In my opinion, Donald G. Drewry is the best DUI criminal defense attorney in California! I have been a client of Donald's since 2011. I am also an attorney, but I do not practice criminal law. In 2011, after much research and consideration, I hired Donald for my 2nd DUI. I pled 'no contest' and, through his skill and intimate knowledge of the criminal justice system, I received only 30 days of house arrest (in addition to the standard fines and DUI classes). I was arrested again in 2014 for a DUI. This would have been my 3rd DUI. I immediately hired Donald.
Donald's professionalism and client service are second to none. His office answered all of my questions and kept me informed throughout the entire process. My DMV hearing on this 3rd DUI took place in July 2015. Much to my delight, Donald WON MY DMV HEARING, arguing that there was insufficient evidence. As a result, I kept my license with no restrictions! My first appearance for my DUI case was also in July 2015, at which time I was fitted with a SCRAM alcohol ankle monitor. My court date was set for October 2015.
After informing me of his plan to fight the DUI, with which I concurred, in October Donald filed a Motion to Suppress Evidence. The motion hearing took place recently. At the hearing, Donald argued that the evidence obtained was pursuant to an unlawful stop, i.e. that the officer lacked probable cause, and the Judge agreed.
As a result of filing that motion, the prosecution right then and there at the hearing DISMISSED ALL CHARGES against me, which included the DUI and a probation violation!!! To say I was elated is putting it mildly. I am still, even now as I write this, somewhat in shock at the result. I left the courthouse with my dismissal paperwork and walked to the Sheriff's department where my Probation Officer, to whom I had been reporting twice a week for 6 months to have my SCRAM monitor read, removed my monitor.
I am so incredibly grateful that I chose to hire Donald as my attorney. I would (and have) recommend him to anyone who is facing a DUI charge. His flat-fee is very reasonable. His office is exceptional with client contact and kept me thoroughly informed. I now have over a year in recovery, and finally with this behind me, feel that I can move forward. I can't say enough good things about my experience of having Donald as my attorney. Although the facts of each person's case are different, if you hire Donald Drewry he will work diligently to achieve the best result possible for your DUI case, as he did for me - twice! THANK YOU AGAIN DONALD!!!
Posted by Daniel
I was charged with my second DUI and I am so glad I found Mr. Drewry because I was not completely satisfied with my representation last time around. My girlfriend and I searched the internet and were both struck by all the totally positive reviews of his services. I contacted his office on a Friday and was able to meet with him after work early Monday evening. I felt comfortable the moment I walked into his office and was greeted warmly by Olympia, the office manager. We spent over an hour reviewing my case and he never made me feel rushed. His approach is straight forward and no nonsense. He treats you like an adult and tells you exactly what to expect every step of the way. He has a ton of experience and I felt completely confident in his ability to bring about the best possible outcome. And the day of my court appearance he proved me right. Thinking quickly and acting decisively, Mr. Drewry was able to deliver a plea deal that kept me out of jail even though I was still on probation from my previous DUI. Put simply, the outcome exceeded my expectations in every way. In a couple of weeks he will be representing me at the DMV hearing in Oakland and I'm sure his skills will again serve me well. I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Drewry if you find yourself in similar circumstances.
Posted by a client
I can not thank Mr. Drewry enough for his help. To get to the point, he was able to get my DUI charge dropped to a Wet and Reckless. So if you need a Great DUI Lawyer - he is your guy! Worth every penny.
Now let me tell you about my experience. As you can image I was beyond scared, ashamed and broken when I got my DUI. I didn't know what to do or what would happen. What I did know is that if I had any fighting chance I needed a good lawyer. So I did some research and talked to about 4 different DUI lawyers (including Mr. Drewry). Now this may sound crazy but I choose Mr. Drewry because he was the most honest lawyer I talked to. He did not tell me everything was going to be ok (like some other lawyers did), or that he can guarantee a win. He was straight forward and STERN, no BS. That's when I said this is the one for me. If he can be like this with a potential client...he will be the same way in court fighting for me. So I hired him in Sept 2012. Flash forward to Dec 2014 - case FINALLY done and lowered to a Wet and Reckless (I blew a .11). Sure I would have hoped for my case to be resolved sooner but on the positive side I think it lessened the impact a DUI can have on your life. I was still able to drive for MOST of the two years I went through this ordeal. I didn't win my DMV hearing, so my license did finally get suspended in May 2014 but I was able to get a restricted license for work...so not too horrible. Most important to me, I DID NOT have to get an ignition lock on my car. I owe that all to Mr. Drewry since he was able to drop the charges to a Wet and Reckless. So if you need a good lawyer, I cannot recommend him enough. He will do his best to get you the best outcome and keep you informed with letters on any changes or court dates. Thank you Mr. Drewry!!!!
Posted by LaGuan
I was charged with my third DUI and I knew I had to get an lawyer that had the knowledge and the background dealing with DUI cases. I did my research and came across Mr. Drewery. I contacted his business via his website and he personally responded to me that day on a weekend. He was ready for the fight even before he received all the details. Upon meeting him he always kept it honest and real. He didn't sugar coat anything and laid out every possible outcome. His office was very informative anytime I called with questions. Although this was my third dui I did not do any jail time and that was thanks to Mr. Drewery and his staff. I do not know where I would be right now without him.
