DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney Jay S. Finnecy is an experienced criminal defense attorney who brings 20 years of experience to the benefit of his clients. Mr. Finnecy began his legal career in 1995 as a prosecutor with the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office. Over a six-year period, Mr. Finnecy handled hundreds of criminal cases including over 40 jury trials. During his final two years with the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Finnecy was assigned to the J.U.D.G.E. Unit in North County where he prosecuted complex cases involving narcotics, gang violence, and probation/parole violators.
In 2002, Mr. Finnecy opened his own criminal defense practice and has been successfully representing people accused of criminal offenses for over 13 years. Mr. Finnecy has earned the respect of prosecutors and judges throughout San Diego County because of his broad experience, legal knowledge, and professionalism.
Mr. Finnecy earned his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara where he was active in student government and served on the University Center Governance Board. Mr. Finnecy has been a featured legal commentator on KOGO AM-600, KFMB AM-760, and Court TV.
Mr. Finnecy is proud to have been a faculty member at Mira Costa Community College where he taught courses in Criminal Procedure, Juvenile Law, and Evidence.
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Mr. Finnecy is brilliant yet immensely practical. These qualities are rare but necessary to practice criminal law. Mr. Finnecy is the real deal. If you live in or near Vista, consider calling him to help with your criminal matter.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Client's Choice Award--Criminal Defense||AVVO||2014|
|Top Contributor--Criminal Defense||AVVO||2014|
|Appellate Moot Court Judge||University of San Diego||2013|
|Moot Court Judge||University of San Diego||2011|
|Volunteer Attorney Award||North County Bar Association||2006|
|Volunteer Attorney Award||North County Bar Association||2005|
|Attorney at Law||Law Offices of Jay S. Finnecy||2002 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Mira Costa Community College||2003 - 2005|
|Deputy District Attorney III||San Diego County District Attorney's Office||1995 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|Bar Association of North San Diego County||Member||2016 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||2015 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1995 - Present|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||Member||2009 - 2011|
|DUI with prior (Second Offense)||No jail time/No community service|
|Felony DUI with Serious Injury and Felony Child Endangerment||Probation|
|PC459/Commercial Burglary||Probation/No jail|
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|Annual Criminal Defense Seminar: California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||N/A||N/A||2015|
|Cross Examination Seminar: CPDA||N/A||N/A||2015|
|University of Pittsburgh School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|University of California - Santa Barbara||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Networking at the Crowne Plaza||DUI and Criminal Defense Basics||2015|
|North County Criminal Law CLE||Criminal Defense Practice in North San Diego County||2012|