A charge for driving under the influence (DUI) can put your freedom and future at risk. You can face harsh penalties if you are convicted of a DUI, including:
- Jail Time
- High Fines
- License Suspension
It often takes professional help to properly handle a DUI charge. You can get expert advice and legal protection from the Simmrin Law Group right now. Our team of DUI lawyers in Oxnard will stand by you and offer you the aggressive defense you deserve throughout your legal battle.
Blood Alcohol Content and DUIs in Oxnard
Your blood alcohol content (BAC) is commonly used to determine whether or not you are driving under the influence. Police officers often measure BAC with chemical tests such as the breathalyzer. California generally allows drivers over the age of 21 to drive only with a BAC of under .08%.
Note that commercial drivers must legally maintain a BAC of under .04%. Drivers under 21 are not allowed to drive with a BAC of .01% or higher. Additionally, drivers who are on DUI probation from a previous DUI charge must keep their BAC below .01%, or they risk losing their license for an additional year.
You Have Legal Options after a DUI Arrest
A DUI charge can feel impossible to beat. Many people are convinced that the results of a breathalyzer just have to be accepted. This is not always the case. You can get legal help from an experienced defense lawyer that understands the ins and outs of the laws surrounding DUIs.
Breathalyzers can be defective, especially newer models that sometimes come with severe design flaws. Your DUI lawyer may be able to get your case dismissed if they can argue that the results of a breathalyzer test were not trustworthy.
Note that some drivers have heard that they do not have to submit to a breathalyzer test if they are pulled over. This is true in some circumstances. However, drivers under the age of 21 and drivers on DUI probation must always complete a breathalyzer test or other test if asked to do so. You must also comply with all tests if you are legally arrested.
We may be able to help you fight a DUI charge even if your breathalyzer result showed you were over the legal limit.
We Can Help You Deal with the DMV and Criminal Court
DUI charges can be complicated because they force drivers to deal with two different hearings. Drivers accused of a DUI have to go before the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to fight the suspension of their license. You only have 10 days to ask for a DMV hearing. If you miss this time limit, your license will be automatically suspended.
Winning your DMV hearing does not automatically mean you will win your criminal case. You will have a better chance of winning both cases by securing the help of a professional DUI lawyer in Oxnard as soon as you can after being charged with a DUI.
Let Us Help with Any Traffic Violation Charge
There are many laws that govern the actions of drivers in Oxnard. You can face DUI charges if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is above the legal limit. You may also be charged with a criminal act for reckless driving, driving on a suspended license, or driving on a revoked license.
Police officers and red-light cameras in Oxnard can also issue you tickets for traffic infractions. Traffic infractions are not technically severe enough to be considered criminal charges. You will likely only face a small fine if you commit a traffic infraction. You are probably familiar with many common traffic infractions, which can include:
- Running a Red Light
- Misusing a Carpool Lane
While traffic infractions may not seem as serious as a DUI, they still add a point to your license. Your license can be suspended if you accrue too many points in one year, two years, or three years. At the Simmrin Law Group, we believe that no one should have to face a DUI or traffic violation charge on their own. Let our experienced team fight for you today.
Get Help from an Oxnard DUI Lawyer Right Now
You can increase the odds that you’ll beat a DUI charge by getting legal help right away. The Simmrin Law Group’s DUI lawyers in Oxnard are here to provide you with the professional advice you need right now. We know how important your freedom is, and we’ll work aggressively to win your case. You can get started with a FREE consultation.
Take charge of your future by calling us at (310) 997-4688 or by completing our online contact form.