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Brian C Andritch

DUI and DWI Attorney at Fresno, CA

4.8   19 reviews

Licensed for 23 years

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About Brian

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    I defend all types of crimes ranging from misdemeanor DUI offenses to serious felonies is both State and Federal Courts.

    22 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    50%
    I have a particular interest in DUI defense and a large portion of my practice is DUI defense. I defend misdemeanor and felony DUI in state and federal court. Yes, you can get a federal DUI. If you are on federal property and arrested for DUI then it is a federal crime. I also defend DUIs with the DMV. A DUI case typically has two components. The criminal aspect and DMV license suspensions/revocations.

    22 years

I was born and raised in the California Central Valley. Since 2000, I have been protecting the rights of the criminally accused throughout Fresno County. For approximately eight years I was a Deputy District Attorney in Fresno and served as the President of the Fresno County Prosecutors Association. During my time with the District Attorney’s office I gained invaluable insight into how both sides of the courtroom operate. Prosecuting everything from misdemeanor offenses to felonies, I was assigned to a special group that handled repeat DUI offenders and those facing DUI charges that ended in injury or wrongful death. I prosecuted over 200 felony DUI cases and now have the strategies necessary to know how the other side thinks when trying to convict an individual. Focusing 100% of my efforts towards criminal law and litigation, there is no case too complex for me and my team to handle. Recently, I was included in the list of Northern California’s Super Lawyers® Rising StarsSM in 2009, 2010 and 2012. This is an honor bestowed on less than 2.5% of lawyers in the entire state. Additionally, after qualifying under various requirements by the State Bar of California, demonstrating legal experience and passing examinations, I have become certified as a Criminal Law Specialist. My dedication to my clients goes above and beyond what is expected. If you should choose to work with me as your Fresno criminal defense lawyer, I will strive to do everything in power to provide you with a positive case result. 

