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Do’s & Don’ts for DUI Suspects
✔ DO provide the police officer with your driver’s license, proof of insurance, and registration if possible.
✔ DO be courteous to police officers, but do not say more than you have to or give them any evidence.
✔ DO remember that the Fifth Amendment protects your right to remain silent.
✔ DO understand you have the right to a DMV hearing about the automatic license suspension.
✔ DO hire an experienced California DUI attorney to help you preserve your reputation, keep you out of jail, keep your license, protect you from the court system and DMV, and reduce the overall impact on your life.
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❌ DO NOT tell the police officers where you were or what you did.
❌ DO NOT allow police officers to pressure you into taking field sobriety tests, or preliminary alcohol screening tests (unless you are on DUI probation or under 21) before you are placed under arrest for DUI. These tests are voluntary, subjective, and meant to incriminate you. Field Sobriety Tests are scientifically unreliable and will not help your case.
❌ DO NOT give police officers consent to search you or your vehicle.
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California DUI Lawyer Richard Wagner holds the prosecutor and law enforcement accountable when it comes to DUI arrests. You will get a thorough investigation of your DUI criminal case. Critical insight into the legal process of your court case and the DMV Administrative hearing.
Get straightforward and honest advice. Don’t just get told what you want to hear. Get the information you need about the Judge, the Commissioner, the Prosecutor, the District Attorney or City Prosecutor, the DUI Court process, the DMV, drunk driving laws, the effect of a criminal record, the consequences of DUI in California, the criminal justice system, California DUI penalties, Ignition Interlock Devices, and the law enforcement industrial complex.
The first and most advantageous step you can take is to hire first-class DUI attorney Richard Wagner. His 24-plus years of experience handling criminal cases and focusing on DUI Defense are on your side. Southern California DUI Attorney Richard Wagner listens to clients.
Hire an experienced DUI Lawyer with established credentials as a member of the DUI Defense Attorney community who makes personal sacrifices for the well-being of his clients, and who is considered one of the best DUI attorneys.
You are not alone. Help is only a phone call away. Mr. Wagner patiently guides you through the complicated and confusing criminal justice system. He works hard to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family. Call today. (714) 721-4423.
OVER 24 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN CRIMINAL AND DUI DEFENSE, PROVEN TRACK RECORD, HIGHLY RATED AND REVIEWED DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEY, FORMER PROSECUTOR.
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Do’s & Don’ts for DUI Suspects
✔ DO provide the officer with your driver’s license, proof of insurance, and registration if possible.
✔ DO be courteous to law enforcement but do not say more than you have to or give them any evidence.
✔ DO remember the Fifth Amendment protects your right to remain silent.
✔ DO understand you have the right to have a DMV hearing for the automatic license suspension.
✔ DO hire an experienced DUI attorney to help you preserve your reputation, keep you out of jail, keep your license, protect you from the court system and DMV, and reduce the overall impact on your life.
❌ DO NOT tell the police where you were or what you did.
❌ DO NOT allow law enforcement to pressure you into taking field sobriety or preliminary alcohol screening tests before you are placed under arrest. These tests are voluntary, subjective, and meant to incriminate you. They are scientifically unreliable and will not help your case.
❌ DO NOT give law enforcement consent to search you or your vehicle.
DUI Attorney Orange County, LA, Riverside, San Bernardino
If arrested, charged, or pulled over for drunk driving charges in Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, arm yourself with an excellent drunk driving defense lawyer.
California Drunk Driving Lawyer Richard Wagner holds the prosecutor and law enforcement accountable. Investigates your DUI and provides critical insight into your driving under the influence (DUI) case.
Get straightforward and honest advice about the Judge, the Commissioner, the Prosecutor, the District Attorney or City Prosecutor, the criminal justice system, and the law enforcement industrial complex.
The first and most advantageous step you can take after your arrest is to hire first-class DUI attorney Richard Wagner. His 24-plus years of experience is on your side from the initial free consultation. Southern California DUI Attorney Richard Wagner listens to clients.
Hire the DUI Attorney in California with established credentials as a member of the DUI Defense Attorney community willing to make personal sacrifices for the well-being of his clients.
Mr. Wagner patiently guides you through the complicated, confusing, and oftentimes frightening criminal justice system. He boldly and confidently achieves the best possible outcome for you and your family.
OVER 24 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN CRIMINAL AND DUI DEFENSE, PROVEN TRACK RECORD,
HIGHLY RATED AND REVIEWED CRIMINAL DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEY, FORMER PROSECUTOR.
