If you have been arrested for a DUI in Orange County, you are probably overwhelmed and a bit frightened. The thought of being convicted of a crime or losing your driver license may be giving you nightmares.
You have a genuine reason for concern; however, with proper guidance from a skilled Orange County DUI attorney, you can survive this ordeal. You must act quickly as the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) demands that you notify the DMV within 10 days following your arrest. You will be forced to make very important decisions with little information but, if you have the right team on your side, these cases can often turn out to be a "life-lesson" as opposed to "life-altering" event.
The DUI defense team from The Law Office of Rosanne Faul stands ready to guide you through the maze of both the Orange County criminal court system and the DMV hearing process. Representing clients exclusively in Orange County since 2004, drunk drivng defense lawyer Rosanne Faul and her team of DUI experts in Orange County have established relationships and reputations that make them among the most respected in the OC.
To offer her clients the very best in DUI defense, Ms. Faul has teamed up with the DMV experts from California Drivers Advocates, Inc (CDA). CDA is a team of former police officers, DMV hearing officers, investigators, and forensic alcohol experts who offer clients the very best in DMV defense.
In most DUI cases, those charged with driving under the influence of alchohol or drugs must fight two battles. It doesn't matter if you are being charged with misdemeanor DUI or felony DUI, the first battle is fought with the criminal courts. Second is a licensing battle to be fought with the California DMV. These are distinctly separate battles and the outcome of one does not affect the other. Essentially, this means that a person could have their criminal case reduced or dismissed only to lose their driving privilege at a hearing before the DMV.
Orange County is a melting-pot of various cultures, businesses, and families. The demographics vary tremendously but every person charged with a crime in Orange County is going to find themself prosecuted in one of only four criminal courts within the county... Santa Ana, Newport Beach, Fullerton or Westminster. These few OC courts handle all levels of criminal prosecution. Also, because of the close proximity to the California coast and the many lakes and rivers that people use for recreation, many residents own boats and other types of watercraft. It's important to remember that a DUI while operating a boat, referred to as BUI or boating under the influence, is just as serious as a DUI in a automobile or on a motorcycle and it's important to have a skilled BUI lawyer in Orange County protect your rights.
Because the legal community in Orange County is so small, reputation and relationships can mean everything in the defense of a client. For all of the law and science that goes on in a courtroom, the criminal justice system is still a very "human" event. Who you know can literally mean the difference between a moving violation and a criminal conviction. Ms. Faul is a recognized and respected member of this small legal community and for more than 8 years has focused her practice in Orange County. She does not operate a large "conglomerate" law firm with dozens of attorneys. Ms. Faul is proud to personally represent her clients in all of the courts in Orange County. She does not bounce from county to county but prefers to develop the respect and experience necessary to be a premier OC DUI attorney that's dedicated to Orange County DUI defense.
Clients represented by The Law Office of Rosanne Faul, enjoy the best of both worlds. As a DUI attorney Orange County, she personally represents each client through every facet of the criminal court process. The DMV experts from CDA will conduct a thorough and professional assessment and investigation of each case in preparation for conducting the client's DMV hearing. With this two-pronged approach, the client enjoys the very best representation from experts working in their own field of expertise; and because they work team, critical pieces of evidence and investigation are shared to strengthen both cases.
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