San Jose DUI Defense Attorney
DUI Defense Lawyer Serving Clients in Santa Clara County
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is extremely dangerous. Efforts to reduce injuries and deaths related to drunk driving have been ongoing, many with a large degree of success. However, DUI charges can have a serious impact on your life, regardless of whether an accident occurred or not.
At the Law Offices of Thomas Nicholas Cvietkovich, we understand that good people sometimes find themselves in tough situations. A DUI charge does not have to ruin your life, and we are prepared to help.
Bay Area DUI Attorney Committed to Your Defense
Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence is against the law. A blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher constitutes under the influence. The penalties for even a first DUI offense can be severe, significantly affecting your daily activities. Criminal and administrative consequences may include:
- Driver’s license suspension;
- Costly fines;
- Prison sentence;
- Required completion of an alcohol-treatment program;
- Required use of an ignition interlock device, or IID;
- Community service; and
- Loss of auto insurance or significant premium increases.
There are many factors that can contribute to the complexity of a DUI case, such as prior history, resulting injuries, and others. As a member of the California DUI Lawyers Association, Attorney Nick Cvietkovich is equipped to handle DUI cases of all types, including:
- Second, third, or fourth DUI offenses;
- Aggravated DUI;
- Felony DUI;
- DUI and commercial driver’s license (CDL) cases;
- Accident-related DUI, including resulting injuries or death;
- Field sobriety and breath tests; and
- Challenging DUI blood tests.
Aggressive California DUI Defense Counsel
Like charges of any other type, the prosecution of a DUI case relies heavily on the accurate following of procedures by the arresting officer and any other involved party. This includes the manufacturer of breath test kits, the lab commissioned with conducting blood-tests, and anyone else who comes into contact with the case. Mr. Cvietkovich realizes that mistakes can be made and improper following of procedures can lead to the dismissal of your case.
Having handled more than 4,000 cases in his career, Mr. Cvietkovich can also help minimize the impact to your life, even if your case is not dismissed. He will work with prosecutors and is often able to get charges and penalties reduced to a more manageable level, particularly for a first offense.
If you are facing DUI charges, you may feel confused and overwhelmed. That is where we can help. Contact the Law Offices of Thomas Nicholas Cvietkovich today at 408-625-1130 to schedule a free consultation. Our experienced team is ready to go to work building your defense.