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Licensed for 23 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 09/15/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by W.C.M | February 9, 2011
DUI Defense
After being cited for a DUI in Fresno County, I had very little knowledge about how to handle my case. After doing some research on the matter I learned that with a BAC as high as mine, it might be useless to fight it. I contacted many lawyers in the Fresno area, and had extensive phone interviews with all of them. I wanted to learn about my case, and the way that Fresno County prosecutes DUI's. While seeking legal council it became clear that many lawyers were giving me a false hope of a dismissal, without ever examining my case. Many of these lawyers tried to persuade me with a few past stories of fighting DUI's to a dismissal. Brian C Andritch persuaded me with the story of his background and credentials. Mr. Andritch is an honest and hardworking lawyer who has training and years of experience working with DUI's in the County of Fresno. He gave me the confidence to work with the legal process, and the security of being well represented. When examining my case, Mr. Andritch was honest with all the facts. He didn't avoid the fact that my case presented little room for fighting, but that there were still ways to handle it. After some hard work and dedication to my case, Brian C Andritch found an angle in which to fight for a lesser charge. He fought for my case, and got my DUI dropped to a wet and reckless. After being in the position of not having anything to hope for. Brian C Andritch gave me the best outcome I could have hoped for.
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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2009
Highly Recommended
Mr. Andrich was a tremendous help in my DUI case. He delivered on all of his promises, and was also careful to give me a straightforward account of what to expect during and after my case.
Posted by Mercedes | August 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in town
Was expecting my husband to get a lot of time in jail but with this attorney we got a good deal he was on top of everything that was going and kept us updated and informed.. Also fought for him like crazy in the courtroom would highly recommend this Brian to anyone if they needed a good lawyer
Posted by Ramona | August 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brian is an amazing lawyer.
Brian is an amazing lawyer. He takes tome to read your entire case and tenaciously addressed and worse case scenarios throughly without sugar coating them. He does not tell you what you want to hear to collect your money. His background as a prosecutor gives him invaluable insight. Brian was concerned not only about the charge but the underlining issue that caused it to happen. Brian obtained what anyone in the state of California would think was an impossible deal. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by Hunter | September 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Above all others
Mr. Andritch was a life saver, I was facing my 4th DUI offense within 10 years with the possibility of serving 1 year in prison and receiving a felony. With Mr. Andritch as my attorney, I was able to have my felony charge dropped to a misdemeanor and served no jail time. Highly Recommended! He is also very helpful and informative throughout the process.
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Posted by L.S. | May 31, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful and caring
Brian really helped to explain everything going on in a way that I could understand. I feel like he genuinely cared about helping me. He knew exactly what to expect and was right on. I am so appreciative of his help.
Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
A Professional with Integrity
Brian C Andritch was friendly, professional, and very informative. What I appreciated most was his integrity, he is an honest man. He was very clear about what he could do for me and he offered advice that was incredibly helpful to my decision. God forbid I'll need representation in the future but I know who I will be contacting if I do. Thank you, Brian!
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Posted by Greg | May 2, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Experience Matters
I highly recommend Brian Andritch, he has both the experience and temperament you want on your side. Whenever anyone asks me for a referral regarding criminal or personal injury matters Brian is the name I give without hesitation. His years of experience truly do make a difference and with him in your corner you are in excellent hands
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, knowledgable, honest and gets it DONE!!!
Had a family friend get into a little trouble with the law, I was referred to Mr. Andritch by an attorney I know. And thank God for bringing Mr. Andritch our way. There was 2 incidents Mr. my friend hired Mr. Andritch for only the second one because there was already a court for the first one and this was the second incident, without even requesting, Mr. Andritch voulenteered to take over the first case as well (no additional charges or hassels), got that first case dismissed! Moved onto the second case, got that DISMISSED as well! I was just amazed on how he handled the whole situation. He was very confident and told us what he is going to do and he came through. Just one advise, because he is so good at what he does, he is very busy and takes a lot of cases to help as many people as he can so he is very busy so the response time is a little bit of a lag and hard to get a hold of him, but from experience I can tell you REST assured, he is working on it and what ever he told you he is going to do everything possible to make it happen! Hire him look no further...
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Posted by hector | February 17, 2015
Phone call
I spoke to Brian today about an dissmissal for a rekless driving charge. He was very knowledgeable and even told me how I could do it my self without having to pay all the lawyer fees. I thought that was amazing for an attorney. He definitely has high ethics! Straightforward and will tell you like it is! He should run for politics, then maybe well have one honest politician!!!
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Posted by Sean | March 21, 2014
Cited for Incorrect Domestic Violence
Brian was very professional and was able to get a dismissal for my domestic violence case. I had to abide by the law for a while, but have no problem there. It was a misunderstanding in the first place and though I feel bad for being involved it wasn't domestic violence. Brian helped me out A TON and his skillful handling of this situation allowed me to have a clean record here. Can't thank him enough. Truly do appreciate his efforts.
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Posted by Rath | November 20, 2013
Great person, great lawyer
I can not explain much but if you are in need of help Brian is the person to go to. Brian will help you to the end. When i was dropped from AWOP i was scared that i had to go to jail instead because i misread the agreement form and fail to report a missing day. Right away i contacted brian and BAMM! He was able to get me a rereferral and i was able to continue AWOP and still have my freedom. Thanks Brian.
