Have you been arrested for or charged with a
DUI in California? You already know what the consequences might bring. These
can be anything from jail time or incarceration, heavy fines, community
service, as well as being forced to pay restitution and court costs.
Because DUI cases tend to be such complicated matters, you should remain
as calm as possible immediately following your arrest. Police officers
will look for every opportunity to implicate someone. It is always a good
idea to have an attorney who knows the laws inside and out to build an
effective defense for you.
What Happens After an Arrest?
The officer believes that there is convincing enough evidence to prove
that you have been driving under the influence, either through a field
sobriety test or blood or breath test. For those who may be facing a first-time
DUI charge, they may find that their chances of having a more lenient
case outcome are better than those who have had prior DUI convictions
on record or have a criminal history.
Here are some important points to know about DUI arrests:
- You will lose your license if an officer has probable cause to arrest you.
- There are two separate court procedures. The first is the administrative
hearing with the DMV, to petition to have your license reinstated. The
second faces the criminal justice system.
- The DUI arrest will become a matter of public record.
- You will be required to take DUI education courses.
Having a Thousand Oaks attorney defend you is a critical part in ensuring
that your legal rights and freedoms are protected. Being arrested and
convicted of a DUI charge is not something that should be taken lightly.
Most people who are arrested for a DUI for the first time are not criminals
but everyday people who may have made an error in judgment or a mistake.
Not to worry! When you
call The Law Offices of Robert F. Sommers, you can have the satisfaction of knowing you have someone is on your
side. He is willing to listen to your side of the story and work out a
solution to the problem, no matter how complex the case may be. We have
been helping people overcome DUI charges since 1997.
Contact us today to request your