About Norcal Criminal Law

Susan M. Hearne


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530-580-8LAW (530-580-8529)

Attorney Susan M. Hearne and Brenden R. Blake 

Our Northern California Criminal Defense Attorneys handle misdemeanor, felony, DUI and juvenile cases throughout Butte, Glenn, Tehama,and Colusa County. We will defend Military personnel in Yuba County ( near Beal AFB)  We thank our Military for their Service, and will fight for your rights as you fought to protect our Country. We serve Plumas County, getting favorable results for your clients.

Our Office in Chico and Red Bluff has Criminal Defense and DUI lawyers. These include an Honorably retired Peace Officer and a former prosecutor.  Our Private Investigator is former law enforcement and police trainer. Together with our private detectives and forensic experts, we work as a team, drawing on more than half a century of law enforcement experience.

We know firsthand how cops and district attorneys put together cases. We used to be in their shoes. We have the playbook. Now we use this knowledge to your advantage in fighting your criminal charges.


Attorney Susan M. Hearne has over thirty years of legal experience. As a graduate of California State University Chcio, and college professor, she is familiar with the seroiusness of criminal issues and one's future. 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 to advocate for you.

As a Criminal Defense Attorney in Chico, Ms. Hearne frequently serves Butte, 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 area of the law for those under 21 years of age with any alochol related offense. We will defend your case, take your case to trial, and fight for your rights. 

We have successfully fought cases in Butte County DUI's,  Glenn County Drug and Domestic Violence cases, and Tehama County Felony, serious drug cases, assaults and murder. , 

Ms. Hearne has 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.

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Primary Practice Education
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
Experience Teaching Positions
Law Office of Dane Cameron, Defense Attorney
State of California, Peace Officer 
Butte County, Deputy District Attorney 
Riverside County,
Juvenile Division Probation Officer
California State University, Chico, California
University of San Diego, California
California State Parks
Butte College, Oroville, California