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I am a former prosecutor with 10 years of criminal law experience.  My law office provides personal representation, meaning I will personally conduct all aspects of your case.  I was undefeated in my 6 years of DUI prosecutions. Recently, I got a clients .09 case dismissed and driver's license returned.  Go to or call 619-980-3656 for more information.  I CAN help you!!


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  1. DUI & DWI: 90%
    12 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
    7 years



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Office Of Amanda Fates

PO Box 13716
La Jolla, CA, 92037


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Cum LaudeUniversity of San Diego School Of Law2003
Order of the CoifUniversity of San Diego School of LAw2003
Pro Bono AwardUniversity of San Diego School of Law2003
Deputy of the MonthCity AttorneyN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Solo PractitionerLaw Office of Amanda Fates2009 - Present
Appellate DeputyCity Attorney San Diego2006 - 2009
Senior Discovery DeputySan Diego City Attorney's Office2005 - 2006
Trial Team LeaderSan Diego City Attorney's Office2004 - 2005
Deputy City AttorneySan Diego City Attorney's Office2003 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Appellate Defense CounselMember2013 - Present
Appellate PanelAttorney2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
19 Jury TrialsWon
.09 DUICase Dismissed
5 Felony Appeal casesN/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawLaw2003
University of VermontPsychology and SociologyOther - Bachelors1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
City Attorney's Office TrainingCriminal Discovery2007
City Attorney TrainingExpert Cross-Examination2007
City Attorney TrainingOfficer Testimony2006
City Attorney TrainingDUI Trainer2006
City Attorney San DiegoIssuing Criminal Charges2005