You can face serious penalties if you are charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in the Oceanside area. Many drivers through town and from Camp Pendleton find themselves facing a difficult legal battle after being accused of a DUI after an accident or a traffic stop.
DUIs are treated very harshly in the court system in Oceanside. A DUI conviction can lead to jail time, fines, the loss of your license, and a requirement to attend an alcohol treatment program. You will have to handle multiple hearings to resolve any DUI case in your favor.
Beating a DUI charge can be much easier if you have the help of a professional DUI lawyer in Oceanside. You can contact the Simmrin Law Group today to get expert advice about the best way to handle any DUI accusation. We know what it takes to win cases for our clients and we’re here to help you today.
We Can Help You Fight DUI Charges
You can be charged with a DUI if a police officer believes you are inebriated. Police officers can attempt to measure your blood alcohol content (BAC) to see if you are over the legal limit. You may be asked to take a chemical test, such as a breathalyzer, or to submit to field sobriety tests to determine if you should be charged with a DUI.
You may be able to legally refuse any tests before you are arrested. Refusing a test can give police officers less evidence to use against you. However, you must take the tests:
- If You Are Under 21
- If You Are on DUI Probation
- If You Are Legally Arrested
A negative result on a chemical test does not necessarily mean that you with be convicted of a DUI. Breathalyzers may give inaccurate results. We can also request that blood tests be repeated by a third-party, which often returns different results. Additionally, chemical test results may be inadmissible if a police officer did not follow all standard regulations during a DUI stop.
Let Us Take Care of Your DMV Hearing
Many drivers do not realize that they must meet with the Oceanside Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) after a DUI arrest. You must request a hearing with the DMV within 10 days of a DUI arrest. Your DMV hearing will determine whether or not your license should be suspended.
Note that your license will be suspended automatically if you do not request your hearing within 10 days.
The DUI lawyers at the Simmrin Law Group can help you handle every step of your DMV hearing. We can help you file the necessary paperwork and we will fight to ensure that you can keep your license.
We Understand the Severity of DUI Charges in Oceanside
DUI charges can throw your entire life off course. Even a first time DUI arrest can lead to:
- Fines of $2,000
- Jail Time of 6 Months
- License Suspension for 1 Year
You will face harsher penalties if you are arrested for additional DUIs within 10 years of your first arrest. Your penalties could also be increased if anyone was hurt while you were operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
You may also be forced to install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) in your vehicle after a DUI conviction. IIDs require you to blow into them before you can turn on your vehicle. If your BAC is found to be in excess of the legal limit, your vehicle will not operate.
We understand the terrible effects a DUI conviction can have on your life. Our team has experience fighting to get DUI charges thrown out. We may also be able to reduce your charges to a wet reckless, or a dry reckless. Our DUI and criminal defense lawyers will work aggressively to win your case so you can move on with your life.
Let Us Fight for You after a DUI Arrest
You will have the best chances for beating a DUI charge if you contact a DUI lawyer in Oceanside for help right away. Waiting to fight a DUI accusation can make it difficult to take care of your DMV hearing and your courtroom battle. You can contact the experts at the Simmrin Law Group for a FREE consultation today.
Call us at (310) 997-4688 or fill out our online contact form to get the professional help you need.