If you or someone you care about has been charged with a DUI offense it is critical to obtain the services of an experienced defense attorney. The laws can result in severe penalties if you are not properly defended by an attorney that is skilled and experienced in DUI defense. It is important to have someone who will aggressively protect your rights in front of a judge or even a jury. The DUI laws are very complex and constantly changing, making it important to have a well-trained, experienced and knowledgeable attorney working on your behalf.
If you are arrested and charged with this type of crime it can have a huge impact on your future. The harsh penalties can include severe fines, license revocation and even jail or prison time. A criminal conviction can cause damage to your career, damage to future education and even result in damage to social opportunities. You can see from this how important it is that you have someone who is well trained and experienced aggressive protecting your rights from the very beginning.
An editorial recently published in the Silicon Valley Mercury News stated "The National Transportation Safety Board, with solid evidence behind it, believes toughening state standards for drunken driving will significantly lower those [crash related death and injury] numbers. The board is recommending that states lower their blood-alcohol percentage legal limits from .08 to .05, or roughly the equivalent of two drinks for a man weighing up to 160 pounds or one drink for a woman weighing less than 120 pounds."
Legislation like this will probably take several years to pass with an enormous fight from the powerful industry of restaurants, winemakers and beer distributors, but it demonstrates the efforts and attitudes against those who are charged with DUI. The bottom line is that it is critical to have someone who is experienced and knowledgeable to fighting on your behalf, and on behalf of the interests of your family and loved ones. After all, they will also be feeling the effects of any penalties that are the result of a conviction.
In order to help protect your rights and possibly avoid damaging penalties seek help from some of the best experts available. Our office is conveniently located near the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta, California. We represent individuals charged with Criminal Offenses, DUI and Juvenile Matters in the Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Corona and Riverside areas as we help protect your rights. If you have been charged with an offense such as this, don't hesitate to contact us.