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Joshua James Price

DUI and DWI Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   113 reviews
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  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Joshua

Learn Joshua’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. DUI and DWI
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    2,000 cases

UNPARALLELED RATE OF DUI AND DMV DISMISSALS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY. FEEL FREE TO CALL ME 24/7.

Joshua Price graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San his time in law school, Joshua was involved in criminal defense work through his internships with the San Diego County Alternate Public taking the California State Bar Exam, he continued his pursuit of criminal defense work after being selected for a Post Bar Internship with the San Diego County Public continued to gain experience that he would eventually need to be a successful defender of people’s constitutional rights.

After completing his Post Bar Internship and passing the California State Bar Exam, Joshua immediately got involved with DUI and DMV his foundation of general criminal defense concepts he was able to hit the ground running in defending against DUI related has focused exclusively on DMV and DUI defense and has handled over 600 such determination, knowledge and aggressiveness have helped to obtain many positive results for his clients (see RESULTS).

These types of cases involve two separate and distinct entities:Criminal Court and with DUI allegations, he handles both the criminal side of cases and also defends against DMV license suspensions on the civil cases are extremely complicated and must be handled Joshua Price with your case ensures that no stone will be left unturned and he will fight for you every step of the way to ensure that the government is held to their burden of proof!

Mr. Price has also successfully completed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) training which is a 3 day course in administering Standardized Field Sobriety Test's.  He passed both the written and instructional portions of this course.  This is the same training that most California Highway Patrol and Law Enforcement Officers take.  He is Qualified in DWI Detection and the Administration of the Standardized Administration of Field Sobriety Testing under Federal Standards and Guidelines.

Mr. Price has also successfully completed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ARIDE (Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement) training which is a 2 day course focusing on drug impairment.  He passed both the written and instructional portions of this course.  He has also been trained in how to test blood for drugs at Shimadzu Labatory at University of Texas-Arlington over a 5 day intensive DUI Drug training. 

He is a Specialist member of California DUI Lawyer's Association (CDLA) and frequently lectures on DUI defense around the state of California.

Location

Defending Rights Law Center
4025 Camino Del Rio S. #300
San Diego, CA, 92108

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Posted by Jesse | January 9, 2024
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.11% DUI
The most stress relieving thing I ever did was hire Joshua Price after I got pulled over for a DUI. Not knowing much about the process of what happens after getting a DUI, he was able to guide me through everything and make it seem like a breeze. Josh was super accessible, from taking phone calls out of office hours to emails throughout the day, I knew that he truly cared about my case. I was charged for a first offense DUI and pulled over for drifting out of my lane, at the scene I blew a .09% and at the station I blew a .11%. Josh told me he had high hopes in winning the DMV hearing and he did! He also worked out a Wet and Reckless deal with the court for me which meant I had no license suspension. Besides his amazing help getting me through this unfortunate time in my life, Josh showed me respect, honesty, and he was very transparent about costs. He was able to set me up on a payment plan that was affordable for me and my family. He explained every step along the way and gave me several options to go about my case. Truly an amazing lawyer and he will fight for you!
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Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2023
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Great DUI Attorney for all situations
Having made one of the biggest mistakes of my life and not truly having any experience with the law, I was originally referred to a different attorney. Within a few weeks, I was definiteIy concerned about the experience I was having so I began looking for someone else and I am so thankful that it led me here. My first call to this team was with Amanda who was extremely diligent, caring, empathetic, and most of all knowledgeable. Follow up was immediate and I knew in my soul I had the right team for me. Knowledge is one thing but experience and wisdom are another. Joshua Price and his team not only communicated very well but were rigorous, honest, and consistent in this communication which is important when your world is thrown upside down because of poor choices. Don’t under estimate the stress that poor communication can have and in this situation you need as much of it as possible. You need to be making informed decisions and not simply gut ones as these decisions have long term implications. Throughout the process, we spoke candidly which was difficult for obvious reasons but Joshua and his team were always realistic with the options at hand. Please notice I used the word, “spoke”. This is not by accident. While there was a fair amount of email, there were always direct phone conversations that were never in a hurried or distracted fashion but focused as if I was their only client. Many people obtain an attorney in this situation in hopes of avoiding the consequences which may be ultimately possible however one thing I will say is that you will never be mislead, their integrity is top notch, and their application of the law and what they suggest is always realistic. In my situation, there was not doubt that I was in the wrong. Instead of working to persuade the legal system that I wasn’t, my goal was to minimize the consequences associated with my wrongdoing which is exactly what Joshua Price did. My recommendation is to contact them early on to understand your options, follow their directions to the letter, and let them guide you to obtain the best outcome possible for you all while keeping you fully informed through the process in a timely manner. The longer you wait to contact them the fewer options they will have to help and guide you. Ultimately, you are seeking an attorney because you have had a very poor outcome related to a poor decision. Don’t make it worse by contacting the wrong attorney who is just going to charge you for going through the motions. Call Joshua Price and his team and you will not be disappointed in the result. I can tell you my case was not dismissed however the outcome was acceptable given the circumstances and that is all I could ask for. Call them. You won’t be sorry you did
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Posted by Justin | July 8, 2023
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AMAZING!!
