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."

  • 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.

  • Bonville & Howard Attorneys at Law

     154 Prichard St
    Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420
    United States

    Bonville & Howard Attorneys at Law has been providing legal solutions since 1947. Our attorneys capably handle all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including automobile and motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, product liability, and workers’ compensation claims. In addition to concentrating on personal injury law, our firm also provides representation in divorces, bankruptcies, real estate, and other areas of law.

  • Law Office of Philip McCarthy

     901 H St #301
    Sacramento, California 95814
    United States

    The Law Office of Philip McCarthy is prepared to provide clients with assertive representation for a variety of case types, including tax and insurance fraud, DUIs, domestic violence, white collar crime, and misdemeanors. Philip McCarthy is a criminal defense attorney with over 28 years of experience representing clients in Sacramento and Placer Counties, providing them with honest, reliable representation and personalized attention.

  • Dana Jenkins

     615 3rd Ave S
    Nashville, Tennessee 37210
    United States

    Baker Associates is located in Nashville, TN and is dedicated to providing quality services in the following practice areas: DUI Attorney Nashville TN, Criminal Defense Lawyer Nashville TN, Cyber Crime Lawyer Nashville TN, Traffic Violations Attorney Nashville TN, Injury Law Nashville TN. Call us today at (615) 654-7153 We can help! We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Sevens Legal, APC – SD DUI Lawyers

     225 Broadway, STE 2220
    San Diego, California 92101
    United States

    Our award winning DUI defense team consists of one criminal defense specialist certified by the state of California. Samantha A. Greene has received a prestigious 10.0 rating from Justia & AVVO. She is a Top 40 ranked lawyer in San Diego and is in the nations top one percent of all dui defense attorneys. Our attorneys have handled all types of DUI cases ranging from a simple misdemeanor to a felony dui charge. We offer a risk free case evaluation (619) 762-3200.

  • Law Office of David Leicht

     534 Barstow Rd
    Barstow, California 92311
    United States

    When you’ve been arrested and charged with a crime, who can you trust to help you get the best possible outcome on your legal issues? With more than a decade of experience defending Barstow and Victorville residents in the California courtroom, The Law Office of David Leicht is the attorney you need in your corner after receiving a DUI, traffic violation or speeding ticket.

  • Driver Defense Team

     1625 Mannheim Rd
    Stone Park, Illinois 60165
    United States

    Driver Defense Team is Stone Park and the Chicago area’s premier Traffic Ticket and DUI defense law firm. Our ticket lawyers are in Lake County, DuPage County, and Cook County courthouses every day fighting all kinds of traffic tickets and driving-related criminal charges such as DUIs. If you have a traffic ticket or DUI charge, call us today!

  • R&R Law Group

     5111 N Scottsdale Rd
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85250
    United States

    At R&R Law Group Defense Attorneys, Robert Gruler and the team of criminal defense attorneys afford you and those you care about aggressive and experienced representation in DUI, felony, and misdemeanor cases.

  • Alexander Law Office, P.C.

     2222 Monument Ave
    Richmond, Virginia 23220
    United States

    Experienced traffic, criminal defense and DUI attorney. It is my goal to provide superior, cost-effective and results oriented representation to individuals charged with traffic and/or criminal offenses in the Richmond, VA area. Website: https://www.standishalexanderlaw.com

  • Brian Dailey

     36700 M-1
    Bloomfield Township, Michigan 48009
    United States

    When you are charged with a crime or simply under investigation by any police agency for any matter you have to remember two things. First if the police had enough evidence to charge you, they would without needing input from you. So, when any police officer asks you to cooperate. They are asking you to incriminate yourself with information they don’t have and can’t get. They will use everything you give them to charge you and create witnesses against you. This is your 5th amendment right to r

  • Gordon Thompson Attorney

     21 West Pasadena Avenue, #4
    Phoenix, Arizona 85013
    United States

    I have over 4 decades of experience, and focus my practice on DUI and criminal defense cases. I am a sole practitioner which means, I will handle every aspect of your case from start to finish, including after sentencing. If you find yourself in need of a criminal defense or DUI attorney, call me today 24/7 for a free consultation 602-467-3680. I offer a flat fee agreement with reasonable payment plans, and NO extra trial fee.

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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.