Learn About Our Firm

Brennan Defense is a criminal defense law firm dedicated to defending the legal rights of anyone who has been arrested for a felony or misdemeanor crime. J.P. Brennan started his law office with the goal of properly representing individuals throughout the Sacramento, California, area who have been accused of serious infractions of the law. Having worked as both a prosecutor and defense attorney throughout the years, Mr. Brennan has a unique view of the legal process and can use his experience to the advantage of his clients.

Why You Need a Strong Advocate on Your Side

When you have been charged with a crime, the most important decision you can make is choosing the right criminal defense attorney to represent you. The police and prosecutors in our city are committed to trying to convict you and can be extremely aggressive when it comes to building their case against you. To protect your rights, you need to have a highly-skilled criminal attorney who knows the courts on your side.

Having an experienced and effective defense lawyer helping you can mean the difference between a prison sentence and a reduced or dismissed charge. Mr. Brennan understands how stressful it can be to deal with the legal process when you have been accused of a crime. That is why he works so hard to advocate for you and your legal rights.

The Brennan Approach to Defense

The first step to helping you with your criminal charges is for you to sit down with our criminal law attorney for a consultation. This gives our lawyer the chance to find out exactly what happened, explain the law, and advise you on your options in your situation. It is the preferred goal of our attorney to get your case dismissed or to have you acquitted of all the charges.

When this best-case scenario is not possible, we use all of the available legal means to minimize the consequences for you. If a plea agreement is available, our attorney will evaluate the full impact of the proposal, including sentencing options and the effect on your criminal record, before advising you on how to proceed. If we believe it is in your best interests, your seasoned criminal defense attorney is fully prepared to take your case to trial.

How Our Law Office Helps You

There are many different ways our attorney can put his experience and knowledge of the law and of the courts to work for you. Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, our lawyer may take one or more of the following actions to improve your position:

  • Work to Get the Charges against You Dropped or Reduced
  • Interview Police & Other Parties Involved in the Criminal Situation to Uncover Inconsistencies or Exaggerations
  • Independently Investigate the Circumstances of the Crime
  • Search for & Engage Witnesses to the Crime Who May Testify on Your Behalf
  • Determine if Any of the Evidence against You Was Obtained Illegally
  • Bring in Private Investigators to Uncover Evidence in Your Favor
  • Hire Expert Witnesses to Strengthen Defense Arguments
  • Negotiate with Prosecutors to Minimize the Charges & Consequences

The Importance of Seeking Immediate Counsel

Even when you know you are innocent, the reality of the situation is that any delay in retaining a skilled defense lawyer may ultimately cost you your freedom. As a former prosecutor, J.P. Brennan understands the way prosecutors think and goes to work immediately to preserve evidence and witness accounts as well as to advise and prevent you from volunteering any statements that may be used later to hurt your case.

When you have been charged with a criminal offense, time is of the essence. You need immediate help from a skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney to ensure you receive the best possible results throughout the legal process.


Contact us to learn more about our law office and why we are the right choice to represent you. We offer free initial consultations to clients located throughout the communities of Sacramento, Rosemont, La Riviera, Florin, and Fair Oaks, California, as well as the surrounding areas.