Mr. Gagnon won his first trial in 1996, an acquittal on a .17% BAC DUI and has been successfully defending DUI cases ever since. His criminal defense practice quickly expanded to include homicide, rape, kidnapping, and assault with a deadly weapon, transportation of weapons, drug sales, drug distribution, etc. In 2003, Mr. Gagnon decided to narrow his practice and devote his energies to DUI Defense, creating The DUI Guys®. Currently, he devotes his entire work to DUI criminal and administrative defense, save for an occasional association with civil attorneys needing trial counsel. He has been a featured speaker at the San Diego County Bar, teaching new attorneys the basics of DUI defense. He has given presentations on alcohol and driving laws to numerous high school classes and college groups and businesses, and appeared as an expert commentator on local news broadcasts regarding DUI. Philip is a qualified instructor of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, and is a certified operator of the Intoxilyzer 8000 breath testing device.