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Elements of the Offense
A California driving under the influence (DUI) arrest will typically initiate two separate cases. The first case will be the California driving under the influence criminal case. The District Attorney of the county in which the DUI arrest occurred will usually charge the driver with two separate criminal violations following the arrest. The first criminal charge is for driving under the influence of alcohol, medication, or drugs, which is a violation of California Vehicle Code section 23152, subdivision (a). The second criminal charge is for driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or higher, which is a violation of 23152, subdivision (b).
The second DUI case resulting from a driving under the influence arrest is a California Department of Motor Vehicles Administrative Per Se (APS) action. This is when an individual is at risk of having their California driver’s license or privilege to drive in California (if licensed by another state) suspended. Drivers that are arrested for driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or higher in California have only ten (10) days from the date of the driving under the influence arrest to request a DMV Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing. If a hearing is not requested within ten (10) days of the arrest (even if the arrest was on a weekend or holiday or there was jail time), the individual’s California driver’s license or privilege to drive in California (if licensed by another state) will automatically be suspended thirty (30) days from the date of the arrest, for a minimum of four (4) months.
California DUI Penalties
The penalties can be very harsh in a California driving under the influence case. A driving under the influence arrest in California may result in jail, expensive fines, driver’s license suspensions, mandatory alcohol awareness classes, ignition interlock devices (IID), community service and other forms of punishment. Because of that, it is in your best interest to have a knowledgeable and experienced DUI defense lawyer handling your case from the start.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for driving under the influence, please contact DUI Crew for a free 100% confidential consultation. We are here to help you!
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I was arrested on my 3rd DUI within 10 years and this charge comes with ALOT of problems that I had to face. Howard being the knowledgeable attorney he is was able to reduce my charges and I spent NO TIME IN JAIL. This man knows the law and together with his knowledge and determination I can say that if you get any type of DUI you WANT THIS GUY WITH YOU IN COURT.
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I highly recommend Mr. Williams to anyone! He is very personable and is extremely educated with what he is doing. He handled my DMV case and got my charges in the court hearing reduced to a “Wet Reckless”. After talking to Howard I was more confident and less shameful with my case. Howard always returned my phone calls within 24 hours.
Howard did an amazing job defending me in my under 21 years of age DUI case, which was a complex and difficult one. He took care of both my DMV hearing and court case in a very efficient and timely manner. I hired Howard because, (1) he listened and was genuinely concerned about my well being, (2) he was honest and did not make any promises about the potential outcome of my case, (3) he kept in touch and informed me each step of the way, (4) he treated me with respect, and (4) his fees were fair and reasonable. I highly recommend Howard to anyone who needs a DUI attorney.
I was charged with a DUI hit and run with a BAC of .31. I hired Howard to represent me on this case and he was able to dismiss all charges. I recommended him to my friends, and I recommend him to anyone looking for an amazing lawyer. His staff is also very helpful and respectful.
Reduced my charges!
Howard represented me for my DUI case a couple months ago. My BAC level was .22 which is pretty high but he was able to reduce my charges in court to a wet reckless. I hope I don’t get another DUI but if I do, Howard would be my first call.