Law Offices of William M. Aron

Criminal Defense, DUI and Trial Lawyer William M. Aron Serving Santa Barbara, San Luis Obipso and Ventura

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Firm Overview

Our mission is simple - extremely satisfied clients. We understand that addressing a legal issue can be a stressful and anxious time. We partner with you so that when your case is over, you'll feel that retaining our firm was the easiest decision you've ever made.

At the Law Offices of William M. Aron we take a client-centered approach in all that we do. We understand that each client has his or her own unique set of circumstances and needs. We take our role as counselor at law very seriously and are prepared and equipped to serve as zealous advocates.

As a former Deputy District Attorney and after litigating on behalf of and against some of the largest law firms in the world, Mr. Aron and his team have ammassed substantial legal experience in both the criminal and civil law arenas - making us a formidable opponent in almost any context.

No matter what your legal concern, our goal is to make the process as painless as possible, while obtaining the optimal outcome.

While no attorney can guarantee a specific result, we promise to communicate with you throughout your case, addressing your issues and concerns along the way. Our clients are involved in all important decision making to the extent you feel comfortable.

Call or visit the Law Offices of William M. Aron to discuss your objectives. This free, quick, and no-obligation legal consultation will help us know how we can help you. Call us in Santa Barbara at 805-618-1768 and schedule an appointment to visit us at 15 West Carrillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Call us in San Luis Obipso at 805-544-4529 and schedule an appointment to visit us at 505 Higuera Street, San Luis Obipso, CA 93401.
Main Office

Main Office
15 West Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara  CA  93101

Phone
  • 805-618-1768
Fax
  • 805-618-1580
Criminal Defense
Santa Barbara Criminal Lawyer
We understand that being charged with a DUI or other crime and needing to search for a criminal defense lawyer in Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo can be a very stressful and anxious time. Accordingly, we do all that we can to make the process smoother and to achieve the optimal outcome. Led by a former California Deputy District Attorney and Professor of Criminal Law, the Law Offices of William M. Aron have the necessary experience and expertise to ensure that you receive the best criminal defense attorney possible. While you're always welcome to attend court with us, we normally file motions to exclude your presence at court, so that you experience minimal disruption in your daily life while your case is pending. Below, you will find some substantive information about DUIs as well as a list of many common California crimes that we can assist with as your Santa Barbara / San Luis Obispo DUI or criminal defense attorney.

Criminal Defense Practice Areas:

Domestic Violence
Drugs
Expungement
Felony
Marijuana
Misdemeanor
Probation Violation
DUI and DWI
Santa Barbara DUI Attorney - San Luis Obispo DUI Lawyer
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI, DWI, DRUNK DRIVING)

WE ARE not a typical Santa Barbara DUI defense law firm. We pride ourselves in creating unique solutions to complex problems such as DUI arrest (driving under the influence) and DWI arrest (driving while intoxicated). The most common DUI charges are Vehicle Code Section 23152(a) and Vehicle Code Section 23152(b). There are many DUI and DWI defenses that can lead to the dismissal of the charges against you or conviction of a lesser charge. You must request a DMV hearing with the DMV within 10 days of your California DUI arrest or you will lose your right to a hearing and your license will automatically go into suspension after 30 days. Fighting a DUI case usually always makes more sense than just pleading guilty. If you hire us, we can schedule the hearing further out and sometimes we can influence what DMV hearing officer gets assigned to your DUI case.

WE ARE founded by a former DUI prosecutor who has prosecuted and defended hundreds of DUI cases, including substantial DUI jury trial experience. William M. Aron is a law graduate from the Duke University School of Law. His formal education includes dispute resolution research and negotiation. Before Mr. Aron entered his private practice, he served as a Deputy District Attorney where he honed his jury trial skills while prosecuting hundreds of criminal cases. During his private practice, he served as a visiting professor of law through the University of Virginia's Semester at Sea Program and he has been featured as a lecturer with the San Diego Association of Realtors.

WE ARE local. As a Santa Barbara DUI defense lawyer we know the local courts and customs. Each county and courthouse has its own way of handling DUI arrests. Our Santa Barbara dui defense lawyers have developed trusting relationships with prosecutors, judges, court staff and probation officers in Santa Barbara. We know how things work in the courtrooms and the most effective way to get your case handled. Mr. Aron is a Central coast native and is very active in the community. He is currently serving on the board of directors of Life, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides resources and education for at-risk youth. Our DUI and DMV practice is limited to Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties.

WE ARE proactive in Santa Barbara DUI defense. We believe that an excellent DUI defense requires the DUI attorney to begin a dialogue with the District Attorney’s Office before charges have been filed. There are some Santa Barbara DUI defense lawyers that will take a "wait and see" approach with your case. They will wait until they receive police reports before investigating and working on your case. However, we believe there is no time to waste. We will begin our defense immediately by locating favorable defense witnesses and evidence, obtaining surveillance tapes and doing background checks on prosecution witnesses. Your Santa Barbara DUI attorney can most likely attend all the DUI court proceedings on your behalf.

WE ARE advocates of communication and education. All of our DUI clients have consistent and personal contact with their DUI defense attorney throughout the life of their DUI case and beyond. We know that dealing with criminal charges can be traumatizing and nothing makes the stress worse than the inability to reach your Santa Barbara DUI Defense Attorney.

YOU ARE welcome to look around our website and we hope that some of the DUI and DMV information proves helpful. Feel free to email or call us for a Free Consultation if you would like to discuss your Santa Barbara, Ventura, or San Luis Obispo DUI/ DWI (driving while intoxicated) arrest. We look forward to working with you.

William M. Aron

Our firm is managed by William M. Aron with associations to some of California's most esteemed attorneys.

William M. Aron is a law graduate from the Duke University School of Law and an active member of the California State Bar Association. While at Duke University, Mr. Aron also earned an M.A. in Psychology, authoring a paper examining the efficacy of polygraph examinations in a criminal law context. His formal education also includes negotiation and dispute resolution research as a visiting scholar at Bond University in Sydney, Australia and Cambridge University in Cambridge, England.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Aron served as a Deputy District Attorney in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he honed his jury trial skills in the process of prosecuting hundreds of criminal cases. While in private practice, he served as a visiting professor of law through the University of Virginia's Semester at Sea Program and has been featured as a lecturer with the San Diego Association of Realtors. In addition to his own law practice, Mr. Aron has provided litigation consulting services to some of the largest law firms in the United States.

Mr. Aron is a Central Coast native and is active in the community. He currently serves on the board of directors of Life, Inc., a non-profit organization which seeks to provide resources and education for at-risk youth.



MEMBERSHIPS:

State Bar of California, Member
Santa Barbara County Bar Association, Member
San Luis Obispo County Bar Association, Member
California Department of Real Estate, Broker


EDUCATION:

Duke University School of Law, Juris Doctor
Duke University Graduate School, Master of Arts, Psychology
University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., High Honors
License
  • Bar Number: 234408
    California , 2004
Education
  • Duke University School of Law
    Juris Doctor
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