18 years, 1,700 cases
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Premier 100 Trial Attorney||American Academy of Trial Attorneys||2015|
|Certificate - Rules of the Road XVII||California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||2014|
|1 of 5 Top DUI OC Attorneys||OC Metro Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||California Super Lawyers||2011|
|Certificate of Completion - Rules of the Road XIII||California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||2010|
|Certificate of Completion - DUI from A to DMV||California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||2010|
|1 of Top 5 DUI Attorneys in OC||OC Metro Magazine||2009|
|Certificate of Completion||Norm Fort Forensic Alcohol Specialist||2006|
|Certificate of Completion of Advanced DUI Training Seminar||California DUI Lawyers Association||2006|
|POST Breath Alcohol Testing Device Certification||Ventura College||2006|
|Certificate of Training||LaPier & Associates||2006|
|Certificate of Completion||National College for DUI Defense||2006|
|Solo Practitioner||Law Offices of Chad R. Maddox||2000 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2007 - Present|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||Member||2006 - Present|
|Even More Recent WINS||WIN|
|Roach v. DMV||Win - restricted license ordered|
|People v. Schneiders||Dismissal after appeal|
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|California Drunk Driving Law||Â§3:33 Complaint Within 25 Days of Citation||2008|
|Cal State Fullerton||N/A||undergraduate||N/A|
|Western State University College of Law||N/A||law||N/A|
|Rules of the Road XVII||Advanced: DMV to Writ Granted||2014|
|West Orange County Bar Association Meeting||DMV Writs||2013|
|Rules of the Road XIII||DMV Hearings and Writs||2010|
|DUI from A to DMV||DMV suspensions and restrictions||2010|
|Discovery in General, Pitchess Motions, and Striking DUI Priors||Striking Priors based on Ex Post Facto Prohibitions||2006|
Posted by Anto
In October of 2013, I was pulled over by the OC Sheriff's Department while I was coming home to Newport Beach on the 55 freeway. Prior to pulling over to the side of the freeway, I did not think my encounter would lead to an arrest because I only had a couple of drinks and was driving safely on a clear freeway--I was very mistaken. The officers immediately presumed I was drinking earlier and within minutes I was instructed to get out of my vehicle and perform a sobriety test. After the sobriety test and a couple additional questions from the officers, I found myself blowing into a breathalyzer and realizing I was in trouble when my BAC was read at .08. Within 20 minutes of being pulled over, I was sitting handcuffed in the back of a police vehicle for the first time in my life wondering how I could be so foolish.
After spending a night in jail, I came to the realization that I had no driver's license, my vehicle was in police custody, and I missed a day at work without calling in. I had no idea the repercussions for my actions so I searched online for more information which I do no recommend because any rubbish can be published online and the circumstances of each person's case differ therefore you can never find concrete advise. I called other friends who have had a DUI and the consensus within my circle was to consult the best attorney I could find.
I was a bit overwhelmed with the information that I've received from friends and the internet so I wanted to truly understand the repercussions of my arrest. I made an appointment with Chad and thought, let me get my questions answered and decide whether or not should go with him or other attorneys I know. On our first appointment, we went over the details of my arrest and he informed me the reason the officers questioned me and how much evidence they had against me. At the time I had no idea that I was basically building a case against myself by answering their questions and cooperating with the officers. I was always taught to obey police officers because I believed they had my best intentions in mind however these sentiments obstructed me from exercising my rights. In addition, Chad went over the upcoming DMV hearing as well as what will likely happen with my DMV part of the case. At the conclusion of our meeting, I felt tremendously better because I had a deeper understanding to the context of my arrest as well as the timeline of events to come.
I decided to hire Chad for my case. I had options with other friends who either were attorneys or had attorneys in their family however they did not seem as experienced or as professional as Mr. Maddox--he was the only person I spoke with that completely answered my questions and provided such an abundant amount of information and hypotheticals that I knew he was the most qualified attorney to take my case. Not to mention that he is very friendly, non-intimidating, and pleasure to speak with.
During the course of my case, I literally did not have to do anything--as in show up to court or take any time away from work. Whenever I had a court date, he would mail me information regarding the appointment and would follow-up with a phone call to keep me updated on how the case was progressing. I would occasionally have questions which I would email to him and I always received a response within a few hours with either a phone-call or email. I was very happy with how responsive he was and how thorough he was to anticipate any follow-up questions. All of our conversations were very positive and he was never rude or condescending even when my questions were redundant.
