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Facing DUI or DWI Charges?

Get Affordable & Aggressive Representation Now!

Facing DUI or DWI Charges?

Get Affordable & Aggressive Representation

Scott C. Thomas can help reinstate suspended licenses, discredit police arrest procedures, and help avoid jail time.

A Former Prosecuter Aggressively Fighting for You

Scott C. Thomas protects your rights against DUI or DWI charges.

Have you Been Charged with a DUI in Orange County?

If you have been arrested or charged with a DUI in Orange County contact the law firm of Scott C. Thomas right away. Driving under the influence is a serious charge that can have severe consequences including jail time. Scott has years of experience as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney in the Southern California court system and can provide aggressive representation against your DUI charges.

An experienced Orange County DUI attorney knows that a police officer or state patrol stop for suspicion of drunk driving shouldn’t be the end of the world for anyone. Even if it’s your first offense or your third.

Act Now or Face License Suspension

You have just 10 days to contact the California DMV to schedule a “DMV APS (Administrative Per Se) Hearing” at one of the DMV’s Driver Safety Offices in Orange County. Otherwise, your license will automatically be suspended for 30-days from the date of your arrest. In order to increase your chances of keeping your license, it’s important to have an experienced DUI attorney present with you at this hearing.

What to Expect at a DMV APS Hearing

A DMV APS hearing generally takes place in a small room with a DMV officer and your DUI lawyer present with you. A Hearing Officer is an employee of the DMV and does not hold any legal training, but has the ability to decide whether or not to suspend your license.

The DMV must prove 3 things in order to proceed with suspending your license:

  1. That you were driving while intoxicated
  2. That you were legally and lawfully arrested
  3. That you were driving with a BAC of .08% or higher

A DMV APS hearing can be very challenging to overcome with so many cards stacked against you. This is why hiring a DUI Defense Attorney is crucial.

An Experienced Orange County DUI Defense Lawyer

Scott C. Thomas is a former prosecutor. This means that Scott is highly skilled at going to trial and can anticipate the case of the opposing attorney and develop a successful defense to deliver a favorable outcome in your favor.

If you are being charged with multiple DUI offenses in Orange County or are facing charges of DUI with Injury or DUI Vehicular Manslaughter, you need to contact an experienced attorney immediately. You could be facing a considerable amount of actual jail time and other legal repercussions that may negatively impact you and your family for years to come.

How DUI Defense Works

Too many things can go wrong during a DUI/DWI arrest. Bad weather, an engine malfunction, lousy roads, or pre-existing medical condition can contribute to law enforcement mistaking erratic driving for impaired driving. Breath test machines can prove to be defective or malfunctioning. Field sobriety tests often devolve into complex calisthenics attempted in darkness.

These kinds of “reasonable doubt” are prime factors that former prosecutor Scott C. Thomas exploits on behalf of Orange County clients.

The Best Orange County DUI Attorney

If you’re looking for one of the best Orange County, CA DUI lawyers to help you with your DUI defense case, then contact Scott today.

The Law Office of Scott C. Thomas in Santa Ana and Orange County California is highly experienced at working to reinstate revoked and suspended driver’s licenses, discredit police arrest procedures, and provide attentive representation for clients at hearings. If you’ve been caught, call Scott!

