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Providing DUI Defense for Costa Mesa

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Costa Mesa DUI Attorney

The Costa Mesa Police Department maintains a vigorous DUI enforcement program which has been consistently recognized by Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers.  They routinely set up sobriety checkpoints and engage in saturation patrolling in and around areas where nightclubs and bars are popular within the city.  The Costa Mesa Police vehicles are equipped with video units which record the traffic stop, your field sobriety tests and the administration of your breath tests.  These video tapes can provide an experienced DUI defense attorney with important information to challenge police procedures in your case.

Barry T. Simons has been defending clients arrested in Costa Mesa for decades. Mr. Simons and his legal team have amassed an enormous amount of knowledge pertaining to contemporary DUI case law, and this has enabled the Law Office of Barry T. Simons to establish itself as one of the leading DUI defense firms in the Southern California region. We pursue a wide-ranging strategy that takes into consideration all aspects of the client’s case. 

DUI cases involve a number of components that must be carefully analyzed to ensure that the facts presented by the prosecution have been assembled fairly, accurately, and competently. Methods of determining sobriety tend to be highly subjective, and field tests often fail to stand up to scrutiny. There are scientific studies that have shown that police officers often make serious errors when appraising the sobriety of drivers.


What You Need to Know About Your Costa Mesa Arrest

Once you have been arrested for driving under the influence, you have only ten days to hire legal representation and schedule a hearing so you can present your defense in at the DMV. If you fail to act within that time-frame, your license will be suspended for a minimum of (4) months to a maximum of (3) years depending upon the number of priors convictions or administrative suspensions that you have, whether your under 21, if your on probation or if you refused a test.  An experienced DUI lawyer can reduce the amount of your actual suspension in most cases up to 75%

It’s important not to wait for the last minute to secure representation, as your Costa Mesa DUI lawyer will require as much time as possible to prepare a good defense for you. The legal team at the Law Office of Barry T. Simons can act quickly when necessary, but it’s best to give us time to collect evidence and build a case.

Discovery Items

Costa Mesa Police Department has Patrol Videos and Digital Audio Recordings (DAR).  This allows your attorney to comprehensively review everything that you said and everything that the officer did including whether they properly conducted your field sobriety tests, properly advised you of your rights and properly administered your breath test.  These video reviews can lead to important defenses in your case which could dramatically effect the results!  




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Orange County DMV Office

790 The City Drive, Suite 420, Orange, CA 92868

Costa Mesa Courthouse

Harbor Justice Center

4601 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, CA 92660


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By Barry T. Simons: “It is my honor and privilege to fight for my clients; challenge unjust laws; protect our Constitution and to be a thorn on the side of injustice”.

By Barry T. Simons: “It is my honor and privilege to fight for my clients; challenge unjust laws; protect our Constitution and to be a thorn on the side of injustice”.