Criminal Defense & DUI

Attorney Serving San Diego, La Mesa, El Cajon & Lemon Grove

In addition to working as a family law attorney, I provide legal representation in other key practice areas. I represent clients in La Mesa, Lemon Grove, El Cajon, and the surrounding San Diego communities. Trying to get the justice that you deserve can be difficult and complicated, which is why I make myself available to you every day of the week. When you work with my firm, you're more than just another case number to me. I take all of my cases personally and dedicate my efforts to providing you with the quality counsel and support you need.

I highly recommend that you call my office as soon as possible if you need counsel or guidance regarding:

  • A criminal investigation or allegations that you have committed a crime of any kind.
  • An arrest or outstanding warrant in your name.
  • Clearing your criminal record to get a fresh start.

If you are unsure of whether you need an attorney, get your immediate questions answered by calling (619) 304-8499 – and make an informed choice regarding this important matter.

Arrested for DUI in La Mesa? Now What?

As a La Mesa DUI defense attorney, I understand the complexities of the law because I have represented hundreds of accused clients. Many of my clients have even come back to me for other cases or for an expungement in the future. When you come to me with your case, I will thoroughly read all reports, discuss what you believe happened when you were pulled over, and handle your case with caring, individual attention.

Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, even medication prescribed by your doctor, is a misdemeanor in California. These are usually viewed as less serious offenses with lower penalties, but individual circumstances may vary. In any event, if you are pulled over and arrested, it will still feel pretty serious.

If this is your first offense, you may face the following penalties:

  1. A year in San Diego County jail
  2. Probation for up to 5 years
  3. Assessments and fines of $1,600 to $2,300
  4. A mandatory DUI program for up to 9 months
  5. License suspension for 6 months to a year
  6. Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device in your vehicle for up to 3 years
  7. Penalties and higher insurance rates
  8. Additional penalties for "aggravating factors" such as higher BAC, causing an accident, reckless driving, having a minor in the car with you, and more

In addition, if this is your second or subsequent offense, there may be harsher punishments.

Anyone who has been through the justice system can tell you that any punishment for DUI convictions are not fun. Even a first offense or conviction can have serious personal, financial, and professional repercussions.

Offering Hourly Consultations - The Law Offices of Andrea Schneider

I conveniently offer phone consultations which are billed hourly. This gives you the opportunity to gain better insight into your situation and decide for yourself how to handle the matter and whether you need an attorney for the duration of your case, or only to advise you on one or two key matters. Or, if you are just looking for a quick consultation, then consider a free initial 10-15 minute phone consultation with me. Together we can find the best solution based on your needs and goals.

Give me a call today at (619) 304-8499 to learn more about my services and how I can help you.

Professional Help When You Need It Most

Why Choose The Law Offices of Andrea Schneider?
  • A Collaborative Approach

    I will strategize and develop a game plan that will help you achieve your goals, all while staying within your budget.

  • Protecting Your Interests

    I have your best interest at heart and in mind. I will patiently listen to what you want, need and value.

  • Thoughtful & Caring

    I truly care about my clients and am here to help them with any legal matter they are facing.

  • Family Comes First

    As a mother of two, I understand it is important to do what's best for you and your family. You can trust I will do just that for you.

  • Direct Attorney Access

    When you call my office, you get me! You will not be handed off. I live and breathe your case. I will be with you every step of the way.

  • Personalized Attention

    I treat my clients like family, not case numbers. My clients get the personal attention that their case deserves.

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