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DUI Defense in Orange County

By Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry & Associates  Jul. 6, 2010 10:26a

Being charged with a DUI (driving under the influence) is a serious matter and can not only have grave and upsetting consequences if you're convicted, but can cause prolonged turmoil in your day to day life for many months to come. Often times, a DUI conviction brings with it suspension of your driver's license, jail time, heavy fines and increased car insurance rates. You may also be ordered by the courts to attend counseling or rehabilitation. The inconveniences are tremendous. Many of these penalties can be reduced or dismissed altogether with the help of an experienced DUI attorney. Aggressive and immediate representation is what is needed to retain your freedoms.

What Happens After Being Charged with a DUI?

The first action that has to be taken after a person has been charged with a DUI is to set up a DMV hearing within a 10 day period of time. The arresting officer will serve you with what is called a "Notice of Suspension" informing you of your right to schedule a DMV hearing. The purpose of the hearing is to determine what to do about the suspension or revocation of your driver's license. If you fail to set a hearing with the DMV within this 10 day period, you forfeit your right to contest the suspension, even if you are not guilty. The length of time for suspension or revocation depends largely on what evidence was found by law enforcement officials when you were arrested .The hearing is a separate matter from appearing in court and can often be handled by an attorney without you being present.

Agreeing to questioning by law enforcement can result in unknowingly incriminating yourself and is not in your best interests. At the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry & Associates, we are experienced, dedicated and have a track record of success in handling DUI cases. If you are in any of the areas of Orange County, Fullerton, Laguna Niguel, Newport Beach or Westminster, we can help defend your rights and freedoms if you have been arrested for a DUI. Options are often available in your defense that will not be obvious except to an experienced DUI defense attorney.

Contact an Orange County DUI Lawyerfor a consultation today for a free case evaluation to find out what your options are.

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