DUI Defense

DUI Defense Lawyer Newport Beach CA

At the law office of DUI defense attorney David E. Swanson in Irvine, California, we handle all aspects of your DUI defense. We will aggressively defend you in court and at the DMV. We will also defend you should your case go to trial. David E. Swanson has secured numerous not guilty verdicts in DUI trials including clients charged with prior convictions for DUI.

While worrying about increased insurance rates or the possible loss of your job because you cannot drive, you need to attend to the administrative component of your DUI charge. Too many times, this is overlooked and people needlessly lose their license even before trial or any conviction.

At the law office of David E. Swanson, we handle both the administrative and criminal processes of your DUI defense case. After your DUI arrest, you are given a temporary license. From there, you have 10 days to contact the Department of Motor Vehicles to request a hearing. If you miss that deadline, you will lose the right to a hearing and your license will be suspended. As a certified Specialist in Criminal Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, David Swanson recognizes the gravity and importance of that hearing and will contact the DMV on your behalf.

In creating a strategy for your DUI defense case, we will review the evidence and the motivation behind the initial stop. If the police officer pulled you over for a “made-up” reason or for any reason other than suspicion of drunk driving, we will move to suppress all evidence related to that stop.

Negotiations with the prosecutors will be ongoing. If you have a problem abusing alcohol, counseling will be encouraged. The decision to voluntarily enter counseling also shines a positive light on you for addressing a problem that has endangered others.

For more information or to schedule an appointment regarding drunk driving, DWI, license suspension, or a DMV hearing, please contact us.