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Mary Frances Prevost

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

TEACHING CREDENTIALS AND PUBLICATIONS:


 



  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, "Rules of the Road" DUI Seminar, "Discovery", Rancho Mirage, 2009.

  • California Court Reporter's Annual Meeting, "Handling your case in the Media", San Diego, 2014.

  • California Public Defenders Association, DUI Conference, "Discovery", Monterrey, 2009.

  • Florida State Bar Convention, Masters of DUI, Miami, January 2009

  • California Public Defenders Association, "Police Misconduct", Redondo Beach, 2008

  • California Public Defenders Association, DUI Conference, "Discovery", Monterrey, 2008

  • North County Bar Association Magazine, "Pitchess Motions" parts I & II, 2007

  • California Public Defenders Association Lake Arrowhead Seminar, "Discovery", 2005

  • California Public Defenders Association Lake Arrowhead Seminar, "Discovery", 2005

  • California State Bar Convention, instructor, "Discovery" Anaheim, 2004

  • Florida State Bar Convention, Masters of DUI, Miami, January 2004 

  • California Public Defenders Association Lake Arrowhead Seminar, "Discovery", 2003

  • California Public Defenders Association, DUI Conference, "Discovery", Monterrey, 2003 

  • California State Bar Convention, DUI Section, Monterrey, 2003

  • Minnesota Attorneys for Criminal Justice Seminar, instructor, Las Vegas, 2003 

  • California State Bar Convention, instructor, "Discovery", San Diego, 2002

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law Continuing Education Criminal Law Seminar, instructor, San Diego, 2002

  • Drawing Blood by Unlicensed Phlebotomists in DUI Cases, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego Magazine, 2001

  • Strategies in Handling DUI Cases, instructor, San Diego, 2000

  •  ACLU Challenges "Police Officer Exception" to Litigation Privilege, North County Bar Association Magazine, 2000



 MEDIA:


 



  • Inside Edition with Deborah Norville

  • Law Talk, San Francisco News Analyst 

  • Court TV Trial Analyst

  • National Public Radio

  • Fox News Analyst

  • CNN News Analyst

  • Hannity & Colmes News Analyst

  • Scarborough Country News Analyst

  • MSNBC News Analyst

  • Inside Edition News Analyst

  • Channel 10 (San Diego) News Analyst

  • Channel 8 (San Diego) News Analyst

  • Channel 7 (San DIego) News Analyst

  • Channel 6 (San Diego) News Analyst

  • Channel 5 (San Diego) News Analyst

  • San Diego Union Tribune editorial writer, "A Time to Die?"  



PUBLISHED CASES




  • Gritchen v. Collier, 254 F.3d 807 (9th Circuit 2001) (Amicas Counsel)


  • Ove v. Gwinn, 264 F.3d 817 (9th Cir. 2001)


  • Mateljan v. Superior Court (2005) 129 Cal.App.4th 367


 


 


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS:



  • Board of Directors: San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association (1997-2004)

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Assoc. - Founding Member (2014-present)

  • Association of International Criminal Defence Attorneys

  • National College for DUI Defense: Sustaining Member

  • National Police Accountability Project

  • San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association

  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

  • California DUI Lawyers Association

  • California Public Defenders Association

  • California First Amendment CoalitionAmerican Civil Liberties Union

  • Consumer Attorneys of San Diego

  • National Lawyer's Guild

  • San Diego Bar Association

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    23 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 50%
    23 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

161 total 

  • C. Logan McKechnie

    I endorse this lawyer's work on several layers. I have known Ms. Prevost for several years as a member of the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. She is remarkable in her skills and knowledge of the Criminal Justice system. I have observed Ms. Prevost in court and stand in awe of her trial skills. I have used Ms. Prevost's legal pleadings with remarkable success in my own cases and, when a member of my family needed help in a criminal case, I hired Ms. Prevost. On all levels, she stands heads above most. I would give her he strongest recommendation possible.

