You are not a hardened criminal, and should not be treated like one. Sometimes bad things do happen to good people. However, with the severity of penalties and fines for a DUI conviction in California, it is in your best interest to have a dedicated lawyer on your side.
At Tenenbaum Law Firm, our Merced defense practice handles a wide variety of DUI charges, including underage DUI charges involving alcohol and drugs. We work hard to provide families and all of our clients with the thorough and effective DUI defense they deserve. Your future is important to us.
Over two decades of DUI Defense Advocacy
In California, you only have 10 days after an arrest to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) of your intent to challenge the suspension of your driver's license. Our firm has a firm grasp on DUI charges and can provide you with timely, effective defense.
While DUIs may seem insurmountable, it is possible to successfully challenge them under the law. DUI arrests are fraught with potential procedural misconduct by the arresting officer and others.
Some defenses that our DUI lawyers may be able to use include:
- Lack of probable cause: If the arresting officer had no legitimate reason to stop your vehicle, any subsequent action is unconstitutional and the charge may be thrown out.
- Rising blood alcohol defense: The level of alcohol in your blood continues to rise for a period of time after you drink. It is possible to show that while your results when tested were over the legal limit, at the time you were driving your BAC was less than .08.
- “No-driving” defense: If the arresting officer arrived and you were not in your vehicle at the time, it may be difficult for the prosecution to prove that you were the one driving.
In addition to DUI, we help our clients fight back against a variety of alcohol-related charges, including:
- Public intoxication
- Minor in possession of alcohol
- Sale of alcohol to a minor
- Contributing to delinquency of a minor
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Our firm will do everything we can to protect the rights of our clients. We work closely with parents and individuals charged with DUI to suggest alternatives to incarceration, such as drug treatment programs. This level of dedication demonstrates our commitment to your overall well-being.
This level of commitment has led to numerous heart-felt client testimonials, such as this one emtional account:
"I gladly write this review of Mr. Tenenbaum’s attorney services. Given that I have always maintained integrity by being a law abiding citizen, I never thought that I would ever be in a position to need a defense attorney. Unfortunately, I was confronted with a tragic and traumatic situation that could have led to serve time in jail. The moment I first met Mr. Tenenbaum I felt at ease and finally felt that I could sleep at night.
Throughout the process, Mr. Tenenbaum was upfront and honest but yet still reassuring. Whenever I had last minute questions or concerns he was quick to respond and clarify. With his expertise and aggressive determination, the charges were dismissed and I felt like I could breathe again. In the end, had I not had Mr. Tenenbaum on my side, I am not sure what the outcome could have resulted. I honestly feel I have a second chance at a normal life as this situation took over my emotional wellbeing and possible future.
I am grateful that I had Mr. Tenenbaum as my defense. Without a doubt, I would choose him as my defense attorney again and would recommend him to anyone in need of his services. I will forever be extremely appreciative for everything Mr. Tenenbaum did for me and my family."