Orange County DUI Defense Lawyers
Driving Under the Influence Defense Lawyers and Attorneys Orange County, California
In the State of California, a person can be charged with driving under the influence (DUI) if he or she drives a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs or under the combined influence of both. Moreover, a person can be charged with an additional DUI offense if he or she drives a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher.
Once a person is arrested for DUI in Orange County, CA, he or she may be charged with either a misdemeanor or felony DUI offense. If it is the person’s first time being arrested for driving under the influence, or if the person did not cause bodily injury or property damage, he or she will usually be charged with a misdemeanor DUI.
However, if the person has three or more prior DUI convictions or if the person caused bodily injury to a third party or caused extensive property damage, it is very likely that the person will be charged with a felony DUI offense and most likely be facing considerable jail time.
The experienced and affordable Orange County Driving Under the Influence lawyer and attorney Scott D. Hughes can make all the difference. Scott Hughes is a capable and aggressive Orange County DUI lawyer that can fully investigate the charges and create a plan of defense that has the greatest chance of standing up in court.
California DUI DMV Hearing Attorney
In addition to the Court proceedings, if a person is arrested for a DUI, it is paramount that he or she request an administrative hearing from the DMV within 10 days of arrest.
Administrative Review Hearing Attorney Scott D. Hughes can provide you your best defense. Since the DMV Hearing will be the first opportunity to challenge the allegations and evidence the government has against you, it is very important to have an experienced DUI and DMV Hearing lawyer and attorney at your side. If the DMV hearing shows there is no basis for a license suspension or revocation, the action against the driver’s license will be set aside and full driving privileges will be restored. Contact Scott D. Hughes today to save your license!
California Over 21 DUI Suspension Periods
If the person arrested for a DUI is 21 years of age or older, took a blood or breath test and the results showed 0.08% BAC or more:
- A first offense will result in a 4-month driver’s license suspension.
- A second or subsequent offense within 10 years will result in a 1-year suspension.
Under certain criteria, a person can obtain a restricted driver's license to allow him or her to drive to and from work and his or her alcohol classes. Contact the Law Offices of Scott D. Hughes immediately so that he can assist you in obtaining your restricted license.
California Under 21 DUI Suspension Periods
If you are under 21 year of age, took a preliminary alcohol screening (PAS) test or other chemical test and the results showed 0.01% BAC or more, your driving privilege will be suspended for 1 year. There are exceptions to this suspension period, specifically for a critical need to drive. Contact the Law Offices of Scott D. Hughes immediately so that we can assist you in presenting evidence of your "critical need" in order to obtain a restricted license.
An Orange County DUI Defense Attorney Can Help
Hiring an experienced DUI lawyer can greatly increase your chances of winning your DUI case in Court. There are numerous defenses to driving under the influence charges. Consult with the experienced DUI attorney Scott D. Hughes about your possible defenses. The experienced Orange County DUI Attorney Scott D. Hughes can significantly reduce your fines, fees, length of alcohol program and jail time. This is especially true not only for first time offenders but also in cases of second, third and fourth DUI arrests.
In most cases, your presence in court will never be required. Call the Law Offices of Scott D. Hughes to discuss your case and determine what the best course of action for your case should be whether for a first offense DUI or if you are a multiple offender.
Orange County DUI Defense Lawyer Scott D. Hughes
Orange County DUI Lawyer Scott D. Hughes provides criminal DUI defense to individuals in the following cities:
Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, and Yorba Linda.
Additionally, we successfully represent individuals in Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.
Call the Law Offices of Scott D. Hughes immediately for your free DUI consultation at 714-423-6928.