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My practice concentrates on all Driving Under the Influence cases that occur in Monterey County  and Santa Cruz County. After handling a case load of  200 plus cases as a Deputy Public Defender, at one time, I decided to open a law practice that focuses on the individuals goals and concerns. Driving Under the Influence cases are unique, and are decided on a case by case analysis.  If you need a free consultation from a Trial Attorney, please call us at:

1.  Santa Cruz County:  (831) 621-7344

2.  Monterey County:     (831) 920-0471

3.  Salinas:                        (831) 269-3780


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 95%
    10 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 5%
    10 years



Hourly ($250-500/hour), Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Shawn Mills

    I endorse this lawyer. Ryan is my go-to connection for DUI expertese in Santa Cruz; my clients who I send to Ryan love him!


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Contact info

Law Offices of Ryan P. Murphy

700 Cass Street, Suite 202
Monterey, CA, 93940

Law Offices Of Ryan P. Murphy (Mail Only)

343 Soquel Avenue, #407
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062



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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial AttorneyLaw Offices of Ryan P. Murphy2007 - Present
Deputy Public DefenderMonterey County Public Defender's Office2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Supreme CourtLicensed Attorney2011 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaLicensed Attorney2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaLicensed Attorney2009 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Supreme Court of CaliforniaLicensed Attorney2006 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Monterey College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
California State University, SacramentoBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1999
Monterey Peninsula CollegeGeneral EducationAssociate of Arts1996