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Susan M. Hearne, Attorney at Law

Susan Hearne has over thirty years of legal experience. As a graduate of Chico State University, and college professor ,she is familiar with the seriousness 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, 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 area of the law for those under 21 years of age with any alcohol related offense. We will defend your case, take your case to trial, and fight for your rights. 

Ms. Hearne has managed cases for 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.

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

What They’re Saying :

Ken M. 11/2013 Marin, CA

Our son had the need for a criminal attorney in Chico, and we live in the San Francisco Bay Area.  We realized we needed an attorney--and fast!!  We figured our best bet was to search the Internet which is where we ran across Susan's website and a slew of positive reviews.  After reading her bio and the numerous five-star reviews, we decided to contact Susan and were impressed with her knowledge, experience and compassion.  Upon meeting Susan, we really felt she had our son's best interests at heart and she was honest and up front with us about our son's case.  Upon leaving her office, we definitely felt a sense of relief knowing that she would do everything in her power to help our son.  Our son had numerous contacts with Susan during the process and he was very comfortable with her and couldn't say enough positive things about her.  

Susan kept our son and us informed and was extremely thorough, going above and beyond to prepare for his defense.  Due to her hard work and expertise, the case had a positive outcome.    
We will forever be indebted to Susan.  THANK YOU!!!!!  

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.

Chad H.10/2012   San Francisco, CA

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.