Mr. Sloan graduated from prestigious Pepperdine University in Malibu, California (pictured above) with a Juris Doctorate Degree and Certificate in Dispute Resolution. While it takes most law students three years to graduate from law school, Mr. Sloan worked diligently in order to earn his Juris Doctorate Degree and a separate Certificate in Dispute Resolution in 2 1/2 years.
That diligent work ethic has transferred to his representation of 2,100+ clients on DUI and other vehicular-related offenses.
Mr. Sloan has spent the last 11+ years focusing his attention on DUI representation. He has done more than 70 felony trials, and has earned numerous favorable results for his clients, including Not Guilty verdicts, dismissal of cases, and beneficial plea agreements.
He has written numerous published articles, created legal guides and charts used by attorneys throughout Arizona, trained 1,000+ attorneys on DUI representation at statewide seminars, and has received numerous awards and accolades from legal associations and publications. He is rated 10 out of 10 on AVvo.com; rated 4.9 out of 5.0 on Martindale-Hubbell; and was awarded the 2013 Southwest Rising Star Award by SuperLawyers.
Mr. Sloan is an outside-the-box thinker, and loves to come up with creative defenses. In past trials, Mr. Sloan created the defense of DUI Entrapment; successfully arguing that his client’s sworn testimony was more believable than a Phoenix Lieutenant’s sworn testimony; and has continually argued that the jury verdict forms — allowing the jury to decide whether the defendant was “Guilty” or “Not Guilty” — violates the Constitutional Right of being “Innocent Until Proven Guilty,” as it focuses the jury’s attention on whether they believe the defendant “did it” or not, rather than whether the prosecutor has proven their case beyond a reasonable doubt. Mr. Sloan also successfully argued that under the new Daubert Scientific Standard, retrograding a Blood Alcohol Content outside of two hours of driving, to within two hours of driving, is scientifically unreliable, and should result in the Blood Test Results being completely suppressed. This was a huge win for the DUI Defense community.
Mr. Sloan has also attended numerous seminars – both in-state and out-of-state – to keep up to date on the latest in DUI representation trends. He is the creator and sole contributor to www.MCDUI.com, which provides attorneys, and the public at large, with up-to-date information on the latest case law and news on DUI and vehicular-related issues.