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Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette
Richard Duquette

1265 Carlsbad Village Drive, Suite 100
Carlsbad CA 92008
(760) 730-0500

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Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette

Please Call : 760-730-0500


The Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette has been winning cases for citizens since 1983. He gets results!

The Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette is a specialty practice, staffed by Mr. Duquette, an Associate Attorney, a Legal Secretary, and a Legal Administrator.  A multitude of independent investigators and expert witnesses are available for hire as needed.  Even though our office is located in San Diego County, we regularly take cases in Riverside and Orange counties.

My Firm has exclusively represented People since 1983 whether they are injured in an accident or arrested for a crime.  Our intention is to remain small and specialized, so we can offer our clients the most vigorous, intelligent, and thorough representation available.  We are proud of our results and our reputation in the trial courts.

Our office is "state of the art" technologically and is fully equipped with office machines, computers, internet search engines and accurate calendaring and conflict software.

We also subscribe to several legal research publications that help us quickly find the law relevant to your case.  For example, Claranet, Crimetime, Abacus calendaring, Forecite Jury instructions, court cases on disc and more.

Most importantly, my office is family owned and operated.  We take pride in our service and commitment!

Please Call : 760-730-0500

Attorney profile

MR. DUQUETTE RESUME
    
EDUCATION

  • J.D. - Western State University - 1981
  • B.A. - University of California, Irvine - 1978
  • A.A. - Orange Coast Community College - 1976 (Dean’s List

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES  

  • State Bar of California - 1983
  • Federal District Courts:
  • Southern District of California - 1983
  • Central District of California - 1990

LEGAL PANELS    

  • Federal Court Criminal Law Panel - 1992
  • North County Bar Association Criminal Law Panel - since1990
  • North County Bar Association Personal Injury Law Panel- since
    1990

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS     

  • North San Diego County Bar Association
  • California Consumer Attorneys
  • San Diego Consumer Attorneys (SDCA)
  • California Attorney’s for Criminal Justice (CACJ)
  • National Association for Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • California Public Defender Association (CPDA)
  • Association of California DUI Lawyers
  • San Diego Criminal Bar Association
  • Psychological - Law Society of San Diego
  • American society of Trial Consultants (ASTC)

PROFESSIONALEMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • 1983 to Present  Solo practitioner 
    Law Firm R. L. Duquette
    Dedicated to Representing Citizens
  • 1980 Law Clerk to Judge David Hennigan
    Riverside Superior Court
  • 1980 Law Clerk - Plaintiff’s Personal Injury
    Law Offices of Harold Sullivan, APC
    Santa Ana, California
  • 1980  Library Assistant
    Western State Law Library
    Fullerton, California

AREAS OF PRACTICE        

  • Civil and Criminal Litigation

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2005 - Fox news Gang injunction TV commentator
  • 2005 - featured guest of Lawyers on the Line - Community Cable TV call in show
  • 2004 - Elected Chairman Criminal Law Section - Bar Association  of of Northern San Diego County
  • 2003-2004 - Judge Protem - two attorney civil settlement panel - Vista Superior Court
  • 2001 - Graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer College (3 week intensive program,  Dubois Wyoming)
  • 2000 Elected Chairman Personal Injury Section - Bar Association of Northern San Diego County
  • 1999 Graduate of Gerry Spence, Esq. Trial Lawyer Seminar (Palomar Mountain)
  • 1998 Graduate of Gerry Spence, Esq. Trial Lawyer Seminar (Palomar Mountain)  
  • 1997 Graduate Wyoming Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • 1997 Elected Chairman Criminal Law Section - Bar Association of Northern San Diego County
  • 1997-1999 Volunteer publisher of North County Bar Criminal Law Section Newsletter
  • 1996 Appreciation Award - Bar Association of Northern San Diego Count
  • 1996 Co-Chairman - Bar Association of Northern San Diego County Criminal Law Section
  • 1987 Certificate of Recognition - Bar Association of Northern San Diego County Committee Chair Membership
  • 1987 Appreciation Award - North County Criminal Defense Bar
  • Founder - Citizen’s legal Press (Internet Access)
  • Martindale Hubbell; B-V rated

