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The Law Offices of G. Cole Casey, APLC, San Diego DUI Attorneys
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Cole Casey recently made the cover and was featured in San Diego Attorney Journal's spring 2012 edition. Interior article: Cole Casey Champions the Underdogs, and Wins Fair and Square. "The only way to guarantee you'll lose is by not fighting."
Attorney Casey is a well-known authority on DUI law. He is a frequent guest speaker and instructor on effective DUI Jury Trial strategies and defenses.
A designated DUI Specialist by the California DUI Lawyers Association, Casey is also the only San Diego DUI attorney to hold a seat on the Board of Directors for the CDLA, a position attainable only by a unanimous vote. (The California DUI Lawyers Association is the oldest Drunk Driving Defense Bar Association in the United States).
Attorney Casey is also the California State Delegate for the authoritative National College of DUI Defense. Only one DUI attorney in each state is assigned this distinction. Attorney Casey is also the Head State Delegate of NCDD, governing all Delegates of other states, as well as a Sustaining Member and graduate of nine Annual NCDD Sessions at Harvard University.
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Cole Casey speaking to over 500 DUI attorneys at the California DUI Lawyers Association Annual Conference. Mr. Casey spoke about his philosophy on living up to clients' expectations and preparing their case for trial.
Successful DUI defense attorneys bring a bold, ambitious approach to their defense tactics and understand that the process of developing a carefully honed craft takes years of dedication. These experts thrive because they know they must actively seek to improve their skills; to do this they attend seminars on the subject, read related books, and spend time observing more successful lawyers display their abilities in court. Attorney Cole Casey’s frank tenacity in defense skill is admired by his peers, and he is regularly asked to present lectures outlining his technique and philosophy in DUI defense. Attorney Casey knows the best DUI defense lawyers forge a strong reputation by proving time and again that they are willing to take on the challenge of achieving the win in court, and this concept is something he has helped numerous aspiring and established attorneys begin to master.
Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson (above) had three catches vs. Jets in 2008, when Jets corner Darrelle Revis was mostly occupied with Chris Chambers. — John R. McCutchen / Union-Tribune
For Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson, a Pro Bowl-caliber season has many essential components.
A good quarterback is key. So is staying healthy.
It also helps to have a good attorney.
Jackson likely was headed for an NFL suspension this season after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving last January, his second DUI arrest since 2006. But he avoided league discipline all year in large part by having his case delayed with legal procedures, including two continuances since November. The latest continuance came Tuesday in San Diego Superior Court.
"I don’t want him concentrating on anything else except catching footballs right now, and it’s pretty obvious that’s what he’s concentrating on," said Cole Casey, Jackson’s attorney.
Leading San Diego DUI Attorney
If you have been arrested for DUI in San Diego County and need a strong legal ally who masters the science of disproving breath and blood test results, you're on the right website. It is absolutely imperative to have an attorney with shrewd jury trial skills and a reputation with the San Diego DA's office of fighting and winning DUI cases. Not only does this increase the probability of a more favorable plea bargain offer by the prosecution early on, but also guarantees that your case won't be treated as an "easy score" by the DA.
Very few San Diego attorneys ever actually take DUI cases to Jury Trial, let alone frequently win them - the prosecutors know which attorneys will settle for whatever is offered, and which lawyers will fight AND be daunting opponents.
Cole Casey's legal career began with three straight Jury Trial wins. His DUI Jury Trial and DMV Hearing Results are unparalleled and yet well documented with San Diego Superior Court records dept. and DMV Admin Per Se Hearing transcripts. He has successfully defended professional athletes, celebrities, CEO's of of Fortune 100 companies, multiple law enforcement officers, as well as many other well-respected members of society.
100% DUI Dedicated Law Practice
DUI defense is such a specialized and unique area of law that it is essential to have an attorney completely versed in all aspects and nuances of DUI defense - both in and out of trial. Atty. Casey has achieved national recognition for extraordinary trial practice skills, mastery of DUI science, forensic chemistry, disproving toxicology reports, shrewd cross-examination of state witnesses, field sobriety tests, and more. Likewise, a successful DUI defense includes much more than effective advocacy in front of a jury.
