Sacramento DUI Attorneys, Driving Under The Influence Lawyers
In Sacramento, Drunk Driving is a criminal offense that an average, law-abiding citizen may easily face. You were not trying to do anything wrong and may have been entirely sober or had a blood alcohol level that was below the legal limit. However, you may still find yourself in a situation where you have been arrested for DUI and are facing serious criminal charges. Even if your blood alcohol level was above the legal limit, there are still potential defenses or legal issues that can be raised in your defense. For instance, whether or not the police had a lawful basis to stop/detail you can be challenged by doing a suppression motion. If there was not a lawful basis, your case can be dismissed. Additionally, if you we above the legal limit, other potential defenses exit too.
Sacramento DUI Attorneys
If you have been arrested for DUI - Driving Under the Influence, you must request a D.M.V. hearing within 10 days of your arrest. If you do not request a D.M.V. hearing within 10 days of your arrest, your license will be automatically suspended or revoked.
- 23152(a) It is a misdemeanor to drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
- 23152(b) It is a misdemeanor to drive with .08% or more of alcohol in your blood.
In most cases, you will be charged with a violation of both 23152(a) and (b). California law states that a defendant charged with Drunk Driving can be convicted of BOTH offenses, however, he or she can only be punished for one.
Vehicle Code section 23153 sets forth the felony DUI charges, where a serious injury results from the drunk driving, and Penal Code sections 191.5 and 192 describe the crime of vehicular manslaughter, where there is a death.
The penalties for DUI in Sacramento County can vary greatly depending on the DUI charges.
Why hire a Sacramento DUI Attorney?
If you or someone you know has been arrested for Driving Under the Influence - DUI you need a Sacramento DUI Attorney on your side immediately. Your driver’s license is at stake, as well as your freedom. You may face imprisonment and heavy fines, community service, probation and other serious penalties.
If you have been charged with a crime, contact Criminal Defense Attorneys of Sacramento today!
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