DUI - DWI - Drunk Driving Defense

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Robert J. Winston - for Stanislaus County, Modesto & Manteca

In California, Drunk Driving”, or what we call a “DUI” (driving under the influence), can be charged as a violation of California Vehicle Code §23152(a) and/or §23152(b) or California Vehicle Code §23153(a) and/or §23153(b).   California Vehicle Code §23153 charges are considered the most serious, because they involve an injury accident where someone other than yourself was hurt. California Vehicle Code §23154(a) makes It unlawful for a person who is on probation for a violation of Section 23152 or 23153 to operate a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.01 percent or greater.   If you have been charged with any of these crimes, it is important to realize how much is at stake.  

DUIs are criminal cases; and over the last few years the laws have become more and more harsh in punishing those convicted of this crime. Punishments may include very heavy fines, long and costly DUI school, expensive ignition interlock devices, formal or informal probation, loss of your drivers license, and long jail (or even state prison) sentences.  A conviction for DUI may also give you problems on the job and greatly increase your motor vehicle insurance premiums, perhaps by thousands of dollars over the years. Immigration and naturalization consequences may also apply.

For many of us, one of the most important considerations is that your license is threatened!  Without a drivers license, how do you get to work...how do you support your family...take the kids to school, or Mom and Dad to the doctor?  If you have been accused of a DUI, the officer has probably already taken your license away.  Do you want it back?   Attorney Robert Winston can help!  You (or your lawyer) must request a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) hearing date within 10 days of your DUI stop to preserve your license from the DMV’s Administrative Per Se suspension or revocation.  If you don't do this, you may be giving up your ability to drive in California (the DMV doesn't care that you need your license).  Out-of-state drivers licenses will usually be effected too.  Even if you live in another state, and never plan to revisit California, your out-of-state license may be in jeopardy. Your DUI case really deserves (and requires) your immediate attention.  Whether you were jailed, cited, or just sent a letter and told when to appear, you already have a court date; but the DMV has not yet set the hearing date you need to keep your license from being suspended or revoked. Contact DUI defense attorney Robert Winston to schedule an office consultation today.

You may ask, “there are a lot of lawyers out there, why should I hire Winston to help me with my DUI”?   The answer is EXPERIENCE! Robert Winston has been a lawyer since 1977; working both as a Prosecutor (Deputy District Attorney) and as a Defense Attorney handling hundreds of cases like yours.  Winston routinely defends misdemeanor DUI cases, felony DUI cases, and manslaughter cases involving drinking drivers.  He was the full-time Traffic Judge in Tulare County, and has often been asked by the local Court to volunteer and "help out" as a temporary local Judge.  Winston knows and has worked with the prosecutors and Judges who handle cases like yours.  He has the depth of knowledge and experience you need, and a good relationship with the people in the courthouse and at the DMV. No other lawyer in the area can offer you these important advantages.  And, Robert Winston will take personal charge of your case and appear in court and/or at the DMV himself.  With his help, even those found "guilty" may realize substantial savings on fines and greatly reduced (or even no) jail time.

Whether you think you are "guilty" or not, it really doesn’t matter!  With the severe penalties facing you, you need a lawyer to look over your case and stand with you in court and/or at the DMV. Going to court or to the DMV alone is just foolish (and can be an intimidating experience).  Harsh laws prevent judges from showing "mercy" or responding to your personal hardships. Let’s face it - going to court alone and making the wrong choices could be very expensive and severely disrupt your life for the next few years.  Even picking the wrong defense lawyer can be a disaster!  Rest assured with the help of attorney Robert Winston.  He has helped thousands of people just like you with their cases.  Just because you were charged with a DUI doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to end up with a DUI; many times charges can be reduced or even dismissed through plea bargains, or your case could be won at trial! Don't give up your rights (or your job, your license or your freedom) without a fight. Think about it ... for surgery, you'd want an experienced doctor!  For your DUI you need an experienced lawyer! Your best choice around here is Robert Winston. He can help you with your case, and he specializes in "personal service", so let him take some of your worry away!

Avoid Court & lost wages.  Everyone has a busy schedule, full of work and other commitments.  Robert Winston can often go to court for you, while you do other things. This convienence won't harm your case, or compromise your defense.

As your best choice for DUI defense, Robert Winston can represent you in Stanislaus County, Modesto and Manteca courts.  

Our law firm usually handles cases on a fixed-fee basis, allowing you to know exactly what the cost of your case will be up-front. Most major credit cards are accepted. Consultations with Mr. Winston are by appointment only. Contact or call us today to speak to Ginny, Mr. Winston’s secretary, who will be happy to set you up with an appointment.  We look forward to hearing from you and helping with your case!

 

The Law Offices of
ROBERT J. WINSTON
509 Fifteenth Street
Modesto, California 95354

Phone: (209) 529-9199
Fax: (209) 529-9307


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