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DUI/DWI

Santa Clara County DWI/DUI Defense Lawyers

The attorneys of Roberts & Elliott, LLP are here to defend you against drunk driving charges. We handle both felony and misdemeanor DUIs, and understand the impact DWI/DUI charges can have on your life. We are dedicated to protecting you from them. Our attorneys are in court and in the trenches everyday.

Contact us at 408-275-9800 today to speak with an experienced DUI/DWI defense attorney. Our office accepts all major credit cards and payment plans.

For more than 25 years, the law firm of Roberts & Elliott, LLP has stood up for the rights of people charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. We are available to defend people in San Jose, California, and the surrounding cities, including Santa Clara, San Francisco, Berkeley, and Cupertino.

Serious Repercussions

The repercussions of a drunk driving arrest and conviction include, but not limited to:

  • Fines
  • Jail Time
  • Driver's License Suspension or Revocation
  • Increased Insurance Premiums
  • A criminal conviction on your Permanent Record
  • Probation
  • Mandatory alcohol programs (3, 9, or 18 month durations)
  • Ignition Interlock Device (IID)
  • Car impoundment/forfeiture

Our goal is to prevent all of these repercussions. Our experienced DWI/DUI defense lawyers are committed to efficiently and effectively helping you navigate past these charges into a future that is free of any negative impact.

Experience and Knowledge

Whether this is your first drunk driving offense, or you have multiple prior convictions, we can help. We understand the law and handle all felony and misdemeanor DUI/DWI cases. We know how to investigate the prosecution's case against you, from the legality of the traffic stop to the validity of the evidence. Our DUI/DWI defense attorneys will work with you to develop a case or reach a plea bargain that is dedicated to minimizing or reducing the impact of the charges and consequences against you.

First Offense

If this is your first offense, you will most likely face a misdemeanor. Two charges are common in these cases. The specific wording of these charges is:

  • "It is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or any drug, or under the combined influence of an alcoholic beverage and any drug, to drive a vehicle." California Vehicle Code section 23152(a)
  • "It is unlawful for any person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle." California Vehicle Code section 23152(b)

Our attorneys can assist cases involving refusals (refusal to submit alcohol tests), forced blood, high blood alcohol level (.15 or higher). Other allegations which can enhance the penalties include driving 20 or more miles per hour over the speed limit/reckless driving, driving under the influence with a minor under 14, and accidents.

Learn more about how our DWI/DUI defense lawyers can help you. Contact us at 408-275-9800 to schedule a free consultation.