If you are arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol, marijuana, prescription medication or other drugs, you face serious consequences. You need an attorney who will do more than accompany you to court and walk you through the system.
In California, blood alcohol content of .08 or above is over the legal limit. Conviction may result in fines, imprisonment, mandatory treatment programs, increased insurance rates and even loss of employment for workers with a commercial driver's license.
While other DUI defense lawyers are quick to accept reduced charges and move on to their next case, at Fitch Law Office in San Francisco, we fight DUI charges aggressively if it is in a client's best interest.
California laws provide judges a number of options in punishing people who are convicted of driving under the influence. Our ultimate goal is to keep you out of jail and limit the long-term impact that a DUI arrest has on your employment, ability to drive and other aspects of your life.
Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions have changed the landscape of DUI defense. Attorney Angeli Fitch is committed to staying current with changes in the law that may dramatically improve the outcome of your case.
Drunk Driving Charge Attorney In San Francisco
We review every aspect of your arrest to determine if your constitutional rights were violated. Even veteran police officers have violated individuals' rights during DUI arrests. These violations may be enough to have charges reduced or dismissed.
We also pay attention to the manner in which breath tests are administered or a blood or urine sample is taken. Breathalyzer machines are known for obtaining false readings. It is also important to challenge how blood samples are administered, collected and preserved. Many times authorities do not follow the strict guidelines required regarding time frames or procedures when administering these tests.
Attorney Angeli Fitch has completed extensive training on the operation and maintenance of breath testing machines and blood sample procedures used by California authorities. A challenge on the admissibility of the breath or blood test results can lead to reduced charges or a complete dismissal.
We Will Also Assist You With Your DMV Hearing
When you are arrested for DUI in San Francisco or any part of California, you must address the criminal charges against you as well as the suspension of your California driver's license at the California DMV. The criminal DUI case and the driver's license suspension are two completely different cases.
It is critical to contact the Department of Motor Vehicles to request a suspension hearing within 10 days of your arrest. If you fail to do so, you waive the right to retain your driver's license and your license will be suspended automatically even if your criminal DUI case is dismissed.
If you face criminal charges and need to speak with an experienced attorney, call or email us to schedule a consultation.
Commercial Driver's License DUI Lawyer In San Francisco
If you drive a vehicle for a living, a drunk driving charge can mean the loss of your commercial driver's license (CDL) and the end of your job, even if you were driving your own vehicle at the time.
The consequences are too important to go to court without an experienced attorney at your side. At the office of Fitch Law Office, in San Francisco, California, we help truckers and other CDL holders in the Bay Area fight CDL DUI charges. We work to keep your record clean so it does not impact your employment.
Many CDL holders stopped in California are from other states. If you received a ticket while driving through Northern California, I will attend your hearing for you and negotiate the best possible settlement given the facts of your case. I often resolve matters to my clients' satisfaction without requiring them to return to the state.
Skilled Attorney Helping With License Suspension Issues
Attorney Angeli Fitch has established a strong familiarity and presence within the courts in San Francisco, Oakland, Redwood City, and throughout the Bay Area. She has a proven ability to work with prosecutors on reduced charges that will help you keep your job.
Of course, she will also thoroughly review the facts of your arrest to ensure that none of your constitutional rights were violated. If it makes sense to go to court to fight the DUI or any traffic offense, Angeli Fitch is a trial-tested attorney who is always prepared to argue on her clients' behalf.
Fitch Law Office
201 Spear Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
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Fitch Law Office helps you understand the complexities of the legal system. We fight for your freedom and offer compassion during all stages in the process. Our focus is on providing "holistic criminal defense."
Thorough preparation and a fierce willingness to fight your battle in the courtroom is what is required to achieve justice in a criminal defense case. We're easy to talk to and remain involved in every step of the legal process.
Most importantly, we obtain favorable verdicts for our clients. Call us at 415-638-1092.
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