DUI’s occur in many different forms and may be a result operating an automobile, motorcycle, boat, or other moving vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substances. If arrested for a DUI not only will you be facing a criminal action but you must also face a DMV action. Law enforcement and prosecutors have stepped up their pursuit of driving under the influence charges, and the penalties for conviction can be harsh.
A DUI charge can have a significant impact on your life. A person who is convicted of a DUI faces jail time, probation, large fines, loss of driving privileges, mandatory DUI schooling, significantly increased insurance rates, as well as other potential penalties.
If aggravating circumstances are present there may be enhanced penalties. Examples of aggravating circumstances may be if you have been convicted of a prior DUI, or if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is significantly higher than the legal limit. Enhanced penalties can be severe and include higher fines, more jail time, and longer license suspension.
Because of these potential penalties you need a strong advocate fighting for your rights.
THE RIGHT ATTORNEY
Douglas A. Goss is a criminal defense attorney who has practiced law in San Joaquin County for over twenty years. Before becoming an attorney, Doug spent fifteen years as a Marshall for San Joaquin County, which has provided long lasting ties and insight into how law enforcement works in the local community. He has successfully resolved hundreds of DUI cases ranging from misdemeanors to felonies. Doug Goss is well known and respected in the legal community; he has the experience and knowledge that you ought to have on your side.
WHAT DOUG CAN DO FOR YOU
Our office will aggressively defend you if you are charged with a DUI. We review all the facts and determine the best way to attack the prosecutor’s case. We challenge the traffic stop to ensure that the officer had probable cause to make the stop. We examine the breath or blood test to ensure it was administered and handled properly. We raise any available defense to ensure you the best outcome possible.
A DMV hearing must be scheduled within ten days of your arrest. We will schedule the hearing and request a stay of suspension of your driving privileges. A stay of suspension will allow you to drive until the outcome of the hearing is concluded. If you do not request the hearing or a stay of suspension within 10 days your driving privileges will expire 30 days from the date of arrest.
Remember, your first consultation is always free of charge. Call today and schedule a meeting with Doug. Please inform our staff if you require any special accommodations.
Call (209) 373-4680 to schedule a free consultation.
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