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DUI Lawyer in Santa Ana

Skilled Defense for DUI & License Suspension

When you have been convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs, the consequences can be life-altering. You may be sent to jail, required to pay a large fine, and have your driver’s license suspended, which will cause your insurance to skyrocket and may impact your employment. At The Law Office of Michael J. Holmes, our DUI attorney in Santa Ana has helped many clients obtain dismissals of DUI charges, not guilty verdicts, and plea agreements to lesser charges.

If you have been arrested for DUI, call (714) 752-7037 for 24/7 assistance. We serve clients across Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.

Fighting DUI Charges

It is possible to successfully fight a DUI charge, and we work to minimize the effect of the charge on your life. We utilize a number of strategies to help our clients overcome DUI charges and the subsequent consequences. Our Santa Ana DUI lawyer will examine every aspect of your case, including all factual and legal issues, to build the strongest defense possible.

Depending on the situation, we may use defense strategies based on:

  • Lack of probable cause for the police to stop you
  • Improperly conducted field sobriety tests
  • Inadmissible breath test results
  • Police administrative errors

When you are arrested for DUI, the California Department of Motor Vehicles will initiate actions that could result in the suspension of your driver’s license. We can represent you at the Administrative Per Se Hearing to fight the suspension. We seek to obtain temporary driving privileges for you pending the final disposition of your case. In addition, we are often able to use this hearing to get the arresting officer to commit to facts that may be useful in the criminal proceedings.

Minimizing the Consequences

In some cases, a conviction cannot be avoided. However, we will do everything ethically possible to minimize the penalties and the effect the conviction may have on your life. Alternative outcomes to jail may be possible, even for people with prior convictions. These may include community service, alcohol education, or alcohol treatment in a public or private facility. We explore every option to help you obtain the best possible outcome. Our firm has a track record of success, take a look at some of our DUI case results.

Whether this is your first offense or you have a prior conviction, contact us at (714) 752-7037 to discuss your case with our DUI attorney in Santa Ana.

Reasons To Choose Michael J. Holmes

  • Aggressive Defense

  • Former Prosecutor

  • Free Consultation with a Lawyer

  • We Are Available 24 Hours a Day

  • Former Army Veteran

  • 17+ Years of Experience

  • Rated 10.0 Superb on Avvo