California DUI Lawyer Resource Center

California DUI Lawyer Resource Center is the web's most-visited resource for DUI laws, DUI penalties, criminal DUI lawyers, breathalyzers, DMV license suspensions and more, and has been created by the "Dean of DUI Attorneys", Lawrence Taylor. With 39 years of experience, Mr. Taylor is the author of the leading DUI law books for the DUI attorney, Drunk Driving Defense (7th edition) and California Drunk Driving Defense (4th edition). The Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor is a nationally-known firm of California DUI attorneys, with offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside and San Diego. The 5 DUI defense attorneys, who average 26 years of experience and include 3 former prosecutors, limit their practice to misdemeanor and felony DUI defense exclusively. The DUI lawyers are backed by a unique support group of DUI experts: 2 former law enforcement officers, a former head of a major police crime lab's blood-alcohol unit, and a former California DMV license suspension hearing officer.

AV/LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbel Peer Review Rated For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

The firm has been awarded the coveted A-V peer review rating ("very high to preeminent" in legal ability and ethics) by the International Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory — the highest rating awarded to lawyers and one shared by fewer than 7% of law firms in the United States — and is listed in the prestigious Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys. Mr. Taylor's DUI defense law firm, twice featured in the American Bar Association Journal for its specialization and unique technical support staff of former DUI law enforcement experts, remains the only one approved by the California State Bar to provide continuing legal education to attorneys. The Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor is proud that 3 of our former attorneys now serve on the bench as judges or magistrates.

Video Library

DUI Lawyer and Laymen Guide to DUI Laws and Information

The 20 Most Frequently Asked Drunk Driving Questions

Mr. Taylor's 20 FAQs, which is widely reproduced on legal websites throughout the internet, present answers to the questions most often asked by citizens arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The Driver's Guide To DUI

Provides an overview of drunk driving laws, police investigations, sobriety checkpointsbreathalyzers, criminal penalties, license suspensions, courts and DMV, auto insurance and more in layman's terms.  It is a valuable source of information for any driver recently charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Finding a Good DUI Lawyer

Guidelines, resources and recommendations for choosing your DUI defense attorney.

The Lawyer's Guide to DUI Defense

Comprehensive source of information for the attorney involved in drunk driving defense, including such topics as field sobriety tests, chemical evidence, drugs and narcotics, forensic toxicology, accident reconstruction and finding expert witnesses.

Legal Research

Provides drunk driving resources including federal law, California law and the politics of DWI. Included are California's drunk driving Vehicle Code statutes and the complete text of the most significant U.S. Supreme Court DUI cases. 

Mr. Taylor's DUI Defense Books

Mr. Taylor's Lectures

Audio presentations of lectures by Lawrence Taylor; simultaneous transcripts are available for you to listen to and/or read. These cover:

  • Demonstrative Cross-Examination of a Police Officer
  • Attacking Blood-Alcohol Evidence in a DUI Case
  • Demolishing the Breathalyzer Results Through Cross-Examination
  • The DUI Exception to the Constitution

Mr. Taylor’s DUI Defense Books

The standard textbooks in the field, Drunk Driving Defense 7th Edition and California Drunk Driving Defense 4th Edition by Lawrence Taylor, author of 13 books. California Drunk Driving Defense was cited as authority by the California Supreme Court in the 2009 case of California v. Neal.

California's Premier Firm of DUI Defense Attorneys

For those interested in the services of The Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor, this website provides office locations, legal information and an introduction to the firm's lawyers and staff. The firm of 5 DUI attorneys (including 3 former prosecutors) continues to limit its practice to drunk driving law, with offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and Riverside, California. Mr. Taylor's DUI defense firm, whose DUI lawyers average 26 years of experience, remains the only one to provide its clients with the free services of its own technical support staff of highly qualified law enforcement, blood-alcohol and DMV license suspension experts to assist in their defense. Each case is approached with the basic tenets of the firm in mind: Southern California Super Lawyers 2009

  • A focus entirely on the drunk driving (driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or marijuana) client: no other cases are accepted.
  • Aggressive defense by highly experienced DUI attorneys with expert technical support.
  • Immediate steps toward reinstatement of the client's driving privileges.
  • Re-analysis of all borderline blood samples for alcohol and preservative by an independent lab at not cost to client.
  • Investigation of equipment and procedures used in each breath test.
  • Personal attention to the client and ease of access to the attorney.
  • Insulation of the client from having to appear in court or at hearings, unless necessary.
  • Free initial consultation at our offices or in the privacy of the individual's home.
  • Major credit cards readily accepted. 
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    The Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor stands ready to guide you through this ordeal. Although nationally-recognized for its experience and courtroom skills, the firm never loses sight of its focus on personal attention to the client -- as reflected in the many grateful comments we receive from our valued clients. We invite you to contact our Firm's founder, Lawrence Taylor; our Managing Attorney, Christopher Taylor; or our Client Services Attorney, Joshua Shelton, for a free consultation.

    Office locations

    The firm maintains offices in:

    Long Beach
    562-989-4774
    Beverly Hills
    310-860-9515
    Pasadena
    626-204-2858
    Irvine
    949-752-1550
    Riverside
    951-369-4999
    Carlsbad
    760-448-8599
    Lawrence Taylor, Author, 'Drunk Driving Defense' - Live on County News

    Mr. Taylor is nationally recognized as the foremost authority on DUI litigation and constitutionality in the United States, and is one of only two DUI attorneys in the country to be recognized with a biography in Wikipedia. A University of California (Berkeley) and UCLA law School graduate, he is a former prosecutor and Fulbright Professor of Law. He was a founder of the National College for DUI Defense, served on the Board of Regents and was elected Dean for 1995-1996; he is one of only 5 California DUI lawyers that is certified by the National College's American Bar Association accredited specialist program as "Board Certified in DUI Defense Law", and the only one further designated "Senior Specialist". Thousands of attorneys have attended over 200 drunk driving seminars in 38 states to hear his successful techniques.  Mr. Taylor is listed in The Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys, The Martindale-Hubbell International Directory of Attorneys and Who's Who in American Law, and is often featured on radio/television and in the press, including such publications as the Los Angeles  Times, Christian Science Monitor, Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, Lawyer's Weekly USA, American Bar Association Journal, Los Angeles magazine, USA Today, National Law Journal and California Lawyer.  On July 25, 2002, at Harvard Law School, Lawrence Taylor was presented with the National College's "Lifetime Achievement Award". He was selected as one of Southern California's "Super Lawyers" for the past 7 years in surveys of over 65,000 Southern California attorneys -- one of only two Los Angeles DUI attorneys or Orange County DUI attorneys selected.

    THE WEB'S PREMIER SOURCE OF INFORMATION ON DRUNK DRIVING LAW