Contra Costa County, California DUI Lawyers

Elliot Silver
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California DUI Attorney with 24 years experience

Attorney Elliot Silver is a seasoned and experienced veteran criminal defense attorney. Since the age of five, Elliot always knew he wanted to be in court fighting for justice. Elliot is a graduate of the University of... Read More »
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James Thomas Reilly
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Contra Costa County, CA DUI Lawyer with 44 years experience

Summit Defense is the Bay Area's premiere Criminal Defense Firm. We have gathered an experienced team of attorneys with over 120 years of combined and diverse experience and background that works together to get you the... Read More »
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Givelle J. Lamano
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5-Star Rated Bay Area Criminal Defense Law & DUI Super Lawyer

GIVELLE LAMANO is an Oakland DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney who truly cares about her clients. She has represented people from all walks of life from gang members appealing their life sentences to corporate... Read More »
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Pezhman Pakneshan
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Contra Costa County, CA DUI Attorney with 14 years experience
(415) 293-8454 1255 Treat Boulevard, Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal and Domestic Violence
Univ of Pennsylvania LS
The Pakneshan Firm is dedicated to representing clients accused, investigated or charged in state and federal criminal and administrative matters. The Pakneshan Firm is a Bay Area criminal and DUI law firm which has the experience, expertise and resources to handle all phases of your case. Our firm represents clients in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Santa Clara, and San Mateo counties. The Pakneshan Firm has established itself as one of the Bay Area’s premier criminal defense firms. We have a proven track record for getting the best possible results for our clients.

As a former...
Justin Kirk Tabayoyon
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Contra Costa County, CA DUI Lawyer with 6 years experience
(925) 609-4003 1990 North California Blvd
8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
John F. Kennedy University
Mr. Tabayoyon is a United States Army veteran that holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Davis in Managerial Economics and a Juris Doctor degree from John F. Kennedy University School of Law. He decided to practice in the areas of criminal defense, family law, and personal injury because of his own personal experiences in those areas of law. He is a zealous and aggressive advocate for his clients. He strongly believes in limited government, freedom, civil liberty, parental rights, and gender neutral application of the law. Mr. Tabayoyon is a highly experienced trial attorney....
Alexander Cross
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Contra Costa County, CA DUI Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 862-7677 1990 N. California Blvd.
8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
DUI, Criminal, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
University of San Francisco School of Law
Mr. Cross is an expert in the field of criminal law. Mr. Cross will fight more aggressively than anyone to bring you the best outcome possible. His name brings chills to prosecutors, as evidenced by never losing a trial out of over 1,500 cases. He passionately cares about defending his clients and does everything within his power to help them. Having attended the University of California, Berkeley for Undergraduate studies, he received a B.A. in Legal Studies. He subsequently attended the prestigious San Francisco Law School to receive his J.D. He is a member of many associations, including...
Thomas Murray Fleming
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Contra Costa County, CA DUI Attorney with 29 years experience
(510) 502-0080 1255 Treat Blvd Ste 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Free ConsultationDUI and Criminal
Yale Law School
Attorney Thomas Fleming graduated from Yale Law School and UC Berkeley; taught as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Law School; taught criminal trial skills, in DUI and criminal cases, to future prosecutors and defense attorneys; and taught UC Berkeley undergraduate law classes about the U.S. Constitution, the courts and politics for over 20 years.

Thomas also served the community, in DUI and criminal cases, for over two decades as a Trial Attorney with the Public Defender. He successfully took many, many cases to jury trials, and developed a very special expertise in defending against DUI and criminal...
Alin D. Cintean
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Contra Costa County, CA DUI Lawyer with 14 years experience
(925) 335-6444 820 Alhambra Ave #10
Martinez, CA 94553
DUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Thomas Daly
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Contra Costa County, CA DUI Attorney with 5 years experience
(925) 208-4801 2950 Buskirk Ave
Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
John F. Kennedy University and California State University - Chico
Daniel Horowitz
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Contra Costa County, CA DUI Attorney with 38 years experience
(925) 283-1863 P.O. Box 1547
Lafayette, CA 94549
DUI and Criminal
Southwestern Univ School of Law and Southwestern University School of Law
Courtroom trial lawyer and television legal commentator. Daniel Horowitz is a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" and a certified Specialist in criminal law. (See website for the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.) Daniel Horowitz has taught trial law as a law school professor and published in many legal journals on topics as broad as trial evidence, trial motions and real property law.

