DUI Defense Attorneys

At The Law Offices of Michael L. Davidson, we aggressively fight drunk driving charges. Since our firm was founded more than 40 years ago, our experienced San Mateo, Oakland, San Jose & San Francisco  DUI defense lawyers have defended thousands of Bay Area clients against accusations such as the following:

  • First DUI offense : Even if you have a clean driving record, a DUI conviction can result in driver’s license suspension, fines, probation, jail time and higher insurance rates.
  • Multiple DUI offenses : If you already have one or more DUIs on your record, an additional conviction could result in even more severe penalties, including mandatory jail.
  • Felony DUI : Certain DUI offenses, including a fourth-time DUI, are considered felonies under California law. A felony on your record can have long-term consequences.
  • Under-21 DUI : Under California’s zero-tolerance law, drivers under 21 face license suspension and criminal penalties at much lower blood alcohol limits than older drivers.
  • Driving under the influence of drugs : You can be convicted of DUI for driving under the influence of not just alcohol but also drugs or a combination of drugs and alcohol.
  • Wet reckless : Our firm is able to help many people with borderline blood alcohol levels avoid DUI penalties by pleading guilty to reckless driving. This is known as “wet reckless.”
  • Motorcycle DUI : Motorcyclists are subject to the same DUI laws as the drivers of larger vehicles. Our attorneys are experienced at drunk driving defense for motorcyclists.
  • DUI enhancements : Accusations such as having an excessive blood alcohol level, causing an injury or endangering a child can increase the penalties for DUI.

San Mateo DUI Lawyers

We have the legal and scientific knowledge to fully investigate our clients’ cases with the help of our team of experts, including accident reconstructionists, toxicologists and other specialists. We are highly experienced at helping clients deal with situations like the following:

  • Field sobriety tests : Police officers often ask people suspected of DUI to perform field sobriety tests. In California, there is no penalty for refusing to take one of these tests.
  • Blood, urine and breath tests : California police officers administer blood, urine and breath tests to determine how much alcohol people have in their systems.
  • DUI penalties : The consequences of DUI can include standard criminal penalties such as fines and jail time, as well as license suspension and ignition interlock requirements.
  • DMV hearings: If the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is trying to take away your driver’s license, you have a right to a hearing, which is separate from your criminal case.
  • Things to know about California DUI : Our firm is dedicated to making sure our clients are fully informed about their options and the possible consequences of those options.

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Contact a DUI Defense Lawyer in San Mateo. Our attorneys are prepared to take your case to trial or negotiate with the prosecutors to get the best possible outcome. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 650-573-8000 or e-mail us today.

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The Law Offices of Michael L. Davidson
411 Borel Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402

Phone: 650-573-8000
Fax: 650-345-9875
San Mateo Law Office