Arrested in Mendocino County for a DUI?

Why Hire a Mendocino County DUI Lawyer

Here's why you should get help from a DUI lawyer to deal with the Mendocino County Courts & DMV:

You're about to face the District Attorney, a Judge, and the DMV.

Jake has lived in Northern California for over 45 years, graduated U.C. Davis, and U.C. Hastings Law School in San Francisco with top honors, and a former law clerk to a Federal Judge. He asks you to consider this:

  • A DUI is a serious criminal charge with jail, fines, suspended license, weekly DUI school, years of probation, and a criminal record.
  • The Mendocino County District Attorney who decides whether to charge you with a DUI in Ukiah is a Lawyer.
  • The Assistant Mendocino County District Attorney who argues a DUI case against you in Ukiah is a Lawyer.
  • The Mendocino County Judge who would sentence you for a DUI is a Lawyer.
  • Even Mendocino County law enforcement who arrested you have lawyers.

Shouldn't You Have a Lawyer on Your Side?

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NYPD to Google: Stop Posting DUI Checkpoint Locations on Waze App

The New York police department is very unhappy that Google’s Waze crowd sourcing navigation app allows users to post the locations of the NYPD’s DUI checkpoints. In a whiny demand letter dripping with frustration and misplaced legal expectations, NYPD’s acting deputy commissioner for legal matters complained that "The NYPD is focusing significant resources to DWI enforcement. including the use of vehicle checkpoints throughout the city…[but] has become aware that the Waze mobile application, a community-driven GPS navigation application owned by Google LLC, currently permits the public to report DWI checkpoints throughout New York City and map these locations on the application."

Then the acting legal affairs commissioner really steps in it when she goes on to "demand that Google…immediately remove this function from the Waze application” and “take every necessary precaution to ensure that GPS data of NYPD DWI checkpoints…is not uploaded or posted at a future time on the Waze Mobile application,, Google Maps," etc., threatening, without regard to the First Amendment, or a single court case to back her up, that individuals who post the locations of DUI checkpoints "may be engaging in criminal conduct since such actions could be intentional attempts to prevent and/or impair the administration of the DWI laws." See, NYPD Demand Letter.

Mendocino DUI lawyers would scoff at such imperiousness, if it weren’t so troubling that a supposed "legal affairs" police official, presumably tasked with advising the police on the intersection of law, ethics and public policy, would pen such a myopic, misguided extortion. Even a rookie beat cop knows that the government is prohibited from interfering with free speech.

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Expunge a Mendocino DUI Conviction

Mendocino DUI Lawyer Expungement

An Expungement of a past Mendocino County DUI Means You May Legally State You've Never Been Convicted of the DUI in Most Private Employment Situations.

Good people make mistakes; get the relief you deserve after your Mendocino DUI conviction is dismissed. An expungement can make a critical difference seeking employment, and may improve your position even if you still have to disclose with occupational licenses & certifications, college admissions, bank loans, immigration status and many other life advancements.

But the best Mendocino DUI lawyers know this: DUI expungement laws have changed and toughened, and different counties have different DUI expungement procedures, and typically there is only one chance to petition a Mendocino County court for this relief from a DUI conviction.

A smart, quick Mendocino DUI attorney like Jake can fully inform and prepare you, submit the correct DUI expungement forms with the proper language, and give you your best chance at successfully dismissing your case so you can legally not reveal a past DUI conviction.

Read More About the Benefits and Limitations of Mendocino DUI Expungements and Mendocino County DUI Lawyer Services in: Jake's Expungement Discussion.


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Dave Jake Schwartz is an Honors Graduate from UC Hastings Law School, and UC Davis, former Federal Judicial Clerk, and Nationally Qualified Sobriety Tests Practitioner. Member of the California Bar for 30 years, North Bay resident for over 20 years, handles only DUI cases, including thousands of North Bay DUIs and DMV hearings: first/multiple offenders, minors, seniors, tourists, undocumented immigrants, veterans, probation violations, suspended license, public intoxication, open container, minor in possession, child endangerment, collisions, hit and run, evading, resisting arrest.

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