Professional

I am:

The author of several books, including "Winning Strategies in DUI Defense" and "Fighting Your Criminal Case: A Serious Response to Serious Charges".

1 of only 3 DUI defense lawyers in the state of California (and the only one in San Diego County) to be awarded Forensic Sobriety Assessment Certification.

1 of a limited number of California attorneys who is qualified by the federal government (NHTSA) to administer Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.

1 of a limited number of San Diego DUI lawyers invited to be a full member of the exclusive The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

A member of the prestigious California DUI Lawyer's Association.

A recipient of the "Superb" 10 out of 10 rating by Avvo (a site that rates lawyers on their expertise, experience, ethics, etc.).

A Legal Presenter to other attorneys  on issues such as legal ethics in connection with client representation and communication.

Tate R. Lounsbery

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Personal

Why do I help people fight their DUI cases?  Because:

I’m a limited-government kind of guy.

I believe that it was the Creator (as opposed to the government) who endowed all men with unalienable rights, as stated in the Declaration of Independence.

I believe that the Constitution and the Bill of Rights exist to prevent the government from taking away those rights given to us by the Creator.

I believe that the powers of the government derive exclusively from the consent of the governed, as stated in the Declaration of Independence.

I believe that we are not as accountable to our government, as our government is accountable to us.

I believe that if the government accuses someone of committing a crime and wishes to take away that person’s rights based on that accusation, the government had better be able to prove with a surety that that person did in fact commit that crime.

I believe that an essential characteristic of a democracy or republic is the ability and willingness of the citizenry to hold the government accountable to them.

Therefore, I fight to keep the government accountable to us.

About SLAM Dunk DUI

Science -- The science behind the Field Sobriety Tests, breath tests, and blood tests.

Law -- The complicated and nuanced law surrounding DUIs and drunk driving.

Affirmations -- The statements of witnesses about the facts and surroundings relevant to the incident for which you were arrested.

Medicine -- The state of your body at the time of the incident: your blood, skeletal system, musculatory system, digestive system, etc. etc. etc.  There is A LOT at play that must be analyzed.