DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (“DUI”)
If you have recently been arrested for driving under the influence (“DUI”), you are eligible for a free consultation. My office will make your case a top priority and fight for you, including taking your case to trial, if necessary. In fact, we limit the number of active cases that we accept so that we can provide the necessary attention to your case to provide you the best possible outcome.
In a California DUI case, there are two distinct entities that will be handling your case: (1) the California Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”) and (2) California Court. Notably, the DMV and the Court have separate and independent powers over your license. As a zealous, skilled trial attorney, I will fight for your best interest in both forums.
DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES HEARING
Generally, when an officer arrests you for driving under the influence, the arresting officer is likely to take your driver’s license, issue you a temporary license, and give you a pink slip with information on it, including a notification that your license will be automatically suspended 30 days after the date of your DUI arrest. YOU ONLY HAVE 10 DAYS AFTER YOUR DUI ARREST DATE TO POSSIBLY SAVE YOUR LICENSE; SO, DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT AN ATTORNEY AT OUR OFFICE IMMEDIATELY AFTER YOU ARE ARRESTED. Indeed, you must contact the appropriate Department of Motor Vehicles office within the strict ten (10) day deadline to schedule a hearing to fight against the DMV taking your license away. My office can schedule this hearing on your behalf.
Separate from the DMV hearing is the criminal aspect of the DUI case. Based on the location of your arrest, the California Court that has jurisdiction over the case handles the criminal proceedings. In addition to suspension or revocation of your license, there are substantial penalties that the Court can impose for a DUI conviction, such as expensive fines, probation, increased insurance costs, DUI education courses, and/or possibly incarceration. Indeed, a DUI conviction can have a significant, far-reaching impact on your life.
My office has successfully defended many individuals who were arrested for DUI, including more serious offenses. As an experienced, dedicated criminal defense attorney, I can help you fight the DUI charges and help to mitigate the effects of this charge. Furthermore, where applicable, we also offer record sealing and expungement services so that your contact with the criminal justice system will not interfere with your educational and employment goals.
The police and prosecutors will represent the state of California. We want to represent you. If you don’t have legal representation, call the Law Offices of Aaron P. McAllister to help answer your questions today. We offer free consultations that can be done by phone, e-mail, or in our office. Our fees are affordable and we offer flat rates. Payment plans and credit cards are also accepted. We will fight to help you mitigate the direct and collateral consequences of being arrested for DUI.