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Have you been charged with DUI? If so, it is imperative that you retain the immediate representation of an attorney who attains the practical experience and knowledge necessary to successfully resolve your case.

At The Law Offices of Adam Allen Arant, Esq., our objective is to help you obtain a favorable case outcome! When you choose to work with our firm, you will receive the personalized legal solutions you need and the supportive assistance that you deserve.

Make the smart choice – ensure your rights and freedom are backed by an extensively experienced DUI attorney.

Explore your options and get the answers you need in a free consultation. We will exhaust our resources in order to defend your rights and protect your future.

What Are My Rights After an Arrest?

Having some knowledge of what your rights are in the arrest and booking process in advance can be your first step in preparing a good defense of your charges.

We understand that no one really plans on being arrested for driving under the influence, but being prepared for the possibility can help you to make the right choices if the instance should ever come.

For instance, you do not have to submit to a field sobriety test or breath test at the scene of the arrest, or answer any questions without your attorney present, but you must also not resist arrest or act in a combative manner.

Once you are brought to the station, you must submit to a breath or blood test or you will be subjected to license suspension for one year.

You are first allowed a 20-30 minute period of time in which to contact your attorney. When you call The Law Offices of Adam Allen Arant, a San Jose DUI defense lawyer from the firm can help you make your next steps.

We know that every DUI defense case is different – which is why we want to hear from you. For that reason, we handle each client's case in a personalized manner.

DUI Laws in California

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.

The following state regulations for DUI cases also apply:

  • 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.

DUI Penalties Specific to California

Due to the 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.

  • How a DUI Can Affect Your Job: Jail time for up to 6 months is a common result for a first DUI offense. This can leave you jobless and unable to support your family.
  • How a DUI Can Affect Your Finances: 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.
  • How a DUI Can Affect Your Family: You can be placed on probation for 3-5 years. Along with everything else you are going through, your family may be significantly strained by your financial situation and by your probation restrictions.

Also, if the district attorney proved that in addition to driving under the influence, you were also the cause of the accident that resulted in an injury, the penalties can be enhanced - especially if someone other than you was seriously injured or if individuals were killed.

Common DUI Myths

It can be confusing and stressful after a DUI arrest and you may feel as if you do not clearly comprehend the legal process. You may also have some misconceptions about DUI cases that could make or break your case.

Some pervasive DUI myths include:

DUIs are not a big deal

In fact, a DUI conviction can substantially change your life. Fines, license suspension, possible imprisonment, DUI classes, and a criminal record can be the consequences of a conviction.

If there were injuries involved or you have multiple DUI offenses on your record, you are looking at a possible felony charge and time in a state prison. Additionally, you may be required to pay restitution for those injured. The right attorney can be essential in protecting your rights and future when facing these serious charges.

DUIs are simple cases

DUI cases are in fact some of the most complicated cases in the criminal justice system. The various tests, procedures and protocols involved must be correctly investigated for proper DUI defense. An experienced DUI attorney is a must in these cases.

In order to successfully fight a DUI charge, an accused will have to go to trial

Less than 10% of all DUI cases end up in trial. We are highly experienced litigators however, in the event your case did need a trial.

The penalties for driving while under the influence of a legal or illegal drug are less severe than penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol (with a BAC of .08% or more)

The reality is that depending on the circumstances, the penalties for driving under the influence of drugs can be just as severe as those for alcohol-related DUI.

We can give you the aggressive and effective legal representation that you need! Our team is passionate about the work we perform and we truly care about the clients we represent.

Our San Jose DUI lawyer has been serving clients since 2007. You can be confident in our ability to help you challenge the evidences that have resulted in your DUI charge. We have a solid background of success and the tools you need in order to achieve a positive case outcome.

Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced San Jose DUI Lawyer!

At The Law Offices of Adam Allen Arant, Esq., we are dedicated to helping our clients in San Jose and the surrounding areas, fight charges related to drunk driving.

The moment you walk through our doors, we will work to help you obtain a sense of ease amidst this difficult and complex period of time. In order to do so, we will inform you of your rights and legal options and guide you down the avenue that best suits your needs.

With our assistance, you may be enabled to make more informed decisions every step of the way.

Get the legal guidance you deserve! Schedule your complimentary case evaluation today by calling us at (408) 680-2763!

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