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Alisha A. Wood

DUI and DWI Attorney at San Diego, CA

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Alisha A. Wood received a Bachelors degree in Biology from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville in 2005. Ms. Wood attended law school at Whittier Law School in Orange County, CA where she received her law degree. During her time in law school she served on the Executive Honors Boards of both the Moot Court Team and the Mock Trial Team. As a competitor, she was a regional semi-finalist twice and was invited to compete at a competition in Europe. She also completed an Intellectual Property Fellowship through the law school. Ms. Wood has worked with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Ms. Wood is licensed to practice law in all the California state courts and the United States District Court, Southern District. Ms. Wood was nominated and selected as one of San Diego’s Top Young Attorneys for 2013. She was also nominated at a Top Influential in San Diego. Ms. Wood is California’s only NCDD (National College of DUI Defense) State Delegate.

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Licensed for 11 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 09/14/2022

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Law Offices of Alisha A. Wood
3990 Old Town Ave
Suite B109
San Diego, CA, 92110
Law Offices of Alisha A. Wood
701 Palomar Airport Rd
Suite #300
Carlsbad, CA, 92011
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Posted by Lauren | June 26, 2018
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Hire Her
I was originally introduced to Alisha through a referral, and I am SO thankful I was. Throughout what you can imagine is always a stressful process (anything court related) she was great in every aspect. Not only is she educated, but she was patient with me when I jumped 10 steps ahead in the rabbit hole of “what ifs.” Alisha was always honest and made me aware of what was happening, or what could happen next. What will resonate with me, and definitely make me a return client, is that I never felt alone. I never felt a “where is she.” I’m 100% sure I was not her only client, but I felt like I was. I was confident knowing I had her on my side and that is what mattered the most to me.
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Posted by LeeAnn | March 26, 2018
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An Excellent Choice
I am very grateful that I hired Alisha to help me through a very difficult situation. Because of one bad decision I almost lost everything. However, with Alisha's guidance and support that didn't happen. I would highly recommend Alisha A. Wood if you find yourself in trouble and need a true advocate to fight for you.
Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2018
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Excellent and professional
I was in need of a lawyer for a restraining order. I found Alisha Wood after doing some research. I contacted her and spoke to her over the phone. She was professional and after the consultation I decided to hire her. She guide me through the process. She kept me updated through text, email, and voice. She made feel at peace during a stressful situation.
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Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2017
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Best DUI Attorney Ever!
When I got my DUI, my whole life was turned upside down. I had no clue how to navigate the court process and felt completely overwhelmed. I found Alisha through my bail bonds woman who had recommended her. Alisha and her assistant Carmen were a complete godsend to me. They were extremely knowledgeable, helpful, kind, non-judgmental, and got an excellent result in my case. They went absolutely above and beyond the call of duty and Alisha continues to provide support as needed until the case is expunged off the record. I would 110% recommend Alisha Wood to anyone who is going through this horrible process!! Thank you Alisha and Carmen for everything !
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Posted by Corina | March 14, 2017
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Review for Alisha A. Wood
I hired Ms. Woods, after being charged with a Boating DUI and (5) felony counts of Child Endangerment, back in August. I was petrified, as I was facing some pretty harsh and severe punishment, and my son's, as well as my own, life seemed to now be in others' hands. It was obvious that I was looking at a long and scary road ahead, however, immediately after hiring Ms. Woods, I felt confident that I had hired the right attorney for my case. I, also, am not a California resident, so that came into play as well. To say that Ms. Woods did a tremendous job is quite an understatement! Both Ms. Woods, and her assistant, Ms. Galvan, were there for me EVERY step of the way, through every terrifying court appearance, for every phone call, and to, overall, make sure that we were staying on top of every detail! They are an incredible duo to work with!!! Ms. Woods was able to have the felony counts reduced down to only one, and to also get a more fair and reasonable sentence, as far as punishment goes. I would HIGHLY recommend hiring Ms. Woods, and I will DEFINITELY be recommending her to any of my San Diego friends who may be in need of an excellent attorney in the future!!! I am forever grateful to both Ms. Woods and Ms. Galvan, as my son and I now have a brighter future to look forward to!!!
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Posted by Rachelle | January 5, 2017
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Dealing with a DUI was a terrifying experience until I hired Alisha Wood.
