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Atascadero DUI Lawyer

Nearly Two Decades of DUI Defense Experience

Are you currently facing DUI charges? Was someone you love arrested for drunk driving? An Atascadero DUI attorney at the Law Offices of William Ausman can help. DUI is one of the most expensive and disruptive criminal offenses you may be charged with, potentially leading to incarceration and heavy fines, as well as driver’s license suspension and dramatically increased insurance costs. You need to do what you can to protect yourself from these serious consequences.

Since 1998, our firm has provided dedicated criminal defense representation to drivers in Atascadero and across San Luis Obispo County in the face of DUI charges. We understand what is at stake and work to understand the facts of each case inside and out so we can create a strategy that offers the opportunity at the best possible result – even in the face of “failed” breath tests or field sobriety tests.

Find out how we can fight your DUI charges by calling our firm at (805) 919-8889.

Types of DUI Cases We Handle in Atascadero

The Law Offices of William Ausman represents drivers facing all types of criminal charges related to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including:

  • First DUI
  • Second, third, or subsequent DUI
  • Underage/under 21 DUI
  • Prescription drug DUI
  • Marijuana-related DUI
  • Other DUI of drugs charges
  • Boating under the influence (BUI)
  • Wet reckless driving
  • Felony DUI
  • DUI causing injury
  • Vehicular manslaughter

We represent our clients in all criminal court proceedings related to their DUI charges and offer competent counsel at their license suspension hearings with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). DMV hearings are conducted separately and independently from criminal proceedings, specifically to address license suspension based on a failed or refused blood alcohol test after a DUI arrest. When you choose the Law Offices of William Ausman, your Atascadero DUI lawyer will represent you at this hearing and in criminal court to protect your rights from all possible angles.

Do I Have to Agree to Field Sobriety Testing?

Technically, you do not have to agree to perform any field sobriety tests. Remember that these tests are not proven to be a foolproof way to determine intoxication. The arresting officer will likely ask you to take a Breathalyzer or blood test instead.

Should I Plead Guilty to DUI Charges?

Absolutely not. There are a number of circumstances which go into a DUI arrest and you could have your charges dismissed. It is important that you work with an Atascadero DUI lawyer who can give you the best chance of a not-guilty verdict.

What are the Penalties for DUI?

The exact penalties you could face for a DUI conviction depend on the nature of the charges and if it is your first offense or a subsequent offense. We can sit down and go over your case to make sure you understand the nature of your charges.

Is Breathalyzer Testing Perfect?

No. Breathalyzer is not a perfect test and can be affected by a number of factors, including the faulty equipment, calibration, and improperly trained officers administering the test. Breathalyzers should be considered more of an estimate than an exact result.

How Can a DUI Lawyer Help?

An experienced DUI attorney can work with you to ensure your rights are protected. We can investigate the details of your arrest, including the original testing methods and result, as well as any possible procedural errors.

Ready to learn more? Call our firm at (805) 919-8889 and discover what a difference a skilled DUI attorney can make.

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  1. Our firm has successfully handled thousands of
    cases throughout our two decades of experience.
  2. We provide aggressive representation and relentless
    advocacy every step of the way.
  3. Mr. Ausman and our diligent legal team will work with
    you one-on-one through your legal matters.
  4. We do everything in our power to achieve the highest
    favorable results for our clients.
  5. Our team is highly familiar with the manner in which the
    courts, prosecutors, and judges handle cases.
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