CIVIL      

  • 1998 – Nominated for Outstanding Trail Lawyer award San Diego Consumer Attorneys
  • 1992 Overall Sustaining Member Bar Association of Northern San Diego County (Largest Civil Settlement) Lawyer Referral Service  
  • Many Arbitrations and settlements in six figures 
  • Federal Court Lawsuit / Member of Litigation Team that won permanent injunction against Daniel Lungren, California Attorney General, Counties of San Diego and Los Angeles, for 1st and 14th Amendment violations that restrict attorney advertising per a new California public records statute.  Law declared unconstitutional, upheld by 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; The case was reversed in November 1999 after hearing in the United States Supreme Court (United Reporting v. LAPD)

CIVIL CLIENTS:  

  • World Champion Biathlete - Kenny Souza  
  • World Champion Triathlete - Miles Stewart  
  • Ironman Triathlon Champion - Jurgen Zack

ARTICLES PUBLISHED:  

  • The walking Wounded & PTSD (Bar Association of North San Diego County
    and Consumer Attorneys Trial Bar News)
  • Independence of Judiciary (Blade Citizen)
  • Proposition 200’s (San Diego Business Journal)
  • Beat your Traffic Ticket…123 (Citizen’s Legal Press)
  • Speed Traps are Illegal (Citizen’s legal Press)
  • Helmet Law (Citizen’s Legal Press)
  • Proving your Personal Injury (Citizen’s Legal Press)
  • Lawyers Dream Vacation (North County Lawyer)
  • How to Advertise your Law Firm on the Internet (North County Lawyer)
  • Wonder in Wyoming Trial Lawyer College (North County Lawyer)
  • Revolution or Evolution (Rise of the Criminal Law Section of North County Bar Association) (North County Lawyer)
  • How to prove your BICYCLE INJURY case (Bicycling San Diego magazine
    and 
    Citizen’s Legal Press
    )
  • Why Hire a Trial Lawyer? (Bicycling San Diego magazine and Citizen’s Legal Press)
  • The Defense Medical Exam (Bicycling San Diego magazine and Citizen’s Legal Press)
  • Bicycle Law & Why I love Helping Bicyclists (Bicycling San Diego magazine and Citizen’s Legal Press)
  • Bicyclists need strong Insurance coverage (Bicycling San Diego magazine and Citizen’s Legal Press)
  • Understanding Insurance Company Claims Procedures (Bicycling San Diego magazine and Citizen’s Legal Press)
  • Identifying and Overcoming Insurance Defense Trail Tactics in a MIST Case (Bicycling San Diego magazineand Citizen’s Legal Press)
  • See Citizen's Legal Press for additional articles written by Mr. Duquette

PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:          

  • 1989 Hawaiian Ironman World Championship Triathlon - Finisher.
  • 1989 New Zealand Kiwi Lager Ironman - Finisher.
  • 1989 and 1976 San Diego to Cabo San Lucas Mexico, 1100 mile bicycle treks  - sleeping in Rancho with locals.
  • 1980 Solo bicycle trek from Lake Charles Louisiana to Gulfport Mississippi.

RECENT CIVIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 

  • 2005 - Volunteer Beach Clean up Day.
  • 2005 Katrina Hurricane victims fundraiser contributor.
  • 2000* Consultant and Volunteer for Bill O'Connell, candidate for San Diego Superior Court Judge.
  • 1998* Volunteer Campaign Manager for Genaro Lara, Candidate for Vista Municipal Court Judge.  
  • 1998* Volunteered for Barbra McDonald’s candidacy for San Diego Superior Court Judge.
  • 1998* Volunteered for “managed growth” candidate for San Diego County Supervisor. *Note, all four campaigns cumulatively garnered over 485,333 local votes.
  • 1996 Organized, Appeared and protested before the Carlsbad City Council with 100 local young skateboarders and their parents.  This prompted legislation in Sacramento providing immunity for government entities who sanction skate boarding and build skateboard parks.  
  • 1989-1994 Sponsor “Attorney for Athletes” Triathlon and Mountain bike  team.  Relay won National Championship obtaining worldwide recognition.

