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DUI

As a trusted and experienced DUI criminal defense lawyer, Jude will guide you through the process and communicate all of your options.

If you’ve been arrested for DUI, contact Jude as soon as possible as certain appeals must be made within 10 days following a DUI arrest.

Criminal Defense

As a former Deputy District Attorney who routinely prosecuted DUI, assault,and theft crimes, Jude can provide help like few others can. Regardless of the severity of your situation, Jude is on your side.

Misdemeanors and Felonies

Any criminal charge, be it a misdemeanor or felony, is a serious matter in California. Often times, a person can be charged with a misdemeanor initially, and after further investigation, or results of blood, or other chemical testing, the Prosecution decides to elevate the misdemeanor charge to a felony. Whether you were charged or arrested for a California Misdemeanor charge or Felony charge, you should contact experienced misdemeanor and felony defense attorney, Jude Koenig, for a free consultation as soon as possible to discuss your charges and defense options.

Need a DUI attorney?
As a trusted and experienced DUI lawyer, Jude Koenig is here to help you throughout the process. He’ll answer your questions and examine the smallest details of your case to get you the best outcome.

  • Working With a DUI Attorney: What to Expect
    Jude will get to know your situation with questions like:
  • Did you take or refuse a sobriety test? (California’s implied consent laws mean anyone with a driver’s license can face license suspension for refusing to take a breathalyzer, blood, or urine test.)
  • Did you say anything, or did you invoke your right to remain silent?
  • Did police adhere to the required protocols, or did they skip a few inconvenient steps?

As a compassionate California attorney and former prosecutor, Jude Koenig understands how scary a DUI charge can feel.

Jude has worked with hundreds of individuals charged with driving under the influence and is here to guide you through the stressful process, and clearly communicate your options.

For more than 15 years, he has been dedicated to standing up for the underdog, defending the rights of his clients against the criminal justice system, and ensuring the best possible outcome.

Frequently Asked Questions

I was just arrested for a DUI, what happens now?
Being arrested for DUI in California is stressful — especially because of the fear of the unknown. Jude Koenig is here to help.

How much does it cost for a DUI attorney?
At Koenig Law, we offer a variety of fee structures and payment options to ensure you get the legal counsel you need.

Facing criminal charges, whether a misdemeanor or a felony, is serious business. The outcome of your case can have ramifications on your life for years. It pays to have a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney on your side to protect your rights and explain your options if you are facing criminal charges.

While misdemeanor charges are less serious than felony charges, they still may involve serious penalties such as fines, jail time, or loss of driving privileges. Misdemeanor charges may become felony charges under certain circumstances, so speaking with an experienced criminal defense attorney is important if you find yourself charged with a misdemeanor crime.

Jude Koenig understands that your future is at stake when facing felony charges. With that in mind, he looks at all possible options in order to minimize any consequences you might face. Not only will Jude defend you against felony charges, but he will also defend your rights.

Koenig Law specializes in representing and defending clients facing criminal prosecution for misdemeanors and felonies.

Criminal Defense Strategies
Jude Koenig has over 25 years of courtroom experience and the ability to utilize creative defense strategies for any misdemeanor or felony case, from minor infractions to the most serious felony charges. Jude provides you with the expertise to keep you informed of your options and answer any questions you have as your case progresses. If necessary, he will represent you at trial and fight for your rights and reputation. He is passionate about helping clients successfully navigate through the criminal justice system.

Jude Koenig is aggressive in his pursuit of justice on behalf of his clients. When you hire Jude to represent you in a criminal matter, from simple to complex, he fully investigates the issue and charges against you. His goal is to protect you to the greatest extent possible, with individualized defense strategies and one-on-one attention. He'll do his best, every time, to exhaust all possible defenses and to prevent or overturn a conviction.

Koenig Law Criminal Defense Expertise
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, contact Jude Koenig, criminal defense attorney to discuss your case today. He will discuss your case and you can learn more about his effective misdemeanor and felony defense strategies. Jude regularly appears in Truckee, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Sierra, and Plumas county courtrooms, and has aggressively defended hundreds of cases just like yours.

Everyone has rights. Jude Koenig is here to protect yours.

Have you been charged with a crime or DUI in Nevada, Sierra, Plumas, or Placer County and find yourself in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney? Jude Koenig has years of experience in fighting for the rights of people just like you.

As a former prosecutor, Jude knows a criminal charge can feel confusing and scary. You may even be concerned about what the charges mean for your future.

Jude Koenig is here to guide you through the stressful process and clearly communicate your options so you can make an informed choice on your future. His personal, one-on-one attention and commitment to detail will help put you in the best position for you to succeed.

What does a criminal defense attorney do?

An experienced criminal defense lawyer will defend you against a prosecutor working for the state, a public agency, or a plaintiff.

Your defense attorney may…

  • Assist you before you’ve even been charged with a crime
  • Aid you during pre-trial
  • Convince the court to lower or eliminate your bail
  • Recommend you plead guilty or not guilty
  • Give insight into whether you should accept a deal from the prosecution
  • Suggest a treatment program that could help reduce your sentence

What should I expect when working with Koenig Law?

