2800 Fullerton DUI Attorney – Aggressive DUI Lawyers


When facing DUI charges, you have a daunting experience ahead of you. It can be made less anxiety-ridden by calling a Fullerton DUI attorney at (888) 754-9860. A Fullerton DUI attorney handles DUI cases almost exclusively and has years of experience negotiating and litigating cases that may make prosecutors think twice.

If thinking of pleading guilty, consider the penalties. Jail time is a near-certainty even for first offenders. Your license is automatically suspended and your fine is hundreds of dollars. Expenses and costs can be in the thousands of dollars due to court costs, attendance at DUI classes for months or years and increased auto insurance premiums. Promptly contact a Fullerton DUI attorney because delaying could cause you to lose certain defenses.

Overview of DUI Cases

Following your arrest, you are entitled to a license suspension hearing with the DMV but you must request it within 10-days. Have your Fullerton DUI attorney handle this for you. Proceedings in a typical DUI case involve:

  • DMV hearing. An administrative proceeding where your Fullerton DUI attorney can raise issues that could result in your license not being suspended.
  • A brief appearance with your Fullerton DUI attorney to plead not guilty.
  • Pretrial stage. Your Fullerton DUI attorney will obtain reports and records from the prosecutor and investigate the facts of your case. Your Fullerton DUI attorney may make motions to dismiss charges or exclude evidence. Many cases are settled at this stage.
  • If no resolution, your Fullerton DUI lawyer will vigorously defend you at trial.

Defenses in a DUI Case

The defenses that your Fullerton DUI lawyer can raise may include:

  • Police misconduct
  • Attacking the field sobriety tests and PAS (preliminary alcohol screening test) results
  • Challenging the validity and integrity of the breath or blood tests
  • Bias, inconsistencies and errors in police testimony, reports and records
  • No driving defense if applicable
  • Possible drinking after driving and other defenses that your Fullerton DUI lawyer may present

DUI Penalties

DUI sentences vary from county to county and especially if aggravating circumstances were present. Otherwise, there are separate penalties for a first, second, third and felony convictions. These penalties are typically imposed:

First DUI or DWI

The usual penalties for a first DUI or DWI are:

  1. Jail. 48 hours in jail and up to 6-months; 3-years of probation
  2. Suspension of license. Loss of driving privileges for 4 to 10-months though you may be eligible for a restricted license; if BAC testing was refused, the suspension is one year
  3. Fines: $390 with costs over $1,800
  4. DUI classes: 3-months
  5. Insurance and installation: Secure SR-1 insurance and possibly install an interlock ignition system

Second DUI or DWI

Penalties for a second DUI or DWI within 10 years of the first include:

  1. Jail. 96 hours and up to one year in county jail and 3-5 years probation
  2. Suspension of license. 2 year suspension with eligibility for restricted license unless testing was refused.
  3. Fines: $390 to $1000 but over $10,000 in costs
  4. DUI Classe 18 to 30-months
  5. Installation and insurance. SR-1 insurance and Interlock ignition system

Third DUI or DWI

Conviction of a third DUI or DWI in 10 years may include:

  1. Jail. 120 days to one year in county jail and 3-5 years probation
  2. Suspension of license. 3 years with restricted license after 12-months
  3. Fines: $390 to $1000 and other costs up to $15,000
  4. DUI classes. 30-months
  5. Installation and insurance. SR-1 insurance and interlock system

Fourth DUI or DWI

A fourth DWI or DWI could be negotiated to a misdemeanor.by your Gardena DUI lawyer. If a felony, you face:

  1. Jail. 16 months, 2 or 3 years in jail and formal probation for up to 5 years
  2. Suspension of license: 4 years
  3. Fines: Up to $5000 with associated costs of up to $18,000
  4. Habitual traffic offender status. 3 years
  5. Mandatory DUI classes. 30-months
  6. Installation and insurance. SR-1 insurance and interlock system

Commercial DUI or DWI

Commercial drivers can be convicted of a commercial DUI or DWI if their BAC is 0.04% so that their need for a Gardena DUI lawyer is imperative.

Penalties include:

  1. Jail. Same as for a motorist with a Class C license for first or multiple DUI or DWI offenses
  2. Driver’s license suspension.
  • Loss of commercial driver’s license for one year, regardless of the vehicle you were driving
  • Life-time suspension for a second conviction
  • Your Class C license is also affected
  1. Fines. From $390 to $1000
  2. DUI Classes. Same as for other offenders
  3. Insurance and installation. Possible securing of SR-1 insurance and installation of an interlock system

Call a Fullerton DUI Lawyer

If you were arrested for a DUI, call a Fullerton DUI lawyer today at (888) 754-9860.

Fullerton CA 92831
(888) 754-9860