Riverside County DUI/DWI Defense Lawyer Joseph W. Galasso
Riverside County DUI/DWI defense attorney Joseph W. Galasso, Esq. provides exceptional DUI, drug crimes defense and criminal defense services to his clients. Joseph has earned the respect of law enforcement, prosecutors (he was a prosecutor), and judges in Riverside County and beyond.
Being arrested for a DUI is a serious criminal charge. A conviction can have a significant negative impact on your occupation, finances and future. If you are an immigrant working on or planning on obtaining U.S. citizenship, you want to fight the charges to avoid a conviction at all costs. Anyone convicted of a DUI will face significant fines, years of drastically increased auto insurance rates, hours of drunk driving school, and community service.
Please contact Riverside County DUI defense attorney Galasso personally if you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI or other criminal charge. Attorney Galasso offers a FREE and confidential consultation to help you understand all your options and to ensure your constitutional rights are protected.
10 Days to Save Your Driver’s License
From the day of your arrest you have ONLY 10 DAYS to save your driver’s license from DMV suspension. A requested DMV hearing is your one chance to challenge the automatic suspension of your driver’s license.
A DUI arrest has two cases:
(1) – your driver’s license with the DMV, and,
(2) – your criminal case in the courts.
The DMV hearing, if requested by your attorney, will take place before your initial DUI court appearance. Joseph W. Galasso, an experienced Riverside County DUI defense attorney, can represent you at this hearing and will help you apply for a restricted license if necessary.
Most Riverside County individuals cannot earn a living or have any kind of normal life without the ability to legally drive. Contact Joseph quickly so he will have time to petition a DMV hearing.
Joseph W. Galasso Can Appear In Court For You
Joseph W. Galasso can handle the entire DUI case for you. In misdemeanor cases, Joseph can appear in court on behalf of his clients, who never need to personally appear in court. Not having to go appear in court can lessen your stress and anxiety and you can focus on your life, family and work. Riverside County DUI defense attorney Galasso keeps his clients updated following all court appearances and will keep you informed about what to expect next. If you have a felony DUI case where you must appear in court, Joseph will be right by your side. He will answer the court’s questions on your behalf and take the focus, pressure and anxiety off of you.
It is Possible to Defeat a DUI ?
Joseph W. Galasso has extensive experience defending those accused of DUI and has positive results in Riverside County and beyond. Attorney Galasso knows how to challenge the evidence in your drunk driving arrest. He will attempt to get the charges dismissed if police violated your rights. Joseph will examine police reports, the Intoxilyzer 3000 or 5000 results, the blood test (if taken), and field sobriety tests. Joseph will also investigate the police officer’s probable cause for the traffic stop. After 20 years in the courtroom, attorney Galasso knows which judges to avoid and where your best opportunity is to work out a possible deal. Fighting your DUI charges is always more advisable than pleading guilty.
Don’t Allow a DUI Arrest Ruin Your Life!
Have you been arrested for a DUI / DWI in Riverside County? Make sure your rights are protected and that you are treated fairly by hiring an experienced former ADA prosecutor as your Riverside County DUI defense attorney. Joseph leverages his reputation in the courtroom and with prosecutors, judges and law enforcement to your benefit. His two decades of experience and personal relationships often result in reduced or dismissed charges for his clients.
Know Your Rights! Get the Legal Counsel You Need. If you’ve been charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) you’re most likely feeling nervous and anxious. Being arrested, taken to jail, fingerprinted, and photographed is a frightening and disturbing process. Some clients report that they were treated unfairly. While we cannot undo what has happened — we can now make some smart moves other than immediately pleading guilty.
Immigration Consequences of a Criminal Conviction
A criminal conviction for a DUI, even if a first time DUI, will often complicated the immigration process, whether you’re in the immigration process or might be in the future. Attorney Galasso understands that some immigrants with multiple interactions with law enforcement are fearful of being deported. But not showing up or pleading guilty is not the best choice. If you fight and win without having a conviction, that often means you can remain in the United States instead of triggering a deportation hearing/order. It has never been more important than it is today to win your case if you are not a United States citizen. Experience counts. READ: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Immigration Consequences of a Criminal Conviction
Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious criminal charge that has horrible and negative consequences in other parts of your life. You could potentially:
- Forfeit your Driver’s License
- Pay skyrocketing auto insurance fees
- Be charged excessive fines
- Go to jail
- Miss out on future job opportunities
Riverside County DUI defense attorney Joseph W. Galasso
Your immediate Goals? Save your Driver’s License and stay out from behind bars.
