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Law Office of William M. Concidine
William Concidine

852 Fifth Ave, #213
San Diego CA 92101
(619) 855-5157

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Law Office of William M. Concidine


Please Call: (619) 855-5157

For many people their first experience with the criminal justice system can be scary and stressful. You must act quickly to protect your rights. You need to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can advise you throughout your case whether it is a felony or misdemeanor, such as a driving under the influence (DUI) charge.  At the criminal defense office of William M. Concidine, you will find an attorney who will set up a free consultation, listen to your concerns, and work toward a positive outcome to your case. Please call to set up a free consultation to discuss your criminal case today.

Welcome to the criminal defense Law Office of William M. Concidine. Mr. Concidine is a criminal defense lawyer practicing in Southern California with an office centrally located in downtown San Diego. Prior to opening his own office, Mr. Concidine spent several years as an associate attorney under one of the city's best criminal defense attorneys.

Prior to that experience, Mr. Concidine learned the day to day procedures of the misdemeanor courts while interning at the Public Defender of San Diego. This experience lead to a positive and solid working relationship with City Attorneys and District Attorneys throughout San Diego County. 

In addition to his time at the Public Defender, Mr. Concidine spent a few years interning at the Alternate Public Defender where he worked on serious felony offenses.

Education

California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA, received a Juris Doctor degree

California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, CA, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

State Courts of California

United States District Court

Professional and Bar Association Memberships

State Bar of California

San Diego County Bar Association

San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association

California DUI Lawyers Association

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers  

Please Call: (619) 855-5157

Attorney Profile

Welcome to the criminal defense Law Office of William M. Concidine. Mr. Concidine is a criminal defense lawyer practicing in Southern California with an office centrally located in downtown San Diego. Prior to opening his own office, Mr. Concidine spent several years as an associate attorney under one of the city's best criminal defense attorneys.

Prior to that experience, Mr. Concidine learned the day to day procedures of the misdemeanor courts while interning at the Public Defender of San Diego. This experience lead to a positive and solid working relationship with City Attorneys and District Attorneys throughout San Diego County. 

In addition to his time at the Public Defender, Mr. Concidine spent a few years interning at the Alternate Public Defender where he worked on serious felony offenses.

Education

California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA, received a Juris Doctor degree

California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, CA, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

State Courts of California

United States District Court

Professional and Bar Association Memberships

State Bar of California

San Diego County Bar Association

San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association

California DUI Lawyers Association

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers  

Practice Areas

The Law Office of William M. Concidine specializes in representing those accused of criminal offenses. Throughout his career, Mr. Concidine has sought to work on a diverse array of criminal cases and with other well respected attorneys in San Diego. These experiences range from handling minor infractions, to misdemeanor offenses such as driving under the influence (DUI), up to serious felony cases such as work on a death penalty cases.

The following is a listing of the different types of criminal cases my office handles:

  • Driving on a Suspended License
  • Vehicle Code Violations
  • Reckless Driving
  • DMV Hearings
  • Public Intoxication
  • Drug Offenses
  • Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance 
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Minor in Possession (MIP)
  • Resisting Arrest/Obstructing Justice
  • Terrorist Threats
  • Vandalism
  • Burglary
  • Petty Theft
  • Domestic Violence
  • Assault and Battery
  • Sex Crimes
  • Concealed Weapons
  • Trespassing
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Gang Related Offenses
  • Probation Violations
  • Warrants
  • Expungements
  • And Many More

"You defend the rights of many when you defend the rights of one." Every person accused of a crime should have access to aggressive, independent, experienced representation. This not only protects that person's individual rights, but it protects the rights of each and every one of us. 

If you are accused of committing a criminal offense, no matter how minor or how serious, please call criminal defense attorney William M. Concidine to discuss your rights. If you do not fight for the rights you have, they start to lose all meaning.  

Dui Defense

Each arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) is based on the unique facts of that case. As such, a review of the facts by an experienced criminal defense attorney is essential. At the San Diego based law office of William Concidine, I will review your reports with you and advise you on the best way to proceed with your case.

DUI: Two Cases  

When you are arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), you can be charged with criminal (misdemeanor) charges in the Superior Court and face a license suspension from the DMV. There are separate hearing for both the court and the DMV. Typically, to avoid a license suspension you must win both the DUI in court and the DMV Hearing.

