How a Riverside DUI Attorney can Represent You

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is undoubtedly looked upon poorly by the general public and by law enforcement. Not only is this activity illegal, it puts you and others you share the road with in great danger. In the past, many innocent people have been hurt and even killed because of the negligence of a driver who was impaired. If you have been arrested under suspicion of driving while intoxicated, you’re going to need a riverside dui attorney.

There are several different ways a DUI attorney can represent you. The first is to challenge the authenticity of the test results that indicated you were driving while intoxicated. There has been a great deal of controversy about the validity of field sobriety tests, and there has also been a number of different problems with poorly calibrated breathalyzers. As these are the two main instruments used by police officers to determine whether you’ve been drinking, an attorney can oftentimes attack these two methods. He can argue these methods likely employed in order to arrest you for DUI were unreliable or completely inaccurate.

There are situations where the evidence against you is difficult to get around. In these cases, a DUI attorney may take a different approach, and try to paint you in the best light possible. Their job is made a great deal easier if this is the first time you have been arrested for DUI. The chances are good that even though you will suffer some consequences from being arrested and charged with DUI, you won’t likely receive the stiffest penalties possible if you’re lawyer does his or her job properly. You may not get off completely from the charges of DUI, but the consequences should be less severe than if you were a repeat offender.

In any case, whether it’s challenging the results of field sobriety and breathalyzer tests or trying to present their clients in the best possible light to reduce the consequences of being convicted of DUI, an attorney is an invaluable resource. When you consider the possible consequences of being convicted, you won’t even consider spending one minute inside a courtroom without being represented by a DUI lawyer.

Arrested for DUI? What a first time offender can expect …

DUI ClassesAny driver convicted of a DUI in California must attend DUI school within three weeks of sentencing. You must have a court order or notice of suspension from the DMV to enroll in a DUI program.  An experienced DUI Attorney from the DUI hotline can advise you on the basics of fulfilling DUI school requirements. Drivers may qualify for a restricted license while attending a DUI class. Contact your DUI attorney for more information on the advantages of a successfully completed DUI class. Continue reading

DUI Attorney explains a DUI Arrest in Los Angeles

After you’ve been charged with a DUI, the arresting officer will give you a “suspension revocation order and temporary driver license” form.  You have 10 days after receiving this form to request a DMV hearing. Once the DMV hearing officer determines that the arrest was lawful and that you had above .08% BAC (blood alcohol content) according to your body weight, a court date, called an arraignment, will be set. Hiring a DUI attorney to guide you through this process is the best way to avoid jail time for drunk driving.-. Most people Continue reading

DUI Classes for First-Time Offenders: What to Expect

Any driver convicted of a DUI in California must attend DUI school within three weeks of sentencing. You must have a court order or notice of suspension from DMV to enroll in a DUI program.  An experienced DUI Attorney from DUI hotline can advise you on the basics of fulfilling DUI school requirements. Drivers may qualify for a restricted license while attending a DUI class. Contact your DUI attorney for more information on the advantages of a successfully completed DUI class.

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DUI Attorney explains DUI Checkpoints

DUI Checkpoints and Your Rights

 DUI checkpoints were introduced by the Michigan State Police in 1986 to combat drunk driving, but were later outlawed by the Michigan courts. The case was brought to the U.S. Supreme Court, which declared DUI checkpoints legal on a federal level, in 1990. Over 38 states use sobriety checkpoints as of February 2013. These checkpoints pop up on weekends, New Years Eve and Super Bowl Sunday, although they may be used whenever local law enforcement sees fit. Law enforcement sees DUI checkpoints as a tool to reduce accidents by drunk drivers and save lives. Continue reading

DUI Attorney | Questions to ask your Attorney before you sign anything!

Below are ten questions to ask your potential attorney/lawyer.

1. How long have you practiced law?

At a minimum, you’ll want to know about the lawyer’s expertise and whether the lawyer is a veteran or beginner attorney, for instance. Your legal issue may very well be handled by someone who is fresh out of law school, (or not). It all depends.

2. What type of cases do you generally handle? What percentage of your practice is devoted to (the practice area in question)?

You’ll also want to know about a lawyer’s expertise and how much of the attorney’s practice is devoted to topic area your legal issue falls within. For example, if you need help with an adoption case, you may wish to seek a family law lawyer who has worked on, well, adoption cases.

3. Who is your typical client?

This is an important, but often-overlooked question. For example, if you are an individual with a particular legal problem, but the attorney your meeting with represents only corporations, this may not be the best lawyer for you. Likewise, you may wish to know the financial background of some of the lawyer’s clients. This is because there may be different issues a lawyer is used to factoring when working with high net-worth individuals vs. college students.

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DUI HotLine | DMV Hearings | 10 day Deadline!

You must request a DMV hearing within 10 days of you arrest or you will automatically have your license suspended by the DMV after you 30 day temporary license expires.

At DMV hearings we are fighting to keep the DMV from suspending your right to drive in California. We are highly experienced in DMV hearings and can win your DMV hearing to save your license.

In most cases, our clients will not be needed at DMV hearings.  We win these hearings through technical legal argument.

We, in essence, fight to keep documentation out of the hearings.  If we are successful in these arguments we tend to win the hearing.  If we win the DMV hearing than your license will not be suspended after the hearing.

If we lose the DMV hearing your license will be temporarily suspended.  In many cases, however, we can shorten drivers license suspensions and to get you a restricted license, allowing you to drive for work so you can get on with your life. 

In rare cases, we will ask our clients to testify in order to win the DMV hearing.  In these cases you should not be concerned.  You will have an experienced attorney explaining the process to you and fighting for you when you testify at the DMV hearing.