I was charged with a DUI. I was not the driver but I told the police I was to protect the real driver. Alisha believed in my case and advised me to plead not guilty. I was apprehensive in believing the charge would be dropped but with Alisha's expertise and determination to have the truth be told, my charges were lowered to a Drunk in Public. She pulled out all the stops for me and knew how to fight the law with law. I am so grateful that I hired Alisha. From the quick response to my emails and the confidence and knowledge she portrayed, I knew she was going to do her best to win this case. The cost was affordable and there were no hidden fees. My overhaul experience with this law office has been amazing, not only because we won the case but because of the communication and straightforwardness from the beginning to the end. I highly recommend you hire the Law Offices of Alisha Wood for any of your DUI related incidents.
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Posted by Lauren | September 10, 2016
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Great work!
Alisha worked hard to get me the best outcome from a DUI charge here is San Diego. I blew double over the legal limit and she was able to get the charge reduced to a Wet reckless charge if I agreed to complete a certain list of tasks (community service, AA meetings). Communications with Alisha and Carmen were prompt and thorough and relieved me of so much stress and time. I am so happy I chose Alisha to represent me in court (as I live in CO). I would 100% recommend this law firm to anyone with a DUI charge.
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Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2016
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Dui case
I had a great experience with Alisha A. Wood as my attorney as well as her staff. Especially Carmen Galvan she was excellent. I would recommend Alisha A. Wood and her staff to anyone. They will be direct forward and honest. I felt comfortable the whole time.
Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2016
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Alisha Wood Best Attorney In the Business
Alisha Wood is one of the best attorneys I have ever encountered. She helped me step by step with my fears and helped answer every question I had regarding my case. I was very worried about what the results of my case would be, but Alisha guided me through every step. Her guidance and help are the reason why my case results ended so well. I recomend Alisha Wood and her team with a 5 Star***** rating. To anybody out there who needs help, Alisha Wood and her team are the only way to go.
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Posted by AH | July 13, 2016
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Outstanding
If anyone is in NEED of a lawyer in DUI, I highly recommend the Law Offices of Alisha A Wood. Alisha and her team is tremendously outstanding law firm. She helped me while I was behind bars from the beginning to the end of my case. Alisha and her team were very informative and handle all my court cases in a matter timely. She is very professional and knowledgeable and also was able to drop my charges from a felony to a misdemeanor. I thank her and her team for helping me. 
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2016
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highly recommend
I highly recommend the Law Offices of Alisha A. Wood for management of DUI related offenses. I was arrested for driving with a BAC just over the legal limit. Alisha and her team were savvy enough to coordinate several very useful things, some of which were specific to my case. First, the charges were reduced to "wet" reckless driving. Second, the expungement period was reduced to just one year, whereas standard is three years. Third, they spoke with the DMV to arrange that the hard month-long driver's license suspension occur at the time that was convenient for me. Finally, and most importantly, Alisha was present at a hearing I had to attend due to professional licensure issues, and her team prepared all the additional documentation this licensure group required. This last part was critical to minimize the effect of this conviction on my job, which could have been very bad. Alisha and her team were very competent, prompt, and flexible. They made going through this traumatizing process as tolerable as possible. This is all the more impressive since I was a client during Alisha's establishment of her own law offices after being a partner at Casey and Wood. As far as I could tell, this was a completely seamless transition. I highly recommend Alisha and her team for management of DUI related offenses, since they did such a terrific and reassuring job in my case.
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Posted by Daisy | March 30, 2016
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Alisha's Amazing!
Alisha and her team went above and beyond to help me with my speeding ticket and other offenses. They handled everything from the moment we met and I couldn't be happier with their work!
Posted by Karen | February 29, 2016
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DUI
Alisha A Wood is a fabulous lawyer. She was very informative to me about everything and definitely helped me get a much lesser and better deal with the court. I would strongly encourage anyone looking for a great lawyer to contact Alisha A Wood. Also I found that her fee was reasonable for the amount of work that she had to do.
Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2016
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Top Tier Representation
