Attorney Peter F. Iocona is a Founding Member, CFO and Lead Trial Attorney of the SoCal Law Network in Laguna Hills, California. Mr. Iocona was the former Managing Attorney and Lead Trial Attorney for the Law Office of Barry T. Simons. In 2016, Peter F. Iocona opened his own firm, The SoCal Law Network with his two law partners, Alan Castillo and Marlo Cordero. Mr. Iocona is the firm's Lead Trial Attorney in Driving Under the Influence or "DUI" Cases. Mr. Iocona is committed to representing people across the State of California, including those in Laguna Beach and the Southern California Region. Mr. Iocona focuses his practice on handling cases that involve DUI or DWI; but also handles general Criminal Defense Cases and Personal Injury Cases.
For the last decade, Mr. Iocona has been focused on protecting the rights of people who have been accused of drunk and/or drugged driving. One of Mr. Iocona's cases was even featured in an article that was published in the OC Weekly in 2016: "OC Judge Slams Prosecutor for Misconduct, Prosecutor Gets Promoted by DA Tony Rackauckus". This article is part of a lengthy series of articles by Scott Moxley of the OC Weekly regarding what has become known as the "Orange County Snitch Scandal". The article addresses the extent of Prosecutorial Misconduct in Orange County stating "Prosecutorial cheating apparently extends to relatively minor trials, too." The article demonstrates Mr. Iocona's zealous advocacy on behalf of his clients.
Qualified as a "Breath Test Administrator" and trained on the proper maintenance and calibration of breath test devices, he knows how breath testing devices should be handled, maintained and calibrated. Mr. Iocona has also been "Qualified" as a "Standardized Field Sobriety Test Administrator" as well as a "Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor". Mr. Iocona knows how Field Sobriety Tests should be administered as part of a DUI Investigation and his command of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, coupled with his training on the proper maintenance and calibration of breath test devices, has assisted Mr. Iocona in obtaining several "Not Guilty" verdicts over the course of his career as a Trial Attorney.
Mr. Iocona also has extensive training related to DUI Alcohol Charges involving DUI Drug Charges. Having received training in the International Drug Evaluation and Classification Program, which is designed to teach law enforcement officers how to recognize and identify drug impairment, Mr. Iocona knows what is required of officers to properly conduct a D.R.E. Evaluation of a person suspected to be DUI-Drugs, or driving under the influene of drugs. Mr. Iocona uses this training to cross-examine officers and the State's Expert regarding the validity of their opinions.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Iocona has an established track record of dismissals and/or reduced charges for clients in courts across Southern California. For his achievements, he has been named in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and is known as a successful trial lawyer. As an accomplished trial attorney, Mr. Iocona has earned a reputation of being one of the best DUI Lawyers in Southern California and througout the State of California, and because of this, has been named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers, a Thomas Reuters Attorney-Rating Service.
Mr. Iocona holds an Avvo-Rating of "Superb" or "10/10" and OC Metro magazine has listed him as one of the area's "Top-Rated DUI Attorneys in Orange County, California".
Mr. Iocona has been heavily involved in a treatise called "California Drunk Driving Law," serving as a contributing editor to the book from 2003 to 2016. Every DUI Lawyer in the State of California uses this book to understand how to defend one of their own clients against a DUI charge in the California.
A published author, Mr. Iocona is active in the legal community and regularly delivers lectures and seminars on the defense of drunk driving. He is a member of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) and the California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA), and lectures frequently about how to successfully defend against a DMV APS Suspension action followed by a DUI Charge in California.
Mr. Iocona is one of the few attorneys in the State of California who appeals erroneous DMV rulings by California DMV Hearing Officers through Writs of Mandate. Mr. Iocona is considered one of Southern California's "Best" or "Top-Rated" Attorneys as a result of his dedication to defending those charged with a crime, particularly DUI, and for those who have been harmed by the actions of others.
Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016
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Last Updated: 11/10/2016