LOOK NO FURTHER! YOU FOUND THE ONE!! THE ONE WHO WIL GO OVER AND BEYOND FOR HIS CLIENTS!! Mr. Price is amazing and well educated in his profession as an attorney! He helped take on my DUI case which involved a bodily injury, I was facing heavy fines and 6 years in prison!! Mr.Price did not allow that to happen, he pulled every string and did everything he could to get my FELONY reduced to a Misdemeanor!!! He spent 3 years with me on this case and I couldn't have been happier. Very communicative, very organized, well worth the $$$! As long as you listen and follow his advice, the odds are in your favor! Btw... he is highly respected by many judges and other attorneys all over San Diego - L.A.!!!! Thank you again for all your hard work, I really do appreciate it.
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Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2023
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Outstanding DUI attorney
Just a few weeks after being diagnosed with Autism our son got into a car accident that injured another person. He was beginning to receive support and treatment after years of suffering, which now needed to be sidelined to focus on the accident. This was a complete nightmare. Never having been in the legal system before we did not know where to begin. Thankfully, a friend who was an attorney veered us toward Mr. Price. We were worried because our son had some unique challenges. Mr. Price returned our call promptly, quickly reassuring us, with confidence, clarity, and a unique understanding of Autism and the law. It was an excruciating year in and out of court. Mr. Price was with us every step of the way. Our son had been charged with a first-offense Felony DUI, accident with Great Bodily Injury (Felony Strike facing up to 6 years in state prison) where our son had marijuana and prescription medication in his system. Mr. Price took the time needed to guide us and learn of our son's unique situation. Mr. Price was approachable, kind, highly competent, and professional with our family, as well as when he presented to the DA and in court. He was easy to get ahold of, willing to fight for our son ultimately working out a Misdemeanor DUI with no jail time after over a year of fighting the case! This review is but the tip of the iceberg of gratitude we feel for the unabating effort and care that Mr. Price gave our entire family. We are now finally exhaling.
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Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2023
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Highly recommended
Mr. Price never gave up on my case and helped me greatly to get the offer I ended up accepting. He was easy to get a hold of and knew what he was doing. I was charged with a first offense DUI with an accident. He was able to win the DMV hearing and push when we hit a brick wall with the Prosecutor.  Mr. Price encouraged me to keep moving forward and found an issue in my case that he thought was worth pursuing at trial.  We finally got an offer for a WET prior to trial which I gladly accepted. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2023
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Superb Support for the Win
Mr. Price was an amazing asset to have and I feel that have him on my side made the difference. From the first moment to the verdict of dismissal Mr. Price and his team were there to support me and my family. The situation was important due to the fact of my career and life on the line. Superb advice and led me step by step to make thought decisions with great results. I would recommend him to everyone. Thank You for saving me!
