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If I handle your case I can promise 2 things, I am really really good at what I do, and I will work hard for you. I AM APPROVED BY THE STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA TO TEACH OTHER LAWYERS ABOUT BLOOD TESTING IN A DUI CASE.  The judge said I was one of the best DUI Lawyers he had seen in 30 plus years. "My name is David and when I got my 3rd DUI I hired Pat Silva to fight for me and he did! He got my 3rd DUI dropped, all I had to do was plead no contest to a few moving violations. I had a bac of .17 and he still got it dropped that's why I call him the specialist!"     ONLINE REVIEWS!

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How is a DUI a felony in California?

What do I do if I missed my 10 days to request a DMV hearing?

Explanation of the blood vial and what could go wrong with it

What will happen if I was late installing my ignition interlock?

Additional information on how to beat the DMV

When I am off my probation am I still subjected to the zero tolerance laws?

How long do I have to wait to apply for naturalization if I have been convicted for a DUI?

What do I do if I didn't complete my class in the allotted time the judge gave me?

What is a DRE?

What are your thoughts if my blood test results came back high?

Where can I find my DMV school records of completion?

Should I go or should I not go to trial?

What happens to someone underage that gets a DUI?

Can I suspend my jail sentence?

What happens when my officer does not show up for my DMV hearing three times?

What is Optokinetics?

Can I be arrested for a DUI if I was a passenger?

Will I face jail time for a DUI in California?

How does a breathalyzer on a car work?

What are my first steps after being released from being arrested for a DUI?

How the dash camera can help you case study

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Was it right for the officer to make me do the Field Sobriety Test in heels?

Did I have to take the road side breath test?

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Will my driver's license be suspended if I blew a .06?

Is there a statue of limitations for not completing a DUI program?

How can the DMV take away my license if I was never prosecuted?

How can I get a police report for my DUI accident?

Can I be charged with a DUI felony if I blew only a .07?

How do I know if I passed the one legged stand test?

Will an out of state prior affect me in California?

Will I have to put a breathalyzer on my car?

What is the difference between probable cause and reasonable suspicion?

What is the First Thing I Need to do After I Have Been Arrested for a DUI?

Can I be arrested for a DUI but the CHP officer left before the results were in?

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Can someone get a DUI with no chemical test?

What is a refusal and can the DMV take away my license?

The Greatest Lawyer Got my Dui Car crash case Dismissed

Posted by a client
July 18, 2016

Dr. Patrick Silva is the best in this line of work. He has mastered his craft. I got in a wreck while drinking and driving and I blew 1.5. On the scene cops found beers and they also had an eye witness from the crash scene. I did my research and came across Dr. Silva. I set up an appointment for free consultation. Dr. Silva gave me hope and helped me calm my anxiety. After talking with Dr. Silva I was confident he can get my case dismissed. He kept me updated on my case all the time. Anytime I had a question, he was always there to provide me with an answer. Dr. Silva went on all my court hearings for me and got my case dismissed. He really worked hard and put a lot of effort on the case. People around me used to tell me "lawyers just want the money and they don't anything for you". Dr. Silva proved all the people around me wrong. Because of Dr. Silva, I got to keep my job and have a clean record. Dr. Silva actually cares for his clients. I'm glad I made a right choice picking you for my case. Dr. Silva had that most knowledge out of all the other lawyers I consulted with. I'm very happy Dr. Silva’s hard work got my dui car crash with case 1.5 reading dismissed. Thank You so much Dr. Silva for getting my case dismissed.

ANOTHER RIVERSIDE WIN:  R.G.,  .10 breath dui, cased dismissed on day of trial! ( saved his license and his job) 

ANOTHER RIVERSIDE WIN: V.M. :  3rd dui with a VOP on her 2nd DUI,  case reduced to wet reckless, no jail, no community service, no weekend,  no fine! only the 9 month dui class not the 18 month.

What does a letter from the DMV saying they will no longer be continuing with my hearing?

How exactly do they test my blood?

Did I have to blow into the roadside breath test?

Can I withdraw my guilty plea after I have already plead guilty?

I was wondering if there is a way to stay out of jail?

I have my third violation on probation, what is going to happen?

Will the DMV reinstate my driver's license as soon as I enroll in a SB38 Program?

Were my Miranda rights violated?

Will my DUI be treated as a first or second if I have already gotten a DUI as a minor?

