THE LAW OFFICE OF ALEXANDER CROSS WILL FIGHT MORE AGGRESSIVELY THAN ANY OTHER LAWYER TO BRING YOU THE BEST OUTCOME POSSIBLE!
We will investigate the circumstances of your arrest!
We will question law enforcement's procedures!
We will fight to minize the charges against you!
We will inform you of your legal options!
We will protect your rights!
“I’d been having a hard time getting a job due to something from my past that would come up in the background checks for new employers. I was so tired of re-living my past and after one conversation with Mr. Cross, my past is forever behind me and my future is bright. I'm so excited to get back to the job I love.”
Dominic Alvarado, Sonoma County
“Money’s been tight, which caused rough times at home. Things were going down-hill and my husband and I got into an argument. Next thing I know, he was facing jail and Mr. Cross genuinely cared about our relationship & my husband’s freedom. I don’t know what I would’ve done without him.”
Jennifer Santos, San Mateo
DUI IS NOT A TRAFFIC OFFENSE.
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE IS A CRIME!
If you go to court without legal representation
the possibility of the full force of the law being imposed is substantially higher!
WITH A 1st DUI YOU ARE FACING:
Maximum sentence: 6 months in county jail
Licence suspended for 6 months
$2,000 - $3,000 fine
Insurance rates double or even triple
DUI is a criminal offence
A misdemeanor will be on your criminal record for life
You will have DUI school for either 3, or 9 months depending on your blood-alcohol content
For the entire duration of the DUI school you will need to stay in California regardless of where you currently live
Total loss around $10,000
WITH A 2nd DUI YOU ARE FACING:
3 years probation period
DUI school for 18 to 36 months mandatory
Your driver’s license will be suspended for 2 years
Driving with a suspeded licence can result in 6 months in county jail in addition for an additional 6 months in county jail for a violation of probation of the FIRST DUI
Furthermore, during the 3 year probation period for ANY DUI, a licensee may not driving with ANY measurable amount of alcohol in his/her system (0.08% Blood alcohol is not necessary for a violation when one is on probation for a DUI)
Non US citizens are facing DEPORTATION from the United States
During probabation period (3 years) no right to refuse DUI test
In case of refusal - you will be automatically charged with a probation violation, and an additional DUI
Total loss around: $13,000
WITH A 3rd & 4th DUI YOU ARE FACING:
Similar punishment as second DUI
Minimum 4 months in jail
Maximum 1 year in jail
10 years suspention of driver's license
Total loss around: $16,000
Up to 3 years in state prison
Considered a Felony not a misdemeanor
No right to vote
No right to own a firearm
Licence potentially revoked
Total loss around: $20,000+
DURING THE COURSE OF A DUI CASE. DO YOU HAVE A CASE FOR DISMISSAL?
1. Probable cause
A police officer must have probable cause (very good reason) to stop you. Reasons include: swerving more than once, broken tail/head light, speeding, breaking traffic laws or expired registration. Without probable cause, regardless of your blood alcohol level, you have a case for dismissal!
2. Blood alcohol
The district attorney’s office must prove that you were at 0.08% blood alcohol level or more at the time of the driving. The breathalyzer (alco-test) device must also be calibrated every 10 days or within every 150 uses of its results may be called into question.
Generally, the police will ask you to submit to field sobriety exams at the street prior to arrest. Once you are taken to the station, jail, or other facility you are given the option, though mandatory, to take a breath or blood test.
If you choose breath:
Breathaliser AKA Alco-test device - such device must be calibrated
If you choose blood:
The blood test must be taken by a professionally licensed person, known as the phlebotomist.
The phlebotomist must not clean your arm with alcohol, they must swab it with a special solution.
Two vials of blood must be kept, one for the prosecution, and one for the defense.
If the above is not followed,
you have a case for dismissal!
The officer that suspects you are under the influence must observe you for 15 minutes before testing your blood alcohol level via the alco-test device! If somebody vomits (reflux) prior to the test, this would skew the results of the testing!
4. Chain of custody
There must be a chain of custody for any blood that is drawn, if there is not, it is inadmissible!
These are just a few areas where the police officer can make a mistake. Our DUI Attorneys specialize in identifying and exploiting the oversights taken by law enforcement; thus ensuring that every possible strategy is used to reduce the penalty that you have been charged with.
OUR OFFICES ARE LOCATED IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
AND OUR DUI ATTORNEYS ARE AVAILABLE 24/7
Oakland 1300 Clay St., Suite 600 Oakland, CA 94612
111 N. Market St., Suite 300
San Jose, CA95113
OUR ATTORNEYS SPECIALIZE IN DUI (DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE) CASES