Driving Under the Influence Vehicle Code 23152(a) VC
Vehicle Code 23152(a) VC governs the crime of operating a motor vehicle “under the influence” of alcohol. In California motorists charged with driving under the influence can even be charged with a DUI, the blood alcohol concentration was below 0.08%. It should also be noted that if you have been charges with a DUI, there are two governmental bodies that are generally involved and require hearings; that is the DMV and the Courts. The DMV case is extremely time sensitive, and if not fixed immediately, will result in an automatic suspension of your driver’s license. A Driving under the influence conviction generally can result in costly fines, required attendance at alcohol-education classes, suspension or revocation of your driver’s license, probation, placing an ignition interlock device in your car, and even jail or prison time depending on the facts of the case.
DUI Charges Drivers License Suspension
California DUI charges can result in driver’s license suspensions, sometimes even on a first DUI. Our DUI attorneys in Glendale, CA have the ability to extend your driver’s license privileges and aggressively fight the DMV case to protect your license. It is critical to act quickly so you do not miss the deadline to demand a DMV hearing. If the deadline is missed it is likely that the DMV will automatically suspend your license.
First Time DUI Conviction in California
If convicted of a DUI in Court, while the driver would have full driving privileges, the DMV will require the installation of an ignition interlock device, which is the breathalyzer device for several month period. Typically, probation is for three years and is also known as “informal” or “summary probation” on a first time DUI offense. Summary probation means that it is “non-reporting probation”.
Immigration Consequences of a DUI Conviction
A criminal conviction in California, even for a first time DUI offense can have negative consequences on immigration status. For instance, a DUI offense can trigger deportation requirements and other immigration difficulties. Winning your case instead of being convicted can often mean staying in the United States instead of being deported. Therefore, hiring an experience Glendale DUI defense lawyer may mean the difference of keeping your immigration status or suffer adverse consequences. Our goal in DUI cases is to first attempt to seek a dismissal. If that does not work, we seek to reduce charges and all punishment.
DUI Attorney in Glendale
It is imperative that you hire the best Los Angeles DUI attorney to ensure you get the best possible defense. Our Glendale criminal defense lawyers have handled numerous cases. If you have been accused of a DUI, contact one of our Glendale DUI attorneys at (310) 943-1171. It is important to have a defense attorney that you can trust. It is imperative not to speak with investigative authorities without seeking legal counsel first in these situations.
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