With law enforcement personnel concentrating more and more on drunk driving and drugged driving, traffic stops and arrests for driving under the influence are on the rise. Penalties are harsh, even for a first offender. In some cases, additional factors could lead to a felony charge. An experienced DUI lawyer will challenge the evidence against you, and provide you with the best chance of a successful defense.
Criminal defense attorneys in San Diego and throughout California are not all equal. I understand that you need the best value for your money, but committed, proactive defense representation is critical to your future. I am interested in helping you as much as possible, working hard to protect your license, job, rights and best interests.
You will find my services to be both effective and cost efficient. I focus my practice exclusively on DUI and Vehicle Code related charges. You will personally meet with and speak with me throughout the duration of your case. If you have been arrested, please do not hesitate to contact me immediately to discuss your case at no charge!
Susan L. Hartman, Esq. is a Connecticut native who earned her BA in Criminology, with a minor in Sociology, at the University of New Mexico. She moved to San Diego to pursue her Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, graduating Cum Laude in 2002. A few years later she accepted a position as a Deputy Public Defender in Orange County, where she practiced as a trial attorney.
Mr. Springmeyer worked as a federal judicial extern for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Ruben B. Brooks, Southern District of California. He has also worked for the San Diego County Public Defender in the Multiple Conflicts Office, the Legal Aid Society of San Diego—where he worked in their Pro Bono Clinics, and the United States Attorney’s Officer for the Southern District of California where he worked in the Narcotics Enforcement Section.
Most California DUI arrests begin with a traffic stop or a checkpoint. The officer asks you to perform a series of field sobriety tests and to blow twice into a handheld breathalyzer. After arrest, the cop usually will ask you to take a blood or breath test at the police station, jail or hospital (you’re required by law to take this test…refusing the chemical test may result in tougher California DUI penalties and a one-year drivers license suspension).
Headlining as a Speaker at the DUI – DMV Seminar in downtown San Diego, the San Diego DUI Attorney presented “Current DMV Suspension Hearing Issues, Techniques & Writs” at the San Diego County Courthouse. The San Diego DUI Attorney was the DUI – DMV teacher for the Public Defender’s Office. The San Diego DUI Attorney’s cutting-edge DUI work was highlighted by the California DUI Lawyers Association in its Advanced DUI Skills seminar materials.
There is no such thing as a “minor” criminal charge. This is particularly true if you are a permanent immigrant, non-immigrant, or an undocumented alien. A criminal charge, whether it a misdemeanor or a felony, can create serious consequences. The stakes can be high because a conviction will often include paying heavy fines, some local jail time or long term imprisonment.
It may start with a late-night traffic stop. You spot flashing lights in your rearview mirror, then an officer is tapping on your window. The next thing you know, you’re sitting in the back of a squad car in handcuffs being accused of a crime and everything you’ve built or that you dream of for your future — your career, your family, your life — is on the line. When this happens to you, you may not know where to turn.
Attorney Dicks had tried hundreds of criminal cases and earned the respect of judges and prosecutors for the vigorous defense he provides. He has lectured at several criminal defense seminars on how to cross-examine police officers on the witness stand. He has also lectured to criminal defense associations and criminal defense bar associations on the defense of drug cases.
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