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Ann Toney

DUI and DWI Attorney at Denver, CO

5.0   52 reviews
  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 28 years
    North Carolina - NC 40 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Ann

Learn Ann’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    80%
    Defend all Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI) (DWAI) (DUID) cases. I also represent you at the DMV for your license.

    40 years

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    Defend people charged with drug and marijuana offenses. I have defended and prosecuted homicides, first degree assaults, sex assaults, second degree homicides, drug distribution, domestic violence, and many other criminal charges during my career.

    40 years

If you are charged with a DUI or DUID, or other criminal charges,I can help you. I limit my practice to defending people, just like you, charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drugs (marijuana). I defend people charged with drug charges, assaults, domestic violence, vehicular homicides and vehicular assaults, and all other criminal cases.

Over the years I have both defended clients and prosecuted defendants so I understand what the prosecuter in your case is thinking.  I first "work your case", which means I look at every angle and every piece of evidence in your case. I have been successful in trying cases to jury trials and also dealing with prosecutors in getting the very best plea for my client.  This includes dismissals, Reckless Driving, Deferred Judgement and Sentence (DJS), DWAI, and other outcomes.

 There are many ways you can "win" with your DUI case.  Sometimes a person has a record of prior "DUI" convictions and if we cannot beat the evidence in your case, then getting very little jail and work release is what that client considers a "win" in his/her case.  Also, there are other ways to win.  You can go to trial and win and get acquitted; or you can get a "Non-Alcohol" result such as a plea to Careless Driving or Reckless Driving.  I have gotten many of these for my clients.  Also, there is a "Deferred Judgment and Sentence" in some jurisdictions which means that after you do the treatment and other requirements, the Court will DISMISS your case.

 There is a lot of evidence to look at in a DUI case.  What makes your case different from a "criminal case" is that much of the evidence in your case is science based.  That is why I go to DUI science based trainings and am a member of the College of Drunk Driving Defense and a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association.  These provide specialized training to be able to defend YOU. 

There is an important part of your defense that needs a good criminal lawyer.  I have been also practicing criminal law for years.  I will look at how the law enforcement officer "stopped" your car (4th Amendment violation), if the officer "interviewed you while in custody" (Miranda Rights), and determine if there really was "probable cause" to arrest you.  

The invisible factor that I have is I am tenacious and determined to give you the very best DUI defense that I can.  Many times I have driven to court early in the morning just to add my client's case on the Court docket so I can address something in your case that needed immediate attention.  You don't know that because you are home asleep or at work.  It is going the extra mile that I do for my clients because you deserve that extra mile.

 I earned my Masters in rehabilitation counseling and worked with substance abuse populations before going to law school.  This gives me an insightful perspective on alcohol and drug offenses that few lawyers possess.  I know this is a very stressful time for you and I do everything I can to help you through this and give you excellent legal direction.

 

