Jacqueline Davalos is an experienced trial attorney with over 9 years of jury trial and litigation experience. Over the course of her career, she has handled thousands of cases with excellent results.
Jacqueline has worked as a deputy public defender for several years, giving her an extensive inside knowledge of the justice and criminal court system. Throughout her career, Jacqueline has gained a reputation for zealously and confidently negotiating with prosecutors and judges to secure the best outcome for her clients.
Having also worked as an immigration attorney for a couple years in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Jacqueline has specialized knowledge to strategically navigate the criminal justice system to mitigate immigration consequences stemming from criminal charges.
Jacqueline has extensive jury trial experience obtaining acquittals in several California counties. She has handled cases involving gang shootings, robbery, drug sales, sexual assaults, attempted murder, rape, first and second-degree burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, assault with a firearm, hit and run, evading, bank robbery, carjacking, DUI, elder abuse, animal neglect, welfare fraud, domestic violence, firearm and drug possession, street racing, battery, auto theft and more.
She has successfully obtained dismissals in felony and misdemeanor cases for lack of evidence for the following charges:
Dismissed Misdemeanors Charges: resisting arrest, battery on a police officer, domestic violence, violation of a criminal protective order, vandalism, hit and run, evading, DUI
Dismissed Felony Charges: Aggravated battery Causing serious Bodily injury, receiving stolen property, transportation or sale of methamphetamine, Driving or taking a vehicle without consent, attempted elder abuse, Great Bodily Injury enhancement, felony criminal threats, assault with a firearm, gang enhancement, first-degree residential burglary second-degree burglary, Assault with a deadly weapon
In addition, she has also been successful in suppressing evidence, including firearms, that was illegally seized by law enforcement resulting in forced dismissals of cases.
Have conducted numerous jury trials to verdict. Acquittals in charges including: Elder abuse, domestic violence, Animal Neglect, Hit and Run, Resisting Arrest, violating a criminal protective order, drug possession, DUIs, street racing, speed contest, reckless driving and more.