I have been practicing criminal law for 32 years. My experience is vast having represented over 2500 people and trying approximately 200 felony, military and misdemeanor cases in federal, military and state court. I have represented people on felonies such as murder, attempted murder, mayhem, assaul with a deadly weapon, robbery, drug raccketeering (RICO), drug sales, gang crimes, drug manufacturing and smuggling, alien smuggling, ex-felon in possession of weapons, domestic violence, child abuse, sexual exploitation of a minor, child pornogrphy, child molestation, arson and misdemeanors such as driving under the influnece (DUI), assault and battery, under the influence of drugs, simple possession, possession of drug paraphanelia and reckless driving, child abuse/endangerment, etc.
People who are charged with a crime are facing one of the most difficult and serious situations that one can face in life. They are overwhelmed with concerns like can I get out of jail on bail, how will I pay for legal representation, will I do jail time and for how long, is there an alternative to doing jail time, how will my family be affected, will I lose my job, will I lose my professional license, how can I support my family if i get jail time, and what will my family, friends and colleagues think. As an experienced attorney I understand these concerns and have the experience to minimize the harm that being charged with a crime can have. I know the alternatives available to avoid jail time like work furlough, drug and alcohol rehabilitation and a half-way house.
I understand that for each person charged with a crime, no matter how serious, it is the most significant and important obstacle that they are facing. No matter how serious, I treat each persons case as if it were the most important case that I am handling, giving it the utmost attention. I keep in regular contact with each client, return their calls promptly, review the discovery (police reports) with them, explain the law to them carefully, provide them with the options avaiable, discuss case strategy, prepare their case and keep them informed of any changes in their case's status.
Providing legal representation to a person charged with a crime can be expensive. I charge reasonable fees and am willing to work out a reasonable payment plan for serving you.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2016 AVVO Top COntributor Award||AVVO||2016|
|AVVO Top Contributor Federal Crimes 2015||AVVO||2015|
|National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2015|
|Fourth Place - Donald D. Wright Criminal Law Competition||University of San Diego||1982|
|Best Advocate - St. Thomas Moore M oot Court Competition||University of San Diego||1981|
|First Place Attorney-Client Moot Court Cometition||University of San DIego||1981|
|3d Place Western Regional Attorney Client Moot Court Competition||Western Regional||1981|
|Third Place Team - St. Thomas Moore Moot Court Competition||University of San Diego||1981|
|Attorney at Law||Law Office of Jack J. Boltax||1988 - 2014|
|Criminal trial attorney||Community Defenders of San DIego / Law office of Boesen and Sauer||1985 - 1988|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||2018 - Present|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|AVVO Legal Guides||Legal Guide - Overview of Defense of a DUI||2015|
|University of San Diego School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1982|
|State University of New York||BS||1979|
|USA v. Cedeno-Cedeno||Dismissed mid trial|
|Samantha M. vs. Nicholas M.||Court denies request for a permanent restraining order and dismisses case.|
|U.S. v. Brian O.||Case Dismissed by government|
|In re S.H.||Not guilty on both counts after trial. Evidence seized during execution of search warrant suppressed based on motion to suppress.|
|People v. R. Beck||Motion to suppress evidence based on illegal stop and detention granted. case dismissed.|
|People v. J. Pospicil||Not guilty of mayhem, robbery, attempted robbery, assault with a deadly weapon,etc. after Jury Trial.. Attempted Murder and hate crime charges dismissed by judge pre-trial.|
|U.S.A. v. Cedeno-Cedeno||Case was dismissed after 5 days of jury trial with prejudice (it could not be re-filed).|
Posted by Tim Nilan
Thu May 21 2015
Posted by Carole
Mon May 04 2015