Leo G. Barone, Jr. recently received advanced level training, from the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, on how to use Mental Illnesses to Win DUI Alcohol and/or Drug Cases. Leo received training on how, unfortunately, drivers who suffer from mental illness(es) will be misdiagnosed by the arresting officer and wrongfully arrested for DUI alcohol and/or drugs. Officers are specifically trained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that individuals with mental illness may exhibit signs and symptoms very similar to those of an individual impaired by drugs and/or alcohol. Officers are also trained that these individuals may also be experiencing coexisting conditions of mental illness with drug impairment. Because officers rarely ask a driver, during a DUI investigation, if they suffer from mental illness, it is critical for an attorney to ask each and every client this question.
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.
Leo graduated from Red Bluff High School and was selected to Who’s Who Among American High School Students. Leo attended Shasta College in Redding, CA and received an AA degree in the Administration of Justice.
Leo was employed in law enforcement for over 18 years with one year at the Yreka (California) Police Department and the balance with the Tehama County (California) Sheriff’s Department. Leo served as a detective with Tehama County investigating major crimes and as a patrol sergeant.
During the last four years of employment with the sheriff’s department Leo attended law school at night. Leo graduated with the third highest GPA in his class from Cal Northern School of Law in Chico, CA in June 1994 and passed the California State Bar exam on his first attempt the following July.
Leo worked as a prosecutor for 5 years and the balance of his 20 years of law practice has been in criminal defense. Leo is licensed to practice in the State of California, before the United States District Court in the Eastern District of California, and before the United States Supreme Court.
Leo has been a member of numerous professional organizations, both past and present, including the following:
California Sexual Assault Investigator’s Association
California Narcotic Officer’s Association
California Public Defender’s Association
California District Attorney’s Association
California DUI Lawyer’s Association
Leo has been married for 32 years, has one married adult son and a beautiful granddaughter.
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.
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