Criminal defense attorney Jon Artz is Los Angeles' premier DUI-DWI trial attorney, with an unmatched 40-year record of success defending California drivers against drunk driving and drugged driving charges.
No California DUI lawyer goes to trial more often or wins more consistently successful outcomes-even in challenging cases involving accidents, eye witnesses, high BAC levels, prior arrests, and breath test refusals
Jon Artz is one of only two CA lawyers whose creative trial strategies have changed the way DUI Defense is practiced in California. Jon has authored dozens of Pre-Trial Motions and Special Jury Instructions-"Artz Motions"-that have become standard practice in California DUI defense.
Because of his expert knowledge of DUI Law-and of highly technical blood-alcohol science and detection technologies-Jon Artz is consistently able to exclude damaging evidence from trial. He thus wins "Not Guilty" verdicts, often with all charges dismissed, in the vast majority of his DUI trials.
Jon's reputation for winning "unwinnable" DUI cases gives him the leverage needed to negotiate reduced charges in nearly all his drunk driving cases. Prosecutors are motivated to make concessions to Jon prior to trial because they don't want to risk losing an expensive public trial.
Celebrity DUI lawyer Jon Artz is one of four Contributing Authors to "California Drunk Driving Law"-the "bible" of California DUI Law-and is a popular speaker at the California DUI Lawyers Association, the California Public Defenders Association, and the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, among other respected legal organizations.
He graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Economics and a J.D. from UCLA Law School (1971). Within his first three years of practice, he secured a historic 7/0 reversal from the California Supreme Court-in the first interpretation of Penal Code §1192.5 (People v. Johnson (1974) 10 Cal 3rd 868).
Based in West L.A., Jon Artz offers comprehensive DUI services including DMV advocacy to win back clients' drivers licenses and their right to drive.
HONORS & AWARDS
• Certificate of Appreciation from California Public Defenders Association for "Outstanding Contributions in Field of Legal Education and Trial Advocacy in Criminal Defense" (2008).
• Certificate of Appreciation from Superior Court of Los Angeles.
• Excellence Award from The Private Defenders Association.
• Certified by The Supreme Court of United States.