A DUI Attorney With Nearly 30 Years Of Experience

A drunk driving arrest is a frightening and unpleasant experience. When the police lights flashed in your rearview mirror, no doubt your stomach sank. But that part is behind you; what lies ahead is more important. It can be intimidating, but the good news is you do not have to go through it alone.

California law enforcement officials aggressively prosecute individuals who face drunk driving charges. At Passalacqua & Passalacqua, LLP, in Healdsburg, we provide equally assertive defense counsel. Our attorneys' thorough knowledge of California laws regarding driving under the influence (DUI) helps us minimize the impact of facing these charges.

Sonoma County's vineyards draw thousands of tourists each year. If you have been arrested for DUI while visiting the area, we may be able to represent you without needing you to return to Northern California. Call 707-385-1013 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting.

Don't Underestimate The Impact Of DUI Charges

A DUI conviction can change your life, particularly if you have other DUI convictions on your record. It can affect your employment and impact your family life. The biggest mistake you can make is not taking it seriously enough. You may face jail time, suspension of your driver's license, substantial fines and court fees, and be ordered to attend — and pay for — educational courses on drunk driving.

In addition to criminal charges, a person arrested for drunk driving faces action by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). You must request an administrative hearing within 10 days of a DUI arrest in order to preserve your driving privileges. Failure to do so will result in automatic license suspension.

Among The North Bay Area's Most Experienced DUI Lawyers

Your defense will begin with a meticulous review of your arrest to ensure that your constitutional rights have not been violated. Law enforcement authorities are sometimes overzealous and do not adhere to the letter of the law. Attorney Joseph R. Passalacqua has nearly 30 years of experience in criminal defense, including handling hundreds of DUI cases. He knows what to look for and what options may be available to you.

We are ready to bring our experience and assertive legal defense to help you minimize the impact of a DUI charge. Contact us to schedule a consultation.