DUI Defense Attorney


Strikeforce DUI Defense Attorney Richard Wagner’s impressive track record fighting California DUI/DWI cases is a direct result of devoting long hours, hard work and dedication to clients. Here are some of successful DUI Victories for you to see how others have been helped and benefited from a prepared, vigilant strategy and readiness to put on the best DUI defense.


On December 5, 2017, DUI Attorney Richard Wagner delivered the excellent news that the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office in Murrieta would not be prosecuting his client, who had been arrested in Riverside County for driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana.

On October 25, 2017, DUI Attorney Richard Wagner won another DMV Hearing – at the Covina DMV – For his client arrested by CHP for DUI and driving with a BAC of .08% or more. In police arrest reports, CHP claimed Richard Wagner’s client was driving 74 mph in a 55 mph zone, had bloodshot/watery eyes, an odor of alcoholic beverage, thick speech and breath test results of 0.15% / 0.15% on the preliminary alcohol screening (PAS) test, and 0.15% and 0.16% on the chemical test breath machine.

Against these stacked odds, Strikeforce DUI Attorney Richard Wagner won for his client. In the end, the DMV had to admit it could not justify the suspension of DUI Attorney Richard Wagner’s client’s driving privileges, and set aside (dismissed) the 4-month suspension, and gave the client back his license!

DUI Defense AttorneyOn June 7, 2017, Strikeforce DUI Defense Attorney Richard Wagner secured another impressive victory for a client at the Van Nuys DMV. Glendale Police arrested the client for DUI and driving with a BAC over the legal limit.

Glendale police claimed the client failed four different field sobriety tests.  The results of two preliminary alcohol screening tests (PAS) were 0.09%.  Breath test results at Glendale police station on the Datamaster (“breathalyzer”) were 0.08%.

However, after the hard-fought DMV Hearing, which included masterful cross-examination of the arresting Glendale Police officer by Strikeforce DUI Attorney Richard Wagner, the DMV Hearing Officer ruled the DMV license suspension was not justified.  The DMV license suspension was set aside. In DMV terminology, set aside means “Case dismissed!”

On May 1, 2017, top-notch DUI defense attorney Richard Wagner won a DMV Hearing at the Orange DMV for his client arrested by the Newport Beach Police Department for DUI and driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08%

Although police reports said Strikeforce DUI Defense Attorney Richard Wagner’s client caused two separate traffic collisions, displayed objective symptoms of intoxication, had a PAS test result of 0.11%, and result on a different breath test machine of 0.10%, notorious DUI Attorney Richard Wagner prevailed.

The DMV could not justify the suspension of Strikeforce DUI Attorney Richard Wagner’s client’s driver license. The DMV set the suspension aside (dismissed the case) in the interests of justice.

DUI Defense Attorney – Vehicle Code Sections 23152(a)(c)(f) and (g)

You may have been arrested for driving a vehicle under the influence (DUI) of any alcoholic beverage under Section 23152(a) of the Vehicle Code.

DUI Alcohol. Strikeforce DUI Attorney Richard Wagner knows where to focus his talent and effort. It is not necessary to prove any specific degree of intoxication, but only the driver was under the influence.

DUI Drugs.   When a defendant is charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of a drug, a showing of a specific measurable amount of the drug in the defendant’s blood is not required.  In the 1970’s, the Los Angeles Police Department began a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Program to help police officers identify drivers who were driving under the influence of drugs other than alcohol.

More DUI Laws  = More Reasons You Need Top-Notch DUI Defense Attorney

It is illegal for a person who is:

  • addicted to the use of any drug to drive a vehicle under Section 23152(c) of the Vehicle Code.
  • under the influence of any drug to drive a vehicle under Section 23152(f) of the Vehicle Code.
  • who is under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug to drive a car under Section 23152(g) of the Vehicle Code.

Driving over the legal limit – Driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or more – Vehicle Code Section 23152(b)

Strikeforce DUI Attorney Richard Wagner began his career as a DUI Prosecutor in Los Angeles. Strikeforce DUI Attorney Richard Wagner’s talents extend to deftly defending the charge of driving a vehicle while having 0.08% of alcohol in your blood.

This law is sometimes referred to as the “per se” DUI statute. That’s because the politicians have criminalized driving with a specified blood-alcohol level. They have deemed that blood alcohol level excessive.  Regardless of whether the driver is legally impaired.

If your blood-alcohol level is 0.08 % or more, you could be guilty of Vehicle Code Section 23152(b) or 23153(b), even if you were not “under the influence.” Or, in legal terms: you did not have the ability to drive with the caution characteristic of a sober person of ordinary prudence under the same or similar circumstances.

However, it is not unusual for someone to be arrested for DUI to completely avoid a DUI conviction and/or DMV license suspension because they followed a bad decision with the good decision to lawyer up early with Strikeforce DUI Attorney Richard Wagner.

California DUI law is complicated. DUI law changes every year. This is one area of criminal law that is not worth leaving up to an amateur attorney with little or no experience.  Or hiring an attorney who does bankruptcy, family law, personal injury and then an occasional DUI.  Please don’t wing it by doing it yourself.  You will dig yourself into a deeper hole. And become easy prey for the prosecutor.

DUI Defense Attorney – Sentencing In Court

DUI cases are not something Courts in California take lightly. California DUI laws are strongly enforced and violations carry severe consequences.  One area where DUI law changes regularly and rapidly in California is Sentencing (or punishment). Strikeforce DUI Attorney Richard Wagner is a tremendous resource when it comes to DUI Sentencing Law.  He has vast knowledge on the subject.

First Time DUI.  Second Time DUI. Third Time DUI.

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