As a Police Officer, Mr. Wilfert worked the streets for years responding to calls and investigating hundreds if not thousands of criminal matters ranging from DUIs to more serious crimes against people.
He was directly responsible for numerous substantial arrests and received many commendations for his work. During this period of time he was trained and recognized as a Drug Recognition Expert, the highest level of training related to narcotic impairment investigation.
After graduating from the University of California at Los Angeles, Mr. Wilfert attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles where he received extensive training in Criminal Law and Trial Advocacy.
Also during this period, Mr. Wilfert was granted the opportunity to be part of an internship with the Forensic Science/ Cold Case Homicide Unit of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office where he learned firsthand from experienced investigators and prosecutors at that office.
During his career that has followed, Mr. Wilfert eventually became a Deputy District Attorney with the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. While there, he spent a substantial amount of time in court prosecuting a large caseload.
He also engaged in extensive law and motion practice and negotiated a considerable number of plea agreements. During this portion of Mr. Wilfert’s career, he received various awards from the Ventura County District Attorney for his trial skills.