DUI Attorney in San Marcos


 Driving under the influence of intoxicants (alcohol and/or drugs) is a criminal charge that almost anyone may face. If you drink and drive a car, it is possible that you may be pulled over and charged with drunk driving.

I am Southern California DUI defense attorney Ty Carss. The best defense against a drunk driving charge starts with a criminal defense attorney who can anticipate the prosecutor’s legal tactics. With more than 16 years of experience, I know exactly how to evaluate the prosecution’s case and how to pinpoint the issues the prosecution might overlook.


 You can rely on my experience and skill to help protect your rights in all aspects surrounding your drunk driving arrest, including cases involving:

  • Field sobriety tests
  • Breathalyzer tests
  • DUII/DUI license suspension
  • Multiple DUII/DUI charges
  • Underage DUII/DUI charges
  • Drug-related DUII/DUI
  • Reckless endangering of another person
  • Reckless driving


 Whether this is your first offense or you have past convictions, I am ready to provide you with the criminal defense you need. I make myself available to answer your questions while I put together a game plan to put in the best position to fight your charges. 


 A driver stopped for DUI is usually the subject of these hearings. If you do not contact the DMV within ten days to set a hearing, your license will be automatically suspended after your 30 day temporary license expires. You should always set a hearing within the time limit, or you may simply suffer the suspension without recourse. If you have missed your hearing scheduling deadline, we can submit a late request on your behalf, and the DMV grants late hearings under certain circumstances. You may also request a “stay” on your license, meaning your license will remain valid at least until you have your hearing. The hearings are very technical in nature, and the seemingly slightest oversight by a police officer may lead to a “set-aside”. A set-aside means exactly that, the DMV “sets aside” the action and you suffer no administrative license suspension. Email Attorney Ty Carss now for more information or call to speak to an attorney at (760) 295-8420.


 The Law Offices of Ty Carss will everything possible to help keep your license from becoming suspended.  And, if/when necessary, we will guide you through the process of obtaining a restricted license, so you can continue to drive to work and/or school, during the course of employment, and to and from any court-ordered program(s).


Call (760) 295-8420 or email DUI attorney in San Marcos immediately.  

You only have 10 calendar days in which to contact the Driver Safety Office of the DMV to postpone the automatic suspension of your driving privildges.



Domestic violence

 I defend clients against all levels of domestic violence charges and the related matters, including domestic assault, child abuse and neglect, and violations of restraining orders. 

Drug charges

 Individualized defense representation for all misdemeanor and felony drug charges.  

Assault charges

 I defend clients against all levels of battery and assault and/or violence charges and related matters, including domestic assault, child abuse and neglect, and violations of restraining orders. 

Theft and property crimes

  I represent people charged with theft, burglary, robbery, armed robbery, and property damage (vandalism).

Sex offenses

 There are few things more damaging to a person’s reputation that to be accused of a sex crime. It’s vitally important not to say anything to police before you talk to a defense lawyer.  Attorney Ty Carss has extensive experience keeping clients off of Megan's Law website, and from going to prison.

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Civil Harassment

 Attorney Ty Carss helps individuals who need to file or defend themselves against a Civil Harassment Restraining Orders ("TRO"). By granting a TRO, a judge is ordering that an individual stay away from or stop harassing the person who asked for the TRO. Such court orders are issued in San Diego County to people who have concerns about their personal safety in light of conduct of someone else.

California laws and San Diego County guidelines regarding TROs and other types of restraining orders are complex enough to merit the attention of a skilled and experienced attorney like Ty Carss. 

If you feel that you need a TRO or other restraining order, you can schedule a free consultation to discuss your concerns with Ty Carss today.

Domestic Violence

A domestic violence restraining order is a Court order issued to prevent the recurrence of acts of abuse by a batterer. Under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act, abuse is defined as any of the following:

  • Intentionally or recklessly causing or attempting to cause bodily injury
  • Sexual assault
  • Placing a person in reasonable apprehension of imminent serious bodily injury to that person or to another
  • Engaging in any behavior that has been or could be enjoined such as molesting, attacking, striking, stalking, threatening, battering, harassing, telephoning, destroying personal property, contacting the other by mail or otherwise, disturbing the peace of the other party.

The batterer must be:

  • A spouse
  • An ex-spouse
  • A boyfriend or girlfriend
  • An ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend
  • A person the victim is dating or has dated
  • An immediate family member (mother, father, in-laws, siblings, adult children, grandfather, grandmother, grandson, granddaughter)
  • A person the victim has children together

Workplace Violence

 Under California law, courts can make orders to protect an employee from suffering unlawful violence or credible threats of violence at the workplace.

A workplace violence restraining order must be requested by an employer on behalf of an employee who needs protection. The court order can last up to 3 years. The order can also protect certain family or household members of the employee and other employees at the employee’s workplace or at other workplaces of the employer. These orders will be enforced by law enforcement agencies.

Attorney Ty Carss has extensive experience in obtaining Prevention of Workplace Violence Restraining Orders on behalf of employers, property managers, mobile home park managers, and many others.

Elder Abuse

 Abuse of an elder or a dependent adult is abuse of:

  • Someone 65 years old or older; or
  • A dependent adult, who is someone between 18 and 64 that has certain mental or physical disabilities that keep him or her from being able to do normal activities or protect himself or herself.

The law says elder or dependent adult abuse is:

  • Physical abuse, neglect, financial abuse, abandonment, isolation, abduction (taking the person out of the state against his or her will), or other behavior that causes physical harm, pain, or mental suffering; OR
  • Deprivation by a caregiver of things or services that the elder or dependent adult needs to avoid physical harm or mental suffering.

Contact Us Now

  Call (760) 295-8420 or email attorney Ty Carss immediately.