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Drunk driving offenses are some of the most common charges processed through our criminal justice system. They occur throughout all walks of life and—unlike other criminal charges—are often committed by citizens who are unaware they were breaking the law. No matter what the circumstances of your DUI arrest may entail, it is advised that you explore your defense options with a qualified defense attorney.

At the Law Offices of Benjamin Arsenian, Attorney Arsenian is former California prosecutor who understands how the state of California prosecutes DUI defendants. Our firm knows what to look for in these cases to challenge the state's assertions and ensure that our clients receive the consideration they deserve.

Before proceeding with a guilty plea, explore your options with an experienced Santa Ana DUI defense lawyer. Contact us to request a free consultation today.

Penalties for DUI in California

It is a misconception that DUI charges result in a simple "slap on the wrist" for convicted drivers. These offenses are considered misdemeanors and are come with various criminal and administrative penalties if a conviction is reached.

Penalties for a first-time DUI conviction can include:

  • Four-month administrative suspension of your license
  • Roughly $2000 in fines
  • Restricted driving privileges for two to five months
  • 48 hours in jail (in rare cases)
  • Alcohol treatment program (in some cases)

These penalties can accumulate—and become worse—when there are aggravating factors involved in the case (such as a particularly high blood alcohol content or repeat offenses in the last 10 years). Contact a defense attorney to learn more about what penalties you may be exposed to in your DUI case.

Defending against Drunk Driving Allegations

Another misconception about drunk driving charges is that once a driver submits to a sobriety test and "fails" it, they have been found guilty and just need to accept the consequences. Only a judge can decide a driver is guilty, however, and many drivers have viable defense options—even if they have failed their breathalyzer test.

At the Law Offices of Benjamin Arsenian, we will look into various factors of your DUI stop and arrest and ensure that your rights weren't violated. Often, these cases are subject to probable cause complaints and the chain of evidence is not always reputable. In these cases, it is often possible to reduce the charges or have a case dismissed altogether.

If you've been charged, the time to start exploring your defense options is now. Call our offices at (888) 507-9510 today.

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