In California, it is illegal for a person to drive a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. On reasonable suspicion of drunk driving, a law enforcement officer may pull your vehicle over and ask you a series of questions. Also, the police officer may request your documentation or ask you to take some DUI tests – chemical tests or field sobriety tests.
CRIMINAL DEFENSE & PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS CENTRALLY LOCATED IN SAN RAFAEL, CA
JOSH S. BROWNSTEIN
ATTORNEY AT LAW
WHY CHOOSE US?
We’re driven by our passion for helping others.
WE BUILD RELATIONSHIPS
At our firm, relationships matter. The trust we develop with the people we represent is what fuels our legal practice day in and day out.
WE TELL IT LIKE IT IS
We tell you what you need to hear—which may not always be what you want to hear—to help you move forward. With us, you get the real deal.
WE LOVE WHAT WE DO
It’s our privilege and our passion to help residents of the Bay Area and the rest of California. Let us take the weight off your shoulders.
OUR PRACTICE AREAS
OUR RESULTS SAY IT ALL
BREACH OF CONTRACT
Our client retained our firm when it became clear that he would not be paid on a contract due to an apparent technical error.
GYM EQUIPMENT FAILURE
Our client purchased a piece of exercise equipment from a reputable source. Unfortunately, its subsequent failure during proper use resulted in serious back and neck injuries.
Our client was bitten in the face while a guest at a house party.
$170,000 SETTLEMENT SECURED
Our client faced a substantial prison term when his name tangentially arose in an investigation that was entirely focused on another individual. We filed a Motion to Suppress asserting the search and seizure of our client’s home, car and statements was the result of an illegal search. At the preliminary hearing, the Court agreed resulting in a full dismissal of the entire case.
Our client was charged with Battery after a dispute at a local eatery. Despite definite problems with the evidence, the People insisted our client accept a plea deal. We refused and demanded the case go to trial. The District Attorney dismissed the case on the day trial was to start.
Our client was charged with domestic violence despite evidence of self-defense. The District Attorney insisted that a plea involving a lesser charge be accepted. Our client refused, we prepared for trial and the District Attorney dismissed the case on the first day of trial.
TRUST US TO PURSUE JUSTICE FOR YOU
Legal matters can be incredibly frustrating—especially when they involve your future and your freedom. A personal injury or a criminal accusation can bring your life to a screeching halt, threatening to overwhelm you and your loved ones. Don’t attempt to navigate a car wreck, drug violation, DUI charge, or any other tough legal issue on your own.
At Brownstein Law Group, P.C., we’re up to the challenge. We provide personal advocacy, proven results, and trusted counsel to clients in San Rafael and the rest of the greater Bay Area.
FIGHTING BACK AGAINST CRIMINAL CHARGES
Being accused of a crime can be devastating. Don’t wait to get the aggressive representation you need to put your criminal charges behind you. If you’re located in San Rafael, San Francisco, Novato, Petaluma, or anywhere else in California, reach out to us. We’ll put our more than four decades of combined experience to work for you and your case.
SEEKING THE COMPENSATION YOU DESERVE
Whether you were injured in a car crash, hurt by a dog bite, or involved in a premises liability accident, you shouldn't be held liable for someone else's negligence. Get in touch with us to see if you may be entitled to financial compensation after a personal injury throws your life off course. We’ll listen carefully as you describe your situation, and then we’ll create a plan of action tailored to your unique needs. At the end of the day, you deserve a team of attorneys willing to take charge to do what’s right.
HELPING YOU MOVE FORWARD WITH CONFIDENCE
Honest, compassionate, committed: this is who we are. Not only do we have the legal experience to fight for you, but we genuinely care about your future, even beyond your personal injury claim or criminal defense case. At Brownstein Law Group, P.C., we truly believe that you deserve to move forward with confidence. Set up a free appointment with us in the Bay Area to start the process.
Brownstein Law Group, P.C.
Can I Get a DUI for Prescription Drugs?
In the state of California, drivers are prohibited from operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol or with a BAC of at least 0.08%. Similar to taking alcohol, a person can become intoxicated from using prescription or over-the-counter medications. However, most police officers lack the necessary training to differentiate between intoxication due to alcohol or illegal drugs and impairment due to prescription medications.