Riverside DUI Attorney
Defense for Drunk Driving Charges in California
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 the Law Offices of 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 experience and know-how 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.
We're ready to discuss your legal options. Call Law Offices of Grech & Packer at (951) 291-0105today to speak with a Riverside DUI lawyer.
Types of DUI Cases We Handle
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 hearings without our Riverside DUI 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 & DMV Hearings
- Breath & Blood Tests & Field Sobriety Tests
- DUI with Injury
- Felony DUI
- First Time DUI & Multiple DUI
- Illegal Checkpoints & Unlawful Police Stops
- Out of State DUI
- Underage DUI
- Vehicular Manslaughter
Penalties for DUI in California
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 in California
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.
Will I Go to Jail?
Most DUI convictions include some number of days in jail. DUI penalties are determined by the judge in the case, and some are extremely tough and will choose to give the maximum sentence. Never appear in court without the representation of a skilled lawyer from our firm to protect you and fight to avoid the penalties that a conviction will bring.
Will I Lose My License?
You will lose your license unless you take action to avoid it. The license suspension is addressed by the DMV, and is separate from the criminal case. In order to avoid a suspension of your license, you have 10 days in which to arrange a DMV hearing. Our legal team at the firm has extensive experience in representing clients at these hearings and taking action to assist them in avoiding a license suspension. A restricted license may be sought in cases when that action is necessary.
How Do You Defend a DUI Case?
Each case is unique with regard to the evidence and what could be challenged in court. Many cases, upon review, have excellent defense possibilities, including incorrect testing procedures, a failure to have probable cause to pull over our client, or problems with testing devices or other evidence that can be successfully challenged in court.
What Are the Costs of a DUI Defense Attorney?
You will likely discover that your hidden costs after a conviction are more than getting a defense attorney from the firm. Fines, transportation costs, court fees, increased insurance rates and even job loss are some of the common ramifications of a conviction.
The Importance of Enlisting Skilled Defense in Riverside
DUI cases are frequently among 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 DUI attorney. At Law Offices of 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 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 designed to help you avoid the loss of your license, jail time, and other negative consequences.
Legal Representation for Those Charged with DUIs
Like many others charged with DUIs, 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 prior criminal histories. 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.
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In the event that you have been arrested and charged with drunk driving, contact our Riverside DUI lawyers immediately. We will review your case to build a strong defense against your charges. Call (951) 291-0105 or submit an online contact form today.
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