FAMILY BACKGROUND:    

  • Married in 1993, one child 

Please Call : 760-730-0500

Attorney profile

Attorney profile

MR. DUQUETTE RESUME
    
EDUCATION

  • J.D. - Western State University - 1981
  • B.A. - University of California, Irvine - 1978
  • A.A. - Orange Coast Community College - 1976 (Dean’s List

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES  

  • State Bar of California - 1983
  • Federal District Courts:
  • Southern District of California - 1983
  • Central District of California - 1990

LEGAL PANELS    

  • Federal Court Criminal Law Panel - 1992
  • North County Bar Association Criminal Law Panel - since1990
  • North County Bar Association Personal Injury Law Panel- since
    1990

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS     

  • North San Diego County Bar Association
  • California Consumer Attorneys
  • San Diego Consumer Attorneys (SDCA)
  • California Attorney’s for Criminal Justice (CACJ)
  • National Association for Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • California Public Defender Association (CPDA)
  • Association of California DUI Lawyers
  • San Diego Criminal Bar Association
  • Psychological - Law Society of San Diego
  • American society of Trial Consultants (ASTC)

PROFESSIONALEMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • 1983 to Present  Solo practitioner 
    Law Firm R. L. Duquette
    Dedicated to Representing Citizens
  • 1980 Law Clerk to Judge David Hennigan
    Riverside Superior Court
  • 1980 Law Clerk - Plaintiff’s Personal Injury
    Law Offices of Harold Sullivan, APC
    Santa Ana, California
  • 1980  Library Assistant
    Western State Law Library
    Fullerton, California

AREAS OF PRACTICE        

  • Civil and Criminal Litigation

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2005 - Fox news Gang injunction TV commentator
  • 2005 - featured guest of Lawyers on the Line - Community Cable TV call in show
  • 2004 - Elected Chairman Criminal Law Section - Bar Association  of of Northern San Diego County
  • 2003-2004 - Judge Protem - two attorney civil settlement panel - Vista Superior Court
  • 2001 - Graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer College (3 week intensive program,  Dubois Wyoming)
  • 2000 Elected Chairman Personal Injury Section - Bar Association of Northern San Diego County
  • 1999 Graduate of Gerry Spence, Esq. Trial Lawyer Seminar (Palomar Mountain)
  • 1998 Graduate of Gerry Spence, Esq. Trial Lawyer Seminar (Palomar Mountain)  
  • 1997 Graduate Wyoming Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • 1997 Elected Chairman Criminal Law Section - Bar Association of Northern San Diego County
  • 1997-1999 Volunteer publisher of North County Bar Criminal Law Section Newsletter
  • 1996 Appreciation Award - Bar Association of Northern San Diego Count
  • 1996 Co-Chairman - Bar Association of Northern San Diego County Criminal Law Section
  • 1987 Certificate of Recognition - Bar Association of Northern San Diego County Committee Chair Membership
  • 1987 Appreciation Award - North County Criminal Defense Bar
  • Founder - Citizen’s legal Press (Internet Access)
  • Martindale Hubbell; B-V rated

CIVIL      

  • 1998 – Nominated for Outstanding Trail Lawyer award San Diego Consumer Attorneys
  • 1992 Overall Sustaining Member Bar Association of Northern San Diego County (Largest Civil Settlement) Lawyer Referral Service  
  • Many Arbitrations and settlements in six figures 
  • Federal Court Lawsuit / Member of Litigation Team that won permanent injunction against Daniel Lungren, California Attorney General, Counties of San Diego and Los Angeles, for 1st and 14th Amendment violations that restrict attorney advertising per a new California public records statute.  Law declared unconstitutional, upheld by 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; The case was reversed in November 1999 after hearing in the United States Supreme Court (United Reporting v. LAPD)

CIVIL CLIENTS:  

  • World Champion Biathlete - Kenny Souza  
  • World Champion Triathlete - Miles Stewart  
  • Ironman Triathlon Champion - Jurgen Zack

ARTICLES PUBLISHED:  

