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Orange County DUI Attorney

Don't Plead Guilty – Fight Your DUI Charges! Call (800) 721-7710

If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you have only 10 days to contact the Department of Motor Vehicles and request an administrative hearing. Otherwise, you will lose your driver's license to an automatic suspension. Next, you have to prepare to fight the criminal charges of driving under the influence. For hard-hitting legal representation to help you keep your driver's license and avoid the possibility of a criminal conviction, come to Thomas Tears, Attorney at Law.

Why Choose Our Orange County DUI Lawyer?

  • 39 Years of Experience
  • Proven Track Record in 5,000+ Cases
  • Defense for the DMV Hearing and Criminal Court
  • 24/7 Availability to Help You

At our drunk driving defense firm, we firmly believe that you are innocent until proven guilty. You can safely tell us your side of the story, and everything you say will be held in strict confidentiality. We can then craft the powerhouse defense you need to defend your rights, your liberty, and your future.

Call (900) 721-7710 any time of day or night or use our online form today for a FREE consultation!

Consequences of a DUI in Orange County

It would be difficult to exaggerate the importance of fighting your DUI charges. A DUI is not simply a traffic offense. It is a crime, punishable by harsh penalties that can have an enormous impact on your life. In fact, a DUI arrest can easily end up costing you as much as $45,000 or more in terms of fines, court costs, legal fees, probation costs, and insurance rate increases.

A typical sentence for a first-time DUI can include:

  • Six months in county jail
  • Three years on probation
  • Six months of attendance at mandatory DUI classes
  • Possible increased penalties for a future DUI offense based on the fact of having a prior conviction on your record

Depending on the county where your conviction takes place, California state law also provides for the court to order you to install an ignition interlock device (IID) in your vehicle. An IID is essentially a breathalyzer that will be hardwired into your vehicle's admission system. You will have to provide an alcohol-free breath sample every time you want to start the car, and at random intervals while driving. If you fail the test, your car will be immobilized and the authorities will be notified.

When you have so much on the line, you owe it to yourself to hire an attorney with the skill and experience necessary to fight for you.

Discover your defenses and how we can fight for you in a FREE consultation: Call (800) 721-7710 or use our online form today!

Our Victories

A Proven History of Results
  • No Jail. Felony Domestic Violence Serious Injury
  • Case Dismissed. $14,000 NSF Check on a Vehicle Sale Where Client Obtained Vehicle
  • Client received credit for time served. Three Strikes "Gang" Case, Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Client received credit for time served. 3rd & 4th Probation Violation
  • No jail, no sex offender registration. Forcible Rape Sodomy, Felony Domestic Violence, Felony False Imprisonment, Assault with Intent to Commit Mayhem
  • Case Dismissed. Domestic Violence Case
  • Not Guilty. Disobeying Domestic Violence
  • Probation violation dismissed. Bench Warrant Issued on Drug Charges
  • Case dismissed. Major Fraud Case Embezzlement of Company Funds
  • Reduced to misdemeanor and $140.00 fine. Grand Theft Auto

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