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Riverside DUI Lawyer John L. Michels

The Law Offices of Riverside DUI Attorney John L. Michels has been exclusively devoted to criminal defense for more than two decades. If you have been charged with a DUI, you need experience on your side. A former Riverside County Deputy District Attorney, Mr. Michels is familiar with the policies and procedures of the DA’s office, and knows how to properly investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest.

Contact us 24/7 at (951) 309-7500 for a free, confidential consultation with one of the region’s leading criminal defense lawyers. DUI Attorney John Michels is dedicated to preserving and protecting the rights of criminal defendants, and he always provides the highest quality legal counsel.

Mr. Michels is a Riverside County lawyer who has earned a reputation for excellence within the legal community. You don’t need to fear getting “home-towned” in court by an attorney unfamiliar with the local courts.

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Experienced Former Prosecutor Who Will Fight For You!

DUI Attorney in Riverside, California

If you are pulled over on suspicion of DUI, the law requires the submission of either a blood, breath or urine test. Failure to do so will result in an automatic minimum one year suspension of your driver’s license. In addition to a criminal court case, you will also be required to attend a DMV Administrative Hearing.

A first offense will typically result in extensive fines, the loss of your driver 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.

Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney John 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

Mr. 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 which is a benefit to our clients. With virtually two decades experience defending clients in DUI cases, Lawyer John Michels knows how to obtain positive results.

If you’ve been arrested for DUI, please call (951) 309-7500 today to schedule a free, confidential consultation and learn how Mr. Michels can put his experience to work for you!

Contact an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer in Riverside and San Bernardino County

If you have been arrested or are being accused of committing a crime, contact Attorney John L. Michels for a free consultation.  Se Habla Español.

Attorney John L. Michels and his investigative team of former law enforcement officers will fight aggressively to win your case.

Contact Criminal Defense Attorney John L. Michels today by calling (951) 309-7500 to speak directly to one of the region’s most highly respected and accomplished Criminal Defense Attorneys.  You may also contact us online.  All consultations are free and confidential.  We have offices conveniently located in Riverside and Murrieta and represent clients in all Riverside County and San Bernardino County Courts.

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Riverside Office

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7095 Indiana Ave. | Suite 200 | Riverside, CA 92506

Phone: (951) 309-7500 | Fax: (951) 602-8900
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Murrieta Office

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29970 Technology Drive | Suite 103 | Murrieta, CA 92563

Phone: (951) 309-7500| Fax: (951) 602-8900
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Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney John L. Michels defends clients in all criminal defense matters throughout Riverside and San Bernardino County, including: Banning, Beaumont, Corona, Hemet, Homeland, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Norco, Nuevo, Perris, Rancho Cucamonga, Romoland, San Bernardino, Sun City, Temecula, Wildomar, Winchester.