Have You Been Charged With DUI? You Need A Good DUI Lawyer
Many people make the assumption that a first offense for a DUI is not a big deal if no one was hurt and nothing was damaged. Yet even a first-time DUI conviction has the potential to have lasting legal and incidental consequences. It is up to you to take action to defend your rights, freedom and future.
Thankfully, you do not have to build a defense against your charges alone. I am Los Angeles and Orange County DUI attorney Action Lavitch, and at my office of Action Defense Law, APLC, I am here to protect you against your charges. I know what is at stake in these cases and how to pursue the outcome you deserve while representing you.
The Consequences Of A DUI Conviction
You should not represent yourself against a DUI conviction while hoping for a slap on the wrist or a plea deal. The legal consequences of a conviction can include:
- Up to 16 months in prison or jail
- Thousands of dollars in fines
- Mandatory DUI classes
- An ignition interlock device on your vehicle
- DUI probation
- License suspension or revocation
The consequences for your current charges can escalate depending on how many prior convictions for a DUI are on your record. A conviction can also make it harder to gain or keep employment, earn financial aid for education, and even rent a place to live. That is why it is so important to keep your record as clean as possible.
Viable Defenses Against DUI Charges
While you may think there is no possible defense against your charges, every case is unique. I make it my mission to review the details of your situation to determine if there are grounds for defenses such as:
- Police did not have probable cause to pull you over
- Mishandled, tampered or lack of sufficient evidence
- Your actions were necessary to save a life
- You did not know you were intoxicated as a result of being drugged
- The testing equipment was inaccurate or unreliable
Even if it is not likely that you can beat your charges, I can seek opportunities to negotiate to reduce your charges or penalties or even maximize the quality of the plea deal.