What Drunk Driving/DUI Charges Can I Face?


  • OWI – operating while intoxicated
  • DWI – driving while intoxicated

“Per Se Offense” – The per se offense is defined as driving with an excessive BAC (that of .08% or greater). The defendant can, and usually will, be charged with both offenses. The individual, however, will only receive penalties for one of the charges.

If you refuse to take a chemical test, only the first offense can be charged due to lack of evidence on the per se charge. However, this is not recommended, as your penalty will be steeper if you choose not take to a chemical test.

If you have been arrested for drunk driving, driving under the influence, DUI or DWI in Los Gatos, Campbell, San Jose, Cupertino, or Santa Clara, your case will benefit greatly with the experienced legal advice and assistance of a specialized Los Gatos drunk driving lawyer or Los Gatos DUI attorney. Call the experienced DUI attorneys of Anchor Law Group at (408) 500-5280 to begin protecting your rights TODAY….