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Posted by Mario | April 15, 2023
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Excellent
A DUI is not a joke, and you feel at your worst. Right after I was arrested for a DUI, I started searching for attorneys with experiences that pertained to my situation. I was recommended some, and I had a few selections as well, but I decided to select and hire Joshua as I read very great reviews about him. I also went into his website: https://www.defendingrights.com/ where he has an easy breakdown of DUI information and outcomes. Let me say I couldn’t have asked for better representation than him and his team. From first contact, Joshua made sure I knew he had my back. Communication was a key element as they are very quick to follow up and give you all the updates you need. Joshua is very knowledgeable, knew what he was doing, and he represented me in the court and in the DMV throughout the process. Here are some of the facts of my case that highlight Joshua’s commitment and work dedication: Joshua’s expertise made it possible for me to be granted the military diversion program by the court and my DUI case was dismissed upon completion of the program. Joshua won my DMV case and I was able to keep my DL without suspension. All I can say to him, and his team is thank you! Reach out to him and seek his service. You won’t be disappointed.
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Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2022
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Reckless Driving
So I got pulled over for speeding and the officer claimed I was going 110+. He wrote me up for reckless driving which would be on my record. I was also facing over a $1300 fine, 2 points on my driving record, at least 16 hours of behavior modification class, and a 30 day hard suspension on my license. Joshua did a case for my friend who was facing a DUI charge with all the evidence of him being drunk going against him and somehow Joshua got all charges dropped for him so, if he could do that I had no doubt he could clear me. And he did. Just a few days ago Joshua was able to get ALL CHARGES DROPPED for me. No fine, nothing on my record, no class, no suspension, nothing. Truly awesome. This was my first time dealing with the court system and his office was very professional and helpful with all the questions and worries I had and explained things clearly. Nice thing I like is that while you work with Joshua, he communicates and responds quick on his personal phone. I never felt hesitant to ask or reach out to him. If you have anything traffic related from some bozo cops who don’t like fast cars, Joshua Price is the guy! Highly recommend!
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Posted by John | October 13, 2022
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Highly Successful DUI Attorney
Highly recommend Josh Price. Very successful outcome and easy to contact and interact with him throughout. Clearly very knowledgeable and respected. After many court appearances, he was able to get felony DUI charges dismissed and achieved misdemeanor Wet Reckless. Won hearing resulting in no license suspension and no SR-22, despite 0.18% BAC. You wont be disappointed in choosing him to represent your future!
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2022
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Best DUI Lawyer By Far!
Mr. Price was absolutely wonderful to work with, and I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone searching for a lawyer to help with your DUI case. Never in a million years did I think I would find myself in this situation as I have also advocated against drinking and driving, but you know what they say never say never... I made a horrible decision after being in a very bad headspace for quite some time due to some personal family traumas I had gone through. Long story short, I found myself receiving a DUI with a BAC level of .27... and also had a small accident deploying my airbags. This was devastating to me, and I truly felt so lost on what could be done.. felt like my life was over. I decided to hire Mr. Price after research and a family friend's recommendation, and I am forever grateful I did. He was very friendly and non-judgmental about my situation. You could tell from the first interaction he has dealt with many cases, and his experience and expertise are unmatched. My interaction with Mr. Price was always so positive and helpful as he continued to walk me through every step to ensure I understood what to expect throughout the entire process. My case wasn't even heard in court for six months after the arrest due to COVID backups, so he made sure I was aware of any updates as soon as he knew. He was always easy to get ahold of and would always return a call or email as soon as possible if he was in court or handling something urgently. He made himself very clear from the beginning that he was willing to fight for me and would work as hard as possible to achieve the best possible outcome, but also managed my expectations of what could be results if the DA or Judge were to push for harder consequences. He made it clear he knew what he was doing as he ran through multiple scenarios of what I could expect and presented me with all my options so I was well informed and able to make the best decision for myself of what I would hope he could achieve outcome-wise. I was charged with a first-offense DUI with a .27% Blood Alcohol Level and an accident. Mr. Price was able to get the punishment significantly reduced as they lowered my BAC to a .19% and assigned me only a 3-month DUI class instead of the 9-month class as expected and only 3 years of probation instead of 5!!! Again, I couldn't be more grateful or appreciative of all of Mr. Price's hard work. It was the best decision I could have ever made and worth absolutely every penny. I feel like I have my life back, and I owe it to the dedication of Mr. Price.