This List of Successful DUI Cases shows cases won by any means necessary – acquittals, dismissals, or negotiating the original more serious charges down to less serious offenses. The List does not guarantee the success or outcome of your case. Every DUI case is different and the results differ on a case-by-case basis. The following does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. For best results, contact The Law Office of Richard Wagner for a FREE Consultation at (714) 721-4423 or (714) 403-6317.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood …”
COURTHOUSE: CENTRAL JUSTICE CENTER - SANTA ANA
CHARGES: DUI (.09 BLOOD) ACCIDENT
FINAL RESULT: DUI DISMISSED. REDUCED TO WET RECKLESS (DMV SUSPENSION OVERTURNED).
DMV: EL SEGUNDO
CHARGES: 2ND DUI (.13 BLOOD)
FINAL RESULT: 1 YEAR DMV SUSPENSION OVERTURNED.
COURTHOUSE: CENTRAL JUSTICE CENTER – SANTA ANA
CHARGES: 3RD DUI
FINAL RESULT: NO JAIL TIME. RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT PROGRAM.
He did everything in his power to get a lot of my stuff eliminated by the DA and only having to complete a couple of things. Not only that, he was super helpful in answering questions and being there for me. when I forgot to complete something by the court; even offered to help me out. I also called to ask about information with an insurance claim with restitution and he was more than willing to talk me through everything. He is phenomenal! I recommend him and him only. Thank you, Richard!, S.T., Anaheim
“This was my 2nd DUI and when I contacted Mr Wagner I asked him two questions can you keep me from going to jail and keep my Driver License. Well he made both happen. I am very happy with the outcome. I recommend his services for anyone that needs him.” R.V., Anaheim
“I want to THANK Richard Wagner for getting my 2 counts of DUI dismissed and not losing my drivers license (no restrictions). He has great knowledge of the system and how to help you through the entire process. I couldn’t imagine trying to do this without him.
THANKS AGAIN!” D.C., Dana Point
“I would like to thank Mr. Wagner for getting the best possible result in my case. He was able to get my DUI charges reduced to a “Wet Reckless.” I highly recommend anyone facing DUI charges to contact him as soon as possible.” V.G.S., Garden Grove
“Richard Wagner is great! He communicates well and makes sure you get the best outcome for you!” C.J., Los Angeles
“Richard was able to achieve an even better outcome for my case than what we initially thought was possible. I couldn’t be more grateful to him for this than I currently am. I highly recommend hiring him.” J.P., Garden Grove
“Great communication, Richard made this scary process manageable and ensured a positive outcome! Very grateful!” M.T., Corona
“Mr Wagner was always available, informative. We were kept in the loop at all times. I would highly recommend his service and would use him again.”
I’m not sure what I will say will do justice to the level professionalism, expertise, diligence and tireless devotion to my case Mr. Wagner and his office exemplified, but I will do my best.
I got a DUI with additional enhancements back in June 2019. Heavy circumstances with potentially heavier outcomes. My case was complicated, it had a lot of variables, and Covid delaying everything only prolonged the agony of waiting around for sentencing. I waited 2.5 years for the resolution of my case, and today it finally happened.
In the midst of the those 2.5 years, Mr. Wagner showed up in my stead for every pre-trial, every arraignment, every appearance I would have had to make and take time off of work for. He gave me a list of suggestions that would encourage the DA towards a more favorable plea bargain, and I fulfilled them to the best of my ability. He was in constant communication with me, giving me updates on every court appearance, answering all my questions/concerns, and gave me his personal cell phone number to reach out for anything at all. He always responded within 24 hours.
I am happy to say that although my case was going to have its consequences, I was able to avoid jail time by a thin margin. It would have been 90 days minimum, 12 months maximum. I don’t believe that would have been possible without the help of Mr. Richard Wagner. I would give 10 stars if I could.
This is the guy to call if you have found yourself in a less than ideal situation. Everyone is super nice and Richard is more than willing to take the time to answer the onslaught of questions and worries you might have regarding everything. I highly recommend that if you are in a bind to call Richard Wagner!
During this long 1 1/2 year process of dealing with multiple court hearings for my second DUI, Richard Wagner was extremely valuable to have on my team. We were able to achieve the best outcome possible and he was always available to offer his professional legal council and was very generous with his time. 10 out of 10 would recommend Mr. Wagner to anyone dealing with legal issues. He was a Lifesaver!
Mr. Wagner is extremely professional and will make this process easy for you. He always got back to me quickly with any questions or concerns I had, as well as got a favorable verdict for me. I highly recommend his services. I met him in person the day of my proceedings, & from the suit alone, I could tell he meant business. Thank you Richard for making this process easy, as well as making sure I successfully handled all the orders before I left the court!
Richard is very professional, very communicative, and very knowledgeable when it comes to the court systems. I wouldn’t trust anyone else in times like these! Thank you very much Richard.
