If you have just been arrested for a first-time DUI offense in San Diego, you may feel as though you don’t know where to turn. Drunk driving arrests can be upsetting, embarrassing, and stressful. Our firm has been assisting those arrested for DUIs for over 12 years. Our attorneys are members of the National Association of Criminal defense and the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association. Our lead attorney, Top Criminal Defense Law Firms, has handled hundreds of criminal cases in California for both federal and state charges. The background in tough criminal defense cases is an advantage for our clients facing a DUI offense.
Penalties for a First Time DUI
A first offense DUI in California may result in the following penalties:
- Probation for up to 5 years
- Up to 6 months of mandatory alcohol classes
- Up to 6 months in jail
- Fines of up to $1,500
- License suspension of 4 months
A blot on your permanent criminal record may make it extremely difficult to obtain the employment you want. Any prospective employer could consider a person convicted of drunk driving is too much of a risk to hire when there are other candidates that have a clean criminal record.
The Law Offices of Top Criminal Defense Law Firms, APLC can help you by utilizing our extensive experience and knowledge to obtain a positive case outcome. We have helped many people to retain their driving privileges and avoid a criminal record.
Let Our Proven Firm Fight for You
There are a number of successful defenses that may be used in a DUI case including: challenging the reliability of the breathalyzer or blood test, challenging the legality of the arrest, and whether or not law enforcement had probable cause to pull you over. Prosecution and law enforcement will work against you as a team to convict you.
Without proper legal assistance, you may very well face the full penalties. Why risk all of that when we can speak with you immediately? There are steps that should be taken at once and it is recommended that you contact us as soon as possible, prior to any court hearing. Contact a DUI attorney from our San Diego firm today if you have been arrested for a DUI.