2800 Laguna Woods DUI Attorney – Aggressive DUI Lawyers


Panicking in the face of DUI charges is counterproductive. Call a Laguna Woods DUI at (888) 754-9860 now to discuss what you need to know and how to proceed. A Laguna Woods DUI attorney handles DUI cases on a near exclusive basis and has years of experience in negotiating and litigating these cases.

If convicted of DUI, you face almost certain jail time, loss of your driver’s license, a fine of at least $390, and other costs in the thousands of dollars. Further, you must attend DUI classes for months and may have to install an ignition interlock system on your car. Call a Laguna Woods DUI attorney now.

Overview of the DUI Process

Promptly retaining a Laguna Woods DUI attorney is imperative since you must request a hearing on your license suspension within 10-days of your arrest. Have your Laguna Woods DUI attorney request and handle this hearing.

Proceedings in DUI cases include:

  • DMV hearing. Your Laguana Niguel DUI attorney has prevailed at many of these hearings, raising issues challenging probable cause and the results of chemical tests.
  • A brieft court appearance with your Laguna Woods DUI attorney to plead not guilty.
  • At this stage, your Laguna Woods DUI lawyer may obtain evidence from the prosecutor and present motions to dismiss charges or exclude evidence. Most cases are resolved before trial with plea arrangements.
  • If no plea agreement is reached or your Laguna Woods DUI lawyer feels you have a substantial chance of an acquittal, then your Laguna Woods DUI lawyer will try your case.

Why Retain a Laguna Woods DUI Lawyer?

Your Laguna Woods DUI Lawyer has the skills, knowledge and experience in scrutinizing and carefully reviewing police reports and records, witness testimony, police procedures, and the science and protocol behind chemical testing.

Most DUI defenses that are raised in DUI cases are based on:

  • Possible police misconduct
  • How field sobriety tests were conducted and the officer’s observations
  • Validity and integrity of the breath or blood test
  • Bias, inconsistencies and errors in police testimony, records and reports
  • No driving or drinking after driving defenses among others

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 Laguna Woods DUI Lawyer

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

Laguna Woods CA 92637
(888) 754-9860