INTERVIEWER: Can you recall an exact moment when you decided to become a lawyer?
JASON: No, I always wanted to be a criminal defense trial lawyer. I'm drawn to it like Sherlock Holmes to a haunted house. Trying a DUI case in front of the jury is my favorite thing to do. I have to be in the courtroom to be happy whether I get paid for it or not. And, I want to do it better than anybody has ever done it, which makes it an obsession. But, never feel as good as while trying a DUI case to the jury. But it has never gotten any easier to do and you can't expect it to if you keep trying for something better than you can do.
The Oxfords - shined. The power suit - tailored. The man - slim, strong, and professional. His name? Jason Cerbone.
Standing before the testifying police officer, Jason looked the part: a winning attorney. More importantly, he acted like one. After all, this was cross- examination - Jason's specialty.
Since Jason knew the arrest procedure hadn't been followed in the DUI arrest, he wanted to get the officer to admit it. But that's never easy. So patiently, persistently, Jason played a game of cat-and-mouse. Question after question, he calmly brought the policeman toward the goal. Within minutes, the officer admitted his violation without even realizing it! That's the power of cross-examination. It's the difference between winning and losing a DUI case, between acquittal and conviction. The policeman didn't know he destroyed the prosecution's case. But the judge did. And when Jason asked the judge to dismiss the DUI charges against Marty, he did.
Yet another case. Yet another win.
Some attorneys ease into practice; Jason jumped in headlong. Within his first seven months, he had handled nearly 70 criminal law cases, all of them felonies. He also achieved a major win in a high-profile rape trial. As an integral part of the criminal defense team, Jason learned the power of an aggressive defense when he and his partners succeeded in pulling off a hung jury, even though the odds were stacked against them.
Jason has never stopped learning. Early on, he studied under Terry Jackson and Michael Schiavone. Later, he worked for the Eastern Judicial Circuit Public Defender Office. There, Jason learned from Michael Edwards, whom he describes as among the most talented criminal lawyers he has ever seen. He also worked at Brooks Law Firm and Calhoun, Cerbone & Sapp. Dedicating himself, Jason worked to master advanced techniques in cross-examination.
Jason has amassed countless wins in his time as a top-ranked criminal lawyer. He knows firsthand that the expert criminal attorney - the one willing to "lay it all on the line" - can expect to beat even the most intimidating criminal charges. Take Steven, who both stayed out of jail and kept his driving privileges after Jason achieved dismissals in 7 out of 10 misdemeanor charges! This is the kind of thing that Jason Cerbone has accomplished time and time again in his career. It's also the kind of thing Jason can and will do for you.
All in all, Jason's commitment to a client's defense is wholly unparalleled. You will that kind of commitment anywhere else. Diligently, Jason Cerbone is ever working to master the most cutting edge trial techniques, especially those that achieve success in Georgia DUI cases. But most of all, Jason is simply determined beyond all measure. He will move heaven and earth to win for his clients. That's what they deserve, so that's what he gives.
Jason Cerbone is a DUI Defense Lawyer in Savannah, Georgia at Cerbone DUI Defense. He is NHTSA certified in DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Testing. If you have been arrested for DUI in Savannah, Georgia call him up.
Even as a child, Jason dreamed of becoming the first-class trial lawyer he is today. The challenge was in realizing that dream. So Jason started early. With a lawyer father, a court-reporter mother, and a District Attorney uncle, Jason has always had Law in his blood. But natural ability was never enough for Jason Cerbone. He sought excellence. Even as a kid, Jason would accompany his father to criminal court. Listening carefully, he learned all he could about the art of courtroom success. In this time, Jason learned a valuable lesson - clients have to feel as if they are part of their own success. A client's happiness is of utmost importance, especially in DUI cases. That's why Jason treats his clients as friends, not just business contacts. "Because when you're working for a friend," Jason says, "it's even more exhilarating to beat those DUI charges."
After graduating from Benedictine Military School, Jason went to the University of Georgia where he majored in criminal justice and political science. In 2006, he graduated from Mississippi College School of Law and has been practicing criminal law, specializing in DUI cases, ever since.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2008||07/15/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in Georgia||The National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|10 Best Georgia DUI Attorneys for Client Satisfaction||American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys||2015|
|Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)||National Highway and Traffic Safety & Ron Lloyd Enterprises||2015|
|DUI Detection & Field Sobriety Testing - 2013 Curriculum||National Highway Traffic Safety Administration & Ron Lloyd Enterprises||2014|
|DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor||National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Impaired Driving Specialists Consulting||2013|
|Advanced DUI Trial Skills Intensive Summer Session at Harvard||National College for DUI Defense||2013|
|Advanced DUI Trial Skills Intensive Summer Session at Harvard||National College for DUI Defense||2012|
|Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI Cases||National College for DUI Defense||2012|
|Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute||Institute of Continuing Legal Education In Georgia||2011|
|Breath Alcohol Testing Training, Intermediate Course||Industrial Training & Design, Ltd.||2011|
|Breath Alcohol Testing Training, Introductory Course||Industrial Training & Design Ltd.||2011|
|DUI Detection and Field Sobriety Testing||National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Impaired Driving Specialists Consulting||2011|
|Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases||National College for DUI Defense and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||2011|
|DUI Boot Camp||The Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Allen Trapp||2011|
|Winning at Every Level, DUI Means Defend With Ingenuity||The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers & National College for DUI Defense||2011|
|Advanced DUI Trial Skills Summer Session at Harvard Law School||National College for DUI Defense||2011|
|Georgia DUI Update||Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia||2011|
|Completed Drug Recognition Expert Overview||National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Impaired Driving Specialists Consulting||2010|
|Concepts of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing||National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - Impaired Driving Specialists Consulting||2010|
|Conquering Chemical Testing in DUI||Impaired Driving Specialists Consulting||2010|
|Handling Administrative License Suspensions and Revocations||Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia||2008|
|DUI Defense Lawyer & President||Cerbone DUI Defense||2010 - Present|
|Criminal Trial Law Assistant||Cerbone & Sapp||2007 - 2008|
|Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer||Cerbone Law||2007 - 2009|
|Law Assistant Practicing by Recent Law Graduate Act||Eastern Judicial Circuit Public Defender||2006 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The National Trial Lawyers||Member Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in Georgia||2015 - Present|
|American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys AIDUI||Member 10 Best DUI Attorneys for Client Satisfaction||2015 - Present|
|DUI Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|National College for DUI Defense||Member||2010 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2010 - Present|
|Italian Society of Savannah||Steward||2010 - Present|
|Knights of Columbus||Knight||2010 - Present|
|Criminal Justice Section, American Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Savannah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of Georgia||Member||2008 - Present|
|Savannah Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2008 - Present|
|Bail bondsman's DUI dismissed||Dismissal of DUI less safe, obstruction, and carrying a concealed weapon|
|Businessman's DUI license suspension dismissed||Dismissal of Administrative License Suspension|
|Savannah city worker wins DUI license suspension hearing||Dismissal of Administrative License Suspension|
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|Mississippi College School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of Georgia, Athens||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|
|University of Georgia, Athens||Criminal Justice||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|
|DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor||One Leg Stand DUI Field Sobriety Test||2013|
|DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor||Typical DUI Reinforcing Cues of the Stopping Sequence||2013|
|DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor||Initial DUI Cues, Recognition and Description||2013|
|DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor||Initial Visual DUI Detection Cues||2013|
|DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor||Taking Field Notes on Standardized Field Sobriety Tests||2013|
|DUI Detection & Standardized DUI Field Sobriety Testing Instructor||Limitations of the Three DUI Field Sobriety Tests||2013|