If you’ve been charged with a DUI, the first thing that you should is contact a DUI attorney immediately. At The H Law Group, we have some of the best and brightest DUI lawyers around. They have the experience and knowledge necessary to achieve the best possible outcome for you. Our DUI lawyers will first attempt to have the DUI or drunk driving charges against you dismissed. If they’re not able to get them dismissed, they will negotiate the best plea deal possible for you.
California Vehicle Code (CVC) Section 23152 allows the prosecution to go after individuals who drive a vehicle while they are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. If an officer has caught you drinking and driving, he will probably have arrested you, and DUI charges have been filed against. If this is your case, please give us a call and allow us to represent you throughout the criminal process.
If keeping your driver’s license is important for you, you should immediately contact a DUI lawyer because an arrested person has ten (10) days from the date of his arrest to schedule a DMV hearing to keep his license. If an individual does not schedule his DMV hearing within the ten days, his driver’s license will be suspended within thirty (30) days of his arrest because that’s usually how long the pink temporary license is good for. Also, if you’re convicted of drunk driving or driving while under the influence of marijuana or other drugs, the DMV will add two (2) points to your driving record. These points will increase the cost of your auto insurance, and if you get another two points, your license will be suspended.
Drunk Driving Charges
If you’ve been charged with a DUI, don’t worry, you’re not alone. California is one of the strictest states when it comes to enforcing its drunk driving laws. To convict you of a DUI, the prosecution will use a police officer’s observations, field sobriety tests, and chemical test results to show that you were driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. When this evidence is produced against you, our attorneys will examine the evidence and proceeds to argue as to why the evidence is not sufficient enough to convict you of a DUI. Chemical testing is not perfect, and so our attorneys will bring that point up to establish your innocence.
Also, if you’ve made statements, even innocent ones, the prosecution will use these statements against you to establish your guilt. It is our job to point out flaws in the statements and the prosecution’s evidence. Once we find these flaws, we will use them to ask the prosecutor to drop the charges against you. If we are not successful in having the charges against you dismissed, we will do our best to negotiate a good plea deal for you. So, if you’ve been charged with drunk driving or driving while under the influence of marijuana or other drugs, you should contact an experienced DUI attorney at The H Law Group. Our attorneys have handled hundreds, if not thousands of DUI cases, so they know and experienced to achieve the best possible results for you.
How Does a DUI Arrest Occur?
A DUI arrest usually occurs when a police officer pulls over an individual for violating a minor traffic law, such as running a red light, not stopping at a stop sign, or for a broken taillight. The officer then uses the stop as a pretext to investigate whether you’ve been drinking and driving. If the officer observes signs of intoxication, such as bloodshot eyes or the odor of alcohol and/or marijuana, he will likely ask you to perform a roadside sobriety test. The results of the test and the officer’s observation will be used against you by the prosecution to prove your guilt. For the future, you should know that you’re not required to partake in roadside field sobriety tests. So, if you’re asked to perform one, kindly decline. If you do take one and you perform poorly, the results will be used against you. You’re only required to provide the police officers with your automobile registration, proof of insurance, and identification. Also, you are not required to perform a roadside chemical test. However, if you’re taken to the station or hospital, you must complete a chemical test at that point.
Refusing to perform a chemical test will cause you to suffer additional consequences at your criminal proceeding and the DMV proceeding. For the best outcome in your DUI case, you should contact a DUI lawyer at The H Law Group. Our lawyers have seen it all, so schedule your free consultation today, allow them to represent you, and keep you out of jail. We will assist you with the DMV hearing, as well as your criminal proceedings. So, don’t delay and call us today or fill out the contact form below and we will be in touch shortly.
Consequences of a DUI Conviction
If you’ve been charged with a DUI, you should know that it carries the following consequences:
- A maximum of six (6) months in county jail
- A fine of up to $1,000
- License suspension of up to six (6) months
- Being placed on probation for three (3) to five (5) years
- Enrollment and completion of a DUI education program
- Installation of an ignition interlock device (IID)
Do you Need an Affordable and Reliable DUI Attorney?
If you’ve been charged with a DUI and you need a reliable, experienced, and affordable attorney, please contact the DUI lawyers at The H Law Group. We have successfully handled hundreds of DUI cases, so whether this is your first, second, third, or fourth DUI, please contact us and ask us to represent you. We offer our legal services at affordable rates, and the best thing is that we offer payment plans that fit your schedule. So, if you don’t have the money to pay all of your legal fees upfront, you can pay monthly or bi-monthly.