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Michael Berg

Criminal Lawyer Sacramento Defense Attorney

DUI Defense

Sacramento DUI Lawyer

We have Represented Hundreds of Individuals Charged with DUI

Driving under the influence. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? However, did you know that:

  • You can be charged with DUI if you are driving under the influence of drugs (not just alcohol)?
  • You can be convicted of DUI while operating not just a truck, motorcycle, airplane, or boat?
  • The blood alcohol content (BAC) required for a DUI charge is different for underage drivers and individuals with commercial driver’s licenses?
  • Your license can be automatically suspended if you refuse to submit to a chemical test?
  • A misdemeanor conviction or plea bargain of “wet reckless” can increase the chances that future charges will be made at the felony level?

While the basic concept may be simple, defending against DUI charges is not. There are many factors that can influence the complexity of a particular DUI case. Having an experienced DUI defense attorney on your side can have a tremendous impact on the outcome of your case.

We have represented hundreds of individuals charged with DUI and taken over 50 cases to trial. As a result, we are familiar with the prosecution and the methods they use when constructing a case. Our goal is to have the charges reduced or dismissed. Unlike some other firms, however, there is no additional charge if your case goes to trial. We are prepared to stand with you from start to finish.

We will Investigate the Circumstances of your DUI Fully

There are actually two separate processes that activate the moment you are stopped and charged with DUI, and both of them require your immediate attention. The first is that your license is suspended, and you have 10 days to appeal this suspension. The second is the criminal charges filed against you, which can include:

  • First-time DUI
  • Multiple DUI
  • Underage DUI
  • Felony DUI
  • DUI Drug
  • Associated charges including vehicular manslaughter

Consequences for a DUI conviction generally include jail time, fines, suspension of your driver’s license, DUI school, formal probation, and possible installation of an ignition interlock device. Most people have work, school, and family obligations. The penalties associated with a conviction can interfere with your ability to meet those obligations.

That is why we will investigate the circumstances of your DUI fully. Was there cause for the initial stop? Were any procedural errors made by police during the course of your stop and arrest? At what point after your stop was your BAC level taken? Are you being charged with multiple DUI because of a previous DUI on your record when in fact the look back period has expired?

We do not believe that there is such a thing as a “cookie-cutter” or typical DUI case. We will work with you to develop an individualized defense strategy that takes your unique situation into account. For a free consultation about your DUI charges and the options available to you, contact our firm right away.