Free  DUI Case Evaluation

What My Clients are Saying

Scott C Thomas is a true gentleman and a scholar, especially in the eyes of the law. He is very understanding of your situation, and will go above and beyond for you and your legal matters. He made me feel comfortable and stable, explaining all details to me about my case and constantly updating me if I wanted to know any additional information or had any questions. He is truly a good hearted person who just wants to help you and see the best outcome for you.
Scott C. Thomas is one of the best, if not the best criminal defense attorneys in Orange County. He was very responsive with me and my case making me feel...
Too notch legal representation: high emotional intelligence , professionalism and informative . Strategic, empathetic, direct , no sugar coating...
Scott helped me out of a tough situation and calmly explained all that I needed to do before going to court. I was prepared beforehand and had a great outcome. He told me all that I needed to do (minimal) and he did the rest. If you need a lawyer in Orange County or LA for all criminal or traffic cases, you can’t do better than Scott. Highly recommend him. It’s so stressful going through all the legal mumbo jumbo. You need a good lawyer on your side. Call Scott.
Scott has been very knowledgeable and professional through the entire process of my complicated and time intensive case. Scott always kept me posted and passed along all the information I needed in a timely manner. Thank you Scott for everything, couldn’t have asked for a better outcome!
I couldn't possibly recommend Scott enough. In 2019 I found myself in the need of legal services, and after some research, located Scott Thomas. I gave him a call and he promptly answered, inviting my family and me to his office for a consultation the same day. Scott is a highly intelligent, confident, and compassionate lawyer who truly cares for his clients, going above and beyond in all aspects while keeping in contact and always being available for anything. If I had questions, concerns, or simply needed someone to talk to during this trying situation, Scott was always cordial, calming, and thoughtful; as if talking with a good friend.When Covid came and disrupted the course of my case for 2 years, Scott constantly checked in to see how I was doing and keep me up to date with any developments. The end result of Scott's work was nothing short of being completely ideal. Had I not found him, or gone with a different lawyer, I'm confident things would have ended much differently. If you are in need of a lawyer than can practically work miracles, look no further. This will be the best decision you can make for yourself. Scott will work with you and for you as a true ally.My family and I thank you Scott.
Wow!! Mr. Scott Thomas personally answered my phone call and gave me the peace of mind I needed regarding my legal situation. His thorough explanation of...
Scott was very helpful in getting my record expunged. He answered all my questions and made the process very easy. Everything went smooth and just like he said 3-4 weeks we got the results we were looking for.
I recently had a stressful problem resurface after 24 years! Scott resolved it for me quickly. He kept me informed along the way. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. He was extremely understanding, financially, as I am on a fixed income, and I am on the other side of the country. I could not afford to come there. I highly recommend him!
I'd give more stars if allowed. Scott Thomas is a lawyer with integrity, honesty and connections within Orange County's court system. He leads with...
Scott is truly a scholar and a gentleman. He has helped me through a very difficult case and a very trying time, and has gone above and beyond all expectations.I truly recommend Scott as not just an attorney, but as a confidant that will go to bat for you again and again. He was my first call and was the only call I needed, as he instantly instilled confidence and trust.If you are on the fence or in need of someone who will guide you through the daunting legal system, do not hesitate to contact Scott!
Scott is truly a scholar and a gentleman. He has helped me through a very difficult case and a very trying time, and has gone above and beyond all...
This week Scott handled something for me from 16 years ago when I was a minor that should have been sealed. Scott quickly handled this allowing me to proceed with what I needed to secure employment while taking care of the courts screw up. If you got caught please call Scott and definitely never talk to anyone in law enforcemen call a lawyer!
I went to Scott after one of the worst days of my life, and he really came through for me. Scott made sense of the legal system, helped me navigate it, and got me great results on my criminal case. We all make mistakes in life, and Scott was the perfect help to my mistake. Felonies all reduced to misdemeanors, and still helping me after my case has been resolved even though he doesnt have to. Judges, probation, other attorneys etc all seemed to know Scott and regarded him highly. Money well spent! Thanks Scott!
I greatly appreciate Scott Thomas as my attorney for my case. He is kind, attentive, caring, patient, and very good at his profession. He was there for me after office hours to answer any of my questions. He got the best outcome for my case. I’m grateful for all he has done for me. I highly recommend Scott and his outstanding legal services.
5 stars all around. The peace of mind having Scott answer all my questions and answering my calls and text whenever I felt insecure left me feeling with an overwhelming sense of confidence that everything would be ok. Do yourself a favor and contact Scott to represent you. One meeting and you'll know this is the guy that you want in your corner!
Do yourself a favor and let Scott represent you. He made me feel like I had someone in my corner at all times and that I could consistently rely on him....
Highly recommend Scott for your legal concerns. Through COVID-19, my case was continually postponed but Scott walked me through every step of the way and...
5 stars don't do justice for Scott Thomas.I first contacted him after being pulled over for a DUI involving a collision.I had never received anything more than a speeding ticket at that point so I was thoroughly convinced my life was over and I'd end up in jail. I spoke to a few attorneys before contacting Scott but did not feel very confident with any of them, mainly because the conversations sounded more like a hurried sales call with each attorney emailing me docusigns to fill out "right away".After contacting those first few attorneys I found Scott's number and gave him a call. We spoke for a bit, went over some of the basic details of what had happened, and instead of emailing me a contract to fill out he suggested meeting in person, on a Saturday!We met that Saturday and I chose to have him represent me. Best decision I could have made. It took two and a half years to finish the case (thank you COVID) and during that time he was always available for every one of my panic induced phone calls or texts. I was able to continue living my life with an "out of sight out of mind mentality" because I had full confidence Scott was taking care of everything on the legal front.At the end Scott was able to get me a fantastic outcome and I can finally move on from that chapter. I'm thankful to Scott not just for the outcome, but for making a dark time a little less scary.
I hired Scott to defend me against a criminal case. I have been extremely pleased with the outcome! He makes things extremely hassle free. Scott will make sure you can live your life as you normally do while he does the hard work. Having a criminal case can be very stressful, but Scott almost eliminates that stress. I have a great deal of confidence in him, and would hands down recommend him to ANYONE needing legal help. It doesn't get better! Thanks Scott!
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Orange County, CA DUI Defense Lawyer – Scott C. Thomas

Experienced former Orange County prosecutor Scott C. Thomas, now an effective criminal felony defense attorney in Santa Ana, protects your rights against serious charges.

With a specialty in first-time felony defense, sex-crime defense, and DUI cases, no stone is left unturned to help you avoid a conviction and a series of harsh punishments.

“I have one goal: to provide clients with zealous legal representation to ensure their rights are not violated and that they are treated fairly before the law, while at the same time providing a shoulder for them to lean on, in their time of need.”

Practice Areas

No matter the nature of your criminal charges, Scott. C. Thomas can assist you through the legal process.

Criminal DefenseCriminal Defense

A criminal arrest, especially on felony charges can turn a life upsidedown, ruin a reputation, and put the defendant at serious risk for long-range punishments.

DUI & DWI DefenseDUI & DWI Defense

A local police or state patrol stop for suspicion of drunk driving shouldn’t be the end of the world for anyone — whether it’s your first offense or your third.

Drug ChargesDrug Charges

A guilty verdict in a criminal trial for methamphetamine manufacture or heroin trafficking can put you in prison for years.

White Collar CrimesWhite-Collar Crimes

Whether you are an executive or a receptionist, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty, and you have a right to your day in court.

Identity TheftFraud & ID Theft

In criminal law, fraud is a very broad category that includes a wide array of actions that many people do not even realize are crimes.

Violent CrimesViolent Crimes

A domestic violence complaint may have started with a “he said, she said” situation. Scott C. Thomas explores every strategy for having your charges reduced or dismissed.

First-Time Orange County Felony Charges?

With so much at stake, if you face allegations of a violent crime, drug charge, sex crime, white-collar financial crime, or DUI/DWI, there is no substitute for having an experienced Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney standing by to represent your interests.

Call Now 949-763-4228

If you feel that your rights were violated, leading to your arrest, we want to discuss your views in an honest, informative, confidential consultation.

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