Experienced Orange County DUI Lawyer
Quick action from a concerned attorney can preserve your license and liberty
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is prosecuted very aggressively in Orange County. The penalties for DUI are much more severe now than in previous years. The firm has successfully represented clients charged with DUI on a daily basis.
With an experienced attorney handling your case, you do not have to serve time in the county jail or state prison. Call the firm to make an appointment to learn how we can best represent you and keep you out of jail. Other websites give detail after detail about all criminal defenses. This firm has taken a different approach.
You may not want to be bombarded with all the elements of each and every crime given on a website. It is our goal to get you interested enough to call the firm so you may discuss your case with an attorney personally. If you are going to retain an attorney, you may as well leave everything to an experienced attorney to alleviate the tremendous stress you may be undergoing.
Place your life in the hands of someone who has the experience to handle your case, and take the pressure off you.
What is driving under the influence?
Driving under the influence is operating a motor vehicle after having consumed alcohol or drugs, to the extent that one’s ability to operate the vehicle is impaired. In California, if the driver’s blood alcohol level is 0.08% or above, he or she is believed to be driving under the influence, otherwise known as 23152(b) of the vehicle code.
You may also be convicted of DUI if you are under the influence of any drug, whether a controlled substance, prescription medication, or marijuana. Often one is charged with driving under the influence of a prescribed medication that is or is not prescribed to them personally. The issue is-whether or not the medication impaired their ability to drive.
There are two sections under the most common DUI: 1) Driving under the influence of alcohol and or drugs; 23152(a); and 2) Driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood content of .08 % or more.
Depending upon the severity of your DUI charge, including any special circumstance that may include an accident, injury, property damage, or prior convictions, you may face any number of consequences such as:
County jail, state prison, enormous fines, suspended or revoked license, probation (informal or formal), state approved DUI school court ordered AA meetings, dramatically increased insurance rates, Cal Trans, community service, MADD, and the inability to work if you are incarcerated.
The DUI Process:
Upon arrest of DUI, a pink temporary license will be given to you. The license is only valid for 30 days from the date of arrest. You have only ten days to schedule a hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles. Your interest is best served when an attorney schedules the hearing and completes this complicated process, on your behalf. The firm will keep you updated on all phases of your case.
At the arraignment, your attorney will obtain the police report and any other discovery available. Allow time for your attorney to copy this report and then you will receive a copy from their office. Certain orders may or may not be made by the judge at the first appearance (the arraignment) depending upon the circumstances. If you hire a private attorney, you will not need to appear in court unless your case is filed as a felony.
In all misdemeanor cases, your attorney will appear for you, unless otherwise ordered. If you posted bond, your paperwork instructs you to appear in court. However, it is interpreted to mean that you need to appear in court unless your attorney appears on your behalf.
Sometimes, numerous appearances will be required in order to keep you out of jail, fight against other unwarranted penalties, get the charge or even the case dismissed if possible, and finally, protect you against zealous prosecution. You will have many questions that we are competent to answer with regards to the entire process from the beginning to the end.
As you can see, the proceedings of a DUI case are substantial and should only be handled by an experienced DUI defense lawyer. If you have been arrested and charged with a DUI, you are invited to contact the firm so that we may assist you. We will immediately schedule a DMV hearing and represent you at the hearing.
Don’t hesitate to invoke your Constitutional rights, especially your right to an attorney. For capable defense representation in Orange County, call attorney Charmaine Druyor at 714.595.3737 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.