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

If you desire the Top Vista DUI & Top San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney, consider credentials and reputation - then contact Mr. Gomez.
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Clearing Your Criminal Record

If you’ve been convicted of a crime, chances are in lieu of custody, you were placed on “probation”.

Probation is a period of time, usually 3 to 5 years, while court imposed conditions are monitored either formally by a probation officer or informally without one. ...

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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?

1. A lawyer has gone to ...

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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

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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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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
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a year ago
Ray is an outstanding attorney. He genuinely gets to know his clients and always strives for the best possible outcome. He is honest and communicates with his clients on a consistent basis. His proactive actions, attention to detail and knowledge of the law allowed for a successful outcome of our case. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing his services. Thanks Ray!
- Lynn S
a year ago
Mr. Gomez is a professional and very knowledgable. He put us at ease and exceeded all expectations. He tells it like it is and knows what he is talking about. He was very helpful and explained the process thoroughly. The best defense lawyer. Would recommend him to anyone who might need his services. Worth the money.
- L. P
a year ago
The staff is so nice. My case was dismissed very fast. Definitely worth the money!
- Jasmine W

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 "Elite" 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 South Melrose Drive Ste. 260
Vista, CA 92081

Business Hours

Mon:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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