DUI Attorney in Sunnyvale
Legal Repercussions for a DUI Conviction
The legal team at The Law Offices of Adam Allen Arant strives to fully
answer your questions and concerns regarding your recent arrest for driving
under the influence of alcohol or
drugs. If you understand the
DUI court process and the options that are available to you, a better choice can be made
as to how to proceed. An individual might ask, "
Do I need a DUI lawyer?" if it is a
first time DUI,
out of state or
underage DUI. Those who have
multiple DUI offenses and have suffered the punishments involved already understand the need
for knowledgeable representation from a dedicated Sunnyvale DUI lawyer.
A more pertinent question may be what makes it so urgent that you retain
an attorney quickly. We urge you to read on to see what lies ahead after
Per statistics released by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), prosecutors
in our state convict 75% of those charged with a
DUI. When you plea or are found guilty of a DUI, the penalties can include
mandatory alcohol awareness classes,
license suspension, rehabilitation, large fines, community service and incarceration in jail
or prison. In some cases, the installation of an ignition interlock device
will be ordered by the court. Additionally, you will have a DUI on your
permanent criminal record which can adversely affect employment, educational
opportunities and obtaining vehicle insurance plus other key areas of
concern to you and your loved ones.
The alternative is to use a firm, like ours, who is committed to treating
you with dignity and in an ethical manner, while working tirelessly to
provide the best resolution possible to your case. Effective DUI defense
from a Sunnyvale DUI attorney is possible and there are many alternatives
to receiving the maximum sentence provide by California DUI laws. Where
possible, we work to get the charges against you quickly dismissed. When
this is not achievable, negotiations with a prosecutor may result in your
charges being reduced, thus lessening the eventual penalties you face.
For some, the most favorable result may be to attend alcohol rehabilitation
or counseling so that harsher penalties can be prevented. Frequently,
jail time can be avoided if the correct legal actions are taken on time.
Finding Errors in Police Procedures
An attorney may tell you that they will get you off no matter what but
this is not an honest or accurate assessment of all DUI cases. If the
circumstances of your case make it so that you will be found guilty, despite
any legal actions on your behalf, a Sunnyvale DUI attorney can still work
to assist you towards a better situation. It is possible, per the law, for an
expungement of your DUI record to take place. Actions such as the successful completion
of the terms of your probation and others can help set this process in
motion. We know how to prepare the necessary paperwork required in our
state and see that it is properly filed. Expunging your DUI record can
make it much easier to obtain meaningful employment and allow you to legally
say "no" to questions regarding a conviction for DUI.
Regardless of whether your arrest was based on a
traffic stop or behavior that law enforcement considered consistent with intoxicated
driving, there are two separate legal actions that were immediately begun
against you. One is the criminal case based on your charges. The other is a
DMV hearing to decide whether your license will be suspended and if so, for how long.
You have only 10 days to request your DMV hearing or face an automatic
suspension of your driving privileges for a year. An accomplished lawyer
may be able to prevent your license being suspended or reduce the time
involved, if you are represented at your DMV hearing. In addition, this
hearing allows us to see the evidence in your case and permits us to make
recommendations as to how to reach a positive outcome to the charges against you.
Our firm resolves all kinds of DUI cases including
vehicular manslaughter, charges involving injury to others,
commercial DUI and more.
Breath and blood tests,
field sobriety tests and other police procedures are not mistake free and should never be taken
as absolute proof that you will be found guilty. Errors in police methods
in DUI cases are not uncommon. A prosecutor can fail to follow the letter
of the law in a courtroom setting, allowing an alert lawyer to take advantage.
In Sunnyvale, the police are involved in anti-DUI efforts during high
risk periods such as holidays and are working hard to locate and prosecute
DUIs. If you want to give yourself the best chance for a favorable conclusion
to your case, we invite you to meet with us as soon as possible.
If you have been arrested for DUI, quickly
contact a Sunnyvale DUI attorney from our firm to discuss your case and how your charges can be defended.
Links for Sunnyvale Resource
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