San Diego, California DUI Defense Lawyer
Steigerwalt Law Firm5030 Camino de la Siesta
San Diego, California 92108
Contact Steigerwalt Law Firm
Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONSteigerwalt Law Firm is a respected California law office adept at handling drunk driving cases. Our attorneys have been taking care of San Diegans since 1984, when Kerry L. Steigerwalt became a lawyer.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Multiple DUI; License Restriction; License Suspension and Revocation; Minors & Drunk Driving Charges; Misdemeanor.
Areas of Law Description
Individuals aged 21 and over can be arrested for drunk driving if their blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08 or more, commercial vehicle drivers can be arrested for driving with a BAC of .04 or more, and individuals who are not of legal drinking age can be arrested for having a BAC of .01 or more. The consequences of such an arrest on your record are severe — a drunk driving conviction carries stiff penalties that can negatively impact everything from your ability to hold a job to decisions about college admissions.
- Multiple DUI
Multiple DUI convictions carry significantly heavier repercussions than an initial San Diego drunk driving conviction. In addition to the penalties we outline here, your motor vehicle insurance carrier is much more likely to deny you coverage, and employers may be prejudiced against you due to your criminal record. Enhanced penalties also apply if you injured anyone, endangered a minor, had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of more than .15, or otherwise drove recklessly, and felony DUI charges may be leveled against you under certain circumstances.
- Drunk Driving
Drunk driving is taken very seriously in California criminal court and administrative hearings at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Consequently, you face severe penalties if you are convicted of a drunk driving charge in California. However, DUI tests often produce inaccurate results that can result in conviction for a misdemeanor or felony crime. Convictions may carry penalties including jail time, community service, fines, mandatory enrollment in alcohol education programs and more.
- Minors & Drunk Driving Charges
Steigerwalt Law Firm's San Diego DUI attorneys act as advocates for people under the age of 21 who have been charged with drunk driving. We know that the ramifications of a drunk driving conviction on a young individual's life can be severe, and we work hard to ensure our clients are not unjustly punished for the presence of traces of alcohol in their blood. We strive to reduce the negative consequences minors face without understating the dangerous nature of drinking and driving.
- License Restriction
A license restriction occurs when an ignition interlock device (IID) is placed on your vehicle. IIDs are wired into your car's electrical system and require you to provide breath samples before your engine starts. If the device detects the presence of alcohol on your breath, your car will not start and you cannot drive it.
- License Suspension and Revocation
An Order of Suspension/Revocation is issued when you are arrested for drunk driving, at which time you are granted a 30-day temporary license.
- The American Association for Justice
Mr. Kerry Steigerwalt
Criminal Law, DUI, DWI
More Information on Steigerwalt Law FirmSan Diego, California DUI Attorneys
Multiple DUI Offenses Lawyer in San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA Underage Drunk Driving Law Firm
License Revocation Attorney in San Diego, CA
San Diego, California Drunk Driving Lawyers
San Diego, CA Attorneys Handling DUI Arrest
About Steigerwalt Law Firm
Steigerwalt Law Firm Blog
Steigerwalt Law Firm News and Publications
Steigerwalt Law Firm - Social Networks and Place PagesPlease take a moment to visit, like and follow Steigerwalt Law Firm
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Profile