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Thomas Vinson Nash

Thomas Vinson Nash

The DUI Guy
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence
  • California
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Tom Nash, widely known as "The DUI Guy" has been trying and winning DUI cases for over 30 years in Monterey County. Past President of the Monterey County Trial Lawyers Association, featured as a contributor to the authoritative California Book, "California Drunk Driving Law" and a long time member of California DUI Lawyers Association, as well as the National College of Drunk Driving Defense, NACDL, CACJ, and other California and National criminal defense organizations, Tom is the lawyer other lawyers turn to for advice on the defense of Driving Under the Influence charges in Monterey County.

Practice Areas
  • DUI & DWI

  • Criminal Law

    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes

  • Domestic Violence

    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Federal Circuit
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Professional Experience
The Law Offices of Thomas Vinson Nash
Distinguished Service
Sixth District Appellate Program
Recognition for more than 10 years as board representative from Monterey County Bar Association
Professional Associations
National College of Drunk Driving Defense
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
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Monterey County Trial Lawyers Association
Past President
- Current
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- Current
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State Bar of California  # 112734
- Current
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Administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Websites & Blogs
Attorney Tom Nash
Legal Answers
7 Questions Answered

Q. What is Max prison time if convicted of a drunk driving w/ great bodily harm charge?
A: Two three or four years in prison for DUI with injury and an additional three to six years in prison for great bodily injury. Also fines and license suspension issues.
Q. A person is drinking and accidentally hits another person and puts that person in a coma, what are the charges?
A: Most likely felony drunk driving with great bodily injury.
Q. What is a hung jury in ca.
A: In California a jury of 12 people must render a unanimous verdict to convict someone of a crime. If the 12 people cannot reach a unanimous decision, it is a 'hung' jury, resulting in a mistrial. The prosecution can refile the charges and prosecute again or attempt to negotiate a 'plea bargain' for a lesser charge.
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Contact & Map
Law Officesof Thomas V Nash
PO Box R-1
Heather Glen Ct., #4, NW Mission & 8th Ave.
Carmel by the Sea, CA 93921
Telephone: (831) 624-5000
Fax: (831) 624-9102
Telephone: (831) 424-9900