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Jason Philip Cerbone

Jason Philip Cerbone

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI

About Me

INTERVIEWER: Can you recall an exact moment when you decided to become a lawyer?


JASON: No, I always wanted to be a criminal defense trial lawyer. I'm drawn to it like Sherlock Holmes to a haunted house. Trying a DUI case in front of the jury is my favorite thing to do. I have to be in the courtroom to be happy whether I get paid for it or not. And, I want to do it better than anybody has ever done it, which makes it an obsession. But, never feel as good as while trying a DUI case to the jury. But it has never gotten any easier to do and you can't expect it to if you keep trying for something better than you can do.


The Oxfords - shined. The power suit - tailored. The man - slim, strong, and professional. His name? Jason Cerbone.


Standing before the testifying police officer, Jason looked the part: a winning attorney. More importantly, he acted like one. After all, this was cross-  examination - Jason's specialty.


Since Jason knew the arrest procedure hadn't been followed in the DUI arrest, he wanted to get the officer to admit it. But that's never easy. So patiently,  persistently, Jason played a game of cat-and-mouse. Question after question, he calmly brought the policeman toward the goal.  Within minutes, the officer  admitted his violation without even realizing it! That's the power of cross-examination. It's the difference between winning and losing a DUI case, between  acquittal and conviction. The policeman didn't know he destroyed the prosecution's case.  But the judge did.  And when Jason asked the judge to dismiss the  DUI charges against Marty, he did.


Yet another case. Yet another win.


Some attorneys ease into practice; Jason jumped in headlong. Within his first seven months, he had handled nearly 70 criminal law cases, all of them felonies. He also achieved a major win in a high-profile rape trial. As an integral part of the criminal defense team, Jason learned the power of an aggressive defense when he and his partners succeeded in pulling off a hung jury, even though the odds were stacked against them.


Jason has never stopped learning. Early on, he studied under Terry Jackson and Michael Schiavone. Later, he worked for the Eastern Judicial Circuit Public Defender Office. There, Jason learned from Michael Edwards, whom he describes as among the most talented criminal lawyers he has ever seen. He also worked at Brooks Law Firm and Calhoun, Cerbone & Sapp. Dedicating himself, Jason worked to master advanced techniques in cross-examination.


Jason has amassed countless wins in his time as a top-ranked criminal lawyer. He knows firsthand that the expert criminal attorney - the one willing to "lay it all on the line" - can expect to beat even the most intimidating criminal charges. Take Steven, who both stayed out of jail and kept his driving privileges after Jason achieved dismissals in 7 out of 10 misdemeanor charges! This is the kind of thing that Jason Cerbone has accomplished time and time again in his career. It's also the kind of thing Jason can and will do for you.


All in all, Jason's commitment to a client's defense is wholly unparalleled. You will that kind of commitment anywhere else. Diligently, Jason Cerbone is ever working to master the most cutting edge trial techniques, especially those that achieve success in Georgia DUI cases. But most of all, Jason is simply determined beyond all measure. He will move heaven and earth to win for his clients. That's what they deserve, so that's what he gives.


Jason Cerbone is a DUI Defense Lawyer in Savannah, Georgia at Cerbone DUI Defense. He is NHTSA certified in DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Testing. If you have been arrested for DUI in Savannah, Georgia call him up.


Even as a child, Jason dreamed of becoming the first-class trial lawyer he is today. The challenge was in realizing that dream. So Jason started early. With a lawyer father, a court-reporter mother, and a District Attorney uncle, Jason has always had Law in his blood. But natural ability was never enough for Jason Cerbone. He sought excellence. Even as a kid, Jason would accompany his father to criminal court. Listening carefully, he learned all he could about the art of courtroom success. In this time, Jason learned a valuable lesson - clients have to feel as if they are part of their own success. A client's happiness is of utmost importance, especially in DUI cases. That's why Jason treats his clients as friends, not just business contacts. "Because when you're working for a friend," Jason says, "it's even more exhilarating to beat those DUI charges."


After graduating from Benedictine Military School, Jason went to the University of Georgia where he majored in criminal justice and political science. In 2006, he graduated from Mississippi College School of Law and has been practicing criminal law, specializing in DUI cases, ever since.     

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    7 years, 200 cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Cerbone DUI Defense

302 E. Oglethorpe Avenue
Savannah, GA, 31401-3803

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200808/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)National Highway and Traffic Safety & Ron Lloyd Enterprises2015
DUI Detection & Field Sobriety Testing - 2013 CurriculumNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration & Ron Lloyd Enterprises2014
Advanced DUI Trial Skills Intensive Summer Session at HarvardNational College for DUI Defense2013
DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing InstructorNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Impaired Driving Specialists Consulting2013
Advanced DUI Trial Skills Intensive Summer Session at HarvardNational College for DUI Defense2012
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI CasesNational College for DUI Defense2012
Defense of Drinking Drivers InstituteInstitute of Continuing Legal Education In Georgia2011
Breath Alcohol Testing Train­ing, Interme­diate CourseIndustrial Training & Design, Ltd.2011
Breath Alco­hol Test­ing Training, Introduc­tory CourseIndustrial Training & Design Ltd.2011
Georgia DUI UpdateInstitute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia2011
DUI Detection and Field Sobriety TestingNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Impaired Driving Specialists Consulting2011
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI CasesNational College for DUI Defense and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2011
DUI Boot CampThe Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Allen Trapp2011
Winning at Every Level, DUI Means Defend With IngenuityThe National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers & National College for DUI Defense2011
Advanced DUI Trial Skills Summer Session at Harvard Law SchoolNational College for DUI Defense2011
Completed Drug Recognition Expert OverviewNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Impaired Driving Specialists Consulting2010
Conquering Chemical Testing in DUIImpaired Driving Specialists Consulting2010
Concepts of Standardized Field Sobriety TestingNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Impaired Driving Specialists Consulting2010
Handling Administrative License Suspensions and RevocationsInstitute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Criminal Trial Law AssistantCerbone & Sapp2007 - 2008
Criminal Defense Trial LawyerCerbone Law2007 - 2009
Law Assistant Practicing by Recent Law Graduate ActEastern Judicial Circuit Public Defender2006 - 2007

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Italian Society of SavannahSteward2010 - Present
Knights of ColumbusKnight2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
National College for DUI DefenseMember2010 - Present
Criminal Justice Section, American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Savannah Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember2008 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Savannah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Bail bondsman's DUI dismissedDismissal of DUI less safe, obstruction, and carrying a concealed weapon
Businessman's DUI license suspension dismissedDismissal of Administrative License Suspension
Savannah city worker wins DUI license suspension hearingDismissal of Administrative License Suspension

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Cerbone DUI Defense WebsiteNever Plead Guilty2012
Cerbone DUI Defense BlogThe Secret to Winning DUI Cases2011
Cerbone DUI Defense BlogLike to know what best covers up the smell of alcohol on your breath2011
The South MagazineWhat Makes a Winner2010

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mississippi College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of Georgia, AthensPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
University of Georgia, AthensCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts2003

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing InstructorOne Leg Stand DUI Field Sobriety Test2013
DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing InstructorTypical DUI Reinforcing Cues of the Stopping Sequence2013
DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing InstructorInitial DUI Cues, Recognition and Description2013
DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing InstructorInitial Visual DUI Detection Cues2013
DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing InstructorTaking Field Notes on Standardized Field Sobriety Tests2013
DUI Detection & Standardized DUI Field Sobriety Testing InstructorLimitations of the Three DUI Field Sobriety Tests2013