San Francisco DUI Attorney
Arrested for driving under the influence?
DUI arrests are conducted after a law enforcement officer has sufficient reason to believe that a driver has exceeded the legal alcohol content while operating a motor vehicle. Although an officer may request breath tests, blood or urine tests to confirm the blood alcohol level present in a drivers' body, it is not a requirement as California state law allows an officer to make a DUI arrest on observational evidence alone, if necessary. In either event, a skilled DUI attorney with the reputable law firm of Okabe & Haushalter can often provide a decisive advantage in court with legitimate DUI defense strategies that have been proven to work. Our firm can represent clients in a variety of areas related to DUI.
2nd Time DUI
The penalties associated with 2nd-time DUI convictions are considerably higher than those who are on their first conviction. Consistent DUI charges can lead to legal and social problems alike as offenders may no longer be allowed to drive legally and/or must fulfill inconvenient requirements in terms of courses addressing substance and alcohol abuse.
A DUI can be escalated to a felony if certain conditions apply, such as exceptional blood alcohol content, injuries to others and four or more DUI charges within a 10-year time frame. Felony DUI convictions incur harsher penalties than standard California misdemeanors which means more hardship for the accused.
Fighting to Keep Your Record Clean
While being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a very serious matter, there are viable DUI defenses available that have been used in courts across California to help defendants find a favorable conclusion to their ordeal. The San Francisco criminal defense attorneys of Okabe & Haushalter are well-versed in California DUI laws and have found consistent success throughout our years of service in terms of securing minimized sentences or even dropped charges.
We have worked on many high-profile cases for celebrities and other well-known professionals who expect the highest level of service, and they are not disappointed. Our dedicated attorneys understand how critical success is for our clients, and we welcome the opportunity to fight for your most urgent legal needs. So make haste and contact a San Francisco DUI lawyer from Okabe & Haushalter to discuss your defense today!