San Mateo DUI Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a DUI, you face some of the most severe penalties and consequences in the nation. A forerunner in DUI enforcement, California prosecutes DUI cases aggressively and with the intention to gain as many convictions as possible. As such, it becomes crucial that you have the experienced legal representation the Law Office of James Dunn can provide. By working closely with you to collect the facts, determine your options and create a strong defense strategy, attorney James Dunn can greatly reduce your risk of suffering the maximum consequences. If you are dealing with any of the following situations, the firm is prepared to fight for you.
Challenging DUI Evidence
The successful outcome of your DUI case depends on an intelligently crafted defense that can effectively challenge DUI evidence. Challenging breathalyzer testing results and records, law enforcement procedures and other factors can result in dropped or reduced charges. In addition, DUI evidence can be successfully challenged during both criminal proceedings and DMV hearings.
When arrested for a DUI, you will face penalties from both a criminal court and from the California Department of Motor Vehicles. If you wish to challenge the suspension or revocation of your driver's license, you must request a DMV hearing within 10 days of your arrest, and you must establish technicalities or sufficient evidence in your favor to win.
DUI & Drugs
California law prohibits drivers from operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and controlled substances. Depending on the circumstances involved in your case, including the type of drug and other factors, you may face heightened DUI penalties. In addition, offenders also run the risk of being charges with drug crimes, including possession charges.
DUI charges involving a motor vehicle accident can lead to increased penalties. Punishments and consequences vary on a case by case basis, depending on the circumstances involved and whether or not you have prior DUI convictions on your record. If the accident resulted in an injury or death of another person, you can be charged with a felony DUI, which packs devastating penalties.
California poses some of the most severe DUI penalties in the nation. Offenders face penalties from both a criminal court and from the DMV. A variety of factors will determine the particular penalties you can face, including the county in which you were arrested, whether or not you have prior DUI convictions, your BAC level and others.
In all counties throughout California, a fourth DUI conviction within a 10 year period can be charged as a felony offense. Prior felony DUI convictions and DUIs resulting in injury or death can also result in felony DUI charges. Penalties for felony DUIs can be devastating, including lengthy license revocations, extensive fines and a maximum sentence of three years in a state prison.
Out of State DUI
Whether you have been charged with a DUI outside of California or if you received a DUI in California and live in another state, you face many burdens and difficulties during the course of your case. Out of state DUI convictions also result in criminal records that can be used as prior offenses for any subsequent DUI charge within ten years.
Under 21 DUI
California uses a zero tolerance policy when it comes to DUIs and drivers under the age of 21. This means that any measurable amount of alcohol can result in charges and penalties that include a license suspension of at least one year. Underage drivers who have higher BAC levels are also subject to stiffer charges, misdemeanor offenses and increasingly severe penalties.
Let experience work for you- hire a San Mateo DUI attorney today!
James Dunn, the firm's founding attorney, has been actively defending DUI charges for 15 years and has accumulated the knowledge and experience which has helped him earn a solid record of success and a strong reputation in the legal community. As a Specialist Member of the CDLA, active member of the Trail Lawyers College and with his win in the landmark Brenner v. DMV case, Mr. Dunn has consistently proven that he knows how to win DUI cases both in and outside of the courtroom. If you want experience on your side during your DUI case, you need the Law Office of James Dunn. Contact the firm today to discuss your case or to set up a free initial case consultation.
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