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If you've been cited under Vehicle Code Section 23152 for DUI (driving under the influence) of alcohol, you are likely facing criminal charges that can change the trajectory of your life. A DUI can be an expensive and time-consuming process, so it's essential to learn more about the penalties you may be subject to and how you will choose to fight them. Drawing on their extensive experience, the attorneys at Johnson Criminal Law Group will guide you down the right path, preserve your civil liberties, and ensure your Constitutional rights are protected.
While the fines and other associated costs of a conviction can be high, an attorney with DUI defense experience can help keep those to a minimum. A good DUI attorney will explain your potential legal exposure and how to best handle your case. Your lawyer will advise you on the appropriate steps to take to protect your rights and avoid additional criminal penalties. If you have been contacted by law enforcement or an investigator after you were arrested, always remember you have the right to remain silent. It is much more effective to call a lawyer instead of trying to explain your side of the story to the police.
Whether you're charged with a DUI in Orange County, California, or elsewhere, it's important to hire a qualified attorney. The lawyers at JCLG have handled thousands of criminal cases and know the Orange County legal system inside and out. Unlike traffic tickets or speeding violations, DUIs, if handled improperly, can carry the threat of jail time, extensive fines, and unnecessary license suspensions.
It is critical to hire a lawyer with experience and knowledge of how DUIs are processed in Orange County courts, and who will guide you through setting up classes, completing court ordered services, and submitting the required proof to regain your liberty. A DUI conviction is a serious matter, so you need to make sure you hire an attorney who knows how to aggressively defend your rights and protect your liberties.
A blood test can help you prove your innocence in court. This is exculpatory evidence that the prosecution is required to hand over. If the Blood Alcohol Content test you took showed you had a BAC below the legal limit, that could be evidence used in your favor. If you're arrested for a DUI, your lawyer will be able to explain the consequences and the defenses in your particular DUI case.
In California, a DUI lawyer can help you fight the charges against you and deal with Department of Motor Vehicles administrative hearings if needed. If you've been arrested for DUI, you need to talk to a licensed and experienced DUI lawyer as soon as possible to avoid an automatic suspension of your license. Hiring a lawyer who knows how to defend against a DUI will give you the best chance of acquittal in a court case. Although no two cases carry the same set of facts, DUI lawyers at the Johnson Criminal Law Group have handled many DUI cases with great outcomes.
A DUI conviction can certainly affect your wallet, criminal record, and future employment opportunities. If you've been stopped for a DUI, it's crucial to hire a qualified attorney. A lawyer will be able to minimize the consequences of a conviction. Depending on the circumstances of the arrest, your DUI lawyer may be able to reduce the consequences of the charge.
If you've been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, you can face long-lasting and expensive legal penalties. You may lose your driver's license, have to pay fines, and maybe even go to jail. In some cases, driving under the influence may even result in bodily injury or death, so the legal consequences are severe. Alcohol is the most commonly used legal substances in the US, but there is a long list of penalties for drunk driving because of the damage that could occur. The first step is to avoid drinking and driving by arranging other means of transportation.
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First DUI - What to Expect
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Ignition Interlock Device
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