The Cromwell Law Offices
620 Newport Center Drive 11th FL
Newport Beach, Ca. 92660
Tele: 949-715-1013 Mobile: 714-404-9622
Fax: 949-715-9316





Experienced Criminal Lawyer


California DUI Laws

California has two basic drunk driving laws, found in Vehicle Code section 23152, sections (a) and (b):

  • 23152(a) It is a misdemeanor to drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
  • 23152(b) It is a misdemeanor to drive with .08% or more of alcohol in your blood.

Answers to the 20 questions most frequently asked by those arrested for DUI, from the attorney who wrote the legal textbook "Drunk Driving Defense, 5th edition".

Basic DUI Law
Verbatim presentation of the basic misdemeanor DUI law, California Vehicle Code sections 23152.


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Practice Area Overview  

Drug Crimes

DUI defense, DMV hearings, and Vehicle Code Violations

Criminal Law

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Civil Litigation

Domestic Violence
Business Law
Third Strike Crimes
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The Cromwell Law Offices Established in 1990, The Cromwell Law Offices is a general practice law firm that focuses on the following: Business Law Including business organization, transactions, contracts, and litigation. Criminal Defense Including DUI drunk driving, drug crimes, burglary, sex offenses, domestic violence, and any other felony or misdemeanor crime. Family Law If you are looking for an experienced California attorney who gets results for his clients, contact us today. We not only offer skilled legal counsel, we also provide personal service.

We return your calls promptly and handle your case personally. When you hire the Cromwell Law Offices, you receive your attorney's personal cell phone number. Over the years, our founder, Attorney H.R. Ted Cromwell, has earned a reputation as an excellent negotiator and an aggressive litigator who treats every client with dignity and respect.

It is extremely important to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer when you are charged with a DUI drunk driving offense. If you do not act promptly, you may loose your right to a hearing and your driver's license will be automatically suspended. Your legal problems might really start ? the punishment for a first offense of driving on a suspended license will earn you a minimum of ten days in jail.

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At the Cromwell Law Offices, we are known for providing excellent personal service to our clients. We return calls promptly and keep you informed of every development in your case.


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We know the law, and we know the courts and the judges. We will explain each step of the process in clear language anyone can understand. We'll give you our best legal advice about whether to accept a plea bargain or go to trial. In the end, it's you're decision.

DISCLAIMER: The information included on this Website is not legal advice. No Attorney-Client relationship is formed by the use of any information found on this Website, or the submission of information via any form on this Website. The statements included in this Website are intended to provide you a basic background of the criminal process. Criminal laws are state specific and are constantly changing. Any information on this website should not be relied upon without consulting an attorney who is licensed to practice in the jurisdiction of your legal matter. The firm's attorneys are of counsel associates who are licensed to practice in their respective states. Consultation is provided by California licensed attorney or case manager. Because the statements on this Website only provide educational information, it does not constitute any guarantee or prediction to the outcome of your case.