2800 Brentwood DUI Attorney – Aggressive DUI Lawyers


Do not consider a DUI charge as a foregone conclusion that you will be convicted. Call a Brentwood DUI attorney at (888) 754-9860 if you are facing a DUI.

Most DUI charges are based on two general assumptions–(1) the police officer subjectively concluded you were under the influence based on your driving conduct, demeanor and performance on field sobriety tests; and, (2) your breath or blood test results were 0.08% or higher. Regardless of these assumptions, a Brentwood DUI attorney can often raise defenses that result in dismissals, acquittals or satisfactory plea agreements.

Brentwood DUI attorneys represent primarily DUI defendants. With years of experience in litigating and negotiating DUI cases, you have the best opportunity for a favorable outcome by retaining a Brentwood DUI attorney.

Summary of DUI Proceedings

Retain a Brentwood DUI attorney at the earliest opportunity to ensure an early and thorough investigation and professional representation at all stages:

  • DMV hearing. Your Brentwood DUI attorney can challenge the revocation of your license so long as this hearing is requested within 10-days of your arrest. In many instances, Brentwood DUI attorneys have obtained DMV rulings that avoided license revocation.
  • You appear with your Brentwood DUI attorney to enter a not guilty plea.
  • Discovery and investigation. Your Brentwood DUI lawyer obtains the police report, chemical test results and other evidence from the prosecutor and builds a defense. In many cases, Brentwood DUI lawyers negotiate plea agreements.
  • If no plea agreement, your Brentwood DUI lawyer is fully prepared to defend you at trial.

DUI Defenses

Brentwood DUI lawyers use their knowledge of the DUI laws, current trends, police procedures, and administration and operation of the breath or blood test to find successful strategies. Many DUI defenses are based on:

  • Possible police misconduct
  • Whether your medical or physical condition may have influenced your arrest and BAC results
  • Validity and integrity of the breath or blood tests
  • Bias, inconsistencies or errors in police testimony, records and reports
  • No driving, drinking after driving and other defenses

DUI Penalties

DUI sentences vary from county to county, especially if aggravating circumstances were present. There are separate penalties for a first, second, third and felony convictions. These penalties are typically imposed:

First DUI or DWI

The usual penalties for a first DUI or DWI are:

  1. Jail. 48 hours in jail and up to 6-months; 3-years of probation
  2. Suspension of license. Loss of driving privileges for 4 to 10-months though you may be eligible for a restricted license; if BAC testing was refused, the suspension is one year
  3. Fines: $390 with costs over $1,800
  4. DUI classes: 3-months
  5. Insurance and installation: Secure SR-1 insurance and possibly install an interlock ignition system

Second DUI or DWI

Penalties for a second DUI or DWI within 10 years of the first include:

  1. Jail. 96 hours and up to one year in county jail and 3-5 years probation
  2. Suspension of license. 2 year suspension with eligibility for restricted license unless testing was refused.
  3. Fines: $390 to $1000 but over $10,000 in costs
  4. DUI Classe 18 to 30-months
  5. Installation and insurance. SR-1 insurance and Interlock ignition system

Third DUI or DWI

Conviction of a third DUI or DWI in 10 years may include:

  1. Jail. 120 days to one year in county jail and 3-5 years probation
  2. Suspension of license. 3 years with restricted license after 12-months
  3. Fines: $390 to $1000 and other costs up to $15,000
  4. DUI classes. 30-months
  5. Installation and insurance. SR-1 insurance and interlock system

Fourth DUI or DWI

A fourth DWI or DWI could be negotiated to a misdemeanor.by your Gardena DUI lawyer. If a felony, you face:

  1. Jail. 16 months, 2 or 3 years in jail and formal probation for up to 5 years
  2. Suspension of license: 4 years
  3. Fines: Up to $5000 with associated costs of up to $18,000
  4. Habitual traffic offender status. 3 years
  5. Mandatory DUI classes. 30-months
  6. Installation and insurance. SR-1 insurance and interlock system

Commercial DUI or DWI

Commercial drivers can be convicted of a commercial DUI or DWI if their BAC is 0.04% so that their need for a Gardena DUI lawyer is imperative.

Penalties include:

  1. Jail. Same as for a motorist with a Class C license for first or multiple DUI or DWI offenses
  2. Driver’s license suspension.
  • Loss of commercial driver’s license for one year, regardless of the vehicle you were driving
  • Life-time suspension for a second conviction
  • Your Class C license is also affected
  1. Fines. From $390 to $1000
  2. DUI Classes. Same as for other offenders
  3. Insurance and installation. Possible securing of SR-1 insurance and installation of an interlock system

Call a Brentwood DUI Lawyer

If you were arrested for a DUI, call a Brentwood DUI lawyer today at (888) 754-9860.

Brentwood CA 90049
(888) 754-9860