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    C. McKechnie Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Offices of Mary Frances Prevost

550 West "C" Street
Ste. 2040
San Diego, CA, 92101

Law Offices of Mary Frances Prevost

333 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA, 90071

Law Offices of Mary Frances Prevost

4425 Jamboree
Suite 265
Irvine, CA, 92660

Law Offices of Mary Frances Prevost

2970 Technology Drive
Murrieta, CA, 92563-2647

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Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199205/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Selected for Inclusion in Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Top Orange County Criminal Defense LawyerOrange County Metro Magazine2014
Top Orange County Criminal Defense LawyerOrange County Metro Magazine2014
Top San Diego DUI AttorneySan Diego Metro Magazine2012
Top San Diego Criminal Defense AttorneySan Diego Metro Magazine2012
Top San Diego Criminal Defense AttorneySan Diego Metro Magazine2011
Top San Diego DUI Defense LawyerSan Diego Metro Magazine2011
San Diego's Top Criminal Attorneys-(semi-finalis)San Diego Daily Transcript2011
Orange County Top Criminal Defense AttorneyOC Metro Magazine2010
Top San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyer"Our City, San Diego" Magazine2010
Orange County Top DUI AttorneyOC Metro Magazine2010
Top San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyer"Our City, San Diego" magazine2009
Masters of DUIFlorida Bar2009
Semi-Finalist: San Diego's Top AttorneysSan Diego Daily Transcript2008
Semi-finalisr, San Diego's Top AttorneysSan Diego Daily Transcript2004
Masters of DUIFlorida Bar2004
Sustaining MemberNational College for DUI Defense2002
InstructorThomas Jefferson School of Law CLE Seminars2002
CLE InstructorState Bar of California2002
Life MemberNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers1992
News AnalystCourt TvN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalLaw Offices of Mary Prevost1992 - Present
AttorneySan Diego Office of the Public Defender1992 - 1992

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
DUI Defense Lawyer's AssociationFounding Member2014 - Present
National Police Accountability ProjectMember2011 - Present
National Lawyer's GuildMember2011 - Present
Masters of DUIN/A2009 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2006 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/A1998 - Present
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar AssociationBoard of Directors1997 - 2004
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLife Member1992 - Present
San Diego Bar AssociationMemberN/A
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaN/AN/A
California Public Defenders AssociationMemberN/A
California First Amendment CoalitionMemberN/A
American Civil Liberties UnionMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
National College of DUI DefenseSustaining MemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Volpe v. Superior CourtCourt of Appeal Win for Plaintiff
Adam F. v. Broxterman$10,000 settlement against SDPD officer
People v. Cecil H.Hung Jury-Case Dismissed (two trials)

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
FINE magazineHiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer2014
California Criminal Lawyer BlogHow To Avoid A DUI2013
California Criminal Lawyer BlogSan Diego Sexual Politics2013
California Criminal Lawyer BlogCanada Relaxes Restrictions on Entering with a DUI2012
OC Metro MagazineOrange County's TOP DUI Lawyers2010
California Drunk Driving LawContributing Editor2008
North County Bar Association MagazinePolice Misconduct Motions2007
North County Lawyer MagazinePitchess Motions2007
Consumer Attorneys of San Diego MagazineDrawing Blood by Unlicensed Phlebotomists in DUI CasesN/A
North County Bar Association MagazineACLU Challenges "Police Officer Exception" to Litigation PrivilegeN/A
San Diego Union Tribune"A Time to Die?"N/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington UnivN/AundergraduateN/A
California Western SOLN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
California Association of Certified InterpretersHandling the High profile Case2014
National Public RadioFirst Amendment Rights in Public Places2012
Whittier Bar AssociationUsing the Press in Criminal Defense2011
Law Talk"Using the Media in Your Defense: The TSA Applesauce Shakedown Case"2011
Florida State Bar Convention-Masters of DUIMaster of DUI2009
CPDA Annual Two-Day DUI ConferenceDUI Defense2009
"Rules of The Road"DUI Defense2009
SDCDBA Police Misconduct Motions - Nuts and BoltsPolice Miscondcut Motions2008
CDBA Monthy Seminar-Criminal DefensePolice Misconduct2008
California Public Defenders Association SeminarPolice Misconduct2008
Masters of DUIMasters of DUI2004
CPDA Annual Criminal Defense SeminarDiscovery2004
Minnesota Criminal Defense Annual DUI SeminarAttacking Blood Draws in DUI Cases2002
Annual DUI Defense SeminarDUI Defense2001
Annual DUI Defense SeminarDUI Defense2000
Annual DUI Defense SeminarDUI Defense1999
Annual DUI Defense SeminarDUI Defense1997