Orange County DUI Attorney
Defending Against Drunk Driving Charges in Laguna Hills
If you are facing charges for driving under the influence, do not attempt
to handle them on your own. In California, driving under the influence
charges are aggressively pursued by the prosecution. DUI charges also
carry harsh penalties that have devastating impacts on your future if
convicted. With your future and freedom on the line, it is important that
you seek the representation of an experienced defense lawyer.
Alan Castillo - Attorney at Law, my firm has
over 25 years of experience handling
5,000+ cases. We are not afraid to take your case to trial, if necessary! As an experienced
Laguna Beach DUI lawyer, I have what it takes to defend your rights. We
evaluate all the details of your arrest to build the strongest defense
possible. We focus on your future first, because your success is our success.
Discuss the details of your case in a
FREE consultation with a DUI attorney in Laguna Beach.
What is a DUI in California?
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.
1650 Waiver Packet in California
If you have been convicted of DUI, but later move out of California, the
consequences of a DUI conviction can impact your future. Trying to obtain
a driver's license in your new home state can be frustrating. If you fail
to complete your required DUI class in California, you may not be issued
a driver's license, even in a new state. A 1650 Waiver is a request placed
with the CA DMV to waive the requirement for the DUI class to be complete
Your Freedoms, Driving Privileges, & Future are 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
Defending My Clients Against All Types of Charges
With so much at stake, including your freedom and driving privileges, it
goes without saying that which Orange County DUI lawyer you choose to
handle your case is of the utmost importance. At 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.
free consultation by calling our Orange County DUI attorney at Alan Castillo - Attorney at Law today!