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 process 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.
Driving Under the Influence DA doesn’t File Charges
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
If I could give 10 stars, I would.- James H.
They are the best!!!!- Adelle A.
He is very sharp and can handle complex litigation.- Sammy D.
He takes every case personally and fights for his clients with skill, passion and tireless effort.- Bill A.
Having Tedford and Adrianos on my side felt like having genuine people who adhered to ethics and due diligence.- Tarika S.