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Certified by California DUI Lawyers Association as one of only a couple listed San Diego DUI Specialists, Rick has successfully defended drunk driving cases since 1983. Rated by clients and peers as Superb, San Diego DUI lawyer, Rick Mueller, is a Top San Diego DUI Attorney. Rick writes about what to do when faced with a DUI. Known as the DMV Guru, Rick lectures other San Diego DUI Lawyers on what to do.

Your San Diego DUI attorney has ONLY 10 CALENDAR DAYS after the DUI arrest to timely contact San Diego’s DMV Licensing Operations Division for a DMV hearing to avoid suspension of driving privileges.

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Here are important things people want to know about a San Diego DUI:

  • Do I have to get a San Diego DUI / DMV Lawyer?
  • Can I afford one of the top San Diego DUI Attorneys?
  • What can a San Diego DUI Criminal Lawyer do for me?
  • How do I choose the best San Diego DUI Attorney?
  • What information does a San Diego DUI Lawyer need to review my case now?
  • Why do I want a California DUI Lawyers Association certified specialist?

Since I cannot represent myself, can or should I get a Public Defender Lawyer for my San Diego DUI?

San Diego DUI Lawyer fees | What to keep in mind when selecting the right DUI defense attorney.

The reason why you need Rick Mueller, San Diego’s top DUI Lawyer, is that a DUI is a serious offense. First time misdemeanor drunk driving cases can result in a maximum jail sentence of six months.  Because this is so serious, San Diego Superior Courts are not going to allow you to represent yourself.

You can apply for a Public Defender Attorney to represent you in your San Diego DUI Court case but you have to qualify by usually swearing you have no job and/or no assets.  Public Defender Lawyers do not handle DMV license hearings.

Because the 10 day DMV deadline comes before Court, you simply cannot wait.  Finding the right San Diego DUI Attorney means you will be timely protecting your license.  Your San Diego DMV Lawyer should be selected before this DMV hearing is scheduled. DMV will not reschedule if there is a calendar conflict.  So let your San Diego DMV Attorney contact DMV directly to make sure to schedule a date and time which does not later present a problem.

Reasonably-priced, premier San Diego DUI Lawyers are not hard to find.  So you will be able to afford the best San Diego DUI Attorney who can aggressively protect (A) your rights in Court and (B) your privilege to drive at DMV.  The best San Diego DUI Attorneys are specifically recognized by the California DUI Lawyers Association as “Specialists.” Unless CDLA lists the DUI Attorney as a “Specialist” he or she is not really a DUI “Specialist” regardless of what is advertised.  San Diego only has a handful of true DUI Attorney “Specialists.” Deciding which San Diego DUI Attorney is right for you is the next step.  Consider:

  • Fee. You do not want to pay too much or too little for the best DUI Lawyer.
  • Credentials.
  • Ability & Experience.
  • Effective Track Record.
  • Responsiveness.
  • Dedication in quickly providing really helpful information.
  • Comfort Level and Trust in the DUI Attorney.

The easiest & quickest way to get a Free San Diego DUI Lawyer Consultation is to complete this online form right now. See how fast you can then consider the 7 factors featured above.

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