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Glendale Courthouse Attorney

A DUI charge does not have to be a ticket to jail or other harsh penalties but you do need to call a NoHo Arts District DUI attorney at (888) 754-9860 for the professional representation your will need.

If facing a DUI, the obstacles to defending these charges may be daunting, but in reality many DUI cases are defensible. Talk to a NoHo Arts District DUI attorney to get an assessment of your case and how an experienced and resourceful attorney can assist you.

NoHo Arts District DUI attorneys primarily represent persons charged with DUI in all types of situations. A NoHo Arts District DUI attorney has knowledge of the DUI laws, police procedures, and the factors that affect blood alcohol concentration level testing.

 

 

Overview of the DUI Process

A NoHo Arts District DUI attorney needs to handle all DUI proceedings from the outset so as to preserve evidence and defenses that might be jeopardized if you delay.

  • DMV hearing. This is an administrative hearing regarding license revocation so long as you request it within 10-days of your arrest. Have your NoHo Arts District DUI attorney request and handle this. NoHo Arts District DUI attorneys have been able to avoid license revocation for many clients.

  • Arraignment. You and your NoHo Arts District DUI attorney appear and enter a not guilty plea.

  • Pretrial. Your NoHo Arts District DUI lawyer exchanges information with the prosecution and conducts an investigation of your case. Your NoHo Arts District DUI lawyer also tries to negotiate a plea agreement.

  • Trial. If no resolution, then your NoHo Arts District DUI lawyer will defend you at trial.

Defenses in DUI Cases

Using knowledge of the DUI laws and years of experience in litigating numerous DUI cases, your NoHo Arts District DUI lawyer will carefully examine these following issues that commonly rise in DUI cases:

  • Possible police misconduct

  • Whether your medical or physical condition influenced 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 NoHo Arts District DUI lawyer

DUI Penalties

DUI sentences vary from county to county, especially if aggravating circumstances were present. 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-22 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 Classes. 18 to 30-months

  5. Installation and insurance. SR-22 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-22 insurance and interlock system

Fourth DUI or DWI

A fourth DWI or DWI is a felony, but it could be negotiated to a misdemeanor.

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-22 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%.

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. Securing of SR-22 insurance and possible installation of an interlock system

Call a Glendale Courthouse Lawyer

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

600 East Broadway 91206
(888) 754-9860