DUI Lawyer

If you have been charged with DUI, you need to act quickly to save your license.

Sentencing for a DUI conviction varies, depending on your blood alcohol level and whether it was your first DUI offense or a repeat offense. For a first offense in California, sentences may include:

Drivers age 21 or older who have a .08 percent blood alcohol content (BAC) or greater may be charged with misdemeanor DUI and face the following penalties if convicted:

  • First offense — minimum 48 hours in jail, up to a six-month driver’s license suspension, fines between $390 and $1,000, a $125 license reissue fee, alcohol program attendance
  • Second offense within 10 years — minimum 96 hours in jail, up to a one-year driver’s license suspension, fines between $390 and $1,000, a $125 license reissue fee, alcohol program attendance for 18 to 30 months, ignition interlock device (IID)

If you cause an injury, or if it is your fourth DUI offense or a second felony DUI, you can be charged with a felony.

Unfortunately, many people who are charged with driving under the influence assume there is nothing they can do about it. Whether you are guilty or innocent, you deserve a second chance. A reputable DUI attorney will examine all of the evidence and challenge it vigorously. In the best case scenario, the charges against you may be dropped completely. If you do not realize the negative impact that being convicted of driving under the influence can have on your life, our experienced DUI lawyers will explain everything to you and what can be done to protect you.

We will examine your arrest, police procedure, field sobriety tests and blood or breath tests. If tests were administered incorrectly or your constitutional rights were violated, we will argue for evidence to be suppressed or for a dismissal of the charges.

In addition to the criminal portion of a DUI charge, we can represent you at the DMV hearings. After a DUI arrest you must request a hearing within 10 days or you waive your right to a hearing and your license will be suspended automatically.

A DUI conviction will also cause your car insurance rates to skyrocket, and can hurt your chances of future employment. With each additional DUI offense, the penalties become much more severe.

With every conviction penalties become more harsh. Even if the charges against you cannot be eliminated, they may be significantly reduced if you have a skilled DUI attorney by your side. Today, driving under the influence is an offense that has been under the microscope and highly criticized in the media. We believe that many arrests are made in which a police officer may “jump the gun”, such as when they arrest someone simply because there are empty containers in the vehicle or they smell alcohol, but a breath test is not actually performed. Our DUI lawyers are experienced and knowledgeable; our proven track record for reaching a favorable verdict for our clients demonstrates our skills and ability.

Never think that’s “just the way it is”, and that you have to suffer the consequences of a DUI arrest. With a skilled DUI lawyer on your team, your future can look much brighter. If you a are in Orange County and surrounding areas, contact R. Allen Baylis, today and rest assured you have a team of dedicated professionals who will protect your rights.

A DUI conviction will also cause your car insurance rates to skyrocket, and can hurt your chances of future employment. With each additional DUI offense, the penalties become much more severe.

With California’s strict drunk driving laws, even a first offense can have serious and immediate consequences. If you have been charged with DUI, you need a lawyer who will aggressively protect your rights.

At Baylis Law we defend people charged with DUI/DWI and driver’s license violations.  We know how the state handles DUI charges, and we are skilled at exposing weaknesses in these cases. We can represent you at the DMV administrative hearing and throughout the criminal procedure.

Call us 24 hours a day at (714) 962-0915 to make an appointment with our Orange County DUI/DWI defense attorneys.

Orange County Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys Minimizing DUI Penalties

 

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