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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 DUI Victories for you to see how Richard Wagner has helped others with his prepared strategy and vast knowledge of DUI defense.

Is A DUI A Misdemeanor? VC 23152

California Vehicle Code (CVC) Sections 23152(a)(b)(f) and (g) are DUI misdemeanors. CVC 23153 can be a misdemeanor or a felony.

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

DUI Alcohol VC 23152(a)(b). 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 that the driver was under the influence.

DUI Drugs VC 23152(f)(g). 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 1970s, 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.

It is illegal for a person who is:

❌ Addicted to the use of any drug to drive CVC 23152(c).

❌ Under the influence of any drug to drive CVC 23152(f).

❌ Under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug CVC 23152(g).

❌ Driving over the legal limit – Driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or more – CVC 23152(b)

DUI Defense Attorney Richard Wagner began his career as a DUI Prosecutor in Los Angeles.

DUI Attorney LADUI Attorney Richard Wagner’s talents extend to deftly defending the charge of driving while having 0.08% of alcohol 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 declared that particular blood alcohol level to be “excessive.” Regardless of whether you are legally or actually impaired.

If your blood-alcohol level is 0.08 % or more, you could be guilty of VC 23152(b) or VC 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.

Felony DUI

There are several ways your DUI can be a felony. The usual way for a DUI arrest to be a felony DUI is for there to be an injury. VC 23153. The prosecutor can also charge you with a felony DUI if you have a prior felony DUI, or you have 3 or more prior DUIs. VC 23550. 

However, it is not unusual for someone who is arrested for DUI to completely avoid a DUI conviction; or avoid the DMV license suspension because he or she followed a bad decision with the excellent decision to hire DUI Attorney Richard Wagner.

The California DUI law is complicated. DUI laws change frequently. This is one area of criminal law that is not worth leaving up to a rookie attorney with little or no experience. It is a big mistake to hire a lawyer who dabbles in DUI defense and does some bankruptcy, family law, and personal injury work on the side.

And whatever you do, 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 all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.” To further show how important it is for you to hire an attorney to help you with your case if you cannot afford to hire an experienced DUI attorney, the law says the court must provide an attorney for you.

DUI 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). DUI Attorney Richard Wagner is a tremendous resource when it comes to DUI Sentencing Law.  

For a free, no-cost DUI evaluation, contact or call 714-421-4423.