DUI Arrest? Now What?
In California, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs or both is probably the most prosecuted crime. Getting arrested for a DUI can be scary and you need to talk to an attorney about what your options are. In less than 2 minutes, you can be connected to on attorney to talk about how to keep your license, the defenses that apply to your case , and what possible penalties the judge will consider. Rather than anxiously beat yourself up for an arrest or a night gone wrong, talk to an attorney to tell us what happened so we can give you a personal assessment of what will likely happen in your case.
Everybody gets a DUI. Parents, students, grandparents, professionals, even police officers can get arrested for drinking and driving. It happens to good people. Somehow you’ve found yourself in the back of a police car and you’re on your way to jail. You end up at Glenn Dyer, Santa Rita, the Martinez Detention Facility, or a local CHP office and you find yourself asking where it all went wrong. Was it when you were crossing the bay bridge on the way home? Near Emeryville Ikea where everyone seems to get pulled over? On the 80, 880, 24, or 580 freeway? It doesn’t matter what city you’re in when it happens, getting pulled over and then arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) can be extremely overwhelming and scary. The uncertainty of what will happen with your drivers license or in court can be overwhelming. The reality is that even though your situation may seem “hopeless” especially if you are charged, this doesn’t always mean that you will be convicted as well.
For most DUIs, especially those that don’t involve an accident or great bodily injury, the penalties don’t involve any more jail time and after jumping a few hoops, it’s quite easy to get your license back. It used to be much worse prior to 2019 when people had to wait one whole month to get their license back with the DMV. Each case is different, especially if you have multiple DUI arrests from the past or an accident was involved. The best thing for you to do is get solid advice about what will happen in your specific case. After a 30 minute consultation with Lamano Law Office, you will know what the best case, worst case, and likely scenario is in your DUI.
There are many different types of DUI cases, each with their own set of penalties.