Outstanding Defense Lawyers For Tough Criminal Cases

Salinas DUI Defense Attorneys

Protecting Your Rights & Driving Privileges in Monterey County

Alcohol and keysIn California drunk driving cases, our goals are generally twofold: first, to protect you from the consequences of a DUI conviction; and next, to protect you from the risk of a driver’s license suspension.

To learn how our experience can help you achieve both objectives, contact a DUI defense lawyer at The Worthington Law Centre in Salinas or San Francisco.

Call (831) 704-1852 for a free consultation about your DUI defense options.

What are the Penalties for DUI in CA?

if arrested for drunk driving, you may face:​​​​​

  • License suspension/revocation
    • 1st offense - up to 6 months
    • 2nd offense - up to 2 years
    • 3rd offense - up to 10 years
  • Alcohol education, assessment and treatment
  • Vehicle Confiscation
  • Installation of ignition interlock device
  • Jail time (48 hours-16 months)
  • Fines ($2,000-$18,000)

What is the BAC limit in CA?

The BAC (blood alcohol concentration) limit for a standard DUI in CA 0.08%. For a person under the age of 21, the limit is 0.02% and for an enhanced penalty, the limit is 0.16%.

Experience You Can Trust

Tom Worthington has been certified since 1977 as a specialist in criminal law by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization. His long experience with investigation and defense of serious criminal charges can help protect you in a California DUI case.

Our law firm represents clients who face such charges as:

  • First offender DUI
  • Repeat or felony DUI
  • Vehicular homicide and assault cases
  • Underage or juvenile DUI
  • Implied consent violations or refusal cases

We first seek dismissal of the criminal charges by attacking the initial traffic stop, the officer’s probable cause to make the DUI arrest, the circumstances of the blood or breath test, or the equipment used to get the results. In some cases, we can make an effective challenge to the evidence of intoxication through forensic toxicology experts.

If a plea agreement is necessary, we work closely with our clients to make sure that they are in full compliance with all court and DMV orders, ensuring no further court proceedings or license consequences are instituted.

We Keep a Close Eye on Your License While Defending Your DUI Charges

Meanwhile, our understanding of the driver’s license suspension process can protect your right to drive while your DUI case is pending. We continue to work on all aspects of the case in such a way as to minimize both punishment and collateral consequences on a driver’s license suspension.

DUI defense can be complicated, and our lawyers can explain your rights, risks, and most promising strategies in terms that you can understand. To learn more about your options for resolving a drunk driving case, contact an attorney at The Worthington Law Centre in Salinas or San Francisco.

If you have been charged with a DUI or other alcohol-related offense, e-mail us or call us toll-free at (831) 704-1852 right away; you must act fast to prevent your drivers’ license from being suspended.

Notable Cases & Results

  • Probation and Only One Strike 18-Year-Old Young Man Facing Six Years in State Prison and Two Strikes
  • Receives Misdemeanor Treatment 19 Year Old Developmentally Disabled Mexican Immigrant Charged with Forcible Rape and Facing Prison and Deportation
    Receives Misdemeanor Treatment After Attorneys Argue He Had Been Denied Due Process of Law
  • Probation and Not Required to Register 21 Year Old College Student Facing Years in Prison and Lifetime Registration as a Sex Offender
  • Not Guilty 23 Counts of Insurance Fraud and Perjury
  • Probation 24 Year Old Salinas Man Facing 7 Years in State Prison for Bank Robbery
  • Probation 26 Year Old Man Facing over 7 Years in Prison
  • Probation 28 Year Old Salinas Man Facing 13 Years in State Prison for Weapons Charges with Gang Enhancements
  • Not Guilty of All Charges 46 Year Old Hollister Man Facing Life in Prison for Alleged Child Molestation
  • Not Guilty of All Charges 46 Year Old Hollister Man Facing Life in Prison for Alleged Child Molestation
  • Not Guilty Verdict Armed Robbery

Our Testimonials

See What Our Clients Have to Say
  • “No words can truly express our complete satisfaction with their services.”

    Hipolity & Leticia M.

  • “In closing, your firm lived up to the reputation of why I hired you and I will always recommend Worthington Law firm if anyone I know needs legal service.”

    Tony V.

  • “My family and I will never forget all that you and your staff have done for us.”

    August J S.

  • “I can’t express enough how satisfied I was with your services and your professional staff. ”

    Former Client

  • “I personally feel you did a superb job, and I thank you once again. ”

    Mario C.

  • “Worthington law firm worked at providing the highest quality of professionalism and attention to detail that I needed to prove my innocence and to win my case.”

    Darla M.

  • “Successful results with my criminal case that was my concern.”

    Mrs. Cortez

  • “From the very beginning of my legal tribulation, Mr. Brian Worthington and his team- showed genuine interest.”


  • “The hard work, your time, your perseverance, your dedication and your efforts, helped in the end result of Emma’s Case.”

    Guadalupe B.

  • “This has been anxiety-filled process, but we could not imagine having hired a better firm to get us though this process. Our gratitude for everything.”

    John & Cynthia B.

  • “Hard work, diligence and perseverance. ”


  • “Tom and Brian Worthington are the real deal!”

    Nick B.