Glendale DUI Defense Attorney
Experienced DUI Lawyer Serving Glendale
Charged with DUI? You’re not alone. Glendale criminal defense lawyer Jonathan C. Rosen has defended hundreds of clients arrested for DUI, and has the experience and defense skills to adequately help you fight your charges. Although DUI is considered a misdemeanor offense, it is very important to take your situation seriously and contact Mr. Rosen right away. Having a skilled defense attorney at your side can make a significant difference in the success or outcome of your case.
Under California DUI law, a person cannot drive vehicle if their blood alcohol concentration is .08 percent or higher. Anyone found driving with a BAC level at or above the legal limit will be in violation of DUI law and consequently arrested. After a DUI arrest, it is imperative that you contact a DUI defense lawyer right away. There are several deadlines you must meet, and an attorney can protect your rights and provide you with the aggressive defense representation you need at both the DMV hearing and in criminal court.
DUI Laws & Penalties
There are a number of penalties associates with DUI. First and foremost, your driver’s license will be confiscated during the arrest and suspended shortly thereafter. You do have the right to contest the suspension of your license at a DMV hearing, however, you only have 10 days to schedule this hearing. Failure to schedule your hearing within the 10 days following your arrest will result in an automatic suspension. In addition to driver’s license suspension, other penalties you may face include large fines, probation, mandatory alcohol-awareness classes, and incarceration.
Typically, first-time DUI offenders to do not receive any jail time unless extenuating circumstances make the situation more serious, such as causing a fatal accident, if children were in the vehicle, if you have prior DUI convictions on your record, or if you had drugs in your possession at the time of your arrest.
Contact a Glendale DUI Attorney you can trust to protect your best interests and aggressively fight your charges.