After you’ve been arrested, call Jude Koenig immediately.He will explain your rights to you after you’ve been arrested, as well as your options for a plea bargain or probation. From there, he will…

  • Research your case
  • Make sure you understand your options
  • Provide invaluable expert advice
  • Prepare you for possible courtroom procedure

If you do proceed to trial, Jude will question and cross-examine witnesses, present evidence that could clear your name, and negotiate on your behalf. Because you likely lack detailed knowledge of state, county, and federal law, partnering with an experienced attorney like Jude is your best chance at a fair trial.

Jude M. Koenig

For 25+ years, I have been devoted to helping people move on after a criminal conviction in California. Expungement is good for you and good for society.

Koenig Law is a small client-focused professional law firm, not a mass-market expungement mill. Once you have chosen Koenig Law for your expungement case, you can put your mind at ease. We handle every aspect of your expungement, from the very start through the very last court hearing, all for a guaranteed fee.

"Bad things sometimes happen to good people. I hope that you never need an attorney, but if you do call Jude. I cannot say enough about how professional and personable this guy is. He will take care of you."

- J.A., Tahoe City

California Expungements— A New Future

Koenig Law is a small law firm that is dedicated to helping people expunge or seal their criminal records. We understand the importance of having a clear criminal record. A negative mark on your criminal record can affect your future employment options, educational opportunities, and greatly impact your way of life. For these reasons, we strive to make the expungement and sealing process easy. Once your criminal record has been sealed or expunged, we know that you will feel a sense of relief and have the ability to move forward with your life. You deserve a new future.

Personal, Professional, Expungement Expertise

The majority of people do not understand that if they were arrested but never formally charged or even if their case was dismissed or they were not found guilty, the records of the arrest and of the court case still exist. These are part of a person’s non-judicial and judicial criminal records. These records are public and will not simply disappear or go away with time. If this situation applies to you, you need an experienced expungement lawyer. After an expungement, you can truthfully answer a job or loan application that you do not have a criminal record. This can make all the difference in important opportunities. Not everyone is eligible to have their criminal record expunged.

A New Future is Waiting

Call Jude M. Koenig to start a new future.

Why should I see an attorney about a DUI?

A DUI is charged a misdemeanor or felony criminal offense — it is not just a traffic citation. If you are convicted of a DUI, there are mandatory penalties which include jail, fines, and DUI classes. Your driver’s license is automatically suspended unless you take the right, timely action. Your auto insurance rates will skyrocket. If you hold a professional license, a conviction must usually be reported to your governing agency. In short, you have a lot to lose.

So, it makes good sense to defend yourself against DUI charges. An experienced criminal attorney will review the facts of your case with you in detail to determine if there are any legal defenses to the charges and, if not, to determine the best approach to the criminal case and the DMV suspension action. Don’t simply plead guilty without first determining what an experienced DUI attorney can do for you.

What should I look for in a defense attorney?

Most attorneys do not practice criminal or DUI law — you need an attorney who specializes in DUIs to defend your rights in a DUI case. You should be confident that the attorney you select can properly handle a DUI case. When you have questions, make sure they’re answered to your satisfaction. Ultimately, you should feel comfortable with the attorney you select. Selecting a lawyer based on costs alone or looking for the cheapest attorney is a mistake and often ends up costing you more in the long run.

Jude Koenig is here to help and offer step by step guidance with the timeline, deadlines and more that accompany a DUI, including DMV hearings.

Can I represent myself?

Representing yourself is flying blind. You will never know if you could have beaten the charges. There is an old saying that the person who represents himself has a fool for a client. DUIs are serious charges with stiff penalties and high long term costs. Take it seriously.

Do I have to appear in court?

In most cases where a person who is charged with a misdemeanor DUI has an attorney representing them, the person never has to show up in court.

Can you guarantee results?

Beware of any attorney who guarantees results. In the law, as in most other areas of life, absolute certainty is not possible. However, the best outcome in a DUI case is always the result of a good professional relationship with a competent attorney.

What is the DMV suspension?

In most cases, the DMV will suspend or revoke your California driver’s license if you don’t challenge the action by, first, requesting a hearing within 10 days of your receipt of the Administrative Per Se Suspension/Revocation Order and Temporary License. Next, a hearing is held to determine if the action will be sustained and the license suspended. The issues that relate to DMV hearings are particularly complex and few attorneys have the necessary experience to challenge the suspension action.

Jude M. Koenig is here to protect your rights

As a former prosecutor in both Colorado and California, criminal defense attorney, Jude M. Koenig understands how a criminal charge can feel overwhelming. You may be confused about what to do or concerned about what the charges mean for your future.

Jude is here to guide you through the process and clearly communicate your options.
For more than 20 years, he has been committed to providing personal, one-on-one attention to clients. Jude will stand up for your rights, ensuring the best possible outcome for your case.

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Call for a Free Consultation

For a free, confidential consultation, call now. Jude will advocate for justice and use his expertise and determination to protect your rights.