Santa Barbara DUI
& Criminal Defense Attorney
Are You Facing Criminal Charges in Santa Barbara County?
If you have been arrested for any criminal charge (including DUI), you should speak with a qualified criminal defense lawyer right away. Santa Barbara Lawyer William C. Makler has provided thousands of individuals thoughtful, effective and reasonably-priced criminal defense services for 27 years.
He is available around the clock to answer questions of persons facing criminal charges of all types in Santa Barbara.
Call us now at (805) 892-4922 for a free, no obligation consultation, or fill in your information in the contact form to the right and Mr. Makler will get back to you as soon as possible, frequently within a few minutes.
There is NO charge for the initial consultation. All the information you provide will be kept entirely confidential. There is absolutely nothing to lose by calling or emailing right away. In fact, your freedom may depend on it.
DUI & Drunk Driving
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charges result when an individual is suspected by the police of having driven a vehicle with too much alcohol and/or drugs in his or her system.
Being accused of selling drugs or possessing drugs for sale can lead to drastic consequences, including fines, jail time & possibly a permanent criminal record.
Theft Charges come in many forms (for example, Petty, Grand, Auto, Embezzlement). When charged with a theft crime, the consequences can be lifelong.
Assault & Battery
An assault or a battery charge can vary widely in possible consequences, some of which are severe, like a strike under the Three Strikes Law and prison time.
Clear Your Record
There are a variety of ways through which you may be able to reduce the negative effects of many criminal convictions, arrests, and juvenile adjudications. It is essential to have an experienced lawyer take a look at all of your options to determine all that is available and which may be best for you. Read the class action lawsuit Mr. Makler won against the CHP about record clearing here. (Schmidt v CHP)
If convicted of domestic violence, you may face incarceration, probation, batterer’s treatment classes, fines, restitution, and a permanent criminal record. If you are not a United States citizen, it could result in deportation, exclusion and/or denial of naturalization.
California prohibits being so intoxicated on alcohol and/or drugs in a public place, that you can’t care for yourself or others, or if you are obstructing a street or sidewalk. This charge and its impact is widely misunderstood.
All Practice Areas
As a criminal defense attorney for the last 27 years, Mr. Makler has zealously represented thousands of individuals charged with all types of crime. Read more about his criminal practice.