San Diego Driving Crimes

DUI charges are some of the most commonly charged offenses in the State of California.  Almost everyone has a friend that has suffered a DUI conviction.  Law Enforcement agencies across the State of California have invested huge amounts of resources and training into the prevention and enforcement of drunk driving laws.  Although drunk driving is a misdemeanor, it is far and away the most expensive misdemeanor conviction a person can suffer.  When aggregating the amount of money a person spends from beginning to end on a DUI charge, you must include bail, the hiring of an attorney, the fine if convicted (over $2000.00), the cost of completing the subsequent DUI education programs (3 month, 9 month, and even 18 month programs), the cost of “high-risk” DUI car insurance once the individual is allowed to drive again (often 300-400% more than regular car insurance), the cost of installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID), and the incidental costs of transportation while the license is suspended, the missed days of work when having to do the required Public Work Service, and the list goes on and on. An individual convicted of a DUI can realistically expect to pay $10,000.00 when all is said and done.

The Law Office of Sammer A. Zakhour is skilled in the cutting edge defenses of DUI charges.  The objective is always to successfully win the case. However, when that is not possible, Defense Attorney’s such as the one’s at Sammer A. Zakhour can drastically minimize the impact or penalty on the individual’s life.  This is accomplished by either pleading to a lesser charge or negotiating the actual penalties.  It is critical that a person charged with a DUI have a Criminal Defense firm that understands which defense arguments are viable and which ones are untenable garbage.  In reality, and contrary to popular belief, the highly complex, newfangled, and technical DUI defenses espoused by criminal defense attorneys rarely work.  The successful defense of a DUI consists of the same basic foundation of reasonableness in light of the actual facts. While the scientific and highly technical DUI defenses that have appeared within the past decade may work in extremely rare instances, they often require unreasonably expensive attorney retainers, unnecessary litigation, and a low probability of success.  In other words, the more money you spend on a Criminal Defense attorney in a DUI case has little to no bearing on the result of your case. The Law Office of Sammer A. Zakhour defend DUIs effectively and at a reasonable price compared to the industry standard.  With all the money one could potentially be forced to spend in penalties after the fact, the last thing a person wants to regret is blowing all of their money on a high-priced attorney and ending up with the same results as one that charged half as much, or even less.

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Client Testimonials

  • Excellence & professionalism

    Sam really helped out my family with an issue that was beyond frustrating. Sam gave us 100% and went above and beyond to make sure that our issue was resolved. I highly recommend Sam for his hard work and professionalism. He is a great lawyer and I will not hesitate to use him again if need be.

    – Gellerjt
  • An A+ lawyer that got me a GREAT deal

    Mr. Zakhour is an amazing attorney and a true professional. He provides great results and solves issues quickly. Sam did and excellent job with my case and I absolutely recommend his legal services. Thank you so much Sam for everything you did.

    – Richard
  • Knocked it out of the park

    Early this year I got a ticket.this was going to get my licence suspended. I called Mr. Sam he tell me not to worry. That he take care of it. A week later and some money's. The ticket was dismissed. He was the best.

    – Spencer
  • Sam is the man

    Mr Sam Zakhour is an outstanding lawyer. He fixed the situation I was having with my property manager with one phone call. I've never had a lawyer who so motivated to help out his clients. He's knowledgeable, understanding, and a cool dude. I high recommend using Mr Zakhour if you are having a legal issue. He goes above and beyond.

    – Matt S.
  • An amazing attorney

    There really isn't enough good things I can say about Sam Zakhour. He is extremely professional, easy to talk to, and treats every case as his number one priority. Mr. Zakhour has always been honest and straight forward with me which is something I greatly appreciate and allows me to feel comfortable and confident in every matter I entrust him with. I was very happy and grateful with the way he handled my case and he made sure I was taken care of. I could not have asked for anything else.

    – Shawn