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.
As the current 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.
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 State Delegate for the NCDD, Attorney Matt Terry has learned from the best DUI trial lawyers in the country. He continues his commitment to mastery of craft — effectively representing those accused of driving under the influence.
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:
Either a pre-trial dismissal of all charges or a fully prepared case ready for trial with the best possible plea bargain offer from the prosecution to consider settling. (A plea bargain is a guaranteed reduction in charges and/or punishment in exchange for giving up the right to trial.)
This is the decision every client will make once all evidence is on the table. It is the constitutional right of the client to take the case to trial or decide on a plea bargain, and Matt Terry refuses to charge additional fees if the case does proceed to trial.
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. That said, Terry will 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.
* Terry is a proud member and supporter of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
The National Criminal Defense College is one of the finest trial lawyering schools in the country.
Through NACDL, Terry was awarded a scholarship and graduated from the NCDC after being instructed by the finest defense attorneys and Constitutional advocates of our day.