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DUI Defense

DUI Defense

If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI in Orange County, California or elsewhere in the State of California, you should promptly contact Orange County DUI Defense Attorney William Weinberg. Mr. Weinberg has extensive experience defending those who have been charged with a DUI. You should not take DUI charges lightly as even a first offense DUI conviction carries a maximum jail sentence of up to six months, payment of a fine of up to $1,000, suspension of your license for up to six months, and being placed on informal probation for three to five years. So, if the government has charged you with a DUI, you should promptly contact Orange County DUI Defense lawyer William Weinberg to defend you. Mr. Weinberg has represented thousands of clients who were charged with a DUI, and so he has the knowledge and experience to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

DUI DMV License Suspension

If you have been charged with a DUI, you should be aware that your driver's license is very likely to become suspended. At the time a police officer arrested you, he may have confiscated your driver's license and provided you with a temporary pink license. This pink license is valid for thirty days from the date of your arrest. At the expiration of the thirty-day period, your temporary license expires, and your driver's license is suspended. To keep your driver's license past the thirty days, you must schedule your DMV hearing within ten days of your arrest, and you must prevail at the hearing. If you do not schedule the hearing within ten days of your arrest, or you lose the hearing, your license will be suspended pending the outcome of your criminal case. So, if you have been charged with a DUI, you should hire a criminal defense attorney to represent you at the DMV hearing and to handle the criminal DUI case against you. Your DUI defense lawyer may be able to prevail at the hearing. If he prevails, he may convince the DMV to allow you to drive on a restricted license, which typically enables an individual to drive to and from work and school. This is a much better outcome than living with a suspended license.

DUI Arrest

Most DUI arrests in Orange County and across the State of California occur after an individual has been stopped for committing a traffic infraction or as a result of a stop at a DUI checkpoint. One a police officer stops a person for a traffic violation, such as speeding, running a stop sign, or driving with a broken tail light, the officer uses the stop to investigate for signs of intoxication. If the officer notices things, such as slurred speech or the odor of alcohol or marijuana, he may ask the person to perform a series of roadside sobriety tests. An individual is not required to and should not perform such tests as the results will likely be used against him by both the police officer and the prosecution. If you performed poorly on the tests, the chances are that the officer arrested you, and now you're trying to fight the DUI charges against you. If this is your situation, please contact experienced Orange County DUI Defense Attorney William Weinberg to defend you. As mentioned previously, if convicted of a DUI, there are serious consequences that you will face, so hiring a DUI defense lawyer to defend you is the best thing you can do to lessen the impact of being charged with a DUI.

DUI Criminal Process

In Orange County, California, DUI charges are usually brought under California Vehicle Code Section 23152(a) and 23152(b). Section 23152(a) makes it a crime for an individual to drive while he or she is under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, and other prescription and nonprescription drugs. Section 23152(b) makes it a crime for an individual to drive with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08% or more. In Orange County, the courts are overwhelmed for cases, so resolving a DUI case can take a few months. At the outset of every case, Mr. Weinberg looks at the facts of the case to determine whether a dismissal based on the facts is possible. If a dismissal is not possible, Mr. Weinberg will do all that he can to negotiate the best possible plea deal for you. This can take some time as negotiation is slow, but he has been able to achieve excellent outcomes for the majority of clients that he has represented.

Contact a DUI Defense Attorney

If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI in Orange County, California, you should immediately contact Orange County DUI Defense Attorney William Weinberg to defend you. Mr. Weinberg has represented hundreds of clients who were charged with a DUI. In most cases, Mr. Weinberg has achieved successful outcomes for his clients. Schedule your free consultation today by emailing us bill@williamweinberg.com or by calling us at (949) 474-8008.

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