The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office prides itself on the stiff penalties it imposes on those convicted of driving-under-the-influence. Typically, on a first driving under the influence conviction, a person can expect fines, an alcohol program, and informal probation. In Ventura County however, the punishments are typically more severe.

Driving-under-the-influence is codified under California Vehicle Code Section 23152.  It states in pertinent part that “it is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage… to drive a vehicle”, and that “it is unlawful for any person who has 0.08% or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.”

In Ventura County, those convicted of a driving-under-the-influence offense in Ventura, can expect, among other punishments, formal probation and jail time on a first time offense.

If you have been arrested or charged with a driving under the influence violation in Ventura County, The best way to ensure your rights are protected, is to hire a criminal defense firm familiar with Ventura County’s criminal courts.

Hiring an experienced criminal defense law firm can greatly increase your chances of keeping your license. The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have been helping people keep their license for over 30 years.

Please feel free to contact Wallin & Klarich to discuss your case. You can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 877-466-5245 for more information.

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