DUI/DWI

DUI Defense With Proven Results

People often wonder what the difference is between a California DUI and DWI charge. It all boils down to how the prosecutor chooses to charge you with impaired driving.The first is focused on driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) while the other specifically addresses the crime of driving with a blood or breath alcohol content of 0.08% or higher.

Anyone arrested for DUI or DWI faces a multitude of serious penalties upon conviction. The punishment depends on the circumstances of your case, but at the very least you are potentially facing:

  • Incarceration
  • Substantial fines
  • Probation
  • License suspension
  • Increase or cancellation of your insurance
  • Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device
  • Driving Under the Influence program

Harsher penalties apply if any of the following circumstances apply to you:

  • At least one prior conviction in the last 10 years
  • Traveling at high speeds
  • Driving with a passenger under 14 years old
  • Refusing to be chemically tested as per the implied consent law
  • A blood alcohol content of 0.15% or higher

If you have had 3 prior DUI convictions in the last 10 years and picked up a 4th DUI or your impaired driving resulted in a collision that injured someone else, you could be facing a felony conviction that can send you to state prison.

At The Nieves Law Firm, APC we understand the seriousness of a DWI or DUI arrest and are committed to helping you. We have the expertise, abilities, and resources to advocate for you in court and achieve a successful resolution in your case.

Initial consultations are always free, so if you have been arrested for DUI or DWI, don’t hesitate to call 510-779-2082 or contact us here. Together, we can work to build an effective defense strategy for the charges you face.

Our DUI/DWI lawyers at The Nieves Law Firm are serving clients in Oakland, CA and surrounding areas, including Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Solano and San Francisco counties. Call (510) 779-2082 for a Free Consultation and speak to our DUI/DWI attorneys.