Many people think of a DUI as a type of traffic ticket on steroids. Nothing could be further from the truth. In the State of California, a DUI is a misdemeanor (and in some cases felony) offense, and a conviction could have life altering consequences, such as a permanent criminal record, jail time, fines, probation, license suspension, travel restrictions, inability to perform certain jobs, and more.

What a lot of folks are not aware of is that once they have been arrested for DUI in California, they have only 10 days from the date of arrest to request an administrative hearing with the DMV. If this is not done, the DMV will automatically issue a suspension notice.

Once you decide to hire us, we will handle each and every aspect of your DUI. You will not need to contact the DMV, and in most cases you will not need to appear in court. We will handle all of that on your behalf.

First DUI

First DUI’s in California typically do not result in any jail time, although the law does allow for up to 6 months. But in most cases, the penalties include probation of up to 5 years, driver’s license suspension of 4 to 6 months, alcohol classes, fines, and in some cases the requirement of an Ignition Interlock Device.

Our Skilled DUI lawyers can help minimize or avoid these penalties altogether. Call now for your free case evaluation.

Second DUI

A DUI is regarded as a 2nd DUI if someone has 1 prior DUI conviction within a 10 year period. The penalties are significantly more than that of a first DUI. Penalties include an increased likelihood of some jail time, a driver’s license suspension up to 2 years, probation of up to five years, 18 months of alcohol program, community service, increased fines, and installation of an ignition interlock device.

Our Skilled DUI attorneys can help minimize or avoid these penalties altogether. Call now and we can discuss your potential defenses.

Third DUI

A DUI is regarded as a Third DUI if someone has two prior DUI convictions within a 10 year period. A 3rd DUI conviction typically results in far more severe punishments than for a 2nd DUI. This includes a minimum of 120 days in county jail, 3 years of driver’s license suspension, 18 months of alcohol school, probation, community service, and fines.

Our Skilled DUI attorneys can help you minimize or avoid these penalties. We will tell you what steps you can take NOW to start building your defense. Call now for your case evaluation.

Felony DUI

A person will be charged with a Felony DUI if the DUI involves injury to another, or it is the 4th DUI in 10 years, or the person has a prior felony DUI. A felony DUI conviction may result in many years in state prison.

Our Skilled DUI attorneys have handled multiple felony cases. If you or your loved one are facing a felony DUI charge, please call us right away.

Commercial Drivers

For commercial drivers, the consequences of a DUI charge are severe. For a 1st time DUI, commercial drivers face the loss of their commercial driving privileges for a full year. For a 2nd DUI, the commercial license will be gone forever. (And the blood alcohol level limit if driving a commercial vehicle at the time of the traffic stop is 0.04% rather than 0.08%).

Our Skilled DUI lawyers have successfully represented many commercial drivers. If you have a commercial license and are facing a DUI charge, please call right away for your free case evaluation.

Your A-Team:


Kory Mathewson

Highly Experienced defense attorney who has handled over one thousand cases ranging from felony life cases to infractions.



Eric Davis

Eric has been practicing criminal defense since 2003 and works hard to protect the rights of his clients



David Shapiro

Attorney with years of experience in a chemistry laboratory who understands the complex science behind blood alcohol analytics.



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Law Office of David Shapiro

155 N Riverview Dr., Suite 100, Anaheim Hills, CA 92808

9431 Haven Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

6700 Fallbrook Ave Suite 100, West Hills CA 91307

Attorney David Shapiro, memberships and registrations:

Member American Chemical Society: David J Shapiro Attorney US Patent Office: David J Shapiro NCDD National College for DUI Defense: David J Shapiro California DUI Lawyer Association