MY MISSION STATEMENT: To provide the highest quality legal representation for individuals charged with DUI and alcohol related offenses, as well as other minor traffic offenses, major felonies, and all areas of criminal law in general.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW I THINK...
I am a man who likes to help people. It has been this compassion for others that has lead me to an interest in criminal law. Initially I was fascinated by the power struggle that I saw between people on the streets and the police. When I was younger, I simplified this struggle as a fight between those who broke the law versus those law enforcement officers who upheld the law. However, as I educated myself, I realized that there was a lot more going on. I began to understand that just because an officer had a badge, didn't mean that officer was "right" or "moral" in the ways they chose to behave.
As a prosecutor, I witnessed firsthand some of the shady, underhanded, and sometimes illegal, ways cops could behave. On the other hand, I also began to realize that "criminals" or "defendants" sometimes got the short end of the stick and were treated unfairly. I learned that many times there was another side to the story I wasn't reading in police reports. All people do things for a reason. I began to understand that some of the reasons behind these "defendants" actions made a lot of sense and their actions shouldn't be labeled "criminal."
The criminal law is fascinating because it is about people, and just because someone has done something that technically meets all the elements of a criminal offense, doesn't mean we, as a society, should lock them up and throw away the key. Cops make mistakes. People make mistakes. Mistakes are a fact of life. My goal as a criminal defense attorney is to make sure that things are done by the book, and that our personal liberties articulated in the Constitution are protected.
Licensed since 2008
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I have known Mr. Theule for a few years now and I always find him to be a strong advocate for his clients. He comes well prepared to all hearings and I know he has a good reputation with the prosecuting attorneys in the area. I would recommend Mr. Theule without any hesitation.
William Concidine Speeding & Traffic Ticket Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyer||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|DWI Detection & SFST Student Certification||La Pier & Associates LLC||2012|
|Certificate of Completion||Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor Program||2010|
|Certificate of Excellence||William C. Hobbs Trial Advocacy Program||2007|
|Certificate of Appreciation||American Bar Association||2006|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Benjamin Theule||2011 - Present|
|Deputy District Attorney||Imperial County District Attorney||2008 - 2011|
|Legal Intern||District Attorney's Office, Los Angeles County||2007 - 2008|
|Legal Intern||Ventura County District Attorney's Office||2006 - 2007|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyers Club||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|San Diego Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|California District Attorneys Association||Attorney Member||2008 - 2010|
|Blog||Expunging Your Record in California||2014|
|Blog||“Follow my Finger with your Eyes”: The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test||2013|
|Blog||Pulled Over for a DUI in California? What to Do||2013|
|Blog||Pitchess Motion Can Strengthen Your Defense by Exposing Improper Conduct by Police||2012|
|Blog||Asserting “Self Defense” in a Violent Crime Case||2012|
|Blog||Deciding When to Post Bail – Important Considerations||2012|
|Blog||Jury Perception: Importance of Humanizing Criminal Defendants||2012|
|Blog||Protest Related Arrests: Risks of Exercising First Amendment Rights||2012|
|Imperial Valley Press||Jury Selection Expected This Week||2010|
|Imperial Valley Press||El Centro Tattooed Man Released From Custody||2010|
|Loyola Law School||Criminal Law||Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of California - Los Angeles||English||Bachelor of Arts||2001|
|Lawyers Club||Cross examination of Loss Prevention Officers||2014|
|Continuing Legal Education||Defending Your First DUI Case||2013|
|Solo and Small Firm Summit||Law Firm Marketing||2011|
|POST Certified Law Enforcement Training||Introduction to Criminal Law||2010|
|New Prosecutor Training||Domestic Violence Cases and the Recanting Victim||2010|
|Imperial Police Training Seminar||Common Pitfalls in DUI Prosecutions||2010|