Pulled Over For DUI? You Need A Strong Defense.

Anyone can be pulled over for drunk driving when they thought they were okay to drive. It is a frightening experience that leaves many people unsure of what to do next. Too many people try to go in without an attorney to try and handle it themselves. You need a DUI defense attorney on your side to protect your rights. We help people charged with DUI in Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, L.A. County, and Southern California.

At Ridley Defense, we have the experience to defend you against any DUI charge, whether it involves alcohol, marijuana or another drug. Founding attorney Douglas H. Ridley has 20 years of experience, including five as a Ventura County deputy district attorney. He knows how the state prosecutes DUI cases, and he will put that knowledge to work for you. No matter how serious the charges, we can fight to protect your interests and seek the most favorable outcome.

Please call us 24/7 at 805.208.1866 or complete our online form today. We offer a complimentary consultation.

DUI is defined in California Vehicle Code § 23152 as operating a vehicle while under the effects of drugs or alcohol, and/or with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher.

California is strict — and often severe — when it comes to penalizing drunk driving. Below are the penalties for various offenses as listed in the California Vehicle Code:

Keep in mind that DUI with injury is usually a felony punishable by a prison sentence and license suspension or revocation. Also, just like the DUI charges listed above, repeat offenses of DUI with injury within 10 years of a prior conviction will result in escalated penalties.

Don't Assume Your Case Is Hopeless

Law enforcement officers can be quick to make an arrest without having adequate grounds to believe you are intoxicated. Before charging you with drunk driving, an officer must conduct a series of field sobriety tests, as well as breath and blood tests to assess your motor skills and attention capabilities. These tests must be administered in a very specific manner for the results to be valid. Also, if you have a medical condition, have taken certain prescription drugs, or are simply tired or nervous, your results could be affected. A DUI lawyer can investigate each of these areas and skillfully fight your charges to avoid a conviction.

Hire Our Qualified DUI Attorney

Call 805.208.1866 today to discuss your case. As a former deputy district attorney, Douglas H. Ridley knows what evidence is necessary to file charges. Doug Ridley has experience with thousands of criminal cases and can provide the aggressive representation that you need. We understand the difficulties that you are going through, and we will do everything we can to help you through the process and fight your charges.