Toluca Lake DUI Attorney

Call a Toluca Lake DUI attorney at (888) 754-9860 if you want an experienced and skilled lawyer defending you on DUI charges. A DUI charge can present considerable challenges, which is why you need a veteran Toluca Lake DUI attorney.
A DUI conviction means jail time, license revocation, payment of a substantial fine, mandatory attendance at DUI classes and the incurring of thousands of dollars in court and other costs. You also have a public record, accessible to anyone performing a simple background check.
You have too much to lose in a DUI case. Retain a Toluca Lake DUI attorney for the quality representation you need.

Summary of DUI Proceedings

  • DMV hearing. Your first consideration should be your license. You have no more than 10-days to request a hearing before the DMV regarding revocation of your license. Have your Toluca Lake DUI attorney request and handle this hearing. Toluca Lake DUI attorneys routinely represent clients at these hearings and have avoided license revocations for many offenders.

  • Arraignment. Held shortly after your arrest, you appear with your Toluca DUI attorney to enter a not guilty plea.

  • Pretrial. Your Toluca Lake DUI attorney will obtain the police report and other records and evidence from the prosecution. Many cases are resolved before trial by your Toluca Lake DUI attorney negotiating a plea agreement.

  • Trial. Not all cases are plea bargained. If not, your Toluca Lake DUI lawyer is prepared to take your case to trial

DUI Defenses

Toluca Lake DUI lawyers use their knowledge of the DUI laws, police practices, and the science supporting and challenging the breath and blood tests to come up with a successful defense. Toluca Lake DUI lawyers also carefully review these issues that commonly arise in DUI cases to determine what defenses to use:

  • 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 Toluca Lake 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 Toluca Lake 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 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 Toluca Lake DUI Lawyer

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

Toluca Lake CA 91602
(888) 754-9860