December 19, 2012 By Matthew Wallin

In Costa Mesa, just like in most cities in Orange County, a second time DUI can result in serious consequences.  What are the DUI penalties? A DUI can result in the suspension of your driving privileges, conditions of probation, fines and classes.  If charged with a felony DUI, you will have to go to court. However, if you are charged with a misdemeanor DUI, your attorney can go to court for you.  In addition, you may have the opportunity to fight the DMV hearing if you request a hearing within 10 days of the time you received your DUI.

During the DMV hearing the DMV hearing officer has the police report and conducts the hearing. During the hearing, the attorneys at Wallin & Klarich can represent you and fight to keep your license, pending any future court process.
Throughout the court process, the attorneys at Wallin & Klarich will request for discovery of the police report and any calibration logs and records that are pertinent to your case so the attorney can explore all possible defenses for you. A DUI in Costa Mesa will be handled in the Harbor Justice Center, and Matthew Wallin would be the attorney to assist you in your case.  Mr. Wallin is frequently in the Harbor Court which will provide a great benefit to you as he is very knowledgeable with regards to DUI’s and with the procedures in that court house.

Generally, a second time DUI in Orange County will result in a jail sentence. In addition the fees and fines could be in an amount over $2,000. Lastly, the classes for a multiple offender can be very expensive, not to mention the loss of reputation and the loss of your driving privilege.

After looking at the case and evidence against you, Mr. Wallin can try to either have the case dismissed through a possible motion or possibly have the charges dropped to a lesser charge.

To be found guilty of a DUI, the People must prove that you:

  1. Drove a motor vehicle
  2. When you drove, your blood alcohol level was 0.08 percent or more by weight.

The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich will go over the facts of the case and try to use every legal defense possible to help you win your case. If you want top quality representation call the law offices of Wallin & Klarich today.

Wallin and Klarich has over 30 years of experience successfully defending people charged with DUI’s. We will work to aggressively defend you by investigating all aspects of your case and ensure that your rights are protected. The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich can be reached by phone at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245. We will be there when you call.

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