Andrew M Jennings Attorney at Law
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Andrew M Jennings Attorney at Law
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805-688-9217
criminal attorney serving santa maria ca Andrew Jennings

Criminal Defense Attorney
Santa Maria, CA

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Criminal Defense attorney

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from misdemeanors to felonies

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DUI: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE
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What People are Saying About Andrew Jennings

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WHY ME?

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legal community knowledge

Why should you care how familiar I am with the legal community?  What's it in for you?

The answer is this: greatly higher odds that you will receive the best outcome possible for your case.

I can better anticipate what may happen in a case because I interact so often with those directly involved in your case: District Attorneys, clerks, court interpreters, and judges.

The courthouses I know best are the Santa Maria and Lompoc courthouses, but I also work with the courthouses in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara.

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experience

You can rest assured that you are in expert hands: I have handled over 5,000 cases in my career.

Although I cannot guarantee or control the outcome of a case, the majority of my clients' cases resulted in favorable outcomes or reduced charges.

Law is in my blood. My father, retired Judge James B. Jennings, exposed me to the world of law from a young age.

It was my father’s example and my desire to help people in difficult situations that drove me to become the lawyer I am today.

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great communication

I make sure you understand the allegations and all the moving parts so you can make an informed decision.

If there’s an aspect of your case that confuses you, I am skilled at breaking down the criminal justice system to make it easy to digest.

I take the time needed to listen and really understand your situation.

Throughout the legal process, I give you continual updates to keep you informed.

It’s easy to reach me when you have any questions.

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YOU-CENTERED APPROACH

You are in control: Whether we seek reduced or no charges is up to you.

When I work with you, you will quickly see how invested I am in you as a real, live, human being.

It brings me a lot of pleasure to defend individuals during this very stressful time in their life.

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honest character

In order for you to be fully informed about the allegations and moving parts of the case, I tell you the truth in a kind yet straightforward manner.

I don’t beat around the bush.

My honesty and transparency are crucial to helping you achieve the best outcome possible.

THE PROCESS AND PRICING

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PHONE CALL

We have a no-obligation, confidential, free phone call to determine how best I can help you.

Don’t worry, I won’t try to pressure you into anything.  At this stage, we typically schedule an in-person consultation.

The consultation is usually free.  Otherwise, I will tell you the consultation fee, and allow you to decide whether you’d like to proceed and pay.

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I Defend You

If you decide to use my legal services, I walk confidently with you every step of the way.

To that end, I work hard to get you the best possible outcome: charges dismissed or reduced as much as possible.

I will keep you up to date on all relevant legal matters.

Should you have any questions outside of court, I am just a phone call away.

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CONSULTATION AND PRICING

During the in-person consultation, we discuss your case, goals, different legal paths for you to achieve the best possible outcome and budget.

My pricing is an honest and transparent flat fee.

Depending on the case, if there are other fees, I will make you aware of them before you decide to commit to anything.

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CASE CLOSED

When the case is over, we meet to discuss your next steps.

Anything other than cleared charges often, but not always, results in alternative sentencing - without jail time and without affecting your record.

Electronic monitoring, work release, and therapy (e.g. Alcoholics Anonymous) are the typical forms of alternative sentencing.

HONORS AND AWARDS

STATE BAR MEMBER

NORTHERN SB COUNTY
BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBER

SANTA BARBARA
DEFENDERS MEMBER

RISING STAR LAWYER

Rated by Super Lawyers Rising Stars Andrew M. Jennings SuperLawyers.com

PUBLIC DEFENDERS TRIAL
WARRIOR OF THE YEAR 2017

RATED BY SUPER LAWYERS

Rated by Super Lawyers 2021 visit SuperLawyers.com

named best dui lawyers in santa maria 2022

Expertise.com best DUI Lawyers in Santa Maria 2022 award

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SLO Defenders

NOTABLE CLIENT SUCCESS STORIES

*THE SUCCESS STORIES BELOW ARE NOT A GUARANTEE, WARRANTY, OR PREDICTION THAT YOUR CHARGES WILL BE DISMISSED OR REDUCED

  • Dismissed Charges

    My client’s DUI charges in Santa Maria were dismissed after finding the difficult witness. The difficult witness testified my client was not driving (2020).
  • Reduced Charges

    My client’s charges were reduced to probation, although previously charged with a serious crime. This was a very serious felony DUI in Santa Maria. It involved great bodily injuy allegations and broken bones. I did this by showing mitigation through investigation (2021).
  • Dismissed Charges

    Upon finding surveillance indicating my client did not commit battery, my client’s domestic violence charges were dismissed (2020).
  • Reduced Charges

    One of my clients committed a third time DUI in Santa Maria that involved injury, fleeing the scene, and all this while on probation for a second DUI. My efforts helped convince the district attorney to agree to the reduced charge of house arrest for my client (2021).
  • Dismissed Charges

    Although my client had a strike prior, they were not found guilty of extortion with a gang enhancement. The dismissed charges would have been severe: 19 years to life (2018).
  • Reduced Charges

    During the jury trial, my client facing criminal charges was found not guilty of attempted kidnapping. The charges were reduced to simple assault and credit for time served (2017).
  • Dismissed Charges

    My client’s domestic violence charges were dismissed by the district attorney when I exposed the weaknesses in the defense investigation (2020).
  • Reduced Charges

    Of the three charges leveled against my client, my efforts contributed to two domestic violence charges being dropped (2015).
  • Dismissed Charges

    On the eve of the trial, my client’s charges of sexual assault against a minor were dismissed by the district attorney (2018).
  • Dismissed Charges

    My client faced multiple counts of battery - not just against one person, but multiple people. With my representation, the client was found not guilty of those counts (2014).
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