Riverside DUI & Drug Offense Lawyer John L. Michels
If you have been arrested for Driving under the Influence of alcohol or a controlled and/or illegal substance, it is
important to contact an experienced Riverside DUI and Driving Offense Attorney immediately. The Law Offices
Contact us at (951) 276-8900 for a free consultation. Attorney John Michels has been successfully representing
drivers charged with DUI and a wide variety of other driving offenses for more than 10 years.
At the Law Offices of John L. Michels, we are dedicated to the preservation and protection of the rights of criminal
defendants and always provide the highest quality legal counsel.
DUI Attorney in Riverside
The extent of the punishment is determined by the number of DUI convictions you have had, as well as the age
of the driver, the ages of your passengers, the type of license you carry, and whether or not anyone was injured
as a result. Failing to submit to a blood, breath or urine test will automatically result in the loss of your license for a
minimum one year period. You will also be brought up before the DMV in an administrative hearing.
A first offense will typically result in extensive fines, the loss of your
driver’s license, mandatory attendance at DUI school, and jail time
for a first offense.
A second offense will result in a mandatory jail sentence ranging from
10 days to 1 year, increased fines, and mandatory attendance at DUI
school for up to a year and a half. A third conviction requires at least
six months in jail as well as a full year and a half in DUI school.
Upon a fourth conviction, the District Attorney can bring Felony DUI
charges as well as 3 years of incarceration in state prison.
Extenuating circumstances such as injury or death of another will lead
to an enhanced sentence and possible Felony DUI charge, even if the
defendant has no prior DUIs on their record.
If you have been charged with a DUI or DWI, you need experience on your side. A former Riverside County DA,
office with respect to DUIs and Driving Offenses, and knows how to properly investigate the circumstances
surrounding your arrest.
Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney John L. Michels will meet with you to discuss the circumstances of your
individual case. Depending upon the specifics, we may employ a variety of defenses including:
· Challenging the legality of the stop
· Challenging the legality of the arrest
· Challenging the results of your field sobriety tests
· Challenging the results of any breath, urine or blood tests that were administered
Attorney John Michels and his investigative team of former prosecutors and law enforcement officers will fight
aggressively to get your case dismissed and keep you out of jail! These individuals bring added credibility to our
defense investigation, to the benefit of our clients.
Riverside Driving Offense Lawyer
In addition to representing clients who have been charged with a DUI, Attorney John Michels also represents
criminal defendants in other driving related incidents, including:
· Vehicular Manslaughter
· Hit & Run
· Driving without a License
· Driving with a Suspended License
If you have been arrested for any of the preceding driving offenses, contact Riverside DUI and Driving Offense
Attorney John Michels at (951) 276-8900. Vehicular Manslaughter and Hit & Run are serious felonies that could
result in lengthy prison sentences, and you require the skill and knowledge of a highly experienced Riverside Criminal
Defense Lawyer who has an in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system in Riverside.
Contact an Experienced DUI & Driving Offense Attorney in Riverside Today
Whether you have been arrested for a DUI, driving without a license, vehicular manslaughter, hit & run, or any
John Michels will contact you in a timely manner.
If you need help immediately, please call (951) 276-8900 today to schedule a free, confidential consultation! The
Law Offices of John L. Michels has two offices in Riverside County to best serve the needs of all of our clients.