San Jose DUI Defense.

Nicholas G. Emanuel represents people in San Jose charged with Drunk Driving/DUI and other related offenses. If you are facing this serious charge without a lawyer, and you have not entered a guilty plea, you still have an opportunity to obtain representation in your case. There is no charge for the initial consultation.

As you may know, the State of California has greatly enhanced the penalties for DUI in recent years. The first conviction may result in imprisonment, probation, a substantial fine, and a loss of driving privileges. Normally your car insurance rates will increase substantially if you are convicted of DUI. Once the conviction is entered by the Court, it is very difficult to challenge that conviction after the fact.

A second conviction for DUI carries with it a stiff mandatory term of jail. Subsequent DUI convictions carry even more severe penalties, including long term jail sentences and permanent revocation of driving privileges.

Many people have entered guilty pleas in DUI cases without realizing that they are giving up valuable legal rights, and that various legal defenses may be available to them. The prosecutor must prove a DUI beyond and to the exclusion of every reasonable doubt. The breath machine might have been in error, and the results could be challenged. The circumstances of the arrest might also be subject to legal attack.

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125 South Market Street, Suite 1200 · San Jose, California 95113-2288
Nicholas G. Emanuel - DUI Defense Attorney

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Breaking News

Attorney Nick Emanuel convinces court that San Jose Police DUI checkpoint is not legal; client's conviction overturned.

On November 17, 2011, the appellate division of the Santa Clara County Superior Court ruled that the DUI checkpoint which led to the arrest of Mr. Emanuel's client was not being operated according to legal standards.

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