DUI: Driving under the influence
Sometimes bad things happen to good people.
Many forensic scientists believe that a person does not feel the effects of alcohol unless he or she has a blood alcohol level under 0.1 or higher. Nevertheless, driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher is a crime. Unfortunately many law-abiding citizens maysuffer the consequences of an arrested for a DUI even though he or she was not actually driving under the influence.
They were not trying to do anything wrong, and may have been sober. You may have a blood alcohol level that was below the legal limit. However, you may still find yourself in a situation where you have been arrested for DUI and are facing serious criminal charges.
This is not the time to wing it, you need an attorney who will review all the evidence and assist you to determine what defenses you may have. Ventura County Prosecutors, take every case very seriously.
23152(a) It is a misdemeanor to drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
23152(b) It is a misdemeanor to drive with .08% or more of alcohol in your blood.
You can, and will most likely be charged with both.
If you have been arrested for DUI – Driving Under the Influence, you must request a D.M.V. hearing within 10 days of your arrest. If you do not request a D.M.V. hearing within 10 days of your arrest, your license will be automatically suspended or revoked.
It is important to know that the DMV is separate issue that is independent of the Criminal Issues.
A license is a privilege not a right. The DMV has the ability to suspend your license even if the Court does not. The Court may suspend your license even if the DMV does not. Sometimes, after your license has been suspended by the DMV and then reinstated, the Court will suspend it again on its own terms. These are things that an experiences lawyer can assist with coordinating.
An experienced lawyer may also assist with a restricted license so that you may be able to travel to and from work.
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