A Guide to Search Results for "DUI Defense"

The search term "DUI defense" or "drunk driving defense" is usually used by people who are looking for information about defending against a criminal charge of driving under the influence (also known as "DUI", "drunk driving" or "DWI") in the State of California. The laws in California applicable to "drunk driving" are harsh and extremely complex, as to the offenses, punishment and administrative license suspensions; normal constitutional protections often do not apply. The offense can consist of driving while intoxicated of alcohol or a combination of alcohol and drugs, which can be largely established with police opinion testimony, or it can consist of driving with a blood-alcohol concentration of .08% or higher; in most cases, both offenses will be charged. Police evidence may require addressing complex issues concerning blood and breath alcohol analysis. Punishment involves a labyrinth of statutes, requiring jail, fines, schools, license restrictions/suspensions, ignition interlock devices, vehicle forfeiture, probation, etc.; some can involve factual variables triggering so-called "enhancements", which further increase the sentence. Separate from the criminal proceedings, the arrestee has the right to demand a hearing to contest the administrative suspension of his or her driver's license, where an entirely different set of laws and procedures apply.

Faced with the complexities of a drunk driving criminal prosecution and with a DMV administrative license suspension as well, it is imperative that one obtain the services of a good attorney experienced in this highly specialized field.

Are you looking for information about "DUI defense" attorneys?

  • National College for DUI Defense
    National organization of attorneys specializing in drunk driving defense, dedicated to education of the Bar.
  • Drunk Driving Law Center
    Extensive website with over 500 links, maintained by the attorney-author of the textbook "Drunk Driving Defense, 5th edition".
  • California DUI
    Good discussion of the factors to consider in looking for a attorney to represent you, including recommendations as to the best DUI attorneys in California.
  • San Francisco DUI Defense
    DUI defense firm representing DUI clients exclusively in the greater San Francisco bay area.
    DUI section of website for National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
  • "Drunk Driving Defense, 6th Edition"
    Amazon.com source for textbook written by a California attorney.

Are you looking for more general information about DUI in California?

  • California DUI
    An excellent general overview of California's DUI laws, police procedures, license suspensions, DUI attorneys, car insurance, etc.
  • Drunk Driving Law Center
    Megasite for DUI lawyers and the public, with excellent advice on how to find a good DUI lawyer.
  • California DUI Attorney
    Top-rated 8 attorney Southern California firm; practice limited to DUI exclusively.
  • DUI Blog
    Commentary on the defects, fallacies and Constitutional damage of the "war on drunk driving".

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