At the beginning of 2022, the law regarding DUI diversion changed. DUIs are no longer eligible for diversion in California. Appeals are currently pending, which will hopefully reverse that decision to exclude DUIs from diversion. If successful, diversion would once again be applicable to DUIs in California. Please contact our office with any questions. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org OR Call us at: (415) 523-7878
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"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 criminal! He was very responsive throughout the length of our engagement, taking time to respond by phone and by email with any and all details that I needed or asked for. I had an extremely positive outcome in both my Court and DMV meetings. I know that I would not have won either of those hearings without the professional and personal attention that Aaron gave in both of these courts while representing me. Thank you Aaron for giving me my life back!"A Satisfied Client
“Aaron made my DUI case go very smooth, he has well knowledge of the court system and works hard to give you the best results . I didn’t even have to show up to court or to the DMV hearing. We all know how time consuming this can be especially if you have a busy schedule.I didn’t even take one day off from work he took care of all the appearances. He gave me good advice and kept me very calm. One of the reasons I picked Aaron was because I got my DUI the day before Christmas eve which was a Friday. We all know how busy everybody is with their loved ones during those times. On saturday which was Christmas eve I called a whole bunch of lawyers and they were all answering services...”Austin L.
“I did not know Aaron prior to requiring his services. I did speak to another lawyer about him and he came highly recommended.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 criminal! He was very responsive throughout the length of our engagement, taking time to respond by phone and by email with any and all details that I needed or asked for. I had an extremely positive outcome in both my Court and DMV meetings. I know that I would not have won either of those hearings without the professional and personal...”Jimmy Y.
A DUI arrest can happen to anyone who drinks or takes legal or non-legal drugs, and then operates a vehicle. While most of us don’t intend to go out and drive under the influence, sometimes it does happen. In most cases, we had that one last drink that barely put us at or over the legal .08% limit. When we’ve have had too much, lack of judgment can kick in and the result might be what we never expected to happen – a DUI arrest. Sometimes we get that emergency call and decide to drive. We might have pulled over to sober up, but still got charged with a DUI. Whatever the situation is, we did something that we wish we could take back, and now we have no choice but to deal with the consequences.
I help defend people who made a judgment error. We are all humans, and we all make mistakes. Most of my clients are good people who are facing criminal prosecution and loss of driving privileges for the first time in their lives. There are so many questions and unknowns in a situation like this. It is a terrifying experience, and for many causes more stress than they’ve ever encountered.
The 14th Annual Napa Valley Ride to Defeat ALS and Walk is a one-day cycling event designed to appeal to every level of cyclist and supporter of The ALS Association. We offer a 100-mile route (century), TWO 62-mile routes (metric century) -- one "lite" route and a challenge route, a 38-mile route, a 28-mile route, and a 12-mile route. We also have a short walk around the Yountville Veterans Home for any non-cyclists!
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We represent people accused of DUI in all Bay Area Counties, both in Court and at the DMV. With over 29 years of experience, we are one of the only firms in the Bay Area that dedicates it's criminal law practice exclusively to fighting for the rights of those accused of Driving Under the Influence. We represent clients on both misdemeanor and felony DUI charges. Often, those charges can include hit and run, driving on a suspended license, marijuana, other legal and illegal drugs, speeding, and other California Vehicle Code violations in addition to the DUI. Our case experience includes under 21 DUI, zero tolerance, and Drunk Driving probation violations. We conduct Administrative Per Se (APS) hearings for clients on most DUI cases. Our years of experience with DMV have helped many clients save or regain their licenses after being accused of DUI, Lack of Skill, Negligent Operator, and Physical and Mental issues. You may contact us 24/7 for your Free Case Evaluation today.