Have You Been Arrested For Suspicion Of Drunk Driving?
Being arrested for a DUI can be scary, especially if it is your first encounter with the criminal justice system. If you have been arrested for a DUI, you will be forced to fight for your driving privileges, as well as your freedom.
DUI Consequences In California
Legal consequences for a DUI in California can be significant. Penalties can include:
- Driver’s license suspension
- Mandatory use of an ignition interlock device
- Mandatory completion of a first-offense DUI class
- Community work service
Penalties become more severe with each subsequent DUI and the legal ramifications can escalate to jail time. But an effective DUI defense lawyer can work to help you receive a better outcome.
Possible DUI Defenses And DUI Plea Bargains
One rule of thumb with DUIs is to avoid getting your first one, because the consequences for a second or third DUI become very severe. Possible defenses for a DUI can include:
- Lack of probable cause for the traffic stop
- Breathalyzer machine was not functioning correctly
- Driver was influenced by legal medication
When dismissing charges is not possible, an experienced DUI defense lawyer may be able to negotiate a plea bargain with prosecutors to reduce the DUI charge to a lesser offense. Possible reduced offenses can include traffic violations, such as reckless driving.
Experience With DUI Plea Bargains
For more than two decades, DUI defense attorney Carol Long has served clients in Solano, Contra Costa and Alameda counties. With DUI cases, attorney Long aggressively pursues the best possible outcome. Her working relationships with prosecutors puts her in position to negotiate effective plea bargains.
Contact A Highly Skilled DUI Criminal Defense Attorney
The State of California Department of Motors Vehicles (DMV) will suspend your driver’s license unless you request a hearing in a timely manner. Do not delay – call the Law Office of Carol Long in Fairfield. Call 707-900-4459 or send an email as soon as possible after your arrest.