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  • former deputy public defender

    As a former Deputy Public Defender in Riverside County, Mr. Donath has always been on the defense side of the law. 

  • award winning certified criminal law specialist

    Top 100 Trial Attorneys in California 2012-2014, 2008 Trial Attorney of the Year by the Riverside County Public Defender's Office, and dozens of other awards and accolades.

  • a true passion for defending the accused

    Your lawyer should have a passion for defense, not just a passion for money. Reputation, vigor, and determination go a long way in this business.

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How Does Good Time Credit Work In California?

Posted in 3 STRIKES FAQ'S on June 4, 2018

When given a jail or prison sentence in California, all defendants want to know “how much time will I actually do?” This is because jails and prisons throughout California award extra credit towards a defendant’s sentence for “good behavior.” However, the amount of good time credit a defendant gets is limited by the law based…

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Posted in 3 STRIKES FAQ'S on February 10, 2013

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Gang Cases Update – People v. Rodriguez (California Supremes Bring Presents, Not Coal For Christmas)

Posted in 3 STRIKES FAQ'S,Gangs FAQ'S on January 9, 2013

For those criminal defense attorneys who practice serious and violent felony defense, Santa Claus (acting in the form of the California Supreme Court) brought a major Christmas present over the holiday season. On December 27th while everyone was checked out of the office and still recovering from Christmas turkey overload, the Cal Sup’s handed down…

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