Oakland, California DUI Lawyers

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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Elliot Silver
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Oakland, CA 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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Oakland, 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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Pezhman Pakneshan
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Oakland, CA DUI Attorney with 14 years experience
(415) 293-8454 1300 Clay Street, Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
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.

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Elliot Silver
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Oakland, 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.
James Thomas Reilly
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(866) 251-4506 1970 Broadway, Suite 1145
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationOakland, 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.
Givelle J. Lamano
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Oakland, 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...
Nabiel Ahmed
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Oakland, 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.
Ms. Lucy Zheng
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Oakland, 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...
Alexander Fredrick Harper
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Oakland, 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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Oakland, 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.
Manjula Martin
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Oakland, CA DUI Attorney with 10 years experience
(415) 617-9375 505 14th Street Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
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...
Tel Cary-Sadler
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Oakland, CA DUI Lawyer with 14 years experience
(510) 350-7751 1300 Clay St., Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Harvard Law School
Mr. Sadler represents clients in DUI and criminal cases throughout the Bay Area. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, with skills and experience in every area of criminal law, and a track record of getting the charges reduced or dismissed. At the Sadler Law Firm, our goal is to provide quality and affordable legal representation to every client, regardless of the situation. Call us 24/7 for a FREE consultation and we will answer all of your legal questions. We offer affordable rates and payment plans.
Dionne Choyce
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Oakland, CA DUI Lawyer with 18 years experience
(510) 734-3145 1300 Clay St.
6th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
The Choyce Law Firm- Sacramento DUI Lawyer Dionne Choyce has acquired a great reputation for being a passionate and hardworking trial attorney. His courtroom development began at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he helped lead the McGeorge trial competition team to a Regional Championship in the American Trial Lawyers Association Competition (ATLA). After graduating from law school, Mr. Choyce went to work for the Alameda County District Attorneyâs Office (Oakland, CA), where he gained extensive courtroom experience prosecuting all phases of criminal cases, including jury trials, felony preliminary hearings, juvenile felony trials, as well as...
Robbi Abrams Cook
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Oakland, CA DUI Lawyer with 34 years experience
(510) 208-5051 420 3rd Street
Suite #200
Oakland, CA 94607
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Boston University School of Law
Have you been arrested or charged with a DUI or other crime? When you are accused of a crime, you face the risk of losing your liberty, livelihood and reputation. It is crucial that you have an experienced criminal defense and DUI lawyer at your side that is committed to providing you with a smart and aggressive defense. Robbi A. Cook is an experienced courtroom lawyer who has the knowledge and skills you need during this difficult time. She is fiercely dedicated to obtaining the best possible outcome for each and every client, whether it is...
Michael J. Silveira
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Oakland, 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
Autumn HajMohammad
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Oakland, CA DUI Lawyer
(510) 832-1911 385 Grand Avenue
Suite 200
Oakland, CA 94610
Free ConsultationDUI, Appeals, Criminal and Domestic Violence
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Autumn HajMohammad is a California native. She completed her B.A. in Public Policy at California State University, Bakersfield, while working for a State Senator. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. She graduated with honors and was granted membership into the prestigious Traynor Honor Society. Prior to opening her own firm, Ms. HajMohammad worked for the Kern County Public Defender's Office where she defended clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies. She also successfully represented clients convicted of homicide and sex offenses seeking habeas relief. Now accepting...
William Walraven
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Oakland, CA DUI Attorney with 10 years experience
(415) 247-0701 317 Washington Street, Suite 210
Oakland, CA 94607
Free ConsultationDUI and Criminal
Golden Gate University School of Law
James E Dunn
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Oakland, CA DUI Attorney with 22 years experience
505 14th Street, Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
DUI and Criminal
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Are you looking for a Redwood City criminal defense attorney? You have come to the right place! At Law Office of James Dunn, you can have confidence in the representation you can receive when you come to this firm. Attorney Dunn has dealt with a wide variety of criminal charges, and he has a thorough understanding of the criminal process. He is knowledgeable, experienced, and committed to fighting for you and the resolution that is in your best interests, and you can have confidence in the support you can receive when you come to this law firm. Whatever the specifics...
Deborah Louise Levy
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Oakland, CA DUI Attorney with 36 years experience
(510) 251-1850 360 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94610
DUI, Criminal and Juvenile
Florida State University College of Law
John Thomas Bell
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Oakland, CA DUI Lawyer with 18 years experience
(510) 444-4638 610 16th St
Oakland, CA 94612
DUI, Criminal and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
John T. Bell is a 1998 graduate of University of California-Hastings College of the Law. Mr. Bell practices in the following areas of law: criminal defense, personal injury, insurance disputes, civil rights, and special bus certificates. Mr. Bell served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Carl Vinson prior to becoming an attorney.
Walter Phillip Riley
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Oakland, CA DUI Attorney with 39 years experience
(510) 451-1422 1440 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
DUI, Civil Rights, Criminal and Juvenile
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Suzanne Adele Luban
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Oakland, CA DUI Lawyer with 34 years experience
(510) 832-3555 3758 Grand Ave. #4
Oakland, CA 94610
DUI and Criminal
UCLA School of Law
Dennis Julian Roberts
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Oakland, CA DUI Lawyer with 54 years experience
(510) 465-6363 370 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94610
DUI, Criminal and White Collar Crime
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Joseph Odysseus Mastro
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Berkeley, 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...
Sergio H. Benavides
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Hayward, CA DUI Lawyer with 13 years experience
(415) 867-5181 24301 Southland Drive
Suite 212 B
Hayward, CA 94545
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of San Francisco School of Law
I am a top rated Criminal Defense Lawyer and Certified Criminal Law Specialist- by State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Out of hundreds of Criminal Defense Lawyers in San Francisco--there are only 10 Certified Specialists. I am one of the top performers. I have 10 years of experience, having helped thousands of clients with every type of criminal charge, from petty theft, to drug possession, to attempted murder and sexual assault. I've handled DUIs, Domestic violence. I have taken over 30 cases to trial, and achieved excellent results. I am fluent...
Kevin E Mitchell
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San Francisco, CA DUI Lawyer with 10 years experience
(415) 581-0885 885 Bryant Street, 2d Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Free ConsultationDUI, Civil Rights, Criminal and Personal Injury
Golden Gate University School of Law
Mr. Mitchell is dedicated to defense by training and experience, familiar with the demands of protecting the interests of the criminally accused. He worked for 7 years as a Public Defender and handled thousands of cases before going into private practice. He has experience in representing individuals in cases involving Homicide, Domestic Violence, DUI, Drug Sales and Possession, Weapons, Elder Abuse, Assault and Battery, Burglary, Robbery, Evading, Gang, White Collar Crimes, Conspiracy and Probation Violations.