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2022
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Excellent
Joshua Price and Amanda at Defending Rights Law Center did an amazing job representing me in my DUI case. Joshua and Amanda's follow-up was excellent, their communications to me were clear and concise and the results of my case went well above and beyond what I was initially expecting. The legal advice Joshua provided, put me on track to getting my DUI charge reduced to a Wet Reckless which, given the facts of my case, I did not think was possible. There is no doubt in my mind if you need superior representation, Joshua Price and Defending Rights Law Center is the right choice.
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Posted by Anup | August 29, 2022
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DUI checkpoint (0.11): Not Guilty and Case Dismissed
If you want to work with a lawyer who is tenured in DUI cases, straightforward, dedicates all their bandwidth only on the DUI case to get you the best possible results, and not enable your "customer is always right" attitude, then look no further and hire Josh immediately. A year ago I drove in to DUI checkpoint and blew a 0.11 BAC in to a breath machine. I did the worst thing during panic and got lured in to the first law firm that showed up on Google. The lawyer I was assigned started right off the bat by convincing me that my best option would be a plea deal. They didn't even bother paying attention to the details of my case. They had no time to even meet with me in person. They right out believed I was guilty from the beginning. A few months later, I decided to fire the law firm and requested Josh to take over my case. Typically it's not a favorable situation for any attorney to take over from where a previous lawyer leaves off. But Josh was very practical and real but also nice enough to take the case over from the previous law firm. Unlike the previous attorney, Josh did not say nice things to lure me in, just to close the case soon. He was 0% BS right from the beginning and throughout our engagement. Both Josh and I agreed that it would be best to go through a jury trial instead of settling. I was aware that this was a straightforward and easy win case for the State against me. But we fought anyway even with slim odds. Josh is super focused and very passionate about his profession and dedicates 100% of himself to the case. He pulled many all nighters just to make sure I get the best possible defense. I would sometimes wake up to late night text messages from him asking for follow-up questions regarding the incident. He worked hard on presenting himself, myself and our case as best as possible to the jury(including giving me tips on how to dress up for trial). It's worth noting that all this was in a very narrow time crunch because I had immigration outcomes depending on the outcome of this case. During the jury trial, Josh presented his case so well that the jury took a 180 degree turn in their attitude towards not only my case, but on DUI offenses in general. It was more of an interesting 6 days seminar for everyone in the court room about how blood alcohol and breath machines work. The prosecution had that "So this is what it feels like to go against Joshua Price" look. Even the judge was extremely impressed with the defense that Josh put together. Overall Josh was the superhero of the courtroom and he is pure raw energy. I want to highlight the main factor- while I spent 14 months believing that I was really a criminal, and prosecution trying hard to prove that I was a criminal, the jury coming in with an attitude that I'm already guilty, Josh was the first person during this entire time to introduce me to the entire courtroom as a human being, a family man, and a respected member of the society. In the end, the prosecution unanimously voted "NOT GUILTY" on my case and it was DISMISSED. Please keep in mind that you're hiring attorneys to get the best possible defense. You can't pay for outcomes. Considering all this, Josh is certainly the best defense anyone can possibly get. I'm surprised he provides such a top quality service to lay people's cases for a reasonable price. I always believed that the best defense attorneys are reserved only for elites and VIPs only. But working with Josh, showed me how much he cares about the rights of common people. I can never be thankful enough to get to work with Josh. It was definitely a pleasure.
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Posted by Ryan | June 7, 2022
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Highly Recommend
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! SAVED MY CAREER!!! After the horrible decision I made in March 2021, I was referred to Mr. Price and Defending Rights Law Center. From the first time I reached out to Mr. Price and his team they were nothing but personable and professional. Mr. Price and his team helped put me at ease and clearly explained the steps I need to take in order to help rectify the situation. They coached me through step by step on what I should be doing proactively to prepare myself. I felt confident in the steps he was sharing after talking with others who have been through this same situation and a common remark from them was, “ My attorney didn’t tell me that!” I was confident that Mr. Price was willing to fight for me, and I knew he knew what he was doing. In March of 2021, I was charged with my first offense DUI with a .23% Blood Alcohol Level and Hit and Run. After being taken to the Sherriff station the officers obtained a warrant to draw my blood after I refused the blood draw. I was charged with a Refusal at DMV, and was facing a one year hard suspension of my license. Through being proactive and following the steps Mr. Price suggested and working closely with his Paralegal, Amanda, I was able to work out a plea deal where you only had to do the 3 month class instead of the 9 month class with 3 years of probation instead of 5 and got you the bare minimum punishment possible for a DUI with the Hit and Run charge dismissed and no refusal. On top of that he was able to WIN THE REFUSAL and DMV set it aside and I was able to get a restricted license. He advised we pay to subpoena the arresting officer and over the course of two hearings, Mr. Price was able to point out issues with the arresting officer’s procedures and show the DMV Hearing Officer that the steps missed rendered this case not a Refusal. Luckily, the DMV Hearing Officer agreed! Had we not brought in the arresting officer, we would have 100% lost. Without Mr. Price and the Defending Rights Law Center, I am confident I would have lost my career and would be back in the job market. The way Mr. Price presented the case and his thorough knowledge of the law he was help save me. I highly recommend the DEFENDING RIGHTS LAW CENTER.
