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DUI Arrests Involving Attorneys

Attorneys arrested in California for driving under the influence or driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or greater are facing very serious cases. DUI arrests of California attorneys trigger a minimum of three cases. The first case is the DUI criminal case in which the District Attorney, California Attorney General or United States Attorney will most often charge two misdemeanor violations in the case of a non-injury drunk driving arrest or two felony charges in cases where someone other than the driver has been injured.

The second DUI case is the California Department of Motor Vehicles license suspension action in which a Hearing Officer of the DMV's Driver Safety Office will attempt to suspend the attorney's driver's license by proving the attorney was driving with a blood alcohol or breath alcohol level of 0.08 percent or greater.

The third case which may be generated by a California driving under the influence arrest involving an attorney is the State Bar of California discipline case. Lawyers have been fingerpirnted and their fingerprints are on file with the California Department of Justice. When an individual is arrested and taken into custody, their fingerprints are taken as part of the booking process. Fingerprints taken during the California booking process are forwarded to the Department of Justice. Some licensing boards and employers are automatically contacted when Department of Justice fingerprint technicians match a fingerprint to an individual who has been arrested.

Additionally, the California Business and Professions Code requires prosecutors and California state judges to notify the State Bar of California of criminal prosecutions involving California attorneys.

If you are an attorney and have been arrested for driving under the influence or driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or greater, you need immediate representation from a qualified attorney specializing in drunk driving criminal cases, California Department of Motor Vehicles driver's license suspension actions and reporting requirements of the State Bar of California. Feel free to contact Robert Tayac for a consultation to discuss the specific facts of your case, your legal options and ethical duties.

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Robert Tayac has been helping professionals charged with DUI in San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area communities for well over two decades. If you retain Robert Tayac to handle your case, you will know that you are retaining the services of a knowledgeable, experienced, and trustworthy lawyer.

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Why Choose Our Firm?

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 can’t imagine things going any less painlessly than you made it for me.”

    J.M.S.

  • “...thank you for walking me through this process and making me feel at ease.”

    S.F.

  • “Co-Author of the "first word" in DUI Defense law in this state...”

    D.C., Attorney at Law

  • “I am very happy with his professional expertise that he provided during this stressful time.”

    P.J.

  • “Thank you again Robert, and we are just hoping that we can move on and 'let it go'.”

    J.P.

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