For years, Joseph W. Galasso has been helping DUI / DWI defendants protect their rights and ensure fair treatment. The legal system is tricky, but with the right legal guidance, you’ll begin to understand the full implications of your situation and identify the steps you’ll need to take.
Did you know there are dozens of ways to challenge the charges you’re currently facing? When you consult with attorney Galasso, he will walk you through possible challenges. If one or more apply, he can help you formally raise the challenges, so your case is as strong as possible.
Plenty of lawyers just fill out forms and talk to the local ADA – the prosecuting attorney for the state. Often, that’s all they do! But in many cases, your best option is to fight the charges against you. If the facts of your case present opportunities, we should look carefully at a defense. Many times, Joe’s clients were arrested when they shouldn’t have been—and that’s where an experienced attorney can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case, your finances and your future.
Even if the case against you is solid and you feel as if you have no defense, there’s a lot that can be done to minimize the harsh punishments that the State can and will attempt to bring against you.
Joseph W. Galasso’s goal is straight-forward: to keep your record clear. He diligently strives to absolve you of all charges, prevent you from losing your license, and keep you from serving time behind bars.
You’ve Been Charged with Drunk Driving in Riverside County
No lawyer can guarantee that they’ll be successful defending a client as each case is unique and depends on many variables. For example, is the judge assigned to your case harsh or lenient on drunk driving offenses? Does the District attorneys’ assigned prosecuting attorney plan on going after you with both barrels – to make yet another DUI example? Frankly, there is just no way of predicting the obstacles you might be up against. Regardless of your situation, however, Joseph is often successful in making you case less severe, less expensive and keeping your life as normal as possible throughout the legal process.
When you engage attorney Galasso as your legal advocate, you have hired a highly skilled Riverside County DUI defense attorney who is fiercely passionate about protecting your rights and minimizing the fallout from these serious charges.
Fortunately for YOU – – – prosecuting YOU is not quite that simple.
We want you to get the legal expertise you need. The prosecuting attorneys who will be spearheading the State’s case against you prosecutes DUI cases every day, week after week… These prosecuting attorneys know all the legal nuances that strengthen their cases. According to the law, the prosecuting attorney only needs to prove that, after drinking alcohol, you were not able to safely drive your vehicle, or that your blood alcohol level exceeded a certain legal limit. On the surface, that sounds cut and dry—and probably even a little scary to you as you contemplate going this process alone.
At the very least, I’ll do everything I can to make sure you’re treated fairly as you weave your way through this very serious criminal legal process.
—Joseph W. Galasso III, Esq.
You see, if challenged, the State’s prosecuting attorney will also have to prove several other key things:
- That the arresting officer followed the letter of the law and arrested you properly
- That you were lawfully advised of your rights
- That the equipment used to test your blood alcohol level was in working order
- That the person who checked your blood alcohol level was certified to perform the test
If the Prosecuting Attorney has any information that could potentially prove your innocence, s/he is legally bound to give it to you. An experienced attorney knows this and can get the Prosecuting Attorney to comply. That’s where Joseph excels.
Retaining a Competent Riverside County DUI Lawyer Is Critical
Joseph knows how to efficiently draft and file the motions your case requires—motions that will force the Prosecuting Attorney to prove that every step of your arrest followed the law.
When you retain attorney Galasso’s services to handle your DUI case, you will get expert legal help from an experienced Riverside County DUI Attorney who has guided many defendants through the complexities of the legal system. To ensure you’re treated fairly, Joseph will search for as much information as possible to strengthen your case:
- Names, addresses, and recorded statements for everyone the Prosecuting Attorney plans to call as a witness
- Any information the Prosecuting Attorney has in his/her possession that shows that you are potentially innocent or that could lighten your sentence
- Records demonstrating the blood alcohol equipment used to test you was working 100% properly at the time
- Solid proof that you were appropriately advised of your rights
Moreover, in DUI cases, he will also talk to the DA’s prosecuting attorney before your case goes to court to request the proof that will be presented and inform the prosecuting attorney know which parts of the case Joseph intends to contest. Why do that? Wouldn’t that be showing our hand? In most criminal cases there is actually a good reason for being upfront. When a case is challenged, the prosecuting attorney is forced to invest extra time (which they rarely have, since they juggle many cases at once and we know the budget problems here in Riverside County) to produce stronger evidence and more witnesses.
