Things to Know About California DUI

San Mateo Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys

At The Law Offices of Michael L. Davidson, our experienced DUI defense lawyers are dedicated to ensuring that our clients have access to as much information as possible about their options. The following are some of the major topics that our clients have questions about:

  • How to avoid a DUI : A taxi or a hotel may be expensive, but both are much less expensive than the direct and indirect costs of a drunk driving arrest.
  • What to do after being stopped : We encourage anyone stopped for DUI to be polite, take only those tests that are legally required, and contact an attorney right away.
  • Why hire an attorney for a DUI : You may be tempted to plead guilty just to get your DUI case over with. If you do this, however, you give up any chance of a better outcome.
  • Investigating a DUI : It takes a skilled team of experts to do the full investigation that is required to identify all possible defenses to California drunk driving charges.
  • Probable cause for a DUI arrest : The U.S. Constitution requires the police to have probable cause before stopping you, interrogating you and asking you to take tests.
  • DUI checkpoints : There are very special legal requirements that the police must meet before they are allowed to set up random drunk driving checkpoints.
  • Avoid jail after a DUI : If you have been charged with DUI, you will need to mount a serious defense in order to avoid a jail sentence of 48 hours or potentially much longer.
  • Save your driver’s license after a DUI : If you have been accused of DUI and you do not take quick action in your defense, you will lose your license for at least four months.
  • Insurance coverage after a DUI : Having a DUI on your record can have major consequences for your auto insurance and, in some cases, your employer’s insurance.
  • Financial consequences after a DUI : The financial consequences of DUI go far beyond criminal fines. A drunk driving conviction can have a long-term impact on your finances.
  • Commercial driver’s licenses and DUI : If you drive a commercial vehicle for a living, there is a very good chance that a DUI conviction could cost you your job.
  • DUI driving schools : If you are convicted of DUI and granted probation, you may be required to take drug and alcohol classes for three to nine months at your own expense.
  • DUI for non-California residents : If you are from another state, a California DUI conviction can have major consequences for your home-state driver’s license.

Based in San Mateo, we have more than 40 years of experience serving clients throughout the Bay Area. If you have been arrested for DUI, do not hesitate to call us at 650-573-8000 or send us an e-mail to schedule a free consultation.

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

Phone: 650-573-8000
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