Increase in DUI’s due to COVID-19 Pandemic?

May 13, 2020


One of the things that we’ve noticed materialize due the pandemic is an increase in DUI cases.  That’s interesting, since for the last couple of months people were supposed to be staying at home. However, it also makes sense since ride share companies had, temporarily, discontinued services. People may have been traveling to friend’s homes, or secret underground parties, would not have the ability to call for an Uber or Lyft after drinking to the point of intoxication. In addition, friends may not have had designated drivers who were accompanying them. This situation was a recipe for a slight uptick in DUI cases.  At least from what we’ve seen. 

Have you been charged with a DUI in Fresno, California? Driving under the influence can be a very serious offense. If you are being charged with a DUI, you run the risk of severe penalties such as loss of license, hefty fines, and even jail time. It is paramount that you entrust a reputable attorney to defend your rights. Michael Mitchell is a skilled criminal defense attorney with over a decade of experience handling DUI offenses. His strategic approach will ensure that your defense is well-executed and that you receive the fairest treatment possible in court.


Why Shouldn't I Represent Myself?


Unlike most traffic offenses, a DUI is not a simple ticket that can be taken care of without an attorney. The charge of driving under the influence is a misdemeanor crime, which can follow you for many years to come. The first offense for a DUI carries the potential penalty of 48 hours-6 months in jail and a mandatory license suspension. Other penalties include DUI classes and a 3-5 year probation sentence. These punishments can lead to loss of job and a lifetime criminal record. Hiring a reputable criminal attorney who can challenge the evidence provided by the police is the smartest response to a DUI charge. The lack of legal knowledge is one of the worst ways a defendant creates a disastrous situation for themselves in court.


Why Should I Choose Mitchell Law Group?


Michael E. Mitchell is a well-established criminal attorney who has been featured on national and local news stations such as Fresno Bee, ABC News, NBC Bay Area, and McClatchy DC Bureau. He is extensive experience in dealing with DUI cases has earned him recognition as one of the best DUI attorneys in the Central Valley. Mitchell provides consistent communication about your case as well as ensuring that each client he deals with receives the best possible defense.. Aside from Mitchell's expert service, he will assist in developing a financially affordable plan for the duration of your case. Your low-income will not get in the way of your legal defense. With Mitchell Law Group at your side, you can rest assured that your legal matter is in the right hands.

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.