Free DUI consultation — Don’t Remain Anxious & Fearful of the Unknown…
After being arrested for a DUI, most people aren’t sure what to do next. Should you contest it? Will you win? And what happens if you don’t? These are the types of questions you’ll get answered during a free consultation session with Joseph W. Galasso.
You’ll learn everything you need to know during a phone call, FaceTime or Zoom meeting, or a sit-down, in-office meeting to brainstorm a strategy for you and your case. Attorney Galasso will give you an analysis of the facts, share his professional opinion, and discuss potential strategies and approaches. He will clearly lay out all the options available to you and give you an understanding of how the judicial process works.
Plus, Joseph will give you a step-by-step tour through the court system. You’ll learn the difference between:
- Motor Vehicle Hearings
- Pretrial Conferences
- Suppression Hearings
You’ll also discover how evidence against you might be invalid. Mr. Galasso will review the official complaint and determine whether roadside tests or police testimony can be thrown out.
Confidential No-Cost DUI Defense Meeting
And if you’re hesitant about confiding in me, you can relax. Everything you tell me— during the no cost session or any other time—is completely confidential. And this holds true even if you choose not to retain this law office.
If you have no attorney on your side, we urge you to take advantage of your free consultation here. There’s absolutely no obligation. You’ll never owe any money until you decide—in writing—to proceed.
Let Joseph W. Galasso step up with you to protect your rights. If you decide to retain Joseph as your attorney after your free consultation, he will clearly explain my fees and payment plans. All fees are easy to understand, so you’ll never be blindsided by surprise charges. Moreover, we can custom tailor a flexible payment plan to meet most every budget.
Here are the benefits you’ll get by contacting Joseph W. Galasso
ONE – A free initial phone conversation and/or in-office consultation: Start putting the pieces of your life back together with a free, no obligation consultation with an experienced DUI attorney.
TWO – Personal attention: Get phone calls returned promptly, stay informed, and get authoritative answers to all your questions from a former prosecutor who knows exactly how these cases work.
THREE – Reasonable and guaranteed fees: No surprises here! You’ll know in advance exactly how much retaining Joseph W. Galasso will cost. And you don’t pay a dime until you’ve agreed—in writing—to work with him.
Contact Joseph W. Galasso III, Esq. – Riverside County DUI Defense Attorney
Attorney Galasso is an experienced Riverside County DUI defense attorney who knows the system, the prosecutors, the judges, and the law.
Joseph is literally in a courtroom somewhere in Riverside County or an adjoining jurisdiction each day in person or via Zoom.
Riverside County criminal defense attorney Joseph W. Galasso has the experience and dedication you need when charged with DUI. He is dedicated to achieving the best possible results for your case and will help you through this difficult time.
If you have been arrested for DUI, you should hire a competent and experienced DUI attorney. Minimally take advantage of Joseph W. Galasso’s FREE confidential consultation to get his ‘take’ on your DUI arrest.
To talk directly to Riverside County DUI defense attorney, Joseph W. Galasso, attorney who will carefully listen to your story and your version of the events; who is ready and willing to fight for you and your case, call him today at (951) 225-4130. If it is not ideal right now, schedule your free consultation with Joseph using our online contact form and Joseph will call you when you have a window to talk privately.
Remember, there’s absolutely no risk on your part. You’ll get all your questions answered and learn about the DUI process and the California judicial system. If, following your consultation, you’re not convinced Joseph W. Galasso is the correct Riverside DUI defense attorney to fight for your exoneration, simply walk away with no obligation.
Whatever you do, it’s essential that you act fast. When you were arrested, your driving privileges were likely suspended. So, it’s important to know that you only have ten days —from the time of arrest—to make a formal response to your revoked privileges. Waiting too long can cost you! Call Joseph and he’ll explain the details of exactly how to handle the issue.
The charges against you are serious and have lifelong implications. Make sure you put your case in capable hands.
Call today, and we’ll fight to help get your life back on track.
Call Riverside County DUI defense attorney Joseph W. Galasso for your FREE consultation now at (951) 225-4130 or complete the online form to schedule an appointment with a caring and compassionate lawyer.