From the beautiful beaches and ideal weather conditions to the county fair and downtown, there are many fun things to do in Ventura County during the warm summer months. However, residents and vacationers may not realize how strict highway patrols in Ventura County are when it comes to drinking and driving, resulting in a potential DUI arrest.
If you live out-of-state and have been charged with a crime in Ventura County while you are on vacation, there are far-reaching consequences. Not only does a conviction result in serious penalties like jail or prison time, fines, and even driver's license suspension, but you may also have to travel back and forth from your home state to the county court throughout the legal process.
Common types of tourist-related crimes include:
At Wilfert Law P.C., we are committed to helping vacationers avoid conviction or serious penalties. Our legal team can assess your case, determine all your legal options, and obtain the most favorable results in your case.
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor offense, it is possible our local criminal defense attorney can appear in court on your behalf. This means you don't have to constantly travel for court appearances, while we do our best to either get your charges reduced to a fine or probation—or get your entire case dismissed.
However, if you have been charged with a felony, you must appear in court in person. Regardless, we have a thorough understanding of the county and state criminal justice system to help you navigate the complexities of your case.
For more information about our legal services, contact us at (805) 994-0560 and request a free case review today.