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
Two years ago I was pulled over for what i thought would be a speeding ticket, but ended up with a DUI (supposedly I blew a .13, but I still don't believe it!), and had the pleasure of spending a "luxurious" night in the Oakland City (Spa) Jail. For the record, I have NEVER been involved with breaking any laws, save for the occasional speeding and/or parking ticket, which I have always admitted to, so this event was a real shocker!
I've never had a need for a lawyer, and being relatively new to California, I was confused by the system (also extremely annoyed by the CHP Officers who pulled me over - unprofessional jerks!). I realized quickly that i would need to get a lawyer, but finding one who didn't come off as a used car salesman seemed unlikely. However, in my research I stumbled upon Mr Drewry's website.
It was straight forward, informative, and he seemed like he was not going to bullshit me like many other lawyers I had spoken to, so I gave him a call.
Mr. Drewry is not for the feint of heart – he is a very blunt man, who does not sugar coat a thing! Basically he let's you know what the law regarding DUIs entail, and how it can, and will, detrimentally ruin your life, especially if you try to go it alone. Personally, I appreciate the blunt approach, so was reassured that he knew what he was doing.
It has taken over two years to go through this process, but I was informed at every step, and some how, Mr. Drewry managed to get my charges dropped! It seems a miracle that it's finally over, but it is. It's a huge relief to be able to move on.
Thank you Mr. Drewry! You are a wise man.
P.S. I have learned my lesson well: I absolutely DO NOT drink and drive, even if it is a few beers as it was that night.
Posted by Jay
Third DUI but was kept from doing any jail time. Mr Drewry is very straightforward and basically, 'no BS' attitude. Grateful that he can help me with my case and definitely would recommend him if you're in need of a good DUI lawyer.
Posted by Kevin
I can not say enough about Mr. Drewry, his knowledge, expertise, determination to see a case through, honesty, and being a all around good guy.
I was not sure how this was going to turn out for me but Mr. Drewry laid out all the facts, never sugar coated anything, armed me with all the information I needed to come to a decision and once I made that choice was always in my corner leading the fight. Once I gave him and his staff the green light to take my case to trial there was never any let up on the effort to win my case.
Due to numerous delays which were not all our fault my case took almost 3 yrs to come to trial and Mr. Drewry had the same amount of energy from day one which was 100 percent.
The outcome of my DMV case was most favourable and I never lost my license or a day of driving all thanks to Mr. Drewry. In my criminal case I ended up with a dry reckless and again without Mr. Drewry I hate to think what it would of been otherwise.
The one thing I did not expect to get out of this was a very good understanding of our court system as Mr. Drewry always kept me well informed as to the status and the happenings in my case.
Mr Drewry is fair, honest, hard working and as far as his fees is reasonably price.
Posted by Kyle
Don Drewry was an AMAZING help with my DUI case. I knew he had a great track record with his cases but he definitely went above and beyond to help me out and get me in the best situation possible. I was expecting the worst in every way and he handled everything incredibly well and was very clear in what was going on so I had no confusion. Would absolutely recommend him to anyone going through a DUI case. Can't thank him enough!
Posted by Karen R.
What made me choose him to represent me was that he took more than an hour during the first consultation because he wanted to make sure that I understand the trouble I was in and the process it was going to take. Mr. Drewry is very knowledgeable and very helpful. He answered all the questions I had and explained it in the way I can comprehend it completely. Even after the case was over, he is still available for any questions I have, which I deeply appreciate.
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
My case lasted almost 2 years. I was being charged with a first time DUI at high B.A.C. levels of .18/.19 and having increased speed in the process. All evidence was stacked against me and I knew that I needed an experienced attorney to handle my case. After a google search I came across Donald Drewry's law office and read countless reviews speaking of his high character, professionalism, and personality which made me feel that he was the right person for the job. Not to mention his off the charts results and track record. He doesn't make any promises, but seems to always come through somehow. Throughout the whole process he and his assistant Olympia kept me well informed on the status of my case via phone and mail. They even found a way to grant extensions with the DMV during my entire appeals process which allowed me to continue driving. Donald takes every case very seriously and genuinely cares about his clients. He could easily charge a whole lot more than his standard rates ($2500 flat fee in most cases), but tries to be as fair to the customer as possible. He's too fair to us if you ask me. Walking into court with Donald by your side gives you a sense of confidence because he's that way. Seeing the other lawyers in court today I can tell you that Donald Drewry was hands down the best attorney in that courtroom. I'm willing to say he's even the best in all of CA. He worked miracles in my case and gave me the best outcome possible. Words cannot express the gratitude I have to Donald, Olympia, and the rest of their legal team for going to bat and fighting for me like they did. They went above and beyond their call of duty to work out a deal that would satisfy me, which they vastly exceeded my expectations. You will not regret hiring their services. He saved me thousands of dollars in fines, community work, and I was able to keep my job. Donald and Olympia are great people who will do everything in their power to help you through this difficult time in your life. If I hear of anyone in a similar type situation Donald Drewry's law team will get the referral every time. Thanks again for everything!