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Posted by Logan | June 2, 2022
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Successful DUI CASE
I was arrested for DUI without ever driving a vehicle! Josh Price was hired based on his impeccable track record and long tenure in his field. Josh (and his office staff) were very hands on, straight to the point (no BS), and didn't sugarcoat the possible outcomes from the start. Josh and his team were able to get my case dropped in both courts (DMV and Court) by presenting the facts and understanding the law. I highly recommend Josh Price for the reasons listed above. Rightfully so, DUI's can destroy lives, relationships and one self worth - don't let a false charge against you momentarily ruin your life. I would highly recommend Josh Price for any DUI case, even if you were under the influence and in the wrong Josh will ensure your rights are defended.
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Posted by Hunter | March 4, 2022
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Great Attorney. Great Results.
Just like a lot of people, I never imagined I’d get arrested, find myself in jail, or being charged with a DUI. I had a horrible lapse of judgment as I drove 3 blocks with a BAC of .26%. On top of this awful mistake, I did not make things easy for myself or for Mr. Price as I refused to submit to a chemical breath and blood DUI test. At the police station, the arresting officer procured a warrant to draw my blood. Subsequently, I was additionally charged with refusal to submit to alcohol testing with the DMV. This carries an automatic 1-year hard suspension of my driver license. When I got home from my night in jail, I immediately started Googling and researching “the best DUI attorneys in San Diego.” I read reviews and asked for attorney recommendations from a few people I knew who had been charged with a DUI. I called and spoke to several DUI attorneys, but I but was not sure who to go with. A friend connected me to a former San Diego District Attorney so I could get a sense of what to expect during the arduous process, get a little advice and find out who he considers are the best DUI attorneys in San Diego. He told me that if he or any of his friends or family got a DUI that there was only one attorney who he would call or recommend; Mr. Price. I researched Mr. Price and subsequently made an appointment with him. That was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. During our initial call, Mr. Price was meticulous in gathering pertinent information by walking me through the night of my arrest and hearing my perspective of what occurred. I really appreciated his attention to detail as well as his non-judgmental attitude, as I was embarrassed and down on myself regarding my DUI. Mr. Price clearly explained to me how he would handle my case. He laid out possible outcomes, giving me the best-and worst-case scenarios. I also appreciated that Mr. Price is a straight shooter who didn’t sugar coat the gravity of my situation. He gave me the honest to God truth and is realistic of what he believes he can do for you (and he most likely will overachieve what he tells you). With Mr. Price’s dedication and knowledge of the law, he was able to work out a fantastic plea deal for me. My enhanced BAC of .26% was reduced to .19%. I only had to take the mandatory DUI classes for 3 months instead of the typical 9 months. I was given 3 years of probation instead of the 5 years the DA asked for. I didn’t have to wear an ankle bracelet or put a breathalyzer in my vehicle. Mr. Price worked hard to get me the bare minimum punishment possible for a DUI. On top of that, he was able to WIN THE REFUSAL with the DMV hearing officer setting aside the action. My driving privileges were restored and was able to get a restricted license for only 4 months. I can’t praise Mr. Price and Amanda enough for all of their help throughout the entire process. Whenever there were any updates regarding my case, they were prompt in contacting me. Anytime I had questions, they both responded quickly. They were essentially available whenever I needed them. With so much going on with the courts and DMV right now, it was assuring to have both of them in my corner fighting until the end. Give them a call and see for yourself. You won’t regret it.
