Attorney Adrienne Dell will fight passionately for you.

Protecting Your Rights From DUI Charges

It does not matter if a driver was “only a little buzzed” or they could barely operate the vehicle; the consequences of a DUI can have lifelong consequences. If you are facing DUI charges, a successful conviction can mean a loss of your rights, freedom and future, which is why you need to do everything in your power to defend yourself. The first step in building that defense is contacting an experienced attorney.

At the Law Office of Adrienne Dell, you can find a California defense attorney with more than 35 years of experience practicing criminal law. Attorney Adrienne Dell is an adamant and aggressive attorney who fights to protect her clients from criminal charges. She knows the consequences of DUI charges, and she does everything in her power to minimize the consequences.

Building Your Defense

If a police officer alleges that you were behind the wheel of a car while over the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) level, you may feel like pleading guilty is your best option. No matter how bad things may seem, there are still possible opportunities to defend yourself.

Attorney Dell explores these options to determine if the police made an error during the arrest, like pulling you over without probable cause, does not have sufficient evidence, or used non-standardized tests. There may be the possibility of getting your charges reduced or dismissed by the prosecution or the court.

Additionally, attorney Dell always negotiates to resolve your case. With successful communication with the prosecutor and the court, the likelihood of reduction or dismissal of the charges is increased. You may be able to avoid severe sentencing like time behind bars or loss of license.

Keep Your Record Clean

Even the first DUI charge can have major consequences for a defendant. Multiple convictions increase the likelihood of significant jail time and loss of your driving privilege for extended periods of time. It is so important to fight to keep any charges off your record.

If you are in the San Jose area, contact the Law Office of Adrienne Dell by calling 408-217-2575 or by sending an email. The sooner you reach out to an attorney you can trust, the sooner you can begin protecting yourself from your DUI charges.


  1. Q: What are the penalties for a first-time DUI offense in California?
    • A: First-time DUI offenders may face fines, license suspension, and mandatory alcohol education programs. Penalties can vary based on the circumstances.
  2. Q: How long does a DUI conviction stay on my record in California?
    • A: A DUI conviction can stay on your record for 10 years. This can impact your insurance rates and future employment opportunities.
  3. Q: Is it possible to get a DUI charge reduced to a lesser offense?
    • A: In some cases, it may be possible to negotiate a plea deal to reduce a DUI charge to a lesser offense, such as wet reckless. This depends on the evidence and legal strategy.
  4. Q: What are the consequences of refusing a breathalyzer test in California?
    • A: Refusing a breathalyzer test can result in automatic license suspension. However, it may also limit the evidence against you in court.
  5. Q: How can an experienced DUI attorney help my case in San Jose?
    • A: An experienced DUI attorney can analyze the details of your case, challenge evidence, and develop a strong defense strategy to minimize or dismiss charges.
  6. Q: Are there alternative sentencing options for DUI convictions in California?
    • A: Depending on the circumstances, alternative sentencing options such as DUI diversion programs or community service may be available as part of a plea deal.
  7. Q: Can a DUI conviction affect my professional license in California?
    • A: Yes, a DUI conviction can impact professional licenses, especially for those in regulated fields. It’s crucial to consult with an attorney to understand the potential consequences.
  8. Q: How does the DMV hearing process work after a DUI arrest in California?
    • A: The DMV conducts a separate hearing regarding license suspension. An attorney can represent you at this hearing and challenge the suspension.
  9. Q: What is the difference between a misdemeanor and felony DUI in California?
    • A: Generally, a first and second DUI offense is a misdemeanor, while subsequent offenses may be charged as felonies. Felony DUIs often involve aggravating factors.
  10. Q: Can I expunge a DUI conviction from my record in California?
    • A: Depending on your case, you may be eligible for DUI expungement after completing probation. This can help improve your record for employment purposes.