DUI in Court:

Once you have been stopped by an officer and he believes you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, he will place you under arrest and take you to the station. Once you are released from custody you will likely receive a notice of when you are to report to court for your arraignment on the charges. The arraignment is your opportunity to enter a guilty or not guilty plea to the charges. It is wise to retain an attorney prior to your first court hearing so the attorney can appear for you at the arraignment and protect your rights. However, if you have not retained an attorney prior to your first hearing, you can ask the court for a continuance of your arraignment to give you time to hire an attorney.

If you decide to fight the DUI charges, the court will set another hearing called a readiness conference. If your case is not resolved at the readiness conference, it will be set for trial.

When you retain my office, I make all of your court appearances for you. The only time you would need to step in to court is when you take the case to trial. After each court appearance, I will let you know what transpired and we can discuss how to proceed with your case.

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Administrative Per Se Hearing (APS)

When you get arrested for a DUI, the arresting officer is required to issue you a temporary license-a pink form that allows you to drive temporarily. Unfortunately, lots of people fail to read and understand the entire form. If you look at the middle of the form you will see in bold that you are given 10 days to request an administrative per se (APS) hearing with the DMV. If you fail to request the APS hearing within 10 days, it will be too late and your license will be suspended without having an opportunity to defend yourself. When you retain my office prior to the 10 days, I will contact the DMV and set up an APS hearing.

The hearing is conducted by a DMV Hearing Officer. The Hearing Officer reviews the police reports and may call the arresting officer to testify at the hearing. During the hearing, the DMV must prove that (1) the arresting officer had reasonable cause to believe that you were driving a motor vehicle in violation of the Vehicle Code, (2) you were placed under lawful arrest, and (3) you were driving when you had .08 % or more of alcohol in your blood.

The Hearing Officer acts as both prosecutor and judge, determining whether your license should be suspended. Needless to say, you are at a disadvantage.  To help level the playing field, you are entitled to have a criminal defense attorney represent you at the hearing. When you retain Mr. Concidine, he will obtain the police reports prior to the hearing, review those reports for objectional evidence, attend the hearing, cross-examine any witnesses, and argue against the evidence presented by the hearing officer.

If you win the hearing the DMV does not suspend your license.

 Please contact DUI lawyer William M. Concidineto discuss both your criminal case and your DMV hearing.



If you or someone you know has been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), you need to contact criminal defense attorney William Concidine to immediately to preserve your rights. I will answer all your questions and take immediate steps to schedule your DMV and court hearings. I offer some of the most affordable and reasonable rates in town. 
Please call me today to set up a free consultation to discuss your DUI case.

DUI Consequences

A DUI offense in San Diego County can have serious and lasting consequences.

First Driving Under the Influence Conviction:  

If you are convicted of a DUI, the court will impose certain conditions against you. You will be placed on 5 years summary (informal) probation. The court will also order you to pay a fine of approximately $2,000. Further, you will be ordered not to violate any laws, and comply with standard alcohol conditions which include not driving with any measurable amount of alcohol. The court may also order public work service depending on your blood alcohol concentration at the time you were arrested for the DUI. The court will also order you to attend a First Conviction Progam which is either 3 months, or 9 months, long depending again on your blood alcohol concentration. Finally, the court will order you to attend a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) class.

In addition to all the conditions set forth by the Court, you will also have your license suspended and your vehicle insurance will increase significantly. The conviction can also be used as a prior DUI conviction against you for the next 10 years.   

Second Driving Under the Influence Conviction:

As expected, the punishment for a second DUI conviction in a 10 year period has more severe consequences than a first DUI.

For a second DUI conviction, the court will place on 5 years probation, sentence you to 96 hours of custody (which can be served on weekends or through the Sheriff's Work Release program), order you to pay a fine of approximately $2,400, order public work service depending on your test results, the MADD class, and order you to perform an 18 month Multiple Conviction Program.

Third Driving Under the Influence Conviction:

A third DUI carries the same 5 years of probation, a mandatory 120 days of custody, a fine of $2,674, the 18 month Multiple Conviction Program, MADD class, and a likely a vehicle impound and you may be designated a habitual offender.

Fourth Driving Under the Influence Conviction:

A fourth DUI may be charged as a felony conviction and possibly several months in custody.

 

 Contact DUI Attorney William Concidine to discuss your driving under the influence case for free.


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