Horowitz is often retained as a trial lawyer in cases that were expected to resolve but instead reached the courtroom. The lawyers who are top guns in their specific areas (e.g....
Blackie Burak
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Contra Costa County, CA DUI Attorney with 47 years experience
(866) 252-5384 .
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationDUI and Criminal
University of San Francisco School of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law and LaSalle University
Most experienced DUI lawyer in N. California. Over 44 years in practice. Co-founder and past president of the state-wide California Association of DUI Lawyers (CDLA). Received State Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law designation in 1985. Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award from CDLA in 2015.
Manjula Martin
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Contra Costa County, CA DUI Attorney with 10 years experience
(415) 617-9375 1981 N. Broadway
Suite 440A
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationDUI and Criminal
MANJULA MARTIN is a criminal defense attorney at Lamano Law Office. Prior to her work with LLO, she clerked for the San Francisco District Attorney’s office where she worked on domestic violence cases, sexual assault crimes, and felony preliminary hearings. She received the Cali Excellence Award for Criminal Litigation in 2008 and helped draft a presentation that was used at an international conference on identifying and combatting Human Trafficking. It was during this tenure that she realized that her true passion in helping people.

Ms. Martin went on to represent low-income women seeking to leave abusive situations in...
Thomas Martin O'Connor
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Contra Costa County, CA DUI Lawyer with 25 years experience
(925) 939-5600 1277 Treat Boulevard, Suite 810
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
DUI, Criminal and Personal Injury
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Thomas M. O'Connor is a founding partner of the firm and currently focuses his practice on Criminal Defense and Personal Injury. As a partner in OâConnor, Runckel & O'Malley LLP, Mr. O'Connor regularly litigates personal injury and wrongful death actions and defends clients in all misdemeanor and felony matters. Mr. O'Connor is a 5th generation San Francisco native and comes from a long line of distinguished attorneys. His grandfather and namesake, Thomas Martin O'Connor, held the office of City Attorney of San Francisco from 1961 until he retired in 1977. His great-grandfather, also Thomas Martin O'Connor, was...
Howard L. Williams
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Contra Costa County, CA DUI Attorney with 19 years experience
(925) 257-2946 535 Main Street
Suite 305
Martinez, CA 94553
DUI, Business, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
Richard Allen Madsen Jr
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Contra Costa County, CA DUI Lawyer with 29 years experience
(925) 974-0800 Civic Plaza
1655 North Main Street, Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
DUI, Business, Criminal and Insurance Defense
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Criminal Defense and DUI attorney Richard A. Madsen, Jr. (a former Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney) has represented thousands of first-time offenders who have been arrested or charged with driving under the influence throughout the Bay Area and Northern California. Mr. Madsen's impeccable reputation speaks for itself. Recognized as a highly skilled trial lawyer and negotiator, and well seasoned in the intricacies of the Department of Motor Vehicles, Mr. Madsen works tirelessly to protect his clients' rights and achieve superior results. Mr. Madsen knows the system. For nearly twenty years, Mr. Madsen has utilized his reputation and long-standing relationships...
Guy Ellery Louie
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Contra Costa County, CA DUI Lawyer with 27 years experience
(925) 234-1440 2010 Crow Canyon Place Suite 100
San Ramon, CA 94583
DUI, Animal, Appeals and Criminal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Matthew James O'Connor
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Contra Costa County, CA DUI Attorney with 20 years experience
(925) 357-9210 1277 Treat Blvd
Suite 850
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
DUI and Criminal
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Matthew J. O'Connor is a founding partner of the O'Connor Law, APC and currently focuses his practice on criminal defense. Mr. O'Connor regularly defends adults and juveniles in all types of criminal matters, including but not limited to: Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Assault, Robbery, Three Strikes cases, Murder, Domestic Violence, Rape, Illegal Firearms, Theft and Drug crimes, Probation and Parole hearings. Mr. O'Connor graduated from the University of California at Davis in 1995 and graduated cum laude from the Santa Clara University School of Law in 1999. Upon graduating from law school Mr. O'Connor served as a deputy district attorney...
Brittany Hendrix-Smith
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Contra Costa County, CA DUI Lawyer
(925) 293-2013 535 Main Street
Suite 201
Martinez, CA 94553
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Michael Peter Semansky
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Contra Costa County, CA DUI Lawyer with 48 years experience
(925) 372-8766 3rd Floor
Martinez, CA 94553
DUI, Business, Criminal and Personal Injury
U of San Francisco School of Law
Attorney Michael P. Semansky has been representing clients in criminal defense and personal injury matters for over 36 years. He is dedicated to providing each client with personalized attention and strives to resolve every case efficiently and effectively. If you are in need of a settlement or recovery for your personal injury claim, or an aggressive criminal defense, he is an attorney you can trust to get results.
Chris Feasel
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Contra Costa County, CA DUI Lawyer with 17 years experience
(925) 605-8747 11040 Bollinger Canyon Rd
Suite E - 507
San Ramon, CA 94582
DUI, Criminal and Domestic Violence
Santa Clara University School of Law
The Law Office of Christopher J. Feasel offers professional criminal defense for a wide range of criminal charges. The firm is committed to defending the rights of the accused. Mr. Feasel handles felony and misdemeanor matters as well as traffic offenses in all counties in the San Francisco Bay Area. A graduate of the University of California, Davis, and Santa Clara University School of Law, Christopher J. Feasel began his career with the San Mateo County District Attorney's office. While there, he prosecuted every manner of case, including DUI/DWI, drug offences, identity theft, domestic violence, and attempted murder. An experienced...
Richard Lewis Howard
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Contra Costa County, CA DUI Lawyer with 50 years experience
(925) 939-8722 1806 Bonanza St
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
DUI, Criminal, Divorce and Family
San Francisco Law Sch
Reve Gerardo Bautista
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Contra Costa County, CA DUI Lawyer with 35 years experience
(925) 746-4238 3478 Buskirk Ave
Ste 1000
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
DUI
Western State Univ
Michael Edmund Cardoza
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Contra Costa County, CA DUI Lawyer with 47 years experience
(925) 274-2900 1220 Oakland Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
DUI, Business, Criminal and Personal Injury
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Peter Tuann
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Contra Costa County, CA DUI Lawyer with 27 years experience
(925) 831-4878 111 Deerwood Road
#200
San Ramon, CA 94583
DUI, Criminal, Divorce and Family
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
We aim to serve residents of the Tri-Valley area in litigation, landlord-tenant, real estate litigation, family law, and immigration.
Christopher R. Varnell
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Contra Costa County, CA DUI Lawyer
(925) 472-6536 1255 Treat Boulevard, Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
DUI, Criminal and Juvenile
At the Law Offices of Christopher Varnell, we handle all types of criminal cases from DUI's to homicides. Our office has a reputation of being intelligent, skilled, and prepared in the courtroom, which has led to success both in trial and in negotiating settlements which were beneficial to our clients. Practice Areas: DUI Defense Theft Crimes Domestic Violence White Collar Crimes Drug Possession & Sales Murder & Manslaughter Juvenile Defense Sex Offenses
Peter Johnson
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Contra Costa County, CA DUI Attorney
(925) 952-8900 801 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Ste. 230
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
DUI
Cate Beekman
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Solano County, CA DUI Attorney with 12 years experience
(707) 346-3060 940 Adams Street, Suite J
Benicia, CA 94510
DUI, Criminal and Juvenile
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Cate Beekman has been defending people charged with crimes since being admitted to the California bar in 2006. She worked as a deputy public defender in Kern, Solano and Napa Counties, completing more than 40 jury trials. Cate is smart and friendly, which helps her connect with clients, jurors, and adversaries alike.

