If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI), you may feel defenseless. However, DUI charges can easily be dismissed. Breathalyzer calibration and maintenance often do not measure up to legal requirements, and the police frequently do not follow their own rules and procedures for administering tests of intoxication. Researching the facts of the case, re-testing blood and urine tests, and adequate representation in court can minimize the legal impact of the charges against you.
The consequences a DUI conviction can mean a loss of driving privileges, which can have a severe impact on one's livelihood and basic family activities. When you are arrested for a DUI, two proceedings are initiated against you: one is a criminal case in the court system, and the other is an administrative case with the Department of Motor Vehicles. The DMV proceeding addresses the suspension of your driver's license. It is crucial to contact the DMV quickly after a drunk driving arrest because the individual has 10 days to request a hearing with the DMV.
In some cases an experienced DUI defense attorney can work to plea bargain and negotiate down the criminal charges against you, resulting in probation, educational courses, paying a fine, and accepting minimal restrictions on your license.
A DUI defense attorney can also help you move on after your case. An attorney can assist you find educational courses, advise you on insurance issues, and assist you with expunging your record.
Richard J. Beada Attorney at Law is an experienced Los Angeles County DUI attorney. He has over 30 years of experience representing individuals charged with DUIs and other related offenses. We will represent you fiercely, explore every option for limiting the claims against you, and advise you of your options every step of the way. Contact us now at (310) 393-7536 for a free confidential consultation.