Cody is a native of the central coast for over 25 years. Few people can say they grew up and went to high school in the same area in which they practice law. This gives Cody a unique understanding of the area; he knows the cities, he knows the communities, he knows the people.

Cody’s will tell you his career began when he lived in Brazil for 2 years providing voluntary services as a missionary, which made him acutely aware of the social, political and legal difficulties other people face and have to overcome.

Upon returning to the United States, Cody earned a degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, in global and international studies focusing on the cultural and social migration patterns of people. With a strong desire to help and defend people, Cody then earned a Juris Doctor degree in law and became an attorney.

Cody is uniquely suited to help and defend his clients, as he speaks fluent Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.

Drawing on his experiences in Brazil, Cody taught immigration and naturalization at Allan Hancock College to help people immigrate to this country and build a life here.

As a criminal defense attorney, Cody worked for the Santa Barbara County Public Defender’s Office, handling an extremely complex case load that included domestic violence, drugs-related issues, DUIs, theft, burglary, sex crimes, etc.

As an arraignment deputy, Cody handled the Prop 36 drug calendar working closely with rehabilitative service providers and probation officers, and managed a child support contempt calendar. Cody also defends many people in federal court, whose crimes have resulted in federal charges causing them to be placed in removal proceedings and in federal custody.

Of all his accomplishments, the one Cody is most proud of and upon which he places the highest importance, is his family, his marriage to his wife of 13 years and his 4 children.

Firm: Central Coast Criminal Defense
Address: 301 South Miller Street #208
City: Santa Maria State: CA Zip: 93454
Office: 805-621-7181
Practice: Criminal Defense, DUI Defense, Immigration
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