Driving Under the Influence
No doubt you know that driving while under the influence (DUI) of either drugs or alcohol is dangerous and can have serious consequences.menu-item-has-children Driving while under the influence, or while intoxicated, can severely impair your judgment and slow your reaction times, making you several times more likely to crash your car and either hurt yourself or seriously injure someone else.menu-item-has-children If that risk is not enough to scare you into making certain you are sober when you get behind the wheel of a car, consider the fact that being arrested and convicted of driving under the influence can have big and far-reaching legal consequences.menu-item-has-children If you have been arrested for DUI, you need a serious traffic attorney to fight for you.
Consequences of a DUI
Unlike many other traffic violations, DUI arrests and convictions can appear on your criminal record.menu-item-has-children An experienced traffic attorney can tell you that depending on the case, a DUI can be either a misdemeanor or a felony criminal offense.menu-item-has-children If you were stopped by a law enforcement official on suspicion of DUI, had not crashed or caused any damage and had no prior DUI arrests, you may be charged with a misdemeanor and find your driving privileges suspended and be placed on probation.menu-item-has-children You would also most likely have to pay considerable fines and court fees related to your case, may be required to do community service, and/or be required to take alcohol or substance abuse education classes.menu-item-has-children If, on the other hand, you managed to cause property damage or serious injury while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or have a history of DUI arrests or problems, you could be facing felony criminal charges and potential jail time, in addition to having your license suspended or revoked and paying heavy court fees and fines. With so much on the line, you need an experienced traffic attorney on your side fighting to keep your record clean.
What You Dont Know
What many people donmenu-item-has-childrent know about being charged with a DUI is that tiny technicalities can make a big difference in helping you win your case.menu-item-has-children Your traffic attorney might be able to help you fight your DUI charge if the arresting officer didnmenu-item-has-childrent follow proper procedures during your arrest and even breath or blood analysis tests results are often proven wrong.menu-item-has-children You also need an experienced traffic attorney to help you fight your DUI charge because aside from the criminal proceedings related to your case, there are also DMV hearings that must be attended to.menu-item-has-children In the state of California, every DUI charge is accompanied by a DMV hearing that will determine whether or not you get to keep your driving privileges until your criminal case has been decided.menu-item-has-children In California, the DMV is a separate entity than the courts, and even if you are found not guilty in court, your license can still be suspended or revoked at the DMV hearing. Traffic attorneys know that from the time you get arrested for DUI, you have just 10 days to schedule a DMV hearing, or your drivermenu-item-has-childrens license will automatically be suspended or revoked.menu-item-has-children Your traffic attorney can fight for you by presenting evidence and arguments as to why you should be able to keep driving.menu-item-has-children DMV hearings can be complicated, but donmenu-item-has-childrent let yourself be intimidated.menu-item-has-children Hiring an experienced traffic attorney to help fight your DUI charges will give you the confidence and peace of mind you need to get through the process.
Knowledge & Experience Prevails
The traffic attorneys at Traffic Ticket Pros know the system and they know the law, so they can often help you successfully fight a DUI charge.menu-item-has-children If you have been charged with a DUI, call the traffic attorneys at Traffic Ticket Pros today.menu-item-has-children Our traffic attorneys are trained and experienced in helping you fight DUI charges and we will fight for you.