John McCurley

Attorney

John McCurley started writing criminal law articles for Nolo as a freelancer in 2015. He joined the Nolo staff as a Legal Editor in 2016.  

Education. John has a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from the University of California, San Diego, and completed law school at the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2008.

Legal training. During law school, John became interested in the criminal justice system while interning with the Prison Law Office and the San Francisco and Contra Costa County public defender’s offices. After graduating and passing the California Bar in 2008, John practiced criminal defense and juvenile dependency law, primarily doing writs and appeals.

Legal career. John is currently a member of the California State Bar and has been a certified appellate law specialist since 2017 (certification from by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization). John maintains a small private practice in San Diego (see www.mccurleylaw.com), handling mostly court-appointed juvenile dependency appeals out of various Southern California counties. He has a number published victories, including In re Juarez (2010) 182 Cal.App.4th 1316, K.F. v. Superior Court (2014) 224 Cal.App.4th 1369, People v. Hill (2015) 236 Cal.App.4th 1100 (co-counsel), and In re Bianca S. (2015) 241 Cal.App.4th 1272.


Articles By John McCurley

Delaware’s Underage DUI Laws
Delaware's zero-tolerance DUI laws that apply to drivers who under the legal drinking age
Hawaii’s Underage DUI Laws
For drivers who are under the legal drinking age, Hawaii has zero-tolerance DUI laws
Louisiana’s Underage OWI Laws
For drivers who are under the legal drinking age, Louisiana prohibits driving with a BAC of .02% or more.
Idaho’s Underage DUI Laws
In Idaho, drivers who are under the legal drinking age can get an underage DUI for operating a vehicle with a BAC of .02% or more.
Maine’s Underage OUI Laws
How Maine's OUI (operating under the influence) laws apply to drivers who have yet to reach the legal drinking age and the penalties for violations
Mississippi’s Underage OUI Laws
What is considered an underage OUI in Mississippi and the penalties you can expect.
Massachusetts’s Underage OUI Laws
What is considered an underage OUI in Massachusetts and the penalties you can expect.
Montana’s Underage DUI Laws
How an underage DUI differs from a standard DUI in Montana and the penalties you can expect.
New Hampshire’s Underage DWI Laws
How an underage DWI differs from a standard DUI in New Hampshire and the penalties you can expect.
New Mexico’s Underage DUI Laws
How an underage DUI differs from a standard DUI in New Mexico and the penalties you can expect.