Cate earned her law degree from U.C. Berkeley School of Law. Before her law career, Cate worked as a policy analyst at the Center for Civil Justice, a nonprofit organization in Saginaw, Michigan, where her work focused on hunger policy and advocacy.

Cate also has a Master’s degree...
Christopher A. Lamiero
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Alameda County, CA DUI Lawyer with 25 years experience
(925) 452-8214 11501 Dublin Blvd
Suite 200
Dublin, CA 94568
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
University of San Francisco School of Law
I spent nearly 25 years as a state court prosecutor. The majority of those years were served in Alameda County, and a few years were served in Santa Clara County. I specialized in high profile, complex felony prosecutions. I was the trial prosecutor in the case of People v. Madison, Merel, and Cazares. The case involved the prosecution of three men for the murder of Gwen Araujo, a transgender, teenaged girl from Newark, California. The famous case became the subject of a Lifetime Network movie called, "A Girl Like Me."

There is no aspect of the...
Givelle J. Lamano
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Alameda County, CA DUI Attorney with 8 years experience
(510) 842-0750 505 14th Street, Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal and Domestic Violence
Golden Gate University
GIVELLE LAMANO is an Oakland DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney who truly cares about her clients. She has represented people from all walks of life from gang members appealing their life sentences to corporate executives who have never been arrested. She is licensed in both state and federal courts and has served as a court appointed attorney for the Alameda County Bar Association, taking on cases when the public defenders office was unable to do so.

