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Orange County DUI Attorney

When you or a loved one faces charges for driving under the influence, you need to work with a skilled and experienced attorney through your case. DUI charges fall within the criminal category and may attract penalties for convicts. Choose a reputable criminal defense law firm that understands the importance of preparing a solid defense case to avoid harsh outcomes.

At Orange County DUI Attorney, we dedicate ourselves to providing excellent legal advice, court representation, and criminal defense preparation for your case. We aim to increase your chances of a favorable case outcome and avoid DUI-related penalties.

Our team has worked with hundreds of clients facing DUI charges in Orange County, California, and understands the many legal requirements to meet. Upon partnering with us, you can handle undertaking technical legal processes by yourself, as we are available for assistance.

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Before you lock in on your criminal defense attorney, you must obtain enough information about how they operate. Company practice can be pivotal in your case, which is why our law firm focuses on criminal defense law. Our commitment to the practice area has exposed us to multiple DUI case variations, giving us rich knowledge and experience.

Additionally, our years of practice make us reliable in handling any matter, including those with complex facts. Addressing everyday challenges is also easier because our legal team works closely to ensure we deliver excellent services for every case.

As DUI attorneys, we understand the expectations we need to meet for you and endeavor to do so. Our work ethic is carefully curated to meet your needs while incorporating crucial criminal law principles for a great outcome. The team working on your case is ready to provide all the necessary information, and you can count on us for:

What separates good lawyers from great lawyers is the diligence they put into their work. Going one step ahead to provide quality legal services is something we take very seriously. Based on this, our team has received training on preparing strong DUI defenses and presenting them in court. Throughout our preparation process, we have your concerns in mind and maintain an open communication line for you to address them.

All criminal cases require a defense attorney to counter the prosecutor’s case and cast reasonable doubt on a successful outcome. With this understanding, we prepare innovative and functional defense strategies to challenge the prosecutor’s credibility and persuade the presiding judge to issue a judgment in your favor.

Over the years, exposure to different case circumstances builds experience, and our team has used this exposure to develop their prowess. We understand procedures undertaken in the DMV office department, as well as in DUI courts. We also have a rapport with local DMV officers, prosecutors, and judges, giving us a platform to cooperate with them and promote a fair trial for you. With this experience, you can trust that you are safe as we prepare you for trial.

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Awards & Associations

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Super Lawyers named Cole Casey as an outstanding lawyer with a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only the top 5% in every state receive the honor of being named a Super Lawyer


Cole Casey is the only San Diego Attorney to be selected as a faculty for the National College for DUI Defense, and he is a Sustaining Member of the college as well. Cole Casey is the only San Diego attorneys EVER to speak at the National College's conferences.


Cole Casey is a member of California DUI Lawyers Association. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors and is a "Specialist Member".


The prestigious legal rating service AVVO has consistently given DUI San Diego, LLP a "Superb" rating.


Cole Casey received the distinguished honor of being named the Best of Bar in 2014, 2015 & 2016. Mr. Casey's peers selected him as one of the most outstanding attorneys in San Diego and recognized him for his efforts to champion his clients' cases.


National Trial Lawyers


Trial Skills University


Avvo Clients' Choice Award

Our Intake Process

Consulting an attorney for the first time may feel unfamiliar, but you can worry less, thanks to our intake process. Here are a few things to expect after scheduling an appointment with us:

Coming into our law firm is an excellent way to start our relationship, as you will meet the legal team and have a feel for our personalities and work ethic. Our front desk operators will provide a warm welcome and make you feel comfortable, reassuring you that you are in the right place.

Soon after confirming your appointment, a team member will introduce themselves as your DUI attorney and provide some background about their experience in the field. You are welcome to take the chance and ask questions about how they operate and their professional approaches to DUI cases.

Scheduling face-to-face meetings is highly important, as you and your attorney have a chance to build rapport. By creating a good relationship with your lawyer, you will have an easier time navigating your DUI case and providing important information where necessary.

Moreover, having a great rapport promotes your confidence in the services you receive, giving you a more positive experience. Your attorney will also assess your personality and determine how to best prepare and present information in a way that you appreciate, which is essential for progress.

After introducing yourself to your lawyer, you will provide a rundown of your case facts to help them understand your position. They will ask about how your arrest occurred, the location of the arrest, and whether you underwent fair test procedures.

All information is welcome; some details may prove crucial when developing your defense case. As a result, you need to do your best and recount all the case facts as you remember them to provide a starting point for your attorney.

Meeting your DUI attorney is the first step toward navigating your trial process. Since it may be a long journey ahead, you want reassurance that you have partnered with an experienced lawyer who is ready to provide high-quality services.

