Criminal Defense

When arrested or accused of a crime, whether it is a felony or misdemeanor you need an experienced criminal defense attorney that can aggressively fight for your legal rights. Having a criminal record can immediately impact the prospect of your future and ability to support your family.

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We have handled hundreds of cases related to DUI arrests (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs) in northern California. You need an experienced Chico DUI attorney at your side that is familiar with the local courts, judges and district attorneys.

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Personal Injury

As Chico personal injury lawyers, we have helped many people recover financial compensation for injuries due to someone else’s negligence. Personal injuries can have permanent medical consequences. As a result you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, and lost wages.

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Family Law

Divorce issues can be the most stressful and anxiety provoking experiences. As Chico divorce attorneys and child custody lawyers, our firm has the knowledge to vigorously represent your legal rights and the interest of your children. PLEASE NOTE: A small fee is charged for Family Law Consultations.

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Exceptional Ability & Experience

We understand this can be a difficult time in your life dealing with your legal situation and choosing the right attorney can be a challenging decision. We are compassionate and detailed oriented attorneys that will aggresively protect your rights.  As a well respected firm, our lawyers are devoted to win, treat every client with respect, and a desire to make things right for our clients.

What Sets us Apart

Every case – whether it is a criminal, DUI, personal injury or family law issue, it is thoroughly reviewed from a teamwork approach and frequently two attorneys are assigned to each case. The benefit to our clients is that this allows us to combine skills to find creative solutions to your legal matters. A complete investigation will be conducted into the circumstances and facts surrounding your legal situation. Our criminal defense attorneys in Chico will work to uncover evidence that is favorable to your case and fully investigate the evidence presented against you.

Our team of personal injury lawyers is committed  to provide you the personalized expert attention you deserve. We represent individuals and families through assertive representation and take pride in our dedication to resolve your case with the maximum compensation.

We are compassionate family law attorneys in Chico that understand the emotional stress of your current situation. A divorce, child custody and family law case does not always have to be a combative experience, but it generally is. As an experienced Chico family law lawyer, I will assertively represent you in your family law matters and ensure that your divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, division of property, restraining orders and other family law matters are resolved with the interest of protecting your legal rights.

Case Results

  • Full Policy Limits

  • Client faced 14 days in Jail. With our expert negotiation skills client received probation and reduced fines.

    2nd DUI Offence, CVC 22153 (a)

Over 40 Years of Combined Experience

Lawyer knowledgeable about all local courts, judges and district attorneys



Client Satisfaction

The majority of our referrals are made by previously satisfied client with our legal representation


honest lawyer that provides results

I am a business owner and my driver’s license is very important to make a living. I was emotionally devastated when I was arrested………

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About the Firm
Amaya & Associates provides each client with attentive, personalized legal services and representation. You can count on us to find the best solution to your legal situation. We prepare to fight at every step and strive to achieve the results that matter to you.

Attorney Maria J. Amaya

Commitment & Integrity

Our firm treats every client with respect and personal attention. We have successfully and professionally represented thousands of clients for the past 14 years. Our greatest strength is our experience and concentration in multiple areas of law. This knowledge and expertise allow us to review your case from different legal perspectives and identify the best solutions. We deliver results.

Get the Representation You Need

Choosing The Right Attorney Can Make All The Difference

If you or a loved are facing a legal tough situation, seek immediate advice. Our lawyer have expert skills in the areas of Criminal Defense, DUI, Personal Injury and Family Law. We strive to help every individual with superior legal representation.

Laywers You Can Trust

Experienced and aggressive attorneys you can count on. Our clients receive instant advice and counsel from the moment they speak to our team of lawyers. We understand that legal problems can have serious consequences on individuals and families. Our goal is to protect your future from potentially devastating consequences. LET US HELP YOU.

Amaya & Associates – Attorneys At Law


341 Flume Street
Suite C, Chico, CA 95928

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