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CHOOSING THE "BEST" DUI LAWYER

CHOOSING A DUI ATTORNEY 

Choosing a DUI Lawyer can be a difficult task. There are some things to keep in mind, however, as you research who you want to represent you against your California Drunk Driving (DUI) charge.

First, you want to be sure that the law firm focuses on the defense of DUI.

Second, you want to make sure that the DUI lawyers are well-trained in the defense of DUI. The lawyer should belong to organizations that require the attorney to receive continuing legal training in the area of DUI defense, like the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), the California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA). These two organizations ensure that its members keep up-to-date on drunk driving laws.

Third, the DUI Attorney should be a DUI Trial Attorney. Defending a person charged with DUI requires the lawyer to be a DUI Trial Lawyer, knowledgeable in the law and the science of DUI.

Fourth, the DUI Lawyer should have received high reviews within the legal community, particularly the DUI community; but more importantly, the DUI Lawyer should have received high reviews from past or former DUI clients. Checking out the DUI Lawyers reviews on AVVO is a good start, so our Google and Yelp. Lastly, the DUI Attorney should communicate well with you. If the DUI Lawyer is not a good communicator, how can he/she be expected to effectively communicate your California DUI case to a jury?

CHOOSING THE "BEST" OR "TOP-RATED" CALIFORNIA DUI ATTORNEY 

In choosing the "Best" or "Top-Rated" California DUI Defense Lawyer, you have to do your homework.  You must be sure that he or she regularly practices in the county out of which your case will be heard; meaning, that he or she knows the courts and the policies and procedures of the court in which your case will be heard. 

In choosing the "Best" or "Top-Rated" DUI Attorney, you must also be sure that the California DUI Lawyer not only knows the prosecutors and the judges, but also that the California DUI Attorney knows how those prosecutors and judges view the crime of DUI and where the prosecutors and judges stand on DUI sentencing.

In choosing the "Best" or "Top-Rated" California DUI Lawyer in the county in which your case will be heard, you will also need to be certain, at an absolute minimum, that he or she is a member of, and active participant in, organizations that specialize in the defense of driving under the influence (DUI).

These organizations are essential to the DUI Lawyers training in the defense of driving under the influence (DUI) cases. These organizations include: the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) and the California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA).

It would also be of importance to know whether the California DUI Defense Attorney was a lecturer or speaker at events put on by organizations specializing in training lawyers the defense of DUI.

YOUR CALIFORNIA DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEY MUST KNOW BOTH THE LAW AND THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE DEFENSE OF DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE 

In choosing the best California DUI Defense Lawyer, it is absolutely imperative that you know whether the attorney, and/or any of the DUI Lawyers in the firm, has received any specialized training in the defense of driving under the influence (DUI) cases. Such training would include whether the DUI attorney is qualified in the Administration of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) under the guidelines set forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Better yet, that he or she has also qualified as a Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor under the guidelines set forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  

Such training would also include training on the administration of breath testing, and how the breath test devices are maintained and calibrated. Knowledge of breath testing is an absolute must for any DUI Defense attorney representing you against driving under the influence charges in Orange County or anywhere in California.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS ARE NOT DUI LAWYERS 

The defense of driving under the influence (DUI) cases is a very specialized discipline of criminal defense. Not all criminal defense lawyers are DUI defense lawyers. The defense of driving under the influence (DUI) cases involves a thorough understanding of the complex issues of science and law associated with the defense of a driving under the influence (DUI) charge.

A competent DUI defense lawyer must understand the science behind the science of DUI. In choosing the Best California DUI Defense Lawyer, you should be sure that he or she is up-to-date on the “trends” in the scientific literature associated with the charge of driving under the influence.  

It is important to know whether the DUI defense attorney keeps up with DUI case law. Barry T. Simons is the co-author of the two-volume treatise on California Drunk Driving Law entitled: California Drunk Driving Law.  The treatise is often considered "The Bible of DUI Defense" in California by lawyers and judges throughout the State.

Each of the four DUI Defense Attorneys of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons is a Contributing Editors to the treatise.  

