South Gate Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney
The Clock Is Ticking. Call (562) 268-5522 Now to Speak to a Criminal
Defense Lawyer in South Gate.
If you are up against criminal charges, you probably already know you need
legal representation immediately. However, you may be worried about legal
fees. When you work with the Law Office of Ronald M. Hall, there are no
surprises. In order to give you peace of mind and access to the legal
service you need, we’re willing to work with you to make sure you
know what to expect at every juncture.
Contact us today to get help fighting your criminal charges, or call (562) 268-5522
to speak to a South Gate criminal defense attorney.
DUI Charges in Los Angeles County
Penalties for a DUI in California are no joking matter. Depending on the
nature of your alleged offense and how the court rules in your case, an
L.A. County court may penalize you in any of the following ways:
Jail: If a judge sees fit, you could spend anywhere from 2 days to 6 months in
jail for a DUI conviction. This can put your job, your major assets, and
your parental rights at risk, regardless of whether the conviction and
punishment are deserved.
Probation: Most people who are convicted of a DUI receive some form of probation,
whether or not they serve jail time. This typically lasts anywhere from
3-5 years and nearly always involves a traffic course. These span 30-60
hours and can last 3-9 months, depending on the particulars of your DUI
offense and whether this is your first DUI conviction.
Fees and fines: If convicted, you will face at least $400 in fines and court fees, but
likely more. In the state of California, you may be required to pay upwards
of $1,000 in fines related to your alleged DUI offense, in addition to
penalty assessments, which are amounts tagged onto your initial fines.
IIDs: Ignition interlock devices (IIDs) are often required by Los Angeles County
courts for up to 5 months after your license suspension period is up.
However, this time frame jumps up to 3 years in other California jurisdictions.
Suspension: If you receive a DUI conviction, your license will likely be suspended
for a period of time. The total time depends on your blood alcohol concentration
(BAC) at the time you were pulled over by police and whether you cooperated
with police at the time of your arrest. If you did not cooperate with
police or undergo chemical testing, you can expect to have your license
suspended for at least 1 year. Otherwise, you could have your license
suspended for at least 30 days and be given license restrictions.
Avoid DUI Penalties—Get a Good Criminal Defense Lawyer.
All of these penalties increase with each subsequent DUI charge. Don’t
wait until you’re approaching your court date to secure the legal
representation you need. At the
Law Office of Ronald M. Hall, we can assist you with everything from talking to police to your DMV
hearing to your court proceedings.
It is our mission to ensure you are treated fairly in court and, ideally,
get your charges dropped. Our South Gate criminal defense attorney understands
the life-changing, devastating effects a DUI conviction can have on a
person’s life, and our team is dedicated to fighting for your best outcome.
to get the help you need, or call us at (562) 268-5522 today.