Better Call Kev!
DUI is a serious crime that carries major penalties in California. People from all walks of life, backgrounds, and economic circumstances get pulled over for this crime every day in the state. For many, it is their first brush with the law. Being arrested for DUI can be frightening, humiliating, and confusing. You may have little understanding of the law, the procedures, or what the consequences will be, and may believe there is nothing you can do about it. This is not true. Many aspects of a DUI can be challenged but you will need an experienced and competent lawyer on your side to do it.
At DCD Law, you can retain the services of a seasoned criminal defense lawyer, one with a decade of experience, who has extensive knowledge about how to defend against DUI charges. Whether this is a first offense, a repeat offense, an under-21 DUI, or a DUI complicated by driving with a minor, having an open container in your vehicle, or having an excessive blood alcohol concentration (BAC), our firm can help. Before you assume the evidence against you is unbeatable, turn to our firm to get a professional assessment.
1. Build a Relationship
Attorney/client trust is vital to a successful defense. To defend our clients effectively, we take the time to hear and understand them. The first step in our process is to establish open communication so that trust may follow. Our team is always accessible, and we pledge to be open and honest every step of the way.
2. Build a Future
We care about the life our clients face after a criminal charge. We understand that a brush with the legal system can be both disruptive and life-altering, and we are committed to helping you to get your life back on track.
3. Build a Defense
The law states that every individual is innocent until proven guilty, and we will make sure that the burden of proof is high. As we build your case, we will gather evidence, conduct interviews, and more. By challenging our prosecution system, we ensure that the law functions appropriately, and we take great pride in what we do.
Our firm provides the following information about all aspects of DUI in California:
- DUI Vehicle Code 23152(a). This refers to driving while impaired from alcohol and/or drugs, regardless of your BAC level.
- DUI Vehicle Code 23152(b). This refers to driving with a BAC of .08 percent or higher which is the legal limit.
- Information about what happens in a first DUI conviction.
- Information about what happens in a second DUI conviction.
- Wet reckless.
- Dry reckless.
- Speed Ex.
- DMV hearings.
- Felony DUI (Vehicle Code 23153).
- DUI defined.
- Information about after someone is pulled over.
- Lookback period.
You can be arrested and charged with DUI for driving while impaired to the point where you do not have complete control over your mental or physical faculties OR because your BAC level was at the legal limit or higher.
The penalties can include jail time, fines, probation, community service, license suspension, DUI “school,” and more. Our attorney can thoroughly investigate your case to look for any flaws or weaknesses that could put your guilt in doubt.
Many aspects of a DUI arrest can be bungled by law enforcement. For example, field sobriety tests are known to be highly inaccurate, breathalyzers can be faulty due to poor maintenance, BAC levels can be false based on medical conditions, subjective testimony from a police officer asserting that you were drunk because of red and watery eyes can be debunked (you were tired, you wear contact lenses, you have allergies, etc.).
In some cases, it may be best for your attorney to negotiate a plea bargain of a lesser charge, such as wet reckless, dry reckless, or other charges.
Our DUI lawyer fully understands the matter and, after reviewing your case, can advise you on the best way to move forward. Just because you were arrested for DUI does not mean you will be convicted for it.
Contact our San Fernando DUI defense attorney at (818) 722-8793 to book a consultation. Available 24/7. We speak Spanish and Persian (Farsi). Hablamos español.