Southern California DUI Attorney
Defense Against Drunk Driving Charges in CA
If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol, there are options available to defend yourself against a criminal conviction. At the Karpel Law Group, our criminal attorneys in Southern California have defended clients against DUI charges of all kinds. With an effective defense, you do not have to face the consequences of a DUI charge!
Contact our DUI attorneys at (888) 758-8186 and discuss your situation with our team!
The DUI Process
Driving under the influence (DUI) in California is the criminal offense of driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. This offense can be found under Vehicle Code § 23152. DUI cases involve two primary types of proceedings: the criminal court process and the Department of Motor Vehicles administrative hearing.
Not only will you need to obtain a strong defense for your criminal penalties but you will also have to defend your license in an administrative review hearing. At The Karpel Law Group, our Southern California criminal defense lawyer can work with investigators to ensure that you have a strong defense.
DUI Laws in California
California has an implied consent law that means that if you refuse to submit to a chemical test while under suspicion of drinking and driving, you will be subject to an automatic license suspension. Additional drunk driving laws in California include:
- Drivers under 21 cannot carry unsealed alcohol in their vehicles
- Drivers under 21 cannot drive with a BAC of 0.01% or higher
- Drivers under 21 cannot consume alcohol in any form
- Commercial drivers cannot drive with a BAC of 0.04% or higher
- Drivers under 18 cannot drive with any measurable BAC
- Repeat offenders cannot drive with a BAC of 0.01% or higher
Our Dedicated DUI Defense Strategies
If you have been charged with DUI in Los Angeles, California, you do have several available defense options. Exhibition of speed is a reduced charge that can be negotiated during a DUI plea bargain. This alternative to pleading guilty, also known as speed-ex, carries reduced sentences if applied.
At The Karpel Law Group, our Southern California DUI attorney has had his own practice since 2002 and working in criminal justice system since 1995 defending the rights of individuals charged with this offense. Contact us if you are charged with a California DUI offense and need experienced representation.
Schedule a free consultation with our DUI lawyer in Southern California today!