Advocacy with a Commitment to Excellence.
WELCOME TO THE LAW OFFICES OF MATTHEW TERRY, A.P.L.C.
San Diego DUI Lawyer Matt Terry is nationally recognized for providing the most comprehensive defense possible for his clients.
From representation at the DMV license suspension hearings to the criminal prosecution for DUI charges, Matt Terry’s mission has been to provide the most complete and thorough investigation of each client’s case. Only then will the best possible results be achieved.
Working from this core philosophy, San Diego DUI Lawyer Matt Terry prepares every case for trial.
Because of the immense work this requires, Terry seeks to keep a small caseload of clients at any given time and does not accept every potential client. Terry will nonetheless offer a free consultation on anyone’s DUI arrest — to assist those accused in making the decision whether to hire a DUI lawyer and if so, what to consider while making this all-important decision.
No other decision should be made until all evidence is on the table. It is the constitutional right of the accused to take the case to trial or decide on a plea bargain, and Matt Terry refuses to charge additional legal fees if the case does proceed to trial.
His results in recent years are unprecedented — jury trials, bench trials, DMV hearings for license suspensions to overturned convictions and rulings through the appellate court — his legendary commitment to his craft is undeniable. So are his results. As the former State Delegate representing the great State of California for the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD), Matt Terry is recognized as one of the most knowledgeable DUI lawyers in San Diego County with a work ethic nothing short of prolific.
Attorney Matt Terry has learned and refined his skill-set from the best trial lawyers in the country. He continually practices with a commitment to mastery of craft — effectively representing those accused of DUI and refusing to cherry-pick the easy cases.
No DUI charge is the same. There is no one-size-fits-all defense. As a trial lawyer, Matt Terry believes it is fundamentally wrong to discuss plea bargains and negotiate cases until all cards are on the table. A full, thorough investigation of the government’s evidence & case is essential — not only to properly negotiate the client’s case, but to provide the client with the ultimate end result: the best possible outcome given all the facts of each case.
Attorney Journal Featured San Diego DUI Lawyer Matt Terry as the “Rising Star of the Month” in the June 2012 issue:
“The skill and determination on the prosecuting side of the courtroom is second to none. If you are a defense attorney in San Diego, representing a client accused of DUI — and you try cases with any sense of regularity, you know one thing to be true: a defense attorney that is almost as prepared as a prosecutor will lose every time. Regardless of innocence or guilt.But here’s the second part: if you are a DUI defense attorney going to trial in San Diego County, and you are equally prepared and as practiced as the prosecutor across from you, you will lose every time. Regardless of innocence or guilt.To even have a chance at winning DUI trials in San Diego County, or to obtain the best possible plea bargain during a DUI defense / prosecution in San Diego County, you must be the most prepared advocate in the courtroom — every time. You must have a commitment to excellence in everything you do for your client. If you don’t, the end result is predictable. And it won’t necessarily be justice.”