Dale Gribow

DUI Attorney at Law

Serving Palm Desert & Surrounding Areas

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DUI Lawyer Palm Desert

Dale Gribow, Attorney at Law

Are you looking for an experienced Lawyer in Palm Desert, California? If you, or a loved one, have been charged with a crime, we may be able to help.

Dale Gribow, DUI Defense Lawyer, handles all criminal cases including, but not limited to, Homicide, Violent Crimes, Federal Crimes, White Collar Crimes, DWI & Drug Offenses (see list).

If you want a Palm Desert DUI Lawyer who will personally handle your file and be available for consultation 24/7, someone who will fairly evaluate your case and determine your most favorable course of action, hire us.

Our philosophy is to find out as much as we can about the facts of the case and talk to anyone who can help our defense. The stronger our defense appears to the prosecutor, the better our chances are of getting a favorable result.

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If you have a legal question, concern, or would like to schedule a consultation simply fill out the form below.

If this is an urgent matter please call 760-837-7500.

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Dale Gribow, Attorney at Law’s “concierge/boutique” PI/DUI award winning firm, has protected the “Constitutional Rights” of the Seriously Injured & Criminally Accused, for over 35 years. The firm focuses on ACCIDENTS: Auto| Motorcycle| Pedestrian | Bicycle | Dog Bite| Truck | Uber| Scooter | Motor Vehicle | Tractor Trailer | Wrongful Death | Slip & Fall, causing Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI doesn’t require hitting your head) | Broken Bones | Soft Tissue | Nerve Damage, as well as DRUNK DRIVING & Domestic Violence matters.

If you have been in an accident you may be entitled to a substantial recovery. However, there needs to be: An accident; Not your fault; Actual Injury; Medical treatment; and of course… Insurance Coverage.

For the last 13 years, Gribow has straddled two professions, Trial Lawyer & weekly Legal Columnist (Dale Gribow On The Law), in addition to covering Society Events for The Desert Sun. Dale and his wife Patti, (the former Captain of Dean Martin’s Golddiggers, (who travel with Dean and Frank Sinatra for 15 years), have been honored, as one of the “5 Top Power Couples in the CV.”

Former service as Judge Pro Tem/Arbitrator, community involvement & hosting legal talk shows, together merited the Highest PI/DUI TOP LAWYER AWARDS:  Gribow advises his legal column readers that Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent is the most respected national rating awarded to only a select number of accomplished attorneys. It reflects the “Confidential Reviews” of Judges and Attorneys, familiar with the attorneys work, for his Legal Ability
and Very Ethical. Every lawyer advertises they are the best! See who Judges and Attorneys select…Dale Gribow!

Commonly Asked Questions

Our firm is not right for you if

You are looking for a lawyer who will only tell you what you want to hear. I will work with you to honestly assess the facts of the case.

If you want to tell our law firm about your situation, you should. . .

I personally communicate with you whenever possible. If I am in Court when you call, you can leave a message. I personally guarantee you will hear back from me in 24-hours, or less – most often, much less. My office phone is (760) 837-7500.

The typical cost to start working on your case is:

Most cases are handled on a flat fee basis, so you will know the total cost of your case from the beginning.

Our clients will tell you that:

My level of experience, knowledge of the law in Palm Desert, California, and personal familiarity with the judges, prosecutors, and system is a great advantage. In addition my personal and regular contact with clients, availability and involvement with every aspect of the case bring the most favorable results.

Do you need a DUI Lawyer?

Every state has some sort of “driving while intoxicated” statute. The term “driving while intoxicated” is in quotes because none of these laws require that you be “drunk” or “intoxicated” to be guilty. All that is required is that your ability to operate a vehicle has been impaired to any extent at all or that your Blood alcohol level exceeds the state limit (which is now .08% in all states).

a DUI Lawyer can help. . . .

Assess your legal situation

An experienced DUI Defense lawyer can help you understand what you are up against and the fines you may be required to pay. A DUI lawyer mostly deals with DUI matters and knows the process inside and out – including options that a public defender may not tell you.

