Driving Under The Influence
California has two separate procedures for DUI cases that run simultaneously. When you are arrested under the suspicion of driving under the influence, criminal charges may be filed against you. The criminal charges are handled in the Superior Court and your initial appearance is called an Arraignment. In addition to any criminal charges, you are subject to an Administrative Per Se (APS) review conducted by the DMV. This means that your license may be automatically suspended by the DMV for four months for a first offense unless you request an administrative hearing within the first 10 days after your arrest. You must request an administrative hearing within 10 days of being arrested. The APS hearing is very technical and the San Jose DUI attorneys at Farling, Hecht & Davis, LLP may be your best tool in fighting the suspension.
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California’s prosecutors do not take DUI offenses lightly. As a result, the criminal penalties for these types of offenses can be incredibly severe.
First-time offenders could face penalties, including:
- Up to six months in jail
- Up to $2500.00 in fines
- Additional penalty assessments
- Additional six month driver’s license suspension
- Completion of a court-approved substance abuse education program
Other offenses could lead to even hasher consequences, such as:
- Extended sentence in jail or prison
- Extended license suspension or revocation
- More extensive fines
- Mandatory payment of restitution (if injuries are involved)
- Strike on driving record
- Installation of Ignition Interlock Device (IID) at own expense
San Jose DUI Attorneys
The San Jose DUI Attorneys at Farling, Hecht & Davis, LLP understand the serious nature of a criminal charge, whether it be your first run-in with the law, a more serious repeat felony charge, or an underage DUI charge. Our clients are always treated professionally and courteously, with the highest standards of ethics and confidence. With over 75 years of combined experience and outstanding relationships within the community, the San Jose DUI attorneys at Farling, Hecht & Davis, LLP routinely obtain amazing results for clients. Please contact one of our dedicated San Jose DUI attorneys at 408.295.6100 for a free consultation to discuss your case.