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Peter Francis Iocona

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

I am a criminal defense lawyer who specializes in defending those charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Southern California, particularly Orange County, California.  I began my career with the Law Offices of Barry T. Simons in 2000.  I am a Contributing Editor to the two volume treatise: "California Drunk Driving Law", often considered the "Bible of Drunk Driving Law" in the State of California. I write and speak extensively on DMV APS hearings, writs and appeals, search and seizure, interstate driver's license consequences and DUI Drugs.



I am a member of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD); California DUI Lawyer's Association (CDLA); California Association for Criminal Justice (CACJ); and the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA).  As a member of these organizations, I've received specialized training in the defense of those charged with DUI.  I am certified by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) on the proper administration of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST).  I am also certified on the Alco-Sensor IV Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS) Test device.  This training is imperative to my ability to defend those charged with DUI in court and at the DMV APS hearings that are associated with DUI arrests.



I have received extensive training and instruction in the area of DUI Drugs, a new arena in DUI defense in light of the increasing rate of those being charged with DUI Drugs after consuming their prescription medications.  I have received Drug Recognition Expert instruction and served as an “Expert Panelist” for a seminar sponsored by the O.C. (Orange County) Crime Laboratory and the California Association of Toxicologists, which was entitled: DUI Drugs, Says Who?


 


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS 


 


California Association of Toxicologists Panel Expert:
"DUI Drugs-To Quantitate or Not to Quantitate?"
(Anaheim: November, 2010)

California Association of Toxicologists Panel Expert:
"When is One Qualified to Render an Opinion?"
(Anaheim: November, 2010)

California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA):
"Effectively Handling DMV APS Hearings"
(Fresno: May, 2009)

California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA):
"Effectively Handling DMV APS Hearings"
(Oakland: June, 2008)

Orange County Bar Association-Bridging the Gap:
"What Is Administrative Law?"
(Santa Ana: July, 2008)

California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA):
"Effectively Handling DMV APS Hearings"
(Irvine: February, 2008)

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. DUI & DWI: 75%
    9 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    9 years, 1 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

38 total 

  • S Joshua Macktaz

    I have had the opportunity to interact with Attorney Iocona on a social media platform and find him to be highly skilled and intelligent. I endorse Peter fully.

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    S Joshua Macktaz DUI & DWI Attorney
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  • Abraham Chaparian

    I endorse Mr. Iocona. He is an asset to the community and has contributed greatly to helping answer people's questions on this forum.

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    Abraham Chaparian Family Attorney
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Contact Info

Law Office of Barry T Simons

260 St Ann's Dr
Laguna Beach, CA, 92651

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200608/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
100 Top National Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top LawyerOC Metro Magazine2014
Qualified Instructor, Standardized Field Sobriety TestsLa Pier & Associates & National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)2011
Qualified Administrator, Standardized Field Sobriety TestsLa Pier & Associates & National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)2010
2008 Summer Session GraduateNational College for DUI Defense2008
2008 Masters in Scientific Evidence Seminar GraduateNational College for DUI Defense2008
2007 Winter Session GraduateNational College for DUI Defense2007
2007 Summer Session GraduateNational College for DUI Defense2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Barry T. Simons2006 - Present
Law ClerkLaw Office of Barry T. Simons2000 - 2006

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)General Member2007 - Present
California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA)General Member2007 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Case 10-002Deadlocked Jury: Mistrial
Case 10-001Deadlocked Jury: Mistrial
Case 10-003Mistrial

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Editor)2015
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Editor)2014
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Editor)2013
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Editor)2012
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Editor)2011
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Editor)2010
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Editor)2009
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Editor)2008
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Editor)2007
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Editor)2006
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Editor)2005
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Editor)2004
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Editor)2003

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawLaw/Criminal LawJuris Doctorate2005
Chapman UniversityCriminal Justice/SociologyBaccalaureate2000

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
California Criminalistics Institute (C.C.I.) Forensic Alcohol Interpretation Seminar Speaker"The Role of a Forensic Scientist in DUI Cases"2015
Drug & Alcohol Abuse And How It Affects The Lives of LawyersDrug & Alcohol Abuse Seminar (Panel Speaker)2013
Occupy DUI San Diego Seminar"DMV APS Hearings, Writs & Appeals"2012
2012 "Fast Eddie" Kuwatch CDLA DUI Seminar"DMV APS Hearings: What Still Works?"2012
84th Annual California State Bar MeetingDuece-A-Rama: DUI Representations & Practices2011
Under the Influence of Drug(s), Says Who? (O.C. Crime Lab)Expert Panel: "When is One Qualified to Render an Opinion?"2010
Under the Influence of drug(s), Says Who? (O.C. Crime Lab)Expert Panel: "To Quantitate or Not to Quantitate?"2010
CDLA May 30, 2009 Meeting (Fresno)"Effectively Handling DMV APS Hearings"2009
OCBA Bridging the Gap Seminar (July 12, 2008)"What Is Administrative Law?"2008
CDLA June 5, 2008 Meeting (Oakland)"Effectively Handling DMV APS Hearings”2008
CDLA February 6, 2008 Meeting (Irvine)"Effectively Handling DMV APS Hearings"2008