History on the field sobriety test?


They do not specialize in dui's 
They do not teach other lawyers dui defense
They have never done a dui trial
They have never won a dui trial
They have never won a dui Serna Motion
They have never won a dui Motion to Strike
They have never won a dui Motion to Suppress
They are not NHTSA trained in FST's
They are not trained on the Datamaster DMT breath machine. 
They do not have over 300 dui scientific articles 

What does the cop look for in the one legged stand test?

I did not get the option to a blood or breath test, was that right?

Why are there two charges on my DUI ticket?

Can I get deported for a DUI?

Can I lose my RN license because of a DUI?

How do I beat a DMV APS hearing?

How do I get my license back if I have won my DMV hearing through a set aside?

Can I get a DUI for taking Anti-depressants?

If I have a prior wet and reckless and I recently just got arrested for a DUI, will this be counted as a first or second?

I got a fourth DUI, What are the penalties?

Why did I get a bill from the CHP?

Can I reduce a felony DUI to a misdemeanor?

Patrick J. Silva

Attorney at Law 

Serving Riverside and San Bernardino Courthouses

*   Approved by the "State Bar of California"  

     to educate other lawyers on aspects of blood science.


When I received mu DUI I reached out to another lawyer I knew and he referred me to Patrick Silva based on his experience and reputation in the legal community. I believed I had a case and after reviewing the details Mr. Silva felt strongly in supporting me as well. My case was dismissed after going to trial. It was a very stressful situation for me and Patrick went above my expectations throughout the entire process. I found Mr. Silvato be very ethical, honest, and professional. The trial process was tedious at times and Mr. Silva is extremely confident and knowledgeable which made me very relieved to watch him work on my behalf. The Judge, court room staff, and even the DA all showed great respect for him. To the jury he came across as an advocate for justice. Mr. Silva never made me feel like my case wasn't important. He was very responsive to my calls and kept me informed. I believe many attorneys will take your money, give you some weak advice, and get ready to move onto the next case, but Mr. Silva was extremely thorough and worked on the many details of my case until the very end. I was definitely happy he was on my side watching him work in the court room. I highly recommend Patrick Silva to anyone looking for an attorney and, although I don't plan on ever needing his services again, he would be my first call without hesitation. He's a worker and a fighter and has my respect for what he has done to help me and my family..

ANOTHER WIN!  May 2016: K.V.  was accused of DUI marijuana, accused of crashing his father's car on the freeway,  to being the driver, to recent marijuana use, accused of failing all of the FST, accused of having Clonazapan is his system, RESULT:   We took this case to trial and thru great effort we were able to convince 12 jurors that K.V. was NOT GUILTY!

Another Great Result:   April 2016:  Johnny was accused of a 2nd time dui with a BAC of .14.   We filed a Motion to Suppress under Penal Code 1538.5 believing that the officer did not have probable cause to stop Johnny based on an anonymous person calling 911 and alleging Johnny was dui. RESULT:  CASE DISMISSED. 

More Success on a 2nd Time DUI:

Kevin was charged with a 2nd time dui claiming he was under the influence of marijuana while still  on probation for his first dui. We fought the case all the way to trial and at trial readiness the DA dismissed the charges. Kevin ultimately pled to 2 traffic infractions.   This result was due to our ability to fight for our clients and Kevin's willingness and belief in his innocence.  

This is what Kevin had to say:  "Awesome lawyer, got me off the hook;  Mr silva was fighting for my second dui which I was not going to accept eventually got my case dismissed with a infraction. 
He takes the time to explain the situation for you and will answer your calls anytime you have any questions  I used him because of his high reviews and it was worth it  I highly recommend him if you are in the Southern California area."

Another 3rd Time DUI Dismissed:

Bre was charged with a 3rd time dui involving an accident which totaled the car and charged with a violation of probation from her 2nd dui which was less than a year old. Her BAC was an alleged .18.  Initially, the DA wanted Bre to plead guilty to the dui, plead guilty to driving on a suspended license,  complete 180 days of county jail which 90 of those days were to be done "straight time", pay the standard fines and fees, and do the 18 month dui class. We set the case for trial, filed our motions in limine, filed our trial brief, and filed a Harris Motion. RESULT before trial: All dui charges dismissed,  NO JAIL TIME, no community service, no work release, NO fine. She pled no contest to a vehicle code violation under 23103/23103.5.  She only had to do the 9 month dui class and not the 18 month dui class. And finally, she did not suffer any additional punishment for the potential probation violation on her 2nd dui. 

