San Diego DUI Attorney

San Diego DUI Defense Attorneys

Regardless of how many times you have been arrested, we have the experience and expertise to evaluate the strength and weakness of the evidence that will be used by the police and prosecutors.  Attorney John R. Rodriguez is a former police officer and an experienced DUI attorney. He has handled many DUI cases that ranged from first time misdemeanor DUIs, to felony DUIs, and vehicle manslaughter charges.

We take DUI cases seriously and will aggressively fight your DUI charges. If you are arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, DUI with injuries, vehicle manslaughter, or homicide due to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs call us for a free consultation.

We will fight the science & Field Sobriety test for you!

Despite the science and expert police testimony, your DUI cases can be won. Attorney John R. Rodriguez has will aggressively fight the science and field sobriety test for you. He is a skilled DUI lawyer with considerable trial experience and a successful trial record that can make a difference in your case.

The following cases are highlighted to demonstrate that a DUI arrest does not automatically mean you will lose or have to plead guilty.  The following examples and many others that attorney John Rodriguez has handled will show you that commitment, trial skills, and aggressive representation can make a difference in the outcome of your DUI case.

Possible Defenses available to you may include:

  • Unlawful car stop and detention
  • Violation of search and seizure laws
  • Unlawful arrest at a sobriety check point
  • Improper reading or administration of Breathalyzer, blood, or urine test
  • Using an improperly calibrated machine that produced unreliable test results
  • Questionable results from an improper standardized field sobriety test
  • Inadequate evidence

Attorney John R. Rodriguez has the “Experience that makes a Difference”

  • A former Police Officer and Criminal Investigator
  • An exception winning trial record
  • Familiar with the strategies used by police and prosecution experts
  • Rated by AVVO, Inc. as a ”Superb Attorney”
  • Membership with Nationally Accredited DUI Associations.

The DMV hearing process is extremely important. You are required to schedule a DMV hearing within 10 calendar days after being arrested for a DUI.  If you do not schedule this appointment your driver’s license will be suspended.

Scheduling your DMV Hearing

When arrested for drunk driving, the Police officer is required to take your drivers license and give you a notice of suspension, which is also a temporary driver’s license. However, if this appointment is not made, DMV will suspend your license and you will not be able to legally drive until the suspension period has ended or if you are given a restricted license (usually after 30 or more days).

Fortunately, our law firm has handled hundreds of DMV hearings and we can help you. This is an administrative hearing where a DMV representative will review the police reports to decide if they will suspend your license. In many cases they will also hear testimony from the arresting police officer and from yourself.  After reviewing all the evidence the DMV officer will make their decision to suspend your driver’s license or not.

Sample of the latest DUI Trial

  1. Not Guilty: Our client was arrested after his car lost control and crashed into a muddy ditch.  He was charged with a DUI with a blood alcohol of over 1.6 (double the legal limit). After careful evaluation of the evidence I recommended that we go to trial. The client agreed and we took the case to trial. After a two day jury trial the jury came back with a not guilty verdict on all counts. Close attention to detail and a trial strategy that identified the weaknesses in the evidence made the difference at trial.
  2. Dismissed: Our client was arrested after his vehicle lost control, crossed over the center divider, and crashed head on into an oncoming vehicle.  Police charged him with a felony DUI that caused injuries.  Despite a reasonable offer, which meant my client would still have to plead guilty we rejected the deal and set the matter for trial. Close evaluation of the case noted that the other driver might have difficulties identifying the client as being the driver.  The prosecution was forced to dismiss all charges before the trial began.
  3. Not Guilty: Our client was arrested for felony DUI with injuries and Hit and Run after he was charged with hitting three parked cars, taking out a cyclone fence, and crashing into the backyard of a residence.  Police arrested him and a friend a few blocks away. There was no reasonable offer and the decision was made to go to trial. A careful review of all the evidence spotted several weaknesses in the case and a trial strategy was developed. After a three day jury trial the jurors came back with a not guilty verdict on all counts.

Don’t wait, contact California DUI Attorney John R. Rodriguez today

The clock is ticking on your case. Contact us for a free no obligation consult from an experienced attorney. We can help you decide on a clear direction for your case.

858-279-5200 to schedule your consultation.


DMV gives you only 10 days from the date of your DUI arrest to request a hearing with the DMV, or your license will be suspended.

Call us for a free no-risk, no-obligation, confidential
consultation at 858-279-5200.

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