LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTY DUI ATTORNEY
CALIFORNIA DUI DEFENSE LAWYERS
In California, if you are arrested for a DUI, beware! It is not a slap on the wrist and has severe consequences. Driving with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of 0.08% or higher is illegal. Depending on someone’s weight, one drink can be enough to be DUI. If stopped by the police, the officer will determine whether or not you are under the influence by conducting field sobriety tests. This can range from simply walking to more extensive tests involving breath, blood, or urine. If you refuse, most likely you will be arrested and taken to jail.
A DUI can drastically affect your future. You need an experienced attorney such as Nancy J. Mazza to keep you out of jail and fight your DUI charges. The consequences for DUI are severe:
-First offense: Facing 48 hours to 6 months in jail. A fine of $390 to $1,000. A 3-9 month alcohol/drug treatment program. The DMV will also impose a 6-10 month driver’s license suspension.
-Second offense: 96 hours to 1 year in jail. Fine of $390-$1,000. An 18-30 month alcohol/drug treatment program. The DMV will also impose a 2-year driver’s license suspension.
-Third offense: A minimum of 120 days in jail, plus fines and treatment programs.
-Fourth offense: Could be charged as a felony with up to 3 years in prison.
Furthermore, if a repeat DUI driver kills someone, that driver can face second-degree murder charges since a judge gives that warning to any DUI offender at time of sentencing. In addition to the Court’s penalties, the Department of Motor Vehicles will take administrative actions against an individual’s driver’s license. This can result in restrictions, suspensions, and revocations.
The Law Office of Nancy J. Mazza will aggressively challenge all field sobriety tests and use our experience and knowledge to successfully defend you. Due to our superior representation, we have successfully had charges reduced or dismissed altogether.
If you need an aggressive Los Angeles DUI attorney, contact us today.
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