So after 2 years of dealing with my case, I received a phone call from Chad with the good news that I got my case dismissed. I feel so relieved and am overwhelming happy that Chad beat my case in one of the highest conviction rate county's in the nation. I can't praise Chad and his super staff enough....I highly highly recommend
Posted by Shannon
If I could give Chad Maddox more than five stars I would. Chad Maddox hands down (not in handcuffs) has given me my life back. Chad is the best DUI and DMV attorney in California. I am a 3rd time DUI offender. A very serious offense. Thanks to Chad I have been able to not be a criminal on the run. Constantly worried about being arrested for outstanding warrants. In my case that would mean serious time in jail. Chad really goes above and beyond to provide his clients with a reliable and informative process. I was never kept in the dark about any proceedings pertaining to my case. You cannot put a price on knowing that you have the absolute best representation by a person that absolutely has you best interest at heart. I highly recommend Chad Maddox to anyone in need of this service. Thank you Chad and Tobias for embarking on my case. There were many difficulties of course, but dealt with in a very professional and top notch manner.
Posted by Josh
It all started April 11th, 2014 when a bunch of close friends went out bar hoping in downtown Huntington Beach for a bachelor party. We bounced around from bar to bar drinking, eating, smoking, and joking the soon marriage of a good friend. I thinking I was being the responsible one shut it down an hour and half before I left, not to mention I had to be to work by 6am the next day. Well as you can tell my decision-making wasn’t the best and it didn’t end too well for me.
I left the parking structure on Walnut and 2nd Street and proceeded down to 1st Street. I then proceeded onto 1st and headed toward PCH. While sitting at the light I noticed flashing lights and cones, which looked like construction. I pondered for a few seconds and thought construction, this time of the night? Well it wasn’t construction, but rather a DUI checkpoint that had no escape route.
About 9:35pm I was one of the randomly selected vehicles and pulled over. Officer Demetre approached my vehicle asked me numerous questions and drilled me as I was in basic training. While in aw of his questions my responses we respectful and cordial the entire time. Not knowing your rights when going through a DUI checkpoint I sang like a bird. I told him I have been drinking and what I was doing earlier that evening. After the initial questioning I was then asked to perform a field sobriety test, which at the time I didn’t know you could refuse. It is your Constitutional Right to do so, however if you refuse this test you must submit a BAC test via blood or breathalyzer or you will be immediately taken to a jail and an automatic one year suspension of your license. Once my field sobriety test was done I chose to do a blood test. (A week later found my BAC was 0.13%) I was then placed under arrest of the suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and taken to HB jail.
Once we arrived at HB jail, this was my first time in jail you are treated like dirt. After four hours of freezing my butt off I was released. All I could think of was the major ramifications were going to come with a DUI and how it was going severely affect my wife, three small children, and livelihood.
The next day at work was miserable as I only had two hours of sleep and my mind was going a million miles a second thinking about what DUI attorney to contact, the fines, jail time, etc? Within a few days your mail and email will be flooded with DUI attorney papers and pamphlets, which is embarrassing especially if you have a good relationship like I do with my mailman. After about a week I finally made the decision with my wife over prayer to choose DUI Attorney Chad Maddox. I knew he was genuine when he gave personal time to meet with me. Chad came out to where I live and we had a one on one. We went over the details and I gave him all the papers that came from the DMV and HBPD. Once we parted ways Chad immediately went to work on my case.
Throughout Chad worked tirelessly and diligently on my case. His staff Tobias and Roxanna always kept me in the loop with timely phone calls, emails, and letters. As we were gearing for trial on a Monday I received a phone call Friday around 10am from Tobias saying that we won the case and it was dismissed. Words can’t explain the relief, as tears of joy flowed, the happiness, and my new lease on life. From day one Chad was on a mission all the way through the Appellate to Appeals Court. (Yes my case when that far). His tenacity and resolve puts him on a pedestal above the rest. If you ever get pulled over for a DUI Chad Maddox is the attorney for you. His fees are extremely reasonable, his calm and gentle manner, and being a genuine decent man makes him head and shoulder about the rest. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart and May God Speed to you and your staff.
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