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Orange County DUI Attorney

Receive top-rated representation from experienced DUI defense attorney Robert Miller and a law firm with 27+ years of quality experience. Learn how we get results and why we are so highly recommended by clients for our honest representation and outcomes for the clients we represent. We have been called the best Orange County DUI Attorney in reviews about our services. 

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Robert L. Miller and Associates is a law firm dedicated to clients. We have handled thousands of cases, and have winning results. Learn more about our firm and why it’s the best choice.

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DUI Dismissals and Case Results

See some of the many cases we have won at trial or through motions, negotiations, or strategy. Learn why we are so successful in protecting clients.

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If you have been arrested, don’t delay. You have only 10 days to save your license. Contact us today for a FREE consultation, and find out about all of your options, and all of your rights, and how to protect yourself.

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Top Rated Law Firm Serving Orange County

Miller & Associates

About Our Firm – Miller & Associates: At Miller & Associates, we are experienced, having over 26+ years of experience in handling legal matters for our clients.  We primarily depend on personal referrals, and so we strive to earn our client’s highest level of respect and their top testimonials and reviews.

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California Drunk Driving Information

This section of our website operates as a DUI FAQ and gives you Information on California Drunk Driving Laws, Punishment, and Procedures.

DUI Defense

 A DUI arrest can lead to serious complications in your life and can affect your career, your future, your freedom and rights, and your driving privileges. Learn how the best Orange County DUI Lawyers can help.

DUI and DMV Drivers Licenses

This covers the effects of a DUI and DMV Drivers Licenses in California.

Breathalyzer Machines

In our role as a DUI Specialist Orange County, our firm often will closely examine the maintenance and calibration of breathalyzers. A breathalyzer is a machine that is used to measure the blood alcohol content (BAC) from a breath sample.

DUI Blood Tests and Defenses

A blood test result is not the last word in a DUI case.  Many people simply accept blood test results in a DUI case and never question that they might be incorrect.

Field Sobriety Tests

For persons accused of DUI in California, Field Sobriety Tests are generally used to determine if a person has been driving while intoxicated, and to support whether or not there is probable cause to arrest the driver for DUI.

What punishment are you facing in an Orange County DUI case?

You probably first wondering what you are facing, or what the worst case scenario is. For a DUI with no prior, the maximum criminal penalty is:

  • Up to six months in jail
  • Mandatory alcohol education
  • $5,000 in fines, fees, and costs

The good news is that it is extremely unlikely that a driver convicted of a first offense DUI in Orange County will get the maximum.  In OC courts, you can expect closer to the minimum, which includes:

  • Three years of probation;
  • Mandatory alcohol education; and
  • Fines and fees that total just over $1900.
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What are additional punishments specific to Orange County DUI cases?

For DUIs in Orange County, California, offers made by the Orange County prosecutor (in most cases, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office), include you giving a DNA sample to an Orange County database, attendance at a Mothers Against Drunk Driving MADD VIP program, and search and seizure terms while you are on DUI probation.

However, the facts of your case are important, and many cases are different.  In certain cases, the prosecution argues for more punishment. Some circumstances under which a DUI may lead to more serious consequences include:

  • Any Orange County DUI with a high BAC (a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .15% or greater);
  • A DUI involving an accident, even if no injury;
  • When there is a minor child in the car;
  • If you are accused of speeding while DUI;
  • If you are on probation for any other case or have a prior DUI charge within 10 years.

As an Orange County DUI Attorney, Robert Miller can help you develop a strategy and help minimize the effect of a DUI arrest on your driving privileges, your ability to earn a living, and your life.

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The Suspension of your Driver’s License in a DUI

All the penalties listed above are criminal penalties. Those can be imposed by the Orange County Superior Court in your case at sentencing. The one area that the court cannot touch, however, is your driving privilege. Only the DMV has the only right to suspend your California driver’s license.

Unless you request a hearing with the DMV, the suspension is done automatically. Once your thirty-day DMV pink temporary license expires, you can’t drive.

