Alison Lee Bermant

Alison Lee Bermant

DUI and criminal defense lawyer in Truckee and Tahoe City.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence
  • California
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Jeffrey  Wood
Jeffrey Wood December 20, 2021
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I have known Ms. Bermant for 20+ years and she has always been one of the premier defense attorneys in Northern California. Ms. Bermant is ethical and tenacious, and will always fight for you to get you the best resolution on your case. If I were in any trouble, she would be my first call!
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I am an experienced DUI and criminal defense Lawyer, and I have successfully represented clients throughout Nevada, Placer and Sierra counties for diverse cases including Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Drug Possession/Sales, Domestic Violence, Vehicular Manslaughter and Sexual Assault since 1999. For examples of cases, check out my website at MY LOCAL CONTACTS HELP YOU!

In addition, as a Truckee Lawyer I have represented numerous clients in DMV Administrative Suspension Hearings, Probation and Parole Violation Hearings, Setting aside Convictions, and Reduction of Felonies to Misdemeanors.

I am passionate about responsible and legal use of medical marijuana and strongly and fairly representing those who have been harshly punished by past marijuana laws and the legal system. If you have been persecuted for felony possession, sales or production, I may be able to reduce your charges to misdemeanors or remove them from your record altogether. As your local attorney here in Truckee, I’m here to help.

My office is located in downtown Truckee, just blocks away from the courthouse. Hiring local counsel is a benefit to you!

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Alison Bermant Attorney at Law
California St Univ Chico
Undergraduate Degree
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McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Law Degree
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Professional Associations
California DUI Lawyers Association
- Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
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California Public Defenders Association
- Current
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California State Bar  # 202836
- Current
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13 Questions Answered
Q. CA ATTY's :Is an SR22 start date the date of admin suspension received from the DMV or the date of court conviction?
A: It is 3 years from the date you reinstated your driving privilege. You can always call the DMV Mandatory Actions Unit to confirm the exact date that happened.
Q. Completing form CR-180 for a felony DUI. If I’m looking to expunge this, how would I do that?
A: It is a two part process but fortunately the form includes this language: 8. Petitioner requests that the eligible felony offenses listed above be reduced to misdemeanors under Penal Code section 17(b)

and eligible misdemeanor offenses be reduced to infractions under Penal Code section 17(d)(2). You may want to circle that and remind the court of this at the time of your hearing. The petition must be served on the DA and probation department 15 days before the court hearing.
Q. Expunging felony Dui
A: Unfortunately a DUI cannot be made an infraction as that is not authorized by statute so even if you ask yes the judge cannot grant that request.
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Law Office of Alison Bermant
10098 Jibboom Street
Ste 102
Truckee, CA 96161
Telephone: (530) 550-0529
Cell: (530) 550-0529
Fax: (530) 582-4505
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 3 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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