The truth is, DUI offenses and the facts surrounding each offense make each case completely different. It’s very easy to miscalculate how a prosecutor, judge, or jury will react to evidence in real-world cases because there are countless factors that affect a case outcome.
First time DUI offenses in California carry severe penalties that may include license suspension, jail time, fines and years of probation. These penalties can greatly impact your ability to continue normal daily life and may exclude you from future employment, housing and other opportunities. If you are facing your first DUI conviction, contact a qualified DUI defense attorney today to help minimize the penalties that you may face.
Although first time DUI convictions are generally misdemeanors in California, they still carry severe penalties. The extent of your penalties depend on a number of factors such as:
The penalties that you may face include:
If the judge gives you probation, there are a number of additional penalties associated with it, including:
This broad range of penalties for first time DUI offenses impacts every aspect of your daily life both in the present and potentially for years in the future.
There are many ways that a DUI defense attorney can help you lessen the severity of the potential penalties you could face. A DUI attorney can help you avoid a license suspension by representing you at a DMV administrative hearing.
A DUI defense attorney can also help you get a conviction expunged from your permanent record as long as you successfully completed probation. In court, an attorney can present evidence and witnesses, negotiate a plea bargain and offer you advice and counsel on what happens next.
Arrested for DUI in Southern California? Call (888) 250-2865 to speak with a DUI defense attorney at the Law Offices of Randy Collins. Attorney Collins is a former prosecutor and has a “Superb” rating on AVVO. Contact us today for help.