I have been a practicing criminal defense attorney for the last 12 years in El... more
I have been a practicing criminal defense attorney for the last 12 years in El Dorado County, primarily with the Public Defender's Office. As part of my criminal defense practice, I also have extensive experience in both juvenile deliquency and dependency cases, conservatorships and guardianships. I no longer working in El Dorado County and am taking a few cases on a private basis. I also ha... view profile
If you are suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may be arrested for DUI (driving under the influence). Depending on the state, the specific crime is also called DWI (driving while intoxicated), OUI (operating under the influence), or OWI (operating while intoxicated). A DUI conviction has serious consequences (for example, losing your driving privileges); but an experienced DUI attorney can often get the charges dropped or reduced, or may be able to negotiate lesser penalties depending on your circumstances and your past history.