THE LAW OFFICE OF RICHARD WAGNER

OVER 19 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN CRIMINAL AND DUI DEFENSE, PROVEN TRACK RECORD, HIGHLY RATED AND REVIEWED CRIMINAL DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEY, FORMER PROSECUTOR.

DUI Defense Attorney

PREPARED, STRATEGIC 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 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.

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

You may have been arrested for driving 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 client 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% or of alcohol, more, in your blood.

This law is sometimes called the “per se” DUI statute. That’s because politicians have criminalized driving with a specified blood-alcohol level. They have said that particular blood alcohol level is “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 using ordinary care under 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 he or she followed a bad decision with the excellent decision to hire DUI Attorney Richard Wagner.

California DUI law is complicated. DUI law changes frequently. 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 dabbles in DUI defense and does some bankruptcy, family law, personal injury on the side.  Please don’t wing it by doing it yourself.  Abraham Lincoln said, “He who represents himself has a fool for a client.” You will dig yourself into a deeper hole. You become easy prey for the prosecutor.

Having an attorney to defend you is so important it is built into our Constitution in the Bill of Rights. If you cannot afford to hire an attorney, because it is so important to be represented by an attorney in a criminal case, the law says the court must provide an attorney for you.

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.

For assistance with your DUI, contact or call 714-421-4423 for a FREE Consultation.