DUI/ DWI

Experienced Pasadena DUI Defense Attorneys

Fighting Charges of DUI & DWI

In every state, it is a crime to operate a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs. In California, it is illegal to drive a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level that is higher than 0.08%. Any person caught under such circumstances will be arrested and will have to face the criminal justice system.

If you have been charged with DUI or DWI, the expertise of a skilled criminal defense attorney can fight to avoid a conviction by forming a defense that successfully protects your rights. Tedford & Associates in Pasadena has more than 38+ years of combined experience in criminal defense, and with a strategic approach as well as a commitment to producing results, we have the experience to get the job done.

Contact us today to get help from a Pasadena DUI defense lawyer.

What's the Difference between DUI & DWI?

While both DUI and DWI both refer to the illegal act of operating a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs, they are many times treated as separate crimes. DUI stands for driving under the influence, which usually includes different types of drugs. DWI stands for driving while intoxicated.

This can easily be measured by police officers using a breathalyzer. If an individual's BAC is above 0.08%, they are considered to be driving while intoxicated. If you live in a jurisdiction that distinguishes between the two, DUI is the lesser charge, while a DWI can possibly carry more serious consequences.

California Drunk Driving Laws

The following is illegal in the state of California:

  • Drivers under 21 may not carry nor transport unsealed alcohol while driving alone
  • Drivers under 21 may not drive with a BAC of 0.01% or higher
  • Drivers under 21 may not consume alcohol in any form
  • A driver may not operate a licensed vehicle with a BAC of 0.04% or higher
  • Drivers under 18 may not have any measurable amount of blood alcohol
  • Repeat offenders may not drive with a BAC of 0.01% or greater

Contact Tedford & Associates for Help

If you have been charged with DUI or DWI, fight against a conviction and possible license suspension with the legal prowess of Tedford & Associates. Our Pasadena DUI & DWI defense lawyers are here to help you through each step of your case. We are here to provide you with our informed advice and skilled legal support until you arrive at a favorable outcome.

Call our office at (626) 325-0142 to receive a free consultation.

Our Victories

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  • Evading Arrest Charge Case Dismissed
  • Alleged Assault Rejected by DA Office
  • Lewd Conduct Charge Reached Favorable Plea Agreement
  • Alleged Assault With Weapon Case Dismissed
  • Brandishing a Firearm Decision for Acquittal
  • Spousal Abuse Charge Agreement for Dismissal
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