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Craig Sturm

Craig Sturm


Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI Lawyer
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Law office of Craig Sturm
Los Angeles, CA

About Craig Sturm

Attorney Biography

Specialties

Craig Sturm is a DUI specialist and instructor in SFST and breath machine used at arrest. He is certified to operate and analyze all breath and blood machines used in LA and Orange counties. Some types of criminal cases don't demand specialized knowledge. Certain types, such as DUI cases, do. Although, DUIs have become the number one crime in the United States, it has become an extremely complex area of the law. Some DUI cases are even more difficult than handling murder cases because of the lower burden of proof. In a murder case, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty. In a DUI case, the defendant is assumed guilty based on their blood or breath tests. A complete defense requires command of principles of chemistry, biology and physics, and familiarity with hundreds of scientific studies.

History

Established in 2002.

While attending law school, Sturm started off as a law clerk at the Los Angeles County Public Defender's office. The minute he walked through the doors into a courtroom, he realized, criminal defense was the only thing he wanted to do. Right out of law school, he was lucky enough to be offered an attorney position at the LA County Public Defender's office. Sturm gained irreplaceable trial experience during his 5 years working as a Public Defender. Sturm then went on to managing one of the largest Criminal Defense firms in the State of California as a Senior Trial Attorney. In 2009, Craig Sturm opened his private practice, Sturm Law. Stum has always been on the defense side and he's proud of it!

"I distinguish myself from the majority of other attorneys handling DUI cases by further focusing my practice on continually learning the best and most effective ways to beat the government's vast array of scientific evidence. I seek out and travel to numerous hard to find, out-of-state, multi-day seminars and training focused on how to beat the government's scientific evidence on a monthly basis. Furthermore, I have become an instructor myself furthering my knowledge by teaching others. I pride myself in mastering my field and educating those whom I come in contact with. Most of the people I defend are by large good people. They are professional people with good values and are often extraordinary citizens who make positive contribution for the good of society. People make mistakes, my goal is to help all my client move past that."


Practice Areas

 
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving (50%)
 
Criminal Defense (50%)

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Bar Licenses

California State Bar
California
Member in Good Standing
2002

Work Experience

Law office of Craig Sturm
Trial Attorney- Criminal Defense
2009

Managing Attorney at Kavinoky Law Firm
20072009

Public Defender at Public Defender's Office
20022007

Law Clerk at Los Angeles County Superior Courts
20012002

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Education

Axion Lab/American Chemical Society
Gas Chromatography VII
2012

Glendale University College of Law
JD - Juris Doctor
2000

Santa Monica College
Associates Arts Degree
1996

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Associations

California DUI Lawyers Association
Member
California DUI Lawyers Association

DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Founding Member
DUI Defense Lawyers Association

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Member
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

National College for DUI Defense
General Member
National College for DUI Defense

Member
National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100
2014

Founding Member
DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA)
2014

Member
American Trial lawyers assoc. Top 100 trial Lawyers
2012

Member
National Advocacy for DUI Defense
2012

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Awards & Recognitions

California DUI Lawyers Association
Annual Fast Eddie Kuwatch
California DUI Lawyers Association
2014

Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
Annual CCDB DUI
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
2014

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Speaker
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
2014

American Chemical Society
Gas Chromatography Hands-On Lab Training
American Chemical Society
2012

Top Contributor 2015
AVVO
2015

Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
2014

Top Contributor
AVVO
2014

Top Lawyer in California
American Lawyers Media
2014

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Craig Sturm
Law office of Craig Sturm
1010 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1415
Los Angeles, CA 90017
www.windui.com
Office: 310-922-4925
Office: 213-995-4559
Fax: 310-854-4436

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Bar Membership Information

California Bar Membership -

Craig Sturm - Profile information with the State Bar of California - Find more information about Craig Sturm on the State Bar of California website, including: current status, actions affecting eligibility to practice law and disciplinary history.


Nonprofit Organizations

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice -

CACJ works to preserve due process and defend the rights of the accused while providing quality continuing legal education courses to criminal defense lawyers in the State of California.


National College for DUI Defense, Inc. -

The NCDD is the largest non-profit, professional organization of criminal defense attorneys focused specifically on defending DUI / DWI and drunk driving related criminal charges throughout the United States and Canada.


California DUI Lawyers Association -

CDLA works to promote a fair criminal justice system and protect the rights of the accused while providing support and education to lawyers focused on DUI defense in California.


DUI Defense Lawyers Association -

The DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Inc. (DUIDLA) was founded in 2014 by a group of 27 charter members. The group prides itself on the quality of its Spring and Fall CLE seminars which help train hundreds of dedicated drunk driving defense attorneys on innovative techniques for fighting these unique and complicated criminal offenses.



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