I came to Richard with a DUI and was currently on felony probation. The judge and court wanted to put me into jail for 120 days for probation violations. But Richard did his homework and discovered there was a new law that came out on Jan. 2021 that said I could only be on probation for 1 year tops and I had been on probation for over that time. So Richard used that to keep me out of jail and I am very grateful of that.
Mr. Wagner fought my DUI Case by filing my expungement which was dismissed! After being treated unfairly in an illegal arrest and risking having my record tainted, I reached out to him regarding my lamentations and personal story. He listened, clearly discussed the possibilities and showed empathy while maintaining professionalism with integrity. I can’t explain the happiness I have from receiving the good news from Richard. I recommend his business because he showed me results and God affirmed that the work of his hands is blessed. Beyond thankful to Jesus Christ for Richard Wagner!
Thanks Mr. Wagner…you’re AWESOME!!!!
I got my first DUI Feb. 2020. Never been in any trouble. I was scared & didn’t know what to do. I googled “DUI attorneys” & I entered my information. Less than 2 mins later I get a call from the Law Offices of Richard Wagner. I spoke with a very nice lady named Rasha who reassured me that I was in the best hands & that he could take my case. I never go with the first option but I did in this case & the price was very reasonable & it was the best decision I ever made. Mr. Wagner was right on my case & handled everything I needed to have done. He appeared at my DMV hearing & got that dismissed. Now I’m just waiting on my court case. He communicates very well & always makes himself available to answer any questions you may have. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer. He has very good experience & knowledge.
“Thank you Mr Wagner and your office team for all of your advice and help in my case today. I respect all the hard work and time you took to help me.”
Great Representation. “I recommend Richard Wagner. Richard handled my DUI / DWI matter. From our first meeting with Richard Wagner I knew we had the right attorney. He explained our DUI case and options to us very clearly. Once we signed on with him he took control and did all the work. After a couple of months the plan he laid out for us unfolded flawlessly which ended up in a case dismissal. We can’t thank him enough.”
“Thank you again, Mr. Wagner. You have helped bring peace in an otherwise chaotic situation for my family and I. I thought that this mistake may have costed years of my family’s well-being.”
“Dear Mr. Wagner, I’d like to express sincere thanks to you for working with my father this ordeal. My family and I appreciate your time and expertise, all the more so because we are all unable and unqualified to offer him any tactical support in this matter.”
Thank you for the excellent result of Preston’s case. I trust my son has finally learned his lesson – no more run-in’s with the CHP!
“Richard, I would like to thank you for taking my case and for responding to my calls promptly. I am very pleased with the outcome of my case and I will recommend you to others without hesitation.
“Mr. Wagner, Thank you so much for all you are doing for my son Gerrick. Yours truly, R.S.”
“Richard is truly an expert one you would need in your difficult time. He will clearly provide you steps by steps of how you could prepare yourself at best. He has guided us through our darkest moment and each and every of his suggestion, Unbelievably, our case was dismissed!!!!!! Thanks so much for everything Rich. We owe you our life gratitude!”
Hiring attorney Richard Wagner was the best thing I have ever done for myself. He took a very scary time in my life and turned it into a positive experience with a wonderful outcome. He never judged me – he supported me and made me feel everything would be ok. And it was. Thank you Mr. Wagner. You are the best!”
After being notified that a warrant was out for my boyfriend’s arrest, he luckily got into contact with you, Mr. Wagner. It looked like the whole world was against him and he was accused of doing some terrible things that we knew were not true but no one in the court system believed him, except you. You fought for him and turned the case around. Thank you for your help. And God Bless You.
I want to thank you for the professional and effective service that you provided during the past two month’s …the result (Case Dismissed -forgery & second degree commercial burglary). Your care and professionalism made it abundantly clear that I would be cleared of any wrongdoing. We went through a lot between August 3 and September 21. At some points I was on the verge of breaking, you would see me in pain and you would tell me, “let’s win this thing” or “be patient we are going to win”; “just go home and get some sleep.” You lifted my spirits. I don’t know what to say, you saved my life. We made it. We came a long way didn’t we? Again, thank you for your help, your kindness and your support. You are a good and noble man – (Karma works).
“When I got the news that the police department detectives had been to my home and left a note asking me to contact them immediately because I was facing serious charges, I was scared. I am happy that I was referred to you Mr. Wagner. It meant a lot to me that you met with me immediately and were available throughout the case. Your fees were very fair and reasonable and worth every penny!”
“I want to tell you that you did an outstanding job. You really did.”
“Mr. Wagner is extremely knowledgeable and takes his time to really make you understand the circumstances and options of your case. A true pro!”
