When you are arrested, charged, or convicted of DUI, a number of important
things in your life will change, and they will likely change for the worse.
This is why it is vital you don’t take any chances, and enlist in
the help of a Dublin criminal defense attorney you can trust, such as
ours at Law Office of Ivan O.B. Morse.
If you are arrested for DUI in California, there are 2 things you must
address within 10 calendar days. They include the following:
- California DMV wants to suspend your license
- Criminal Courts in California want to prosecute you
The above 2 items are inter-connected; however, different rules and cases
apply to each of the above situations. You must contact the DMV within
10 calendar days of your arrest and schedule a hearing, or your temporary
license will be suspended after 30 days for 4 months. This will occur
if you are over the age of 21, not a commercial driver, this is your 1st alleged DUI, there were no injuries to others, and you did not refuse
to take a required chemical test.
The DMV also has the authority to impose a maximum suspension of 4 months for a 1st time DUI offense, see VC 13353.3. As you can imagine, there are different
consequences for a 2nd DUI or more within a 10-year period. If you are convicted of a 1st offense DUI, under VC 23152, the DMV will suspend your driver’s
license for a period of 6 months. See VC 13352 to learn more. If you are
convicted of a DUI, your auto insurance premiums will be increased substantially
for years, and an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) may be required in all
cars you own and/or drive.
Contact Our Dublin Criminal Defense Attorneys Today
If arrested for a DUI, you will need a Dublin criminal defense lawyer to
evaluate the circumstances surrounding your case. You need to understand
your rights and consequences of your case as it pertains to the DMV and
the Criminal Court prosecution, and our legal team want to help. Don’t
face this challenging situation without the proper legal counsel you deserve--we
will fight to protect your future, your reputation, and your personal
and professional life for years to come.
Schedule an initial consultation with a member of our firm by calling (888) 865-0741.