Reseda DUI Attorney

You need professional and experienced legal representation if charged with DUI. Call a Reseda DUI attorney at (888) 754-9860 for the legal advocacy your case needs.
Defending a DUI charge can present considerable challenges so having quality representation from a Reseda DUI attorney is critical. If convicted, you stand to spend time in jail, have your driver’s license suspended, be ordered to attend DUI classes and incur a fine and costs of thousands of dollars.
Reseda DUI attorneys represent DUI clients on a regular basis and have obtained dismissals, acquittals and reduced charges in numerous cases. Let a Reseda DUI attorney handle all aspects of your DUI from the outset.

Overview of DUI Proceedings

  • The first proceeding in a DUI is the license revocation hearing before the DMV, but it is waived unless requested within 10-days of your arrest. Proceedings in DUI cases include:

  • DMV hearing. Have your Reseda DUI attorney handle this. In many cases, Reseda DUI attorneys have managed to have their clients avoid suspension of their licenses.

  • Arraignment. A brief court appearance with your Reseda DUI attorney to enter a not guilty plea.

  • Pretrial discovery and investigation. Reseda DUI attorneys exchange information with the proscutor and use that and other evidence obtained from an investigation to make various motions to dismiss charges, exclude evidence or argue for a reduced charge. Most cases are disposed by negotiated plea bargains.

  • Trial. Reseda DUI attorneys are prepared to defend clients in court if there is no resolution.

DUI Defenses

Reseda DUI lawyers have a firm knowledge of DUI laws, police procedures and factors affecting the breath or blood test so as to present any number of solid defenses. A Reseda DUI lawyer will often carefully review these factors that can result in a favorable resolution of your case:

  • Possible police misconduct

  • Whether your medical or physical condition may have 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 Reseda 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 Second 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 Reseda 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 a Reseda 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 Reseda DUI Lawyer

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

Reseda CA 91335
(888) 754-9860