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Have you been charged with driving under the influence? I handle Bay Area DUI and DMV matters.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certification in DUI Defense||National College for DUI Defense||2007|
|Certificate of Achievement - Borkenstein Course||Indiana University||1998|
|CEO/President||BURGLIN LAW OFFICES, P.C.||1985 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Defense||Regent||2008 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||1997 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1985 - Present|
|Marin County Bar Association||Member||1985 - Present|
|Marin County Bar Association||Chairman||2004 - 2006|
|NCDD Journal||Case Law Updates & Analysis||2015|
|The Champion magazine||Mitigating The Monster||2014|
|California Drunk Driving Law - James Publishing||Book||2014|
|Gonzaga University School of Law||Law||N/A||1984|
|University of California - Berkeley||N/A||N/A||1980|
|Las Vegas||Mitigating The Monster||2014|
|NCDD Winter Session 2010||Culturing Trial Pearls In Rough Seas||2010|
|DUI Defense Practice Institute||Winning Over A Jury In A DUI Case||2010|
|New DUI Laws & Strategies 2009||New DUI Laws and Defense Strategies||2009|
|CDLA Annual Seminar||Case Law and Statutory Update||2006|
Posted by anonymous
I was arrested for a DUI when I hit a woman in a crosswalk, in the dark, in the rain, going about 5 mph. I was drunk and so was she. She had ran out in front of me as I was making a turn and I didn't see her until it was too late. I was arrested and had a .16 bac when tested. I was referred to Mr. Burglin by a friend of mine who is also a lawyer. This was after my first lawyer informed me that I would probably be doing some prison time. It was my first DUI. Throughout the court proceedings Mr. Burglin kept me informed about everything that went on. While he is sometimes hard to reach on the telephone, his emails are VERY prompt and if you get his cell number, he is is fast with the text messaging too. The person I hit lied to the courts throughout the process on many instances in an effort to get as much money from the accident as possible. I was outraged. He told me it didn't make any difference in my case and to remain calm in court. At first the courts wanted me to serve a six year prison sentence, then it went down to two years, and eventually he worked out a deal where I served four months of a six month jail sentence and was allowed to do a work furlough program so I was able to save my job and business. I almost lost everything. Part of what helped soften the sentence was his recommendation that I voluntarily wear an alcohol monitoring ankle bracelet for the time I was making court appearances to show the courts that I was taking the matter seriously. After my conviction, the head of probation said she thought I got an incredible deal for my offense and should feel very fortunate. She said I was the only person they had ever heard of wearing a monitoring bracelet without being ordered by the court. It wasn't cheap (about $500 a month), but in the end was worth every penny and helped my cause. I wore it for nine months. He said it was the only way to PROVE to the court that I was not drinking a drop. After my sentence was served I had a misunderstanding of my terms of probation. I thought I could still legally drink alcohol, but not to intoxication. I don't know where I came up with that one, but I was naive and basically stupid. This was ridiculous thinking after such a major conviction. One thing led to another and my drinking picked back up, not to previous consumption levels, so I had a lower tolerance and more severe drunks. About 7 months after I got out of jail, I wound up drunk and passed out on the side of a street, the cops found me and arrested me, and I had a violation of felony probation on my hands. I was incarcerated and once again hired Mr. Burglin. The DA wanted me to do some serious time and have by business license revoked. Mr. Burglin convinced the courts that I didn't need to do time, but needed help because of my alcoholism. He was able to get me released from jail into a 28 day rehab program and in the end was able to save my business once again. Furthermore, the violation of probation was dismissed and my probation was reinstated. After the last court appearances he stayed in touch with me, gave me AA attendance forms to have signed for probation, and checked in occasionally on my well being, encouraging me to get into AA and pursue a sober lifestyle. He was genuinely caring and helpful in getting me on the road to recovery. I have been sober since my second arrest and have no plans to drink in the future. I attend AA meetings, and while not required to anymore, I still get my form signed and give it to probation. Without the help of Mr. Burglin I would probably still be in jail or prison and have lost everything. He is a good dude and did everything he could to help me out. I would highly recommend his services if you are in some deep trouble. I know he has worked miracles for many others who have been in deep crap and has a way of massaging the system if you are willing to take his suggestions and advice on helping you help yourself.
Posted by Barry
I am writing this review with regards to my wife's first DUI with injury case. Needless to say we were very intimidated by these charges and how we were treated by the police and courts. After contacting Paul Burglin, we were immediately put at ease and assured that he was experienced in this type of charge. He was able to contact the courts and handle matters in a very professional and timely fashion while diminishing the impact of the legal and financial responsiblities. On a more personal level, he was always available and always had answers to our questions. The charges were reduced and we were extremely pleased with his services. I would recommend him highly to family and all friends. He is extremely professional and excellent in the courtroom
Peter Marek, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse Paul burglin author of the two book treatise "California drunk driving law". A scholar. teacher, mentor to many of us. Not just any DUI lawyer but a " certified Specialist " who has an enviable track record defending DUI clients. KUDOS
John VanDervoort, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Paul literally wrote the "bible" on dui law for lawyers. He is one if not THEE most knowledgeable and well known dui attorneys in the State of California and USA. I have been a DUI lawyer 42 years and I aspire to be as close a second to Paul as possible.
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