Location

Ann Toney, P.C.
501 S Cherry St, Ste 1100-2
Denver, CO, 80246

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
very happy
I was charged with DUI in November, 2019. I spoke with a number of attorneys afterwards, and Ann was the only one who spoke to me like I was a real person. She is always available to speak with by phone or email, and is very helpful with any questions or concerns. She is well respected in court rooms. I am very happy with my outcome and everything Ann has done for me.
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Response from Ann Toney July 28, 2020
Thank you so much for the kind words! It was my pleasure to work with you.
Posted by Amanda | February 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ann Toney
I am/ was an out of state case with a DUI and failure to appear on numerous accounts. I did not have to search for a good lawyer for very long until i came across Ann. She has dug deep into the case, was always free to talk, discuss, and help me understand and stay up to dat with what was going on. needless to say Ann Toney is a awesome, a must have choice when it comes to your defense. Thank you Ann for all the hard work you have done for me. you rock!!
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Posted by Maya | January 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Personable
From the beginning, Ms. Toney answered all of my questions and made me feel as calm as possible. She supported me through the process of going to court and helped me understand what to expect. She is kind, respectful, personable and a great lawyer!
Posted by C.E.B. | March 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super Attorney
Ann Toney represented me on a Duid case. I am proud and grateful I hired Ann Toney. Ann knows experts and has the know how to handle the court system because she has been there before.
Posted by Lisa Gingenbach | August 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ann Toney is an outstanding attorney!
Thank you, Ann, for everything you did to reach such a positive outcome in our case! I cannot say enough about how wonderful it was to work with you. We are so appreciative for the amount of time and energy you put into our defense. There is no doubt it made all the difference. It was my sincere pleasure meeting you and working with you. I will be forever grateful for all that you have done for us!
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Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI
Ann has handled my case with the upmost professionalism from the very start. I first contacted her answering service late one night expecting a call back the next day...nope, she called me back that night & was EXTREMELY straight forward. She has never once sugar coated things & has TOTALLY come through for me. Trust me...a lot of folks were all about the doom & gloom over a .159 BAC. Not only did she have an offer at our first court appearance, but also won my DMV hearing (without me appearing) and called to tell me IMMEDIATELY. She truly has been a bright spot in an otherwise negative situation. Highly, HIGHLY recommended.
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Posted by Max | June 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A True Expert
Ann is an experienced professional. She is extremely knowledgable in the world of law and is very passionate about doing the right thing. She is very fair and will give you nothing but the truth from the very start. I would not have wanted to go through my difficult times with anybody else by my side. Ann will give you the attention and care you expect. -Max
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This is not just a lawyer she is top notch
My son was in a hit and run accident charged with Dwi reckless driving . She took my case and from day one I knew if she couldn't do it no one could. She was so compasinate with my son and familyas he almost lost his life. She treated us like we were her familythrough out the hold process never leaving us in the blind. Also we found out that his license we're suspended because after wrapping his car around a pole and had to be cut out of his car the police said that he refused a roadside. So first her patients and experience of her craft scrutinized all the evidence presented by the DA she got all charges completely dropped. Then she reached out to other resources which she has a ton of them and had someone to repersent my son for his DMV hearing . DMb we're assholes. She reached even further and got a fomer DMV hearing officer to represent my son's case to appeal. In her words I am going to get you the best but not make you sell the farm to pay for it which she did. She is top shelf none better and guess what my son is completely clear of all charges driving with no restrictions. I can't thank her enough, the funny part about this we bacame very good friends and still have contact .We love you Ms. Toney and will never forget you have
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Posted by Alyson | April 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Smart, Genuine, Compassionate
While I don't think anyone hopes to ever be in the position to hire an experienced DUI attorney, I am forever grateful that I was referred to Ann for my case. The DUI process is grueling and can make you feel like a horrible person. Ann was incredibly compassionate during the entire case and provided a sense of security throughout the 6 month long process. Never once did she make me feel as though I was "just another case" and took genuine interest in my life and making sure I had all the information I needed. Her and her team were always incredibly responsive to the many questions I had. I highly recommend her to anyone that finds themselves in this situation.
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Posted by Mary Kate | April 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Anne Toney
I knew from my first call with Anne Toney that she was going to be on my side and support me in fighting my DUI charge. Anne explained all my options and the law very clearly and made me feel comfortable in making important decisions relative to my case. I never stressed entering the courtroom when Anne was there because she was confident, in charge, knowledgeable and friendly to everyone in the room. She was patient and stuck by me, and my case, until a positive outcome came along. Most importantly, Anne treated me like a person and not just another client with a DUI. It was very refreshing to have a lawyer that was honest, respectful and could make me laugh during the whole ordeal. If you find yourself in a difficult situation like I did, and need to hire an attorney, I highly recommend giving Anne Toney a call today! Thank you Anne for everything!
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very connected and informative
