About Us

Lead Attorney Susan Hearne was a Peace Officer for the State of California for over 25 years, a Probation Officer in Riverside County, and a Deputy District Attorney in Butte County. She now uses that experience to advocate for you. She trained police officers and teaches at the local college. If you need a Butte County, Glenn County or Chico DUI attorney, call us.

Our Criminal Defense Firm has offices in Chico and Oroville. We serve Butte, Glenn and Tehama County. We have provided Defense services in Yuba County Court and Plumas County Court.

We handle cases from Minor In Possession, an infraction, to serious Felonies. We take every MIP to trial, mitigate sentences and Fight for your rights!! We are experienced, professional and our reputation is dependent on a win. Ms. Hearne conducted DUI arrests as an officer, and trained officers in the law of DUI arrests.

Our clerks and investigators include retired law enforcement officers, law school graduates, and staff with years of professional experience. We’re a great team providing you with the skills and experience needed from a top notch DUI and Criminal Defense firm.

We are able to offer affordable representation on your DUI, including driving while suspended, DUI causing property damage or injury, and underage drinking issues. We protect your rights, freedom, and financial future, providing experienced advice and detailed information to individuals experiencing difficult times.

With a strong criminal defense team, we offer reliable advice, effective legal pleadings, strong advocacy, positive results AND reasonable fees. We conduct your Butte County criminal case with respect for the client, and an aggressive defense for you. We keep up to date on the many changes in DUI law. Consultation is free.

Client Reviews:

BEST THERE IS !  2018 ” Susan is not only a great attorney, but she is dedicated and passionate in helping her clients. I sought help from her for a DUI I was charged with. Susan and her staff kept me updated during the entire legal process and guided me on what to expect along the way. I would spend every last penny and hire Susan again if I was ever in legal trouble.”

June 2016 “Red Bluff DUI. Probation terminated and DUI expunged from my record thanks to the hard work and dedication of Susan and her staff. ” Saratoga, CA Yelp review

February 2016 “For anyone needing someone on your side, Susan is the person to contact. …From the first phone conversation to the continued updates, Susan was exemplary.  She knows the system, knows the players and always has a logical and practical game plan. Her fee is very reasonable, worth every penny. …I couldn’t recommend Susan any higher.” Yelp review

May 2015 “If I could give Susan more stars I would. She gives great advice and will go the extra mile to ensure the best results are achieved! If I ever need an attorney again I will be sure to call her.”Google Circles

June 2014  “Susan was an excellent Lawyer and literally helped me through every part of the legal court process. She was also there for me with support when i did not know what was happening in and out of the courtroom.I would highly recommend her to anyone needing an attorney. Thanks again for everything!!!” -JR

March 2013 “I recommend Susan to anyone in need of a lawyer in Butte County. I was facing charges that could have resulted in serious fines, jail time, and a complete devastation to my future. Susan got my case dismissed and in the end I had no charges filed . ” Avvo review

September 2012: “Dependable and Trustworthy ”  Posted by GU, a DUI client.

We provide criminal defense, and DUI defense. Our Minor in Possession Attorneys fight cases in Butte County towns and cities : Bidwell Park, The Sacramento River in Chico, Biggs, Butte College, Chico, CSU Chico, Chico State University, Chico State Dorms, Gridley, Oroville, Feather Falls Casino, Gold Country Casino.We advocate for student’s rights and will  coordinate representation for any Judicial Council hearing at Chico State.

Primary Practice

Criminal Defense
DUI, Minor in Possession
Fights, Domestic Violence
Marijuana, Drug Violations


Chico State University -  Bachelor of Arts, Public Administration
Cal Northern School of Law -Juris Doctorate


Law Office of Dane Cameron, Defense Attorney
State of California, Peace Officer
Butte County, Deputy District Attorney
Riverside County,
Juvenile Division Probation Officer

Teaching Positions

California State University, Chico, California
University of San Diego, California
California State Parks
Butte College, Oroville, California




Here at Chico DUI attorney, we have our own mascot! Justice is in the office year round to keep us happy and working hard. Come visit us and get your share of Justice!