I started my legal career in law enforcement in 2002 as a peace officer in northern CA. There, I quickly realized how law enforcement jumped to conclusions without proper investigations and how they would focus in on a suspect to make their case, vs conducting objective and fair investigations. It was then I decided that law enforcement was not the path for me and decided to return to school and become an attorney. In 2008 I joined the Placer County public defender’s office as an intern and was able to try to verdict 5 jury trials. After graduating law school and passing the bar, I was hired as an attorney and litigated both misdemeanor and felony cases, with most having positive results. In 2012 I entered private practice and have handled everything from DUI, 3 strikes, sex case and murder cases and have now tried to verdict no less than 50 cases.
2008 – 2012: Placer County Public Defender
2012 – 2016: Tower Legal Group
2016 – Current: The Gonzales Law Corporation
The Innocence Legal Team is a team of independent contractor attorneys. Each has their own law firm but have decided to work together as a team to overcome the financial power of the District Attorney’s Office and the District Attorney’s power from having vast assets to assist them in the prosecution of their cases. Our Team approaches allows us to combine our experience and our resources to be able to defend those that have been falsely accused against the District Attorney’s superior finances and size (but not skill.)