Long Beach DUI Attorney
Drunk Driving Charges
If you have been arrested and charged with driving under the influence in California, know that you need a solid defense team behind you and you need to find it as soon as possible. After being charged, you do not have much time to contest your charges so that you can stave off penalties like a license suspension. If you are convicted of your DUI charge, then you will be facing penalties that will permanently affect your record. Depending on the severity of your accident, a DUI on your record can make it difficult to do things like obtain car insurance. The state of California takes drunk driving so seriously because it often leads to serious injury and even death. If you have been charged with a DUI, take the time to make yourself aware of the possible penalties that you could face and call a Long Beach criminal defense lawyer at our firm as soon as possible.
Possible Penalties for DUI Charges in California
If you are charged with a DUI and have no prior DUIs then you could face the possibility of four days to six months in jail, fines up to $2,600 and having your license suspended for up to ten months. These penalties will increase with every additional DUI that is added to your record. A DUI is typically counted as a misdemeanor, but if you have multiple DUIs or your DUI involved manslaughter then it will likely be deemed a felony charge. Remember, any time you operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher you are operating a vehicle illegally. Your blood alcohol level will likely be determined by what is known as a breathalyzer. Even in the event that you are charged with DUI, you still have a defense. The attorneys at our firm have strategies for defending you such as a breathalyzer investigation. We want you to understand how serious a DUI conviction is while simultaneously being aware that you still have access to help that can get your charges lessened or dropped.
Contact a Defense Attorney at Gold & Witham
If you have been charged with a DUI in Long Beach then you should get in touch with a criminal defense attorney at our firm. Gold & Witham has been helping defend those accused of crimes like DUI for years and can help you as well. We understand that you do not want one mistake making an indelible mark on your record, which is why we are here to help you. There are many ways in which the criminal defense attorneys at our firm can help you get your charges lessened or dropped altogether. If you are interested in this kind of representation, then call Gold & Witham.