Montebello DUI Attorneys We Can Protect Your Rights During a Drunk Driving Case

Montebello DUI Defense Lawyers

Protect Your Rights & Future with Leyva & Night, APC in East Los Angeles

It is a common misconception that drunk driving charges are considered a minor infraction that can only result in a slap on the wrist. In reality, driving under the influence (DUI) is taken very seriously in California and those convicted will find themselves with a criminal record. If you or a loved one has been charged with this offense, it is recommended that you explore your defense options with a knowledgeable legal counsel before proceeding.

At Leyva & Night, APC, we understand how a DUI conviction can impact the life of a driver and always take aggressive, proactive steps to minimize these consequences for our clients. Our experienced Montebello DUI defense attorneys know how to find the shortcomings in these allegations against our clients and ensure that the case against them receives the scrutiny it deserves.

Just because you failed a breathalyzer test does not mean you do not have defense options. Call us at (800) 510-7449 to learn more.

DUI Penalties in California

Drunk driving charges are not simple infractions like speeding tickets that simply trigger a fine. These are criminal allegations that can come with numerous penalties for the accused driver—even for a first offense.

Penalties for the first offense in California can include

  • Numerous fines (totaling roughly $2,000)
  • License suspension for six months
  • DUI school
  • Three to five years of probation
  • A short jail sentence (rarely sentenced)

These are only the criminal penalties for a drunk driving offense—drivers will face administrative penalties imposed by the DMV, as well. In the case of repeat offenses and other aggravating factors (such as a particularly high blood alcohol level, a driver who is underage, or a resulting injury), these penalties can be more severe. Speak with our knowledgeable legal advocates today to learn more about the specifics of your case and what we can do to challenge the allegations against you.

Exploring Your Defense Options

If you have been arrested for drunk driving, it is likely you have "failed" a sobriety test and/or a blood alcohol level test, such as a breathalyzer breath test. Many drivers feel that because of this, they have no further legal recourse and must plead guilty to their offense. This, however, is often not the case.

The truth is that only the court can determine guilt in these cases and failing a sobriety or breathalyzer test does not mean you do not have defense options. Our firm is ready to look into critical procedural and chain of evidence issues that are often present in DUI cases and ensure that every avenue toward a reduction or a dismissal is exhaustively explored.

You may still have defense options and we're ready to discuss them with you. Contact us today to request a free consultation.

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