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Searching for the best DUI defense and your case is in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, or Ventura ? You have found the most qualified attorney. I dedicated my practice to people just like yourself. I am a certified Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instuctor, and am certified on all the breath machines used in these 3 counties. No other attorney brings more experience, or a greater success rate to your assistance. There is only one choice for "exclusive DUI defense": Darryl Genis

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Languages spoken: Spanish

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  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    37 years, 5 thousand cases

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Fees:

Fixed (always)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Barry Thomas Simons

    Darryl never stops fighting for his clients. His Law and Motion practice is cutting edge.

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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Linda Medeiros Callahan

    Darryl Genis is missing a letter from his last name--it should be Darryl GeniUs, given what I know of him. He brings intelligence, skill, and energy to each and every case. He tirelessly defends his clients and when he shows up in court for a client, the prosecution knows it has a real fight on its hands. Darryl and i have attended many, many, National College of DUI Defense seminars together, and i know him well. We frequently email each other about our cases and he has given me good advice. I endorse him wholeheartedly.

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Darryl Genis

1026 Palm
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401

Law Offices of Darryl W. Genis

Three West Carrillo St., Suite 203

Santa Barbara, CA, 93101-3205

800 South Victoria
Ventura, CA


Oxnard, CA

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198005/24/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Discipline with Actual Suspension
    issued in CA, 2015

    updated

    This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

    Darryl’s comment: “According to Judge Brian Hill: “Genis is a skilled lawyer. He’s very competent. HE'S PROBABLY THE BEST DUI LAWYER ON THE CENTRAL COAST." Genis has had a long discipline-free carrier. He is considered by many to be an accomplished criminal defense attorney and limits his practice to defense of driving under the influence (DUI) matters. Both Judge Crawford and Judge Hill commented on his competence.”

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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Ciminal Defense Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review2015
Extraordinary Service AwardCDLA2015
Extraordinary Service AwardCDLA2014
Ciminal Defense Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review2014
Ciminal Defense Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review2013
Extraordinary Service AwardCDLA2013
Criminal Defense Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review2012
Extraordinary Service AwardCDLA2012
Criminal Defense Attorney of the yearConsumer Business Review2011
Extraordinary Service AwardCDLA2011
Criminal Defense Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review2010
Criminal Defense Attorney of the yearConsumer Business Review2009
President's AwardCDLA2009
Criminal Defense Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review2008
Ciminal Defense Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review2007
DUI Defense Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Reveiw2007
DUI Defense Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review2006
DUI Defense Attorney of the yearConsumer Business Review2005
Ciminal Defense Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review2004
Criminal Defense Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review2003
criminal Defense Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review2002
Ciminal Defense Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review2001
Ciminal Defense Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review2000
Ciminal Defense Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review1999
Ciminal Defense Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review1998
Ciminal Defense Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review1997
Ciminal Defense Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review1996
Ciminal Defense Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review1995
Ciminal Defense Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review1994
Ciminal Defense Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review1993
Ciminal Defense Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review1992
Ciminal Defense Attorney of the YearConsumer Business Review1991
Best Trial LawyerSouth Bay Bar Association1989
Best trial lawyerSouth Bay Bar Association1988
Best motion lawyerSouth Bay Bar Association1987
Best Trial LawyerSouth Bay Bar Association1986
Best Motion lawyerSouth Bay Bar Association1985
Best trial lawyerSouth Bay Bar Association1984
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyExclusive DUI Defense Inc.2015 - Present
OwnerLaw Offices of Darryl W. Genis1980 - Present
Law ClerkBelger, Courtney & Allen1978 - 1980
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
California DUI Lawyers AssociationVice President2015 - Present
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationFounding Member2014 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2010 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember in good standing2002 - Present
San Luis Obispo County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Santa Barbara County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMaster1990 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember1981 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1980 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1980 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember1980 - Present
United States Court and Legal Information Corp.President1992 - 1998
Inglewood District Bar AssociationMember1981 - 1998
Long Beach Bar AssociationMember1981 - 1998
compton Bar AssociationGeneral Member1981 - 1993
South Bay Bar AssociationMember1980 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. WhiteDismissed
People v. Peter LanceCase dismissed and License returned
People v. D. Smith, Case number M000370221Case Dismissed, License returned
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
California Drunk Driving LawCalifornia DUI Law2015
California Drunk Driving LawCalifornia DUI Defense2014
Contributing EditorCalifornia DUI law2013
Contributing EditorCalifornia DUI Law2012
Contributing EditorCalifornia DUI Law2011
contributing EditorCalifornia DUI Law2010
California DUI LawContributing Editor2009
People v. McNealAmicus Brief2009
California Supreme CourtPeople v. McNeal2009
California DUI LawContributing editor2008
California Drunk Driving DefenseContributing Editor2007
California Drunk Driving DefenseContributing Editor2006
California Drunk Driving DefenseContributing Editor2005
California Drunk Driving DefenseContributing Editor2004
California Drunk Driving DefenseContributing Editor2003
California Drunk Driving DefenseContributing Editor2002
California Drunk Driving DefenseContributing Editor2001
California Drunk Driving DefenseContributing Editor2000
California Drunk Driving DefenseContributing Editor1999
California Drunk Driving DefenseContributing Editor1998
California Drunk Driving DefenseContributing Editor1997
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California Drunk Driving DefenseContributing Editor1995
California Drunk Driving DefenseContributing Editor1994
California Drunk Driving DefenseContributing Editor1993
California Drunk Driving DefenseContributing Editor1992
California Drunk Driving DefenseContributing Editor1991
California Drunk Driving DefenseContributing Editor1990
California Drunk Driving DefenseContributing Editor1989
California Drunk Driving DefenseContributing Editor1988
California Drunk Driving DefenseContributing Editor1987
California Drunk Driving DefenseContributing Editor1986
California Drunk Driving DefenseContributing Editor1985
Willkoff v. Superior Court, 38 Cal. 3rd 345: The California Supreme Court asked me to file an Amicus Brief becuase of my knoledge of DUI lawWillkoff v. Superior Court, 38 Cal. 3rd 3451985
California Drunk Driving DefenseContributing Editor1985
California Drunk Driving DefenseContributing Editor1984
California Drunk Driving DefenseContributing Editor1984
California Drunk Driving DefenseContributing Editor1983
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Loyola Marymount UniversityBusiness and EnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Los Angeles Valley CollegeEnglish LiteratureAA1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CDLA 2010 Anual MeetingDUI from Client intake to Not Guilty Verdict2010
"DUI From A to DMV"Partition Ratio at Trial, and Cross Examination of the State's 'expert' with an emphasis on Retrograde Extrapolation2010
Ventura County Criminal Defense BarDUI trials after McNeal2009
CDLA N. CalBlood to Breath Partion Ratio after McNeal2009
CDLA 2007 Anual MeetingMotions Why you make them, how to win them2007
California Drunk Driving AttorneysJury Selection2005
CDLAWinning DUI Motions2004
Efectively Defending DUIAPS hearings how they help trials and plea agreements1995
Duece DefendersWhen to plea bargin1987
South Bay Bar Associationmastering forensic evidence1986
South Bay Bar AssociationCross examination of experts1984
Defending DUIDMV hearings1983
South Bay Bar AssociationWinning Motions1982
South Bay Bar AssociationPartition Ratio1981