858-805-5772  /  619-753-3235


San Diego DUI Attorney & Criminal Attorney

At Ross Law Center we believe “Experience Counts.”

Attorney Vincent Ross is a San Diego criminal defense attorney who practices exclusively criminal defense law only. The law offices of Ross Law Center has handled hundreds of cases in Mr. Ross’s 27 plus years of experience. Mr. Ross is a pillar of the legal community and graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law,  and has defended hundreds of clients (including Police officers, CHP, Sheriffs, Border Patrol Agents , Swat, and the Department of Defense) accused of violating criminal laws in California.  Mr. Ross’s local experience for nearly 30 years is a crucial advantage to anyone who is charged with a crime in San Diego County. Ross Law center offers and delivers experienced and aggressive criminal defense representation in all areas of criminal defense throughout the San Diego County Courts.

Don't Be Fooled By DUI & Criminal Attorneys

Please don’t be fooled by other law firms’ unscrupulous tactics who promise to make all the appearances personally only to send an “appearance lawyer” to court to handle your case.  At Ross Law Center attorney Vincent Ross handles each case personally and we take the time to handle each case diligently and we put that in writing! If your paying for a lawyer the last thing you need to worry about is who is going to court to fight for you and to protect you and your rights.  At Ross Law Center we want each client to feel as though there case is the most important case we have because it is.  Each client will have the attorneys office number, private cell phone, and private email because we understand things don’t always happen between 9 and 5.  We are available nights and weekends for your convenience.  If you can find another lawyer willing to do all that and has nearly 30 years of experience in San Diego County then hire them.


Why Our History is Based on Success and Integrity

For over 27 years, the attorneys at Ross Law Firm have provided criminal defense services of the highest caliber. We have successfully resolved extremely complex cases and our track record is above reproach. Judges, prosecutors and other legal professionals in San Diego & North County San Diego and all of the surrounding areas, respect our attorneys and hold them in the highest regard. Our dedication to ethical standards and integrity have earned us the respect of our peers. During each criminal case, we make it a point to work hand in hand with the client as well as their family members to make sure everyone is on the same page. Contact our firm immediately if a friend or loved one has been arrested. When a person is charged with a crime, it is up to our firm to meet with them and conduct a confidential, free consultation. This helps our client understand their options and take the necessary action to make sure their rights are protected.

Every attorney in our office strives to provide honest legal advice and aggressive representation while continuing to communicate with our clients regularly. Each of clients receives a written retainer agreement, that details the services that will be rendered and an estimation of the total cost of our services. We make sure each communication is acknowledged. Phone calls, emails and texts are answered or returned as soon as humanly possible. At Ross Law Center, our entire staff knows and understands the value of communication.

Being charged with a crime results in difficulties for both the defendant and their family. Dealing with the courts, both in court and meeting with the attorneys can be strenuous and overwhelming. It can be extremely difficult to find the right attorney especially an attorney who you can trust and feel confident in. Deciding on an attorney is an important decision and should be carefully made. The right attorney knows the law and will protect your legal and constitutional rights both in and out of the courtroom.

San Diego DUI Attorney

Call Ross Law Center when you are first arrested we always treat you with respect, and are prepared to thoroughly explore your options for obtaining the best possible results.

By immediately contacting a diligent criminal defense attorney, you can obtain important counsel on how to avoid self-incriminating statements and other traps that might compromise your case.

In your defense, we methodically assess the circumstances of the case and the criminal charges you face, and advise you on all practical defense options.

Our attorneys review evidence that has been collected, and seek additional evidence that may assist your case. This may involve a private investigation, interviewing witnesses, and obtaining other useful evidence that supports your defense.

The defense teams of Ross Law Center can provide aggressive representation in criminal DUI cases. Labor unions, business executives, professional athletes and drivers choose our attorneys when they want to receive the best possible results from their legal case.

The DUI Experts at our San Diego law firm have committed themselves to defending criminal cases of all kinds, including DUI's. They are eager to take on any DUI case ranging from first time offenders to drunk driving charges at a felony level that have resulted in considerable damage or death. It can be very embarrassing for a professional to face a DUI charge. Any charge can devastate a person's career and home life. If you find yourself in trouble with the law, you need someone on your side who is non-judgmental and able to give you sound legal advice. You need someone who can beat the charge and help you get back on track. The attorneys at Ross Law Center can help. We have over 27 years of legal experience dealing with hard to win cases.

