Susan M. Hearne, Attorney at Law
Susan Hearne has over thirty years of legal experience. Ms. Hearne was a Peace Officer for the State of California for 25 years, a Probation Officer in Riverside County, and a Deputy District Attorney in Butte County. She now uses those decades of experience in law enforcement to advocate for you.
As a Criminal Defense Attorney in Chico, Ms. Hearne frequently serves Butte, Colusa, Glenn and Tehama County. We will defend your Chico DUI, Butte County criminal case, or probation violation. We provide guidance through the complicated criminal justice system. There is a special aea of the law for those under 21 years of age with any alochol related offense. We can defend your case, take your case to trial, and fight for your rights.
We've managed cases to get mitigated sentences that will allow a provisional driver's license, house arrest and diversion.
With a strong criminal defense team behind her, Ms. Hearne offers reliable advice, effective legal pleadings, strong advocacy, and handles cases with positive results for reasonable fees.
What They’re Saying
Paul Z. 2/2013 Pleasanton, CA
If there were 6 stars available I would have given that many. Susan Hearne is an excellent Attorney. From my initial call through the final proceedings, Susan was always there to help guide us in the process. She explained things clearly and laid out a logical defense. Her associate Daniel Ledford was also very professional and extremely helpful. Additionally, I felt her rates were very reasonable and she is very timely in returning calls and spends as much time as necessary to help you understand the complexities of the legal system. We could not have done this without legal assistance and I believe that we would not have obtained the successful outcome without Susan handling the case. I consider Susan Hearne to be a premier Attorney and I would not hesitate to call her again if needed. Thank you Susan.
I fully recommend Susan Hearne to anyone needing an attorney. I contacted Susan after receiving a citation in Oroville and am completely satisfied by her services. From the first phone call, Susan proved to be knowledgeable and a competent professional while maintaining the feeling that I was talking about my legal trouble with a friend. Although Susan quoted me an extremely reasonable price, she never hesitated to quickly respond to my many questions in the weeks before my initial trial hearing.
ALL DRIVERS – Blood Alcohol Limit = 0.08% In the State of California it is crime for ANY driver to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.08% and above.
PROBATION - BAC LIMIT = 0.01% It is a crime for persons on probation for violating DUI laws to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.01% or above.
MINOR (under the age of 21) - BAC LIMIT = 0.01% It is a crime for persons under 21 years of age to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.01% or above.
MINOR (under the age of 18) - BAC LIMIT = 0.00% - ZERO TOLERANCE It is a crime for persons under 18 years of age to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.00% or above (zero tolerance).
COMMERCIAL DRIVERS - BAC LIMIT = 0.04% It is a crime for drivers of commercial vehicles to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) 0.04% or above.