Paul Burglin Burglin Law Offices, P.C.
999 Fifth Avenue Suite 350
San Rafael, CA 94901
(Weekends by App't)
Hours: 9 am-5pm
(Evenings by App't)
Phone: (415) 729-7300
DUI LAW CENTER
SAN RAFAEL DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEY PAUL BURGLIN
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
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
I'm Paul Burglin and I have been practicingDUI
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
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 415-729-7300or 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.
can also help you if you have been charged with a DUI anywhere in the Bay Area
or Lake Tahoe region.
– 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
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....