Ann is very connected and informative. She recommended specialized lawyers for my issue.
Posted by Denny | October 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional DUI Representation
Ann Toney represented me in a complex DUI case in which the District Attorney would not offer a plea deal for various reasons related to my career. A deputy was sitting outside of a bar/ restaurant and stopped me as I exited the establishment for no legal reason. She was diligent and thorough throughout the entire process and was tough when she needed to be tough. She fought and won the Department of Revenue Revocation ensuring that I would keep my driver's license. Since the D.A. was not offering any deal Ms. Toney and I decided to fight the case and the judge agreed that the stop was illegal based on a very sound legal argument we won at the preliminary hearing. I would highly recommend Ms. Toney if you find yourself charged with DUI. It is not something that you want to try and fight on your own. The DA's office takes advantage of the fact you are not represented and will hammer you then pat themselves on the back for another hard fought conviction.
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expertise knowledge and calming demeanor!
I hired Ann Toney to represent me for my DUI charge. Ms. Toney provided me with expertise knowledge throughout the entire process including getting me set up with education, DMV hearing, court appearances and probation. Without her guidance I would have been lost in the process and would not have received the judicial outcome that I did. She was able to meet with me the following day after I contacted her, within a week of my charge, and we hit the ground running. She was able to calm my fears and kept me organized throughout the entire process to get everything taken care of in a timely manner. Having a knowledgeable attorney with a calming demeanor navigate you through this process is very important and high recommend Ms. Toney to represent you! Thanks again, Ann!
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Posted by Cory | May 8, 2017
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Ann Toney representation
Ann provided me with excellent representation. She was accurate , informative and timely with my questions and concerns while guiding me through the process and worked hard to get me the best possible outcome for my case. Thank you
Response from Ann Toney May 9, 2017
Thank you so much for your review. You were a pleasure to represent and all of your strong effort and work during your case made a big difference in your outcome, I wish you the very best!
Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Work!
Ms. Toney did a fantastic job representing me. The sentence I received was fairly lenient considering that I had the most strict judge in the district. Ms. Toney was also able to move things around to accommodate extended trips out of state for my work. I would absolutely recommend Ms. Toney DUI defense.
Response from Ann Toney May 26, 2017
You were a pleasure to work with. Thank you for the kind review. I wish you the very best!
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Passionate and helpful far beyond conclusion of case
Ann is great in many ways--she is down to earth and great to talk to, which is helpful as a client. She also goes above and beyond what she is being paid to do--she helped me with other aspects of my case and beyond that almost any lawyer would not do. She is timely and gets back to you, and honest when she presents options. I appreciate Ann's attention to detail and overall being having a sharp and meticulous brain. Also -- she is really well connected to other attorneys. She knows the legal system REALLY well and knows the reality of different legal parameters, especially in terms of DA's and judges and different jurisdictions. Her calmness in presenting things was helpful in my case.
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Posted by Steve | March 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helpful throughout the process
Ann was helpful with the stressful process of going through a DUI. I received my DUI while visiting Colorado. Because of this, I relied on Ann to make this process as smooth as possible for me.
Posted by William | March 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Her experience shows!
If you get a DUI and I hope you don't, but in the unfortunate event you do, Ann is the one you want standing by your side. Ann was very professional, friendly, and her experience shows. Mine was not the easiest case since it was not my first. She got me the best possible outcome for my case. Although it was a long process she explained every decision we made very concisely. Her base knowledge of all the judges and DA's was very helpful. I could have lost everything in my particular situation and Ann got me through it. My job had me leaving the country during my pre-trail period and Ann even managed to get the court to allow me to take that out of country work trip (when you're not even supposed to leave the state)! Ann I can't thank you enough for getting me through this very difficult ordeal! Highly recommend!
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Posted by Tim | October 13, 2016
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Great help during a tough time
Hire Ms. Toney when our son was stopped on suspicion of DUI. She did a great of not only of securing the best possible outcome, but also helping us understand and deal with the process. She is usually available and always quickly responsive.
Posted by Nick | September 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
True Professional
Ann made a difficult time in my life much more manageable. She is an expert in her field. She got the best possible outcome for my DUI case in a VERY strict state (Colorado). She is also very down to earth and personable. If you're looking for the best, search no further. I highly recommend her for your DUI defense.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • DUI and Marijuana Attorney
  • ANN TONEY, P.C.
  • 2009 - Present
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office 9th Judical District
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • 7th Judicial District Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2006
  • Defense Attorney
  • Ann Toney, Attorney at Law
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office Fayetteville, NC
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Defense Attorney
  • Ann Toney, Attorney at Law
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Public Defender
  • 3rd Judicial District Public Defender
  • 1988 - 1993
  • Lawyer
  • Ann Toney, Attorney at Law
  • 1986 - 1988
  • Associate
  • Cooper and Whitford, Attorneys at Law
  • 1984 - 1986
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Education

