When You Need the Best Legal Team
DUI Penalties Dedicated to Delivering Incredible Results

What Are the Penalties for DUI in California?

Riverside DUI Defense Attorney

If convicted of drunk driving, you could face a number of serious consequences, depending on prior convictions and the existence of any aggravating circumstances.

Conviction could lead to such penalties as:

  • First DUI: Imprisonment in county jail for as long as 6 months, license suspension for 6 to 10 months, and fines of $390 to $1000
  • Second DUI: Imprisonment in county jail for 96 hours to 2 years, license suspension for 2 years, and fines of $390 to $1000
  • Third DUI: Imprisonment in county jail for 120 days to 1 year, license suspension for 3 years, and fines of $390 to $1000
  • Felony DUI: Incarceration in a state prison for 16 months to 3 years, license suspension for 4 years, fines of $390 to $1000, DMV designation as a Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO)
  • DUI with Injury (Misdemeanor): Imprisonment in county jail for 5 days to 1 year, license suspension for 1 to 3 years, fines of $390 to $5000

The DMV Process

A DUI charge actually involves two proceedings. There is the criminal trial in the courts and the DMV process with a hearing officer over whether to suspend your driver's license. When you are arrested, the police officer takes your license and gives you a temporary 30 day license. On the back of the temporary license, you are given notice that you have 10 days from the arrest to appeal your license suspension. You need the services of an experienced attorney to contest the suspension at the hearing.

Fighting Your Charges

Our firm provides aggressive defense to clients charged with DUI throughout the Riverside area, and we represent clients at both their criminal trials and DMV hearings. Our team has years of experience as criminal lawyers and we are rated as Certified Specialists in criminal law by the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. This recognition is given to very few criminal defense attorneys in the state. We are also classified by the Martindale Hubbell national l law directory as AV which means "preeminent" nationally in the field of criminal law.

We understand that being arrested is devastating and the threat of imprisonment overwhelming. We view it as our job to be part of the solution to your problems, and our team will be your forceful advocate and work tirelessly to defend you.

We urge you to contact the firm for a free consultation.

Recent Victories

Where Tough Cases Are Won
  • $500,000 in Workers Compensation Fraud No Jail Time
  • Identity Theft, Insurance Fraud and Theft Not Guilty
  • Murder Acquitted of 1st & 2nd Degree Murder
  • Rape Acquitted of All Charges
  • Rape Acquitted of All Charges
  • Sexual Battery Case Dismissed
  • $43 Million Embezzlement Case Probation
  • Appeals Case - Murder Client Released From Prison
  • Attempted Murder Not Guilty
  • Attempted Murder Acquitted of All Charges
  • Attempted Murder Acquitted of All Charges
  • Domestic Violence No Jail Time
  • Drug Distribution Life Sentence Reversed
  • Drugs and Weapons Charge Case Dismissed
  • Human Trafficking Reduced to Misdemeanor
/

Great Defense Starts with Experience

We Will Do Whatever We Can to Protect Your Freedom
  • Over 50 Years of Shared Experience
  • Former Deputy District Attorney
  • Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
  • More than 150 Jury Trials Handled with Exceptional Results
  • Selected for Inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Attorney Paul Grech Inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Unwavering Advocacy In and Out of the Courtroom

Hear Our Clients' Stories

    Paul is arguably one of the best!

    “There are excellent attorneys in the Riverside area, but Paul is arguably one of the best. His team did a fantastic job for our family; they went above and beyond a transactional financial client-attorney relationship.”

    - Christopher
    I have been able to resolve the matter and put it behind me.

    “I was extremely pleased with the way Mr. Grech handled my case, his professionalism, courtesy, knowledge, and ability to resolve the matter in the most favorable way.”

    - Keith W.
    Definitely 5 stars!

    “I would definitely recommend Trent Packer very good lawyer I did not have to stress one bit he made sure I was updated on everything stood by my side the whole case definitely 5 stars!”

    - Rudy
    He was upfront and gave us information based on his experiences.

    “Trent could have easily sold us on a pretty picture, but he didn't. Instead, he was upfront and gave us information based on his experiences. Thank you Trent for walking us through a difficult period, we will always be grateful.”

    - Robbie
    Mr. Packer has always been insightful in providing me with reliable legal advice.

    “In the times I have consulted Mr. Packer, he has always been insightful in providing me with reliable legal advice. He always knows what he's talking about, and can point out possible defensed in any case.”

    - Nathan
/

Tell Us About Your Charge

Your Initial Consultation is Complimentary
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.