2800 Walnut DUI Attorney – Aggressive DUI Lawyers


Choosing the right attorney for a DUI case is essential if you want the best chance for a satisfactory resolution. Call a Walnut DUI attorney at (888) 754-9860 to receive professional and dedicated representation.

Many DUI cases are resolved before the offender realizes that he or she had options such as possible defenses that could have led to a dismissal, acquittal or a generous plea agreement. As a first offender, you face jail time, suspension of your driver’s license, months-long attendance at DUI classes and payment of thousands of dollars in fines and assorted costs. Call a Walnut DUI attorney to discuss your legal options and discover how a Walnut DUI attorney can assist you.

Proceedings in DUI Cases

There are a number of proceedings and appearances in a typical DUI case that your Walnut DUI attorney can handle:

  • DMV hearing. Because you only have 10-days to request this hearing, have your Walnut DUI attorney request and handle it. Issues such as probable cause to stop and arrest you and challenges to your breath or blood test results can be made

  • Arraignment. Your first criminal court appearance where your Walnut DUI attorney has you plead not guilty. Future court appearances are scheduled

  • Pretrial. Investigation and exchange of information with the prosecutor is done. Your Walnut DUI attorney may make motions to dismiss, exclude evidence and others. Your Walnut DUI attorney may negotiate a favorable plea agreement before trial.

  • Trial. If no settlement is reached, your Walnut DUI lawyer is not afraid to try your case

What are Defenses to a DUI?

There are numerous defenses that your Walnut DUI lawyer may raise based the facts and circumstances of your case. Many defenses are based on certain areas that your Walnut DUI lawyer will examine:

  • Police misconduct

  • If your medical or physical condition influenced your arrest and/or chemical test results

  • Challenges to the integrity of the breath or blood test results and factors influencing the results

  • Inconsistencies, bias and errors in police testimony, reports and records

There may be other defenses that your Walnut DUI lawyer may uncover in your particular case.

DUI Penalties

DUI sentences vary, especially if aggravating circumstances were present, which your Walnut DUI lawyer will advise you on. Otherwise, these penalties are typically imposed:

First DUI or DWI

The usual penalties for a first DUI or DWI are:

  1. Jail. 48 hours in jail and up to 6-months; 3-years of probation
  2. Suspension of license. Loss of driving privileges for 4 to 10-months though you may be eligible for a restricted license; if BAC testing was refused, the suspension is one year
  3. Fines: $390 with costs over $1,800
  4. DUI classes: 3-months
  5. Insurance and installation: Secure SR-1 insurance and possibly install an interlock ignition system

Second DUI or DWI

Penalties for a second DUI or DWI within 10 years of the first include:

  1. Jail. 96 hours and up to one year in county jail and 3-5 years probation
  2. Suspension of license. 2 year suspension with eligibility for restricted license unless testing was refused.
  3. Fines: $390 to $1000 but over $10,000 in costs
  4. DUI Classe 18 to 30-months
  5. Installation and insurance. SR-1 insurance and Interlock ignition system

Third DUI or DWI

Conviction of a third DUI or DWI in 10 years may include:

  1. Jail. 120 days to one year in county jail and 3-5 years probation
  2. Suspension of license. 3 years with restricted license after 12-months
  3. Fines: $390 to $1000 and other costs up to $15,000
  4. DUI classes. 30-months
  5. Installation and insurance. SR-1 insurance and interlock system

Fourth DUI or DWI

A fourth DWI or DWI could be negotiated to a misdemeanor.by your Gardena DUI lawyer. If a felony, you face:

  1. Jail. 16 months, 2 or 3 years in jail and formal probation for up to 5 years
  2. Suspension of license: 4 years
  3. Fines: Up to $5000 with associated costs of up to $18,000
  4. Habitual traffic offender status. 3 years
  5. Mandatory DUI classes. 30-months
  6. Installation and insurance. SR-1 insurance and interlock system

Commercial DUI or DWI

Commercial drivers can be convicted of a commercial DUI or DWI if their BAC is 0.04% so that their need for a Gardena DUI lawyer is imperative.

Penalties include:

  1. Jail. Same as for a motorist with a Class C license for first or multiple DUI or DWI offenses
  2. Driver’s license suspension.
  • Loss of commercial driver’s license for one year, regardless of the vehicle you were driving
  • Life-time suspension for a second conviction
  • Your Class C license is also affected
  1. Fines. From $390 to $1000
  2. DUI Classes. Same as for other offenders
  3. Insurance and installation. Possible securing of SR-1 insurance and installation of an interlock system

Call a Walnut DUI Lawyer

If you were arrested for a DUI, call a Walnut DUI lawyer today at (888) 754-9860.

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