Matthew J Ruff

Over 25 Years of Experience Fighting DUI

As a Lawyer, Matthew J. Ruff has dedicated his legal career to protecting the rights of his clients. He is a well-recognized Criminal Defense trial attorney who has limited his practice to exclusive DUI and criminal defense for over 25 years. Unlike many other so-called "DUI Attorneys", Mr. Ruff's practice focuses 100% on DUI and criminal defense, this is the only area of the law he practices so he knows it well. Mr. Ruff has prior District Attorney's Office experience and an educational background in Law Enforcement so he knows the system from both sides of the fence. He is well respected in the judicial community and often teaches other Attorneys in the practice of DUI Law through seminars. He is recognized as a zealous defender and FIGHTER for the rights of those he represents. He innovated the use of experts and investigators in DUI defense cases. He has perfected the use of pre-trial motions in DUI cases. Mr. Ruff personally handles his cases, unlike some other firms, he does not hand his cases off to another so-called specialist. As a client, you will be represented by Attorney Ruff from start to finish. He is the attorney that other lawyers and law enforcement officers call when they are arrested for DUI. He has represented people from all walks of life including practicing attorneys and CHP officers who have been charged with driving under the influence during their off hours.

Attorney Matthew Ruff enjoys an A+ rating with the California Better Business Bureau. In addition, he has attained the highest rating possible, "superb", rated 10 out of 10, from the nation's largest consumer attorney rating service AVVO. He enjoys one of the highest success rates on DUI charges at trial. His trial record includes not guilty verdicts on all manner of driving under the influence allegations including Refusal Enhancements, Charges against clients with prior convictions for DUI, Prescription Drug Intoxication, High BAC Levels, and DUI cases where children were occupants in the vehicle at the time of arrest, all found not guilty by a jury with Matthew as the Defense Attorney. Due to his record of success with juries, it is often possible to get DUI charges dropped or reduced without going to trial.

Attorney Matthew J. Ruff is licensed to practice law in the entire State of California, DMV hearings, as well as the Federal District Courts and the Federal and State Superior Courts in all of California. As a result, his clients are assured he can effectively represent them from the local Superior Court to the Appeals Court and Supreme Court if necessary to protect and fight for his client's rights. In addition to his successful record in the trial Courts, Attorney Ruff is also an accomplished appellate Lawyer who has obtained tremendous victories for his clients in the Appeals Courts. His willingness to go to trial and beyond to fight for his clients sets him apart from most other DUI lawyers. You may have seen his legal commentary on television or read
published articles he has written in the nearly fifteen years he has practiced criminal law.

Attorney Matthew J. Ruff is a member of or is affiliated with the following organizations:

American Bar Association (ABA)
California Bar Association (CBA)
Los Angeles County Bar Association
California Trial Lawyers Association
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ)
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
Kern County Bar Association
California DUI Defenders
Los Angeles DUI Lawyers
California Consumer Attorneys
California DUI Lawyers Association
Federal Rights Defenders
Listed in Martindale Hubbell Lawyer Directory

Matthew may be reached at his e-mail:, Or call and ask to speak directly with Mr. Ruff toll-free at 1-877-213-4453, (You will not be "passed off" to a paralegal or assistant).

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