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Robert Tayac

Robert Tayac has been an attorney since 1994 and has more than nineteen years of experience practicing law. He has specialized in representing good people accused of driving under the influence for more than two decades. Born and raised in San Francisco, Mr. Tayac graduated from the University of California at Davis. After graduating, Mr. Tayac entered the San Francisco Police Department where he served with distinction and was promoted to the rank of Inspector. He received his law degree from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, where he was an Articles Editor for Law Review.

Additionally, Mr. Tayac is a former staff attorney for Appellate Defenders where he represented people convicted of criminal offenses before the California Court of Appeal and the California Supreme Court. He has successfully defended clients in driving under the influence cases in the San Francisco Bay Area including the counties of San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Placer, Sacramento, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano and Sonoma. He is a present or former member of numerous professional associations whose focus includes driving under the influence defense, including the National College for DUI Defense, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Life Member), California DUI Lawyers' Association, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (Life Member), and California Public Defenders Association.

Mr. Tayac coauthored the Fourth Edition of California Drunk Driving Defense and the annual supplements to the Third Edition and the Fourth Edition of that practice guide published by West Publishers.

Mr. Tayac is licensed to practice and has practiced before the California Superior Court, California Court of Appeal and California Supreme Court. As well, Mr. Tayac is licensed to practice before the Federal Courts of the Northern, Central, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California and the Ninth District Court of Appeals.

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Attorney Robert Tayac Puts a Long, Decorated Career to Work for You
  • Puts Over 20 Years of Experience Toward Your Case

  • Specialized Education in DUI Defense

  • Has Trained Other Attorneys in San Francisco

  • Former San Francisco Police Officer & Police Inspector

  • Certified by the SFPD on the Intoxilyzer 5000 Testing Device

  • Co-Authored the 4th Edition of California Drunk Driving Defense

  • Boasts a Successful Record Achieving the Best Result for His Clients

  • Takes the Time to Understand You & Your Case

Client Testimonials

  • “I have no doubt that I engaged the best talent and proceeded in the best way throughout this.”


  • “I did have to pay a fine and attend a 3 month school but I was able to maintain my license.”


  • “...you achieved for me an outcome exceeding what is typical for Santa Clara County.”


  • “I just wanted to thank you for your wonderful work on getting my conviction expunged from my record.”

    N.D., DUI Attorney

  • “If you have a "must win," "zero sum" case and are willing to pay for his services, Robert Tayac may just be the very best DUI trial lawyer in Northern California.”


Informational Videos

  • The Law Office of Robert Tayac

    Attorney Robert Tayac talks about the firm's experience handling DUI related cases.

  • The Accuracy of Breath Test Machines

    Attorney Robert Tayac talks about breath test machines and how to determine if they are accurate.

  • Field Sobriety Tests

    Mr. Tayac discusses the two types of field sobriety tests and what you should do if you are asked to perform one.

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