Why should I talk with an attorney?
The reason you are on this website is that you already aware of the need to speak with and possibly hire an experienced DUI attorney with a proven track record. It is possible that the police may have violated your rights or committed some error that could result in the charges against you being reduced or even dismissed. Therefore, it is very important that you speak with us as soon as possible after your arrest.
Why should you even hire an attorney?
Don't and you'll guarantee the result. Defending yourself in the criminal justice system will be almost impossible and very rarely successful. Some legal commentators call drunk driving the guilty until proven innocent exception to the Constitution. Drunk driving is a complex field of law. The politics and the odds are stacked against you. The penalties fordriving under the influence of alcohol and or drugs can be very severe. The penalties may include the following: a jail sentence; a substantial fine; attendance in alcohol abuse classes; suspension, revocation or restriction of your driver's license; and/or other penalties. Further, pleading guilty to a DUI will result in your insurance premiums doubling and even tripling over the next several years. Often the fines are not as financially draining as the rise in insurance costs.
A drunk driving arrest triggers two separate legal actions against you. One is the criminal action. The other is the DMV civil action to automatically suspend your license. Often with skilled and aggressive representation, it may be possible to have the charges dropped or reduced without the expense of trial. However, we prepare EVERY case as if it were atrial case. Obviously, not every case is a trial case. But we prepare every case that way for two reasons:
- In case it is a situation where we are going to trial, we're ready.
- It is the best way to insure a possible reduction or dismissal of the charges before trial.
Either way the client has been afforded quality, aggressive representation which will in turn insure the best possible result. If your case is filed as a misdemeanor, the law permits me to attend all of the court appearances on your behalf. You won't have to miss time from work and you don't have to suffer the stress and anxiety of appearing in court. It is quite possible that I will be able to resolve your case to your satisfaction without you ever having to set foot in the courtroom. Remember the more experienced your attorney has with DUI cases, the better your outcome and the less chance you as the client will have a negative experience from the system.
Why should you hire Braden & Tucci for your DUI case and DMV Hearing?
Your choice of legal counsel is not a decision to take lightly. The attorney you choose can mean the difference between excellent results or real complications. If you want to be fully informed about your legal rights and you want attorneys who will fight for your rights, (and not a DUI broker/dump truck who is just going to take your money and plead you out), call us. We will aggressively represent you both in your court trial and at the Department of Motor Vehicles hearing.
Braden & Tucci will give your case the personal attention it needs. Your problem is our problem and we will handle your case as if it were our own. That is what we would expect and you shouldn't settle for anything less.
You may reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (949) 872-2700.
Evening and weekend appointments are available. We offer a free consultation, and there is never a charge to talk to either one of us. Our firm accepts checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card and we have convenient payment plans available.
If you do choose to seek the advice of another attorney, make sure you ask him or her the following questions:
- What is the average burn off rate of alcohol per hour per person?
- What is the percentage amount of preservative that should be in a blood sample?
- What are the top three field sobriety tests recommended by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration?
- When does a person reach their peak absorption level?
- What are three major defenses in a breath test case?
An attorney experienced in handling DUIs will know the answers to these questions. In addition, if you decide to consult with another attorney, ask them to show you a copy of the California Highway Patrol Enforcement Manual which details the procedures a CHP officer must follow with respect to a DUI investigation. If that attorney does not have this manual, you know he/she is not prepared for his/her current clients and will not be prepared for your case.
Higher standards which come from extensive legal experience set us apart from other law firms. As you consider our firm to represent you in this difficult time, you can rely on us to be there every step of the way making the process comfortable and successful.
Finally, please consider that with some firms, a lower fee comes at the expense of the representation to the client. But in the hands of a highly skilled and experienced DUI trial lawyer and DMV Hearing lawyer, your chances at a successful resolution are increased. When the subjects are your liberty and your license, you deserve the very best representation available. Good luck and we hope to be of service to you.