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Understanding DUI Law in Orange County

In the State of California, driving under the influence, often referred to simply as "DUI," occurs when an individual is under the control of a motor vehicle while also under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. For drivers over the age of 21, the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit is .08, while it is a mere .01 for those under the age of 21. In addition to this, drivers of commercial vehicles are held to stricter standards, and the legal limit for them is .04.

Are Your Freedoms, Driving Privileges, & Future at Stake?

Put simply, being charged with a DUI can be a very serious matter, even if this is your first run-in with the law. First-time offenders face a wide range of penalties, including jail time, fines, license suspensions, and more. In addition to this, a conviction will stay on your DMV record for several years causing your insurance premiums to skyrocket. Also, with a permanent criminal record, you may face numerous challenges in both your personal and professional life, and current or future employment opportunities may be put in jeopardy.

  • Some of the penalties that you could be facing for a first-time DUI conviction include:
  • Four days to six months in jail
  • A fine of up to $1,000
  • A driver's license suspension of 30 days up to 10 months
  • The installation of an interlock ignition device in your vehicle

Aggressively Defending My Clients Against All Types of Charges in Orange County

With so much at stake, including your freedom and driving privileges, it should go without saying that which Orange County criminal defense lawyer you choose to handle your case is of the utmost importance. At the Alan Castillo – Attorney at Law, my firm aggressively defends clients against all types of DUI charges, and is ready to assist you.

From the moment that I accept your case, I will begin thoroughly examining all relevant evidence and determine if law enforcement officials were within their legal rights when pulling your vehicle over and making an arrest. My goal is to fight the charges head-on, and I am never afraid to take a case to trial, should that become the best option.

Learn more and schedule your free consultation by calling me at Alan Castillo – Attorney at Law today!