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DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE 

Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Representing People Accused of Driving Under The Influence

A drunk driving conviction can have life-changing consequences. You will have to pay a large fine. Your driver’s license will be suspended and your insurance rates will skyrocket. You may even go to jail or prison.

It is possible, however, to successfully fight a Driving Under The Influence(DUI) charge and minimize its effect on your life. The Criminal Defense Attorney knows this — because we have helped many clients obtain dismissals of DUI charges, not-guilty verdicts and plea agreements to lesser charges.  Contact The Criminal Defense Attorney for a consultation with an experienced Driving Under The Influence defense attorney. We are available 24 hours a day, regardless of whether your driving under the influence arrest occurred in San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar, Vista, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, Escondido, La Mesa, National City, Lemon Grove, Oceanside, El Cajon, Poway, Julian, Fallbrook, Carlsbad, Encinitas, San Marcos, Santee, Bonita, Spring Valley, Rancho San Diego, Camp Pendleton, Tecate, Jacumba Hot Springs, Lake San Marcos, Mount Laguna, Alpine, Jamul, Bonsall, Potrero, Fairbanks Ranch, Solana Beach, Lakeside, Valley Center, Descanso, Campo, Rancho Santa Fe, Ramona, Borrego Springs, Casa de Oro, Mount Miguel, Pine Valley, Harbison Canyon, Boulevard, Winter Gardens, Crest, Hidden Meadows, Granite Hills, La Presa, Rainbow, and surrounding communities.

Successful DUI Defense Strategies

Regardless of the circumstances, your case is not hopeless. There are a number of ways to overcome a Driving Under The Influence charge and subsequent DUI consequences. The Criminal Defense Attorney will examine every aspect of your case when building your defense.

Potential strategies include defenses based on:

  • Lack of probable cause for the police to stop you
  • Improperly conducted field sobriety tests
  • Inadmissible breath test results
  • Police administrative errors
  • Rising Blood Alcohol Level (includes Breath Tests)
  • Errors performing Breath/Blood Tests

 The Criminal Defense Attorney, conveniently located in Chula Vista, will review all of the factual and legal issues in your case and aggressively defend you at every stage of the legal process.

Keeping Your Driver’s License

When you are arrested for DUI, the California Department of Motor Vehicles will initiate actions which could result in driver’s license suspension. In addition to contesting the criminal DUI charge, The Criminal Defense Attorney can represent you in the Administrative Per Se Hearing to fight this suspension.

The Criminal Defense Attorney can use this hearing to get the arresting officer to commit to facts that could be useful in the criminal proceeding. We will also seek to obtain temporary driving privileges for you pending the final disposition of your case.

Minimizing the Consequences

If a conviction cannot be avoided, the Criminal Defense Attorney, will do everything we can ethically do to minimize the penalties and resulting effect on your life. There are many alternative sentencing possibilities that can help you avoid jail and allow you to resume your normal life, even for people with prior convictions.

Our firm has strong working relationships with many prosecutors in Chula Vista Court, San Diego Court, El Cajon Court, Vista Court, and many other Courts in California.  The Criminal Defense Attorney has helped many clients obtain alternative outcomes. These can involve community service, alcohol education, alcohol treatment in a public or private facility, and others.

The Criminal Defense Attorney will work diligently to help you obtain the best outcome possible whether you are a first time offender or are facing the consequences of multiple DUI arrests.

Skilled Multiple DUIs Defense Attorney in Chula Vista, serving South Bay, San Diego Central, East County, and North County.

Prior drunk driving convictions will have a strong impact on the consequences you may face if convicted of multiple DUI offenses. California courts do not take multiple and felony DUI charges lightly. Conviction of multiple or felony-level drunk driving charges can result in harsher DUI penalties, including larger fines, lengthier jail sentences and extensive license suspensions.

To minimize the impact of multiple DUI charges on your life, it is important to secure the assistance of an experienced DUI defense lawyer. With an attorney’s help, it may be possible to have the charges against you dismissed or greatly reduced.

The Criminal Defense Attorney knows how to get the results our clients need. With the Criminal Defense Attorney on your side, you get a skilled criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor, who has helped countless clients obtain acquittals of DUI charges, dismissals, and plea agreements to lesser charges.

Contact our Chula Vista law office, serving Orange County and surrounding counties, for a free consultation. We are available to help you 24 hours a day.

Penalties for Multiple DUIs in California

The enhanced consequences you face for a second, third or subsequent DUI offense are harsh. The severity of any sentence will depend directly on the number of DUI offenses you have been convicted of within the past decade.

In the state of California, current penalties for multiple DUIs can involve probation, alcohol classes or counseling, and fines of up to $1,000 (plus penalties and assessments that can bring the fine to thousands of dollars).

In addition, a second offense may result in a lengthydriver’s license suspension and up to one year in county jail (if there are injuries as a result of an accident, the sentence could be prison). A third offense may increasethe amount of time a driver’s license is suspended, and you face one year in county jail (assuming there are no injuries as a result of an accident).

A fourth driving under the influence offense (within 10 years of the prior 3) could result in a license suspension for years, and state prison, depending on the specifics of your situation.

 

Protect Your Rights and Your Freedom

If you have been charged with DUI and already have a prior drunk driving conviction, you could be facing years without a driver’s license and time in jail. Your job, your living situation and your personal relationships could be at stake. You cannot afford to risk life as you know it.

Although we diligently work to have the charges against you dismissed, this is not always possible. If a conviction is inevitable, we will work with prosecution in an effort to secure an alternative sentencing option that may keep you out of jail and allow you to live your life as normally as possible.

DUI Penalties

Free Consultation WithCriminal Defense Attorney — Available 24 Hours a Day

For a free consultation with the Criminal Defense Attorney, call (619) 600-0071  or contact us online.

We can help you, regardless of whether you sustained you were arrested in, or live in, San Diego, Coronado, Del Mar, Vista, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, Escondido, La Mesa, National City, Lemon Grove, Oceanside, El Cajon, Poway, Julian, Fallbrook, Carlsbad, Encinitas, San Marcos, Santee, Bonita, Spring Valley, Rancho San Diego, Camp Pendleton, Tecate, Jacumba Hot Springs, Lake San Marcos, Mount Laguna, Alpine, Jamul, Bonsall, Potrero, Fairbanks Ranch, Solana Beach, Lakeside, Valley Center, Descanso, Campo, Rancho Santa Fe, Ramona, Borrego Springs, Casa de Oro, Mount Miguel, Pine Valley, Harbison Canyon, Boulevard, Winter Gardens, Crest, Hidden Meadows, Granite Hills, La Presa, and Rainbow.

 

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Criminal Defense Attorney

240 Woodlawn Avenue, Suite 5
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Telephone (619) 600-0071

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    Michael holmes

    Office Address

    240 Woodlawn Avenue, Suite 5
    Chula Vista, CA 91910

    Telephone

    (619) 600-0071