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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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Birch Award||William & Mary||2005|
|Moot Court - Best Brief||George Mason Law & Economics Tournament||2004|
|Lunch with Chief Justice Rehnquist||William & Mary||2004|
|Eagle Scout||Boy Scouts of America||N/A|
|Founder||The Law Offices of Robert L. Driessen||2010 - Present|
|Litigation Associate||Houser & Allison||2009 - 2010|
|Deputy District Attorney||District Attorney's Office - Orange County||2007 - 2009|
|Litigation Associate||Prenovost, Normandin, Bergh & Dawe||2006 - 2007|
|Judicial Extern to The Honorable F. Bradford Stillman||U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia||2005 - 2005|
|Summer Intern||Department of Justice, United States Trustee’s Office||2004 - 2004|
|Judicial Extern to The Honorable Sheri Bluebond||U.S. BANKRUPTCY COURT, Central District of California||2003 - 2003|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Newport Harbor Bar Association||Board Member||2009 - Present|
|West Orange County Bar Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|District of Columbia Bar||N/A||2008 - Present|
|District of Columbia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (DCACDL)||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association, Business and Corporate Law Section||N/A||2006 - Present|
|William and Mary - Western Network||Chair||2006 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2002 - Present|
|People v. Moe||All charges Dismissed by the District Attorney|
|People v. Gilmour||All charges Dismissed by the District Attorney|
|People v. Nguyen||2 years at 50% time - Original Offer 8 years at 85% time|
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|Independent press||Stopped by the police? Know your rights||2011|
|OCPLA||New 2010 California DUI Laws - AB91 - SB585||2010|
|Col William & Mary Marshall-Wythe SOL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Univ of California at Los Angeles||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|University of California - Los Angeles||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|Gifted Students Academy||Moot Court – Criminal Trial Tactics and Ethics||2011|
|New Laws of 2010||New 2010 California DUI Laws - Focus on Ignition Interlock Devices - • AB 91 - • SB 598||2010|
|Information About Your Legal Rights||College – Alcohol – Drugs – Law||2010|
|Ask a Lawyer||Dangers of Drinking and Driving||2010|
|DEFERRED ENTRY OF JUDGMENT PROGRAMS||DEFERRED ENTRY OF JUDGMENT PROGRAMS||2008|