“A family member was facing 5 serious counts against them, one carrying a strike if convicted. Richard worked with the court, judge & prosecution & 2 of the charges were dropped, including the charge that carried the strike. He negotiated a sentence that was much less than expected & took care of everything as the family was not able to attend. He called before the court date to explain the process & hopeful outcome. He called directly after the deal had been made, giving a detailed account of what occurred & how our family member was. His work is impressive and his experience & expertise was top notch.”
It went really well today. Thanks for all your support and preparation. We appreciate your professional advice!”
“Thank you Mr. Wagner for taking on my case and walking me through every step.
Also, for the reductions in charges and fines.”
“Dear Richard: I want to thank you for representing me over the last several months. This has been the worst time of my life, especially when I have done nothing to warrant the charges leveled against me. I truly felt victimized by the false charges, accusations, and slanderous lies. Having your representation brought a tremendous feeling of peace to both my wife and I. Your positive attitude and wise counsel, along with your intervention with the school district, relieved us of a great deal of anxiety. I have already recommended several of my acquaintances to you. Again, thank you for all you have done for me. After our last conversation, I now feel confident that I can get on with my life. It gives peace of mind to know that you are there if this matter ever rears its head again.” Thank you.
I want to thank you and I wish you the best. You are a good man and sound attorney. I feel you will continue helping others out of a bind. I am grateful to you for your help.”
“Thank you! It should suffice to say that I am very pleased indeed with your handling of my case, without your work the chaos surrounding these events would greatly interfere with my work and personal life. I am entirely grateful to you.”
I got the news I won my DMV Hearing today! I really appreciate you. I am so grateful to have been blessed with your firm! The Law Office Of Richard Wagner went above and beyond any other criminal defense attorney I have ever met. I called Mr. Wagner to get a price on a Sunday and we ended up speaking for two hours before he even gave me a cost for my defense. The price was fair, balanced and completely justified! We spoke about my circumstances, he asked about the entire situation leading up to my charges and he asked every detail in order to make sure he could defend me properly. In the 8 months that it took to get my case settled Richard never left me hanging, his personal assistant was amazing and I never felt alone once through the entire process. My case was settled to my satisfaction and I can say without any doubt that I would recommend anyone looking for expert representation and an empathetic attorney this is your man! Thank You Richard you’re one of a kind!”
“Richard, Thank you so much for calling me on a Saturday no less to explain things. You are very easy to talk to and have explained things very well. I am happy to have you as my lawyer.” With appreciation. S.F. Calabasas
“Dear Mr. Wagner, I’m writing to thank you for being there with me every step of the way through this scary and stressful time. After my entire case was dismissed I feel as though my life is back on track, and I can continue living my life with peace in my heart. I KNOW that my case wouldn’t have had the same outcome if I hadn’t relied on your expertise and professional representation! I cannot recommend you more highly and will be forever grateful you!”
double edged sword; We hired Mr. Wagner for my son’s DUI, that is one side of the sword.. The DUI, but the other side, I can’t say enough on how wonderful Mr. Wagner was! He walked us through everything… every detail! at court it was simple, he explained how things where going to go, and what was going to happen, everything worked better than planned. I will hold his card in case anyone needs a DUI attorney… I pray we won’t ever again. But if you are looking for a good attorney, Mr. Wagner is the one you are looking for!!
Thank you Mr. Wagner for all your help, for walking us through all the steps and easing us during a scary time!!!
Couldn’t ask for a better attorney, Very professional, always returns my calls, reasonable prices and got the best outcome possible. I highly recommend the Law Office of Richard Wagner to help you out of a jam.
“Rich is amazing. My husband was charged with Violation of a court order aka gang injunction. From the start Rich expressed his interest in this case, and he wasn’t lying. He was as passionate about taking this case to trial as much as we were. His communication and dedication to this case was beyond what we expected. He is definitely an attorney you want in your corner. Absolutely superb. Needless to say, Rich worked his magic; the charges were dropped. We couldn’t be more happy. Thanks Rich”
“I am very grateful to Richard Wagner. He did an awesome job defending me throughout the trial. In court, Richard talked about the law, science, facts of case, and convinced the jury to find me not guilty. Richard definitely knows how to successfully defend a DUI charge in trial. Thanks to Richard Wagner, the DUI charge against me has gone away like it never happened and I got my life back.”
“Attorney Richard Wagner, ESQ came to my rescue … He also went above and beyond … I really appreciated him … Richard Wagner is a professional who is very good at what he does. I am very thankful he was there for me.”
“Thank you again for your strong work ethic and allowing me to have peace of mind. I really appreciate you. ♥”
The Law Office of Richard Wagner is grateful for the appreciation, recognition, and gratitude from previous clients. Clients have sent letters to express how pleased they were with how The Law Office of Richard Wagner handled their case. These letters are for informational purposes only. These letters do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your case. For best results, contact DUI Defense Attorney Richard Wagner at 714-721-4423 for a FREE Consultation.