Highest Rated San Diego DUI Lawyers Since 1978

DUI Charges

If you or a loved one is under investigation, arrested or charged with a DUI (driving under the influence) or DWI, you need an experienced DUI Attorney because there are direct and indirect consequences::

  • Large fines and penalties;
  • Driver’s license suspension or revocation;
  • Jail (and potentially state prison) sentence time;
  • Severe limitations on your current or future employment;
  • Higher insurance premium for your automobile(s); and,
  • Suspension, revocation or denial of a professional or occupational license.

If you are convicted of a DUI, you will have the conviction on your criminal record unless later expunged. Clearly, the penalties can be more severe if you have a prior DUI and this is your second in 10 years, or even have multiple DUI’s. If you are on probation for driving under the influence, DUI or DWI, the Court can make a ruling you are a “repeat offender” if there is ANY MEASURABLE ALCOHOL on your breath in sharp contrast to the normal .08 percent BAC that is needed to establish intoxication). If anyone was injured as a result of your DUI, the penalty can be even greater.

Selecting Your DUI Attorney

You can select a low priced attorney, but you probably know an attorney who charges less is likely to do less. At Spital & Associates, will take as much time as necessary and will work long and hard to level the playing field and fight for you if we are retained as your DUI lawyer. Our team of top DUI Lawyers has over 35 years of experience handling DUI cases in San Diego. Ask us for our military, student and senior discount, and we will take into consideration your limited finances if related to us.

Why We Care

Sam Spital is the Managing Attorney and he is passionate about finding winning solutions for clients. His associates share the same desire to work harder and smarter. Simply stated, our lawyers love what we do. At Spital & Associates, we have an unshakable belief in our client’s case; and, we are courageous and creative when presenting facts and the law to refute the charges or use persuasive arguments concerning your constitutional rights. We will search through the evidence in an endeavor to show the law enforcement officer violated an established procedure or policy and, therefore, acted inappropriately. Ultimately, our goal is to present a compelling case that you were wrongfully charged with the DUI when the evidence can support such a conclusion. .

We Get Fabulous Results

Whether yours is a first DUI, second or third DUI, our goal is to hit a home run and have the case dismissed. We will search for the opportunity to dismiss a case, but we do not stop there; if the matter can be reduced to “wet reckless driving” with no jail time or even “reckless driving, we want to change the outcome, as in the situation when a client had a prior DUI and we were able to dismiss the prior DUI so that our client was charged as a first-time offender and not with a second DUI. While attorneys cannot use their past success to predict results in your case we do have examples in which not only a strong defense was presented but we have brought forward an offense strategy as evidenced by the countless individuals who have written testimonials and five star online reviews.

We urge you to contact  Sam Spital at 619.583.0350 or send him an e-mail now for a free attorney consultation.


Main Offices
8880 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92108-1642
Telephone: 619.583.0350
Fax: 619-583-1850

Downtown Associate Office
Of Counsel – Bill O’Connell, Esq. 
110 West C Street, Suite 1300
San Diego, CA 92101-3978

Associates available from 7am to 9pmdaily.
Call 619.583.0350 or send us an e-mail.

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.


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