Sonoma County DUI Lawyers
DUI is a common charge across Sonoma County and the state. It is a criminal charge that is also the first time many people find themselves forced to face the personnel and procedures of the criminal justice system. Thus, if you have been arrested for DUI, you likely have many questions, concerns, and even false conceptions about your arrest, the law, the proceedings, and what to expect. For example, many people believe that they will automatically be convicted based on breathalyzer test results. This is far from true. Any evidence can be attacked, shown to be faulty, or put into doubt by a criminal defense attorney who has done a proper investigation into the facts.
At Wilber Law Offices we devote a large portion of our practice to DUI. This has given us an abundance of experience in investigating cases and devising strategies for defense. We will do the same for you, starting with a meticulous investigation of your arrest. Our team will review and evaluate everything from why you were pulled over to how law enforcement conducted their procedures to the efficacy of the equipment used to determine your alleged impairment. Every aspect of the situation will be subject to scrutiny in our thorough research of the facts.
Arrested for DUI? Get a professional evaluation of your case in a free initial consultation with a Sonoma County DUI attorney. Contact Wilber Law Offices at (707) 480-3383.
California DUI Charges
Many types of charges can be filed against you related to impaired driving depending on whether you have previous DUI convictions, whether you caused an accident that involved property damage, injury, or death to another, and other factors, such as driving under the influence with a minor in your vehicle. These can range from misdemeanors to serious felony charges.
Our firm defends all DUI charges, such as:
- First-, second-, and third-offense DUI
- DUI with injury
- Felony DUI
- College student or under-21 DUI
- DUI as a commercially licensed driver driving a commercial vehicle
- Drug DUI
- Aggravated DUI, such as driving with a blood alcohol concentration measuring .15 percent or higher, driving with a minor in the vehicle, or speeding while driving intoxicated
California DUI Penalties
The penalties you face in any DUI charge will be case-dependent. In general, DUI penalties can include jail time, fines, years of probation, community service, a license suspension, restricted licenses with a mandatory ignition interlock device, participation in DUI school, substance abuse education or treatment, court fees, and SR-22 auto insurance.
Why It Is Vital to Have a Sonoma County DUI Lawyer
When charged with DUI, you may question the importance of putting an experienced DUI lawyer on your side. It is crucial to remember that all the players in the DUI process dealing with your case are lawyers. These lawyers include the District Attorney who decides your charges, the Assistant District Attorney who seeks to convict you, and the judge who will decide what your sentence will be. Even law enforcement who make DUI arrests have lawyers.
With all these lawyers involved in the arrest, prosecution, and punishment of DUI, shouldn’t you have a lawyer backing you?
Case DismissedFacing a three year prison term. Acquitted of the felony charge at jury trial, and granted informal probation for the misdemeanor charge with no jail time to serve.
Case DismissedFacing up to a year in jail. This case went to jury trial twice. The first time around, a mistrial was granted based on inadmissible evidence being introduced by the prosecution. We did not give up and tried the case a second time. When it came to light that video evidence ...
Case DismissedBut case later overturned on appeal based on arguments made by our counsel during the trial that the blood test was inadmissible and that there was no time of driving established by the evidence.
“I just went through the painstaking process of getting a DUI in Sonoma County. Ryan Wilber and his team did an amazing job in making this process go as smooth as possible.” - Beau K.
“If you need legal help I fully recommend them! If your looking for an experienced trial lawyer this is the team you want to hire.” - William H.
“He helped my life become easier and more manageable after I messed up by making reckless decisions.” - E. D.