You need an experienced criminal attorney to help you navigate the criminal justice system if you are arrested for any type of driving offense. You may be shocked and ashamed over a first-time DUI/DWI arrest — or you may be worried about harsh penalties that may come from a second or third DUI/DWI case. In either case, you need an understanding, experienced defense attorney for best results. At the Law Office of Adrienne Dell, your drunk driving case will be treated as the urgent legal matter that it is, whether it is your first, second or third arrest.
Being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs requires immediate action. The first step in your defense will be to request a hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles to recover your driver’s license. The hearing must be set within ten days of the arrest in order to maintain your license at least until all proceedings are resolved.
A conviction for DUI has long term consequences including loss of driving privileges, incarceration. hours of driver education as well as fines and fees. Further, during the ten years following the conviction, the punishment for any new driving under the influence case is enhanced. For example, a second time DUI will result in a one year loss of driving privileges and a fourth time DUI can be filed as a felony.
You may have been charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance as a result of the effects of a prescription medication or street drugs. Attorney Adrienne Dell is prepared to review the facts with a fine-toothed comb in search of a chance at a case dismissal or reduction of charges because of any of the following:
- A questionable pretext for the traffic stop that led to your DUI/DWI arrest
- Questionable Breathalyzer or roadside sobriety test results
Attorney Adrienne Dell will review all facts in search of the strongest defense in your criminal case. Unique aspects of your case and your background will help determine the most promising strategy. The bottom line is to avoid any of these outcomes if possible:
- Jail time
- Loss of driving privileges (suspension, revocation)
- Reduction or elimination of penalties
Also Handling Other Driver’s License Matters
Your driver’s license may have been suspended for completely different reasons, such as any of the following:
- Failure to pay child support
- Failure to pay fines for prior traffic tickets or parking tickets
If an individual is arrested for driving on a suspended license, Ms. Dell is often able to get the charges reduced by assisting in getting a valid driver’s license. Adrienne Dell is prepared to work with you to preserve or restore your driving privileges.
Face Your Defense With An Experienced, Empathetic Advocate On Your Side
Adrienne Dell is very experienced in handling all driving offenses. Call or email the Law Office of Adrienne Dell to schedule a consultation with a DUI defense lawyer in San Jose.