If you have been arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you are facing double trouble:
- An administrative law matter with the California Department of Motor Vehicles potentially resulting in restriction of driving privileges or driver's license suspension or revocation
- A criminal law matter that could result in incarceration and other serious penalties, as well as a criminal record
If you are like most Californians, your driving privileges are a vital lifeline. You may need to drive to go work, conduct business, care for your family and otherwise exercise freedom of movement. Public transportation is not a satisfactory substitute for mobility at will by car for most people in Santa Ana and elsewhere. Therefore, preserving your driver's license is an important matter, and the first thing to tackle in your defense.
First Things First After A DUI/DWI (Drunk Driving) Arrest
You have just 10 days to request an administrative hearing after a DUI arrest. Requesting this hearing on time will likely allow you to keep or recover your driver's license.
In the meantime, you and your attorney must get to work designing an effective defense of the criminal charges. Driving under the influence (DUI) charges are serious and often become complex cases. Your case may involve detailed defenses such as challenging the breath test, scrutinizing the police officer's decision to pull you over or demonstrating that roadside sobriety tests yielded inconclusive results.
If you or a loved one is charged with a DUI, you need an experienced attorney to provide zealous, effective legal representation. Glew & Kim's clients receive personal attention from our well-established DUI attorneys. Our lawyers' credentials include more than 30 years of combined experience in DUI and marijuana DUI cases.
To schedule a consultation, call us or send an email inquiry through this website.
Se habla español | 한국어