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Knowledgeable California DUI/DWI Attorney

Defending Northern California and Palm Springs area clients charged with drunk driving offenses

Being convicted of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated has serious consequences, including, among other things, loss of your driver’s license, higher insurance costs, substantial fines and court costs, years of probation, restricted driver’s license, many months of DUI classes, and jail time. If you are arrested for a DUI offense, contact an attorney immediately. California law imposes strict deadlines for the filing of necessary documents with the court and the DMV. With more than 20 years of experience, Michael F. Brown and his associates have the knowledge and experience necessary to help you obtain the best possible outcome.

Challenging the Breathalyzer®

If you have consented to the Breathalyzer test, the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) results are crucial to the prosecution’s case against you. You must overcome the presumption of impairment that the BAC results create. In California, you are presumed impaired if the Breathalyzer registers a BAC at or above .08. A BAC of .15 or higher increases the severity of the penalties that may be imposed upon you. Challenging the presumption of impairment requires extensive technical and legal knowledge. Michael F. Brown and his associates consult with experts, who are experienced in the defense against the BAC and other prosecutorial evidence. Through their combined extensive knowledge and experience, and their use of experts, Michael F. Brown and his associates are prepared to defend your rights to the fullest.

DMV hearing

If you refuse to take the Breathalyzer test, your driver’s license may be automatically suspended regardless of the outcome of your DUI case. You must act quickly to challenge the suspension of your driving privileges at a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) hearing. Michael F. Brown and his associates immediately take the steps necessary to defend your right to continue driving until your DUI case is resolved in criminal court.

Aggravating DUI factors

The circumstances surrounding your DUI charge can determine how aggressively the prosecution pursues your case and whether you face penalty enhancements. Michael F. Brown and his associates thoroughly address each element of your case and seek to minimize the effect of such serious issues as:

  • Previous convictions for DUI
  • BAC of .15 or higher
  • A minor in the vehicle
  • DUI involving an accident with property damage
  • DUI involving an accident with serious bodily injuries
  • DUI manslaughter
  • Leaving the scene of an accident

When your liberty is on the line, contact a relentless California DUI attorney

The Law Offices of Michael F. Brown represents clients throughout Northern California and the Pal Springs area. We can schedule an appointment in one of the firm’s convenient locations:

  • San Ramon, California
  • Beverly Hills, California

To schedule your free consultation, contact the Law Offices of Michael F. Brown online or call our:

  • San Ramon, CA office at 925-824-3101