Jonah Chew is among the Bay Area’s most highly-skilled attorneys in resolving DUI-related offenses. Chew Law Offices has successfully defended countless DUI clients in San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Marin, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties.

Facing DUI charges can be extremely stressful. Hanging in the balance are a defendant’s driver license, financial well-being and reputation. We look at the totality of the circumstances, investigate mitigating factors and fight to win our clients the best possible legal outcomes so they can move forward with their lives.

At Chew Law Offices we are prepared to represent you both in criminal court and at your DMV hearing.  What most people don’t realize is that once you are arrested for DUI related offenses you face two separate cases — one case in criminal court and another case with the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

California DMV hearings (commonly referred to as administrative per se hearings (APS)) are complicated and frustrating.  If left unchallenged DMV will automatically suspend your license.  An experienced DUI defense attorney at the Chew Law Offices will defend you at your hearing and fight for you to keep your license.

General Information:

A small sampling of DUI cases we handle include:

  • DWI/DUI drunk driving
  • DUI with serious bodily injury
  • Hit and run
  • Felony DUI, DWI
  • Misdemeanor DUI/ DWI
  • Drunken driving/hit-and-run
  • Leaving the scene of a crash
  • DUI with prior convictions


DUI with great bodily injury

Case: Our client was charged with DUI with great bodily injury following a car accident in San Mateo County. The complaining witness was hospitalized for several days and was briefly in a coma.

Results: Case dismissed after our office successfully argued that the district attorney failed to prove his client was driving or that the victim suffered great bodily injury connected to the accident.

Federal DUI threatens future

Case: Our client's lifelong dream to join the U.S. Navy was in jeopardy after being arrested for federal DUI a few weeks before reporting for duty.

Results: Our client was admitted to the three-month DUI First Offender Program.Upon completion, he was allowed to terminate his probation to join the Navy.

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