When you are charged with driving under the influence, you face serious ramifications if you are found guilty. A Orange County DUI lawyer is necessary to protect your rights and ensure that you are properly guided through the confusing criminal justice system.
Upon your arrest for suspicion of DUI, there are two entities that can take your license; the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Court. You have the option of scheduling a DMV hearing to prevent the Department from suspending your license. Most importantly, an attorney can be present on your behalf to ensure that all available defenses are asserted. In addition, your criminal matter under the jurisdiction of the California Courts is far more serious; thus, a criminal defense attorney specializing in DUIs is necessary.
An attorney can file legal motions to prevent certain evidence from being admitted in court. Such evidence includes any incriminating statements you may have made to the police or physical evidence, such as blood or breathalyzer results. If the DUI is filed as a misdemeanor, then the attorney can appear on your behalf pursuant to Penal Code section 977a. As such, you will not be required to be present, which prevents any interference with your daily work or school schedule.
If you or a loved one is facing charges for driving under the influence, contact our Southern California DUI attorneys at Wallin and Klarich. Wallin & Klarich will help protect your rights and find the best defense strategy for your case. For over 30 years, our attorneys have been helping clients keep their driver’s license and maintain the ability to continue driving. Please call us at (877) 4-NO-JAIL or (877) 466-5245. We will be there when you call.