Former DUI Prosecutors... Now DUI Defense Lawyers
Get The Facts Before Pleading Guilty to a California DUI Charge
Very few DUI cases are hopeless. Skilled California DUI defense attorneys help many people escape conviction and avoid drivers license suspensions-even when their BAC appears to read above the legal limit.
We designed this website to educate you about the DUI process, to dispel myths and misconceptions, and hopefully to inspire many of you to fight back.
We invite you to watch our video on how to fight a California DUI case. We answer many common questions: Do I have to go to court? What's the worst that can happen? Can I keep my record clean? Can I still drive? What should I do first?
DUI prosecutions almost always rest on questionable evidence. Error and contamination plague the breath test machines and the blood testing process. Poorly trained and overzealous police write reports that exaggerate suspects' "appearance of intoxication." They jump to conclusions just because they smell alcohol. They mistake peoples' exhaustion and intimidation for being drunk.
The alleged "science" behind "impairment recognition" is nothing more than pseudo-science, often times junk science. It leads to the wrongful arrest and prosecution (and tragically, the conviction) of many innocent persons.
A Harvard Law School Graduate, former Deputy District Attorney and National TV Commentator, Los Angeles DUI defense lawyer Neil Shouse has successfully handled thousands of drunk driving cases. Mr. Shouse practices DUI law in Los Angeles County, including Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Van Nuys, Alhambra, Pomona, Glendale and Burbank.
During his five years as a deputy district attorney for Los Angeles County, Mr. Shouse put together DUI cases in conjunction with the CHP, the LAPD and other police agencies. He traveled with late-night patrol units to participate in DUI investigations. He worked closely with the toxicologists who oversee breath testing machines and other instruments used to gauge blood alcohol levels.
Now as a Los Angeles DUI defense attorney and member of the National College for DUI Defense, Attorney Shouse uses this insider experience to help clients fight their drunk driving charges. Attorney Shouse has enjoyed a 96% success rate in criminal jury trials to verdict. He has been featured commentator on CNN, Good Morning America, Court TV, Public Television and Fox News Channel, and in newspapers across the country.
Prior to becoming one of Riverside County's premiere DUI attorneys, Michael Scafiddi spent years as an officer, sergeant and corporal with the Ontario CA police.
Assigned to DUI enforcement, he performed hundreds of DUI arrests and vehicular manslaughter investigations. In fact, the Riverside County Superoir Court qualified him as an expert witness regarding drug and alcohol recognition in drunk driving cases.
From arresting suspects on the street to defending drunk driving cases in the courtroom, Riverside DUI lawyer Scafiddi knows how cops are supposed to conduct DUI investigations. As such, he can quickly identify-and take advantage of-the police mistakes that invariably occur.
Attorney Scafiddi practices DUI law extensively at the courthouses in Riverside, Banning, Indio, Joshua Tree and the Murrieta Southwest Justice Center. He is currently president-elect of the San Bernardino County Bar Association.
A member of the National College for DUI Defense and an expert as to California DMV law, Orange County DUI lawyer John Murray has handled hundreds of drunk driving cases. He has succeeded in getting many of them dismissed or reduced, and has saved countless drivers licenses by winning DMV hearings.
Newport Beach DUI lawyer John Murray has been qualified by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration to administer and evaluate roadside field sobriety tests. He attends drunk driving training and conferences across the country, and teaches other attorneys about DUI and DMV defense tactics. Mr. Murray has been featured as an expert legal commentator on the Fox News Channel.
Attorney Murray practices DUI defense at all the Orange County courthouses, including the North Justice Center in Fullerton, the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana, the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach and the West Justice Center in Westminster.
If You've Been Arrested for DUI....
If you've been arrested for drunk driving or a DUI-related offense, please join us for a free case evaluation before making any decision to plead guilty. Call us to set up an appointment with an expert DUI lawyer or submit a DUI Intake Form online.
Police and DUI prosecutors would like you to believe the case against you rests on solid scientific evidence...that resistance is futile. In reality, their cases rest on the subjective opinions of biased officers and on pseudo-science open to attack. With a knowledgeable and aggressive California DUI defense lawyer behind you, many DUI cases can either be reduced to a lesser charge, dismissed due to faulty police work or defeated at jury trial.