2800 Los Alamitos DUI Attorney – Aggressive DUI Lawyers


Knowing that you have a Los Alamitos DUI attorney on your side is reassuring. Call a Los Alamitos DUI attorney at (888) 754-9860 to discuss your case and to receive an honest assessment.

A DUI conviction can have lasting repercussions in your life. More immediately, you face time in jail, loss of your driver’s license, a stiff fine and costs in the thousands of dollars for court costs and increased auto insurance. You have too much at stake by not retaining a Los Alamitos DUI attorney.

Overview of the DUI Process

When arrested, your license was replaced by a 30-day temporary one. You are entitled to a hearing on your looming license revocation but only if you request it within 10-days of your arrest. Have your Los Alamitos DUI attorney request and handle this hearing.

The DUI process consists of these appearances and stages:

  • DMV hearing. Your Los Alamitos DUI attorney has prevailed at many of these hearings, raising issues challenging probable cause and the results of chemical tests that has enabled clients to keep their licenses.
  • A brieft court appearance with your Los Alamitos DUI attorney to enter a not guilty plea.
  • After the arraignment, your Los Alamitos DUI attorney may request evidence from the prosecutor and present motions to dismiss your charges or exclude certain evidence. Most cases are plea bargained before trial.
  • If no plea agreement is reached or your Los Alamitos DUI attorney feels the evidence against you is weak, then your Los Alamitos DUI lawyer will try your case.

DUI Defenses

Defenses are based on your Los Alamitos DUI lawyer having the knowledge, resources and skills to uncover and challenge certain issues common in many DUI cases. These include:

  • Police misconduct
  • Field sobriety test observations and conclusions by the arresting officer
  • Challenging the validity and integrity of the breath or blood tests
  • Bias, inconsistencies and errors in police testimony, reports and records
  • Possible drinking after driving, no driving and other defenses that your Los Alamitos DUI lawyer may raise

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 Los Alamitos DUI Lawyer

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

Los Alamitos CA 90720
(888) 754-9860