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Alameda County Criminal Defense and DUI Defense Attorney representing those charged with misdemeanors & felonies in San Francisco Bay Area

Ms. Jensen has been providing quality criminal defense to the accused in the Alameda County since 1996 including persons criminally charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of Alcohol and or Drugs, possession of drugs or weapons, being under the influence of drugs, domestic violence, burglary, robbery, possession of stolen property, theft, embezzlement, and a wide variety of other misdemeanors and felonies.  She has taken many cases through jury trial.  Although her office is located in Hayward near the Alameda County Superior Court Hayward Hall of Justice, she provides criminal defense all over the East Bay including all Alameda and Contra Costa County Courts serving the following cities and communities:  Alameda, Alamo, Albany, Antioch, Ashland, Bay Point, Benicia, Berkeley, Brentwood, Byron, Castro Valley, Clayton, Concord, Danville, Dublin, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Hercules, Lafayette, Livermore, Martinez, Moraga, Newark, Niles, Oakland, Orinda, Pacheco, Piedmont, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Richmond, Rodeo, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, San Pablo, San Ramon, Sunol, Union City, and Walnut Creek.  Out of area cases are also accepted such as Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco Counties.

Ms. Jensen dilligently investigates each case to find any and all viable defenses.  Recently, Ms. Jensen uncovered evidence that the Alameda County Crime Lab began training police officers on the DUI breath test device BEFORE their training was approved by the Department of Health Services.   This jewel paid off for many clients having their driving priviledges restored and obtaining much better resolution in their criminal cases.  Recently one such case resolved as a "wet reckless" that was bargained down from a second offense DUI, another was a first offense and it was DISMISSED!.  

 Ms. Jensen is a member of California DUI Lawyers Association, California Public Defender's Association, and Alameda County Bar Association.

Ms. Jensen can easily be reached for a consultation by calling the above number.  If someone is in jail, we will accept collect calls from Santa Rita and other local jails.  If you received a call from a friend or family member who is incarcerated, please obtain as much identifying information as possible, including; date of birth, prisoner finding number, and correct spelling of the true legal name and call me immediately.  Hiring an attorney before bail is set or posted will in most cases result in a reduction of the bail fee.

A little personal info/Background - Ms. Jensen was born and raised in Alameda County.  Her father was a Machinist and her mother worked for a cookie company.  Ms. Jensen worked various waitress and bartending jobs in the San Leandro and Hayward area prior to attending college.  Ms. Jensen continued to tend bar at night while attending college during the day.  After graduating from Chabot College with Highest Honors, Ms. Jensen transferred to California State University, Hayward (Not ebay) where she earned a "Bachelor in Arts" in Psychology with a Political Science Minor.  Ms. Jensen graduated Magna Cum Laude and earned the "Outstanding Student" Award from the Psychology Department.  Ms. Jensen moved to Los Angeles where she earned her law degree from Southwestern University.  Ms. Jensen returned to the Bay Area and finished her legal education  at Santa Clara University. 

Professional History - While in Law School, Ms. Jensen knew she wanted to practice Criminal Law and began gaining experience.  She clerked for a semester with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and then for several months with the Santa Cruz County Public Defender's Office, Alameda County Public Defender's Office and then under the supervision of private attorneys.  After passing the bar exam, she opened her own practice in San Leandro in 1996 and later moved to Hayward, Ms. Jensen's practice is limited to "criminal defense" and the majority of her clients are charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), to date she has represented hundreds of persons charged with "driving under the influence" (DUI) and taken many DUI cases to trial.  Ms. Jensen has been a speaker at seminars and is recognized in her field as an experienced and talented criminal defense attorney. 

Ms. Jensen is a licensed member of the California State Bar.  Ms. Jensen is a member of the Alameda County Bar Association, the Alameda County Criminal Court Appointed Panel, California Public Defender's Association, and California DUI Lawyer's Association (formerly "duece defenders"). 

Ms. Jensen can speak to you in person about your Alameda or Contra Costa County case if you call and make an appointment at her Hayward office. 

Legal Disclaimer -  The opinions and information expressed on this website are not intended to give legal advise to any specific person.  The reader is advised to seek legal counsel immediately if arrested for a DUI or other offense.  This information is of a general nature intended for readers 21 years of age or older (DUI laws differ for those under 21), and based on California Law.  Since the DUI laws change faster than I can change this website, it is critical that you consult with an attorney immediately to preserve your rights and chances of obtaining the best possible outcome on your particular case.

You think I am kidding.  No joke, the Vehicle Code was basically rewritten in a series of changes in the law that went into effect January 1999, June 1999, and January 2000, now again the legislature is drastically changing the DUI laws as we have had new laws effective January 2005, September 20, 2005 and January 2006. 

A note about this website and internet marketing.  This website was personally created for free on domain manager.  I pay $85.00 per year to maintain the domain name.  I do not pay a fancy consultant/agency/webservice to post airbrushed pictures and place false and misleading references, therefore I do not have that added cost that would in turn raise my rates.  I can provide REAL live references upon request.  If you are one of those internet marketing outfits, sorry I am not interested and please quit calling me.