Law Office of Michael L. Fell
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For an expert DUI defense that will give you the best chance of keeping your license, call Michael L. Fell.

ThreeBest RatedHave you been arrested for a DUI? You’re about to enter a veritable maze of Vehicle Code and DMV regulations and penalties. Fortunately, you can get expert guidance every step of the way by hiring Michael L. Fell as your DUI defense attorney.

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Stop Your Automatic Suspension Now

The first and most obvious consequence of a DUI is that the arresting officer has confiscated your license and given you a “pink slip” that serves as a 30-day temporary license. If you do not take action WITHIN 10 DAYS, the DMV will automatically suspend your license for at least 4 months after your pink slip expires.


…if you call Michael L. Fell you may be able to get your license back.

If you call Michael L. Fell within 10 days of your DUI arrest, he can help you request a DMV administrative hearing. This hearing gives you the opportunity to challenge and delay the automatic license suspension.

Attorney Fell has ample experience representing clients at DMV hearings. With his help, you may be able to convince the DMV that the evidence against you is not strong enough to justify an automatic suspension, in which case your license will be restored to you.

Even if the evidence against you is very strong, it is still in your best interest to contact Michael L. Fell and proceed with the DMV hearing. Because the arresting officer may testify at your hearing, the proceeding will basically give Attorney Fell a preview of the prosecution’s evidence and enable him to start formulating the best defense strategy for your criminal case right away.

Avoid Double License Suspensions

There are two arms of the DMV involved in DUI license suspensions.

The local DMV conducts a hearing called the Administrative Per Se (APS) Hearing. As stated above, this hearing must be scheduled within 10 days of your arrest. If you do not prevail at this hearing, your license will be suspended.

In addition to this APS suspension, if you are convicted or plead guilty in court, an abstract will be sent to the Mandatory Action Unit (MAU) of the DMV in Sacramento and your license will be suspended/restricted again.

Attorney Fell works diligently to navigate through DMV and court waters to make every effort to get these penalties run concurrent. Don’t suffer this double suspension—talk to Attorney Michael L. Fell immediately.

Mount a Strong Defense Against DUI Charges

Many people make the mistake of believing that if they tested over the legal limit for alcohol on a breathalyzer test, they must be guilty of DUI and they might as well just accept whatever penalties the judge and/or DA wants to give them.

This is a huge mistake!

First of all, breathalyzers and other types of DUI evidence are not infallible. Breathalyzers and even blood tests can give false results for many reasons, such as if the machine is miscalibrated, if you have a medical condition, or if the arresting officer did not administer the test correctly. Field sobriety tests are notoriously unreliable. Plus, it may not matter what any of the evidence says if this evidence was obtained during an illegal DUI stop.

Secondly, it is always possible for a skilled defense attorney like Michael L. Fell to negotiate with the prosecution for a better outcome of the case than you would receive if you went before the judge alone. For example, Attorney Fell is often able to get DUI charges reduced to “wet reckless” charges which are much less damaging to your record and your insurance.

Why Choose Attorney Fell

Michael L. Fell has a unique perspective on DUI cases because he used to be an Orange County Senior Deputy District Attorney where he prosecuted cases for over 18 years. During this time he actually trained police and prosecutors. This means he can instantly pinpoint any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case against you and leverage these weaknesses to resolve your case quickly and beneficially.

We Handle All Kinds of Charges Related to DUI

Depending on the circumstances, getting arrested for drunk driving could result in a variety of other charges related to DUI. Fortunately, you can secure a comprehensive and effective defense against any and all charges from The Law Office of Michael L. Fell. For example we handle:

Call Now to Start Building Your DUI Defense

The moment you are arrested for DUI, you can call Michael L. Fell for expert help. He will make sure your rights are respected and work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome of the case.

Former Senior Deputy District Attorney of Orange County defending clients at the Harbor Justice Court in Newport Beach, Ca.