Posted by anonymous
I got arrested for a third DUI sometime last March. I saw no hope and thought I would for sure be sent to jail for at least a year. This was my third offense WITH a refusal, my blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, and I also hit two vehicles and then allegedly fled the scene. I knew I needed a lawyer ASAP. That's when a friend of mine referred me to Mr.Drewry. I met with him and hired him that same day.... and thank god for that. He truly is an amazing lawyer. Although there was no escaping some sort of punishment, he was able to fight on my behalf and get me only 5 weekends in county along with an ankle monitor for 4 months. I couldn't have asked for a better deal. Mr.Drewry was very knowledgeable on what programs appealed to the court and he guided me every step of the way. I did everything he asked of me and got amazing results. I would definitely recommend hiring him as an attorney if you are in need of one!
Posted by anonymous
I could not have asked for a more positive outcome, given the circumstances. Mr. Drewry was diligent for over a year--to help reduce my case from a very high BAC DUI (more than double the legal limit) to a wet and reckless. He was able to get reduced fines and reduced time with a DUI program. When I first went to his office last year, I was mortified by the situation that I had placed myself in. Not only did I get into an accident with a large street light, I totaled by new car and I was arrested. I had never been in an accident or arrested, so I came out of the police station terrified,stunned and I had no idea on what to do. When I came to Mr. Drewry I was also apprehensive because it was a large fee to pay for something that I was sure I wouldn't be able to fight. After the consultation, I decided to retain Mr. Drewry, and I am so happy that I did. Since the process was so long, and I did not have much information, I was nervous. In the end I was nervous for no reason. When it came to the close of the case, Mr. Drewry explained everything to me in detail and with examples. Mr.Drewry gave me options, and let me choose how to proceed. He is extremely professional, and gets results. I would highly recommend him to anyone that finds themselves in the same situation I did. If you retain Mr. Drewry you can trust he's doing everything he can even if theres not constant communication.
Posted by C.L.
Long story short, I get charged with a DUI due to my stupid mistake. I though my life is toasted before meeting Mr. Drewry.
His professionalism in the court room and the sense of humor totally knock off all of my anxiety. At the end, my case gets reduced to an infraction ticket with no criminal record. It is all credit to Mr. Drewry.
To all of you who are looking for an attorney for your DUI case, stop here and talk to Mr. Drewry, he is the right person to look for.
At last, lesson learned, and I truly thank Mr. Drewry helped me out.
Posted by Matt
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 anonymous
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 anonymous
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.