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Posted by David | September 10, 2021
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Will not Find a better DUI lawyer in the state of California
This lawyer and his team are hands on, they constantly inform you of everyone situation and will fight tooth and nail to help you..My DUI case has been completely dismissed of all chargers in a situation it should have not been.. My God bless this law firm, keep fighting the good fight!
Posted by Enrique | April 23, 2021
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DUI to WET N RECK
I had no hope when I saw all the factors stacked against me especially with a high bac until I my prayers were answered and luckily found Joshua price who worked amazingly hard in order to knock my DUI into a wet n reckless for which I will always be grateful for don’t think twice call him and you will have no regrets
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2021
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Thank You Josh Price!!!
Summer of 2020, months after the world shut down due to Covid-19, I experienced my first DUI. I am still humbled by the day, and my poor choice to get into my car and think that I was okay to drive. I will begin by saying that I am so grateful that I did not get hurt, or hurt someone else. I did not need to research a DUI attorney. I called a friend who I knew had gone through a very stressful, extreme case with his DUI. He turned to Josh Price, based off a referral from someone else, years earlier that we both know as well. I had remembered a few years back, how my friend spoke so highly of "his attorney." His case worked out amazing, and so I didn't even second guess my choice to reach out and get Josh Price's information. For a first time offense, I had a few factors with my case that were very stressful. My BAC was a .30, after the blood work came back. I had zero food on board that day, had only two cups of strong coffee and drank hard alcohol, which I never do. I struck a parked car, that thank God, nobody was even so much as sitting in. It was a residential area, and I panicked. I got turned around and realized I needed to stop and get parked. I was pulled over, and the rest was surreal. I reached out to Josh Price the next day, sad and embarrassed to try and remember the details, which I felt like I was in total shock doing so. Josh took my case on and from here, I will address my experience with how me and my case were both treated. From the beginning of my experience, I was not only treated so respectfully, and the professionalism was incredible. Both Josh, and Amanda, his paralegal, should get "tips" for their kind listening skills and almost therapist type virtues. They never once made me feel "judged," which was so appreciated. They guided me with suggestions and possible worst case scenarios, to least. With my case, my fear was the fact that I drove a short distance away from the car that I struck. I was so scared that things could escalate to a hit and run. Josh was firm, but down to earth. I had friends ask why I paid an attorney, and I believe they thought I got one, thinking I was going to get of of a DUI. This was so far from it! I wanted to make sure I did everything I needed to do right. It was covid, and I wanted to have nothing slip through the cracks so to speak. I did not think I was going to get out of a DUI. I made a poor choice, and the BAC was evidence, yet having Josh Price guide me through the whole process made things feel right. End result, I did everything with the time I had to wait, due to everything being pushed out due to covid. SMART meetings, MADD, and a number of other suggestions. Josh showed up on my behalf and was always quick to answer his phone personally, as Amanda did as well. He got the DMV to drop the hit and run, I got ordered to do a DUI program of course, but no alcohol monitoring orders, even with the high BAC. Both Josh and Amanda were available to answer any questions I had, and they educated me on so many levels of what I needed to be mindful of with moving forward with my life following this event. Two things stand out for me through this entire experience, which are the following; Josh has paperwork that you fill out when you become a client. The last question asks you, "what is your hope for the outcome of your case?" The other is MADD, my takeaway is that there really is no excuse to drink and drive. The answer to Josh's paperwork, to this day is still the same. I wanted the outcome to be for my highest good. I made a choice that the result was a DUI. It was humbling, and scary for me. I took it serious, and once again am so grateful nobody got hurt. MADD, again... in my case, I have the power of choice to remember there is no excuse to drink and drive. Thank you Josh and Ama
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2021
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DUI charges dropped w/ BAC .15 and accident
I made the poor decision to drink and drive one night. As a health professional, I had no idea of the impact that this would have on my career. I frantically called around after my incident and spoke with several attorneys. I ultimately decided to go with Mr. Price and it was the best decision that I have ever made. My DUI got dropped to a Wet Reckless even though my BAC was .15 and an accident occurred. Mr. Price and Amanda always got back to me promptly and both were always available to answer any questions. Josh also went above and beyond in helping me navigate my issues with my professional license. Even if he did not know the answers to some of my questions, he enlisted help from his colleagues (licensing attorneys) to get the answers that I needed to make a more informed decision. I highly recommend Mr. Joshua Price and I cannot thank him enough.
