Locating a good Riverside DUI attorney or San Bernardino DUI lawyer can be a grueling process. Many attorneys lack experience and/or skill and are thus incapable of competent representation in a drunk driving case. They may even resort to unethical tactics to promote their practice. To protect yourself from choosing such a lawyer, please bear in mind the following key points:
There appear to be only three law firms in California which both specialize in drunk driving defense exclusively and are "A-V" rated ("very good to preeminent") by the Martindale-Hubbell International Directory of Attorneys. Two of these firms are headed by former Deans of the National College for DUI Defense and, under the auspices of the American Bar Association, are both Board-certified by that prestigious organization. One of these has offices in Riverside:
The Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor – Riverside and San Bernardino DUI attorneys - An AV-rated 8-attorney firm representing DUI clients in the courts and DMV offices of Riverside County and San Bernardino County. A former prosecutor, Fulbright professor of law and dean of the National College for DUI Defense, Mr. Taylor is the author of the leading DUI defense books Drunk Driving Defense and California Drunk Driving Defense. The firm is apparently unique in having its own technical support staff of law enforcement, DMV and blood/breath alcohol experts, and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
California DWI Guide
The statewide version of "Riverside DUI", containing recommendations for DUI defense attorneys across the state.
College of DUI Defense Lawyers
Organization of over 800 attorneys from almost every state who focus on drunk driving defense.
Riverside and San Bernardino DUI Lawyers and DUI Laws is meant to assist those arrested for drunk driving in the Inland Empire with information and resources, and to oppose the views of organizations seeking unrealistic DUI laws, diminished constitutional rights, and the return of prohibition. The National Motorists Association's website presents its positions on such DUI-related issues as constitutionally questionable roadblocks, emphasis on inaccurate breath tests, harsh penalties and immediate license suspensions.