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Orange County DUI Attorney

Serving all of Orange County, California and the surrounding areas.

Have you or someone you know been arrested for a DUI in Orange County? The first thing you need to do is hire a qualified Orange County DUI attorney. Being arrested for driving under the influence drugs or alcohol can be a terrifying experience. There's no reason to face those charges alone. We are dedicated to DUI defense in Orange County, California and we can help.

We Can Appear in Court for You
In most misdemeanor cases, after retaining our services you will not have to appear in court or at the DMV hearing. Immediately upon release from arrest, we start working on your case and developing a strategic defense for you. We understand that this may be a difficult time for you and your family. We will help in any possible way including a flexible payment plan. Do not let finances be the reason that you do not hire a reputable Orange County DUI defense lawyer. Our team is here to fight the charges against you. Preserve your rights by contacting our offices today.

What to Expect...

Arrest and Release

Most DUI cases in Orange County will begin with an arrest followed by a release with a promise to appear, or the posting of bail money, or the posting a bail bond. The initial shock of being investigated and detained can cause people to delay taking action, but now is the time to make a move and obtain representation.

Towing and Impound

Following release, its time to pick up your car. Most police agencies in Orange County will require that you first pay a fee for release to the police, then go to the yard where you will pay for towing and impound fees.

License issues

The first 10 days after your arrest are critical if you wish to maintain your California Drivers license after a DUI. A DMV hearing must be requested during this 10 day window or an automatic suspension will be imposed. DMV issues are extremely complex and the penalties for a California DUI are changing constantly as the result of new legislation. In order to eliminate or minimize the loss of driving privileges following a DUI arrest call our DUI law office in Orange County immediately.

Court Process

The court process can move very slowly and this is often a source of increased stress. On a misdemeanor DUI case most court appearances can be made by your attorney. On a felony DUI case all court appearances are mandatory. The number of court appearances for your case and the timeline can vary greatly, but the average misdemeanor case will take from 3-6 months to resolve and felonies will generally take 6 months or longer. All criminal cases will end in one of three ways, dismissal, plea agreement, or jury trial. Navigating this process requires two things, a lawyer with experience and a lawyer you can trust.

Penalties

The penalties you face in an Orange County DUI case can include financial penalties, probation, jail or prison time, license restrictions, suspensions, or revocations, and collateral consequences such as loss of your professional license, employment, or other opportunities. Depending on your prior record, the facts of your case, and whether or not there were injuries involved, DUI cases carry a wide range of penalties.

Orange County DUI Defense Law Office

Honest, dependable and agreesive DUI defense.

In addition to a license suspension through the DMV you will also face criminal charges in the Orange County criminal court system. Penalties for a misdemeanor DUI conviction can include a high fine, mandatory alcohol program, informal probation and even jail time depending on the circumstances. A felony DUI conviction can result in a state prison sentence. No matter what the circumstances of your case, you need a top DUI defense attorney to represent you.

In most cases, you will not have to attend court after hiring our office.

It is important to remember that simply because you have blood alcohol results of .08% or higher, it does not mean that you are automatically guilty of driving under the influence. DUI cases are complex, requiring investigation into the breath device or blood run machine used to test your blood alcohol level. Our DUI experts in Orange County will also look into the officer that arrested you to see if there was reasonable suspicion to pull you over and if proper protocols were followed in conducting the investigation. You need a strong advocate to represent you at all proceedings. A DUI conviction can affect all aspects of your life. Do not let one mistake ruin your career, personal life and even take away your freedom.

Contact our offices today for a free initial case consultation.

Many Southern California residents take advantage of watersports on the ocean, at the Colorado river and the many lakes in the areas surrounding Orange County. Driving under the influence of alcohol or dugs 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.

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