I was astonished at the results the Law Offices of Alisha A. Wood obtained in my case. A colleague referred me to Alisha Wood after I was charged with a DUI in Orange County. The DA in my case was ferocious and brought in a prior from Florida in 2006. I was told by many attorneys I consulted that the North Justice Court in Fullerton is the most grueling in the county. Many attorneys refused to take my case. They knew the tendencies of the Judges and told me I did not stand a chance on a 2nd DUI offense. "Just take the plea" they said. Should I have taken the plea, I would have served jail time along with the standard ramifications a DUI in the State of California poses. Alisha A. Wood, Esq. and her staff are undoubtedly sharp, professional, appropriately aggressive, and well-versed in laws outside of their jurisdiction. When everyone told me I would not be able to get the prior dismissed, the Law Offices of Alisha A. Wood proved them wrong. The Florida prior was dismissed and the offense negotiated down from a 1st DUI offense to a Wet and Reckless. Words cannot describe how grateful I am to have had Alisha A. Wood, Esq. and her associates represent me. Their office took me by the hand and guided me through the entire process. She saved my license and career. If you are facing a similar situation, you need an attorney that will passionately fight for you. I highly recommend the Law Offices of Alisha A. Wood.
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Posted by Brandon | February 20, 2016
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Customer loyalty.
Alisha is a great and loyal attorney. I hired her a few years ago, and recently needed some help and advice. She was willing to take time out of her busy days to assist me in any way I needed. Her desire and willingness to help will insure that she is the person I contact first when I need an attorney. Thank you, Alisha you are the best
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2016
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Excellent support & knowledge about DUI case
I was referred to Alisha by friend of mine for the 2nd DUI case and the moment I met her I was very impressed by her knowledges about DUI case. She and her staff were very professional and always reachable and never failed to answer my questions throughout the case. It would have been a very difficult time of my life but she gave her best to make the best case possible and the outcome was very positive. I also had a problem with one arrest which was never charged on me and it could have made my case worst but everything was on her good hand! I can't really describe how thankful I am to her and her team and if you ever have a trouble in DUI case in San Diego your best bet will be Alisha and her team. I highly recommend her!
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2016
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Amazingly professional!
Alisha was a phenomenal asset to my family when the worst thing happened to us. She cares about her clients and is extremely reliable, professional and knows her law like no other. The staff at her office were always keeping us abreast of the latest developments and update. Alisha and her team is the best choice in DUI law firms.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2016
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BEST Attorney Lawyer
After my husband was arrested for a DUI, I contacted Alisha Wood to represent my husband regarding his DUI case. From the first meeting Alisha was engaged, genuinely concerned, and she reassured me that everything was going to be OK. The next day she made a prompt visit to the correctional facility, she assured my husband that she would do everything in her power to represent him, and achieve a favorable deal. Throughout the process Alisha was professional, consistent, and worked tirelessly to obtain justice for my husband and family. I was impressed by Alisha‘s tenacity in a court room when representing my husband’s DUI case. We could not have asked for a better lawyer to handle my husband’s DUI case, and are forever grateful to Alisha Wood & associates. Thank you, T, Foster
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2016
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Saved my license!
Alisha saved my career! She was able to get to the bottom of my case and fix everything! She was professional, patient and empathetic towards my situation. She not only listened to my explanation of my distress, she reassured me she would do everything in her power to save my license. She gave me back my sense of dignity and hope. Alisha and her staff were so welcoming and understanding, I would recommend them in a second.
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Posted by S FOSTER | January 27, 2016
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Saved My Life
I want to thank god for bringing Alisha Wood and associates into my life. In July of 2015, I was arrested and charged with a DUI . While behind bars my wife and family found out about Alisha Wood and associates, which specialized in DUI cases. Alisha came to visit me in jail which not only surprised me, but showed she cares about the people she represents. The very next day I was released, after my release Alisha Wood guided me through what I needed to do as far as signing up for AA classes and getting my life back on track. The great thing about Alisha Wood is she never judged me or made me feel bad about the situation. Alisha was always there to help and defend me, she made me feel like a person and not a case number. Alisha and her staff always kept me up to date about everything pertaining to my case and whenever I contacted them, they always answered my questions or got back to me in a timely manner. Alisha will fight for you till the end, as a result of her hard work, passion, and great knowledge of her craft and persistence all of my charges were dropped. I only received a basic DUI which was a misdemeanor, with all that being said not only did Alisha save my life she saved my lively hood, my marriage, and my family .If you are in need of a DUI lawyer I highly recommended Alisha Wood, she is the best DUI lawyer and her staff is amazing. Alisha Wood will go to the end and beyond for you to receive justice. Thank you again Ms. Wood
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Alisha A. Wood
  • 2015 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Casey & Wood, LLP
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices Of G. Cole Casey, A.P.L.C.
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Orange County District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Orange County Legal Aid
  • 2008 - 2009
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Education

