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San Rafael Location
1000 Fourth Street, Suite 570
San Rafael, CA 94901
Hours: Monday-Friday
(Weekends 
by App't)
Hours: 9 am-5pm
(Evenings by App't)
Phone: (415) 453-0534
E-mail: burglin@msn.com

San Francisco Location
One Embarcadero Center
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
Hours: Monday-Friday
(Weekends
by App't)
Hours: 9 am-5pm
(Evenings by App't)
Phone: (415) 735-3995
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San Mateo Office
303 Twin Dolphin Dr., 6th Floor
Redwood City. CA  94065
Phone: (650) 200-4415
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Santa Clara
303 Twin Dolphin Dr., 6th Floor
Redwood City. CA  94065
Phone: (408) 520-2625
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Lake Tahoe Location
5804 Sudan Road
Tahoe Vista, CA 96140
Hours: Monday-Friday
(Weekends
by App't)
Hours: 9 am-5pm
(Evenings by App't)
Phone: (530) 546-5796
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MARIN DUI LAW CENTER

SAN RAFAEL DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEY PAUL BURGLIN

     The Marin County District Attorney's Office had a "we don't plea bargain drunk driving cases" policy beginning in 1978 when former District Attorney Jerry "Mad Dog" Herman ran an election campaign on that promise. As a result, reckless driving reductions (more commonly referred to as “wet reckless” dispositions) were never offered in lieu of a drunk driving charge in Marin County DUI cases.

     I can now report that budget pressures and crowded court dockets have brought some changes in this regard, and in rare circumstances a "wet reckless" resolution is now a possibility. In addition, contested cases are getting dismissed a little more frequently and sentencing negotiations are improving where reputable and experienced defense counsel are involved.

     I'm Paul Burglin and I have been practicing DUI defense in Marin County since 1985. I am one of just six DUI defense attorneys in the state of California (and the only one in Marin) that is Board-Certified in DUI Defense (as recognized by the American Bar Association), and I co-author the two-volume treatise California Drunk Driving Law which is referred to by colleagues as “the bible of DUI defense.”

     My wife and I make our home in Kentfield and I am a partner in one of the oldest and most prestigious law firms in San Rafael. My office is real (not one of the mail drops at 4040 Civic Center Drive), and it’s conveniently located in the Courthouse Square at 1000 Fourth Street in downtown San Rafael. Call me today at 415-453-0534 or fill out this form for an appointment and I will be happy to meet with you for a discreet and confidential consultation.

      Midway through this page is a partial list of my credentials. Don't forget to read the testimonials page. There is no substitute for my level of experience and expertise in the field of DUI defense. I continue to educate myself and I am at the top of my profession to help people like you keep your license and avoid jail sentences.


 

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   I can also help you if you have been charged with a DUI anywhere in the Bay Area or Lake Tahoe region.

Belvedere – Bolinas – Corte Madera – Dillon Beach – Fairfax – Forest Knolls – Greenbrae – Ignacio – Inverness – Kentfield – Lagunitas – Larkspur – Marshall – Mill Valley – Muir Beach – Novato – Nicasio Vallery – Olema – Point Reyes Station – Ross – San Anselmo – San Geronimo – San Rafael – Sausalito – Stinson Beach – Tiburon – Tomales – Woodacre
   

    You might even wish to order a copy of California Drunk Driving Law, a two-volume treatise co-authored by myself and my colleague Barry Simons. The book is written for criminal defense attorneys in California but may be purchased by non-attorneys as well by going to: www.jamespublishing.com/books/cddl.htm

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Court fines, fees, and assessments that may arise from a drunk driving conviction include vehicle towing and storage; booking, fingerprinting and photo; driver’s license reinstatement; car insurance increase; community service fee; DUI victims’ fund; alcohol abuse education fund; DUI classes; DUI victim’s impact sessions; and time payment charges....