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Edward J Southcott

Edward J Southcott

Law Office of Edward J. Southcott
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Juvenile Law ...
  • California
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Prior to opening his law practice, Edward J. Southcott worked for the San Diego Sheriff's Department for 21 years. During his career with the San Diego Sheriff's Department, Edward gained a broad range of experience in the criminal justice system. As a detective, Edward investigated all types of crimes ranging from minor infractions to murder. He was specially trained as a hate crime detective and as a vice crimes investigator. As a detective on the San Diego County Human Trafficking Taskforce, Edward gained extensive knowledge and experience in the investigation and prosecution of prostitution, pimping, pandering, commercial sexual exploitation of children, and human trafficking. Working undercover, he gained an insider's understanding of how the cases are built and prepared for prosecution. Edward draws on his education and experience when representing clients struggling with developmental disabilities, mental illness, or psychiatric conditions. These clients often require additional attention and understanding, as neither the criminal justice system nor the education system is properly equipped to address their special needs. Edward is sensitive to these special needs and experienced in addressing them. Edward worked for several years as a school resource deputy sheriff at Mount Miguel High School in the Grossmont Union High School District. He gained extensive knowledge of school attendance and discipline systems and the potential consequences they can have for students. Edward was certified in the administration of computer voice stress analysis (lie detector) as well as speed enforcement using both radar and LIDAR (laser speed determination). Edward J. Southcott IS 21 years of law enforcement experience, now in your corner!

Thomas Jefferson School of Law
J.D. (2015)
Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Distinguished Honor Roll, Dean's Scholarship Recipient
Activities: Criminal Law Society, Criminal Law Fellow
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National University
B.A. (1999) | Beharioral Science
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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Grossmont College
A.S. (1997) | Administration of Justice
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Professional Experience
Law Office of Edward J. Southcott
- Current
Criminal & DUI Defense
Detective / Deputy Sheriff
San Diego County Sheriff's Department
Professional Associations
State Bar of California  # 305701
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San Diego County Bar Association Military Law Section
Executive Board Member at Large
- Current
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San Diego County Bar Association
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Federal Circuit
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Juvenile Law
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Additional Practice Areas
  • School Discipline Defense
  • Sex Crimes
  • Drug Crimes
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Contact & Map
2247 San Diego Ave., Suite 234
San Diego, CA 92110
Telephone: (619) 504-7981