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Santa Ana DUI Attorney
A Santa Ana DUI attorney may be able to help you if you are facing DUI charges in or around Santa Ana, California. The Law Offices of Christopher J. McCann, with offices in Santa Ana serving all Orange County courts, are able to defend individuals who have been arrested in California for a DUI. If you have been arrested for DUI, the best thing you can do is to immediately call an experienced Santa Ana DUI attorney at the Law Offices of Christopher J. McCann to protect your rights.
Following an arrest for Driving Under the Influence or “DUI” (also referred to as “DWI” or “Driving While Intoxicated”), the individual has two separate matters that they are required to contest: a DMV hearing, and a criminal court case.
THE DMV ADMINISTRATIVE PER SE HEARING
The DMV hearing is an extremely important aspect of any DUI case. After being arrested for a DUI in Southern California, you have only 10 days to schedule an Administrative Per Se (“APS”) hearing with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. If you choose to hire a Santa Ana DUI attorney, they are able schedule the hearing on your behalf. Individuals who fail to schedule a DMV hearing after being charged with a DUI will face an automatic 4 month suspension of their driver’s license. By scheduling your APS hearing, you are ensuring that your driver’s license will not be suspended until a determination has been made in your case by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Having an experienced Santa Ana DUI attorney, such as Mr. McCann, at your DMV hearing can help you win your case. Mr. McCann will contact the DMV on your behalf to schedule your hearing. He will also obtain all documents from the DMV to which you are entitled. He will fight he DMV to help save your license.
THE COURT CASE
The criminal court case is the second proceeding that anyone charged with a DUI must face. The court case frequently involves multiple hearings, most of which the defendant will not be required to attend if they are being represented by a DUI attorney.
Once you are released from police custody after your arrest, you will likely be given a citation requiring you to appear in court on DUI charges. Your criminal case could be scheduled weeks or even months in the future.
A misdemeanor DUI case generally involves being charged with two misdemeanor counts: Vehicle Code § 23152(a) and § 23152(b). A charge under V.C. § 23152(a) means that an individual is accused of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs or Both. A charge under V.C. 23152(b) means that an individual is accused of Operating a Motor Vehicle With a Blood Alcohol Level of .08% or Higher by Weight.
Each of these misdemeanor charges carries up to 6 months in jail and thousands of dollars in fines, as well as a loss of license for months or even years if you have prior convictions or refuse a chemical test. With the aid of a Santa Ana DUI attorney, you can win your case. Aside from representing you during multiple hearings, a DUI attorney will help you to decipher the complex court proceedings. A qualified DUI attorney will be able to examine the evidence of your case—including field sobriety tests, blood alcohol content levels, whether protocol was followed by the officers that pulled you over, and more. Mr. McCann has extensive experience defending individuals who are facing DUI charges, and he will use his expertise to help defend your case.
If you, or someone you know, are facing DUI charges, you should contact the Law Offices of Christopher J. McCann. Mr. McCann, a trustworthy Santa Ana DUI attorney, can use the unique issues in your case to achieve the best results.
If you are interested in seeking the legal advice of a Santa Ana DUI attorney, contact us now by e-mailing me at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling our firm at: (949) 596-0060.