It’s happened to the best of us at one time or another. You go out for drinks with friends and lose track of the time and how many drinks you’ve had. When it’s finally time to head home, the alcohol plays tricks on your mind and you convince yourself that you’re in a perfectly fine state to drive home. After all, it was just a few glasses of wine or a handful of beers, right?

If you’re lucky, you make it home safe and sound without hurting anyone. If you’re not lucky, you see those dreaded blue flashing lights. You pull over and are asked to submit to a breathalyzer. If you refuse, you could lose your license immediately. If you agree, you could end up with a charge of DUI, which can lead to a whole host of negative effects. You could lose your right to drive. You could lose a job. You could face fines you can’t afford to pay. You could even be facing jail time.

If you’ve recently been pulled over for suspected drunk driving and charged with a DUI, you’re probably worried about the repercussions it can have on your life. That’s why it may be a good idea to talk to a criminal defense attorney.

Ron Cordova, Attorney at Law, has more than 30 years of experience representing people charged with alcohol-related crimes in Orange County. He has an intimate understanding of the technical issues regarding DUIs and may be able to develop defense strategies to reduce charges or get them dropped altogether.