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Peter F. Iocona is a criminal defense lawyer specializing in defending those charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI) and Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in Southern California, particularly Orange County, California where the DUI Penalties are some of the most severe in the State of California.


 


Mr. Iocona has received a "10.0/10.0" or "Superb" Rating by AVVO and has also been "Rated by Super Lawyers" and selected as one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers"


 


Peter F. Iocona began his career with the Law Office of Barry T. Simons in 2000.  He was a Contributing Editor from 2003 to 2016 to the two volume treatise: "California Drunk Driving Law", often considered the "Bible of Drunk Driving Law" in the State of California. Mr. Iocona writes and speaks extensively on DMV APS hearings, Writs and Appeals, Search and Seizure law, Interstate Driver's License Consequences, DUI Alcohol, DUI Drugs, DUI Defenses and Professionals Charged with DUI.


 


In 2016, after serving as the Lead Trial Lawyer at the Law Office of Barry T. Simons, Mr. Iocona left the firm with his two law partners, Alan Castillo and Marlo Cordero and formed The SoCal Law Network with offices in Laguna Hills, California.



Peter F. Iocona is a member of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD); California DUI Lawyer's Association (CDLA); and California Association for Criminal Justice (CACJ). As a member of these organizations, Peter F. Iocona has received specialized training in the defense of those charged with DUI. He has been certified under the standards set forth by the NHTSA (the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) as an "SFST Administrator" and as an "SFST Instructor". Mr. Iocona uses his training in Field Sobriety Testing to defend his clients against a DUI charge. 


 


Mr. Iocona is certified on the Alco-Sensor IV Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS) Test device. This training is imperative to Mr. Iocona's ability to defend those charged with DUI based on his training in Breath Test Defenses and Blood Test Defenses.



Mr. Iocona has received extensive training and instruction in the area of DUI Drugs, a new arena in DUI defense in light of the increasing rate of those being charged with DUI Drugs after consuming their prescription medications. Attorney Peter F. Iocona has received "Drug Recognition Expert" instruction and served as an “Expert Panelist” for a seminar sponsored by the O.C. (Orange County) Crime Laboratory and the California Association of Toxicologists, which was entitled: DUI Drugs, Says Who?


 


Mr. Iocona's website sets forth the types of discovery or evidence you should expect your Orange County DUI Attorney should obtain to defend you against a DUI Charge out of Orange County. The following city links will take you to the webpage dedicated to setting forth the kind of Police Evidence each of the agency creates are part of an Orange County DUI Investigation: Aliso Viejo; Anaheim; Brea; Buena Park; Costa Mesa; Coto de Caza; Cypress; Dana Point; Fountain Valley; Fullerton; Garden Grove; Huntington Beach; Irvine; Ladera Ranch; Laguna Beach; Laguna Hills; Laguna Niguel; La Habra; Lake Forest; Mission Viejo; Newport Beach; Orange; Placentia; Rancho Santa Margarita; San Clemente; San Juan Capistrano; Santa Ana; Seal Beach; Stanton; Tustin/Tustin Ranch; Westminster and Yorba Linda


 


Contact Peter F. Iocona - Attorney at Law today for a free DUI Consultation and Case Evalaution by calling: 949-235-2250; 949-305-7995.

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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Licensed

  1. DUI & DWI: 75%
    10 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    10 years, 1 thousand cases

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Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Contact info

Peter F. Iocona - Attorney at Law (The SoCal Law Network)

23152 Verdugo Dr #201
Laguna Hills, CA, 92653

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200605/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Top LawyerOC Metro Magazine2014
100 Top National Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Qualified Instructor, Standardized Field Sobriety TestsLa Pier & Associates & National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)2011
Qualified Administrator, Standardized Field Sobriety TestsLa Pier & Associates & National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)2010
2008 Masters in Scientific Evidence Seminar GraduateNational College for DUI Defense2008
2008 Summer Session GraduateNational College for DUI Defense2008
2007 Summer Session GraduateNational College for DUI Defense2007
2007 Winter Session GraduateNational College for DUI Defense2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner - Lead Trial LawyerThe SoCal Law Network2016 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Barry T. Simons2006 - 2016
Law ClerkLaw Office of Barry T. Simons2000 - 2006
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)General Member2007 - Present
California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA)General Member2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
11-013DUI Dismissed-Alcohol Related Reckless Driving Plea Entered
11-011DUI Dismissed-Alcohol Related Reckless Driving Plea Entered
11-010DUI Dismissed-Alcohol Related Reckless Driving Plea Entered
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Editor)2016
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Editor)2015
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Editor)2014
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Editor)2013
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Editor)2012
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Editor)2011
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Editor)2010
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Editor)2009
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Editor)2008
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Editor)2007
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Editor)2006
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Editor)2005
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Editor)2004
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Editor)2003
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Chapman UniversityCriminal Justice/SociologyOther - Bachelors2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
California Criminalistics Institute (C.C.I.) Forensic Alcohol Interpretation Seminar Speaker"The Role of a Forensic Scientist in DUI Cases"2015
Drug & Alcohol Abuse And How It Affects The Lives of LawyersDrug & Alcohol Abuse Seminar (Panel Speaker)2013
Occupy DUI San Diego Seminar"DMV APS Hearings, Writs & Appeals"2012
2012 "Fast Eddie" Kuwatch CDLA DUI Seminar"DMV APS Hearings: What Still Works?"2012
84th Annual California State Bar MeetingDuece-A-Rama: DUI Representations & Practices2011
Under the Influence of Drug(s), Says Who? (O.C. Crime Lab)Expert Panel: "When is One Qualified to Render an Opinion?"2010
Under the Influence of drug(s), Says Who? (O.C. Crime Lab)Expert Panel: "To Quantitate or Not to Quantitate?"2010
CDLA May 30, 2009 Meeting (Fresno)"Effectively Handling DMV APS Hearings"2009
OCBA Bridging the Gap Seminar (July 12, 2008)"What Is Administrative Law?"2008
CDLA June 5, 2008 Meeting (Oakland)"Effectively Handling DMV APS Hearings”2008
CDLA February 6, 2008 Meeting (Irvine)"Effectively Handling DMV APS Hearings"2008