Just very blessed! by a happy client Mark M.

I was facing a 3rd DUI charge, 180 days in jail (at least) and severe fines...after Mr Silva did his due diligence, continuous homework on the entire charges, and realized what was at hand, he made magic happen. Let me back up though, from the beginning he really wanted to know about me, what I did for a living and what the goal was for me. He asked about every aspect of my family and how we could make this better for my entire situation. The desire to truly know what was going on with me and my family made it personal and made me realize he truly wanted the best for me...not because of what I did but because he saw a greater good for what I was doing with my life.
Mr. Silva always showed on my behalf and kept me informed with everything that was going on, and made things clear...he also kept me at ease without every having to worry about a thing! I always felt he was very genuine and did exactly what he said he was...and he had my 3rd DUI charge reduced to my 1st, fines reduced and my jail time reduced by over 100 days! Ultimately, I couldn't be more happier with the outcome of my case and the overall experience with Patrick Silva. I would highly recommend Mr. Silva to anyone needing assistance with a DUI case.I am competitive by nature, I love to win, and I strive to do my very best on each case !

Pulled a rabbit out of his hat: by CLIENT JASMINE

I was charged with my first DUI and was not thinking about getting an attorney. I had planned on just handling it myself but then I came across Mr. Silva who seemed very helpful. I was almost certain I would get off with a "wet and reckless", but come to find out Mr. Silva got my DUI COMPLETELY dismissed. I couldn't believe the good news I had gotten. I am so grateful for his services, if it wasn't for him I wouldn't have been able to continue my journey to becoming a Registered Nurse. Patrick John Silva pulled a rabbit out of his hat, I don't know how he did it but I am beyond grateful!!

3rd Dui in less than ten years BY CLIENT DANIEL  N.

I was charged with a 3rd DUI in ten years, driving on a suspended license, and violation of my summary probation. With a BAC of .14 and two previous DUI's within ten years, in two different counties, attorney Silva not only won my DMV hearing, but then proceeded to reduce a 3rd DUI in ten years charge, in Riverside County, down to a misdemeanor drunk in public with no violation of probation, no jail time, and a fine of 500 dollars. Attorney Silva handled my case with the utmost professionalism and proposed an ambitious plan of attack. Attorney Silva advised that we go straight to trial and that he was confident he could beat this. Taking into account his decade plus years of experience in the field, I put my faith in Attorney Silva's judgment and expertise, and I ponied up for trial. A few weeks before the trial, the DA contacted Attorney Silva and Silva negotiated what we would plead to. If you are willing to step into the arena, Attorney Silva will champion your cause. In summation, Attorney Silva has the gumption and the expertise to secure you the best possible outcome of your case.

ROMERO G:  was charged with an alleged .11 BAC after he was stopped for having no rear license plate. What made the negotiations even tougher was the fact Romero picked up a 14601 (driving on a suspended license) a few months after his dui.  We aggressively fought the charges and on day of trial we got the dui DISMISSED as well as a DISMISSAL on the 14601 and the only thing he pled guilty to was a traffic infraction for not having a license plate on his car, and this was in a Riverside County Courthouse.

CARLOS Z:  was charged with an alleged .21 dui after he was stopped for squealing his tires while doing a U-turn. We lost the DMV hearing which suspended his COMMERCIAL LICENSE for 1 year.  We filed a motion to suppress challenging the cop's reason for the stop. We were able to resolve the case by having Carlos plead to a wet/reckless BUT we had language in the plea bargain which overturned the dui suspension at the DMV.  Instead of not being able to drive his big rig for a year and losing his job, we were able to get Carlos back in his truck in less than 2 months.