He also pursues Civil Right Violations, police misconduct cases, ensuring his clients are afforded their rights or compensation for the deprivation of the same.

If you've been...
Michael Paul Ehline
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San Francisco, CA DUI Lawyer with 14 years experience
(888) 400-9721 50 Francisco St
#460
San Francisco, CA 94133
Free ConsultationDUI, Elder, Personal Injury and Products Liability
UWLA
Getting banged up in a Los Angeles accident can happen at any time. You could also have an injury at sea on a floating city like a cruise ship. Your injuries could occur in any other city or town in California. It may be from the neglect of some another entity, or individual's negligence. Their failure to exercise due diligence or foresight means that you are entitled to receive compensation for the injuries and other damages you incurred. Whether you're involved in an auto collision, motorcycle accident, pedestrian run down. You're emphatically urged to obtain sharp, expert legal services of...
Sam Amin
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San Francisco, CA DUI Attorney
(415) 300-2037 75 Broadway Street
Suite 202
San Francisco, CA 94111
DUI and Criminal
John F. Kennedy University
As a San Francisco criminal defense lawyer, Haitham (Sam) Amin is a passionate and aggressive advocate for the criminally accused. He has represented clients facing both felony and misdemeanor level offenses. Mr. Amin started his legal career early on in the Office of the Public Defenders in Solano County. He continued on to become a Deputy Public Defender in Marin County, tackling DUI and domestic violence cases for clients. This experience helped him gain crucial courtroom skill and insight. Now handling Criminal & DUI cases for his own clients in the Bay Area, Mr. Amin crafts strong and strategic cases....
Matt A. Sullivan Esq.
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(415) 770-0146 1000 Brannan St
#400
San Francisco, CA 94103
Free ConsultationSan Francisco, CA DUI Lawyer with 12 years experience
DUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of San Francisco School of Law
The Law Office of Matt Sullivan is dedicated exclusively to criminal defense. The office defends individuals accused of felony and misdemeanor offenses throughout the Bay Area. The office has successfully defended many clients, including small business owners, tech workers, college students, nurses, firefighters, police officers, attorneys, and regular citizens.

