You and your friends are enjoying your vacation. You’ve rented a
car, explored the ocean and then headed up to Ventura, Camarillo, and
Santa Barbara for an afternoon of winery hopping. You try a Cabernet,
Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, and Riesling, by the end of the
day, you and your friends have visited several wineries, and have lost
track of which wines you tried. Despite drinking all day, you feel all
right to drive. You and your friends load up into your rented car and
set off down the windy, two-lane highway into town. Before you know it,
you see police headlights in your rearview and pull over. A few hours
later, you have been booked, and you’re waiting in a jail cell for
your friends to bail you out. You have been charged with DUI.
As a non-resident of California, you may be unsure of your next steps.
As much as you would like the whole situation to disappear, getting ahead
of this DUI conviction is important. If you are not from California, you
are going to want to a hire a
Ventura DUI attorney familiar with the court systems and laws of this state. You may have an
attorney you trust in your state, but if they are not licensed to practice
in California, they cannot represent you in court.
Your local DUI attorney can, however, help you with administrative license
suspension hearings that occur in your home state. For example, your license
may be suspended, and your local DUI attorney can help walk you through
the process of reinstating it.
If you are an out of state driver who is unable to remain in the state
for your proceedings, you may waive your appearance and appoint your attorney
to go on your behalf. For many individuals who have been charged with
DUI, this is extremely important as they may need to return home for their
jobs and families. Choosing a knowledgeable attorney from
The Law Offices of Robert F. Sommers can help ensure your case runs smoothly resulting in the best outcome
possible for your circumstances.
Give us a call at 805.919.8662 to get
started with our Ventura DUI attorney today.