Riverside DUI Defense Attorney

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When you are facing a DUI charge, what you do immediately after your arrest will greatly affect the outcome of your case. Those who contact a skilled lawyer from Grech & Packer have the opportunity to defend their cases and fight to avoid the severe penalties they will face if convicted. Our legal team has extraordinary qualifications to bring to your case, as our lead attorneys are both certified by the state as Criminal Law Specialists. We are a highly rated defense team that takes on every case determined to protect the client and fight for them throughout every step of the process.

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There are a number of defense options that can be taken early in the case, and it is crucial that we are involved as soon after your arrest as possible. Do not attend any court hearing without our defense attorney there to represent you and protect you. Our firm has extensive experience, thorough training, and a documented record of accomplishment in the field of criminal law, including all types of DUI cases, including:

10 Day Rule
After you have been arrested for intoxicated driving, you must schedule a hearing with the DMV within 10 days. If you fail to arrange a meeting, you lose the opportunity to challenge your license suspension and your driving privileges will be suspended.

An individual’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is the measure of the level of alcohol found in their blood or on their breath. A driver’s ability to safely operate their vehicle is heavily impacted by the percentage of alcohol in the blood.

Breath & Blood Tests
Law enforcement officers may try to determine suspected drunk drivers’ BAC by testing the amount alcohol in their breath with a breath machine or through a lab analysis of a blood sample. These methods of testing can be very flawed and may negatively impact a driver’s results.

DMV Hearings
A driver faces two separate processes after being arrested for alleged drunk driving: criminal prosecution and a DMV hearing. With the compelling advocacy of a knowledgeable attorney, a driver may be able to protect their driving privileges and avoid or shorten license suspension.

DUI Penalties
Conviction for drunk driving can negatively impact a driver’s life in numerous ways. The consequences can affect a person’s career, finances, relationships, and freedoms. If you are facing charges for DUI, it is important to understand the potential penalties.

DUI with Injury
When a person arrested for DUI is also charged with causing injuries to one or more victims, they face increased penalties and much stricter prosecution. If convicted, consequences could include years of incarceration in a state prison and heavy fines, as well as the loss of their license.

Field Sobriety Tests
If a law enforcement officer suspects drunk driving, they may ask the driver to submit to a field sobriety test at the scene to determine their level of intoxication. These tests can be negatively influenced by a number of factors, so it is important to retain experienced legal counsel that can examine the circumstances that led to the arrest.

First Time DUI
If you were arrested for drunk driving, you are likely frightened, embarrassed, and unsure what you need to do to protect your rights and freedoms. Our knowledgeable team can guide you through the process and advocate to have your charges dropped or your penalties lessened since it is a first offense.

Felony DUI
In certain situations, an individual who is arrested for driving under the influence may face felony charges. A felony offense carries far harsher penalties and implications to the driver’s life if convicted, so it is imperative to retain powerful legal defense as soon as possible.

Multiple DUI
With each conviction for intoxicated driving, a person faces increased penalties, including jail time, fines, and lengthy license suspension. The driver may also be required to install and ignition interlock device on their vehicles, as well as undergo an alcohol education course or rehabilitation program.

Out of State DUI
If you were charged with drunk driving while visiting the state of California for work, school, or leisure, you may be unsure how to handle your proceedings from your home state. Our team can guide you through the process and provide your case with powerful defense.

Underage DUI
The state has a zero-tolerance policy for intoxicated driving by individuals under the age of 21. Underage drivers face severe penalties that can affect their driving privileges and future opportunities.

Unlawful Police Stops
Law enforcement officers must have probable cause to pull over a vehicle and test the driver’s intoxication level. If you were arrested after what you believe was an unlawful stop, contact our firm today to fight your charges.

Vehicular Manslaughter
When drunk driving leads to the death of another driver, passenger, or pedestrian, you could be charged with vehicular manslaughter. The prosecution must prove a number of factors in their pursuit of conviction, but an aggressive defender may be able to refute their allegations and protect you from harsh penalties.

The Importance of Enlisting Skilled Defense in Riverside

DUI cases are frequently amongst the most complex of all criminal cases to defend. Several factors exist in DUI cases which contribute to this, including:

  • They are very difficult to defend properly, even though they are essentially the most commonly committed crime in the whole of the United States.
  • They can result in negative long-term ramifications for the defendant that are proportionally more serious than those in other crimes, including the permanent loss of one's driving privileges, and the inability to find gainful employment.
  • Procedures and standards specific to DUI cases are actually geared towards facilitating a conviction of the defendant.

If you are to have a strong chance of success in your DUI case, it is vitally important that you have the help of an experienced Riverside criminal defense attorney. At Grech & Packer, we pride ourselves on the four decades of experience we possess in practicing law. We have more training and trial experience than a large number of other criminal defense attorneys, as well as a stronger record of accomplishment. We fight aggressively on behalf of our clients, and we care about them personally. In our eyes, they are not just another case. Contact our offices as soon as possible about your DUI case, and we will devise a legal strategy that is designed to help you avoid the loss of your license, jail time, and other negative consequences.

Legal Representation for Those Charged with DUI

Like many others who have been charged with DUI, you may possess no prior criminal record whatsoever. In the court's view, however, this may mean very little, and you may be subjected to penalties as severe as those levied against individuals with a prior criminal history. It is in your best interest to secure the services of an attorney who can establish the facts of your case, and work towards a favorable result for you and your family.

In the event that you have been arrested and charged with DUI, contact a Riverside DUI defense lawyer immediately, who can review your case in order to build a strong defense against your charges.

Additional Resources

  • Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
  • Former Deputy District Attorney for Riverside County
  • Personally Handled 100+ Jury Trial Cases, Including the Death Penalty
  • Selected for Inclusion in the List of Southern California Super Lawyers®
  • Named in the Top 100 Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers
  • AV® Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® in the Field of Criminal Law

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