Specialized Criminal Practice


Misdemeanor and Felony Representation


Our Criminal Practice began in 2002, working both as a prosecutor and public defender in different municipal venues.  Our representation of clients has included the successful trial defense of multiple felony and misdemeanor matters representing clients from all walks of life.  

Driving Under The Influence (DUI) Cases  


   We represent clients in Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases in almost all cases.     We also handle DMV administrative hearings when appropriate.  We vigorously represent our clients whether negotiating plea agreements or if necessary taking cases to trial when an acceptable plea agreement cannot be reached.


    We also represent clients in DMV Administrative Hearings, if the facts or circumstances are such as that they warrant the expenditure of the expense of pursuing that course of action.  More often, the attorney can provide a service that will allow a suspension to start and end during a time more convenient to the client.


Constitutional Issues: 


  This is an area of great interest to us as defenders of our shared Federal and State Constitutional Rights.  The US Constitution limits the exercise of Governmental powers.  When an arm of Government oversteps its authority and criminal charges are brought against a citizen as a result, an insult is done to all citizens.  In the case of the 4th Amendment's protection against warrantless search, the Exclusionary Rule serves to keep illegally obtained evidence out of court.  We have successfully obtained dismissal of charges against our clients by preparing and filing Motions to Suppress.


Selected Matters: 

    Our Criminal practice is determined on a case-by-case basis.  We are interested in accepting matters in which both counsel and client share a strong and abiding determination that the particular criminal prosecution is unjust and unwarranted.

        For additional information, or to schedule a confidential consultation,

To schedule a confidential consultation, contact us at, or call us at 707-637-7535. Our office is open Monday through Friday, from 8 am until 5 pm, and we are available by appointment in the evenings and on weekends.  Our 1st Floor office is located in the American Canyon City hall in Suite 102B and is ramped and handicapped accessible.

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Ralph Andino, Attorney at Law, in American Canyon, California, represents individuals throughout Northern California, including the communities of Napa, Sonoma, Vallejo, American Canyon, Benicia, Calistoga, Fairfield, Glen Ellen, Kenwood, Marin, Martinez, Novato, Petaluma, Pinole, Rodeo, Rohnert Park, San Rafael, St. Helena, Vacaville and Yountville; and in Contra Costa County, Lake County, Marin County, Mendocino County, Napa County, Solano County, Sonoma County and Yolo County.

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