Knowing the law is half the battle in the defense of a DUI charge, the law can make the difference between a DUI conviction and a dismissal through a motion to suppress and/or other pretrial motion.

Knowing the science is the other half of the battle because if you do not know the science behind the defense of a driving under the influence charge, how can you expect to go toe-to-toe with the prosecution’s expert? The DUI Defense Attorneys of the Law Office know the science and the law. 

If you were arrested for DUI in California, there is no need to look any further than the DUI Lawyers of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons for your DUI Defense needs.

THE DUI DEFENSE LAWYERS OF THE LAW OFFICE OF BARRY T. SIMONS PROVIDE THE ABSOLUTE BEST ORANGE COUNTY DUI DEFENSE - CALL TODAY - 888-938-4911 

If you are charged with a DUI in California, you should immediately contact a California DUI attorney to handle your California DUI case.  The chart below can be used when researching DUI law firms. Chances are that you are not going to find a more qualified DUI Defense Team than the Orange County DUI Defense Attorneys of The Law Offices of Barry T. Simons: California’s Recognized Leaders in DUI Defense.

CALIFORNIA DUI LAWYER COMPARISON CHART

 

Questions

Law Office of  Barry T. Simons

    Lawyer #2         

1.

Are you 1 of only 45 "Board Certified" DUI Attorneys in the United States?

YES

 

 

 

2.

Are you a “Specialized Member” of the California DUI Lawyers Association?

YES

 

 

 

3.

Are you “AV-Rated” and “Recognized” as “Preeminent” by Martindale Hubbell's Attorney-Rating Service? (Only the Top 5% are Recognized)

YES

 

 

 

4.

Do you have a “10.0/10.0” Rating from AVVO, the Attorney-Rating Service?

YES

 

 

 

5.

Are you one of the 5% of California DUI Defense Lawyers “Recognized” by their peers as a “SUPERLAWYER”?

YES

 

 

 

6.

Are you Qualified to “Administer” the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFSTS)?

YES

 

 

 

7.

Are you Qualified as an “Instructor” for the Administration of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTS)?

YES

 

 

 

8.

Are you Certified in the Administration, Maintenance and Calibration of the Alco-Sensor IV Breath-Testing Device used in Orange County, California?

YES

 

 

 

9.

Do you own an Alco-Sensor IV Breath Testing Device to further your knowledge of breath testing?

YES

 

 

 

10.

Are you DRE (Drug Recognition Expert) trained to successfully defend “DUI-Drug” cases?

YES

 

 

 

11.

Do you teach or lecture nationally, statewide and locally on advances in the Defense of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases?

YES

 

 

 

12.

Do you teach at seminars for Forensic Scientists, Prosecutors and DMV Hearing Officers, Attorneys, locally and nationally?

YES

 

 

 

13.

Have you been an “Instructor” for the National College for DUI Defense held annually at Harvard University and a Member of their Faculty?

YES

 

 

 

14.

Are you a “Founding Member” of the National College for DUI Defense?

YES

 

 

 

15.

Do other DUI attorneys ask you to be an "Expert Witness" on their DUI cases?

YES

 

 

 

16.

Do you have successful DUI trial experience?

YES

 

 

 

17.

Do you have successful trial experience in fighting DUI blood, breath and refusal cases?

YES

 

 

 

18.

Do you limit the number of DUI cases you will accept each year so you can devote the time to properly defend each case accepted?

YES

 

 

 

19.

Have you published any books about DUI Defense, such as the two-volume treatise: “California Drunk Driving Law”, often considered the “Bible of DUI Defense”?

YES

 

 

 

20.

Are you a sole practitioner or are you part of a well-established "DUI Defense Team" that has worked together for well over a decade and are considered California’s “Recognized Leaders” in DUI Defense throughout Southern California and the entire State of California?

 

YES

 

 

 

 

CHOOSING THE "BEST" CALIFORNIA DUI LAWYER

CHOOSING THE "BEST" CALIFORNIA DUI ATTORNEY


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