Peter F. Iocona

Peter F. Iocona, Attorney at Law Verified Attorney

Lawyer & Attorney
22982 La Cadena Dr #239
Laguna Hills, CA  92653

About Peter F. Iocona


Attorney Peter F. Iocona is a Criminal Defense Lawyer who specializes in defending people charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in California, particularly Southern California.

Mr. Iocona is the Owner of Peter F. Iocona, Attorney at Law, and an Owner and CFO of The SoCal Law Network where he serves as the firm's Lead Trial Lawyer in DUI cases. Mr. Iocona began his law career with the Law Office of Barry T. Simons in 2000 and by 2009 became one of the Lead Trial Lawyers for the firm. In 2012, he became the Managing Attorney for the firm in addition to being the firm's Lead Trial Attorneys in driving under the influence cases until he left the firm in 2016 to form his own firm, The SoCal Law Network, with his two partners, Alan Castillo and Marlo Cordero, and later, Peter F. Iocona, Attorney at Law.

Mr. Iocona has successfully litigated thousands of DUI cases in courts throughout all of California, particularly Southern California and has taken over 50 DUI cases to trial.  Based on his reputation as a successful trial lawyer, Mr. Iocona has been repeatedly selected as one of the nation's "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Iocona was also selected as a "Top-Rated DUI Attorney" by AVVO, the attorney rating service, and was featured in the annual publication of OC Metro Magazine of the "Top-Rated DUI Attorneys" in Orange County. Mr. Iocona has also been rated by "Super Lawyers" and named a "Super Lawyers Rising Star" in 2015 and 2016. 

Since 2015, Mr. Iocona has been repeatedly designated as a "Nationally Recognized Superior DUI Attorney" by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD), an invitation only organization that locates and validates the very best private DUI attorneys so clients can select the most qualified attorney for their Driving Under the Influence (DUI) case. NAFDD has identified the finest criminal defense attorneys in each state and then selected those who spend a significant portion of their practice representing individuals accused of DUI in order for that attorney to be considered a "Superior DUI Attorney" by NAFDD. The Superior DUI Attorney badge identifies those whom NAFDD has designated as being one of the nation's Top DUI Attorneys.

Mr. Iocona has also been selected for inclusion in the 2015 list of the "Nation’s Top One Percent", which is published by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC).

Beginning in 2017, Mr. Iocona has been repeatedly selected into the List of America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys for his work in DUI and Criminal Defense. 

 

FORMER CONTRIBUTING EDITOR TO THE "CALIFORNIA DRUNK DRIVING LAW" TREATISE

 

Mr Iocona had been a Contributing Editor to the two volume treatise: "California Drunk Driving Law", (often considered the "Bible of Drunk Driving Law" in the State of California) from 2003 to 2016. Mr. Iocona focused on Chapters dealing with DMV Hearings, DMV Writs and Appeals and DUI Trial Practices.

Mr. Iocona writes and lectures extensively about Trial Practices, D.M.V. Administrative Per Se (A.P.S.) hearings, D.M.V. Writs and Appeals, Search and Seizure Law, and Interstate Driver's License Consequences.

Mr. Iocona is a member in good standing of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), the California DUI Lawyer's Association (CDLA), and the DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA). As a member of these DUI organizations, he has received specialized training in DUI defense.


STANDARDIZED FIELD SOBRIETY TEST ADMINISTRATOR & INSTRUCTOR


Mr. Iocona has "Qualified" as a Standardized Field Sobriety Test Administrator (SFST) under the standards set forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and has also "Qualified" as a Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor (SFST).  The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests are the roadside tests administered by law enforcement officers to assist him/her in deciding whether to arrest the DUI suspect for driving under the influence (DUI). Experience in knowing how these tests are supposed to be administered and evaluated is imperative to defending a DUI case in Orange County and throughout Southern California.

