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Ray Gomez, Esq., Attorney at Law, DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you desire the best Vista DUI & San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney, consider credentials and reputation - then contact Mr. Gomez.
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Why Hire A Lawyer?

My mom used to say, “You get what you pay for”. I understood this to mean value is determined by cost. Yes, “the best things in life are free”, but most of us live in the real world of having to pay for what we want.

Top 5 Reasons To Hire A Lawyer?

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Been arrested? Been charged with criminal conduct? Concerned about losing your license or going to jail or paying thousands of dollars in charges/fines? If you answered yes to any one of these questions, you absolutely need quality criminal representation from a lawyer qualified to provide you...

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The “average” DUI costs $10,000-$12,000 out-of-pocket for fines, attorney fees, court costs and classes, plus the increase in insurance premiums. Hire an experienced DUI attorney to represent you, he could save your life! Call me... 760.639.0187 #dui #lawyer #dwi #criminaldefense @RayGomezEsq

Over the past 40 years of practice, a number of my clients have asked this question. Simply stated, its because it’s the smart thing to do. Admitting your guilt at the first opportunity without knowing the particulars of the prosecution’s case makes no sense.

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Unfortunately, this is way more common than you know... please share this article to all the women in your life, it might just save her from being a victim to this intolerable act of violence. Contact Ray Gomez, Criminal Defense Attorney, to help you get the justice you deserve.

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Been in an auto accident? If so, it is crucial for you to be aware that you only have two years from the date of the accident to either settle the case with the other side or file a law suit. If you fail to do so, a legal concept called the “statute of limitations” can be used to prevent you fro...

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Review my video: Senior Citizen Driver Licenses and the DMV Nightmare. Contact me if you are dealing with the DMV restricting or terminating your driver's license. Let me handle your nightmare. 760.639.0187 #dmv #driverlicense #criminaldefenseattorney #seniorcitizens

By: Raymond G. Gomez, Esq.

Everyone, most particularly seniors, should be concerned with DMV suspending their drivers license if they have serious physical or mental problems.

Pursuant to state law, if as a result of health issues your ability to safely operate...

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Electronic Monitoring - Potential Problems!
By: Ray Gomez, Esq.

As jails become more crowded, the criminal courts are increasingly turning to electronic monitoring as a form of custody.

The principal provider is a national company called SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor).


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Best DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyer in Vista & San Diego

  • DUI Lawyer

    A DUI conviction could be devastating. Hire an experienced well-qualified attorney to represent you - he could save your life! Questions? Call Raymond G. Gomez to discuss. 760-639-0187.
  • DUI of Marijuana Arrest

    DUI of Marijuana is just as devastating as drinking and driving. Contact me to help guide you through this process.
  • Domestic Violence Lawyer

    Been involved in a physical confrontation with your wife/husband or boyfriend/girlfriend resulting in the accused being transported to jail. Hire someone who knows the system. Call Raymond G. Gomez to discuss. 760-639-0187.
  • Personal Injury Lawyer

    Contact me if you are a victim of personal injury or have been charged with a personal injury arrest.
  • Suspended License

    How important is your driver’s license? Could you work without it? Could you ever survive in So. California if you were not permitted to drive? Contact me to help guide you through this process.
  • Auto Accidents

    Victim or at Fault? Contact me to help guide you through the process.
  • Traffic Citations

    Citations are not something you can ignore. Contact me to help guide you through the process.
  • Criminal Conduct

    Been arrested? Been charged with criminal conduct? What is your future worth? Contact Raymond G. Gomez to help guide you through this process.
  • Senior Citizen Driving Privileges

    Are you concerned about DMV taking away your license? Has your doctor expressed concern about your ability to drive? Are you willing to surrender your right to drive? I can help.


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Mr. Gomez is an excellent criminal defense attorney with over 40 years experience and one who knows the system.
- Dawn K

Vista DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyer

Handling the most difficult DUI, personal injury, domestic violence, restraining orders, arrests and criminal cases in Vista and San Diego County, Mr. Gomez is considered one of the "EElite" criminal defense lawyers in North County, San Diego.  With over 40+ years of legal experience, Mr. Gomez has the right amount of skill, contacts, and ability to provide you with the highest quality criminal defense & civil legal representation. From traffic violations, auto accidents, DUI, personal injury, domestic violence, business & corporate litigation, to murder cases, he has done it all. If you desire the best possible representation, consider credentials and reputation, then contact Mr. Gomez.

  • Admission: Admitted in 1971, California
  • Law School Attended: University of San Diego, J.D.
  • University Attended: St. Mary’s College of California, B.A.

Associations & Memberships
  • All California Superior Courts
  • Southern District Federal Court
  • Central District Federal Court
  • Ford Foundation: 3 1/2 years senior staff attorney Defender’s, Inc.
  • American Bar Assoc.: 30 years membership
  • Martindale-Hubble National Rating Service: AV Rated “Preeminent” – top 10%
  • American Inns of Court: Master, Oliver Wendell Holmes Chapter
  • North County Court Rating: Highest rating as a category 5 attorney
  • North County Bar Assoc.: Lecturer on numerous criminal related matters
  • North County Bar Assoc.: Presenter for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
  • North County Bar Assoc.: Chairman, Criminal Law Section (2008-2017)
  • North County Superior Court Mediator/Judge ProTem
  • North County Superior Court Settlement Panel Member
  • California State Bar: Ethics Hearing Officer
  • North County Bar Assoc. Magazine Profile, July 2010

  • Top San Diego Attorneys 2012-2018 (San Diego Magazine)
  • North County Bar "Lifetime Achievement Award" (2018)

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440 S. Melrose Drive, Ste. 260
Vista, CA 92081
United States

Business Hours

Mon:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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