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California Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a Serious Criminal Offense

Welcome to the website of Northern California's top DUI defense law firm. If you or someone you know has been arrested or may be under investigation for driving under the influence (also called drunk driving), you need to know that a DUI case is extremely serious. In fact, most driving under the influence arrests initiate two separate cases. The first is a criminal DUI case, while the second is a California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) license suspension case. Additionally, if a person has a professional license there may be a separate additional action relating to that individual's ability to practice their profession.

California's drunk driving laws and the policy of all California law enforcement agencies require a police officer, sheriff's deputy or highway patrol officer to arrest any person for DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol) or DUID (driving under the influence of medication or drugs) who is driving while impaired, or with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. Notably, California law establishes a person is driving under the influence "if, as a result of drinking or consuming an alcoholic beverage and/or taking a drug, their mental or physical abilities are impaired to the extent that they are no longer able to drive a vehicle with the caution of a sober person, using ordinary care, under similar circumstances."

Additionally, if a California police officer, sheriff's deputy or highway patrol officer suspects a person has driven under the influence and that person is determined to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher, they face a possible jail sentence, large fines, driver's license suspension and other very serious consequences. In fact, a law enforcement officer is required to seize any California driver's license of a person arrested for driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or greater. For that reason, it is critical for anyone who has been or may be arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, medication or drugs to consult with an experienced California DUI attorney who understands the complex maze of California DUI criminal law and DUI license suspension law.

The attorneys at the Law Office of Robert Tayac have a high-level of expertise and a proven track record handling DUI cases and helping clients in California courts and the California DMV. Additionally, the lawyers of this firm are prepared to defend you, a loved one or friend in a San Francisco Bay Area DUI or DUID case, regardless of the complexity. Mr. Tayac and the attorneys working with him are DUI defense specialists who provide the highest level of representation available anywhere. The firm represents clients throughout California particularly in San Francisco, San Mateo County, Marin County, Alameda County and Contra Costa County. This team of drunk driving attorneys and DUI experts focus on cases relating to alcohol, medication or drug charges and driving under the influence law.

The high level of specialization and training these attorneys possess contributes to their success as a California drunk driving defense team. The attorneys spend well over 50 hours a month doing legal research and will utilize the appropriate DUI resources to defend a client's drunk driving case. The lawyers and experts keep themselves up to date on all alcohol-related tests used by California law enforcement officers, including field sobriety tests, breath alcohol and blood alcohol tests.

DUI DefenseMr. Tayac leads the firm. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and holds a law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law. Additionally, Mr. Tayac is a member in good standing of the California State Bar and San Francisco Bar Association and is admitted to practice before all California State and Federal Courts and the Supreme Court of California located in San Francisco.

Notably, Mr. Tayac has worked for the San Francisco Police Department as an Inspector of Police and San Francisco police officer and was a staff attorney with Appellate Defenders. In addition, Mr. Tayac is a present or former member of the following professional organizations:

Choosing the Right DUI Attorney

You should understand that the consequences of a DUI conviction are serious. If you or anyone you know has been or may be accused of drunk driving, you should be concerned. For that reason, it is important to be represented by a qualified DUI defense team that understands the complex DUI and DMV laws. In addition to the criminal consequences for a drunk driving arrest, a person has only 10 days from the date of arrest to request a DMV hearing from the California Department of Motor Vehicles. If a DMV hearing is not requested within ten days, the driver risks an automatic suspension of a California driver's license and privilege to drive in California if licensed by another state.

If you or anyone you know has been arrested in Northern California (San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa or surrounding areas) contact the Law Office of Robert Tayac for a free initial consultation immediately. A member of the firm will provide you with information you need to begin to understand the severity of a drunk driving arrest and will answer your DUI questions to help you decide if our office is right DUI defense firm to handle your or a loved one's DUI case.

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