DUI Penalties in California

Overview of DUI Penalties for San Jose Drivers

If you have been arrested and charged with driving under the influence ( DUI), it is important to act quickly to protect your rights. The penalties for a criminal DUI conviction can be harsh and life altering. With the help of a San Jose DUI defense lawyer from our firm, you can immediately start gathering the necessary information to launch an aggressive defense for you.

Consequences Specific to California

Due to the potentially serious nature of a DUI offense, a conviction will not only go on your criminal record, but it can also affect many other areas of your life including your job, your finances and your family. Jail time for up to 6 months can be a result for a first DUI offense. This can leave you jobless and unable to support your family. In addition to job loss you can be facing serious financial penalties of up to $1,650 for first time offenders and loss of driving privileges for up to 1 year. Costly drinking driver programs can be mandated by the court for up to 9 months at a cost of approximately $1,500 and you can be placed on probation for 3-5 years.

Defense from a DUI Lawyer in San Jose

It's easy to see that having an attorney from our firm, well-versed in DUI defense law, can be a great asset when seeking to get your charges reduced or thrown out. Our attorneys can also assist you in establishing alternative sentencing for your conviction. Alternative sentencing may enable you to keep your job and continue to support your family by allowing weekend work, electronic monitoring, house arrest and work furloughs.

Let a legal professional from our firm help you to explore all of the options that are available to you in crafting a compelling DUI defense. Even after a DUI conviction, there are many options that can be explored by a skilled legal professional that may assist you in receiving reduced penalties or alternative sentencing. At The Law offices of Adam Allen Arant, Esq. we take the privilege of representing you and advocating for your cause very seriously. We are committed to devoting all of the time, energy and resources necessary to assist you in building a hard-hitting defense.

Our proven and persistent attorneys will be with you every step of the way, seeking the best possible outcome for your case once you contact our office and speak with one of our legal advocates.

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