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San Francisco Bay Area DUI Lawyer

Mill Valley DUI Attorney

Drunk Driving Defense Attorney in Marin County

If you have been arrested for DUI, it can severely impact your future. The state of California has the power to hand down harsh fines and penalties to DUI offenders, and a conviction can be very costly financially, and in many other ways. With so much on the line, you need an experienced advocate in your corner fighting hard to minimize the negative effects this event could have on your future.

Attorney Paul Burglin of Burglin Law Offices, P.C. has been practicing DUI defense in California since 1985. He is one of only five attorneys in California that is Board-Certified by the National College of DUI Defense. Paul is also co-author of California Drunk Driving Law, a two-volume treatise that is frequently referenced by other attorneys when defending DUI clients. He is the attorney that is often called upon by prosecutors, judges, and DMV hearing officers when someone in their own family or one of their friends is arrested for DUI, because they are well aware of his extensive knowledge of this area of the law, and his strong track record of successful results for his clients.

Comprehensive DUI Defense in California

Attorney Burglin handles all types of DUI cases, including:

Having co-authored the book that is commonly referred to as "the Bible of DUI Defense", attorney Burglin is well-versed in the California DUI process. He has an in-depth understanding of California DUI laws and the right defense strategies to employ in order to avoid jail time and keep costly fines and other penalties to a minimum. He treats each case as a serious matter, and when you retain his services, he goes to work immediately to skillfully defend you and mitigate the situation as much as possible.

Consequences of a DUI in California

Penalties for DUI convictions in California are very severe. Even if it is your first offense, you may be facing hundreds of dollars in fines and penalties, up to six months in jail, a driver's license suspension of at least 30 days, three to five years of probation, three to nine months of DUI school, and installation of an ignition interlock device. If there are aggravated circumstances such as serious injuries or fatalities, or you have prior DUI convictions, the penalties are far worse.

In addition to the immediate financial and other consequences, a DUI conviction can impact you in several other ways. Some examples include higher auto insurance rates and the possibility of being unable to obtain student loans, housing, employment and admission into college.

Speak with a Seasoned San Francisco DUI Defense Attorney

Being arrested for DUI does not make you automatically guilty. With strong legal counsel by your side, you can effectively fight the charges against you. However, if you wish to fight your DUI charges, there are important deadlines that must be met. For this reason, it is best to get in touch with a skilled DUI lawyer sooner rather than later.

Attorney Paul Burglin understands what is at stake, and he puts his 30+ years of experience to work on your behalf to secure the most favorable outcome possible. If you are facing a DUI charge, contact our office today at 415-729-7300 for a free personalized consultation. We serve clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including Marin County (Tiburon, Sausalito, Mill Valley, Larkspur, San Rafael, Novato, San Anselmo, Fairfax). We handle locals and tourists cited in the wine country (Sonoma and Napa), as well as those cited in San Francisco, Oakland, and Martinez.

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