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Peter Tak-Wai Chiang

DUI and DWI Attorney at Redwood City, CA

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I was born in Hong Kong and caught the flying bug early as a child. Got my private pilot's license in high school and commericial license in college.  After graduating from college with a degree in mechanical engineering, I worked as an aeronautical & flight test engineer.  I then joined the U.S. Air Force, trained as a pilot and flew C-141's out of Travis Air Force Base. I am a United States Veteran, having served in Operation Desert Storm, or Gulf War I, in 1991. I have flown commerically as a pilot and hold type ratings in A-320, B757, B767 and B747 aircraft.   


Inspired by my desire to help people in our society, especially the less privileged and the lower income folks, I enrolled in law school during the 1990's, sat for and passed the Califonia Bar on my first try.  


Since becoming a lawyer in 1997, I have practiced law in a variety of areas, employment law, civil litigation immigration, and have performed many pro bono representations thorugh various organizations including the Legal Aid Society.  I am now concentrating my practice to handling nothing but DUI and other criminal cases in the San Francisco Bay Area and the surrounding counties.  My office is in Redwood City, centrally located and half way between San Francisco and San Jose. 


I was motivated by my desire to help people when I attended law school.  That desire holds true today as I help people from all walks of life who are charged with a DUI or other criminal offenses, perhaps wrongfully or perhaps rightfully so due to making bad decisions and/or a lapse in judgement.  My job is to help the accused in navigating through a complex and biased legal system, getting them the best results possible.  


I also speak fluent Chinese Mandarin & Cantonese for those clients who are more comfortable conversing in their native tongue.  I am also learnig how to speak conversational Spanish in order to more effectively represent my spanish speaking clients. 


My clients are always able to get a hold of me as I always return their phone calls or e-mails the same business day and usually within a couple of hours.  My fees are very reasonable because I handle the same cases all the time, mostly 1st and 2nd DUI's, in the San Francisco Bay Area and the surrounding counties.  I don't have a high volume practice so I spend a lot of time on each client's case to obtain the best possible results.  

State CA
Status Inactive
Acquired 1997
Updated 12/01/2022

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Law Offices of Peter T. Chiang
620 Jefferson Avenue
Redwood City, CA, 94063


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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2012
Highly Recommend - DUI Case Representation
I am extremely pleased with the outcome of my case as well as with my experience working with Mr. Chiang. First, he explained all the options and possible outcomes of my case to me in some detail before I hired him. I found him very straightforward and honest and I ultimately went with him because he gave me the best understanding of my situation over the other lawyers I spoke to and I trusted him. During the 4 months Mr. Chiang represented me I always felt well informed, knew what would come next and felt confident he was doing everything possible to provide the best outcome for me. Mr. Chiang, with my approval hired an excellent expert witness for the DMV hearing. The expert witness testimony along with Mr. Chiang's detailed attack of the sobriety checkpoint procedures resulted in a successful set-aside so that I avoided license suspension. Mr. Chiang then filed a motion to suppress evidence with the court based on the same procedural irregularities he noted from the sobriety checkpoint discovery. This placed the burden of proof for the legality of the checkpoint on the DA and through negotiation based on this challenge a plea bargain agreement was achieved with my approval reducing my charges from a DUI to a dry wreckless. This was quite acceptable to me. I also know that if the plea bargain deal had not been reached that Mr. Chiang was well prepared to really fight for me in the courtroom. He was confident and aggressive. I would hire Mr. Chiang in an instant if another need presented itself. I highly recommend him and I am fortunate to have had him represent me.
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Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2012
Great DUI Lawyer
Peter is a great lawyer. He helped my dad out in a DUI and would not give up fighting the DMV Administrative Per Se suspension. In court, he was able to set the case for trial and all ready to go. The persecutor offered a dry and also avoided the DMV suspension. My dad told Peter he'd take it and not take a chance with 12 clowns deciding his fate. I'd recommend Peter to anybody who gets in trouble with the law. My dad loves him. You won't be disappointed. Thanks, Peter.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Law Offices of Peter T. Chiang
  • 1997 - Present
  • volunteer Attorney
  • Legal Aid Society San Francisco
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Pilot
  • U.S. Air Force
  • 1986 - 1993
  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • United Airlines
  • 1983 - 1986
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  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • LL.M
  • 2001
  • William Howard Taft Univ
  • J.D.
  • 1997
  • California St Univ Fresno
  • undergraduate
  • 1983


  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (23)
Endorse Peter
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have worked for Mr. Chiang in a professional capacity and know first hand that his attention to detail, knowledge and expertise are second to none."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"When Peter walks into a courtroom, people naturally sense that he's someone you can trust. Part of that comes from his successful career as a commercial airline pilot. I have worked with Peter on cases and know that he approaches every client matter with the same attention to detail he applies to flying jumbo jets full of passengers across the country. I enthusiastically endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is a hard working individual who puts forth 110% in anything that he does. That quality is hard to come by especially when you have "lazy" defense attorneys who want to simply plea clients out. Peter is always well prepared and puts forth tremendous efforts in representing his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer. Peter's intelligence coupled with his disciplined approach to DUI Defense means his clients will be well-served in and out of court. I recommend him without reservation"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hardworking, kind, and intelligent. Peter has a great sense of humor and is extremely knowledgeable in all things criminal defense. He is definitely the person to call in a bind - great listener and problem-solver. Highly recommended."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter Chiang is a top-notch DUI lawyer. He is smart, trustworthy, hard-working, and sincere. He loves his job, and has the reputation of appearing in court prepared and ready to advocate for his clients. Most importantly, he is a tough defender. If you want an attorney who will go the extra mile on your behalf, I would not hesitate to suggest hiring Peter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter Chiang is an aggressive well respected criminal defense attorney. He fights tirelessly for his clients and I am happy to endorse his work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have recently worked with Peter on a couple of DUI matters and I found him to be intelligent, hard working, and very committed to doing his very best for the client. If you have been arrested for a DUI, I highly recommend you speak to Peter."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the great opportunity to be able to spend time with Peter over the course of multiple weekends in a criminal defense cross-examination workshop this year. He is insightful, perceptive, and very intelligent. I would refer a family member to him in a heartbeat."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is a warrior and a true believer. I had the pleasure to work with Peter at a trial skills conference. He is a very personable person and easy to feel comfortable around. In addition, Peter is very diligent in his DUI work. Unlike other attorneys who would throw in the ball after a blood split. Peter will check the Chromatographs and look for abnormalities."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is a hard working attorney. He is dedicated to criminal defense and is a strong advocate for his clients. He's not the type to back down and will take the necessary steps to get the best outcome for his clients. I fully endorse this attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Peter in an ongoing cross examination workshop focused on defending persons accused of DUI. Peter works hard to master his craft and is dedicated to defending his clients; he is a tremendous asset to the people he represents."
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Redwood City DUI and DWI Lawyer Peter Tak-Wai Chiang
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Redwood City, CA
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