A practicing trial attorney for 17 years, in California and Georgia. Former... more
A practicing trial attorney for 17 years, in California and Georgia. Former Assistant District Attorney. Former patient advocate for mental health patients committed against their wishes. Criminal defense and DUI-DWI defense experience. Previous experience in both civil and criminal litigation.
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.