San Francisco DUI Attorney
Compassionate Drunk Driving Defense in the Bay Area and Beyond
Law enforcement in the San Francisco area is aggressively cracking down on drivers they consider to be operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Task forces have been created to address the matter of drunk driving in the area, and many individuals are now facing serious DUI charges. If you have been caught in the criminal justice system due to a DUI arrest, it is critical that you act quickly in retaining legal representation in order to fight to reduce the damage to your personal and professional reputation that result from a DUI conviction. If you have been arrested and charged with DUI, it is vital that you contact defense attorney Nors Davidson. Our legal team has extensive experience in defending even the most serious of DUI offense, and can advise you what can be done with your
DMV hearing and
Fighting DUI Charges, Minimizing Damages & "Asking" for the Best Resolution
At our firm, the majority of our clients that have been charged with drunk driving are everyday, hard-working citizens who were either in the wrong place at the wrong time, or just made a bad decision one time, and usually have vowed to never drink and drive ever again. This is a big difference from the majority of other criminal cases in which someone actually and intentionally committed a serious crime. While judges, prosecutors and even other attorneys may not see the difference between one bad decision by a regular person and a hardened criminal, we at the Law Offices of Nors Davidson understand that difference completely, and will fight to have your case settled without any need for going to trial or for you to lose your license. In the event that we are forced to take your case to trial, we will fight aggressively to keep you from being charged with committing a DUI, and do our best to make this much more affordable than what another attorney might charge you for the case.
Many DUI charges have viable defense options that are discovered after reviewing the evidence, police reports and interviews from the time of the arrest. Our legal team provides experienced representation to clients facing any of the following types of DUI offenses in the San Francisco area:
federal DUI charges,
2nd, 3rd and 4th DUI arrests,
out of state DUI and
under 21 DUI. We can also help you clear a conviction off your record with
DUI expungement. Additionally, if you are looking for more information about
field sobriety tests,
blood alcohol tests or for guidance regarding
what to do after an arrest, our team can help.
Charged with driving under the influence in San Francisco?
If you are convicted of a DUI offense, you will be facing serious penalties including the loss of your driver's license, increased insurance payments, fines, fees, time in jail, community service and treatment programs. In fact, there are many who are arrested and charged with this offense who had not exhibited any driving behavior that would lead to suspecting a DUI driver. An arrest can result from a roadside sobriety checkpoint, or in other cases your rights could have been violated with regard to "probable cause". This is a subjective matter that rests on the observation of the police officer involved, and a cross-examination of the officer involved can lead to exposing the case of failure to follow the correct procedures in DUI cases. There have been countless cases in which the "probable cause" was questionable or even false.
It is recommended that you do not answer questions if you are pulled over by law enforcement, other than providing them with the information that they have a right to ask for, such as driver's license, registration and insurance. For example, if you are asked "have you been drinking?" you do not have to answer this question. Doing so can lead to further difficulties. The accusation of "smell of alcohol" or "bloodshot eyes" is far too common when the accused individual actually was acting normally. Other cases include "weaving while driving" and it may be that a road hazard caused you to weave or other mitigating factor that can be identified and brought to court to defend you. In cases of alcohol testing methods, investigating the history of the device used in the testing or the actual procedures used can lead to exposing the doubt of DUI and a "not guilty" verdict or dismissed charge for the client.
No matter how serious your case may appear, seeking experienced legal representation can assist you in sorting out the matter and lead to a better outcome on any DUI offense. Contact a San Francisco DUI lawyer from our firm today for a free case evaluation!