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Posted by antonio | November 17, 2013
DUI CASE
I WAS CHARGED WITH A DUI I FELT I WAS NOT TREATED FAIR BY THE C H P WE WENT TO COURT AND BRIAN HELPED ME GET IT DISMISSED DUE TO NO PROBABLE CAUSE THANK YOU BRIAN
Posted by ishu | September 2, 2013
Excellent Lawyer.
i met with Mr. Andritch about a dui and criminal charge. he was very informative and helpful.he called me that evening and told me what to expect in court the next day as he had talked with the da about my case and he did this even though i was not his client at the time. trust me save your self money and headache and hire Bryan.
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Posted by Daniel | September 26, 2011
Ecellent Knowledgeable Attorney
Bryan Andritch is an awesome experienced attorney with excellent work ethic. Prior to meeting him I had lost hope in lawyers and my legal matter. He has managed to make me feel confident and secure in a very delicate/stressful legal situation. Words cannot express my gratitude for his legal services and counsel. If ever faced with a criminal matter I urge all to give him a ring and you will not be dissapointed. This guy goes above and beyond for his clients. Always available. Thanks Brian, D.G Liked: Disliked:
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Posted by Steve | March 16, 2011
Excellent Lawyer
I don't have any prior experience with a lawyer to compare my experience with Brian to, but I can say the following. I was always kept up to date with any changes in my case. He was very honest about the possible outcomes at every step. I never once felt like I was just another case. He really eased my mind while going through the process.
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Posted by Greg | March 9, 2011
Brian saved me a lot of trouble
Brian took care of all my court appearances while I was out of state with no problems. He gave me great insight that saved me lots of money and time. Kept me from having to spend any jail time.
Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2009
Rosie E. Ramirez
Mr. Andritch is an excellent Lawyer, he should great patient in educating me on my options and was always responsive to my needs. He has shown to be trustworthy and caring which I find rare in a Lawyers.
Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2013
Ask Questions!!
I hired Brian to handle my DUI case. He is a real nice person and easy to talk to. Although he is a great person, I feel he handled my case poorly. I feel he was handling too many cases at the same time. I believe he did not pay enough attention to mine. During one of our last meetings, I sensed that he just wanted to get my case done and over with, as if he didn't want to build a defense. There was a possibility that his personal life was affecting his job, but professionals must know how to separate their personal issues from professional ones. In all honestly, I feel the public defender could have gotten me the same results. His secretary, on the other hand, is horrible. She bluntly laughed at me over the phone when I was asking questions about my case. Given that I didn't know common procedures with the court system, it was very unprofessional of her to laugh at someone who is simply trying to educate himself. Hopefully Mr. Andritch hires someone who is more social and helpful rather than belittling. Would I rehire him? No. Would I recommend him? Not for a DUI but possibly for simple legal advice. I wish him the best of luck.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Andritch & Aed, A Professional Corporation
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Jeffrey T. Hammerschmidt
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • District Attorney, Fresno County
  • 2001 - 2008
  • Deputy City Attorney
  • City Attorney, Fresno California
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Fresno County District Attorney
  • 2000 - 2001
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Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • California State University, Fresno
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • DMV v. Durham
  • DMV susension lifted - complete victory
  • People v. Madrigal
  • Case dismissed after DA pretrial motions denied.
  • People v. Morris
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of California
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Fresno County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Fresno County Mock Trial
  • Judge
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Leadership Fresno
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Fresno County Mock Trial
  • Judge
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Fresno County Prosecutors Association
  • President
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Fresno County Prosecutors Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Fresno County Prosecutors Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • "Superb" Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist
  • State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyers-Rising Stars Edition 2009
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Outstanding Service
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • DUI Basics
  • Basics of DUI prosecution
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (39)
Given (30)
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian has a vast knowledge of the law and prosecutorial tactics given his time as a Deputy District Attorney. Brian will not let you down."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Brian. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable and highly respected in the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian Andritch is an outstanding attorney. He cares about his clients and argues on their behalf with gusto. His knowledge of criminal law is second to none. I endorse Mr. Andritch."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Andritch knows the law and how to make it work for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Andritch is simply an exceptional attorney who I would recommend to everyone and anyone. I am a former judge, former magistrate, former prosecutor, and an attorney with 24 years of experience. I still learn from his answers on Avvo on a daily basis and I am constantly impressed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is one of the absolute best, keep it up sir!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian has vast experience in criminal law, knowing both sides of the equation. I have watched Brian practice, talked with him in court, and seen his in court work ethic. If you need a criminal defense lawyer, you can't go wrong with Brian."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Brian for over six years and he truly is at the tope of the heap when you are looking for a DUI attorney. He knows how to precisely pick apart a case to give you the highest level of representation. I fully endorse Mr. Andritch's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian's years as a District Attorney have allowed him to become an excellent defense attorney. He knows the ins and outs of the system from a perspective that most defense attorneys do not have. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is very knowledgeable and experienced."
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