Misdemeanor DUI Attorney in Fresno
Pulled Over? Contact The Law Office of Brian C. Andritch.
Drunk driving is taken very seriously in California, as it is across the nation. Unfortunately, this had led to overzealous measures by courts and law enforcement to prosecute anyone who displayed even the slightest indication that they were intoxicated while driving. Many innocent people have been unjustly charged with this crime. In addition, good people make mistakes every day, and often suffer severe consequences for these actions, even when no one was injured or there is no prior criminal history. In these cases, it is important that an experienced attorney fights for a fair outcome on your behalf.
Regardless of the circumstances of your arrest, discuss your case with our knowledgeable Fresno DUI lawyer at the earliest opportunity. At The Law Office of Brian C. Andritch, Attorney Andritch has years of experience as a former prosecutor and understands how these cases play out from both sides.
Initial consultations at our firm are offered at no charge. Call (559) 484-2112 to schedule yours today.
Consequences of a Misdemeanor DUI Conviction in CA
Most DUI charges in California are classified as misdemeanors. Many people mistakenly believe this means there will be lighter penalties, including no jail time, but in truth, even a first time DUI conviction could result in between two days to six months in jail, expensive fines, probation, and more. A fourth DUI conviction in a 10-year period is classified as a felony and can result in 16 months to 3 years in prison and a host of other administrative and criminal penalties. Beyond the fines and jail sentences, DUI convictions can have long-lasting consequences for your personal life.
A misdemeanor DUI conviction can also result in:
- Mandatory enrollment in driving classes, at your expense
- Installation of an interlock device on your car, at your expense
- Permanent marks on your criminal record that will appear in background checks
- Mandatory community service
- A supervised probationary period
- DUI counseling or mandatory drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs
In addition, you may face the loss of your driver’s license and driving privileges. At our firm, we know how vital fighting for your right to drive is, as this is essential for getting you to and from work, ensuring your children can get to school, and helping you live your every day life.
We Can Help You Fight These Charges
Even if you tested positive on a breathalyzer test, this does not mean the prosecution has a guaranteed win. There are many factors that can influence these cases, including whether or not the police had cause to pull you over in the first place and investigating external factors that could have influenced the sobriety tests.
Our DUI lawyer in Fresno knows what to investigate and who to talk to in order to get the facts surrounding these cases. It is our priority to protect our client’s best interests. Though it may feel like the world is against you after an arrest, our team can stand by your side and provide you with the aggressive advocacy you deserve.
Call us at (559) 484-2112 or contact The Law Office of Brian C. Andritch online to arrange your free initial consultation.
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