 

CERTIFIED IN DUI BREATH TESTING ADMINISTRATION AND MAINTENANCE

 

Mr. Iocona is "Certified" on the proper use, maintenance and administration of the Alco-Sensor IV-Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS) Test device, the preliminary alcohol screening test device used in California.  As a result of this breath test training, Mr. Iocona is familiar with the manner in which breath tests are supposed to be administered and how the breath test devices are supposed to be maintained and calibrated. Experience in knowing how breath tests are supposed to be administered is imperative to defending a DUI case. Experience in knowing how breath test devices are supposed to be maintained and calibrated is also imperative to defending a DUI case anywhere in the State of California.

All of this DUI training has assisted Mr. Iocona in his ability to defend those charged with DUI in California.  This training is used extensively in the cross-examination of officers and forensic scientists in Court and at D.M.V. A.P.S. Hearings, which often serve as the forum in which your DUI defense is first developed. Thus, the importance of requesting a D.M.V. Hearing cannot be understated. It is not just a hearing, it is the first step in the process of determining whether any DUI defenses exist in your California DUI case. 

 

TRAINED IN DRUG RECOGNITION EXPERT EVALUATIONS

 

Mr. Iocona has also received extensive training and instruction in the area of DUI Drugs, a new arena in DUI defense in light of the increasing rate of those being charged with DUI after consuming their prescription medications.  Mr. Iocona has received Drug Recognition Expert instruction and served  as an expert panelist for a DUI Drugs seminar sponsored by the Orange County (O.C.) Crime Laboratory and the California Association of Toxicologists (C.A.T.), entitled: "DUI Drugs, Says Who?".

Mr. Iocona is dedicated to the defense of those charged with the crime of driving under the influence (DUI) in California. Mr. Iocona focuses his practice on defending those charged with DUI. The DUI Lawyers of the Law Office of The SoCal Law Network are a team of dedicated DUI Defense Attorneys and contracted forensic toxicologists. If either you or a loved one is charged with DUI, contact DUI Attorney Peter F. Iocona of The SoCal Law Network for a free DUI consultation and case evaluation.

Credentials

Biography


Attorney Peter F. Iocona is a Criminal Defense Lawyer who specializes in defending people charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in California, particularly Southern California.

Mr. Iocona is the Owner of Peter F. Iocona, Attorney at Law, and an Owner and CFO of The SoCal Law Network where he serves as the firm's Lead Trial Lawyer in DUI cases. Mr. Iocona began his law career with the Law Office of Barry T. Simons in 2000 and by 2009 became one of the Lead Trial Lawyers for the firm. In 2012, he became the Managing Attorney for the firm in addition to being the firm's Lead Trial Attorneys in driving under the influence cases until he left the firm in 2016 to form his own firm, The SoCal Law Network, with his two partners, Alan Castillo and Marlo Cordero, and later, Peter F. Iocona, Attorney at Law.

Mr. Iocona has successfully litigated thousands of DUI cases in courts throughout all of California, particularly Southern California and has taken over 50 DUI cases to trial.  Based on his reputation as a successful trial lawyer, Mr. Iocona has been repeatedly selected as one of the nation's "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Iocona was also selected as a "Top-Rated DUI Attorney" by AVVO, the attorney rating service, and was featured in the annual publication of OC Metro Magazine of the "Top-Rated DUI Attorneys" in Orange County. Mr. Iocona has also been rated by "Super Lawyers" and named a "Super Lawyers Rising Star" in 2015 and 2016. 

Since 2015, Mr. Iocona has been repeatedly designated as a "Nationally Recognized Superior DUI Attorney" by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD), an invitation only organization that locates and validates the very best private DUI attorneys so clients can select the most qualified attorney for their Driving Under the Influence (DUI) case. NAFDD has identified the finest criminal defense attorneys in each state and then selected those who spend a significant portion of their practice representing individuals accused of DUI in order for that attorney to be considered a "Superior DUI Attorney" by NAFDD. The Superior DUI Attorney badge identifies those whom NAFDD has designated as being one of the nation's Top DUI Attorneys.

