Ventura DUI Defense Lawyers
We Protect Your License and Your Future
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in California can lead to serious consequences, but you are not entirely doomed to endure them. Our attorneys have over a decade of experience in law enforcement and law practice. We know firsthand about the commonality of mistakes in roadside investigations and processing of DUI cases. We also have experience on the defense side serving as lawyers dismissing cases for our clients. If you are facing a DUI charge in Ventura, contact our defense attorneys for exceptional legal representation.
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Per Se Blood Alcohol Concentration Limits
California drivers operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of .08% or above are susceptible to a “per se” DUI charge. Per se laws are standard in every state and recognize a BAC at or above .08% as intoxication. With this law in place, even if you perceive yourself as sober and able to drive, the law recognizes you as a threat to road safety and you can be charged with a DUI.
Per se does not address intoxication levels of DUI drug cases in California, which do not present a steadfast numerical limit.
California DUI Consequences
Even a first offense of driving with a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit or while under the influence of drugs presents tough punishments. When convicted of a DUI for the first time in California, the driver could endure the following penalties:
- A fine of $390 to $1000
- Up to six months in jail
- Six-month license suspension with ignition interlock device installed for six months once license is reinstated
- Three to five years of informal probation
- DUI program completion, which can last between three and nine months and cost between $600 and $1200.
If you have been convicted of an additional DUI charge within the last ten years, you are going to face harsher consequences. Additionally, if your DUI endangered a child or children, injured someone, or resulted in someone’s death, your charges will increase to reflect the heightened severity of the case. Whatever your case entails, our lawyers are available to defend you and fight to protect your future.
Our DUI defense lawyers can help Ventura drivers reduce or dismiss DUI sentences. Call us today for help: (805) 324-6777.
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