SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY & DUI LAWYER JAY FINNECY
San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney and DUI Lawyer Jay Finnecy zealously represents his client, bringing a unique blend of experience, passion and professionalism. A strong negotiator and trial advocate, Mr. Finnecy knows how to attack a case thoroughly, intelligently and to yield the best possible results for his clients. With 20 years of experience as a lawyer, Mr. Finnecy has handled hundreds of cases, with extensive experience in trials, motions and effective plea negotiations.
Mr. Finnecy started his own criminal defense practice in 2002, and has been representing Californians charged with crimes (both misdemeanor and felony) in cases including DUI, Domestic Violence, Drug Crimes, Violent Crimes, Theft Crimes, Sex Crimes, and has achieved strong results for clients. Practice Areas | Case Results
From 1995-2002, Mr. Finnecy was a Deputy District Attorney for the San Diego County District Attorney's Office, prosecuting complex felony cases, including drug cases, gang cases, and violent felony cases. He was able to see first-hand how detectives and prosecutors put together a case, and learned how to exploit those weaknesses. Additionally, Mr. Finnecy's experience is helpful when it may be needed to go "up the ladder" to achieve a favorable plea disposition. By knowing how prosecutors think and knowing who to talk to, Mr. Finnecy can achieve great results in San Diego criminal cases.
Mr. Finnecy has been a recipient of numerous awards, including: Avvo's Client's Choice Award, Top Contributor Award, and Volunteer Attorney Award from the North County San Diego Bar Associationd. Additionally, he has been selected to teach other attorneys at MCLE events, judge law school Moot Court Competitions, and served as an Associate Professor for three years, teaching subjects such as Criminal Procedure, Juvenile Law and Evidence.
A graduate of the University of California - Santa Barbara, and the University of Pittsburgh Law School. Mr. Finnecy is a member of the California DUI Lawyers Association, San Diego County Bar Association, San Diego North County Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the California Public Defenders Association.
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CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY NICHOLAS LONCAR (OF COUNSEL)
Attorney Nicholas Loncar has been defending people accused of crimes in California for years. With tremendous zeal and dedication to his clients, Nicholas has helped defendants in criminal cases achieve amazing results. Nicholas is a fierce competitor, and powerful negotiator with a sharp legal mind. He not only has a vast knowledge of California criminal law, but carefully studies the immigration consequences, career and professional licensing ramifications and other collateral consequences that can affect clients. Nicholas fights hard to achieve his clients' objectives and does not back down from a fight. Nicholas has represented people charged with robbery, burglary, homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault, possession of drugs for sale, various firearm offenses, domestic violence charges, perjury, credit card fraud, driving under the influence, grand theft, petty theft, prostitution, driving on a suspended license, criminal threats, hit and run, marijuana sales, drug possession, methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, prescription medications and more.
Working only for the defense side his entire career, Nicholas has worked for the San Diego County Alternate Public Defender in Downtown San Diego, as well as working for the Defender Association of Philadelphia and the Federal Defender in Camden, NJ, during law school. Nicholas also has experience working with both a private criminal defense firm and a private detective firm, where he assisted clients, including attorneys, with defenses based on complex investigations and forensic evidence examination. This broad experience has helped Nicholas to have a strong grasp of the scientific, personal, legal and professional aspects of criminal defense work.
Nicholas attended the prestigious College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. William & Mary is the nation's second oldest college, and boasts many famous alumni, including four United States Presidents. In college, Nicholas was an active member of the school's highly acclaimed Varsity debate team. Nicholas was also a member of the Nu Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. After College, Nicholas attended Law School at Villanova University in Pennsylvania. While at Villanova, Nicholas excelled in Trial Advocacy and Advanced Trial Advocacy, while focusing his studies on criminal law, criminal procedure, constitutional law and developing strong trial skills with real life experience in court. Nicholas won his first criminal court trial, for a client charged with criminal threats against a police officer, before even graduating from law school.
He has since continued to fight hard for clients and achieve great results at every stage and for a broad range of cases. Nicholas has handled cases ranging from DUI to homicide, including but not limited to: petty theft, grand theft, domestic violence, drug sales, weapon possession, vandalism, all the way up to more serious crimes like assault with a deadly weapon and homicide.
Some people are born for criminal defense work. Living life and seeing injustice can push others to want to fight for the rights of the accused. Both are true for Nicholas Loncar. A former boxer (trained by champions Joe Frazier, Johnny Carter and Robert "Bam Bam" Hines), Nicholas is tenacious, hardworking, aggressive and fearless. These traits have carried over into the courtroom, helping Nicholas to fight difficult cases and stand up for clients' rights. A native of Philadelphia from an immigrant family, San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyer Nicholas Loncar has worked hard his entire life. If you are facing criminal charges, contact attorney Nicholas Loncar now.
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ABOUT JAY FINNECY
Attorney Jay Finnecy is a Pennsylvania native who has made San Diego Home. Attending college in Southern California, Jay has long ties with San Diego, serving as a Deputy District Attorney and Criminal Defense Lawyer for a combined 20 years!
WHY SAN DIEGO?
San Diego is paradise. Perfect weather, palm trees, beaches, friendly people...the list goes on. Jay and Nicholas are East Coast native, but have each made California home. We proudly represent clients in Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange County and throughout Southern California.
WHY CRIMINAL LAW?
Fighting injustice and overreaching by the government is Nicholas' top priority. The freedom our founders and framers envisioned is being eroded daily. Police are trained to trick people into giving up their important rights, and our privacy and other rights suffer. Nicholas fights against a broken system day in and day out.
Attorney Nicholas Loncar is exclusively on the defense side of criminal law. As Friedrich Nietzsche once said "Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful." Nicholas' commitment to criminal defense is unquestionable and he has represented the accused in criminal proceedings for years.
Attorney Jay Finnecy has experience on both sides of the courtroom, using his intimate knowledge of the way prosecutors think to provide clients with the best defense.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN ARRESTED OR CHARGED WITH A CRIME, YOU NEED THE HELP AND ADVOCACY OF A SKILLED, PASSIONATE, AGGRESSIVE SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY. BEING ARRESTED OR FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES IN COURT IS A SCARY PROCESS, BUT WE CAN HELP LIMIT THE HARM THIS EXPERIENCE WILL HAVE ON YOUR LIFE. OUR OFFICE WILL CAREFULLY INVESTIGATE AND EXAMINE THE CHARGES AGAINST YOU AND WORK TIRELESSLY AND EFFECTIVELY FIGHTING FOR YOUR RIGHTS. WE WANT NOTHING MORE THAN TO GET YOU THE BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOME IN YOUR SAN DIEGO COUNTY CRIMINAL CASE. CALL THE LAW OFFICES OF NICHOLAS LONCAR NOW FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.