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DUI (DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE)

“Drunk driving” is the act of driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) to the degree that mental and motor skills are “impaired”. Also known as Driving While Impaired/Driving While Intoxicated (DWI). It is illegal in all jurisdictions within the US, though enforcement varies widely between and within states/territories. What to do if you are charged with a DUI / DWI? Consult an experienced DUI defense attorney. California Law states that if you do not contest the DMV’s suspension of your license within 10 days of your arrest, you lose any chance at saving your license.

An experienced criminal defense attorney can handle all of this for you. A DMV hearing must be requested right away. The hearing itself will not take place for approximately a month, but if a hearing is not requested within 10 days, your right to a hearing is gone.

If you did not contact the DMV within 10 days, Attorney Sue Sahami can help you obtain a restricted license which will allow you to drive to and from work.

A DWI / DUI arrest can affect every aspect of your life, from your ability to work to your freedom. Hiring the wrong attorney or not hiring an attorney can cause troubles.

DUI ENHANCEMENTS

Enhancements are factors that can make a somewhat routine DUI into a more serious DUI. Enhancements can cause the D.A. to request jail time, longer alcohol classes, and more Caltrans or Community Service work.

Some of the factors affecting your DUI case are as follows:

  • If you were involved in an accident
  • If your alcohol content level was too high
  • If you were driving too fast or recklessly
  • If you had minors in the car while driving under the influence
  • If this is your second or third DUI

 

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HIRING A DWI / DUI DEFENSE LAWYER IN ORANGE COUNTY CA

If you are facing any of the above enhancements, please contact DWI / DUI defense attorney Sue Sahami at the Law Offices of Sue Sahami located in Santa Ana, Orange County, CA for a free case analysis and consultation at (714)619-9349.

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