A PASSIONATE ATTORNEY THAT LIVES TO DEFEND DUI CLIENTS

An Experienced DUI Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in California, you are facing a serious allegation. Do not plead guilty; you can successfully fight the charges with the help of an experienced DUI defense attorney. The Law Offices of Steven Taxman in Santa Rosa, CA, defends clients against criminal allegations, and we consistently realize outstanding results for DUI cases.

About three out of four arrests for California DUI result in a conviction, which means nearly 25 percent of people charged are able to beat the allegations by mounting a strong defense. Please contact our office today to arrange a free consultation with Steven Taxman.

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About California DUI

If you or a loved one has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you are not alone. Statewide, well over 150,000 people face similar allegations each year, including more than 2,700 in Sonoma County.

Even a first offense DUI conviction can come with harsh penalties and long-term consequences. The stakes are much higher with subsequent convictions and felony DUIs. Potential penalties and repercussions include:

  • Criminal record
  • Suspension of driving privileges
  • Incarceration
  • Steep fines and assessments
  • Mandatory participation in drug/alcohol treatment programs
  • Installation of vehicle ignition interlock devices
  • Lengthy, restrictive conditions
  • Increased insurance premiums
  • Loss of employment

A DUI conviction remains on your record for 10 years, and the stigma can affect you both professionally and personally. You need to defend your reputation by fighting these penalties, beginning with the immediate loss of your driver’s license.

Legal Help Can Make a Difference

Steven Taxman has been helping clients fight criminal charges for 20 years, with a specific focus on effective DUI defense. He works aggressively to protect his client’s rights, beginning with the presumption of innocence. By effectively questioning the prosecution's evidence, our firm has earned a reputation for success in Northern California. We do not rush to negotiate a plea, but instead look for opportunities to raise serious questions about the prosecution’s case.

When law enforcement personnel make mistakes, you should not suffer the consequences. Mr. Taxman knows every potential avenue to pursue and technicality to evaluate. For example, our firm has been consistently able to suppress DUI testing results. Police officers don’t always know how to investigate a DUI case correctly a correctly, and chemical test results can be misleading.

In our practice, we make use of a network of resources, including private investigators, forensic toxicologists, and police practice experts. We scrutinize every aspect of your arrest, questioning probable cause and potential denial of your constitutional rights.

It is best to seek legal counsel as soon as possible after an arrest. Our office will go to work for you immediately, scheduling a DMV hearing to contest the suspension of your license. With Mr. Taxman’s help, you can maintain a sense of normalcy, continuing to drive with an extended temporary license prior to your hearing. 

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Take advantage of the opportunity to speak to a seasoned DUI attorney and explore your legal options before making a potentially life-altering decision. Please contact our firm today to schedule a consultation with Mr. Taxman.

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