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Peter F. Iocona

Named as one of Orange County’s “Top-Rated DUI Attorneys” by AVVO, Peter F. Iocona is highly regarded in the legal community for his criminal and DUI defense work. To date, he has been recognized by some of the most prestigious organizations in the field, including selection for inclusion in the coveted list of Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ in 2015, and again in 2016. Only 2.5% of all practicing lawyers in the U.S. are awarded with this distinction.

With dozens of DUI trial cases behind him, and a long history of success backing his career, Peter is well-known throughout Southern California for his DUI defense work. The National Trial Lawyers Association has named him one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” in the U.S. and he has been included in the “Nation’s Top One Percent,” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC).

Legal Background

Peter obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Whittier College School of Law. He began his legal career in 2000 at the Law Office of Barry T. Simons, where he became a lead trial lawyer in 2009 and Managing Attorney in 2012. He left the firm in 2016 to form The SoCal Law Network with his partners, Alan Castillo and Marlo Cordero.

Since beginning his legal career, Peter has been actively involved in a number of legal and DUI organizations. He writes and lectures about DMV Administrative Per Se (A.P.S.) hearings, search and seizure law, DUI drugs, DMV writs and appeals, as well as interstate driver’s license consequences.

From 2003-to-2016, Peter served as a “Contributing Editor” for “California Drunk Driving Law,” a two-volume treatise often considered to be the “Bible of Drunk Driving Law” in California.

Peter has taken extensive measures to ensure he provides the ultimate in DUI defense to the clients he represents. He is “Certified” in breath testing procedures, including the proper use and maintenance of the Alco-Sensor IV-Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS) test device. Peter has “Qualified” as a “Standardized Field Sobriety Test Administrator” and as a “Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor”. He has also been trained in the area of DUI drug defense, receiving Drug Recognition Expert instruction and training and served as an expert panelist for the DUI Drugs seminar, “DUI Drugs, Says Who?” sponsored by the California Association of Toxicologists (C.A.T.) and the Orange County Crime Laboratory.

Memberships & Associations

Peter is a highly regarded member of several professional organizations, many of which require special training in order to join. These include:

  • National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)
  • California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA)
  • California Association for Criminal Justice (CACJ)

He is frequently involved in professional speaking engagements and seminars throughout Southern California, including:

“The Role of Forensic Scientist in DUI Cases”
California Criminalistics Institute (C.C.I.)
Newport Beach, April 2015

“Drug and Alcohol Abuse And How It Affects Lawyers”
Drug & Alcohol Abuse Seminar, Western State School of Law Seminar
Anaheim, June 2013

“DMV APS Hearings, Writs & Appeals”
California DUI Lawyer’s Association (CDLA): Occupy DUI San Diego
San Diego, November 2012

“D.M.V. A.P.S. Hearings: What Still Works”
“Fast Eddit” Kuwatch All-Day DUI Seminar
San Francisco, March 2012

“Effectively Handling D.M.V. A.P.S. Hearings & Writs and Appeals”
84th Annual California State Bar Seminar (California State Bar)
Long Beach, October 2011

“DUI Drugs – To Quantitate or Not to Quantitate?”
California Association of Toxicologists (CAT) Panel Expert
Anaheim, November 2010

“When Is One Qualified to Render an Opinion?”
California Association of Toxicologists (CAT) Panel Expert
Anaheim, November 2010

“Effectively Handling D.M.V. A.P.S. Hearings”
California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA)
Oakland, June 2008

“What Is Administrative Law?”
Orange County Bar Association – Bridging the Gap
Santa Ana, July 2008

“Effectively Handling D.M.V. A.P.S. Hearings”
California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA)
Irvine, February 2008

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