Sacramento DUI Attorney 2017-08-09T08:44:53+00:00

DUI

If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a DUI it is a very serious matter. We strongly recommend getting a lawyer on your side as soon as possible. There are certain steps that you must take immediately to protect your rights. The sooner that we get on your case the sooner that we can begin fighting for you. Being arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence is a serious offense.

The law relating to DUIs is complex and a lawyer can help you understand the two systems that are at play – the administrative system through the D.M.V. that deals with any license suspension issues and the Court system that will impose other penalties on you if you are convicted of the charge. An experienced attorney can explain these complexities to you and help you fight your charge. We can help you analyze your case and determine the best strategy to get you the least possible consequences for your offense.

DUI is a serious crime, and it should not be taken lightly. If a person is arrested for DUI, it will create a criminal arrest record. If convicted, the record of conviction may be viewed negatively by present and future employers and can also impact a person’s educational opportunities. A person who is convicted of DUI is also subject to harsh legal consequences, such as jail time, fines, license suspension, DUI School, and probation.

A sentence for DUI conviction depends on the jurisdiction, the judge and the facts of the case. Jail time can be given for first offenders, especially if the driver was severely speeding, above .15 BAC, carrying a passenger 14 or younger, or involved in an accident. A first offense will commonly result in loss of license for four months or more, fines and court costs up to $1,500, and possibly community service. If you refuse a breathalyzer test, you will automatically lose your license for up to one year, regardless of the outcome of your criminal case. We represent clients in criminal court as well as administrative license hearings.

Charged with DUI in Sacramento

After a person is arrested for DUI-Drunk Driving, the law enforcement officer confiscates the driver’s license and issues a (Pink) Temporary License/Order of Suspension at the time of release from jail. The (Pink) Temporary License expires 30 days from the date issued unless immediate action is taken. The (Pink) Temporary License states:

“YOU HAVE 10 DAYS FROM RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE TO REQUEST A HEARING TO SHOW THAT THE SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION IS NOT JUSTIFIED”

DUI Repeat Offender

If the defendant is a repeat DUI offender, his/her criminal charges and sentence may be enhanced. Due to the life-altering legal consequences that are involved, it is always in a person’s best interest to obtain the services of a DUI defense attorney who has the legal background and knowledge it takes to successfully fight DUI charges.

Sacramento Drink Driving Defense Attorneys

Determining the validity of your arrest and the admissibility of the evidence is one of the most important parts of a DUI/DWI defense. Breathalyzer tests, blood tests and field sobriety tests must be examined carefully. If the tests have been administered incorrectly, our Sacramento DUI lawyers may be able to get the results suppressed or dismissed.

Defense attorneys appointed by the state, as talented as they might be, frequently are so overloaded with clients that they do not have the time to help you build a strong defense. The law Office of Bowman & Associates represents clients throughout Northern California including Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, El Dorado, Yuba, Sutter, and San Joaquin Counties. We will do what it takes to protect your rights.

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