Arleta DUI Attorney

Being charged with a DUI can produce an intimidating feeling, especially considering the multiple levels of penalties and the substantial costs involved. Call an Arleta DUI attorney at (888) 754-9860 to get a full assessment of your case.

A DUI conviction is public record, accessible to employers, landlords and anyone else conducting background checks. Discuss your case with an Arleta DUI attorney because you do have options.

Arleta DUI attorneys primarily handle DUI cases. With up-to-date knowledge of the DUI laws, evidentiary requirements, and flaws in blood alcohol testing devices and procedures, your Arleta DUI attorney can raise numerous defenses that offer you the best opportunity for a favorable outcome.

Overview of DUI Proceedings

You are entitled to a license suspension hearing with the DMV if requested within 10-days of your arrest. Retain an Arleta DUI attorney to handle this and all other DUI proceedings.

  • DMV hearing. By challenging probable cause in your arrest and/or the results of your breath or blood test, Arleta DUI attorneys have enabled many clients to retain their licenses.

  • Usually held shortly after your arrest, you appear with your Arleta DUI attorney and enter a not guilty plea.

  • Information gathered from an investigation of your case and evidence from the prosecution will allow your Arleta DUI attorney to raise certain defenses. Many cases are plea bargained at this stage.

  • If no resolution, your Arleta DUI lawyer will try your case.

Retain an Arleta DUI Lawyer

With investigative and litigation skills honed from years of handling DUI cases, Arleta DUI lawyers are able to raise any number of defenses in DUI cases. In many cases, Arleta DUI lawyers carefully review these issues in fashioning a defense:

  • 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 Arleta 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. Jai 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-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 Arleta DUI Lawyer

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

Arleta CA 91331
(888) 754-9860