Rancho Cucamonga DUI Attorney
Charged with a DUI?
Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs has become a nationwide problem – as well as a top priority for law enforcement agencies. In San Bernardino County and the surrounding communities of Southern California, there is a great deal of attention placed on arresting, prosecuting, and convicting motorists who get behind the wheel while impaired.
Being charged with a DUI can be a very serious matter, especially if this is not the first time you've been charged with a DUI. The circumstances of every DUI arrest vary, but if your blood alcohol level is over .08% at the time of arrest, meaning there are .08 grams of alcohol or more for every 100 milliliters of blood in your body, you can be charged with a DUI.
If you or a loved one have been charged with driving under the influence, contact our DUI attorneys in Rancho Cucamonga today to learn more about your options.
DUI Penalties in California
In California, defendants are generally charged on two different counts, a charge for driving under the influence and a charge for driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher, which initiates a DMV hearing in which your license can be suspended.
Some factors that can influence penalties include:
- The charge involved (misdemeanor or felony DUI)
- A driver's blood alcohol content (BAC)
- Prior DUI convictions
- DUIs resulting in injury or death
- DUIs involving child passengers
If convicted, a DUI can bring with it harsh penalties such as:
- License suspension
- Steep fines
- Jail time
- Community service
- Mandatory completion of DUI programs
- Required installation of an Ignition Interlock Device
It is possible to face some or all of these consequences depending on the circumstances of your case and whether you have prior DUIs, so it is crucial to have solid representation. Contacting an attorney immediately should be your first step after being arrest for drunk driving.
It is important to remember that any of these penalties can threaten one's personal and financial well-being, which is why working with an experienced Rancho Cucamonga DUI lawyer is essential. At Chung & Ignacio, LLP, we are committed to protecting the rights, freedoms, and futures of our clients and to shielding them from harsh criminal penalties.
You don't have to face a DUI charge alone. Contact a DUI lawyer in Rancho Cucamonga today to obtain exceptional legal counsel.
If you are facing a DUI charge, having a determined and dedicated criminal defense team working for you is an absolute must. Chung & Ignacio, LLP has a sophisticated understanding of California DUI law, which is a good deal more complex than in other states due to the state's "three strikes" polices.
We will work diligently to make sure you get the guidance you need in each and every step of the legal process. While acquittal is never guaranteed, it is our goal to aggressively fight for your rights so that you can obtain the fairest outcome possible. Let us help you today.