Common questions are: Will I lose my license? Will I have to serve any jail time? Can I beat my case? How much will this cost? What happens at the first court appearance?
In California and especially in the City of Los Angeles, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Controlled Substances is a serious and problematic charge to face. There are two proceedings that must be addressed. You have the Court Case, which affects your record forever and you will have an Administrative Hearing with the California Department of Motor Vehicles which could potentially affect your driving privileges and your livelihood.
Generally, a DUI is governed by California Vehicle Code sections 23152(a) & (b). A DUI can have a significant and far- reaching impact a someone’s life whether it be a criminal record or embarrassment in a professional community. Under this code section, a person cannot drive with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. The code also recognizes that a person cannot operate a motor vehicle “under the influence” which includes drugs, controlled substances and prescription medication. Additionally, a standard DUI conviction usually involves significant fines, probation time, increased insurance rates, drunk-driving classes up to 18 months long, and possibly jail time. If someone has any prior DUI offenses within the past ten years, they can expect to have even more serious repercussions. We have successfully fought allegations of first, second and third time DUI charges and those situations which involve speeding enhancements, injuries, accidents, high B.A.C. and other vehicle code enhancements to a DUI charge.
Stone law brings over 20 years of experience in Fighting DUI cases throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura, Santa Barbara and other counties. Your case will be fully evaluated and analyzed for every possible defense and each will be explained to you in detail. We are dedicated to zealously fight your D.U.I. case in order to achieve the best possible result. Stone Law has a history of success in gaining dismissals on behalf of our clients arrested for DUI.
For more information and to set up a DUI consultation, contact Stone Law today.