Fresno Drunk Driving Defense: The Consequences of Driving Under the Influence

Mar 29, 2017

In the state of California if you are caught driving with a blood alcohol content level (BAC) that is 0.08% or higher, you will be arrested for driving under the influence. Many people who are arrested for a DUI think that their case will be quite simple, but this is not true. The laws regarding DUI’s in the state of California are extremely complicated. For this reason you should hire a drunk driving defense attorney for help.
DUI Consequences
There are some dire consequences in regards to driving under the influence. Some of the consequences that you may face if you are found driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol include:
First Offense: 48 hours to 6 months in jail and a fine of $390 to $1000. You may also be required to complete a 3 or 9 month drug/alcohol treatment program and your license may be suspended for up to a year.
Second Offense: 96 up to 1 year in jail and a fine of $390 to $1000. You will be required to complete an 18 to 30 month drug/alcohol treatment program. Your license will be suspended for 2 years.
Third Offense: minimum of 120 days in jail.
Fourth Offense: may be charged with a felony and possibly sentenced to up to 3 years in prison.
How a Drunk Driving Defense Attorney Can Help
In addition to the penalties imposed by the court, the DMV can also take administrative action against the individual’s driver’s license. The attorneys at Mitchell Law Group are experienced in defending clients in all types of administrative hearings with the DMV and understand protecting your driver’s license is often the most important aspect of a DUI case.
The attorneys atMitchell Law Group will fight for your rights and try to keep you out of jail. Our team of drunk driving defense attorneys will challenge the sobriety tests that were used and use their knowledge of California DUI laws to help obtain the best outcome for your case.
If you need an experienced drunk driving defense attorney, contact our law firm right away.

Category: DUI Defense

Michael Mitchell


Michael Mitchell is a Fresno attorney who practices in the areas of DUI, personal injury & criminal law. Visit his Google+ profile.