Matt Sullivan is a University of San Francisco Law School graduate. Mr. Sullivan was selected to the 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers list in the practice area of criminal defense. Prior to opening his own office he was a trial attorney in the Marin Public Defender's Office, and he also worked...
Lucy Stearns McAllister
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San Francisco, CA DUI Lawyer with 31 years experience
(877) 280-9944 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
DUI, Administrative, Criminal and Domestic Violence
Santa Clara University
The Law Offices of Lucy S. McAllister is a California-based administrative law, licensing law and criminal law practice providing legal services for clients in California. Attorney McAllister has successfully won over 250 Superior Court trials as a Defense Attorney.With 30+ years experience as a civil and criminal attorney.

She specializes in the following areas of law:

Licensing Law :
Pre-hearing resolution of licensing issues, Administrative Hearings, Administrative Appeals, License Applications, Legal Advice, Handling License Criminal Disclosures (Applications, Renewals, Reinstatements), criminal record expungement.

Criminal Law:
Restraining orders, DUI charges and convictions, Domestic Violence, Sex Charges, Strikes Charges, Assault and Battery, Theft and Fraud,...
Seth Paul Chazin
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Albany, CA DUI Lawyer with 31 years experience
(510) 507-8100 1164 Solano Ave
Albany, CA 94706
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.
Elena Condes
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Berkeley, 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...
Daniel Horowitz
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Lafayette, 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....
Robert M. Amparan
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San Francisco, CA DUI Lawyer with 25 years experience
(855) 350-5005 861 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA 94103
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
Golden Gate University School of Law
Elizabeth Grossman
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Berkeley, CA DUI Lawyer with 37 years experience
(510) 548-5106 1010 Grayson St
Berkeley, CA 94710
DUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
UC Hastings COL
With over 25 years of experience, Ms. Grossman's mission as a criminal defense attorney is to ensure that the court and the prosecution perceive each client as the individual that they are — a person with a full life and background that separates them from the criminal charges that bring them before the court. Ms. Grossman works closely with her clients, as partners in their own defense, and strives to keep them fully informed as the case proceeds. Ms. Grossman represents her clients throughout California in felony, midemeanor, juvenile, traffic and professional discipline cases.
Rose Mishaan
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San Francisco, CA DUI Lawyer with 10 years experience
(855) 350-5005 861 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA 94103
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal and Traffic Tickets
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Michael Ross
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San Francisco, CA DUI Lawyer with 38 years experience
505 Montgomery Street 11th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Southwestern Law School
Michael Ross is a California Native and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for over twenty-five years. Recently married, Mr. Ross and his new wife Susan both live and work in San Francisco. A former prosecutor, (Deputy Attorney General for the Criminal Division, and a Special Prosecutor), Mr. Ross has earned a reputation for unrelenting, aggressive representation of persons charged with a crime. Mr. Ross is a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco (Criminal Section Member), the Young Scandinavians Club, the Dolphin Club, and the San Francisco SPCA (as a "Patron"). Mr. Ross...
David Uthman
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San Francisco, CA DUI Attorney with 24 years experience
(415) 556-9200 855 Bryant St
#200
San Francisco, CA 94103
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - San Francisco
Paul Nathan Puri
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San Francisco, CA DUI Lawyer with 16 years experience
(415) 295-1670 524 Union Street
#244
San Francisco, CA 94133
Free ConsultationDUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of the Pacific
Puri Law successfully defends serious felony and misdemeanor cases in state and federal court. We are by far the most aggressive criminal defense attorneys, the best of the best.
Alin D. Cintean
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San Francisco, CA DUI Lawyer with 14 years experience
(415) 946-4020 201 Spear St #1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
DUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Kara Rachel Lavy
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San Francisco, CA DUI Lawyer with 11 years experience
(212) 321-0226 4 Embarcadero Center
#1400
San Francisco, CA 94111
DUI, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Immigration
California Western School of Law and University of California - Santa Barbara
Brendan Hickey
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San Fransco, CA DUI Lawyer with 10 years experience
(415) 494-8444 Pier 9, Suite 100
The Embarcadero
San Fransco, CA 94111
DUI, Criminal, Immigration and White Collar Crime
Harvard Law School
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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.