High Profile Defense

Allen Sawyer is among the area’s top attorneys for high-profile cases involving criminal defense and white-collar crime. His highly sought-after expertise is shown on television, in news publications, and in California courtrooms. If you need a skilled attorney who has worked on both sides of the aisle, you need Allen Sawyer in your corner.

Criminal Defense

Choosing the right California criminal defense lawyer is the first critical step in the process of ensuring that your rights are protected when charged with a crime.  Attorney Allen Sawyer is a former California prosecutor and has first-hand expertise on both sides of the legal aisle.

Federal Defense

When your legal matter heads to Federal Court, you need serious representation for an aggressive outcome. Allen Sawyer has worked both sides of the aisle and is fully prepared to defend your case accordingly.

Drug Crimes Lawyer

Whether you have been convicted of simple possession or possession with intent to sell, Allen Sawyer is fully prepared to fight for your Constitutional rights and protect your freedom to either reduce your punishment or negotiate an alternative sentence.

White Collar Defense

White collar crime defense takes a certain amount of patience and expertise. While working as a former prosecutor, California White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney Allen Sawyer received specialized training in how to prosecute white collar crimes.

Your Attorney Matters

Representing individuals charged with crimes in the Center Valley area, Allen Sawyer’s experience as a Stockton criminal defense attorney spans a wide array of charges.

Criminal Defense

Northern California Criminal Defense Attorney Allen Sawyer not only understands both ends of the legal system, but also has personal experience as both lawyer and defendant.

Federal Crimes

From white collar defense to Grand Jury representation, bring your business crimes, fraud charges, income tax crimes, and other serious felonies to Mr. Sawyer for aggressive representation.

Drug Crimes Defense

It’s important to stay abreast of California drug and marijuana laws when it comes to defense matters. Allen Sawyer is proficient in drug laws and will fight for your Constitutional rights.

White Collar Defense

As a former California prosecutor, Allen Sawyer understands white collar crimes and defense from both sides of the aisle.


Embezzlement breaches a relationship of trust. California embezzlement defense lawyer Allen Sawyer understands embezzlement charges and provides an aggressive defense.

Your Attorney Matters

The most important aspect of your defense is your attorney. Northern California attorney Allen Sawyer provides exemplary legal services to his clients.

Hardworking and Caring

Mr. Sawyer is extremely hardworking and compassionate. He truly cares about what’s best for his clients and goes the extra mile to make sure you get the best possible outcome.

NOTE: Mr. Sawyer has also won millions of dollars for his clients as a personal injury lawyer.



Honest and Respected

Best criminal attorney in the Central Valley. Allen Sawyer has the knowledge, expertise, experience to represent you effectively with your case. His 22 years of experience gives him the insight into how to win your case.

Mr Sawyer is honest and respected. I have been very pleased with the outcome. He is diligent and works hard to represent his clients. I would highly recommend this guy!

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Conscientious, Ethical & Diligent

I have consulted and hired Mr. Sawyer on numerous occasions. I have always found his performance to be impeccable. His is extremely informative and well versed in numerous aspects of the law. His advice has always been insightful and most importantly, useful! I have found him to be most trustworthy and ethical.




Effort to resolve client's case

Best Defense Lawyer in the Central Valley!

Mr. Sawyer is very effective. He is approachable and open to questions and personal concerns. There were many loose ends that could have caused trouble for my case, but Mr. Sawyer went above and beyond the call of duty (beyond what most lawyers would do) to make a positive outcome. The prosecution was left with their jaws open and a look of dismay way before the case was over. The jury did not have to deliberate long to come back with a decision of not guilty.

D.C. Royce


Sawyer Obtains Early Jail Release Due to COVID-19

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 For two counts of wire fraud, Jim A. Meron had served about a third of his 33-month federal prison sentence when Allen Sawyer’s efforts led Chief District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller to grant Meron’s compassionate release...

Sawyer Client Avoids Lifetime Registration & Jail Time

Attorney Allen Sawyer’s efforts in court prompt the reduction of felony sex crime charges to misdemeanors. Entering his jury trial in San Joaquin County Superior Court late last month, Brian W. faced charges of felony sex crimes involving a minor, charges that not...

Media Runs with Out-of-Context Facebook Comment

Media runs with out-of-context Facebook comment, resulting in death threats and bad press for retired California police officer Billy Dishman. Allen Sawyer steps in. From June 26, 2020, onward, the major news outlets took a comment posted to a [now deleted] Facebook...

Former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva Avoids Jail Time

Former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva avoids jail time, as he was charged with felony conflict of interest and can substitute an alternative work program for incarceration. Stockton Criminal Defense Attorney Allen Sawyer represented Silva and is responsible for the...

Stockton Attorney Secures Release

Stockton Attorney secures release for COVID-19-risk prisoner in jail. The COVID-19 outbreak at a California prison prompted Stockton Attorney Allen Sawyer to rebuke a denied motion. Mr. Sawyer (and counsel) filed and won a motion for reconsideration. This motion was...

Former Stockton Mayor Silva Avoids Jail Time

STOCKTON, CALIF. (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 21, 2019 In case # STK-CR-FE-2017-2704, five months after pleading no contest to a conflict of interest charge, in San Joaquin County Superior Court former Stockton mayor Anthony Silva was formally sentenced to 90 days in jail, three...

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