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Christopher Paul Sohovich

About me

If you are involved in a DUI, police and prosecuting attorneys have a distinct advantage. You must aggressively defend yourself against their tremendous resources. I am a former prosecutor with the background and knowledge to aggressively defend you against DUI charges.


When you work with the Law Office of Christopher P. Sohovich, you will receive representation by a knowledgeable and experienced DUI attorney. You will have first rate personal attention as part of your defense. 


My San Diego DUI defense law firm provides superior defense strategies for clients facing all misdemeanor and felony DUI charges. We do everything in our power to provide the best possible defense and realistic expectations about the likely outcome.


Call (619) 940-5970 to receive a free initial consultation and have an aggressive attorney in your corner. 


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 45%
    10 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 45%
    10 years, 200 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    2 years, 15 cases



Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

46 total 

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  • Anna Reese Yum

    Chris is an excellent attorney and he is a rising star in the San Diego legal community. He has outstanding trial skills and he zealously fights for his clients in every case. I had the pleasure of working with Chris while at the Riverside county District Attorney's office. Chris had a very well-respected reputation as an honest and aggressive attorney who excels in the courtroom. I would not hesitate to endorse his work and to recommend his services.


    Anna Yum Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • William C. Head

    Chris is an intense, dedicated attorney who recently moved from the ranks of prosecutor to criminal defense. He knows the legal system in California from both sides and has taken and successfully passed an advanced training class (Forensic Blood and Urine Laboratory Course) that fewer than 1/10 of 1 % of all criminal defense attorneys in the nation have taken. This shows his dedication to his craft.


    William Head DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Christopher P. Sohovich

750 B St.
Suite 2560
San Diego, CA, 92101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top Attorney Semi FinalistSan Diego Daily Transcript2014
Top Attorney NomineeSan Diego Daily Transcript2014
Top Attorney Semi-FinalistSan Diego Daily Transcript2013
Top Attorney NomineeSan Diego Daily Transcript2013
Cert. of Completion: SFST Student CourseLa Pier & Associates2012
Top Young Attorney NomineeSan Diego Daily Transcript2012
Summer Session GraduateNational College for DUI Defense2012
Top Attorney Semi-FinalistSan Diego Daily Transcript2012
Top Attorney NominationSan Diego Daily Transcript2012
Employee of the MonthRiverside County District Attorney2007
Employee of the MonthRiverside County District Attorney2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Christopher P. Sohovich2008 - Present
AssociateKoeller Nebeker Carlson Haluck2008 - 2008
Deputy District AttorneyRiverside District Attorney2006 - 2007
Law ClerkSan Diego Alternate Public Defender2004 - 2006
Judicial Extern10th District Court of Appeals State of Ohio2004 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of DUI Defense LawyersFounding Member2014 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2012 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2010 - Present
San Diego DUI Defense AssociatesSecretary/Treasurer2009 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2008 - Present
San Diego Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. XDismissed
People v. XDUI dismissed
People v. XNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Thompson Publishing Group/WestCalifornia Drunk Driving Defense (2013 supplement)2013
Sanctuary Bail Bonds websitePenalties for multiple DUIs2013
West Group publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Defense 2012 Update2012
Chris Sohovich's websiteOverview of DUI charges2009
Chris Sohovich's websiteOverview of Criminal Process2008
Pitfalls to Avoid When Hiring a Criminal Defense AttorneyPitfalls to Avoid When Hiring a Criminal Defense AttorneyN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National College of DUI DefenseN/ASummer Session2012
California DUI Lawyers AssociationN/AAnnual Seminar2012
California DUI Lawyers AssociationN/AAnnual DUI Seminar2010
DUI from A to DMVN/AN/A2010
Forensic Blood and Urine Laboratory SeminarN/ACertificate of Completion2009
NACDL DUI SeminarN/AN/A2008
Thomas Jefferson School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2006
Ohio State UniversityCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Administration of JusticeCriminal Justice2015
University of California San DiegoTips for Pre-Law Students2013
San Diego DUI Defense AssociatesPenalties for multiple DUIs2013
Phi Alpha DeltaBecoming a lawyer2013
Phi Alpha DeltaLawyer panel2013
Spring SeminarProsecutorial Misconduct2011
Spring SeminarDUI sentencing2010
Lawyers PanelDUI Education and Prevention2010
Lawyer PanelThe real cost of a DUI2010
Continuing Legal EducationField Sobriety Tests2010
San Diego DUI Defense AssociatesSEO for solo practitionersN/A