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Law Office Of Felipe Plascencia

15851 Whittier Blvd., 2nd Floor

Whittier, CA 90603

also at helpdui.com

(562)947-8218 Tel:

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    Attorney Plascencia is on the Board of Directors of the Mexican American Bar Association (MABA) and the CDLA where he is also a Specialist Attorney Member

    MABA DUI Seminar Flyer

    NEW Date: Aug. 1, 2009

    Attorney Plascencia is a Member of the IACT

    Attorney Plascencia is a Member of the National College for DUI Defense

    Felipe Plascencia, Attorney at Law
    Firm founder, Felipe Plascencia, is a well-known criminal defense attorney who has been practicing law in Southern California for over a decade. Mr. Plascencia lectures extensively on current DUI issues, and frequently trains DUI attorneys. He limits his practice to criminal law and DUI defense.
    Before opening his own law firm, Mr. Plascencia served as a public defender, standing up for the rights of clients in courtrooms throughout Southern California. As a public defender, Mr. Plascencia set the record for the most cases tried and won. He also served as a deputy city attorney, winning every civil trial on behalf of the City of Compton. Local police departments and district attorneys gave Mr. Plascencia the nickname “Felipe Mad Dog Plascencia” because of his aggressive cross-examination of police officers.
    He is a warrior for justice and fears no one. He will fight to protect the rights of his clients. He understands the importance and the need for justice. In January 2009, Mr. Plascencia was named Attorney of the Year by the Mexican American Bar Association.
    Loyola Law School; Juris Doctorate, 1993
    California State University, Fullerton; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 1989
    California Association for Criminal Justice, Board Member
    Criminal Courts Bar Association, Board Member
    California DUI Lawyers Association, Board Member and Specialist Member
    Mexican American Bar Association, Board Member
    International Association of Chemical Testing, Associate Member
    Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
    Attorney of the Year Award, 2009
    President, 2009 – Present
    California Public Defenders Association
    DUI Seminar; Monterey, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008
    Courtroom Evidence; Sacramento, 2004
    Trial Skills Institute; San Diego, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009
    Mexican American Bar Association; Los Angeles, 2003
    MABA Annual DUI Seminar; Los Angeles, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010
    National College for DUI Defense; 2003
    DUI Trial Layers, 4th Annual Statewide DUI Seminar; Wisconsin, 2004
    DUI Defense Seminar; Oklahoma, 2004
    Lorhman DUI Seminars; Irvine –2004, San Diego –2004, Pasadena –2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009, Santa Ana –2005, 2006 & 2007
    Data Master CDM Breath Machine
    In November of 2003, Mr. Plascencia was certified on Basic Science of Evidential Breath Alcohol Testing by the manufacturer of breath testing instruments in Mansfield, Ohio. He was certified in the theory of science of evidential alcohol testing, including alcohol and human
    physiology, practical issues, theory and operation of infrared breath alcohol testing, and field and laboratory applications.
    He is the only attorney in the country who owns and possesses the Sample Chamber of the Breath Testing Instruments used by the Los Angeles County and Orange County Sheriffs Crime Labs.
    He was deemed competent to operate and perform essential diagnostic verifications and calibration of breath testing instruments, such as the Data Master CDM—the breath machine used by the Los Angeles County and Orange County Crime Labs.
    He is one of three attorneys in California who is certified to operate, calibrate and administer the Alco Sensor IV Preliminary Alcohol Screening Device Portable Breath Machine (PAS). He owns three PAS instruments and the Intox 5000 used by the Long Beach Police Department.
    In May of 2000, Mr. Plascencia attended the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) student course in Dallas, Texas, where he became NHTSA certified in standardized field sobriety tests. Further, in December of 2000, he became NHTSA certified as a field sobriety instructor in Nashville, Tennessee.
    In December of 2001 and May of 2003, Mr. Plascencia received two certificates of completion from the Robert F. Borkenstein Course on “Alcohol, Drugs, and Highway Safety: Testing, Research, and Litigation” based out of Indiana University at Bloomington. This course is taught by the top forensic alcohol scientists in the world, such as Dr. Jones, Dr. Dubowski and Dr. Forney. Most notably, he is the only attorney in the country to receive two certificates from Indiana University. Further, he is certified as a drug recognition expert (DRE).
    Mr. Plascencia is the only attorney in California who is an associate member of the International Association for Chemical Testing (IACT). He is a board member of the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar Association, California DUI Lawyers Association and the Mexican American Bar Association. He frequently lectures throughout California at the California Public Defenders Association’s seminars. He was a speaker at Loyola Law School, San Diego Law School, the Mexican American Bar Association, the Lohrman Seminars Group, the California DUI Lawyers Association and the National College for DUI Defense.