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Peter Depew

Peter Depew

US Army veteran - Pepperdine Law graduate - Clerk to the Supreme Court of Rwanda
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence ...
  • California
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Summary

Peter Depew is a veteran of the United States Army, a graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law, and a former clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Rwanda. He enjoys all things involving the Pacific Ocean.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Military Law
  • Civil Rights
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
The Law Office of Peter Depew
Current
Education
Pepperdine University School of Law
J.D.
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Awards
Excellence for the Future Award
CALI
Excellence in Animal Law
Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 294298
Member
Current
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United States District Court for the Central District of California
Member
Current
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San Luis Obispo County Employees Association
Legal Services Attorney
- Current
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Surfrider Foundation
Surfrider Legal Issues Team Attorney
- Current
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Beverly Hills Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Critical Discourse Analysis of Media Coverage of Grand Theft Auto
California State University Press
Speaking Engagements
Findings of COMESA and US Department of Commerce , Judicial Conference on Intellectual Property , Kigali, Rwanda
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
Certifications
Judge
United States Olympic Committee: USA Boxing
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Law Office of Peter Depew - Homepage
Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered

Q. Do cops go looking for you at your brothers job if you have an arrest warrant for domestic violence
A: Yes, it is possible for police to speak with relatives at their place of employment to try and obtain the location of an individual. It is also possible to check if a person has an active arrest warrant. I recommend having an attorney call the Records Department at the Sheriff's Office in the county where the warrant most likely originated.
Q. I have a warrant for failing to go to prop 36 drug classes. This was in 2007. Now its 2019 what is my legaal status
A: Generally a misdemeanor warrant can be recalled by an attorney without the client needing to be personally present in court. But once the warrant is recalled, a probation violation hearing will likely commence. Unfortunately, failure to report violations are difficult to beat, though certainly not impossible. You do have some major factors in your favor. If twelve years have passed with no negative contact with law enforcement, it might be possible to negotiate a no-jail outcome with terms that are less demanding that Prop 36 probation. But because this is a post-conviction probation violation that is not purely a failed drug test, the judge will have a lot of discretion on how to sentence.
Q. Ex said I beat her up wed when she went to hospital Friday . Police came to house Thursday no problem .
A: The most bedrock piece of advice any criminal defense attorney can give is not to speak with the police. If the police attempt to contact you, it is usually a good idea to tell them that you do not wish to answer any questions or that you do not wish to answer any questions without an attorney.
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1119 Palm St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Telephone: (805) 295-6856