DUI Defense Attorney in Santa Barbara
Reasons To Choose Our Firm
- We provide free case consultations
- We have extensive trial experience
- We provide flexible appointment availability
- We are a husband and wife duo
- We employ a former district attorney
- We are backed by 30+ years of experience
In California, a DUI is a misdemeanor that carries a minimum 48 hours in
jail for a first offense. Repeat convictions will translate into harsher
punishments. Any DUI within the last 10 years will be considered a prior
conviction. Even with incriminating evidence such as a high BAC and blood
tests, DUI charges are beatable. Furthermore, a DUI can jeopardize your
immigration status, potentially resulting in your removal.
If you have recently received a DUI, we strongly advise you to retain our
immediate representation. Do not navigate through the complexities of
the legal system with our personalized legal solutions and supportive
The penalties for a 1st offense DUI for a person 21 years of age or older include:
- Immediate suspension of driver's license
- Up to 6 months in jail
- DUI programs
- Up to $1,000 in fines, plus additional penalties/fees
- Installation of an ignition interlock device
At Appel & Morse, our
DUI lawyers in Santa Barbara can look into the details of your case and explore ways to fight your
charges. Our priority is to keep you out of jail and to
protect your driving record and license. Whether we are scrutinizing the validity of chemical test results or
questioning whether the arresting officer had probable cause to pull you
over, we exhaust every option to help you secure the best possible outcome.
Discuss your DUI charges during a
free initial consultation.
Call (805) 467-6060.
We Will Serve As Your Aggressive Advocates
When you retain our services, our
Santa Barbara criminal defense lawyers are prepared to work for you. We can visit the location, study the arresting
officer's background, reanalyze blood samples, examine a breathalyzer,
subpoena and cross-examine officers, and look for any weaknesses in the
prosecution's case. We are also prepared to help you fight for your
driving privileges. After you are arrested and given a temporary license,
you need to schedule a DMV hearing immediately, if you want a chance at
having your suspension lifted.
We handle a wide range of DUI cases, including:
With more than 30 years of combined legal experience and a background that
includes serving as a
former deputy district attorney, we have the knowledge and skills necessary to fight for you. Our firm
is intimately familiar with our local courts and the dynamics of the judges,
prosecutors, and law enforcement officials. We are ready to use our insider
knowledge to help our clients even the playing field.
For a free, initial consultation,
call Appel & Morse
today at (805) 467-6060!