Michelle D. Wallis

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DUI Defense Lawyer

DUI Defense Lawyer in Visalia | Tulare County DUI/DWI Attorney

Driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) happens when individuals operate motor vehicles while their blood levels are in excess of the legal limit of intoxication for alcohol and/or other drugs, including some prescription medication. It is considered a criminal offense in America and a federal crime.

In California, a conviction for a DUI is a very serious matter – potential consequences include hefty fines, car impoundment, suspension of your driver’s license, court-mandated counseling, and/or possible jail time. If you have been accused of driving under the influence, you will need a defense attorney who is experienced in California law and familiar with courts in the Central Valley. The importance of securing a skilled defense lawyer like Michelle D. Wallis cannot be underestimated.


Many times Michelle D. Wallis can handle your case without you ever needing to be present in court. There is even a possibility your case can be completely dismissed, due to causes such as improper administration of field sobriety tests, lack of probable cause, technicality challenges, or violations of your rights. We can work together to determine whether taking a plea or going to trial is the best choice for you. Even if you end up having to fight your DUI in court, having a qualified attorney can help you get alternative sentencing, lighter fines, or sentence reduction. The odds of a favorable outcome are vastly increased when you have an experienced and aggressive lawyer fighting on your side.

Either way, you do need to take immediate action. You have 10 days from the date of your arrest to request an administrative hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles. This is just one of many steps people may miss if they do not have an experienced defense lawyer helping to help guide them through the process.

Call Michelle D. Wallis at 559-713-6363 at once, so we can make sure you are getting the advice you need, right from the get-go.