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Have you or someone you know been arrested for a drunk driving offense? The Law Office of John Karas is proud to represent individuals who have been arrested for driving under the influence. Whether you have failed a Standardized Field Sobriety Test, refused to take a chemical test (which resulted in the suspension of your license), or were charged with a DUI, John stands ready to make sure your rights are protected. Working with a skilled criminal defense lawyer will be crucial to minimizing the impact that an arrest can have on your life.

With national campaigns warning against driving under the influence, law enforcement agents are aggressively prosecuting those suspected of alcohol-related offenses. Unfortunately, this often results in wrongful arrests, mishandled cases, and a variety of other mistakes that can put an accused individual’s rights and freedoms in jeopardy.

Because of the way that DUI crimes are treated in the state of California, the consequences of a conviction can have far-reaching effects on an individual’s life. Thus affecting employment opportunities, residency, finances, and a person’s most basic rights and freedoms. At The Law Office of John Karas, we understand the full effects that a conviction could have on your life. John Karas is a highly respected DUI Defense lawyer, and knows what it takes to build a strong, effective defense against the charges you are facing.

Alcohol-related Offenses

There are a wide range of alcohol-related charges that individuals can face, all of which carry potentially devastating consequences if an individual is convicted. Make sure you have the representation necessary to protecting yourself and your future when facing the following alcohol offenses:

  • DUI Defense LawyerDriving under the Influence (DUI)
  • DUI with a Child Passenger
  • Boating under the Influence (BUI)
  • Felony DUI
  • DUI Assault
  • DUI Manslaughter

Whether it is for a first or a repeat offense, if you have been arrested and charged with an DUI related crime, you need an experienced DUI Defense lawyer in your corner fighting for you.

Protecting Your License

When a person is arrested for an alcohol-related driving offense in the state of California, they frequently risk losing their license. Unfortunately, being unable to legally drive can have serious effects on your life, including making it difficult, if not impossible, to get to and from work. Fortunately, there are ways you can protect your license or retain the right to drive legally, including:

  • Driver’s License Hearings
  • Administrative License Revocation (ALR)
  • Occupational Driver’s Licenses

While there are things that can be done to protect your license, you only have a limited amount of time to take action, making it critical to get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible.

If you’ve made the mistake of having one too many drinks before getting behind the wheel, there is a likelihood of getting charged with a DUI. An officer may have you do a field sobriety test or blow into a breathalyzer to test your blood alcohol content (BAC) if they pull you over. You may go to jail and have a DUI on your record if you exhibit clear signs of intoxication or your BAC is above the legal limit.

While a DUI is definitely not an ideal situation, there are options at hand to help you. When you use the right strategies post-DUI, you can minimize the negative impacts that this situation will have on your future. You need a top-notch DUI Defense Lawyer like John Karas.

You only have 10 days to save your license, call us today!


 Areas of Law:


Felony and Misdemeanor

  • DUI including DMV Hearings
  • Drug Offenses
  • Burglary
  • Domestic Violence
  • Theft
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Dangerous/Lethal Weapons
  • Assault & Battery
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Vandalism/Malicious Mischief
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Probation/Parole Violation



  • Criminal
  • Civil


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San Bernardino County

Orange County

San Diego County

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