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Mr. Michael J. Wise

Mr. Michael J. Wise

Wise Law Group
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, White Collar Crime
  • California
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J. M. August 18, 2023
If you need Legal Help, Stop Looking! Mike Wise is a Blessing! Responsive to your concerns and communications Will not minimize your case or anxiety. Keeps you informed with honest updates and expected next steps and likelihoods. Kind, responsive, top legal mind. My wife and I researched the top Lawyers in the Sacramento Area. Mike Wise’s name came up consistently as did a few others. I called and spoke with probably 5 of the top 10 lawyers in the Sacramento area. Many of them seemed very competent and capable. What was missing was a human connection, empathy. Mike not only knows the law as well as any lawyer, but he knows how to speak and communicate with people. That is just as important if not more when someone is arguing on your behalf. Our case was small compared to what they usually take on. Minor felony or more likely a misdemeanor. That did not matter to Mike. He understood right away that we were stressed, and highly anxious over the situation. Our case took a little over a month to resolve. In that time, we heard from Mike or his office each week. Sometimes more if there were updates. In the end, Mike got our case dismissed by the prosecutor. Our case was an honest misunderstanding of which we had no criminal intent. However, it could have gone a very different way. Mike was able to convince the prosecutor of this fact to prevent a trial, which saved us countless dollars and more importantly, all the stress and anxiety. Mike is now our Lawyer. I cannot say enough about their professionalism, and empathy.
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Michael Wise brings 25 years of criminal trial experience. He has served as both a prosecutor and defense attorney. In that capacity, Mr. Wise has earned the respect of the local bench and law enforcement. Having secured several acquittals on a variety of cases, including homicide, sexual assault, rape, fraud, assault, domestic violence and others, Mr. Wise is regarded as the premier criminal defense attorney in Sacramento and Northern California.

Mr. Wise is frequently invited to speak as a guest commentator on television. Likewise, he frequently teaches Advanced Officer Training programs to California Detectives, focusing on their obligation to be ethical in their investigations. Mr. Wise also instructs students and regarding Concealed Carry Weapons classes.

Mr. Wise's reputation and experience frequently lend credibility to his defense of clients accused of criminal conduct. He is well regarded as an experienced, efficient and professional trial attorney who fights aggressively for his clients. That reputation also assists Mr. Wise in negotiations on behalf of clients who don't want to proceed to trial, but rather simply seek to resolve their case on the best terms and need their counsel to negotiate aggressively on their behalf.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    White Collar Crime
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Wise Law Group
Trial Attorney / President
Wise Law Group
- Current
I have tried multiple matters before jury ranging from simple DUI cases to assault, fraud, cannabis and narcotics matters up to an including gang allegations and several homicide trials.
Deputy District Attorney
Sacramento County District Attorney
Felony Prosecutor. Emphasis in gang prosecution, domestic violence and serious juvenile offenders.
Trial Attorney
Burger Plavan Law Firm
Represented corporate, private and municipal clients in complex litigation matters.
Deputy District Attorney
Contra Costa Distrtict Attorney
Prosecuted criminal matters ranging from simple misdemeanors to felony offenses.
California State University - Sacramento
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University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
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Top 100 Trial Attorneys in California
National Trial Lawyers Association
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
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Sacramento County Bar Association.
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California State Bar
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National Trial Lawyers Association
Top 100 Trial Attorney
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Activities: Recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association.
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Websites & Blogs
Michael J. Wise's Website Profile
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Wise Law Group
455 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
Telephone: (916) 498-9473
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Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
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Sunday: Closed
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