DUI Charges in Alameda County: What to Do First
What to do first if arrested and charged with DUI
If you have been arrested and charged with DUI, your first action must be to contact an Alameda County DUI defense attorney. This must take place from the moment you have the opportunity to make a call after the booking process. From the time of your arrest, the legal machinery is set into motion and you have only 10 days from the time of your arrest to take action with regard to your driver's license, or you will have an automatic suspension. It is vital that you keep silent, no matter how nervous or upsetting the situation is; everything you say and do can be later used as evidence, and that friendly police officer is carefully noting your statements and demeanor for later use in court.
Alameda County DUI Defense Attorney
There are two aspects to DUI cases, the administrative process related to the suspension of your license which takes place through the DMV, and the court case regarding the DUI offense. Each is addressed separately when defending any DUI offense. Most individuals would not know what to do in a DMV hearing or even how to request the hearing. We have appeared at countless DMV hearings fighting for our clients to avoid license suspension or to bring about a reinstatement of driving privileges. We not only will schedule the hearing, we will represent you at the hearing and present the evidence to fight to preserve your right to legally drive.
The second aspect is the criminal case, which also moves rapidly through the criminal justice system. Never go to a hearing related to a DUI offense without our attorney at your side to support your defense and to present evidence that can lead to a "not guilty" verdict, dismissed charge or reduced sentence. We have helped countless individuals in even the most serious DUI offenses to avoid the severe repercussions that result from a conviction. Acting quickly after the arrest is an urgent matter.
Contact an Alameda County DUI Defense Attorney
as soon as possible after the arrest.