Honest, hardworking, passionate and professional are words clients have used to describe our Criminal & DUI Defense Law Firm. The Law Offices of Matthew S. Luzaich strives to achieve excellent results while at the same time maintaining the personalized service we are reputed for.

Facing criminal charges is one of the most stressful events a person can go through in life. The mission of our office is to provide personal, compassionate, and above all, zealous and effective representation for our clients.

It‘s our goal to achieve the best result possible while minimizing the scarring effect the criminal justice system can have on a person.


Criminal defense is like no other profession and it requires more than just an understanding of the law and court system. Counseling our clients is an important aspect of our work. We understand the impact on your life the process will have. This is a service-oriented profession, and a lawyer who cannot also be a counselor will be an ineffective representative. Being charged with a crime is a life-changing experience, and retaining an attorney who cares about how this experience will be remembered should be a top concern for you.

We are not former prosecutors or police officers. We are criminal defense lawyers dedicated solely to the practice of criminal defense and have advocated on behalf of only the accused since day one.


We practice in the counties of Butte, Glenn, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba. We defend all criminal cases from speeding tickets to serious felonies and achieve excellent results for our clients. This includes DUI charges, minor in possession charges, resisting arrest charges and expungements. We are prepared to aggressively represent you.

We provide free legal consultations to discuss the unique facts of your case, the options available to you, and defenses you may have. We’re also willing to arrange flexible payment plans that fit your budget.

Defending clients in the counties of Butte, Glenn, Sutter, Tehama & Yuba.

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Recent Chico Criminal Defense Cases

People v. E.A.Charge(s): DUI + resisting arrestResult: Reduced to wet-reckless
People v. S.A.Charge(s): DUI w/ .12% BACResult: Reduced to wet-reckless
People v. D.W.Charge(s): felony car theft, felony criminal threats, 2nd DUIResult: Misdemeanor car theft and 2nd DUI with no jail time.
People v. R.B.Charge(s): minor in possessionResult: Dismissed
People v. E. G.Charge(s): DUI w/ .12% BACResult: Reduced to wet-reckless
People v. J.P.Charge(s): speeding + no insuranceResult: Dismissed
People v. G.H.Charge(s): DUI w/ excessive BAC .28%Result: No jail time
People v. J.T.Charge(s): failure to appear + violation of probationResult: Community service
People v. M.V.Charge(s): child abuseResult: Dismissed
People v. F.Z.Charge(s): minor in possessionResult: Dismissed

These case results do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.

Call Us Today For Your Free Initial Chico Criminal Defense Consultation

(530) 809-1752