We FIGHT Drunk Driving Charges in Monterey County!
Drunk Driving cases are among the most complex crimes to defend. Deep knowledge of criminal law and procedure are required. Knowledge equal and beyond the police officer’s range of knowledge is required. The criminal defense attorney also has to have the scientific knowledge to go toe-to-toe with the scientific experts; Department of Justice “experts” who play the same game every time. This is the kind of experience that is not learned overnight. It often takes a new lawyer years to understand this most complex types of cases. The District Attorney spends lots of money to send drunk drivers to jail on DUI charges. New lawyers thin that DUI cases are so easy and this is because there are so many of them. The district attorney has a special prosecution until that only fights DUI cases. They are like a dog with a bone; once they get their teeth in you, they never want to let go. You must find a DUI lawyer with the knowledge of an attorney, a police office and a scientist; don’t settle for a new lawyer until you have hear from an experienced one.
A DUI can have far-reaching consequences on your reputation, your family life, your job and your finances. Arrests and convictions will always be part of the public record, which will turn up on your background checks and may even appear in media reports, if you case is noteworthy or you are well known.
A Drunk Driving conviction could seriously impact your career and earnings, even getting your driver’s license suspended or getting you fired, especially if you hold a civil service job, professional license or drive for a living.
When we negotiate with the District Attorney on your behalf, you can count on us to stand firm until we are confident we have gotten the best possible results for you.
TYPES OF DUI CHARGES IN California
A DUI arrest may result in a driver being charged with one or more of the following criminal offenses. The police may also file related charges to the DUI arrest, such as traffic violations, and speeding or running a traffic light, open container, drug possession, or resisting arrest. It just gets worse.
Zero tolerance violation occurs when a driver under age 21 has a BAC of .01 to .07. This is charged as a traffic violation, not a crime. It is an infraction and not a priorable DUI event of a true DUI down the road.
Shawn C. Mills, Attorney at Law #189896
MONTEREY CRIMINAL DEFENSE SERVICES
702 Forest Avenue, Suite A
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 372-3000 or