Berkeley DUI Defense Attorney
If you or someone you know has been arrested for driving under the influence in Berkeley, California, it is imperative to retain a qualified and experienced DUI lawyer immediately.
The DUI attorneys employed by the Law Office of Robert Tayac have been specifically trained in defending motorists accused of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above Californiaís legal limit of 0.08% in Alameda Countyís Superior Courts.
The extreme complexity of a driving under the influence case requires a DUI attorney to possess expertise on a variety of topics including: human physiology, chemistry, breath-alcohol testing, blood-alcohol testing, direct and cross-examination of expert witnesses, and strict law enforcement procedures for probable cause, preliminary screening, and chemical testing.
Unlike most criminal defense offices, the Law Office of Robert Tayac focuses primarily on driving under the influence defense. Every DUI lawyer employed by this office has received specialized training specifically targeted to the successful defense of DUI related charges. At the Law Office of Robert Tayac, Attorney Tayac and his team of experienced lawyers and staff have the education, experience, and training necessary to successfully defend your Berkeley driving under the influence case.
In addition to a DUI criminal case initiated by the Alameda County Superior Court, a Berkeley DUI arrest also initiates a license suspension action which takes place before the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing is conducted in order to determine whether or not an individualís California driving privileges should be suspended as a result of their Berkeley DUI arrest.
If a DMV hearing is not requested by either the individual or the individualís lawyer within ten (10) days of a Berkeley DUI arrest, the motoristís right to contest the suspension of their driver license is waived and the individualís California driver license will be automatically suspended 30 days from the date of the DUI arrest, for a minimum of 4 months. Therefore, it is critical to obtain a qualified DUI defense attorney to help protect your right to drive.
The Law Office of Robert Tayac has been helping clients accused of driving under the influence for nearly a decade. The officeís positive reputation, practical experience, winning track record, and unparalleled knowledge of DUI law have helped to make the Law Office of Robert Tayac the Bay Areaís premier DUI defense firm. If you have any questions regarding your Berkeley DUI case, please free to contact our office and speak with a knowledgeable member of our DUI defense team today.
Berkeley General Information:
Berkeley is a city on the east shore of San Francisco Bay in Northern California. Its neighbors to the south are the cities of Oakland and Emeryville. To the north is the city of Albany and the unincorporated community of Kensington. The eastern city limits coincide with the county line (bordering Contra Costa County) which generally follows the ridgeline of the Berkeley Hills. Berkeley is located in northern Alameda County.
Berkeley is the site of the University of California, Berkeley, the oldest campus of the University of California system, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Hall of Science, Space Sciences Laboratory, and Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, which are on the campus grounds.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.7 sq mi. 10.5 sq mi. of it is land and 7.2 sq mi. of it (40.94%) is water, most of it the adjoining San Francisco Bay.
Berkeley borders the cities of Albany, Oakland, and Emeryville and unincorporated Contra Costa County including Kensington as well as San Francisco Bay.
The Law Office of Robert Tayac
600 Montgomery Street, Suite 210
San Francisco, California 94111
Alameda County: 510-352-9500
Contra Costa County: 925-288-9800
Marin County: 415-552-6000
Napa County: 707-576-9900
San Mateo County 650-570-3000
Santa Clara County: 408-985-8700
Sonoma County: 707-576-9900
San Francisco: 415-552-6000; Fax: 415-552-6099
Toll Free 800-901-1888
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