  • The walking Wounded & PTSD (Bar Association of North San Diego County
    and Consumer Attorneys Trial Bar News)
  • Independence of Judiciary (Blade Citizen)
  • Proposition 200’s (San Diego Business Journal)
  • Beat your Traffic Ticket…123 (Citizen’s Legal Press)
  • Speed Traps are Illegal (Citizen’s legal Press)
  • Helmet Law (Citizen’s Legal Press)
  • Proving your Personal Injury (Citizen’s Legal Press)
  • Lawyers Dream Vacation (North County Lawyer)
  • How to Advertise your Law Firm on the Internet (North County Lawyer)
  • Wonder in Wyoming Trial Lawyer College (North County Lawyer)
  • Revolution or Evolution (Rise of the Criminal Law Section of North County Bar Association) (North County Lawyer)
  • How to prove your BICYCLE INJURY case (Bicycling San Diego magazine
    and 
    Citizen’s Legal Press
    )
  • Why Hire a Trial Lawyer? (Bicycling San Diego magazine and Citizen’s Legal Press)
  • The Defense Medical Exam (Bicycling San Diego magazine and Citizen’s Legal Press)
  • Bicycle Law & Why I love Helping Bicyclists (Bicycling San Diego magazine and Citizen’s Legal Press)
  • Bicyclists need strong Insurance coverage (Bicycling San Diego magazine and Citizen’s Legal Press)
  • Understanding Insurance Company Claims Procedures (Bicycling San Diego magazine and Citizen’s Legal Press)
  • Identifying and Overcoming Insurance Defense Trail Tactics in a MIST Case (Bicycling San Diego magazineand Citizen’s Legal Press)
  • See Citizen's Legal Press for additional articles written by Mr. Duquette

PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:          

  • 1989 Hawaiian Ironman World Championship Triathlon - Finisher.
  • 1989 New Zealand Kiwi Lager Ironman - Finisher.
  • 1989 and 1976 San Diego to Cabo San Lucas Mexico, 1100 mile bicycle treks  - sleeping in Rancho with locals.
  • 1980 Solo bicycle trek from Lake Charles Louisiana to Gulfport Mississippi.

RECENT CIVIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 

  • 2005 - Volunteer Beach Clean up Day.
  • 2005 Katrina Hurricane victims fundraiser contributor.
  • 2000* Consultant and Volunteer for Bill O'Connell, candidate for San Diego Superior Court Judge.
  • 1998* Volunteer Campaign Manager for Genaro Lara, Candidate for Vista Municipal Court Judge.  
  • 1998* Volunteered for Barbra McDonald’s candidacy for San Diego Superior Court Judge.
  • 1998* Volunteered for “managed growth” candidate for San Diego County Supervisor. *Note, all four campaigns cumulatively garnered over 485,333 local votes.
  • 1996 Organized, Appeared and protested before the Carlsbad City Council with 100 local young skateboarders and their parents.  This prompted legislation in Sacramento providing immunity for government entities who sanction skate boarding and build skateboard parks.  
  • 1989-1994 Sponsor “Attorney for Athletes” Triathlon and Mountain bike  team.  Relay won National Championship obtaining worldwide recognition.

FAMILY BACKGROUND:    

  • Married in 1993, one child 

Please Call : 760-730-0500

CRIMINAL LAW INFORMATION

CRIMINAL LAW INFORMATION
 
Richard L. Duquette
Attorney at Law


When you hire the Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette, you get a champion for the underdog someone who will fight
for your rights!
 

 

Is a loved one in San Diego County Jail?

Do you have a warrant for your arrest in
San Diego County?

 

Mr. Duquette can help you recall the warrant before you are arrested!  Many times, if you hire an Attorney, you will NOT have to appear in court.
 

Misdemeanor or Felony Criminal Charges:

Mr. Duquette can also assist with other Criminal matters such as Drug & Alien Smuggling, Drug Possession, Cultivation and Sales, Drug Conspiracies, Assault and Battery, Sex Cases, Domestic Violence, Theft and Burglary, or need assistance with Appeals and Writs to Release Loved Ones, Helping Obtain Bail Reductions, Help Obtaining Bail Bond and Licensed Investigators.
  
