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Welcome to San Diego County DUI Law Center's California Drunk Driving Defense Resources



  If arrested for a San Diego DUI, you need a Top-Rated San Diego DUI defense lawyer. San Diego California DUI criminal attorney Rick Mueller is a highly specialized San Diego DUI & DMV defense lawyer who personally & aggressively handles your entire San Diego DUI problem.

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Complete, worry-free San Diego DUI information shows you California drunk driving laws, California DUI penalties, San Diego DUI police evidence, saving your California or out of state driver's license, DMV suspensions & hearings, what must be done within 10 days of a San Diego DUI arrest, San Diego DUI courts & DMV, San Diego DUI courts, San Diego DUI breath test defenses, San Diego DUI blood test defenses, avoiding a San Diego DUI, military base DUI, San Diego DUI expungement, San Diego DUI attorney & lecturer Rick Mueller's exclusive drunk driving defense biography with extensive experience since 1983, why you need a premier San Diego DUI Specialist attorney, and what is now important to do next.

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Please first take a few minutes to complete a Free San Diego DUI Evaluation to (a) find out your best San Diego DUI strategy, (b) keep you driving and (c) immediately receive helpful emails & a proposal from San Diego DUI lawyer Rick Mueller to handle your case. Or call Rick now on his cell phone at (619) 218-2997.

What you must do within 10 days of being arrested

If you need to save your California or state driver's license or privileges, your San Diego DUI defense lawyer has only ten (10) calendar days to contact San Diego DMV to schedule a hearing! Do not schedule yourself because if you contact San Diego DMV to schedule an administrative per se hearing date conflicting with your San Diego DUI defense attorney's calendar, DMV will not reschedule, meaning you may not get the San Diego DUI lawyer of your choice. There is no rush as long as your chosen San Diego DUI attorney contacts or serves DMV by the tenth day from your San Diego drunk driving arrest or your pink DMV order of suspension served on you after a San Diego DUI detention. San Diego California DMV attorney Rick Mueller has a video showing other San Diego DUI lawyers how to carefully attack & knock out just a single DMV issue (and there are many complicated DMV sub-issues) to save your driving privilege in order for you to avoid the reissue fee and/or the filing of an SR-22 Proof of Insurance Certificate.

Who is San Diego California DUI Lawyer Rick Mueller?



As San Diego's DMV Guru, San Diego DUI attorney Rick Mueller has successfully saved the driving privileges of many happy clients. San Diego Drunk Driving lawyer Rick Mueller dedicates 100% of his law practice to vigorously defending those accused of a DUI in San Diego county.

Rick is the only San Diego DUI lawyer who is the Editorial Consultant for the most comprehensive reference book for California DUI law, California Drunk Driving Law, the book known as California's Bible of DUI Defense. Rick is a Specialist member of the California DUI Lawyers Association, and a member of the National College for DUI Defense & the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Rick Mueller is the attorney for the San Diego County DUI Law Center, a Professional Corporation, which focuses on California DUI and DMV law. He has been in practice since 1983 and received his Juris Doctor degree from Chicago Kent College of Law.

Rick taught at the Mexican American Bar Association's annual DUI seminar at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.
Rick recently lectured on Advanced Strategies and Tactics for Handling California DMV APS Cases at the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice Annual Rules of the Road DUI Seminar, in Rancho Mirage. Rick has been a featured Speaker at numerous DUI / DMV seminars in San Diego County in the last several years and is frequently chosen to deliver lectures on the subject of defending driving under the influence cases and DMV hearings. Rick regularly speaks at Strategies in Handling DUI Cases seminars, and has spoke at the DUI & Drug Defense seminar, the Bar Association's Drunk Driving - DMV seminars, and the California Public Defenders' DUI training seminars.

Well-known and highly respected attorney Rick Mueller specializes exclusively in California DUI and DMV law. With extensive experience and valuable resources, Rick has earned a reputation in California for successfully representing DUI / drunk driving clients and is considered to be among the best DUI defense lawyers in San Diego.

Rick's knowledge is often sought out by other criminal defense attorneys in San Diego who take on DUI cases. Rick stays on the cutting edge of DUI / DMV issues in San Diego California drunk driving defense cases by keeping up with current California DUI laws, the latest California drunk driving case rulings, DUI science literature, national & California state legal treatises, and scholarly articles written in the area of San Diego California DUI / drunk driving defense.

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Your San Diego DUI


San Diego California DUI lawyer Rick Mueller understands how devastating an arrest for a San Diego DUI - driving under the influence of alcohol and / or drugs can be. You may have had your license taken away and / or served a pink DMV order of suspension, had you vehicle impounded, and spent the night in San Diego County jail.

