Irvine DUI Defense Attorney

Orange County Drunk Driving Charge Attorney

Although DUI arrests occur dozens of times every day throughout Southern California, circumstances of the traffic stop, field sobriety test and blood alcohol test make each one unique. DUI cases can be complex, involving a host of legal, technical and even medical issues. The potential penalties for drunk driving offenses can be significant, including jail time, high fines and probation.

Attorney Ron Cordova has been representing drivers charged with DUI in Orange County and throughout Southern California for more than three decades. Before entering private practice as a criminal defense attorney in 1979, Ron served as a deputy district attorney in Orange County for four years, prosecuting hundreds of DUI cases. As an experienced Irvine DUI defense lawyer, Ron Cordova understands the technical issues and employs strategies that produce the best possible result for his clients.

Will You Go to Jail for a Driving Under the Influence? Probably Not.

Attorney Ron Cordova does not make false promises about the outcome of a DUI case and cautions prospective clients against hiring a lawyer who promises to get the charges dropped. A DUI is a serious criminal offense for which severe penalties can be imposed upon conviction. Although multiple DUI offenses or a DUI accident with injuries can result in a felony charge and even a prison sentence, a DUI conviction does not have to include a lengthy jail sentence if the right attorney is representing you. Even when the severity of the case requires the imposition of some jail time, an experienced attorney can frequently make arrangements for an alternative sentence that allows you to keep your job and your dignity. In most first offense DUI cases, a knowledgeable and skilled attorney can negotiate a treatment program and probation without jail time.

Suspended Driver's License

Every DUI case is actually two cases. The first is the misdemeanor criminal offense. Of more immediate concern for most drivers, however, is retaining a driver's license. Under California law, you have 10 days from the date of your DUI arrest and automatic driver's license suspension to schedule an administrative hearing to retain your driving privileges. Ron Cordova works diligently in administrative hearings to present the strongest case for keeping your license.

Free Consultation · Credit Cards Accepted · Federal and State Offenses · AV-Rated*

From his law office in Irvine, DUI defense attorney Ron Cordova represents clients charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses in Orange County and communities throughout Southern California. He represents clients charged with federal offenses in federal courts across the United States. To schedule a free initial consultation, call toll free at 888-696-5790 or contact the office by e-mail as soon as possible.


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  • AV Peer Review Rated
  • Super Lawyers
  • OCMETRO: Top Five Criminal Defense Lawyers in Orange County
  • Newsweek Leading 2012: Criminal Defense Attorneys
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