5.0 stars 122 totalReview Darryl Genis
I had been cited for being drunk in public while neither intoxicated or, really, in public. Having never been in trouble like this before and strongly disagreeing about it, I wanted to find out more about contesting the charges. Mr. Genis listened to my situation and advised that it would be at least ten times cheaper for me to simply pay a fine and attend a class than to retain his counsel and fight it in court, regardless of my guilt or innocence or whether the officer who cited me made a good call or not. Now I'm signed up for the class, I've paid part of my fine, and most importantly I don't have to worry about miscarriages of justice and what I'm supposed to do about them. Thank you Darryl Genis!
2 years ago, I was arrested for a first-time, misdemeanor DUI. I’m a 41 year-old professional engineer and have never been in trouble with the law and have no criminal record. On the night of my arrest, I felt that the police handled the DUI investigation in a strange and peculiar manner.
As I felt my rights had been violated, I knew it was my Constitutional Right to defend myself. I looked for the best DUI Defense Attorney in SB County. After interviewing all the top defense attorneys in SB County, I hired Mr. Genis, as he became the clear and best choice.
After almost 2 years of handling my case, we ended-up going to trial. As I mentioned, the circumstances of my case were peculiar and the trial lasted 3 calendar weeks. The DA attempted to make it appear that the case was simple. If it were just a simple case, would it have taken 2 years and a three calendar-week jury trial?
The trial ended in a hung-jury and mistrial. In the legal system there are 3 verdicts: Guilty, Not Guilty, and Still Not Guilty. My trial concluded with a Still Not Guilty jury verdict, thanks to Mr. Genis’ vast defense knowledge, passion, and trial experience.
Ultimately, we were offered a plea-bargain deal by the DA and the case was finally settled.
Mr.Genis is an attorney who cares about Constitutional Rights. Watching Genis practice law in real-time trial is impressive. Mr. Genis’ encyclopedic legal knowledge, exclusive DUI experience, and trial performance are Best-in-Class. Genis is the Elon Musk of DUI Defense Attorneys. Highly recommended!
Mr. Genis's has been so wonderfully helpful. He jump through a number of hurtles to help build my case and prove my innocence. I would highly recommend of Mr. Genis if looking for a compassionate knowledgeable attorney.
I don't see how any of these reviews are accurate. We hired him and it was the worst experience. He had no clue what was happening on our case. We would make appointments and he wouldn't be there. He was boasting about how he got us a reduced sentence it was overturned and he didn't even know because he sent someone else in to do the agreement with the judge. The only reason he found out is because his assistant emailed us the paperwork that we had to point out it was completely different terms. He never went to court always sent someone else in his place. He started out by saying what a great case we had, then down the road it was the sorry you don't have a case, thank you for your thousands of dollars. Save your money and get someone that cares .. he doesn't.
Mr. Genis really saved me from harsher consequences when I exercised really bad judgement and got arrested on suspicion of DUI. He developed a great strategy for my defense and charges were reduced.
When I was wrongly accused of a DUI it was shear panic. This was my first ever run in with the law and a DUI would have ruined my career. After the panic and terror of what to do next, I found Daryl Genis. After contacting Daryl, he was able to put me at ease and minimize my panic; he laid out a plan and followed it step by step.
I was asked to take a breathalyzer on equipment that was not meeting state standards by operators that did not follow procedures. Daryl’s ability to find exactly the right expert witnesses and to capitalize on their testimony to debunk the prosecutions junk science and flawed assumptions ultimately was the turning point for my case. Daryl kept me informed throughout the long ordeal and helped me to prepare for and deal with challenges along the way. I owe Daryl a huge debt of gratitude for all that he did for me, Daryl truly fights for his clients and provides top notch legal representation. I have recommended Daryl to several friends and acquaintances and have no reservation continuing to do so.
I am a 19 year old, full-time college student who made the stupid and careless mistake to drive under the influence. I ended up getting pulled over for a taillight out, and received a DUI. Scared to death and ashamed my parents and I frantically started searching for lawyers in our area (Santa Barbara). My dad found Mr.Genis online, after finding numerous recommendations online from legal colleagues and reviews from former people he represented we happily chose Darryl Genis (and this was the best decision my dad has ever made). My dad who lives up in Northern California took care of most of the situation for me because I am in school full time and working 30 hours a week, but this did not affect the work of Mr. Genis and his office In staying in full contact with my dad. Although they never met face to face, they had multiple calls and long conversations about my case, and my life in general. Mr.Genis is amazing in the sense that he cares about YOU, and getting to know you, your family and your background to further assess you in court. He becomes your attorney and your friend. His office was amazing at contacting me with emails and calls after every court date, and continued to fight long and hard for my case. He’s extremely knowledgeable in every aspect of the law and arguable points in defense for his client. Further, his staff in the office are amazing. They were always very knowledgeable, helpful, and extremely nice. Being only 19 years old and having a DUI I was very very upset, until this morning I got the news that MY CASE WAS DROPPED. I can assure anyone that is looking for defense counsel that Mr. Genis is the best attorney in the state and will defend your rights and leave you feeling extremely blessed and glad that you made the right decision. I would also like to add that I learned my lesson, and I am confident that nothing like this will ever happen again in my future, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without the help of Mr. Genis and his office.
As a mature business man, I know not to drive if I'm impaired. But coming home from a business meeting I got stopped in a checkpoint. My BAC was borderline, but the SBPD arrested me anyway. Genis made it go away with a letter. He is still just as good as when AVVO gave him a 10 rating. He is hands down the best DUI lawyer in this town.
Judge Brian Hill testified under oath: "Genis is probably the best DUI lawyer on the central coast". When I got arrested I knew I did not want a 'go along to get along' kind of lawyer. That's why I hired Genis. I read the complaint against him and could see it was the DA who was upset with losing to him on cases like DeNunzio, and Lance. My decision paid off because 4.5 months after I hired Darryl Genis, my case was dismissed, and I got my license back. At the time I hired him, his AVVO rating was a perfect 10. He is the same great lawyer now, but because he was the victim of a State Bar 'whitch hunt' instigated by DA Dudley his rating dropped lower than lawyers who are not worthy of carrying his briefcase. He is still a '10' by any measure of his abilities and the case outcomes he effects.
Mr. Genis was referred by a coworker, he was quickly able to take my case. I didn't know what my options were until he explained that I was being shot through the grease.