Explain the Consequences

The consequences of a DUI vary greatly from state to state and a DUI lawyer will be able to explain how those consequences in your state apply to you such as (1) harsher punishments for those arrested with BAC limits over .08, (2) special laws for underage drivers arrested for DWI , (3) possible community service or plea bargaining, (4) overlapping jurisdiction of Courts and your state’s motor vehicle licensing department to suspend or revoke your license, and (5) contingent license programs that allow you to use your vehicle to get to and from work.

Manage the process

Dealing with the motor vehicle department can be frustrating and time consuming. A DUI Lawyer can manage the process for you by completing the required forms; making phone calls; scheduling and/or representing you at a Motor Vehicle Department suspension hearing, and making other necessary arrangements.

Represent you in court

An experienced DUI Lawyer knows the ins and outs of the courtroom and may be able to obtain a lesser sentence for you if your situation and state law allows for it.

Don't Know if a DUI Lawyer is right for you? Here are some General Guidelines:


Definitely hire a DUI Lawyer if you already have several DUI and receive another; or if your DUI arrest was the result of an accident or if anyone was injured; or if you are a professional driver whose livelihood depends on keeping your license.


Seriously consider hiring a DUI Lawyer if you’ve been arrested for a second DUI (in the same or another state) or were arrested with a BAC limit over double the legal limit as harsher penalties may apply.


You might want to hire a DUI Lawyer in California if you don’t understand your rights or DUI laws, what you need to do, or the consequences you face. You also might want legal representation if you are in a profession (or plan to be) that requires bonding or in which any criminal conviction might prevent you from getting or keeping a professional license. If you don’t know the requirements, then you need expert advice before handling the case yourself.

DUI Lawyer Palm Desert

Area of Practice

– Auto
– Criminal Defense
– Domestic Violence, DUI Defense
– Family Law
– Motor cycle
– Slip & Fall
– Wrongful Death


B.A., University of California, Class of 1965
J.D., Loyola Law School, Class of 1968
Post Graduate Studies, University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
Post Graduate Studies, University of Southern California Law Center


– 1970, California
– 1970, California Supreme Court
– 1970, U.S. Federal Courts
– 1977, U.S. Supreme Court
– 1983, U.S. Tax Court


– Oregon State Bar
– Federal Bar
– Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
– American Association for Justice
– Multnomah Bar Association
– Lane County Bar Association

Honors & Awards

– Top Lawyer – California’s Prestige Magazine, Palm Springs Life (PI/DUI)
– Top Lawyer – Inland Empire Magazine
– Perfect 10.0/5 Star Top Attorney Awards: Avvo; Google, Martindale
Hubbell (Preeminent); Justia; Expertise.com; Stellar Diamond Legacy Top Attorney; Attorney of the Year Ca.-Top 100 Lawyers
– 5 Star Rating AVVO
– Clients Choice Award by AVVO – Awarded 9/10/22



Gribow advises his legal column readers that Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent is the most respected national rating awarded to only a select number of accomplished attorneys. It reflects the “Confidential Reviews” of Judges and Attorneys, familiar with the attorneys work, for his Legal Ability
and Very Ethical. Every lawyer advertises they are the best! See who Judges and Attorneys select…Dale Gribow!

Joel Johnson

One of the most ethical men I know

Dale Gribow has been my lead attorney for over twenty years providing me with personal and business advice, helping me form a corporation and even helping when I was involved in an accident when I was rear-ended by an impaired elderly driver.

Jon A. Perlman, MD FACS

Knowledgeable, honest and friendly

Dale has been invaluable for my issues. He is knowledgeable, honest and friendly. His advice is remarkable and “right on.” I would never hesitate in sending people his way when they need his services

Nanci Sorin Collyer

Knowledge & abilities are totally trustworthy

I have known Dale Gribow for more than a decade. His knowledge and abilities are totally trustworthy. I would feel completely confident were he to handle any legal matters for which I might have need. 

Talk to a Palm Desert DUI Lawyer today!

Contact Dale Gribow, Attorney at Law at 760-837-7500 or via email with the form above.

How Can We Help You?

At the Law Offices of Dale gribow, we are committed to protecting your freedom, your record and your rights. Attorney Dale Gribow has vast legal experience in the fields of criminal law, personal injury and family law matters. If you are in need of serious legal representation you need an experienced attorney to help you get through this difficult time in you life. Dale Gribow works hard to get his clients the best possible outcome for their situation. This is true no matter what the case may be.

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