Fresno-Clovis, Ca DUI Attorneys
Valley DUI Defense Lawyers
In California, driving with a BAC (blood alcohol content level) of 0.08% or higher will result in an arrest for DUI (driving under the influence) even though a driver may not be legally impaired. Additionally many individuals we have represented were arrested and charged with DUI after it was discovered they had taken their own Prescription Medications. Although most people believe that a DUI case is very simple, nothing could be further from the truth. California DUI law is very complicated and the science of alcohol or drug testing is under constant attack by DUI lawyers and their experts. For this reason, Attorney Eric P. Escamilla, is a proud member of the California DUI Lawyers Association which recognizes that although DRUNK DRIVING IS DANGEROUS so are WRONGFUL DUI CONVICTIONS!
It certainly won’t be hard to find an attorney who will take your case. The question is how hard is it to hire an attorney that will be able to ensure that you get the best DUI defense possible? In a time when the DUI laws seem to get tougher every year and when the issues are getting more and more technical, it is crucial that you retain an attorney who is dedicated to the litigation of these difficult cases.
There really is no better way to choose an attorney than to meet with those you are considering and select the one that suits you best. Hiring an attorney without speaking to him about all of the aspects of your case first, or basing the decision to hire solely on fees, should be avoided if at all possible. The answers to your questions will vary greatly and it is up to your own common sense what level of experience you want in your attorney. A criminal conviction for a DUI or related offense can be devastating and can have dramatic effects on your life for years to come.
Consequences for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs:
*First offense: The Court may order you to serve between 48 hours to 6 months in jail. It will impose a fine of $390 to $1,000 and order you to complete a 3 or 9 month alcohol/drug treatment program. The DMV will also impose a 6 or 12 month driver’s license suspension depending on treatment program length.
*Second offense: The Court may order you to serve between 96-hours to 1 year, a $390 to $1,000 fine, and completion of an 18 or 30 month alcohol/drug treatment program. The DMV will also impose a 2-year driver’s license suspension.
*Third offense: The Court will order you to serve a minimum of 120 days in jail.
*Fourth offense: Can be charged as a felony and carries a possible sentence of 3 years in state prison.
In addition to any of the penalties the Court’s may impose for a driving under the influence conviction, the Department of Motor Vehicles will take administrative action against an individual’s driver’s license as well. These actions can include restrictions, suspensions, and revocations of your driver’s license. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Eric P. Escamilla are experienced in representing clients in any administrative hearings with the Department of Motor Vehicles, and understand that the protection of a driver’s license is often the most important part of the representation in a DUI case.
A DUI offense is considered a misdemeanor charge and can result in jail time, license suspension, and points on your driving record, large fines, counseling and probation. At the Law Offices of Eric Escamilla, we will fight for you and are determined to keep you out of jail. We will look at the facts and details surrounding your DUI charge and will question the allegations against you. Our criminal defense attorneys will challenge any field sobriety tests administered and will use their education and knowledge of California DUI laws to obtain the best possible outcome for your case.
If you are in need of an experienced DUI defense attorney, contact our law firm immediately. We understand all areas of criminal defense in California and will use our experience to aggressively defend the charges against you. We may even be able to have the DUI charges against you lowered or dropped completely.
Contact the Law Offices of Eric Escamilla immediately to speak with one of our criminal defense attorneys. We will provide you or your loved one with superior legal representation. We will thoroughly investigate the charges against you or your loved one and will work to have them lowered or even dismissed altogether.
Do you need an aggressive Fresno-Clovis DUI defense attorney? Contact us today!