passion for defending my clients - to protect them from the disruption and life changing aspects of criminal charges. I respect my clients and understand they are counting on me to do the best job possible, to communicate well, to work hard on their case, and to tell them the truth and what to expect well in advance of any consequences to their current situation. My job is to try to change the outcome of their case, to mitigate the outcome in provable cases, and to protect their future, and their current jobs to best of my ability.

Lincoln Law School
Law Degree
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Professional Experience
Sole Practitioner
Private Practice
- Current
I opened my own law practice in downtown Sacramento in 1997.
Sacramento County Public Defender's Office
After working for more than a year as a certified law student, I was hired as an attorney for one year before opening my own practice.
Law Clerk
State of California DOJ - Office of the Attorney General
I worked in litigation support and wrote five criminal appeals that were confirmed by the appellate courts.
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 186152
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Free Consultation
    Call me at (916) 730-5251 and I'll discuss your case with you in detail.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    I accept all major credit cards
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    For DUI's, I charge a lower up front fee than other Sacramento attorneys with my experience and skills. Why would I charge a client for a suppression motion (PC1538) for example before I review the evidence and make recommendations. I haven't lost a jury trial in 15 years, but only recommend trials when they make sense and my client has a good chance of prevailing.
Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Joe Hougnon, Attorney at Law
Contact & Map
901 H St Ste 301
Sacramento, CA 95814
Telephone: (916) 730-5251
Fax: (866) 570-9625