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Have you been indicted with criminal charges? Criminal charges are always serious and require the help of an experienced and dedicated attorney who will fight tirelessly for your rights and privileges. When you come to JD Law, you will receive the help you need from a criminal attorney in San Diego. Attorney James Dicks has more than 30 years of experience defending clients of criminal accusations. He received his law degree from Western State University School of Law. He is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist—an honor bestowed by the Board of Legal Specialization of the California State Bar. In addition, he has spoken on drug defense to both the Criminal Defense Bar Association and the Criminal Defense Associations. This law office is associated with the National College for DUI Defense and the California DUI Lawyers Association. You can have confidence in the representation you will receive when you contact JD Law today and begin down the road to success.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    3 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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    Jim is the kind of lawyer who you'd want to hang out with. He's friendly and reassuring. He is a stellar advocate who an give it to you straight and always has a smile. With his extensive background with the criminal justice system he brings more than the standard experience to his cases- which is a huge boon for his clients. I would never hesitate to send a referral his way.


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JD Law

400 South Melrose Drive
Suite 109
Vista, CA, 92081



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Criminal Defense SpecialistCalifornia Board of Legal Specialization1995
Criminal Law American Jurisprudence Award for ExcellenceWestern State University College of Law1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerLos Angeles County Office Of Public Defender1988 - 1989
LawyerOffice Of The Public Defender San Diego County1988 - 1990
Police OfficerLos Angeles Police Department1977 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseAttorney Member2010 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysAttorney Member1990 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeAttorney Member1990 - Present
Criminal Defense Bar Association of San DiegoAttorney Member1990 - Present
Bar Association of North San Diego County, Criminal Law SectionAttorney Member1990 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney1988 - Present
Bar Association of North San Diego CountyAttorney MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Felony DUIMisd DUI
Domestic ViolenceCase Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
California Public. Defender JournalCross Exam of Police in Under the Influence of Drugs Cases2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
California State University, Long BeachCriminal LawBS - Bachelor of Science1977
California State University, Long BeachN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Criminal Defense Bar Association of San DiegoUnder the Influence of Drugs Defense2000