Prior DUI Convictions Increase Penalties
We are experienced DUI defense lawyers that have handled over 4,000 DUI cases, protecting the interests of our clients charged with DUI offenses in Vista, and all of San Diego. Listed in San Diego Magazine’s “Top Lawyers” and with the highest rating* in legal ability and ethical standards (Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rating), Christoph Law Offices provides the highest level of personal and professional DUI and criminal defense representation.
Experienced Representation for Multiple DUIs
If you have been charged with your second, third or fourth DUI, or if someone was injured this time, you could be facing much greater penalties, perhaps even a felony, including significant jail as well as loss of your driving privileges. You need an experienced attorney who can skillfully handle your criminal case and all DMV proceedings to achieve the best result. The prior DUI must have occurred in the last 10 years and records must reflect a valid conviction. Many times out-of-state priors cannot be proved properly.
We Take an Individualized Approach to Every DUI Case
Every DUI case is different. We give you and your case the individual attention it requires. We review every case for all possible defenses and legal technicalities to ensure the best possible result, whether that is dismissal, negotiated settlement, lesser charges or minimizing consequences in addition to trying to preserve your driver’s license.
There are a number of areas and issues which need to be explored and investigated in each case. We look carefully at probable cause for the contact, search, seizure, testing and calibration, individual health issues, career impact and many other areas depending on the facts of your case and your personal circumstances.
Many cases are resolved through negotiations resulting in lesser charges or lesser penalties. We will give you an honest appraisal of your case, keep you informed as we navigate the justice system and present the factors of your individual case in the best possible way to get lesser charges or penalties.
You Need an Experienced Defense Lawyer on Your Side
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.