Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is the criminal offense of operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs or alcohol; or operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. More than 1.4 million people in the United States are arrested for driving under the influence cases every single year! Local police and law enforcement, as well as the California Highway Patrol, are making DUI arrests with increasing frequency and the District Attorneys office is aggressively prosecuting all DUI-related offenses!
Driving Under the Influence charges are often brought against people with no prior criminal history. Because of this fact many people charged with Driving Under the Influence offenses have a difficult time understanding the court process and dealing with the criminal justice system. It is important to hire a skilled attorney as soon as possible to advise you of your rights and options!
With a DUI case in California, you actually wind up fighting two cases. One is an administrative case with the Department of Motor Vehicles and the other is a criminal case where you are charged with a crime in court
Be it your first, or fourth offense, you have two different open cases to deal with. The first is your criminal case, which is held in court. The second is your administrative case, which is held before the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and for the DMV, you only have ten days from the date of your arrest to request an administrative hearing, or your license will automatically be suspended! Call the Law Offices of Chester & Lewkowicz today and let a skilled attorney to handle your DMV administrative hearing and all matters relating to your license suspension.