Find the Best DUI and DWI Attorneys

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    Law Offices of James Dunn

     620 Jefferson Ave
    Redwood City, California 94063
    United States

    Practice Overview:

    DUI and Criminal Defense Attorneys with offices in Redwood City, San Jose, Palo Alto and Dublin.

    Review:

    "I wanted to give James Dunn the credit he deserves. I’m a free man—no legal issues thanks to James Dunn. I’ll be forever indebted to you. Thank you for your legal service and advice your expertise and your genius. Thank you for getting me free of the entanglements I was having with the legal system."

    "If you want to WIN, this is the guy. Jim never gave up on my case and kept fighting for me even after I was ready to give up."

  • Ernst & Associates

     212 W 8th St
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
    United States

    Phone: 5135799500

    Andrea Maroney is an experienced elder law and estate planning attorney who is a member of ELG Estate Planning, a firm that focus exclusively on these areas of law. She is recognized as a top-rated attorney in elder law, and her firm is dedicated to providing quality legal services to seniors and their families. Ernst & Associates 212 W 8th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 513-579-9500 Homepage

  • Arizona DUI Lawyer

     2650 E Southern Ave
    Mesa, Arizona 85204
    United States

    Arizona DUI Lawyer, Shawn Dove, is a skilled, five star rated DUI defense attorney in Mesa who provides exceptional legal defense when you are faced with misdemeanor or felony charges for Driving Under the Influence. As a trusted DUI law office, we are committed to providing the most aggressive representation for our clients to ensure that their charges are mitigated or reduced. Getting the professional legal help you need is the first step to ensuring your freedom and your reputation.

  • Peter Canova

     1 S Church Ave Suite 1249
    Tucson, Arizona 85701
    United States

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  • The Law Office of Michael Hayes, LLC

     324 E Wisconsin Ave #1100
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
    United States

    Milwaukee Attorney for Criminal Law, OWI Drunk Driving, Traffic Defense, and CDL. Michael M. Hayes is a founding partner of a Milwaukee law firm, where he focuses his practice on criminal law, defense of OWI drunk driving, CDL, and traffic tickets. No law firm during the last 30 years has represented more drivers charged with operating under the influence than Michael Hayes, and the reason is simple: satisfied clients.

  • Kelly Moore

     305 E N Ave
    Villa Park, Illinois 60181
    United States

    Kelly is a partner at Driver Defense Team. She works side by side with retired Judge Colleen McSweeney Moore beginning in 2013. Kelly joined McSweeney Moore Law Offices after graduating cum laude from the John Marshall Law School. She attended the John Marshall Law School from 2010-2013 and she was able to complete law school in only two and a half years. Driver Defense Team 325 E North Ave., Villa Park, IL 60181 (630) 923-6800 Home

  • Derek Martin

     1625 Mannheim Rd
    Stone Park, Illinois 60165
    United States

    Derek Martin is originally from the south suburbs of Chicago. After attending Illinois State University, Derek worked for a major media company for five years before deciding to enroll in law school. Derek has since co-founded Driver Defense Team where he manages the daily operations of the firm and represents clients each day in all types of traffic defense and DUI matters. Driver Defense Team 1625 N. Mannheim Rd., Stone Park, IL 60165 (312) 940-8330 Home

  • Driver Defense Team

     53 W Jackson Blvd Ste 1605
    Chicago, Illinois 60604
    United States

    Phone: 3129408225

    Driver Defense Team is a traffic ticket defense law firm that represents clients throughout Illinois. We understand the importance of keeping your driving record clean, and we’ll work to get your charges reduced or dismissed. Our team of experienced lawyers will challenge the evidence against you and negotiate on your behalf. Driver Defense Team 53 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1401, Chicago, IL 60604 (312) 940-8225 Home

  • Connecticut Bail Bonds Group

     South Main Street
    Southington, Connecticut 06451
    United States

    A bail bond is a type of agreement between a defendant and a court. The court sets the amount of money, and the defendant agrees to pay that amount. This allows the accused to stay out of jail until the court date is set. The money will then be returned to the person who paid it. The money will vary depending on the state in the US. Email: info@connecticutbailbondsgroup.com Website: https://www.connecticut-bailbonds.com/southington-ct-bail-bonds/

  • Rensch Law Office A Professional Law Corporation

     832 St Joseph St
    Rapid City, South Dakota 57701-2778
    United States

    Servicing all of Western South Dakota If you are looking for experienced lawyers that fight for you, you have come to the right place. One of the most important decisions you will make after being arrested is the attorney you choose to represent you. Having an experienced trial lawyer by your side can make a difference. The representation you choose will impact the rest of your life, as well as that of your family. RENSCH LAW, established in 1992, is located downtown Rapid City, SD.

