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.
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.
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.
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.