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Understanding California’s DUI Laws

Every year, thousands of individuals are arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you are one of these individuals, you need to know you are not alone. As an experienced Corona DUI lawyer, I am proud to stand by my clients who are facing stressful accusations of driving while intoxicated, and I will fight for their driving privileges, their rights, and their future. If you were arrested and charged with a DUI, contact Michael J. LaCilento, Attorney at Law right away!

What are the Penalties for DUI?

Without the representation of an attorney, you could be convicted of a DUI and you may face the following penalties per California DUI law:

Penalties for First-Time DUI Offense

  • Up to $2,600 in fines
  • Up to 6 months in jail
  • Driver's license suspension for up to 10 months
  • Possible interlock ignition device installed into your vehicle

Penalties for Second-Time DUI Offense

  • Up to 1 year in jail
  • Driver's license suspension for at least 2 years
  • Interlock ignition device installation
  • Minimum of $1,800 in fines

Penalties for Third-Time DUI Offense

  • Mandatory interlock ignition device installation
  • Up to $18,000 in fines
  • 3 years' driver's license suspension
  • Up to 1 year in jail

Field Sobriety Tests

In the state of California if you are pulled over for a DUI the office will administer one of The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST):

  • Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test - In this test the officer will slowly move a pen or small object back and forth look for indicators in each eye that the person is impaired.
  • Walk-and-turn test - In this test, the officer instructs the person to take nine steps, touching heel-to-toe in a straight line and the return back.
  • One-leg stand test - In this test, the officer will ask the person to stand with one foot off the ground and hold it for about 30 seconds or so.

The purpose of these tests is to help the officer determine if the person is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The officer is looking for common signs that the person is intoxicated such as not being able to keep their balance, starting before the instructions are finished or not following the instructions properly.

Protect Your Driving Privileges

With the assistance of my office, you could see a favorable resolution to your DUI case. I will determine if your rights were violated in any manner during the course of your traffic stop or arrest and develop a personalized defense for your situation. Your future and your rights deserve to be defended - you deserve a dedicated Corona DUI attorney! The sooner you retain the assistance of my firm, the sooner I can begin to fight for your rights.

For more information on how the offices of Michael J. LaCilento, Attorney at Law can help you, schedule a free case evaluation with a Corona DUI defense attorney.

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