  • Benningfield & Associates

     1524 W Glen Ave A
    Peoria, Illinois 61614
    United States

    Benningfield & Associates is the best healthcare center for Chiropractic Peoria IL. This rehabilitation care center is committed to patients’ well-being, and their team of Peoria IL Chiropractors helps all improve their quality of life. Visit – https://benningfieldchiro.com/

  • Nova Defenders

     4010 University Dr
    Fairfax, Virginia 22030
    United States

    NOVA Defenders specialize in criminal & traffic law. We want to be the best at what we do, and this means turning away a lot of potential clients in favor of those for whom we can deliver excellent service because of our unique expertise.

  • muscalaw

     7950 NW 53rd St STE 300
    Doral, Florida 33166
    United States

    There are excellent and terrible lawyers in every field, just as doctors. In many instances, you get what you pay for, but you want representation that is of high quality in all cases. It is best to avoid hiring attorneys that offer very cheap fees. The majority of the time, the miami dui lawyer will do one of two things. He or she will either perform little or no work for you, or they will provide a cheap price. Visit here – https://www.muscalaw.com/locations/miami Contact No: (305) 203-0333

  • San Diego DUI Attorney

     750 B St #2520
    San Diego, California 92101
    United States

    For more than a quarter-century, the highly trained defense attorneys at San Diego DUI Attorney have been providing San Diego residents with exceptional criminal defense services, including many DUI cases. Over the years, our legal expertise in California DUI law, our commitment to the highest of ethical standards, and the personalized attention we give each of our clients has earned us widespread respect in the industry.

  • The Law Office of James R. Auffant

     2514 E Jackson St
    Orlando, Florida 32803
    United States

    Expert Social Security Disability Lawyer. The experienced team at the Law Office of James R. Auffant have a longstanding history of success with Social Security and Disability, representing people just like you. Located in Downtown Orlando Florida we work hands-on with you and your family to get results.

  • Idaho Legal Justice

     7253 W. Franklin St.
    Boise, Idaho 83709
    United States

    At Idaho Legal Justice, we understand the high stakes involved when facing criminal charges. You need a lawyer who will communicate with you. You need a lawyer who will work for you. You need a lawyer who will treat you with respect. Contact Idaho Legal Justice today for a free consultation.

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What does a DUI or DWI Attorney do?

Drunk driving charges often carry different vocabulary in different places. Some states call the charge a DWI (driving while intoxicated), an OVI (Operating a vehicle while intoxicated) and the most well-known, the DUI (Driving under the influence). All of these terms mean substantially the same thing, a person was stopped or apprehended while driving car when they are intoxicated or under the influence of a drug. There is much more to the charge but like any large section of the law, it's best to start at the basic level and expand from there.

When Can a Person be Arrested for DUI?

There are a couple of things that have to occur first before a person is stopped and subsequently arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.  There is plenty of information and legal standards that have to be met.

The consequence of a DUI conviction can be very severe. For instance, a simple first-time DUI charge can result in the temporary suspension of a driver's license and, depending on the circumstances, the possibility of jail-time. If a person is arrested for DUI and another driver or passenger, or pedestrian was severely injured or killed, it is possible that the DUI charge could turn into a significantly more severe charge like felony DUI or manslaughter

The most common facts known about DUIs deal with the minimum blood alcohol level (BAC), field sobriety tests and license suspension. Blood alcohol can simply be explained by it being the amount of alcohol contained in your body at any given time.

So how many drinks does it take to exceed the .08 limit? Again, the answer depends on a couple of factors. Everyone metabolizes alcohol in a different matter and with the multitude of different body sizes, so anything that tells you that you can have a certain amount of drinks before you get to the limit could be horribly wrong.

Field sobriety tests are often discussed as they are a means utilized in traffic stops by police to determine whether a person is drunk. The classic ones are walking in a straight line or reciting the alphabet forwards and backwards.  Usually some variation of the aforementioned is used. The last facet of DUI that most people are aware of is the potential penalties like temporarily having your license suspended. Quite often, if a driver is arrested for DUI, their license is then immediately suspended pending further action.

