John Carlson recently received advanced level training, from the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, on how to analyze Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) cases. John received training on the systematic and standardized 12-step procedure that Drug Recognition Experts are required to follow when conducting a Drug Recognition Expert Evaluation on a suspect. The 12-step procedure is commonly not followed by Drug Recognition Experts and this results in inaccurate opinions formed by law enforcement “experts” and people being wrongfully prosecuted for DUI.
The American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys has compiled information from Judges, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors (the Top DUI Prosecutors in each State), DUI Prosecutors, current Law Enforcement Officers, former Law Enforcement Officers, and DUI Defense Attorneys to determine exactly what skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies win the most DUI cases at trial and are also used to get DUI cases successfully resolved for the defense prior to trial.
When people need a DUI Attorney, the biggest challenge is knowing whether or not an attorney truly has the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win DUI cases. Countless attorneys handle DUI cases. But, only a very small percentage have the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win DUI cases.
Members of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys have received advanced level training on the strategies that win the most DUI cases at trial and are also used to get DUI cases successfully resolved for the defense prior to trial. Members of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys also have access to the resources and tools that are used to win and successfully resolve DUI cases and these are resources and tools that only a very small percentage of DUI attorneys have access to and use.
Attorney John B. Carlson has been practicing law in Erie and the surrounding area for nearly 20 years. During this time, he has defended thousands of citizens charged with DUI.
While much of Attorney Carlson’s practice involves DUI defense, Attorney Carlson also handles cases ranging from minor summary offenses to the most serious felony charges, including murder.
Having been on the winning side of some of Erie County’s most highly publicized cases, his successes have been reported on TV, in newspapers and over the internet.
In addition to his success in the courtroom, Attorney Carlson is also recognized for his hard work and experienced plea bargaining skills.
While most cases can be amicably resolved before going to court, if a trial is the only way to vindicate his clients’ rights, Attorney Carlson is recognized as a lawyer who is not afraid to try cases. As demonstrated by his trial successes, his aggressive efforts and attention to detail have resulted in many wrongfully accused citizens being rightfully acquitted.
To achieve success in the cases he handles, Attorney Carlson utilizes a unique combination of personal and professional skills. His training includes not only his college and law school studies, but an ongoing study of the ever-changing criminal laws. Each year, he takes part in extensive legal-education courses often exceeding the requirements of the State Board. Furthermore, beyond his professional education, Attorney Carlson knows how to listen, investigate, prepare, and then articulate his client’s case with the skill necessary to bring about successful results.
In a field that demands up-to-date knowledge, sound judgment, attention to detail, skilled presentation and inexhaustible energy, these characteristics personify Attorney John Carlson.
1988-1992 Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania
- Bachelors of Science in Finance
- Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Juris Doctor
- (June-August) Internship at the Erie County District Attorney’s Office
- District Attorney William Cunningham
1995-1197 Associate with the Law Office of Elliot J. Segel, Erie, Pennsylvania
1997-Present The Law Office of John B. Carlson, Erie, Pennsylvania
- Carlson represents clients in Erie County and throughout western and central Pennsylvania
- American Bar Association
1997-1999 American Bar Association Solo Practice and
1997-1999 American Bar Association Law Practice Management Section
1997-Present Pennsylvania Bar Association
1997-Present Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly PA Trial Lawyers Assoc.)
2002-Present Pennsylvania Association for Justice Auto Law Section
1998-Present Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
1995-Present Erie County Bar Association
1995-Present Erie County Bar Association Criminal Law Committee
To learn more about the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, please visit https://www.aapda.org/
Information in this news release is the opinion of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys (AAPDA), and the use of the AAPDA logo, is the opinion of AAPDA that members have met AAPDA’s proprietary selection criteria. AAPDA does not guarantee or imply the competence level of any attorney, whether or not they are a member of AAPDA. When hiring an attorney, a person should personally contact the attorney and confirm the attorney’s skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, strategies and other credentials. Any decision to hire an attorney should be based on a person’s satisfaction, after contacting the attorney, that the attorney hired is who they feel comfortable with and want to represent them. The specific outcome of each DUI case cannot be anticipated or guaranteed by AAPDA, or anyone else, as many factors can affect the outcome of each individual case.
American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
PO Box 1055
Middleton, ID 83644