DUI/Driving Under the Influence

DUI/Driving Under the Influence Attorney

Being arrested for “drunk driving” or driving under the influence is both a frightening and confusing experience.  Most likely your car was towed and you were booked into County Jail.  The officer seized your driver’s license and now you have a pink piece paper—a temporary license.  Although your court date may be more than a month away, the clock is ticking!  You have only 10 days from the date of your arrest to schedule a hearing with the DMV regarding the possible suspension of your driver’s license.  The DMV will review your case independent of anything that happens in court and may impose an administrative suspension regardless of the outcome in court.  Contact the Law Office of Jay S. Finnecy IMMEDIATELY to schedule your free consultation. 

760-522-7006  (can the phone number be made “click to call?”)

The penalties for DUI/Driving Under the Influence are severe and can include up to five (5) years of probation, fines exceeding $2,000.00, license suspension, DUI Classes, community service, MADD Victim Impact Panel, installation of an ignition interlock device (IID), and even jail time.  If you have a prior conviction for DUI within 10 years of the new offense, you’re facing mandatory jail time. 

Attorney Jay S. Finnecy has successfully represented literally hundreds of people charged with DUI/Driving Under the Influence.  Put my experience to work for you.  Call TODAY to schedule a free consultation/case evaluation.  760-522-7006

Most people are surprised to learn they will actually be charged with two separate offenses:  Vehicle Code Section 23152(a)—Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Vehicle Code Section 23152(b)—Driving with a Blood Alcohol Concentration of .08% or Higher.  Many people mistakenly believe they cannot be prosecuted if their blood alcohol level is below .08%, but nothing could be farther from the truth.  If the evidence contained within the police report describing your manner of driving, demeanor, physical appearance, and performance on “Standardized Field Sobriety Tests” (SFTS or FSTs) suggests that your physical and/or mental abilities were “impaired” by alcohol, you can be convicted of VC23152(a)—Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. 

There are many urban legends and rumors surrounding DUI cases.  Please, don’t take the advice of your police officer neighbor or the guy on the next bar-stool at the bar where you were drinking before you got arrested.  Call now for a free consultation/case evaluation.  760-522-7006

 

 

 

 

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