Aggressive DUI/Drunk Driving Defense In The Bay Area

Drunk driving is a serious offense. The police may impound vehicles, and alleged offenders may face driver's license revocation or suspension, heavy fines and even jail time.

If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol, contact Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP, as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected. Our DUI defense attorneys have decades of experience defending people like you charged with:

Did you know? If you were pulled over and charged with drunk driving, you have only 10 days from the date of the traffic stop to request a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) hearing to protect your license and your driving privileges. Call 925-344-4634 today.

Understanding DMV Hearings

A DMV Hearing is the administrative procedure for protecting your driver's license from automatic suspension or revocation after a DUI arrest. Do not delay in calling our office right away.

At the DMV Hearing, the hearing officer acts as both the prosecutor and the judge. There are two theories that apply: first, if you submitted to a blood or breath sample when requested by the police officer, and second, if you refused to, or failed to, provide a chemical test after requested to do so by a police officer.

If you took a blood or breath or (if applicable) a urine test, the hearing officer must prove the following:

1. Did the peace officer have reasonable cause to believe you were driving a motor vehicle in violation of Vehicle Code Section 23140, 23152, or 23153?

2. Were you placed under lawful arrest?

3. Were you driving a motor vehicle when you had .08 percent or more by weight of alcohol in your blood?

If you refused or failed to complete a blood, breath test, or (if applicable) a urine test, the hearing officer must prove the following:

1. Did the peace officer have reasonable cause to believe you were driving a motor vehicle in violation of Vehicle Code Section 23140, 23152, or, 23153?

2. Were you placed under lawful arrest?

3. Were you told that if you refused to submit to or failed to complete a test of your blood, breath or (when applicable) urine, your driving privileges would be suspended for one year or revoked for two or three years?

4. Did you refuse to submit to or fail to complete a blood or breath test, or (if applicable) a urine test after being requested to do so by a peace officer?

You do not want to fight the DMV alone. Let the attorneys at Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP, evaluate the evidence against you and plan the best strategy to fight the DMV and protect your driving privileges.

We Have The Tenacity And Skill You Are Looking For

DUI cases are being prosecuted more often now than in the past and offenders face stiffer punishments today than ever before.

Since prosecutors have dedicated greater resources to punishing drunk driving crimes, it is important to take DUI charges seriously and choose a criminal defense attorney who will fight for you. Our lawyers are the advocates you seek.

At Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP, our drunk driving defense attorneys have a thorough understanding of California's criminal courts and the administrative system associated with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. We can also answer your questions regarding your rights if you are pulled over, and how the various breath and blood tests may impact your case.

We Are Available Day And Night

We work hard to give clients the high-quality service and dedication they deserve after a DUI arrest. Call our Livermore office at any time of the day or night to set up a free initial consultation: 925-344-4634. You can also reach us by email. We serve clients throughout the Bay Area, Central Valley and the surrounding areas of Northern California.

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