Cahuenga DUI Attorney

If facing DUI charges, immediately call a Cahuenga Pass DUI attorney at (888) 754-9860. DUI cases can be difficult but many are defensible in the hands of a quality attorney. Talk to a Cahuenga Pass DUI attorney and get an honest assessment of your case.

Cahuenga Pass DUI attorneys routinely handle DUI cases and have been successful in even the most hopeless cases. With a combination of full knowledge of the DUI laws, police procedures, and factors that can affect the results of breath or blood tests, Cahuenga Pass DUI attorneys give you the best opportunity for a favorable outcome in your case.

Overview of the DUI Process

Be sure to promptly retain a Cahuenga Pass DUI attorney for all DUI proceedings.

  • DMV hearing. Although you are entitled to license suspension hearing with the DMV, it must be requested within 10-days of your arrest. Cahuenga Pass DUI attorneys have been successful in many hearings, enabling clients to avoid license revocation.

  • The first criminal court appearance with your Cahuenga Pass DUI attorney to enter a not guilty plea.

  • Pretrial discovery and motions. Your Cahuenga Pass DUI attorney will obtain evidence from the prosecutor and investigate your case. Motions may be made to dismiss charges or to exclude evidence. Most cases are resolved by plea bargaining.

  • If unresolved, your Cahuenga Pass DUI lawyer is fully prepared to take your case to trial.

Defenses in DUI Cases

You can expect your Cahuenga Pass DUI lawyer to carefully examine certain issues that are found in many DUI cases that can lead to dismissal, acquittal or a favorable plea arrangement. These issues concern:

  • 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 Cahuenga Pass 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 by your Cahuenga Pass DUI lawyer.

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 need to retain a Cahuenga Pass DUI lawyer as they 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 Cahuenga Pass DUI Lawyer

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

Cahuenga Pass CA 90068
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