The DMV only gives you 10 days to request a hearing – that’s why it’s important that you act fast to protect yourself. We are here to help and can request a hearing for you as soon as possible.

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Experienced DUI Attorney

A DUI attorney experienced in DUI defense can do any, or all of, the following, to help the case:

  • Research, prepare, file and argue motions to exclude evidence, or to dismiss a case;
  • Provide information about you, your circumstances, career, and character, as mitigation evidence;
  • Outline all the legal defenses, and factual problems, regarding your DUI case, to the prosecution;
  • Take your case to trial, and argue any defects in the prosecution’s case, the existence of reasonable doubt, or any problems of proof, and
  • Negotiate with the prosecutor, and the judge, towards reducing charges, or minimizing punishment in your DUI case.

Robert Miller, an Orange County DUI Attorney, has successfully handled thousands of drunk driving cases. As a result, his knowledge, education, his record of success, and experience in DUI defense get put to work for every client.

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Attorney Robert Miller’s qualifications in DUI defense include:

  • More than two decades of DUI defense experience in Orange County
  • A history of success, including dismissals, trial wins, and creative plea bargain agreements
  • Authorship of books on DUI defense
  • Education in the science of BAC testing and field sobriety tests

Attorney Robert Miller has a 10.0 Avvo rating, and has been designated a “Client’s Choice DUI Attorney.”  He was named by clients as the best Orange County DUI Lawyer on Yelp, receiving Yelp’s highest rating award, based on reviews.

In addition to his law degree and 20+ years of experience in Orange County courts, Mr. Miller is:

  • Graduate of the National College of DUI Defense DUI Trial Skills Program at Harvard Law School;
  • The author or co-author of three books on DUI defense;
  • Certified in Field Sobriety Testing.
  • A member of the California DUI Lawyers Association, the National College of DUI Defense, and the DUI Defense Lawyers Association.
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DUI Defense Strategies

We realize that every DUI case we handle has different facts, and every client has a different background. To determine the best defense for you, we usually conduct a comprehensive legal and factual review of all options in your case, and then propose a strategy including:

  • Checking the breath machine accuracy or retesting the blood (and checking the breath or blood testing machines) in your DUI case;
  • Looking at the training, record and other incidents with the police officer involved in your DUI arrest;
  • Reviewing the patrol car video, and all audio, data, or photographs involved in your DUI arrest;
  • Consulting with medical experts for certain defenses, or with DUI expert witnesses; and
  • Investigating every aspect of the case and pursuing all available challenges to the evidence in your Orange County DUI case.

Prosecutors in Orange County DUI cases are in some cases specially trained in prosecuting DUI cases.  This is especially true with felony DUI or in drug DUI cases.  They are aggressive in pushing for conviction and harsher consequences against you in your case. Our Orange County DUI law firm has to be equally aggressive in defending your rights and fighting for the best outcome possible in your case.

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Testimonials & Attorney Reviews

We have had many five star reviews and top ratings that clients have left for us on YelpAvvo (a lawyer rating site)Google, and elsewhere from clients helped by our law firm.

