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  • Mr. Genis is a genius

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    Posted by Rachel

    As I observed Mr. Genis work his magic defending my step-daughter I saw how knowledgeable and wise he really is. The reviews are true! In addition to his expertise, he created a valuable rapport with his client. I also saw first hand that Darryl was very well respected by the judge. All in all, an excellent attorney. Thank god for Mr. Genis!

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  • Beat the System

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    Darryl did everything in his power to have evidence against me ruled as inadmissable and suppressed based on the current laws, and my case should have been dismissed based on his work. But you can't win when the Judges are in the pocket of the law.
    Ultimately though, he was able to have one of my counts dismissed, and with some more work, the case was expunged and I was able to move on successfully with my life. A big thanks to all Darryl's and the office staff's hard work!

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  • OK, you got a DUI..... but, read this:

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    Anonymous review posted on

    If you get a DUI, my experience is this is the guy you want to represent you. The law regarding DUI is complex, so don't immediately roll over and plead guilty. Pay for an initial consult with attorney Genis. It may become the best few bucks you've spent lately. Genis knows the DUI law inside out, so his opinion on YOUR case should be taken very seriously. If there is no forseeable chance to improve your case, well, let Genis make that call. Dont assume anything in advance. Attorneys don't want to come up losers any more than you do, so presumably Genis won't represent you if he thinks he can't win. There may be some legal angle regarding your case. How would you know? Did the arresting officer make some mistake? Genis would know that angle if one exists. You owe it to yourself to at least ask Mr. Genis. Ask me how I know this! Good luck, but get a breathalyzer and keep it in your car!! Cheers

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  • Mr. Genis fought for me and won.

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    I first met Mr. Genis in Nov. 2012. I had made a decision to drive a friend home after we had a few drinks. In my first meeting with Mr. Genis, it was immediately clear to me that he was going to fight for me. And it was clear that Mr. Genis was incredibly knowledgable about the law and would do everything he could to help me.

    Our first victory in my case came in a motion to suppress the blood evidence. For this hearing, I had to testify. I worked with an attorney under the guidance of Mr. Genis to prepare me for my testimony. With the preparation that I received, I made a strong testimony. Mr. Genis’ staff made a very convincing argument in the motion and we ended with a win. The judge granted our motion to suppress the blood evidence in my case.

    Unfortunately, the Ventura County D.A. appealed the judge’s decision, and the appellate court ended up reversing the judge’s decision and reinstating the blood evidence. The D.A. and judicial system of Ventura County does not handle DUIs lightly. And my case dragged on. And by April of 2016, it was clear that the D.A. was not going to dismiss my case and we went to trial. Leading up to the selection of the jury, Mr. Genis and his staff worked tirelessly to file motions, talk to the judge, and do everything possible to prepare for the case and get me a win.

    When the trial started, Mr. Genis was nothing short of spectacular. He was able to very clearly explain to the jury why my case should be ‘not guilty.’ Mr. Genis was so phenomenal during my trial, that on the first day my mother said to me “Oh my gosh, you really picked the best lawyer you possibly could have gotten.” Mr. Genis just plain dominated the D.A. during the trial. His combination of confidence, deep understanding of the law, and experience, made him a force to reckon with and virtually unstoppable during the trial. We ended with a hung jury, and the judge subsequently dismissed both DUI counts against me. It was also clear that the judge in my case had a lot of respect for Mr. Genis.

    I have since gotten a promotion at my job. Mr. Genis really did save my career. I am young and having a DUI on my record would have stunted my career opportunities. I can’t give enough praise to Mr. Genis and his staff. They fought relentlessly and aggressively to win my case. If you are looking to get the best possible attorney on your side, hire Mr. Genis. Thank god I did.

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  • Most Dedicated Lawyer

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    Mr. Genis went above and beyond in my defense during trial. His passion and dedication was always present. He went as far as to file an appeal for free simply because he believed it was the right thing to do.
    Occassionally he goes a bit far in his commentary during trial due to his passion, and there was some lack of communication during the course of my case. That being said, he and his entire office know what they are doing!

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  • Traffic Consultation

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    Posted by Scott

    I consulted with Mr. Genis about an out-of-county traffic matter, and he spent time assisting me in finding an appearance attorney. He was knowledgeable and generous with his time in explaining the type of information I would need at the ready, and I would definitely recommend him!

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  • THIS LAWYER IS SERIOUSLY AWSOME

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    Posted by John Rance

    My friend referred me to Darryl Genis. I was told he was good. But after seeing him work the case in court I had to call my friend and tell him Genis is fantastic. He knows so much about the DUI and criminal laws and procedures that he writes his own ticket in court. My case was dropped from an extreme DUI all the way down to a 1 point speeding ticket.

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  • GENIS ROCKS

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    Posted by Marvin Rodriguez

    I was falsely arrested and charged with a DUI and Hit and Run, but I was not guilty. Genis filed motions and completely dominated the DDA in court. In the middle of the motion she moved to dismiss. To my surprise, Genis objected to the dismissal. Why, you might ask? Because a dismissal would not help me at the DMV. He literally forced the DA to agree to the court finding me innocent so I could get my class M1C license back. I'm telling ALL the guys I ride with that this is the ONLY attorney anyone should ever consider hiring for a DUI. Anyone who thinks Genis' reviews on AVVO are not real can contact me.

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  • Saved me time, money and peace of mind

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    I had been cited for being drunk in public while neither intoxicated or, really, in public. Having never been in trouble like this before and strongly disagreeing about it, I wanted to find out more about contesting the charges. Mr. Genis listened to my situation and advised that it would be at least ten times cheaper for me to simply pay a fine and attend a class than to retain his counsel and fight it in court, regardless of my guilt or innocence or whether the officer who cited me made a good call or not. Now I'm signed up for the class, I've paid part of my fine, and most importantly I don't have to worry about miscarriages of justice and what I'm supposed to do about them. Thank you Darryl Genis!

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  • The Elon Musk of DUI Defense Attorneys

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    2 years ago, I was arrested for a first-time, misdemeanor DUI. I’m a 41 year-old professional engineer and have never been in trouble with the law and have no criminal record. On the night of my arrest, I felt that the police handled the DUI investigation in a strange and peculiar manner.
    As I felt my rights had been violated, I knew it was my Constitutional Right to defend myself. I looked for the best DUI Defense Attorney in SB County. After interviewing all the top defense attorneys in SB County, I hired Mr. Genis, as he became the clear and best choice.
    After almost 2 years of handling my case, we ended-up going to trial. As I mentioned, the circumstances of my case were peculiar and the trial lasted 3 calendar weeks. The DA attempted to make it appear that the case was simple. If it were just a simple case, would it have taken 2 years and a three calendar-week jury trial?
    The trial ended in a hung-jury and mistrial. In the legal system there are 3 verdicts: Guilty, Not Guilty, and Still Not Guilty. My trial concluded with a Still Not Guilty jury verdict, thanks to Mr. Genis’ vast defense knowledge, passion, and trial experience.
    Ultimately, we were offered a plea-bargain deal by the DA and the case was finally settled.
    Mr.Genis is an attorney who cares about Constitutional Rights. Watching Genis practice law in real-time trial is impressive. Mr. Genis’ encyclopedic legal knowledge, exclusive DUI experience, and trial performance are Best-in-Class. Genis is the Elon Musk of DUI Defense Attorneys. Highly recommended!

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