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John Michael Kucera

John Michael Kucera

Experienced State and Federal Criminal Defense for 40 years.
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI ...
  • California
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Former Insurance Defense Counsel
Former Deputy District Attorney
Former Judge Protempore
Former Private Conflict Public Defender
Former Federal Defender

Well respected, hard fighting and personalized service in State and Federal Courts for 40 years.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    DUI & DWI
    Juvenile Law
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
Additional Practice Areas
  • Firearms and Weapons Offenses
  • I-5 Drug Smuggling Violations
  • Boating Under the Influence
  • Fish and Wildlife Law
  • Medical Marijuana and Cultivation
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER “Reasonable doubt for a reasonable price”
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    VISA, Mastercard, and Discover accepted. Aggressive defense of State and Federal violations.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Punjabi: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Sole Practitioner
Law Offices Of John M. Kucera
- Current
During the course of law school, John was a member of the San Fernando Neighborhood Legal Services Project as well as the Los Angeles County Bar Immigration Legal Services Project where he volunteered his time representing indigent clients. After becoming a member of the California and Federal Bar in 1980, he worked as associate Defense Counsel for major insurance companies, mainly in the area of personal injury. From 1982 through 1986, John served as a Deputy District Attorney for the Shasta County District Attorney's Office. There he prosecuted misdemeanor crimes and advanced to juvenile prosecution, prosecution of general major felonies, drug prosecution, major grow marijuana cultivation and methamphetamine lab prosecution. With the advent of new laws related to boating, he helped formulate the Shasta County Sheriff's Office Boating Under the Influence Program on Shasta Lake, and ended his tenure by prosecuting White Collar Crime cases. From 1986 to 1992, John maintained a private law practice dedicated solely to criminal defense and personal injury plaintiff cases. Between the dates of 1992 and 2000, John combined his talents with personal injury attorney, David Wilson to form the partnership of Kucera and Wilson which continued until July, 2000. Between 1995 and 1999, John was the Chairman of the Shasta-Trinity County Bar Association's Criminal Bar. As a Community College Instructor, he has taught criminal law and procedure as well as substance-abuse classes related to driving under the influence. He has lectured and trained members of the local bar, the National Park Service and Shasta County Sheriff's Office in law enforcement of Driving and Boating Under The Influence. Upon request of the court, he sits as a Shasta County Superior Court Judge "pro tempore" in traffic cases. Professional associations include membership in: CACJ (California Attorneys For Criminal Justice), CPDA (California Public Defender's Association), NACDL (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), and he is the Northern California contact Attorney for the NRA (National Rifle Association of America) on weapons-related issues.
Deputy District Attorney
Shasta County District Attorney's Office
Prosecutor on all criminal cases including: Marijuana Cultivation and Sales, White Collar Crimes, Juvenile Crimes, Firearms and Weapons Crimes, Sexual Assault Cases, Child Molest Cases, Violent and Serious felonies, Homocide, DUI/DWI, Boating under the Influence, Vehicular Homicide,Fish and Wildlife cases and Drug Labs
Defense Attorney
Insurance Defense Counsel
Defense of liability claims for major insurance companies.
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Law Degree
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Loyola Marymount University
B.B.A. | Business Administration
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Professional Associations
State Of California Community College Instructor
Activities: Taught classes in criminal law to college students and law enforcement.
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NACDL (National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers)
- Current
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CACJ (California Attorneys For Criminal Justice)
- Current
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United States Federal Court For the Northern District of California
Member of the Bar
- Current
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United States Federal Court For the Eastern District of California
Member of the Bar
- Current
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California State Bar  # 96527
- Current
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Shasta-Trinity County Bar Association
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Activities: (Chairman of the criminal section from 1994 to 1999)
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NRA (National Rifle Association)
Northern California Contact Attorney and member
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Contact & Map
1416 West Street
Redding, CA 96001
Telephone: (530) 241-1800
Fax: (530) 241-3897
Weaverville, NC, USA
Telephone: (530) 241-1800
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