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Your attorney will typically:

  • Request DMV hearing. 

  • Appear in Court for you.

  • Examine evidence; conduct discovery.

  • Scrutinize breathalizer machine records.

  • Investigate conditions that may have caused a false BAC reading.

  • Investigate technical defects in case. Bring a motion to suppress.

  • Seek to have charges dropped or reduced. Negotiate with DA.

  • If necessary, prepare for trial.

The above is only a partial list of typical events in a DUI case.  The proper course of action in your case will depend on the specific circumstances.

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Lead attorney at DUI Lawyer California is Gordon M. Fauth
Gordon M. Fauth
If you've been  accused of  "driving under the influence" (DUI), you want the lawyers of DUI Lawyer California to represent you.  They know California DUI law and procedure and how to utilize both to protect clients' rights.  They enjoy challenges and will work hard to get your case dismissed or to get you the best possible resolution.


We Will Protect Your License and Your Freedom


With constant legislative additions, "impaired driving" has become a complex and confusing area of law in California.  Fortunately, you still have rights.  But, you need an aggressive lawyer to protect and assert your rights.  We do exactly that.  We work hard to protect your license at the DMV.  In Court, we attack the prosecution's case, starting with the traffic stop.  Under the Constitution and California law, the police officer must have had a "reasonable suspicion" that a crime was committed before making the traffic stop.  Then, following the roadside investigation, there must have been "probable cause" for the arrest of the driver on suspicion of impaired driving.  We look for ways to challenge reasonable suspicion and probable cause, so that we can bring a motion to have the evidence suppressed and the case dismissed.  We go on to examine whether the tests for alcohol or drugs were carried out according to the required protocols, with a proper chain of custody shown for all physical evidence.


We Look For –  and Find – Defects in the Prosecution's Case


We scrutinize each relevant factor carefully.  We use the discovery process to obtain all relevant evidence from the prosecution and involved police agencies.  If a breath test was administered, we determine whether the procedure was correct and whether the Draeger Alcotest or other machine used was properly maintained and calibrated.  Where a blood test was used, we order an independent analysis of the stored sample.  Where appropriate, we investigate medical and other conditions that may have caused a false blood alcohol reading.  We seek to have all tainted evidence suppressed.  We use any technical defects we find to build a strong defense, in preparation for settlement or trial.


Call or email today to discuss your case with a DUI lawyer, without charge and without obligation.




Don't Let a DUI Charge Get You Down –  It Didn't Stop

Our Last President and Vice-President


If you have been charged with driving-under-the-influence, you are far from alone. It is estimated that 20% of all men in the United States are convicted of DUI by age 40 (and women are catching up fast). Many famous personalities have drunk driving charges in their backgrounds.  In fact, our last President and Vice-President were both not just charged, they were actually convicted of DUI. President Bush was convicted of "operating under the influence" in Kennebunkport, Maine, in July 1976 (click to see records). Bush was 30 years old at the time. Vice-President Cheney was convicted of "operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated" twice; in Cheyenne, Wyoming, in 1962, and again in Rock Springs, Wyoming, in 1963 (click to see records).  What about current President Obama and Vice-President Biden?  Nothing has come to light so far; but, we'll let you know when we find out...


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Why You Need Us

You don't want a "100% DUI" settlement mill. We take our cases seriously and spend the time necessary to achieve the best results for our clients.

The background and experience of our attorneys are first-class. Our lead attorney, Gordon M. Fauth, holds degrees from Harvard University and the University of California at Berkeley. He is on the Advisory Board of the American Bar Association. He is AVVO-rated "10.0 Superb," the highest professional rating given an attorney.

Each state has its own separate DUI laws and regulations. California's are particularly complex. You don't want someone with a certificate from a weekend seminar in another state.

You need lawyers like us who are knowledgeable and experienced in California law and procedure. Most of our attorneys are members of the California DUI Lawyers Association, the oldest drunk driving defense bar association in the United States.

We won't charge you any more; but we'll give you a lot more for your money.

The DUI Checkpoint


DUI checkpoints operate under a different rationale than an ordinary traffic stop. ( . . . more)