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Law Firm of Aaron Bortel

Aaron Bortel, Esq.

35 Reviews

Why Do I Defend People Arrested For DUI?
People arrested for DUI come from all walks of life and all ages. I am helping out professionals, Men and Women, people who are Teachers, Lawyers, Doctors, Police officers, everyone. Not usually “hardened criminals”. Only good people, people who really need help. It’s a complex situation and being able to help good people is rewarding to me. It’s one of the reasons I focus on DUI cases exclusively.

Also, DUI cases are extremely complex. They involve the science of breath and blood tests, how alcohol and drugs interact with the human body, issues of absorption and elimination of alcohol and drugs from human body. We are dealing with driver’s license issues, driver’s license suspensions, trying to keep people driving, trying to keep people working, trying to keep people from not losing their jobs. It takes a lot of skill, knowledge and dedication to defend these cases.

What Makes Me Uniquely Qualified To Defend You?

  • Practice Limited to DUI Defense
  • Handled thousands of cases in past 20 years
  • Extensive trial experience
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
  • Member National College of DUI Defense
  • AVVO Rating 10.0 – Superb
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
  • A+ rating (BBB)

I Have Handled/Dealt With:

  • High BAC cases
  • Drugged DUIs (prescribed and illegal)
  • DUI manslaughter charges
  • Hit and run charges
  • Reckless Driving Charges
  • Out of State DUI Offenses
  • Driving on a suspended license
  • Zero tolerance violations
  • DMV hearings for all level of offenses
  • Under 21 DUI/DWI
  • Felony and Misdemeanor DUIs

How Will You Be Treated By Me?
When you hire me, you get me. Not an inexperienced associate or partner you have never met. I appear with you at every court date from beginning to end.

I will keep you informed of everything that is happening in your case, every step of the way. I will advise you as to how I believe the court is likely to resolve the issues in your case, and I will proceed as you tell me.

I will defend you and fight for the very best possible outcome in your case based on the facts and circumstances specific to your situation.

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • National College for DUI Defense
  • California Bar Association
  • California DUI Lawyers Association

Honors And Awards

  • AVVO Superb 10 out of 10 Rating

Bar Admissions

  • California

“Aaron called me quickly and reviewed my case with me thoroughly. He did all of the leg work to set up appointments and handle both the Court and DMV requirements. He always made me feel like a deserving citizen rather than a... "

A Satisfied Client


“I went to Aaron with a DUI/Hit and Run Charge. Aaron kept me very informed throughout the entire court proceedings. He got back to all of my questions in a timely manner and is very professional. He was able to get my charges dropped..."

A DUI Client


“Don’t bother shopping around; Aaron Bortel truly is the expert. My friend’s BAC was .30 and she was able to have the DUI case completely dismissed. In addition, she won her DMV hearing and did not suffer a suspended license. This was ..."

A DUI Client

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“Mr. Bortel is one of the most exemplary and extraordinary attorneys that I have encountered in 24 years of practice. Despite being a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and private attorney for nearly two and a half decades, I continue to learn valuable information from his posts every day. I would highly recommend.”

Christopher Leroi, General Practice Lawyer in Greenwood Village, CO


“I endorse this lawyer. Aaron is an excellent criminal defense attorney, and can be trusted to obtain the best possible result when facing a DUI – be it a dismissal, favorable plea deal or trial.”

Joshua Davis, Criminal Defense Attorney in San Francisco, CA


“Mr. Bortel is an excellent attorney whom I have consulted with on many issues. I find him to be extremely well prepared and well versed in all areas of criminal defense. He is a great attorney whom I endorse without reservation.”

Michael Meehan, Criminal Defense Attorney in San Francisco, CA

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