1000âs of people get their driverâs license everyday and follow the rules of the road. But unfortunately there are the few who do not follow the rules and drink and drive. The statistics are staggering.
If you were arrested and charged with drunk driving or DUI, driving under the influence, you will have to deal with the court system and the DMV.
If this is your first DUI offense in California, you should know that the stateâs DMV will start by trying to suspend your driverâs license for the crime which is called a per se hearing (APS). After you have been arrested you will have only 10 days to ask for a hearing with DMV. You do not want to miss this hearing, the DMV can go ahead and suspend your driverâs license if you schedule and attend the hearing.
Next you will have to deal with the penalties for your DUI and the main influence will be your BAC, blood alcohol content. There are 3 tiers for BAC levels, how much you had to drink prior to driving, and the penalties vary depending on your BAC level. There are fines, community service, possible prison sentence and suspension of your driverâs license.
You are going to have a lot more questions that you will want answers to. There is a free booklet available called: DUI & DWI Facts. The booklet answers 29 questions related to a drunk driving offense. It will tell what the charges are that you can be charged with, there are two crimes you can be convicted of but only punished for one. The booklet also goes thru the penalties, costs and fines involved. DUI & DWI Facts also discusses how an experienced attorney can help you.
Craig Sturm of Sturm Law has handled over 2000 DUI cases. As a former Los Angeles Public Defender, Craig Sturm knows his way thru the court system. He is certified on breath tests and field sobriety tests. Craig Sturm is also known for going to trial and winning!
So go to the website and download your FREE DIU & DWI Facts booklet. Then call Craig Sturm to help you make the best of a bad situation.