Truly effective DUI defense includes proper and potent negotiation with the prosecution; meticulous preparation before all pre-trial motions, as well as a fundamental dedication to serving the client's individual needs and helping them navigate and manage the entire DUI case process.
California DUI Law
San Diego DUI Attorney G. Cole Casey is currently co-authoring the 2011 version of "California Drunk Driving Defense" textbook - widely regarded as the "Bible" of California DUI Defense Law. This manual has been cited as authority by the California Supreme Court.
Californians use the acronym DUI in reference to Driving Under the Influence of an Intoxicant (or intoxicants); alcohol and/or drugs, including prescription medication if it impairs ability to drive. It is often termed as DWI, or Driving While Intoxicated, in other states, thus operating a motor vehicle while impaired, or with a blood or breath alcohol concentration at or above the legal limit of .08% for adults 21 years of age or older. The laws are much stricter for minors accused of DUI who are under the legal drinking age.
In San Diego County, A MISDEMEANOR DUI is typically charged for a a first DUI offense involving no injury, property damage, or other DUI penalty enhancements, and is punishable by up to one year in jail and heavy fines.
A FELONY DUI in San Diego County is usually charged when the the drunk driving case involves a penalty enhancement, such as causing bodily injury to another, a prior felony conviction, refusal to submit to a chemical test, or another "aggravating" circumstance; the punishment for a felony DUI conviction could be a sentence of several years in a state prison.
Under California legislature, a drunk driving arrest triggers two cases; the DUI criminal court case as stated above, AND a California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) case to enforce automatic suspension of your drivers license. You actually have two separate counts / cases to fight.
San Diego Drunk Driving Arrests
San Diego drunk driving arrests are unique in that they can arise in a number of different ways. Amber alerts signs are now being used on San Diego freeways directing motorists to report other drivers they suspect of drinking and driving. A common scenario is the sobriety checkpoint, or DUI roadblock, where drivers are stopped and questioned as to whether they've been drinking. Involvement in a car accident where police are summoned is another instance of coming under suspicion for DUI and being subjected to sobriety testing.
Another method of finding and arresting drunk drivers is aerial surveillance by a police helicopter in search of impaired motorists. The San Diego Police Department employs a specialized DUI Task force, or DUI squad, who work closely with MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and other law enforcement agencies to increase the number of DUI arrests in the county. The San Diego Police DUI Task Force is trained to look for specific drunk driving patterns and behaviors associated with DUI. The City of San Diego, in compliance with federal and DUI activists' guidelines for penalization and deterrence of DUI, has no shortage of funding for this purpose.
Hiring a San Diego DUI Lawyer
If you've been arrested for DUI, you need to take deliberate action on both the criminal and DMV side of your case. You have only ten days to request a hearing to prevent the automatic suspension of your drivers license.
Due to the many complex factors resulting from California DUI legislation and progressive lobbying by special interest groups, it is imperative that anyone arrested for drunk driving in the region consult with a competent and qualified San Diego DUI Attorney with a proven track record of successfully defending drunk & drugged driving cases in the local court systems who is familiar with the judges, prosecutors, and unique technicalities and scientific defenses regarding DUI cases.
Our specialization and focussed attention as drunk driving advocates has earned us nationwide recognition for unprecedented DUI case result victories and favorable DMV Hearing outcomes.
A good DUI defense attorney will effectively challenge tests that were administered at the time of your arrest, including but not limited to, the qualifications and credibility of the administering police officer, breath or blood sample contamination, appropriate use and accuracy of instruments employed.
HIRING A LAWYER WHO FOCUSES SOLELY ON DEFENDING SAN DIEGO DUI CASES CAN MAKE THE CRITICAL DIFFERENCE IN THE OUTCOME OF YOUR CASE. Read More about our San Diego DUI Law Firm...
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G. Cole Casey heads the top San Diego drunk driving defense firm. As a well known San Diego DUI lawyer, his proven track record and DUI Jury Trial Case Results are unmatched and unprecedented by any other DUI attorney in the region.
Call us twenty four hours a day at (619) 237-0384 or eMail Cole directly now to discuss a legitimate and effective defense strategy for your driving under the influence case.
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