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"The outcome was a favorable one, with the DUI being reduced and having no suspension or interlock ignition. I was thrilled with the results and incredibly thankful I chose him as my lawyer. To anyone facing a DUI charge, Francisco IS the best lawyer to represent you!"

Name Witheld Successfully reduced DUI charges

Wrongfully Accused of a Crime

"I highly recommend Mr. Duarte."

For a few months, I had an attorney who did absolutely nothing to help me out. Then I switched to Francisco Duarte, and things began to change. Long story short--Mr. Duarte's efforts got my charge dismissed. No trial, no "guilty plea." My case went away because of his efforts.

Name Witheld All charges were dropped

Latest Blog Posts

The Legal Limit is Not Really .08

October 31, 2016

The law defines the crime of driving under the influence (DUI/DWI) as driving with an alcohol concentration at .08 or higher. (See Male and Female BAC Chart.) We all know this. It is virtually impossible to miss the .08 signs on the side of the road, the TV public announcements, the motor-vehicle driving booklet, the...

Meaningful Jury Selection

October 31, 2016

Like a sporting match, a trial is a competition. Ultimately, there must be a winner and a loser; a hung jury is a tie, requiring a do-over. Competition, fear of failure, lack of education about juries, and other factors cause attorneys to focus on finding and striking those jurors that seemingly favor the opposing side....

DUI Victim’s Panels Raise Awareness and Promote Humane Perspective

October 31, 2016

Not too long ago a young man was sentenced to prison for the fatal death of a good man in a drunk driving incident. It was the young man’s first and only incident with the law, not even a traffic infraction in his 14-year driving history, which resulted in a tragic transformation for all. The...

Don’t Be Fooled, Field Sobriety Tests Do Not Measure Sobriety

October 31, 2016

The charge of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) requires proof that the driver was impaired or affected by alcohol consumption. This means that the quality and the quantity of the evidence must demonstrate that the driver’s mental or physical functions were impaired to safely operate and control a car.[1] Therefore, it is irrelevant to the...