An accusation of drunk driving can change your life in an instant. If you are convicted of DUI in California, you could face heavy fines, driver’s license suspension, or even jail time. What is even more frustrating is that the events of just one night—just one simple mistake—can lead to lasting consequences for you and those you love. To put it simply: when it comes to DUI, the deck is stacked against you.

When you’re facing an uphill climb, it’s tempting to accept your fate. Don’t do it. Since 2000, our attorneys at Brownstein Law Group, P.C., have taken a different approach to criminal justice by providing residents of the Bay Area and the rest of California with honest counsel and aggressive advocacy. You need to level the playing field after a DUI accusation, and we’re ready to help. Set up a free consultation at our office, centrally located in San Rafael, to begin the process of defending your rights and protecting your future.

How Can You Receive a California DUI?

DUI is taken seriously in our state. Police officers in San Rafael, San Francisco, and throughout California are trained to look for indicators of your impaired driving ability. Some examples they may look for include:

  • Swerving your vehicle to correct its course

  • Driving in the middle of two lanes (or drifting from side to side on the road)

  • Nearly hitting something or someone

  • Erratically hitting your brakes

  • Making a rolling stop during a right turn, either at a red traffic light or a stop sign

  • Driving too cautiously or slowly

  • Turning too widely or narrowly

Once you’ve been accused of a DUI, you’re typically charged with, at the very least, two separate counts according to the California Vehicle Code.

First, it is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. Second, it is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle. In the case of a commercial driver, the blood-alcohol level at which a charge can be expected is substantially lower.



DUI Defense in the Bay Area

The government needs very little evidence to charge you with a crime. As a result, you may feel that you have little to no chance of avoiding a DUI conviction. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Just because you were arrested does not mean that you are guilty. In order to convict a person of DUI, the government has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt each of the following elements:

  1. You were actually driving;

  2. A vehicle; and

  3. While under the influence.

There are many legal, factual, and scientific defenses to a DUI charge. Our team at Brownstein Law Group, P.C.has over four decades of combined experience in exploring the many defenses available and exposing the weaknesses in the government's case. To us, fighting for your future is personal.

If you have been charged with DUI in Marin County, San Francisco County, Sonoma County, or the greater Bay Area, don’t hesitate to set up a free consultation with us. The sooner you reach out to our DUI attorneys, the sooner we can start protecting your rights and getting you back on the road.


No matter when, where, or why you got pulled over for drunk driving, don’t allow one mistake to ruin your life. When a DUI threatens to impact your personal reputation, your professional prospects, and more, contact us. We help clients fight their DUI charges in San Francisco, San Rafael, Novato, Petaluma, and the rest of the greater Bay Area.