There are few criminal charges more common than Driving Under the Influence, or DUI. Every day throughout California and Nevada, individuals are pulled over and arrested for DUI. For many if not most of those who find themselves facing DUI charges, it is the first time they have encountered a police officer, the inside of a jail cell, or a courtroom. The unknowns of the justice system can be frightening, as can the potential consequences: jail time, fines, the loss of driving privileges that can affect your ability to make a living, higher insurance premiums, and a blemish on your reputation.
If you’ve been arrested for DUI, contacting an attorney at the earliest possible opportunity should be a top priority. From the moment you are pulled over, the police have ample opportunity to make mistakes or overstep their bounds; actions that can mean the difference between a conviction and the end of your ordeal. Challenges to the stop, the breath, blood or other testing, the arrest, and other aspects of your case all demand a comprehensive knowledge of the complex procedural and evidentiary rules that are involved in DUI prosecutions. The sooner you retain an experienced DUI defense lawyer, the sooner they can begin to examine every aspect of your arrest and attack the weaknesses in the prosecution’s case.
The defense of alcohol-related offenses requires experience, judgment, and aggressive advocacy. As a former prosecutor, I have valuable insight into how to successfully challenge the prosecution at every opportunity. I’ve prosecuted and subsequently defended thousands of criminal cases; I know the strategies that work, and I know how to win. I also know how to work with prosecutors when appropriate to negotiate plea agreements or other arrangements that can reduce or eliminate the penalties that can follow a DUI conviction. Whatever the circumstances surrounding your DUI, I will develop a strategy tailored to your specific situation and fight aggressively to give you the best chance of overcoming the charges.
Given what’s at stake, you don’t want to take chances with your future and try to handle matters on your own. Whether this is your first offense or your fifth, you need a skilled DUI attorney at your side.