Without a thorough understanding of DUI laws, a defendant is seriously hindered when challenging the accusation in court. The element of this charge that is typically in contest is whether an operator has consumed an amount of alcohol sufficient to impair his or her ability to operate their vehicle safely.  Sitting in the driver's seat parked with the engine running can be sufficient to satisfy this element. Additionally, parking your car at the side of the road and turning the vehicle off but leaving the keys in the ignition also can be sufficient to prove the element of operation. If you are charged with a DUI, Mr Crawford can help with professional, competent advice. Mr Crawford also investigates the police allegations by reviewing police reports, breathalyzer records, and video tapes. This information helps him defend clients by providing the basis for well-researched motions and effective negotiation with prosecutors and judges.




James M. Crawford
528 N. Glassell

Orange, CA 92867

Office: 714-538-0305
Fax: 714-538-0306


164 East 3rd Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410

Office: 909-388-2690