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Robert Laurens Driessen

Robert Laurens Driessen

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Bankruptcy & Debt

About Me

Mr. Robert L. Driessen is a licensed in both California and the District of Columbia. Robert L. Driessen is dedicated to helping individuals charged with DUI’s and other criminal matters in Orange County and the surround area. He is extremely knowledgeable about state and local laws applicable to criminal defense law.


Mr. Driessen graduated from the College of William & Mary. While in law school, he was selected to be part of the William and Mary Moot Court Team. He was awarded winner of best brief and oral advocate at several national competitions.  In addition to his top oral advocacy in moot court competitions and was invited to have lunch with Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist. While in law school he had the honor of working for Federal Bankruptcy Judge Sheri Bluebond, Federal District Court Judge F. Bradford Stillman, and the Department of Justice Office of the United States Trustee.


 


Mr. Driessen graduated from UCLA with high honors as well as graduating cum laude with degrees in Economics and History.


 


After graduation from law school, he worked for a prestigious Orange County civil litigation firm that focused on banking and real estate law. Mr. Driessen used his knowledge in bankruptcy and civil litigation to successfully represent his clients in a number of bench trials. He routinely advised clients on the best course of action to maximize their results in complex banking questions.


 


Mr. Driessen also represented banks and loan service companies with a focus on mortgage law and bankruptcy. He was responsible for large case load where he independently manage both his time and files effectively. The practice concentrated on mortgage and bankruptcy law. Mr. Driessen regularly appeared in both state and federal court as well as significant law and motion work including drafting demurrers, motions to dismiss, and motions for summary judgment. Mr. Driessen’s legal writing was complemented by several judges and ensured a successful resolution for his clients.  


 


After an extensive hiring process, he was one of a selective group of individuals hired to become a prosecutor for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. He received well over a hundred hours of training in every aspect of a jury trial, including but not limited to: DUI law, advanced trial preparation, and everything from effective jury selection to the penalty phase, all using the latest in courtroom technology. As a prosecutor, he handled thousands of arraignments, pretrial hearings, motions, suppression hearings, preliminary hearings, jury trials and sentencing hearings, all with a strong track record for success.


 


After several years as a prosecutor, with experience in Orange County, as well as a civil litigator, Robert L. Driessen started his own criminal defense practice, and placed his extensive knowledge and vast experience in defending others. With his experience and many achievements on both sides of the criminal justice system, his vast knowledge and understanding of the law, he confidently handles any type of criminal case; whether it is defending a DUI to armed robbery.


If you happen to be faced with a situation that requires legal assistance or guidance, it is important to have someone competent on your side that you can trust will represent you while keeping your best interests as their primary focus.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    9 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    9 years
  3. Bankruptcy & Debt: 10%
    9 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

37 total 

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  • Albert Smith

    Mr. Driessen is an asset to the legal community.

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    Albert Smith Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact Info

The Law Offices of Robert L. Driessen

2082 Michelson Dr.
Suite 100
Irvine, CA, 92612


Newport Beach, CA


Huntington Beach, CA

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 200805/25/2015
CAActive200605/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Birch AwardWilliam & Mary2005
Moot Court - Best BriefGeorge Mason Law & Economics Tournament2004
Lunch with Chief Justice RehnquistWilliam & Mary2004
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of AmericaN/A
College HonorsUCLAN/A
cum laudeUCLAN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
FounderThe Law Offices of Robert L. Driessen2010 - Present
Litigation AssociateHouser & Allison2009 - 2010
Deputy District AttorneyDistrict Attorney's Office - Orange County2007 - 2009
Litigation AssociatePrenovost, Normandin, Bergh & Dawe2006 - 2007
Judicial Extern to The Honorable F. Bradford StillmanU.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia2005 - 2005
Summer InternDepartment of Justice, United States Trustee’s Office2004 - 2004
Judicial Extern to The Honorable Sheri BluebondU.S. BANKRUPTCY COURT, Central District of California2003 - 2003

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/A2010 - Present
Newport Harbor Bar AssociationBoard Member2009 - Present
West Orange County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
District of Columbia BarN/A2008 - Present
District of Columbia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (DCACDL)N/A2008 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Business and Corporate Law SectionN/A2006 - Present
William and Mary - Western NetworkChair2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v. MoeAll charges Dismissed by the District Attorney
People v. GilmourAll charges Dismissed by the District Attorney
People v. Nguyen2 years at 50% time - Original Offer 8 years at 85% time

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Independent pressStopped by the police? Know your rights2011
OCPLANew 2010 California DUI Laws - AB91 - SB5852010

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Col William & Mary Marshall-Wythe SOLLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Univ of California at Los AngelesEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
University of California - Los AngelesHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Gifted Students AcademyMoot Court – Criminal Trial Tactics and Ethics2011
New Laws of 2010New 2010 California DUI Laws - Focus on Ignition Interlock Devices - • AB 91 - • SB 5982010
Information About Your Legal RightsCollege – Alcohol – Drugs – Law2010
Ask a LawyerDangers of Drinking and Driving2010
DEFERRED ENTRY OF JUDGMENT PROGRAMSDEFERRED ENTRY OF JUDGMENT PROGRAMS2008