Ms. Lamano received the Super Lawyer Rising Star award in 2017 for her professional achievement and peer recognition. She ranks in the...
James Thomas Reilly
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(866) 251-4506 146 Washington Ave.
Suite D
Richmond, CA 94801
Free ConsultationContra Costa County, CA DUI Lawyer with 44 years experience
DUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Summit Defense is the Bay Area's premiere Criminal Defense Firm. We have gathered an experienced team of attorneys with over 120 years of combined and diverse experience and background that works together to get you the best results. Call to speak with an attorney now.
Laina Chikhani
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Solano County, CA DUI Lawyer with 8 years experience
(707) 486-0647 724 Texas St
Fairfield, CA 94533
Free ConsultationDUI and Criminal
John F. Kennedy University
College Education:
1992: B.S. Marketing, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Legal Education:
2009: J.D., John F. Kennedy University, School of Law, Pleasant Hill, CA

Professional Memberships:
Licensed to practice law in California, 2010
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member of the State Bar of California
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
California Public Defenders Association
American Bar Association
California Bar Association

Professional Experience:
Directly handled over 200 DUIs
Prepare and defend felony cases from arraignment through jury trial.
Prepare and defend misdemeanor cases from arraignment through jury trial.
Prepare and defend Juvenile cases.
Litigated on behalf of Juvenile’s against multiple School Districts.
Litigated on behalf of Juvenile’s facing S.A.R.B. (School Attendance Review Board).
Assist in preparation and...
Nabiel Ahmed
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Alameda County, CA DUI Lawyer with 13 years experience
(510) 907-6600 1330 Broadway
Suite 948
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Nabiel C. Ahmed is an attorney who has devoted his career to representing Oakland’s criminally accused. He is the founder of The Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed, a practice solely devoted to handling criminal cases. Before establishing his private practice, Attorney Ahmed aided numerous Californians as a deputy public defender. He holds an Excellent 8.7 rating on Avvo. For more information, contact his firm today and receive a case evaluation at no cost.
Elliot Silver
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Alameda County, CA DUI Attorney with 24 years experience
(510) 281-0470 330 2nd St.
Suite 204
Oakland, CA 94607
Free ConsultationDUI, Cannabis Law, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
University of Miami School of Law
Attorney Elliot Silver is a seasoned and experienced veteran criminal defense attorney. Since the age of five, Elliot always knew he wanted to be in court fighting for justice. Elliot is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law. Elliot has a reputation for getting his clients the results they want, whether it’s case dismissed, a fair and reasonable plea deal, or hearing a jury say “Not Guilty". Elliot has represented thousands of clients in various criminal matters and continues to provide inimitable dedication and unparalleled tenacity for his clients.
Alexander Fredrick Harper
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Alameda County, CA DUI Lawyer with 14 years experience
(510) 250-9477 420 Third Street
Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94607
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal and Juvenile
University of Florida
With over 10 years, 2,000 cases and numerous jury verdicts under my belt, I stand by ready to help you. I was a Deputy District Attorney for several years, and will put that experience to work for you. I will keep you informed and confident throughout your case. You let me worry about the case while you get on with your life. I am a United States Navy veteran of Afghanistan and a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal.
Francisco J. Rodriguez
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Alameda County, CA DUI Attorney with 22 years experience
(510) 504-2030 524 7th St.
Oakland, CA 94607
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
New College of California SOL and California State University, Chico
"I am dedicated to my clients and work hard to achieve the results needed in every case" I have represented clients and continue to to serve the counties of San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, Napa, San Joaquin and all other Northern California Counties. No case is to big, and no case is to small. Each one has a certain value to the client and each deserves 110% effort. This is what I do! We Handle everything from: Traffic stop signs; to DMV suspensions; to DUI cases; to serious felonies.
Ms. Lucy Zheng
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Alameda County, CA DUI Attorney with 7 years experience
(408) 638-7006 1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationDUI, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Lucy Zheng is a California licensed attorney, experienced in individual tax debt relief, DUI law, family law, personal bankruptcy filings, and tenant evictions. Prior to forming her own practice, Lucy worked at a law firm handling multiple client cases all throughout Northern California. She witnessed the strengths and weaknesses of a larger law firm, and thus determined she could best provide her clients with the personalized attention and service that they deserve by starting her own practice. Lucy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with an emphasis on Public Law in only 3 years, from the University of...
Rabin Nabizadeh
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(888) 986-1338 1970 Broadway, Suite 1145
