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 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 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
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.
FOUR REASONS YOU WANT A DUI SPECIALIST TO REPRESENT YOU
- In every case the DUI Attorney/ Specialist will assess the effect of the DUI on you, your family, your job and your future.
- In every case all aspects of the case from 24 hours before the stop through the present will be explored by the DUI specialist.
- In every case your complete criminal history will be explored in order to assess the best and worst sentencing options. Continue reading
Do You Want A Lawyer Who Specifically Focuses on Second DUI and Multiple DUI Offenses?
When arrested for a second DUI, you will need an aggressive and experienced 2nd DUI Attorney or second DUI Lawyer to help keep you working, driving, and out of jail. Know that a 2nd DUI, 3rd DUI, or 4th DUI – Felony arrest is a very, very serious offense and depending on the circumstances of your arrest as well as the jurisdiction where you were arrested, you may be facing 48 hours and up to multiple years jail and/or prison time. With the right second DUI attorney, you can stay out of jail and keep your license even while facing your 2nd DUI.
While your first DUI arrest may have been embarrassing, your 2nd DUI arrest will be a life altering event. Depending on the jurisdiction where you were arrested, a second DUI can have all or some of the following DUI consequences:
- 1-2 Years Driver License Suspension
- 96 Hours up to 1 year jail.
- Court Fines in Excess of $2,500.00 +
- 18 Month Alcohol School
- In Patient/Out-Patient Rehab
- MADD Victim Impact Panel
- Morgue Program
- Community Service
- 3-5 years Probation, Formal or Informal
Your DMV Hearing is the Most Important Tool To Fight Your 2nd DUI
For most 2nd DUI cases, your DMV hearing is the most important tool to help fight your Second DUI. The DMV hearing is administrative proceeding where your DUI Attorney can subpoena records, such as: the calibration and maintenance records of the breath test device you used, the patrol video and/or audio recording of your arrest, 911 and/or dispatch tapes, and even the arresting officer and/or witnesses.
Prior to the DMV hearing, all the evidence will be reviewed in order to ascertain any legal defenses available that may result in avoiding a 2nd DUI conviction.
DUI (Driving Under the Influence) is a serious offense and if you have been charged with a DUI or driving drunk you should seek legal help at once from a DUI attorney.
Each year, states enact stronger DUI laws and more severe drunk driving penalties. You could lose your driver’s license, be placed in jail and fined substantial fees. Your car insurance rates may rise and you could end up with a criminal conviction on your record that could impact your future and your employment opportunities.
Using a DUI attorney or DUI Lawyer who focuses on drunk driving defense could make a difference in the outcome of your case. This is why it is important to use 888-DUI-HOTLine to locate a qualified DUI Lawyer in your area.
WARNING YOU HAVE ONLY 10 DAYS from the date of your arrest for drunk driving in California to request an administrative hearing about your driver’s license. If you do not, your driver’s license will be automatically suspended.
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