Schwartz & Powell

Ventura County DUI Defense Attorneys

A Driving Under the Influence arrest is embarrassing and humiliating. Dealing with law enforcement, the courts, and the DMV with the prospect of losing your license is upsetting and stressful. There are a variety of types of DUI offenses, each with its own set of penalties. If an individual has a prior DUI conviction on their record, the penalties increase. Schwartz & Powell handles:

DUI

Multiple DUI

DUI with Injury

DUI with Accident

DUI Manslaughter Felony

DUI Underage DUI

DUI with Underage Passenger

DUI with Commercial Drivers License (CDL)

DUI with Drugs

There are strong options to defend DUI charges. It is vital that you act quickly within 10 days to consult an attorney. Handling the arraignment on a DUI charge without legal counsel is a dangerous matter.

EXPERIENCE MATTERS

Schwartz & Powell Has More Not Guilty Verdicts Than
Any Other Law Firm in Ventura County. Schwartz & Powell serves Ventura, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Kern, San Diego Counties.

A Driving Under the Influence arrest is embarrassing and humiliating. Dealing with law enforcement, the courts, and the DMV with the prospect of losing your license is upsetting and stressful. There are strong options to defend DUI charges and it is vital that you act quickly, especially within 10 days to contact an attorney.  Schwartz & Powell has  more not guilty verdicts than any other law firm in Ventura County. Schwartz & Powell has handled a multitude of DUI cases. We serve the counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Kern and San Diego. 

Call us at 805-658-8955.

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Holiday DUI Arrest: Call Schwartz & Powell Immediately

by Steven D. Powell Attorney at Law

Beginning December 14th, 2012, there was a countywide crackdown on DUI drivers in Ventura County. 106 drivers were arrested so far during the winter holiday as law enforcement set up checkpoints in the county and many others on the highways. During the holidays especially the police are looking for any sign of drug or alcohol impairment in drivers.

VPD Arrests Four at DUI Checkpoint: Friday Night In Jail

by Steven D. Powell Attorney at Law

DUI defense requires knowledge and training your ordinary family lawyer may not have. For example, the validity of BAC tests is not necessarily shown by the results shown on breath testing devices. These individuals need the services of the best Ventura criminal defense lawyer they can find.

PLEA BARGAINING: A GREAT DEAL FOR WHOM?

by Steven D. Powell Attorney at Law

The dirty little truth about plea bargaining is this: innocent people plead guilty to charges for which they are not actually guilty so as to avoid the risk of greater sentences should they be convicted at trial. People’s risk tolerance can trigger a surrender syndrome causing them to plead guilty merely to get out of jail in a reasonable time.

The Death Penalty- A Ventura Criminal Defense Lawyer's Thoughts

by Steven D. Powell Attorney at Law

Any Ventura County criminal defense lawyer knows it costs a fortune to prosecute death penalty cases. I knew this when I was a Deputy District Attorney for Ventura County prosecuting capital murder. Nothing defending death penalty cases has changed my mind.

What I would like you to think about today is the cost of the death penalty system in California. It costs a lot of money the State can't afford.

PLEA BARGAINING: REPRESENTATION RIGHTS

by Steven D. Powell Attorney at Law

Ventura County criminal defense lawyers with any substantial experience realize, when the proof is there, a defendant should know about and consider plea bargaining. Not every criminal charge should go to trial.