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationAlameda County, CA DUI Attorney with 14 years experience
DUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
UC Hastings COL
Seth Paul Chazin
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Alameda County, CA DUI Lawyer with 31 years experience
(800) 242-1514 1604 Solano Avenue
Albany, CA 94707
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Golden Gate University School of Law
San Francisco criminal defense lawyer Seth P. Chazin is certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Board of Legal Specialization and has been named a Northern California Top 100 Lawyer. During his more than 20 years of experience, attorney Chazin has effectively defended thousands of clients accused of crimes in the Bay Area, California and in various places throughout the United States. Drawing upon his history of success, he will provide clients with the knowledge, skill and aggressiveness needed to secure the best possible results.
John W. Noonan
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Alameda County, CA DUI Lawyer with 56 years experience
(877) 463-3390 6379 Clark Ave
#250
Dublin, CA 94568
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Santa Clara University School of Law and Lincoln University Law School
Elena Condes
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Alameda County, CA DUI Attorney with 25 years experience
(510) 525-4243 1010 Grayson Street
Suite Two
Berkeley, CA 94710
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Golden Gate University School of Law
Dedicated to Criminal Defense in the San Francisco Bay Area - I Can Help - I represent those accused of State and Federal felonies and misdemeanors. Including, Domestic Violence, Drug Offenses, Mortgage Fraud, Credit/Check Fraud, Embezzlement, Sexual Assault, Sex Offenses, Weapons Offenses, Burglary, Robbery and Theft, Probation Violations, Strike Offenses, Computer Crimes, White-collar Crimes, and Business and Professions Code violations. - Everyone Deserves Respect - Criminal accusations can be devastating to your personal and professional life - know and understand your rights. I provide aggressive and quality representation at every stage of the process. The criminal justice system is intimidating and...
Anthony Regner
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Solano County, CA DUI Attorney with 3 years experience
(707) 450-5609 724 Texas Street
Fairfield, CA 94533
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Anthony Regner is an attorney located in Fairfield California. His practice areas are criminal defense and family law matters, including divorce, custody, visitation, and restraining orders. He has experience in debt collections and judgment enforcement as well. As a paralegal in the early 2000's, Anthony worked in a law firm located in Napa California that specialized in three strike laws and family matters. As a paralegal he opened his own business while working for the law firm and started assisting clients with affordable document preparation and filing for their legal matters. The attorney he worked for eventually became a judge...
Joseph Odysseus Mastro
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Alameda County, CA DUI Lawyer with 12 years experience
(855) 529-4020 2625 Alcatraz Avenue
Suite 444
Berkeley, CA 94705
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Santa Clara University School of Law
Mr. Mastro was born in Oakland, grew up around the East Bay, and has spent his life living throughout the Bay Area, from San Francisco to San Jose. Mr. Mastro graduated from the Santa Clara University School of Law in May 2006. He then passed the California State Bar Examination in July 2006 on his first attempt. Thereafter, Mr. Mastro became a Deputy Public Defender in San Joaquin County, representing clients in all manner of criminal cases, in a high-volume capacity. In 2009, Joe decided to return home to open his own law firm. Since then...
Michael J. Silveira
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Alameda County, CA DUI Attorney
(415) 795-3890 184 13th St
#2
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
Golden Gate University School of Law
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Arrested or charged with a DUI or DWI?

Driving under the influence (DUI) means operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol or drugs that have impaired a person's mental or motor skills. In most states, a person will be considered "impaired" if they exhibit objective signs of intoxication, or if they have a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. Many states also have zero tolerance laws for drivers under 21, where any non-zero BAC level constitutes an offense. Most states also hold commercial drivers, such as truck drivers, to a more rigorous standard.

Law enforcement officers use a variety of tests, such as field sobriety tests and breathalyzers, to determine whether a driver is impaired by alcohol. In some jurisdictions, you have a right to refuse some of these tests, but in other jurisdictions you may be required to submit to them. It is important to know the law in your particular state, and to consult a DUI attorney if you are facing charges.

DUI lawyers are criminal defense attorneys focused on representing clients facing DUI/DWI/OWI charges. Each state has different DUI laws. An experienced DUI lawyer will be able to evaluate the case against you and present your options on how to best limit the impact of the charges against you. DUI lawyers also handle related cases such as driver's license reinstatement and DUI record expungement.


Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC): The percentage of alcohol in a person's blood.

Field Sobriety Test: Any one of several roadside tests that can be used to determine whether a driver is impaired.