Joshua Tree DUI/DWI Defense

After a DUI (driving under the influence) arrest in the Joshua Tree area, you need a local DUI attorney with experience in the Joshue Tree Superior Court and, if you were stopped on federal land, the United States District Court (located in Black Rock).

Attorney Joseph T. Rhea has been working in the Joshua Tree Superior Court for a decade. Attorney Rhea has been named top DUI Lawyer of the Year by Palm Springs Magazine and has tried and defended over a thousand DUI/DWI cases. The judges, district attorneys, and United States attorneys all know Attorney Rhea as an aggressive advocate for his clients.

VISITORS AND MILITARY: Attorney Rhea can usually appear in court for your DUI without you having to be there. California law allows most DUI/DWI defendants to appear through their lawyer under Penal Code Section 977. In federal court (United States District Court), Attorney Rhea can appear for you pursuant to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 43.

 

 

DUI on Federal Land

The United States government does not have any DUI laws of its own. United States District Courts located in California thus “borrow” California state law when prosecuting DUIs that occur on federal land in California. While federal courts are the same everywhere in the United States, when charged with a DUI on federal land in California, it is important to hire a DUI attorney familiar with both federal procedure and California DUI law.

Call Joshua Tree Criminal Defense Attorney Joseph T. Rhea at (760) 327-3711 to schedule a free consultation.

Joseph T. Rhea is also the only criminal defense trial attorney in the state of California with a doctorate from Harvard University. Mr. Rhea is a former Deputy Public Defender and his legal career has been devoted to criminal defense. Some of his recent successes can be viewed in Past Results. Every case is unique, and Mr. Rhea will work with you personally to mount the best possible defense. Some recent DUI/DWI case results include:

I. Driving Under the Influence

  • Client charged with DUI causing Death — No Jail.
  • Client charge with DUI on Federal Land — Dismissed.
  • Client charged with .12 blood alcohol DUI, Dismissed for Speedy Trial Violation
  • Client charges with .09 blood alcohol DUI, Dismissed for Serna violation.
  • Client charged with .16 blood alcohol DUI, Dismissed for Ingersoll Violation.
  • Client charge with .16 blood alcohol DUI — Dismissed (excessive time to blood draw).
  • Client charged with.11 blood alcohol DUI — Hung Jury, plead to infraction of speeding, $300 fine.
  • Client charged with DUI with accident — Jury verdict, “NOT GUILTY”.
  • Client charged with .18 — Dismissed on suppression motion.
  • Client charged with .10 blood alcohol DUI — Plead to infraction of coasting, $100 fine.
  • Client charge with DUI causing Death and Great Bodily Injury (passenger) — No Jail.
  • Client charged with Second Time DUI — Plead to infraction of speeding, $250 fine.
  • Client charged with .24 blood alcohol DUI — Dismissed for Serna violation.
  • Client charged with .14 blood alcohol DUI — Plead to coasting, $100 fine.

Call Joshua Tree Criminal Defense Attorney Joseph T. Rhea at (760) 327-3711 to schedule a free consultation.

Avoid hiring a Los Angles DUI firm to appear in Joshua Tree. Los Angeles firms almost always subcontract with other attorneys to make Joshua Tree DUI appearances. When you hire Attorney Joseph T. Rhea, Mr. Rhea will defend your Joshua Tree case personally. Attorney Rhea also promptly returns calls and emails, so you will not be forced to wait around with unanswered questions or concerns.  Attorney Joseph Rhea will work with you to mount the best defense.

California Vehicle Code Sections

More information about specific California Vehicle Code Sections:

Vehicle Code Section 23152(a) — Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
Vehicle Code Section 23152(b) — Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
Vehicle Code Section 23153 — DUI with Injury
Vehicle Code Section 12500 — Driving without a License
Vehicle Code Section 14601 (a) — Driving on a Suspended License
Vehicle Code Section 14601 (a) — Driving on a Suspended License
Vehicle Code Section 20001 (a) — Felony Hit & Run
Vehicle Code Section 20002 (a) — Misdemeanor Hit & Run
Vehicle Code Section 23140 — Under 21 DUI
Vehicle Code Section 23222(b) — Possession of Marijuana While Driving
Vehicle Code Section 23572 — DUI & Minor Passenger Under 14

Call Joshua Tree DUI Attorney Joseph T. Rhea at (760) 327-3711 to schedule a free consultation.