CASE DISMISSED- 2nd time offender

I was facing a DUI charge and a driving on a suspended license charge. Five years previous to these charges I had also been arrested for another DUI. Being a second time offender I had my doubts that I would beat these charges. Mr. Silva was able to answer any questions I had which really helped me get through this depressive situation and my anxiety. If convicted I would have lost my job, yet the DA still was not willing to negotiate any type of deal that would prevent me from losing my job. Mr. Silva really made me confident that we would win even with my record so I decided to put my faith and trust in Patrick Silva and decided we would take my case to trial.
Mr. Silva put a great amount of time and effort studying my case as well as the evidence they had against me. The man knows what he is doing because a week before my trial began the DA called him with a deal I couldn’t believe! Both my DUI charge and my driving on a suspended license charge were dismissed! Instead I was issued a ticket for no front license plate and all other charges were dropped! I was astonished and could not believe when Silva told me the great news! He even reimbursed me the expert fees I had paid in advance in order to retain the forensic toxicologist experts in case we went through trial. Patrick Silva is a very intelligent, honest attorney that you can trust and rely on getting you out of trouble! I highly recommend Patrick Silva!!!!!

Mr. Silva started representing those accused of DUI for nearly 14 years. We like to say we represent the "falsely" accused. As a Riverside DUI lawyer who focuses drunk driving defenses he knows the DUI facts and how to dispel the Drunk Driving Myths. He is a member of the CALIFORNIA DUI LAWYERS ASSOCIATION which is a close knit membership of DUI Attorneys whose main goal is the representation of those accused of DUI in Riverside Ca. Patrick J. Silva is also a member of NATIONAL COLLEGE FOR DUI DEFENSE which is compromised of the "best" dui attorneys in the nation.

Hire a Riverside DUI Lawyer from the Best Riverside DUI Law Firm and get the DUI facts about the Drunk Driving Myths. Attorney Patrick J. Silva has focused his law practice defending those who have been accused of driving under the influence. We represent good folks both in the criminal court system and in the DMV proceedings. Mr. Silva is certified in Standardize Field Sobriety Tests (SFST). He has completed 24 hours of intense training under the guidelines set forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It is "only" with this specialized training that allows an attorney to effectively cross examine a police officer on the stand about how he "screwed" up when he was giving you the test. Hire a Riverside DUI lawyer from the best Riverside DUI law firm and get the dui facts about the drunk driving myths. A quick story, the other day I was in a DMV hearing and I was cross examining the officer. Some of the highlights made me almost laugh outload. The officer could not identify the 3 SFST. As you read this you probably already know that they are the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN), Walk and Turn (WAT), and the One Leg Stand (OLS). As we went through the cross examination the officer could not identify the 3 validating clues in the HGN, he did not know how many clues were needed to believe that my client might have been over a .08. The Officer did not know the 8 clues associated with the WAT, in fact he made up other clues as he went along. I did finally start to smurk as he failed to understand the OLS or the 4 clues associated with that test.

Hire a Riverside DUI lawyer from the best dui law firm and get the dui facts about the drunk driving myths. What was really funny was that 2 weeks after the officer arrested my client he went to a SFST class. This was when my cross really got interesting. As we went through his failures in giving the SFST he had to agree that he gave the SFST wrong on several, several occasions. I also have over 15 hours of training on the Datamaster DMT breath machine. I am the owner of the Alcosensor IV PAS breath machine which is the most widely used roadside breath tester in So. Cal.

We are a nationally-recognized firm lead by a highly experienced Riverside DUI lawyer. We are not former prosecutors and am proud to say we never sought to prosecute somebody just to receive a paycheck. The Law Offices of Patrick J. Silva serves clients from offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego. , We are supported by a former law enforcement officer who conducts our in-field interviews, and a former California DMV license suspension hearing officer. We specialize in representing those clients charged with misdemeanor or felony drunk driving (driving under the influence of alcohol or driving under the influence of marijuana or drugs) and the associated DMV license suspension.

Nationally-known and recognized by other dui attorneys across the United States, Mr. Silva is a Western State University College of Law School graduate. Mr. Silva is active in teaching other lawyers this highly specialized field of DUI defense.  Mr. Silva teaches other lawyers blood alcohol science, breath science, field sobriety test, legal motion writing, and trial defense. . His is a member of the California DUI Lawyers Association and the National College for DUI Defense.


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I teach other DUI lawyers from San Bernardino and Riverside how to defend their cases. Who do you want working on your DUI case? The Master or the student? In order for me to have my best chance at being successful on any DUI case I need details. This requires that you come into my office and let me learn about every detail of the events of that night. You will learn about the DUI Myths that the media perpetrates on society. Hiring a DUI Lawyer from the Best DUI Law Firm can make or break your DUI Defense.

Riverside DUI Lawyer gets .20 BAC with accident dismissed !