  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of South Florida
  • Masters Rehabilitation Counseling
  • N/A
  • University of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Chemical Society
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Lawyer
  • 2011 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Organization Reform Marijuana Laws
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2012
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Representative
  • 1993 - 1996
  • North Carolina Association of Public Defenders
  • President
  • 1992 - 1993
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1988 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Gas Chromatography Certificate (Blood Testing)
  • AXIOM Laboratory, Chicago Il
  • 2015
  • Solid Drugs Certificate (Drug testing)
  • AXIOM Laboratory, Chicago IL
  • 2015
  • 2014 Annual DUI Conference in Breckenridge
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • 2014
  • NHTSA Update Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) Training
  • Lance Platt, Ph.D., Platt and Associates
  • 2014
  • NHTSA Instructor Course Certificate SFST
  • Lance Platt, Ph.D. Platt and Associates
  • 2014
  • 2013 Annual DUI Conference Breckenridge
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • 2013
  • The Intoxilyzer 9000 Training Certificate
  • Forensic Alcohol Consulting & Training, LLC
  • 2013
  • "Litigating Gas Chromatography Cases" (Blood Testing)
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2012
  • NHTSA Drug Evaluation Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Certificate
  • Lance Platt, Ph.D., Platt and Associates
  • 2010
  • Intoxilyzer 5000EN Training
  • Jan Semenoff International
  • 2010
  • NHTSA Certificate for Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST)
  • Lance Platt, Ph.D., Platt and Associates
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Culture Magazine
  • Monthly Column "Legal Corner" on Marijuana
  • 2015
  • Culture Magazine
  • Monthly Column "Legal Corner" on Marijuana
  • 2014
  • Culture Magazine
  • Monthly column "Legal Corner" on Marijuana
  • 2013
  • Bradford Publishing Co. (Book)
  • "Colorado Medical Marijauna Law"
  • 2012
  • Culture Magazine
  • Monthly Column "Legal Corner" on Marijuana
  • 2012
  • Culture Magazine
  • Monthly Column "Legal Corner" on Marijuana
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Ethics CLE
  • Best Ethics CLE Ever
  • 2019
  • CLE
  • DUI Defense; Voir Dire
  • 2019
  • American Inns of Court
  • Marijuana in Colorado
  • 2015
  • Medical Marijuana Issues in 2011
  • Medical Marijuana Issues in 2011
  • 2011
  • Medical Marijuana Law Update
  • The Business of Medical Cannabis
  • 2010
  • Colorado Bar Association, November, 2009, Medical Marijuana legal update.
  • Medical Marijuana law update.
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (20)
Endorse Ann
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ann has exceptional knowledge of DUI law and the traffic code. She is able to guide clients through the maze of the DMV and gets wonderful results. When looking for a Denver-metro attorney to handle a DUI she is one of the best!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ann is a great lawyer and a compassionate advocate for her clients. I wholly endorse her."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ann Toney is an experienced and passionate advocate. I enthusiastically recommend her to clients in Colorado who are serious about their future."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ann for almost 10 years. I have consulted with Ann on some tough cases, and she has provided me with valuable advice. When you hire Ann, expect honesty, integrity, and a zealous advocate!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is extremely knowledgeable, well respected by judges and DAs alike, and will fight for her clients. She is a skilled trial attorney that you want fighting for you."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. What an impressive amount of answers to frequently asked questions. Provides a nice reservoir of information for others to follow. Thank you for leading by your great example. All the best."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ann is a competent, qualified and industrious lawyer. She is a class act, knowledgeable and very diligent and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anybody."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ann Is an excellent lawyer who give her clients the best defense possible. She never gives up and fights for her clients the whole way."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Toney is simply an exceptional attorney who I would recommend to everyone and anyone. I am a former judge, former magistrate, former prosecutor, and an attorney with 24 years of experience. I still learn from her answers on Avvo on a daily basis and I am constantly impressed. I refer cases to her on at least a weekly basis if not more frequently."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Ann to be a highly ethical hard working attorney. I would not hesitate to refer my best clients or family members to her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ann is courageous but grounded. Her commonsense but aggressive approach encourages settlement with DAs at the same time it makes them consider dismissal. She also possesses an incredibly bright legal mind. All in all, it is an honor to know her and to have worked with her."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ann Toney is a very smart and compassionate lawyer, I highly recommend her."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Ann in court on several cases. On each I thought she was a very strong and persuasive advocate for her client - both with the DA and the Judge. I definitely endorse Ann!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. DUI is one of the most complicated areas of law. To be successful in this field a lawyer must not possess great legal skills but also an understanding of science and the political process. Ann is one of those lawyers that attends cutting edge seminars and is not afraid to go to trial. She is among the elite DUI lawyers in our state."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Ms. Toney. She is a zealous defender of her clients who has a strong knowledge base in DUI defense. She is generous with her time to other attorneys. She is well respected in the DUI defense community. She fights the good fight and she will fight the fight for you."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Toney is an excellent defender. Everytime I see her in court she is litigating a matter. If you have been charged with a DUI or marijuana charge, call her and consult with her. She has extensive experience in these specific types of cases."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm very happy to write an endorsement for Ann Toney. Ann is a fantastic attorney, with a great deal of compassion for her clients, and experience in several different areas of the law. I know when I refer clients to Ann that they will be in good hands."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ann Toney doesn't back down from a fight. She brings her years of experience, tenacious attitude and compassion for her clients real life issues to every case she takes. She is knowledgeable about the law and knows how to get things done."
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