You may face loss of employment, family repercussions, San Diego County Jail custody, loss of your driving privilege, huge fines, California DUI alcohol program, a vehicle ignition interlock device, vehicle impound/forfeiture, community service, trash detail, DMV hassles, high California DUI insurance rates, . You may be worried, suffering from unnecessary anxiety, and seek immediate help. You may not know what to do, how to do it, or what to do first. You really want sincere solutions to your San Diego DUI. Proper San Diego DUI help is here.

A San Diego DUI / Drunk Driving conviction can result in loss of reputation, costly fines, attendance at alcohol or education classes, suspension or revocation of your license, stigma, and increase in and / or cancellation of automobile insurance, installation of an ignition interlock device in your car, and, in perhaps, jail or prison. In San Diego California, where drivers must use freeways, and public transportation is generally lacking, losing the privilege to drive can ruin a person's employ or career, not to mention one's personal life.

San Diego DUI lawyer Rick Mueller personally handles every San Diego drunk driving case with the needed care and attention you deserve. Initially, Rick can immediately show you how to get your hard copy California driver's license back today and successfully help you get your driver's license suspension stayed (stopped) pending resolution of the DMVstop 'n snatch / administrative per se hearing. You will be free to drive anywhere in San Diego & elsewhere: to work, school, and other personal places you like to go to.

Rick will personally do a thorough San Diego DUI defense investigation & DUI discovery process, including Rick's personal review of each and every document, police report, DMV DS 367 sworn Officer's Statement, San Diego DUI test record, San Diego DUI witness statements, and your version of events by you completing the critical free San Diego DUI attorney Evaluation. San Diego DUI / Drunk Driving lawyer Rick Mueller will undoubtedly strive to successfully achieve the best possible outcome for you!

How can you know if you found a qualified San Diego California DUI Lawyer for yourself?


Various types of lawyers handle San Diego drunk driving cases, including public defenders, general practitioners, criminal defense lawyers, and DUI Specialist attorneys

Some excellent questions to begin asking when searching for a San Diego California DUI lawyer are:

" What are his/her California DUI attorney's qualifications?

" Is he/she a Specialist member of the California DUI Lawyers Association?

" How long has he/she been a member of the National College for DUI Defense?

" Does he/she teach other attorneys in San Diego how to handle DUI cases?

" Is he/she a Contributing Editor to the Bible for California DUI Defense - California Drunk Driving Law?

" Was he/she recently asked to be a Contributing Editor/Author to the hottest/best-selling DUI book: Attacking and Defending Drunk Driving Tests?

" Does he/she maintain a library of DUI materials, books, manuals, studies, memos, points & authorities and documents solely designed to help a person accused of a San Diego County DUI?

" How much of his/her practice is DUI Defense?

" Is he/she quick and thorough when responding to emailed questions or concerns?

Whether or not you ultimately end up hiring a San Diego California DUI & DMV Defense Lawyer Specialist with this much experience, it is a smart idea to look closely at the credentials of a California DUI Lawyer Specialist in this highly complex field.

San Diego County Public Defender?


If you think you can get a Public Defender, think again. If you have a job or assets, you simply do not qualify. If you apply for a Public Defender, you will have to swear under oath. If you do meet the financial eligibility criteria for a public defender for the Criminal Court side of your DUI case: (a) public defenders do not handle DMV matters; and (b) your court appointed attorney will not be available to discuss your DUI case with you until they have been officially appointed by the Judge no sooner than the date of your first court appearance, or arraignment. Being that the 10 day grace period for requesting a DMV Licensing Hearing would have already lapsed, it is strongly recommended that you retain a qualified and proven a San Diego DUI Attorney Specialist to represent your quasi-civil matter with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

US Mail Privacy Warning: San Diego Attorneys Mail You "DUI" Mail After Your Arrest!

You may be feeling a little down. It gets more depressing when you see your mail.

Don't want persons living at your home to know you were arrested? Hurry home.
Why? San Diego attorneys send "Jail Mail."

Some San Diego lawyers pay $ for your name and address. They solicit you with outdated, invasive, and unreliable "DUI" letters.

Your mail box gets filled with embarrassing words printed on the envelopes:

"DUI"
"Drunk Driving"
"Arrested"
"Former Prosecutor"
"Court-related "
"DMV"
"Legal Advertisement"
"Urgent"
"Law Offices"
"Attorney"

If you are looking for a cheap lawyer, you may want to read some Junk Mail. (Coupons & rebates are enclosed in some letters.)

On the other hand, for obvious reasons, you probably want to retain the best San Diego DUI & DMV Defense Lawyer you can afford.

Remember: Good San Diego lawyers are not cheap. Cheap San Diego lawyers are usually not any good.

And whether or not the lawyer or attorney sending mail in San Diego are really DUI lawyers or DUI attorneys is an important Question.

[Please note: San Diego DUI attorney Specialist Rick Mueller does not compete with these solicitation mail lawyers.]

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