  • La Pier & Associates
  • NHTSA/SFST Training
  • 2012
  • Whittier College School of Law
  • Fellowship
  • 2010
  • Whittier College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005
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Legal Cases

  • Second Offense DUI .25% BAC
  • Successfully negotiated case down to a simple Drunk in Public. No custody, no probation violation, reopened DMV administrative hearing.
  • Felony Battery and Resisting, DUI with Refusal
  • Misdemeanor 1st offense DUI, dropped Refusal. Felony Battery and Resisting dropped to PC415, Disturbing the Peace.
  • Serious Hit and Run with Extensive Damage
  • Client pled guilty to an infraction for failing to stop at a stop sign, VC22450.

Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • California Delegate
  • 2013 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Lawyers Club
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Law Firm of the Month
  • Attorney Journal
  • 2014
  • San Diego County Top Young Attorney Award
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alisha is an exceptional criminal defense attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. Recommended with complete confidence."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Alisha Wood is a superb attorney who has built a substantial law practice. She has achieved this feat through hard work and skill. Ms. Wood thoroughly knows the law and is an excellent litigator. Moreover, she has a hard work ethic that few can rival and none I have seen can surpass. With these combined skills and more, there is no wonder why clients flock to her for help with their legal needs. I feel extremely honored to know Ms. Wood and I most heartily give her my highest endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Polished advocate for her clients. A true professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alisha Wood quickly demonstrated to me that she values her clients on a personal level. Her commitment to her clients is apparent from the consistently positive results she obtains. She excels when faced with difficult and contentious matters and knows how to get results. She is tough, hardworking, and highly professional. She truly goes above and beyond in her legal practice and would be an invaluable asset to anyone in need of her services."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alisha is superb. She goes out of her way to get her clients the help they need. Extremely effective in getting the job done!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alisha is a skillful, unflinching advocate for her clients. She ethically ensures that they always receive the best defense possible. I am proud to consider her a colleague."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Alisha. Read her stellar reviews. It's all about what the clients think and they respect and admire her. Schedule a consultation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Friend
"I seriously recommend Ms. Wood to anyone in need. She is one of the most passionate, hard-working and dedicated attorneys out there. She cares about her clients and is completely committed to obtaining the best possible results for them. People make mistakes. Ms. Wood truly understands this and will help anyone through their difficult times."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Wood is an impressive and brilliant attorney. She is a creative problem-solver, well organized, and has an incredible work ethic. Her interpersonal skills make her very affable. Furthermore, it enables clients to feel at ease even in the worse of circumstances. Ms. Wood performs well under pressure and performs her work competently and diligently. Ms. Wood’s significant experience in criminal defense has provided her with the necessary legal, procedural, and practical understanding and expertise necessary to successfully provide representation to her clients. Her understanding of the nuances of her area of practice makes her an astute and effective advocate."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alisha A. Wood is a top notch attorney. She fights with integrity and is above the rest in providing justice for her clients. She is a tremendous resource for her clients due to her experience and work ethic."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"The word "endorse" does not seem to be enough to praise Ms. Wood and her work. I have known Alisha for a while, and she is not simply "good" at what she does. She has all of the characteristics of an EXCELLENT lawyer - she is creative, smart and legally strong - fighting and advocating for her clients at all times. Alisha doesn't take "no" for an answer and gets what every client seeks in an attorney - RESULTS."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Ms. Wood. Handling matters in both Federal and State Court, as well as at the Department of Motor Vehicles, she has a superior understanding of legal and administrative issues. As the only California State Delegate of the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD), she is frequently sought out to provide guidance to those in both the local legal community and throughout the nation. I would not hesitate to retain her services."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I cannot say enough good things about Alisha Wood, which is precisely why I made her a partner in my firm She is a lawyer that other lawyers look up to, and I am continually asked by other lawyers, "how did she pull THAT off", when referring to the results she obtains for her clients. She is a first class lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Alisha is an superb attorney with an excellent work ethic. She is brilliant and her persuasive abilities are exceptional."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the opportunity to meet Attorney Wood at a National DUI Seminar held at Harvard Law School in the summer of 2013. Attorney Wood was in my small group session and I got to see first hand her trial skills. Her compassion, experience and knowledge left me very impressed. It is without hesitation I recommend Attorney Wood to anyone facing DUI charges."
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