Your life can be dramatically changed if you receive a DUI conviction. DUI convictions involve hefty penalties and fines, including the revocation or suspension of your driving privileges, probation, increased insurance premiums, drug and alcohol classes and the possibility of jail time.

It is your legal right to argue your DUI charges and possible revocation of your driving privileges. It is important to have a highly qualified DUI attorney to protect your rights and help argue your case. With years of experience, each of our criminal attorneys are capable of handling a variety of drunk driving offenses throughout Southern California. Each case is carefully scrutinized to determine what possible criminal defenses may be used to best argue your case.

Whenever an attorney from the Ross Law Center takes on a DUI case, they are opposed by both the local law enforcement agencies and the government. As experienced civil rights attorneys, we are used to dealing with the government. We have helped to define the law that guides how private citizens and law enforcement officers interact with one another.

Contact our office today at 858-805-5772 to receive a FREE DUI consultation. We can help you find out which defense strategy is best for your individual case.

What Do You Do If You've Been Arrested For A DUI in San Diego?

If you have been arrested for drunk driving, the complex process will spark a multitude of questions. Is there jail time involved? Will I be able to drive? Is this going to be expensive? What is an arraignment? Do I have to attend a DMV Hearing? Can a DUI charge be beaten in San Diego? Do I need a criminal defense attorney? It is important to know your rights and having a qualified attorney will help you answer each of these questions before your scheduled court hearing.

An experienced San Diego DUI attorney can make a big difference in guiding your case in a positive direction. Our DUI attorneys make it a point to take the time that is needed to answer all of your questions. They will offer you sound advice and, with the use of their knowledge and expertise, provide you with the best defense possible to win your case.

By visiting our website, you can read our Blog and find more information on many topics associated with DUI charges. The following DUI information and details about the DUI process in California will help you get started. Feel free to contact our DUI Law Firm in Southern California to receive a free consultation. At the appointment we will carefully go over your individual case.

More Information: Arrest for Driving Under the Influence DUI General Information

DUI Arraignment

Your initial court appearance following a DUI charge and arrest is called an arraignment. At the arraignment hearing, your charges will be discussed and a plea will need to be entered. You can plead guilty, not guilty or no contest. You also have the right to challenge the charge. If this is your choice, you must plead not guilty and allow the court to schedule a trial. Without an attorney, an arraignment hearing can be a frustrating and confusing. If this is your first arrest, having a DUI attorney at your side can relieve the stress and frustration as well as protect your rights.

Avoiding the Loss of Your California Driving Privileges

During a DUI arrest, the officer will more than likely confiscate your driver's license, give you a temporary license and a notice of suspension. After 30 days, your license will then be suspended with the possibility of it being extended for six additional months. Refusing a Breathalyzer when you are arrested can result in an immediate one year suspension of your driver's license. The suspension can increase from 2 to 10 additional years if you have any prior DUI convictions. It is important to know that suspensions issued by the DMV will apply regardless of whether or not DUI charges are dismissed or lowered.

An administrative DMV hearing can be requested within 10 days of your arrest if you wish to dispute the suspension of your license. One of our attorneys can attend the hearing with you to help you fight to keep your driver's license.

Asking for a DMV Hearing

If you would like to request a DMV Hearing, either you or your attorney should call the DMV Driver's Safety Office before the end of the 10 day period. The request for a hearing must be within 10 days of your DUI arrest. Hiring a qualified DUI attorney will help you get through the DMV Hearing Process and make sure your rights are protected.

Losing your license to a DUI charge can be devastating. It can result in hardships for both your family and your job. Our attorneys are committed to lessening the possible impact on your family and livelihood. By avoiding license suspension, we can help keep you from losing your job as well as enable you to make sure your family has everything they need. California DUI criminal attorneys work hard to make sure your rights are protected during a DMV Hearing. 

If you do not request the DMV Hearing in a timely fashion, you will waive your right to be heard and your driving privileges will be suspended at some point within the next 30 days. This also applies for individuals who have an out of state license. The suspension will go into effect in the state from which the license was issued.

