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My practice concentrates on all Driving Under the Influence cases that occur in Monterey and Santa Cruz County. After handling a case load of 200 cases as a Deputy Public Defender, at one time, I decided to open a law practice that focuses on the individuals goals and concerns. Driving Under the Influence cases are unique, and are decided on a case by case analysis.  If you need a FREE CONSULTATION, please call us at either (831) 269-3780 or (831) 621-7344.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 95%
    9 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 5%
    9 years



Hourly ($250-500/hour), Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

13 total 

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  • Susan L. Hartman

    I met Ryan Murphy at a forensic toxicology seminar a few years ago. He believes in staying current with the law and the science behind DUI cases so he can be a strong and effective advocate for his clients. I highly endorse him.


    Susan Hartman DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Burke Smith

    I met Attorney Ryan Murphy a year ago at a professional seminar. I was impressed with his knowledge and expertise regarding DUI/DWI cases. While I don't defend DUI cases currently, I did prosecute them in my first job out of law school. I know from first hand experience that a good defense attorney can make a big difference in the outcome of a case. I've been impressed with Ryan's dedication and expertise in this area.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Ryan P. Murphy

311 Bonita Drive
Aptos, CA, 95003

Law Offices of Ryan P. Murphy

306 Capitol Street, Suite 101
Salinas, CA, 93901

Law Offices Of Ryan P. Murphy

343 Soquel Avenue, #407
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062



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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial AttorneyLaw Offices of Ryan P. Murphy2007 - Present
Deputy Public DefenderMonterey County Public Defender's Office2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Supreme CourtAttorney2011 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaAttorney2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaAttorney2009 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Supreme Court of CaliforniaLicensed Attorney2006 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Monterey College of LawLaw DegreeJD- Juris Doctorate2005
California St Univ SacramentoBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1999
Monterey Peninsula CollegeGeneral EducationAssociate of Arts1996