2800 Newport Beach DUI Attorney – Aggressive DUI Lawyers


Call a Newport DUI attorney at (888) 754-9860 because you need a quality DUI lawyer to defend you. A DUI conviction can lead to jail time, loss of your driver’s license, mandatory attendance at DUI classes, a fine and costs of thousands of dollars. Repeat offenders face mandatory minimum jail sentences and loss of their license for years. Talk to a Newport DUI attorney about the representation you need.

Overview of the DUI Process

A DUI has an administrative or civil aspect regarding the suspension of your driver’s license along with the separate criminal proceeding. A typical DUI consists of these stages:

  • DMV hearing. You must request this hearing within 10-days of your arrest or your license will be suspended. Have your Newport Beach DUI attorney handle this for you. Many times a Newport Beach DUI attorney has enabled clients to retain their licenses by challenging aspects of your arrest and/or the results of your breath or blood test.
  • The initial court appearance with your Newport Beach DUI attorney to enter a not guilty plea.
  • Pretrial phase. Your Newport Beach DUI attorney will request evidence from the prosecutor and may present motions to dismiss the charges or to exclude certain evidence. Many DUI matters are settled by plea arrangements before trial.
  • Your Newport Beach DUI attorney may recommend trial if no satisfactory plea agreement is reached or the evidence against you is weak.

Common DUI Defenses Raised by Newport Beach DUI Attorneys

Your Newport Beach DUI lawyer will use his or her knowledge of the DUI laws, police procedures and the science of the breath and blood tests to form various defenses. Many defenses used by Newport Beach DUI lawyer focus on these issues:

  • Police misconduct
  • Field sobriety test observations and conclusions by the arresting officer
  • 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 Newport Beach DUI lawyer may raise, if applicable

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 Newport Beach DUI Lawyer

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

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