Our firm has one of the premiere DUI lawyers in California, Robert Miller, a DUI specialist and member of the California Bar. We have handled DUI cases in California for over 21 years. We defend clients throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego and Orange County DUI cases from our office in Newport Beach.
We leave no stone unturned. We visit the location of your DUI stop, review the arresting officers’ training and background, re-test your blood sample, examine your breath machine’s maintenance history, cross-examine officers at your DMV hearing, and deconstruct the case to find every DUI defense in your favor.
If you got arrested for DUI, speak with a DUI Lawyer in California right away. We want to start by hearing all the facts from you directly regarding your arrest. We’ll give you our candid opinion as to your case.
A DUI Lawyer in California can help you with your DUI Arrest
California DUI arrests begin with a traffic stop, an accident, or a DUI checkpoint, in most cases. An officer asks you to perform field sobriety tests and may ask you to blow into a handheld breathalyzer, which is optional. After arrest, the police usually will ask you to take a blood or breath test at the police station.
For DUI arrests, the police release you within a few hours of arrest and booking. At release you will have at least two documents: a citation to appear in court, and a pink temporary license. Police will usually take your California drivers license and mail it to the DMV.
The DMV Process
You have to contact the DMV within 10 days of your arrest to demand a hearing. Otherwise your license automatically is suspended after 30 days. A DUI Lawyer in California, will request the hearing for you and schedule the hearing for your case.
At the conclusion of the hearing, the DMV’s officer takes the matter into consideration and issues a decision. If the DMV finds in your favor, no license suspension is imposed (though a DUI conviction in court could trigger a separate suspension). If the DMV finds against you, your license goes into suspension within a few days of receiving notice.
DUI Court Proceedings
Most people get charged with two misdemeanor crimes: DUI under Vehicle Code 23152(a) and Driving with Excessive BAC under Vehicle Code 23152(b). If you had drugs in your system, a DUI under Vehicle Code 23152(f) may be charged.
A DUI attorney in California will investigate evidence, prepare motions, and negotiate with the judge and prosecutor seeking a dismissal or a reduction in your charges.
Contact A DUI Lawyer in California For Help.
Meet with a DUI Lawyer in California and explore options for fighting your DUI case. Contact our firm at (877) 568-2977.