Driving under the influence (DUI) in Chula Vista is a serious criminal charge that can throw your life out of balance. You may feel like you don’t have any options if you have been accused of a DUI. Prosecutors and police officers can try to make you believe that a conviction is inevitable.
The truth is that many DUI charges can be successfully beaten if you get professional help from a DUI lawyer in Chula Vista. Beating a DUI charge requires experience and an in-depth knowledge of California’s legal system. You can get the help you need from the Simmrin Law Group.
We offer our clients the advice they need to deal with the challenges of a DUI charge. Our goal will always be winning your case or reducing your charges to an acceptable level. We may be able to get your case dismissed or to secure you a not guilty verdict at trial.
DUIs and the Department of Motor Vehicles
DUIs are complicated because you will have to deal with a criminal case and a hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The DMV has the power to suspend your driver’s license after a DUI arrest.
Protecting your license requires you to request a DMV hearing. You only have 10 days after a DUI arrest to ask for this hearing. Individuals who do not request a hearing in time will have their license suspended automatically.
We can help you file for your hearing and we will stand up for you in front of the DMV. We understand that you need your license to get around. Our team will fight hard to make sure that you retain your right to drive.
Penalties for DUIs in Chula Vista
In addition to losing your license, you could be sent to jail if you are convicted of a DUI. A first-time DUI offense could lead to 6 months of jail time. You can be sent to jail for a longer period of time if you are convicted of subsequent DUIs within a 10-year period.
Drivers convicted of a DUI can also face high fines. The court can order you to attend an alcohol treatment program and your vehicle can be impounded, requiring additional payments to get it out once more.
You should be aware that all of these penalties grow more severe if:
- You Are Charged with Multiple DUIs
- Your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) was Very High
- Someone Was Hurt or Killed
We’ll Fight DUI Charges for You
You don’t have to try to fight a DUI accusation on your own. In fact, getting professional help on your side will immediately increase the odds that you will beat a DUI charge. Our team has experience helping clients in your position. We understand what strategies work to win cases. Depending on your situation, we may be able to argue that:
- An Officer Had No Probable Cause to Stop You
- Your Miranda Rights Were Violated
- There is Not Enough Evidence to Convict You
- Your Arrest Was Illegal
We may be able to make a case for you if the police officer who arrested you did not correctly administer the breathalyzer or other chemical tests to assess your BAC.
Our team may even be able to argue the results of a breathalyzer. The breathalyzer device can be notoriously inaccurate and blood tests sometimes give different results when they are given a second check at professional testing facilities.
We will stand the best chance of winning your case if you contact us immediately so we can get to work for you.
Get the Help You Need from a Chula Vista DUI Lawyer
You can get the help you need to address a DUI charge by contacting the Simmrin Law Group today. Our team of DUI lawyers in Chula Vista can take on your case with confidence. We can even help you fight other traffic violation charges, like reckless driving and vehicular manslaughter. Let us start working on your case by filling out our online form or calling (310) 997-4688.
We offer our clients FREE consultations so they can get the information they need about their legal options immediately.