DUI Defense Attorney in San Jose

California DUI Laws

If you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you understand the stress and uncertainty of facing a criminal charge. We can help. At The Law Offices of Adam Allen Arant, Esq., we are passionate about helping people like you – people who need a powerful defense attorney to stand up for their rights in court. If you have been charged with driving under the influence, a knowledgeable San Jose DUI lawyer can make the difference between freedom, and harsh penalties.

Primary Statues and Laws

There are two primary DUI laws in California. According to vehicle Code §23152(a), driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal. Under vehicle code §23152(b), a driver may be found guilty of a misdemeanor if he/she operates a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or more. A DUI can become a felony at the discretion of the court, based on one's prior record, and depending on the circumstances of the DUI. There are additional state regulations pertaining to DUI cases, including the following:

  • It is illegal for drivers under 21 to carry unsealed liquor containers in their car (there are some work-related exceptions).
  • Repeat DUI offenders may not drive with a BAC above .01%.
  • Drivers of commercial vehicles may not drive with a BAC of .04% or higher.
  • Drivers under 18 may not drive with any level of BAC.
  • Drivers under 21 may not drive with a BAC of .01 or higher.

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Do not risk losing your license and reputation by working with less experienced criminal defense representation. We hold ourselves to the highest standards in our approach to quality DUI defense. If you have been charged with DUI, settling for a guilty plea may have disastrous consequences for you. Call our firm to discuss effective solutions for your case today. We offer a free case evaluation to determine if our services may prove beneficial to your case. Do not wait until it is too late. Allow us to provide the legal representation you deserve.

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