Professional Criminal Defense

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With almost 30 years of criminal courtroom experience and an established record of success, we provide aggressive, professional representation in all criminal matters.  When you need real help – from a trial lawyer with credentials and proven results – contact us.

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We have the experience and the ability to defend you against the resources of the prosecution.  When your life and freedom are at stake, the right lawyer will make the difference.


We represent persons in the greater Sacramento area who are charged with crimes, including homicides, assaults, shootings, gang crimes, conveyancing and drug and sex offenses.

We’re always available to answer your questions. We’ll make sure you understand the process from beginning to end, and that you achieve the best possible result in your case — that’s our promise to you.



Expertise and talent in criminal defense is easy to claim – proving it is another matter.  Here are just a very few of the results Mr. Harned has achieved in Sacramento criminal cases.


“People v. Donald P., Docket No. 07M05441. In 2008, a jury found Donald P., a former law enforcement officer, NOT GUILTY of assault.”


People v. Brandon H., Docket No. 07F05726. In 2007, the District Attorney DISMISSED all drug sales charges after successful completion of a motion to suppress evidence.


People v. Andrew L., Docket 02F08094. In 2004, a jury found Andrew L. NOT GUILTY of the murder of one man, and reduced the murder charge of a second man to voluntary manslaughter.


People v. Christopher S., Docket 98F05980. In 2002, Christopher S. was found NOT GUILTY by a jury of murder in the shotgun slaying of a friend.


Leading Criminal Prosecutor

The firm was founded in 1996, who, as a well-established criminal prosecutor with a proven track record, applied his talents to defend those accused of crime.  Graduated valedictorian from law school in 1985, has 27 years of trial experience,  is a  veteran of well over 200 criminal jury trials, and is skilled both in negotiating with the District Attorney and in presenting your case to a jury.  Certified as a death penalty attorney and has tried a range of high profile cases including homicide, assault, sexual crimes, and drug possession and sale offenses.


What do clients say about the firm?

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