Mr. Iocona has also been selected for inclusion in the 2015 list of the "Nation’s Top One Percent", which is published by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC).

Beginning in 2017, Mr. Iocona has been repeatedly selected into the List of America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys for his work in DUI and Criminal Defense. 

 

FORMER CONTRIBUTING EDITOR TO THE "CALIFORNIA DRUNK DRIVING LAW" TREATISE

 

Mr Iocona had been a Contributing Editor to the two volume treatise: "California Drunk Driving Law", (often considered the "Bible of Drunk Driving Law" in the State of California) from 2003 to 2016. Mr. Iocona focused on Chapters dealing with DMV Hearings, DMV Writs and Appeals and DUI Trial Practices.

Mr. Iocona writes and lectures extensively about Trial Practices, D.M.V. Administrative Per Se (A.P.S.) hearings, D.M.V. Writs and Appeals, Search and Seizure Law, and Interstate Driver's License Consequences.

Mr. Iocona is a member in good standing of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), the California DUI Lawyer's Association (CDLA), and the DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA). As a member of these DUI organizations, he has received specialized training in DUI defense.


STANDARDIZED FIELD SOBRIETY TEST ADMINISTRATOR & INSTRUCTOR


Mr. Iocona has "Qualified" as a Standardized Field Sobriety Test Administrator (SFST) under the standards set forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and has also "Qualified" as a Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor (SFST).  The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests are the roadside tests administered by law enforcement officers to assist him/her in deciding whether to arrest the DUI suspect for driving under the influence (DUI). Experience in knowing how these tests are supposed to be administered and evaluated is imperative to defending a DUI case in Orange County and throughout Southern California.

 

CERTIFIED IN DUI BREATH TESTING ADMINISTRATION AND MAINTENANCE

 

Mr. Iocona is "Certified" on the proper use, maintenance and administration of the Alco-Sensor IV-Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS) Test device, the preliminary alcohol screening test device used in California.  As a result of this breath test training, Mr. Iocona is familiar with the manner in which breath tests are supposed to be administered and how the breath test devices are supposed to be maintained and calibrated. Experience in knowing how breath tests are supposed to be administered is imperative to defending a DUI case. Experience in knowing how breath test devices are supposed to be maintained and calibrated is also imperative to defending a DUI case anywhere in the State of California.

All of this DUI training has assisted Mr. Iocona in his ability to defend those charged with DUI in California.  This training is used extensively in the cross-examination of officers and forensic scientists in Court and at D.M.V. A.P.S. Hearings, which often serve as the forum in which your DUI defense is first developed. Thus, the importance of requesting a D.M.V. Hearing cannot be understated. It is not just a hearing, it is the first step in the process of determining whether any DUI defenses exist in your California DUI case. 

 

TRAINED IN DRUG RECOGNITION EXPERT EVALUATIONS

 

Mr. Iocona has also received extensive training and instruction in the area of DUI Drugs, a new arena in DUI defense in light of the increasing rate of those being charged with DUI after consuming their prescription medications.  Mr. Iocona has received Drug Recognition Expert instruction and served  as an expert panelist for a DUI Drugs seminar sponsored by the Orange County (O.C.) Crime Laboratory and the California Association of Toxicologists (C.A.T.), entitled: "DUI Drugs, Says Who?".

Mr. Iocona is dedicated to the defense of those charged with the crime of driving under the influence (DUI) in California. Mr. Iocona focuses his practice on defending those charged with DUI. The DUI Lawyers of the Law Office of The SoCal Law Network are a team of dedicated DUI Defense Attorneys and contracted forensic toxicologists. If either you or a loved one is charged with DUI, contact DUI Attorney Peter F. Iocona of The SoCal Law Network for a free DUI consultation and case evaluation.

Practice Areas
Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
California Member in Good Standing 1999

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Member California Attorneys for Criminal Justice present
Specialist Member,
Board of Directors
California DUI Lawyers Association present
Founding Member DUI Defense Lawyers Association present
General Member National College for DUI Defense present

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