DUI Criminal Defense Lawyer in Alameda, CA

Facing DUI charges?

Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol is strictly forbidden in California. Getting a DUI conviction leads to consequences that will greatly affect your life. If you’ve been charged with driving while impaired (DWI), don’t plead guilty without talking to a criminal defense attorney.

Legal questions or concerns?

Our experienced attorney at the Law Offices of Andrew Dósa can answer questions and address your concerns regarding criminal defense, civil litigation, and estate planning.

What to Do During an Arrest

It can be difficult to stay calm and collected during something as stressful as a DUI arrest. Here are some things to keep in mind during an arrest.

  • Remember as much as you can during the arrest. Arrests follow a specific procedure, and it’s possible to get your case dismissed if there were any errors during the arrest. Try to stay calm and remember what happens before, during, and after the arrest. Every detail is crucial to prepare a strong defense with the help of your DUI attorney.

  • Cooperate with the arresting officer. Always be ready to take field sobriety tests when you get pulled over for a suspected DUI. Arguing with the police officer can only hurt your case. However, it’s also important to be careful of what you say during the arrest, since anything you say can and likely will be used against you in court.

  • Don’t go public. It’s easy to turn to social media and defend yourself in public, but this will likely hurt your case. The prosecution can use your posts against you, and even a small discrepancy between your testimony in court and what you said in social media can jeopardize your case.

  • Don’t miss a court date. If you miss any of your court dates, it can come across as you not taking your defense seriously. This can lessen your chances of winning the case and even weaken your credibility. Make sure to keep track of your court date so you won’t miss any.

  • Don’t plead guilty immediately. Most defendants plead guilty because they think there’s no way to win, but that’s not true. There’s a wide range of defenses you can use to reduce and even remove the charges against you.

If you or someone you love is facing DUI charges, it’s important to get legal help as soon as possible. Call our office at 510-333-4564 or fill out the contact form to schedule a consultation today.