Some advantages of hiring Mr. Duquette include:

Mr. Duquette has taken many cases to successful Jury Trials. Some recent Jury Trial Victories include:

  • Hung Jury - Federal Drug Smuggling and Distribution, 22 year old single mother client who was duped.

  • TWO separate trials and two hung juries (no conviction) in this DUI case, guilty of minor drunk in public. (Penny)

  • TWO separate trials and two hung juries (no conviction) in this felony DUI case. FELONY DISMISSED. (Mike)

  • Hung jury in this alleged DUI "refusal" case. DA dismissed case before second trial. (Jim)

  • .18 Felony and Misdemeanor DUI, severe head injury to pedestrian, misdemeanors dismissed during trial, felonies 11-1 NOT GUILTY! (jury verdict) Case then settled.

  • .09/.10 breath, .11 Pas DUI. Client allegedly cut off two cars, jury verdict - NOT GUILTY!

  • 26 pounds of marijuana for sale - NOT GUILTY!

  • Drunk Driving, refused to take tests - NOT GUILTY!

  • Drunk Driving, refusal of tests, video taped by police. Hung Jury 6/6 - CASE DISMISSED!

  • 18/.19 blood alcohol level, crashed car, drunk driving - NOT GUILTY!

  • $25,000.00 in stereo equipment, Burglary Charges - NOT GUILTY!

  • Assault with deadly weapon - NOT GUILTY!

These testimonials & legal advertisements do not guarantee you will win your case.

Mr. Duquette is a master negotiator and will always get the best possible results for your case. Many cases can be negotiated to a dismissal or reduction of the charges before trial. This requires an attorney who is willing to do the work. Thorough research and investigation can make the difference!

Some examples are as follows:

  • (Isabel) was found with a ton of Marijuana in her garage, got her released after a bail hearing in Federal Court. She did not return to jail.

  • Felony Terrorist Threats to an officer at the arrest scene and over the     phone, and a "joined" Felony Assault with a truck, Reckless Driving and    Petty Theft charges. During trial District Attorneys case began to unravel -   Judge unfairly forced a mistrial - NO CONVICTION. (second trial   defendant convicted of only threats and theft with new counsel)

  • Alien checkpoint methamphetamine discovered in car, illegal search and seizure - CASE DISMISSED!

  • Police barge into house without warrant. Two drug cases won due to illegal search and seizure - CASE DISMISSED!

  • Domestic violence investigation reveals false accusation - (BEFORE TRIAL) - CASE DISMISSED!

  • Excessive bail of $30,000.00 reduced to ZERO after appeal.

  • Drunk Driving - Alcohol and PCP drug - REVERSED ON APPEAL.

  • Prior DUI Conviction determined to be UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Major Criminal and DMV benefits gained.

These testimonials & legal advertisements do not guarantee you will win your case.

ABOUT THE FIRM

The Law Firm of Richard L. Duquette is a specialty practice, staffed by Mr. Duquette, an Associate Attorney, a Legal Secretary, and a Legal Administrator.  A multitude of independent investigators and expert witnesses are available for hire as needed.  Even though our office is located in San Diego County, we regularly take cases in Riverside and Orange counties.

My Firm has exclusively represented People since 1983 whether they are injured in an accident or arrested for a crime.  Our intention is to remain small and specialized, so we can offer our clients the most vigorous, intelligent, and thorough representation available.  We are proud of our results and our reputation in the trial courts.

Our office is "state of the art" technologically and is fully equipped with office machines, computers, internet search engines and accurate calendaring and conflict software.

We also subscribe to several legal research publications that help us quickly find the law relevant to your case.  For example, Claranet, Crimetime, Abacus calendaring, Forecite Jury instructions, court cases on disc and more.

Most importantly, my office is family owned and operated.  We take pride in our service and commitment!

This web site is designed for general information only.  The information presented at this site

Contact Us

Office Location
1265 Carlsbad Village Drive, Suite 100
Carlsbad, California  92008

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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2446
Carlsbad, California 92018-2446


760.730.0500 Office
800.464.4123 Toll Free

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