Fresno DUI Attorney
Experienced Former Prosecutor Defending Your Driving Privileges
If you have been charged with driving under the influence, or DUI, what you do next can have a huge impact on your future. There is a great deal at stake: your license, your freedom, and your rights. Depending on your current job or schooling, even more could be affected. This is why you would be wise to choose a Fresno DUI lawyer with experience as both a defense attorney and a prosecutor. For more than 20 years, Attorney Brian Andritch has defended the rights of the accused and secured thousands of case dismissals.
Discuss the details of your case in a FREE consultation today. We are available 24/7.
Penalties Awaiting Those Convicted of DUI
If you are found guilty of driving under the influence, the consequences can be serious and far-reaching. Whether it is charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, and what sort of penalties you could be facing, depends heavily on whether it is your first offense and if there were other circumstances, such as injuries to other parties. We understand that a charge such as this one is likely to have a massive impact on your life; this is why we fight so aggressively to ensure that your rights are protected.
There are a wide variety of consequences which await you if you are convicted of DUI, including:
- Monetary fines
- License suspension
- DUI school
- Community service
- Jail time
- Mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device, at your expense
Our Fresno DUI lawyer works with clients at all stages of the legal process, from helping those who have recently been pulled over to those who have refused a blood or breath test. We can also assist you in restoring your right to drive, if available, and will fight for your license and your future no matter what the circumstances of your arrest.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our experience from working with clients from all walks of life, at all stages of the process, combined with our founding attorney’s experience as a former prosecutor, gives us the in-depth insights needed to answer your questions and concerns. Keep reading for answer to some of our most frequently asked questions regarding DUI arrests.
Will I need to go to hearings?
Yes, there are a variety of different hearings which take place after a DUI arrest. This includes the criminal court hearing, a DMV hearing to discuss your license and right to drive, and an administrative hearing. We are here to represent you in all hearings.
Can I refuse a field sobriety test?
Technically you can refuse a field sobriety test (FST). Field sobriety tests have not been proven to be 100% accurate. There are only three standardized tests and even these can lead to false results if other factors are involved, such as exhaustion.
Can I refuse a chemical test?
It is not advisable that you refuse a chemical test, as this can lead to further consequences and the immediate suspension or revocation of your license. If you are asked to take a blood or breath test, you should do so.
Do I need a Fresno DUI attorney?
If you have been charged with DUI, it is important that you have a highly experienced lawyer on your side. We can represent you every step of the way and fight for your driving privileges.
What if I have a previous conviction?
If you have a previous conviction of DUI on your record, it is even more important that you speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. Previous convictions generally mean that the charges and sentence can be much more severe.
To discuss your unique situation, call (559) 484-2112 or contact The Law Office of Brian C. Andritch online now. We are standing at the ready to help you.