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2020
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Happy with the results in a tough situation
Last December, I got the call no parent ever wants to receive. I had a message that my college-aged son had been arrested after falling asleep while blocking a traffic lane with a .12 BAC. In panic mode, I was trying to figure out bail, where the car was, and what to do next. I searched for reviews to find a good attorney. I narrowed the list down and started to make calls. Josh took time to call me on a Sunday afternoon and calmly talked me through the next steps. Anything over .10 BAC is hard to get dismissed or reduced to a "wet and reckless." COVID caused a delay in the process, but Josh took care of all the details, court appearances, and communication. A DUI would have meant serious consequences and could have impacted finding a job after college. Josh suggested making a plea for a wet and reckless. He made no promises that the prosecutors would accept a plea deal. Thankfully, Josh was able to secure the plea deal. As a result, my son's probation, fines, and consequences were not as severe as a DUI. A wet and reckless is still serious and requires, MADD and first offenders' course, a shorter probation, and 2 points on his driving record. Josh was also able to negotiate 40 hours of community service. I am thankful he was able to help my son get a less severe charge. Josh explained that not only do you have to face court charges, but you must also face the DMV separately. Even if you "win" your court case, the DMV can still restrict driving privileges. Two officers appeared at the DMV hearing. Josh was able to win the DMV case and show discrepancies in timelines in their testimonies. As a result, the DMV granted full driving privileges! Throughout the process, Josh worked to answer my questions, provide resources for obtaining an SR-22 that were needed to drive until the DMV case was won. He was willing to answer my questions and give us honest and realistic expectations of possible outcomes. This arrest was one of the worse moments of our lives, but I am glad Josh was able to help us navigate the legal ramifications with the best possible outcomes.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/President
  • Defending Rights Law Center
  • 2013 - Present
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • San Diego Public Defender Office
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Owner/President
  • Law Office of Joshua J. Price
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Internship
  • San Diego Alternate Public Defender
  • 2006 - 2008
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Education

  • Thomas Jefferson Sol
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • San Diego State Univ
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. A.P.
  • Not Guilty
  • People v. D.B.
  • 3RD OFFENSE DUI-NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS!
  • People v. C.E.
  • DUI CASE DISMISSED!
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Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2013 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2013 - Present
  • San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • 2009 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • San Diego Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Top 10 Attorney for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • President's DUI Acheivement Award
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • NHTSA DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testng
  • La Pier and Associates
  • 2011
  • Certificate in Global Legal Studies
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar for San Diego Public Defenders
  • DMV issues in DUI cases
  • 2022
  • Case Analysis with Trojan Horse Method Founder Dan Ambrose
  • Case analysis of recent Not Guilty on a .15% DUI
  • 2019
  • CDLA's Annual DUI seminar
  • Creative Strategies in DUI cases
  • 2018
  • The Anatomy of a DUI Case-Court and DMV
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • 2017
  • California DUI Lawyers Association Annual DUI Conference
  • New Strategies on how to get DUI cases dismissed
  • 2017
  • Insuring DUI Drivers
  • Driving Under the Influence Trial
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (30)
Given (26)
Endorse Joshua
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is a great DUI defender. I have recommended my own clients to him when they are facing serious felony injury cases and he has always done a great job. I have observed Josh in trial, and he is an excellent trial attorney!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Joshua Price is a fantastic attorney. He knows criminal law and DUI cases inside out, and always gets his clients the best possible result. He has mastered the courtroom. In addition to being a great advocate in court, he is a caring and compassionate counselor for his clients. Anyone facing criminal law charges in San Diego should call Attorney Price."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joshua Price is an excellent attorney and litigator. He works hard and will not give up or give in until he has achieved the outcome he thinks is the best possible result for his client. His legal knowledge is second to none. Another great attribute of Joshua is the way he reaches out to assist less experienced attorneys in a way that shows he really cares about their success. I heartily endorse Joshua Price, a great lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Do you need a driven lawyer to tackle a difficult case? Do you want your defense attorney to overcome challenges and find a way to prevail? Look no more. The battlefield widens when Josh Price tackles your case. Relentless representation that you deserve. A true warrior you will appreciate. San Diego is blessed that Mr. Price chose to put his legal defense roots down in this fine county. Clients and the legal community benefit immensely. With great confidence, I whole-heartedly endorse Mr. Price for a plethora of well-founded reasons for which there is insufficient character space here to expound."