Ventura DUI Lawyer
Legal Counsel in Ventura County, Los Angeles, & Santa Barbara County
Were you recently pulled over and charged with DUI? Do you want to defend
your driving privileges? Whatever the case may be, you can count on our
Ventura County DUI lawyer at
The Law Offices of Robert F. Sommers. With more than 20+ years of experience, our team is equipped to handle
a wide range of DUI cases in order to help you reach the favorable outcome
We can help you with:
If you are unsure of what to look for when
selecting a DUI attorney, we can give you the advice you need. When it comes to defending your
rights and your driving privileges, you need skilled counsel who is dedicated
to providing you with high-quality advocacy at all stages of the process.
If you want to speak with us, call (805) 919-8662 for your
free case review.
Penalties for a First-Time DUI Conviction
California has some of the strictest and most aggressive laws in the nation
regarding drunk or drugged driving. A DUI conviction could remain on your
driving record for up to 10 years, which can have serious implications
in the future. This is why it is so crucial to mount a tough defense against
drunk driving, with the help of a seasoned Ventura DUI lawyer.
The maximum penalties for a first-time DUI include:
- Up to 6 months in jail
- Up to $1000 fine
- Up to a 5 year probation
- Installation of an ignition interlock device
- Up to 9 months in a drug or alcohol education program
At the Law Offices of Robert F. Sommers, we have aggressively defended
our clients for more than 20 years. The penalties of a DUI charge are
serious, so you need a DUI lawyer that takes your case seriously. When
you retain our firm, we will become tireless advocates for you, and will
do everything possible to secure the best possible results in your case.
Can evidence in my case be challenged?
Every DUI case presents their own unique factors, which is why our experienced
legal team must completely evaluate and analyze how your arrest was made
and the steps taken which determined probable cause for a DUI. We understand
that mistakes are possible during the process of your conviction.
The evidence or technicalities which can affect your case include:
Reasonable Cause – In order to pull you over under suspicion of driving under the
influence, police officers much have reasonable cause. An officer’s
testimony can present potential contradictions and the evidence may be
BAC Testing – The testing equipment used by police officers to check blood alcohol
content levels are not perfect. Most of the time, these tests result in
false and inaccurate readings. Working closely with a toxicology expert
and revisiting the equipment records for calibration purposes may help
Field Sobriety Testing – The purpose of field sobriety tests is to gain more evidence against
you. These tests are proven to be subjective and difficult to perform
under normal circumstances.
If you or a loved one has been wrongfully arrested for drunk driving, our
Ventura DUI attorney at The Law Offices of Robert F. Sommers may be able
to help you challenge the evidence associated with conviction. We possess
the proficiency to successfully navigate our clients through the legal
system in order to achieve the desired outcome.
Why You Must Fight DUI Charges
The truth is that being convicted of DUI is arguably the riskiest and most
costly option of all. The reason is because you not only have to serve
the minimum penalties, including jail time, heavy fines, and the loss
of one’s driving privileges. Furthermore, you will have to live
with the conviction on your record, which can raise your insurance premium
rates and make it difficult to secure certain jobs.
Other consequences that come with DUI convictions include:
- A notch on your criminal record
- Enrollment in DUI classes
- The loss of your job or future employment opportunities
- Loss of some professional licenses
- Loss of social standing and/or reputation
Some people choose not to fight their DUI charges, opting instead for a
“no contest” or even a “guilty” plea. They might
believe that they don’t have a chance to fight, that the evidence
weighs too far heavily on them, or that they do not believe they can afford
an attorney to fight. Remember that the costs of not fighting and risking
a possible conviction are far greater than the choosing to fight. Especially
if you have an attorney who can build a compelling defense in your favor.
Contact The Law Offices of Robert F. Sommers Today
If you are in need of representation for a DUI charge, you can trust that
our firm is ready to stand by your side, never intimidated of a trial.
We have handled
more than 4,000 DUI cases, including over 50 trials. We take the time to review every aspect of your
case, finding the necessary evidence regarding your case and building
the strongest defense possible. Since 1997, we have represented clients
throughout Ventura County, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara County when
they need someone to stand by their side.
Call our team today. We can be reached at (805) 919-8662.