More Information: DUI Arrest DMV Administrative Hearings 

Penalties for DUI Charges

In California, a DUI charge can result in possible jail time, the suspension of driving privileges, hefty fines and court costs. For a first time offender, a misdemeanor offense can result in extensive penalties. This includes a possible loss of driving privileges for at least 6 months, 6 months jail time, fines up to $1,000 and drug and alcohol classes for the next 3 to 9 months. Individuals who have prior DUI charges and convictions will face much higher penalties.

DUI Penalty Charge for San Diego
Lookback Period: 10 years (Period of time that prior DUIs are relevant for sentencing)

More Information: DMV Website for DUI Penalties

How to Avoid a Criminal DUI Conviction in San Diego

A prosecuting attorney will try and convince you that he or she has an airtight case. This is not always accurate. You have many criminal defenses you can use to defend yourself from the DUI charge. A highly trained San Diego DUI lawyer will be able to look at your case and choose the best defense possible. Each of our attorneys is dedicated to arguing your case and preventing a conviction.

DUI Charges in San Diego:

• No probable cause to make the traffic stop

• Mishandling of evidence on an administrative level (procedures involving breathalyzer and blood tests)

• Individuals ability to pass field sobriety tests

• Violations involving a person's Miranda rights

• Illegal arrest or detainment

• Not enough evidence to support the charge

The above defenses may apply to your case. If you have been charged with a DUI in San Diego, one of our experienced attorneys can evaluate your case and determine which defense is best suited to be used in fighting your charges. Any arrest is time sensitive. You should contact your attorney immediately after your arrest.

Call Ross Law Center promptly for a FREE DUI Consultation 858-805-5772. Our award-winning lawyers serve clients in San Diego & North County San Diego and other communities in San Diego County Region.

More Information About: 1st Time DUI, 2nd Time DUI, 3rd Time DUI

More Information: VEHICLE CODE SECTION 23152-23229.1

More Information: DUI Costs in San Diego

Locations We Service for DUI & Criminal Defense

Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas (Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Leucadia, Olivenhain), Escondido, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City, Oceanside. Poway. San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, Vista, 4S Ranch, Alpine. Ballena, Barrett Junction, Blossom Valley, Bonita, Bonsall, Borrego Springs, Bostonia, Boulevard, Camp Pendleton North, Camp Pendleton South, Campo, Canebrake, Casa de Oro-Mount Helix, Crest, Dehesa, Del Dios, De Luz, Descanso, Dulzura, Elfin Forest, Eucalyptus Hills, Fairbanks Ranch, Fallbrook, Fernbrook, Flinn Springs, Four Corners, Granite Hills, Guatay, Harbison Canyon, Harmony Grove, Hidden Meadows, Jacumba, Jamul, Julian, Kentwood-In-The-Pines, La Presa, Lake San Marcos, Lakeside, Lincoln Acres, Live Oak Springs, Manzanita Reservation, Mount Laguna, Oak Grove, Ocotillo Wells, Pala, Pauma Valley, Pine Hills, Pine Valley, Potrero, Rainbow, Ramona, Ranchita, Rancho San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe, Rincon, San Diego Country Estates, San Luis Rey, Santaluz, Santa Ysabel, Shelter Valley, Spring Valley, Tecate, Tierra del Sol, Valley Center, Warner Springs, Whispering Pines, Winter Gardens, Wynola


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750 B Street #3300
San Diego, CA 92101
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One of the best DUI attorneys in San Diego

If you are looking for an aggressive and experienced DUI attorney in San Diego then you go with Ross Law Center. I recommend them to anyone who is in DUI trouble in San Diego.

Written by: Law Office of Richard L. Poland

I highly recommend Ross Law center

Ross Law Center did a great job. They clearly answered all my questions and kept me informed of developments as my DUI case progressed, and quickly responded to all my questions. I highly recommend his firm to anyone in need.

Written by: Ron L.

I recommend Ross Law Center services

I highly recommend Ross Law Center for your criminal and DUI matters. Vincent experience and tenancity in the courtroom is someone you want on your side.

Written by: Jeff Voll - Los Angeles Criminal Attorney