A DUI attorney, or more generally, a defense attorney can assist with every facet of the DUI charge. First, the attorney can analyze the blood alcohol information or the testing mechanism, usually a Breathalyzer, to ensure the method or test use was proper under the law.

The DUI attorney may examine whether the breathalyzer was in working condition or was calibrated accurately. Second, a DUI attorney will also make sure that the field sobriety rendered to the individual was fairly and properly conducted. For instance, there are people, who for many reasons not related to drunkenness, which may have a hard time walking in a straight line or reciting the alphabet backwards. A person’s disabilities may prevent passing these tests.

Also, an attorney can help with the suspension of a license. Often, some jurisdictions DMV hold a separate hearing to determine whether a driver’s license needs to be revoked. Having an attorney argue that the driver needs a license to go to work and carry out daily activities can be a big help.

When would l need a DUI Attorney?

You would need a DUI attorney any time you have been arrested for drunk driving or driving under the influence of a controlled substance. You have a right to have an attorney as soon as you have been arrested. You would also need an attorney if you were involved in a car accident that occurs after you have consumed alcohol as the other party is likely to claim that you were intoxicated while driving.

If you happen to be repeat offender, it is of utmost importance that you have an attorney as many jurisdictions escalate the punishment for repeat offenders. It’s important that you have a legal representation that lets you know just what your rights are and why multiple DUI’s can complicate your situation. You may have heard of situations where it’s not necessary to have an attorney if it’s your first DUI case. That’s a dangerous assumption to make. You are not likely to be treated in the same manner as a practicing DUI attorney, of whom the prosecutor has probably dealt with before.

There are also a lot of requirements and deadlines that need to be met in order to see the case through. Most people’s daily lives are already filled with many things so it may be a difficult thing to keep track of.  Keep in mind that missing a court date could severely damage your case. Moreover, when it may be time to negotiate a plea; do you really know what type of plea bargain you can ask for? It could be the difference in fines, jail time or probation, so you may want to not take any chances and speak to an attorney.

Lastly, keep in mind that it may be possible for a DUI conviction to be expunged or removed from your record one day. The process, if available, can be very specific and is not likely something you want to miss out on simply because you did not have an attorney attempt it.

Signs you need to speak to a DUI Attorney

  • You have been arrested on suspicion of DUI
  • You have severely injured a person in a car accident where you previously have had drinks
  • You have had your licensed temporarily suspended due to a DUI

How do you choose a DUI Attorney?

You will want to make sure that you find an experienced attorney, first and foremost. Criminal cases often come down to the negotiation between a prosecutor and a defense attorney. Knowledge of the prosecutor and how cases are treated in that area is going to be very important. You will want to seek out an attorney in the area that you are arrested. You will also want to make sure that this attorney has handled as many DUI cases as possible.

Determine Your Needs

This may be the most important part of the process. If you have never been arrested before and this is your first DUI charge, you could have a bit more flexibility. You may even want to go with a court appointed public defender. The public defender route is more favorable than trying to represent yourself. DUI misdemeanor cases are not simple affairs and you don’t want to make a mistake. Nevertheless, affordability may prevent you from obtaining your chosen attorney.

If you injured another or are otherwise charged with a felony DUI, you will need to seek out the best attorney you can afford as felony DUI’s carry with it a significant amount of jail time if convicted. Following the steps below will help you get as much information as you possibly can in order to make the best decision for you.

Research Online

Use the internet and use it wisely. In today’s age of social media and instant feedback, there are plenty of opportunities for you to gain information to an attorney’s abilities, or at least client’s opinions of an attorney’s ability. The information is hidden, you need only look at sites like Martindale-Hubble, Avvo.com and Lawyers.com to see what clients and other attorneys think about a specific attorneys work.

Check the State Bar Association’s Website for any Disciplinary History

Once you have a name or names in mind, search that attorneys name in a bar association web site. There you can find any disciplinary actions that may be pending against the attorney. You may also want to check out ABA newsletters and local defense attorney associations to see the latest news about the industry and what attorneys in that local area are up to.

Schedule an Appointment with a DUI Attorney

Finally, once you have decided on a couple of firms, feel free to schedule consultations with multiple firms and hear what each has to say. Do not be afraid of asking a lot of questions, in fact, you should go prepared with any question you may have. Ask questions about how many cases has the firm handled, ask about their fees and hourly rates and lastly you may want to ask if they will help you with any license suspension issues you may have.