Aggressive DUI/DWI Defense For Northern California Clients
Drunk driving is a serious crime that should not be taken lightly. If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI), we can help. At Hansen & Miller Law Firm, we use our comprehensive knowledge of California DUI law and our combined 40 years of experience to make sure your constitutional rights are protected in the course of a traffic or DUI stop. (DUI can include alcohol, marijuana, Ambien or another impairing agent.)
Our firm’s founders, former prosecutors Monte L. Hansen and Roy E. Miller put their experience and insight to work in drunk driving cases. We carefully analyze all evidence in a DUI case, including the initial stop and evidence from a field sobriety test or breathalyzer test. We strive to safeguard your driving privileges and ensure that your rights are protected if you are charged with drunk driving.
Trust Our Attorneys From First Hearing To Final Outcome
Our firm understands the many ways in which a DUI/DWI arrest can go wrong. Factors that may work in your favor include road and weather conditions, a preexisting medical condition or malfunction in your motor vehicle.
We explore every avenue to free you of these charges. Our skilled DUI/DWI defense attorneys protect your rights during every phase of your drunk driving case, including:
- DMV hearings
- Motions to suppress
- Motions to dismiss or reduce charges
- Examinations of illegal stops and probable cause
- Validity of field sobriety, breath, blood and urine testing
- Substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation, if necessary
- Driving with license suspended or revoked
- Uninsured and underinsured motorists in DUI/DWI accidents
- Driver’s license revocation hearings
- DMV hearings to reinstate driver’s license
Potential Consequences For A Drunk Driving Conviction
You can trust our lawyers to be at their best when the stakes are high. And the stakes are high when you are facing the consequences for DUI. We understand the negative impact a drunk driving conviction can have on your future — possible jail time, substantial fines, loss of your driver’s license, and the stress this creates on your family. If your livelihood depends on the status of your commercial driver’s license (CDL), a conviction could mean the end of your career.
The more DUIs that are on your record, the more severe the consequences are. For instance, a first-time DUI offender may be facing up to six months in jail, while a second-time offender is sentenced from 96 hours to one year in jail. The monetary fines, length of driver’s license suspension, probation and other consequences increase with each DUI. This is why it is so important to have qualified representation fighting for you. We work to see that the charges against you are minimized or dismissed whenever possible.
Contact Our Santa Rosa Law Offices
Your initial consultation is free of charge. If you reach us from a police station, we can meet with you there or arrange for you to meet with a bail bondsman. Call us at 707-387-0966 or contact us by email. We handle cases for those who have been arrested for drunk driving in Sonoma County, Napa County, Mendocino County, Marin County or Lake County.