Practice Areas Overview

The Law Offices of Steven C. Sabbadini is one of Yolo County’s premier criminal defense and personal injury firms, and we also assist clients with real estate matters and trust and estate planning. In particular, we have extensive experience handling the following types of cases:

CRIMINAL DEFENSE                  

We understand that good people sometimes make mistakes.  Whether you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor, our attorneys have the skills and experience to help.  Our in-depth knowledge of the local legal community, including the judges, prosecutors, probation department, police department, sheriff’s department, bail agents, and jails, puts us in a strong position to represent you.  The local district attorneys know that we are not afraid to take cases to trial, which in turn gives us an advantage in negotiating favorable plea arrangements.  In addition, we regularly deal with the University of California Davis Office of Student Judicial Affairs in matters of student discipline and dismissal.

In some circumstances, there may be alternatives to criminal prosecution for individuals charged with certain crimes.  At the Law Offices of Steven C. Sabbadini, we are familiar with local diversion and alternative jail programs, and have a wealth of experience with the various Drug Courts, Mental Health Courts, and diversion programs, which may allow drug, mental health and alcohol offenders to avoid jail time and a criminal record.

We represent clients charged with all felonies and misdemeanors, including but not limited to:

  • Domestic violence
  • Assault
  • Sex crimes
  • Firearm and Weapons violations
  • Drug crimes, including possession, sale and manufacturing
  • Property crimes
  • Juvenile law
  • Driver’s license issues and suspended licenses
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Cases
  • Expungement of Criminal and Juvenile Convictions
  • Reduction of Felonies to Misdemeanors for All Purposes
  • Restoration of Gun Rights

Our attorneys also have a particular understanding of the devastating consequences a criminal conviction can have on immigration matters.  A conviction can result in you being denied admission to the United States, being deported, or being unable to become a U.S. Citizen.

Additionally, we have specific expertise in handling driving under the influence (DUI) cases and the related DMV administrative hearings.  For more information, please see our DUI and frequently asked questions pages.


We have extensive experience handling virtually any type of personal injury case, including:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Dog attacks
  • Serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries

We take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis and advance all costs for investigators, experts, police records, and other items.  This means that you do not pay us anything up front; instead, we only take fees as a percentage of what we successfully recover for you.  While your case is ongoing, we advocate on your behalf with bill collectors so that you do not have to worry about paying your medical bills.  In most cases, we are able to arrange for all payment for medical bills to come from the proceeds of your case recovery.


While our practice largely focuses on handling criminal defense and personal injury matters, we have additional expertise handling real estate and trust and estate planning.


Over our years of experience with the local legal community, we have developed excellent working relationships with the judges and opposing counsel that you will likely encounter in your case.  Our many contacts within the community, including experienced investigators and prominent medical experts, can prove invaluable for uncovering all of the important evidence that can make a difference in your case.  To schedule a fee initial telephone consultation to discuss your case, contact the Law Offices of Steven C. Sabbadini today.