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly skilled and tenacious. Joshua fights for his clients like few others do. He is an experienced trial advocate and sharp negotiator I have witnessed Joshua's work and put him in the upper echelon of attorneys in Southern California. I strongly endorse Joshua Price."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has an exceptional grasp of the law and has demonstrated superb skills of a litigator. You can't go wrong with Josh fighting for you on your side."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Joshua Price at a DUI defense seminar a few years ago. He believes in staying current with the law and the science behind drunk driving cases so he can be an effective advocate for his clients. I definitely endorse him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Mr. Price. He is exceptionally skilled and experienced in the area of DUI defense, with excellent client reviews and outstanding results. From his experience as an alternate defender to his work as private defense counsel, he is devoted to defending his individual clients and protecting their Constitutional rights. He is your best choice for expert courtroom advocacy and getting the results you want in your case. I am a fellow DUI defense attorney and would refer clients, friends, or loved ones to Mr. Price with full confidence that they would receive the best care and the best results. Mr. Price is my "go to" referral for an exceptional DUI defense attorney in the San Diego area."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh Price is a phenomenal DUI attorney with an unparalleled understanding of the science and law behind the charge. He will go great lengths to ensure his clients get the very best results."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joshua Price is an outstanding and brilliant criminal defense attorney. He wholeheartedly fights for his clients' rights and will not fold to the pressures of the prosecutor. He handles his cases masterfully and finds issues that most attorneys do not."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Price is a colleague. I have seen him in court during motion hearings as well as trials. I have worked on trials with him. There is no attorney in San Diego I hold in higher regard. He is a tireless advocate for his clients. He is willing to withstand the pressures of the prosecuting offices and judges to do what is best for his clients. He is a true litigator. He doesn't just talk the talk. For a prospective client looking for representation, you need to know whether your attorney has actually gone to trial on a DUI case. More importantly, has that attorney ever actually won a DUI trial. Not just winning on a single charge, but an actual "not guilty" on all charges. Mr. Price has. He is an attorney that gives clients their best chance of positive outcome for their case. I heartily endorse this attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer lawyer because he is in the small percentage of attorneys who stays current with the law, and blood testing as well as breath testing. His continuing education allows him to have the edge up on the prosecution who regularly presents evidence that is flawed. Joshua knows how to find the errors, and he is not afraid to take a case to trial; not every lawyer will do that. In fact, many lawyers are afraid of trials because they don't understand the science, but Joshua does. If you need a lawyer for a DUI, don't go looking any further; hire Joshua. As the current President of the California DUI Lawyers Association, Donald Drewry,I know all of the great DUI lawyers in California, and Joshua Price is one of them. There really aren't that many, so hire him if you need a DUI attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"knowledgeable and skilled attorney, stays sharp on the law"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh has enough enthusiasm regarding the defense of his clients that he should have some to spare! He is a zealous advocate of his clients' rights, treat them with respect, and gives them the best criminal defense possible. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.This lawyer has an expertise in DUI defense. By attending DUI seminars throughout the year to keep up on the latest in the law, field sobriety testing, blood testing, and breath testing, this attorney is an asset to the clients. This lawyer is a member of the California DUI Lawyers Association. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Our QC and Safety Plans, of cource we only extract the applicable parts or summaries and we do not include in our proposals the entire plan, unless they ask for it specifically."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Price the last few years and I am always impressed by his incredible level of knowledge when it comes to anything related to DUI cases. He is the go to guy whenever a question comes up. He is up to date on all new developments in the field of DUI and this shows in the high level of representation he provides his clients. I would highly recommend Mr. Price."
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San Diego DUI and DWI Lawyer Joshua James Price
Joshua James Price
DUI and DWI Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available