A few essential questions to ask before retaining your lawyer from our firm include:

  • How many years of experience do you have practicing DUI defense law?
  • How many cases have you handled to completion?
  • Who is the specific attorney assigned to my DUI case?
  • What is your attorney’s accessibility when handling my case?
  • Do the attorneys have positive reviews?
  • How do the courts handle DUI cases?
  • What process guides the firm in choosing cases to handle?
  • What are the expected legal fees and available payment plans?

Presenting these questions upfront will set your expectations for working with us. As a result, differences are less likely to emerge, making it easier for your attorney to focus on your case and for you to relax and follow the court process. Overall, the benefits of presenting all expectations and guidelines upfront are instrumental to our relationship with our clients.

This is Our Promise to You

Many law firms are available to handle DUI cases in California, but our firm distinguishes itself by making these promises to you:

We Take Case Research Seriously

Although we have handled multiple DUI cases over the years, we believe each client’s case is different and requires all the attention it needs. One of the essential requirements to satisfy in court is having a thorough research presentation that covers all doubts and counterarguments.

Based on this, we strive to research your case correctly to obtain relevant evidence, case facts, and presentation strategies. Our team works round the clock to access credible legal sources to support your claim, and you can count on us for consistent, quality services.

You Have Access to Our Communication Channels Throughout

Keeping in touch with your attorney is also necessary because it allows you to receive updates about your case. Similarly, you can present new information that you believe is important to building strong defenses. Although many lawyers provide good defense services, they may need to be made available, slowing communication and possibly derailing the case's progress.

Our team is well-equipped to handle all incoming communication through email and phone calls, allowing you to convey and receive information consistently. This way, you can count on us to respond in emergencies and provide legal support during uncertain times.

We Prioritize On Your Case

After receiving your case file, you can count on us to prioritize it and develop a fitting response to emerging issues. Prioritization for us means creating time to understand what your DUI case requires us to do, from collecting evidence to gauging the most instrumental defenses to apply.

Additionally, your assigned attorney provides continuous updates that help you follow the progress and remain hopeful for upcoming trial sessions. We value your input and are determined to ensure we complement your feedback with our professional legal experience for a positive result during your DUI hearing.

No Mill Services in Our Firm

Our clients are precious to us, and we do not endorse the "mill services" approach when accepting cases. It often involves taking up as many cases as possible to increase earnings, but it often comes at the expense of the quality of the services you receive. Our clients choose us because they trust our legal input and strive to uphold our service delivery.

Based on this, you do not have to worry about competing interests regarding cases we handle, as yours will receive all the attention it needs for a successful case outcome. Our team is also equipped to apply themselves to a specific number of case files at a time to ensure they stay within their abilities. In doing so, your matter concludes smoothly and on time to help you continue your life.

You Receive One-on-One Court Representation

Having a lawyer represent you during court proceedings goes a long way toward giving you leeway to counter the prosecutor’s case. A reasonable attorney understands court procedures and meets all requirements without delay.

Further, they are ready to cross-examine witnesses on your behalf and counter any submissions issued by the prosecutor. With consistent one-on-one presentations, you can better argue your case and persuade the court to give a lenient judgment or acquit you of the charges.

Standard DUI Charges and Court Penalties

Possible Defenses Applicable to Your Case
The Arresting Officers Violated Your Miranda Rights
The Officers Lacked Probable Cause for Your Arrest
Insufficient Evidence for Your DUI Charge
Poor Handling of Test Evidence
You Performed Field Sobriety Tests Accordingly

What to Do After a DUI Arrest

The Phases of a DUI Case

As a first-time offender, you may need guidance on how to navigate your DUI charge and arrest. Your DUI attorney should give you all the necessary details about the main phases of a DUI case, which include:


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Traffic officers must investigate any driver they firmly believe to be drunk. Subsequently, a DUI investigation may involve being stopped at a DUI roadblock where the officers administer a DUI test. This involves blowing into a breathalyzer and displaying blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels.

Additionally, they may request that you perform a field sobriety test to determine your body's mobility. It complements the DUI tests you are subjected to and may serve as evidence in court.


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Find a DUI Attorney Near Me

Nothing beats having a skilled and experienced DUI attorney working on your case to represent you in court or at a DMV hearing. When you or a loved one faces a DUI charge and arrest, you need reassurance that you are in capable hands to help you face your case head-on. With the Orange County DUI Attorney, you can worry less about meeting all legal requirements and collaborating through a seamless case process. Thanks to our experience handling DUI cases, you can also look forward to better chances of a positive case outcome and avoid legal penalties. For more information about DUI cases in California, contact us today at 949-377-2280.