Rebecca N., from Yelp
Robert Miller was used by a friend of mine for a complicated DUI case and did a fantastic job, going above and beyond to ensure the best possible outcome.  I retained Robert’s services. He asked great questions to make sure he had all of the information necessary and was prompt and thorough on follow-up. In addition, he also included a memorandum that explained the situation to me for better understanding. Robert is professional, incredibly intelligent and not only a great attorney, but a great person to work with.
Rebecca N., from Yelp
Brett W., from Yelp
Strongly recommend Attorney Robert Miller for legal services. Robert is passionate about the law and representing his clients. He is approachable, extremely knowledgable and has a track record that is hard to beat. Kudos to Robert Miller & Associates!!!!
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Tom P., from Yelp
Robert Miller is an Attorney who goes above and beyond in representing clients. I found him to be very direct, straightforward, knowledgeable, and able to give extremely valuable insight. He is a caring professional and a winner!
Tom P., from Yelp
Lala L., Second Time DUI case, Los Angeles Superior Court, from Yelp
This is my 2nd time hiring Robert. He is very professional and his work ethics are superb. If you are looking to obtain an attorney to get the job done Robert Miller is your man. Robert has the understanding, patience and the communication skills that's needed and required when dealing with the Justice system. I came across a lot of attorneys ( 15 to be exact ) when I was seeking one that would be honest and could represent me to the fullest potential. Robert was the only one that spoke direct with out all the "Lawyer drama" or " Attorney antics". He is a real " Dude" that will get the job done!!!
Lala L., Second Time DUI case, Los Angeles Superior Court, from Yelp
Melissa P., from Yelp
Robert Miller is very professional and prompt at answering your questions. Options are explained with detail and care. Highly recommended if you or anyone needs legal DUI defense counsel.
Melissa P., from Yelp
Elizabeth O., from Yelp
I found Robert Miller to be both professional and approachable. He returned my calls quickly and answered my questions with confidence. I felt that he explored every option available to me and fought hard on my behalf. I would gladly recommend Robert Miller to anyone who needs top-notch legal counsel and specifically a great DUI defense attorney.
Elizabeth O., from Yelp
H. Johnston
When you make the biggest mistake of your life, you have no clue what to do or who to trust for advice. Let me help with one aspect: You can't do any better than Robert Miller as your attorney. He is knowledgeable, experienced, patient, and he will battle to get the best possible outcome for you. You'll receive tons of solicitations from random attorneys, but don't chance your future with some cut-rate attorney to maybe save a few bucks - call Robert right away and let him handle everything with the DMV and the Court and focus on putting your life in order. Ms. Johnston had a case that we handled to her satisfaction, with great results, eventually resulting in a dismissal of all charges by the court.
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Bobby K. Testimonial, from Avvo.com
Robert does a great job! He communicates with you every step of the way. Bottom line, he is looking for the best outcome for you. I highly recommend Robert. (Bobby K had a second time DUI in Orange County, and his case was successfully handled at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach.  We were able to avoid jail time for the second time DUI in his case.)
Bobby K. Testimonial, from Avvo.com
Melissa F. – Huntington Beach, CA
Robert Miller was not only quick to respond to us, but was very forthcoming with advice BEFORE we retained his services. He was not pressuring us or making us feel uncomfortable in any way. Once we retained Robert, he helped us with the entire case, making sure we understood all aspects of what we needed to do and what to expect. I hope to never need his services again, but if we do we would reach out to him without hesitation. I would recommend Robert to anyone and everyone needing an attorney. --Mel B.
Melissa F. – Huntington Beach, CA
Bri S. – Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Robert Miller was very informative, professional, and supportive through the duration of my case. I retained him the week after I got charged with a DUI and used his services for the next two years. He assisted me through the conviction, probation, termination of probation, and expungement. He always answered voicemails, responded to emails promptly, and explained all legal options clearly and thoroughly. I would recommend his services. - Bri S.
Bri S. – Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Kathleen M. – Laguna Niguel, CA
Robert Miller was thorough and professional. He was there to help me understand and guide me through the very difficult DUI process--always available by email, telephone or both. I highly recommend Robert for your legal needs.
Kathleen M. – Laguna Niguel, CA
Candy S. – Las Vegas, NV
Robert provided detail information regarding fraudulent dealership cost. I thank him for his hard work and dedication.
Candy S. – Las Vegas, NV
You owe it to yourself to work with the best Orange County DUI Attorney

Why Hire Us for Your Orange County DUI?

Our law firm focuses on DUI Defense, and we have obtained successful results in Orange County DUI cases. That includes Orange County DUI matters dismissed completely or reduced, and DMV hearings in Orange County DUI cases won for our clients.

The outcome of your DUI case depends on the facts of your case, your legal defenses, and the negotiations between the prosecutor and the defense attorney. There’s a significant difference between sentences imposed, even by the same judge, based upon facts presented by an experienced Orange County DUI Attorney who is well prepared and known by the court.

Our Mission: To deliver outstanding client service, to provide fulfilling careers and professional satisfaction for our people, and to achieve financial success so that we can reward ourselves, grow, and give back to the community.

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