2800 Orange DUI Attorney – Aggressive DUI Lawyers


If you drink and drive on a regular basis, chances are that you will eventually be stopped, arrested and charged with DUI. For others, it may have been just one time where they risked driving after having had a few drinks. Regardless, you need to call an Orange DUI attorney at (888) 754-9860.

Not all DUI arrests are justified nor is conviction so likely, regardless of your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level. An Orange DUI attorney can discuss your case with you and advise you of the numerous defenses available in most DUI cases.

Overview of a DUI Proceedings

A DUI charge has civil and criminal elements. The civil aspect focuses only on your license suspension, but you have only 10-days to request a hearing before the DMV. Have your Orange DUI attorney request and handle this for you.

Proceedings in a DUI case may consist of:

  • DMV hearing. An Orange DUI attorney can raise issues of probable cause and the validity of your BAC test results at this hearing. Many times, an Orange DUI attorney has prevailed in these hearings and clients were able to keep their licenses.

  • Arraignment. The initial court appearance with your Orange DUI attorney to enter a not guilty plea.

  • Pretrial. Your Orange DUI attorney obtains evidence from the prosecutor and may bring motions to dismiss the charges or to exclude evidence. Most cases are resolved before trial with a plea bargain.

  • Trial. If no plea agreement is reached, your Orange DUI attorney will vigorously defend you at trial.

Defenses in DUI Cases

The foundation for a solid defense is grounded in the experience and skills of an Orange DUI lawyer. Your Orange DUI lawyer has intimate knowledge of the DUI laws, police procedures, and the protocol and scientific principles of the breath and blood tests. Most DUI defenses are focused on these issues common to DUI cases:

  • Possible police misconduct

  • Influences of your medical or physical condition on your arrest and BAC results

  • Validity and integrity of the breath or blood tests

  • Bias, inconsistencies or errors in police testimony, records and reports

  • No driving, drinking after driving and other defenses found by your Orange DUI lawyer

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 Orange DUI Lawyer

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

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