2800 Blythe DUI Attorney – Aggressive DUI Lawyers


It can be huge shock if you were arrested for a DUI. Many people are unaware of how much they had to drink or believe they are not intoxicated and should not have been pulled over. For those with prior DUI convictions, another one can mean extended jail time, substantial fines and costs and severe collateral consequences. Call a Blythe DUI attorney at (888) 754-9860 immediately if you were arrested for DUI.

You only have 10 days from your arrest to request a hearing with the DMV regarding suspension of your license. Your arraignment is days away so time is of the essence. A Blythe DUI attorney will meet with you and discuss your possible defenses, options and ramifications of a conviction.

What a Blythe DUI Attorney Can Do

Having an experienced and skilled Blythe DUI attorney representing you has numerous benefits. A Blythe DUI attorney will do the following:

  • 1. Thoroughly investigate the facts and circumstances
  • 2. Obtain the police report and breath or blood test results
  • 3. Determine if police followed all proper procedures
  • 4. Determine the legality of your stop and arrest
  • 5. Appear with you at all court dates
  • 6. Talk to witnesses
  • 7. Possibly retain an expert in BAC analysis
  • 8. Negotiate a satisfactory plea arrangement
  • 9. Prepare a viable defense
  • 10. Be totally prepared to defend you at trial

A Blythe DUI attorney has in-depth knowledge of police procedures and the operation of a breathalyzer or the protocol used for a blood test. There are 50 possible defenses in any DUI case.

The DUI Process

A Blythe DUI attorney will represent you at all stages of a DUI.

  • DMV hearing. This is an administrative hearing before a hearing officer at the DMV to determine if there was probable cause to stop and detain you, probable cause to arrest you for DUI and if your BAC was 0.08%.
  • This brief appearance is for you to enter a plea, which will generally be not guilty. Your Blythe DUI lawyer will appear with you and usually can obtain the police report, complaint and other documents from the prosecution.
  • Pre-Trial. Your Blythe DUI lawyer may present certain pre-trial motions including one to suppress certain evidence. There is also a settlement conference scheduled where most cases are resolved with a plea agreement.
  • If no plea agreement is reached, your Blythe DUI lawyer will vigorously defend you in a jury trial.

Penalties for DUI

If convicted, your sentence can vary depending on your criminal history or if there were aggravating circumstances present in your case such as:

  • Refusal to take a BAC test
  • Involved in injury or fatal accident
  • Had minor as passenger
  • Had an elevated BAC
  • On probation
  • Speeding over 25 mph over limit

Otherwise, these penalties usually are imposed:

First DUI or DWI

The usual penalties for a first DUI or DWI are:

  1. Jail. 48 hours in jail and up to 6-months; 3-years of probation
  2. Suspension of license. Loss of driving privileges for 4 to 10-months though you may be eligible for a restricted license; if BAC testing was refused, the suspension is one year
  3. Fines: $390 with costs over $1,800
  4. DUI classes: 3-months
  5. Insurance and installation: Secure SR-1 insurance and possibly install an interlock ignition system

Second DUI or DWI

Penalties for a second DUI or DWI within 10 years of the first include:

  1. Jail. 96 hours and up to one year in county jail and 3-5 years probation
  2. Suspension of license. 2 year suspension with eligibility for restricted license unless testing was refused.
  3. Fines: $390 to $1000 but over $10,000 in costs
  4. DUI Classe 18 to 30-months
  5. Installation and insurance. SR-1 insurance and Interlock ignition system

Third DUI or DWI

Conviction of a third DUI or DWI in 10 years may include:

  1. Jail. 120 days to one year in county jail and 3-5 years probation
  2. Suspension of license. 3 years with restricted license after 12-months
  3. Fines: $390 to $1000 and other costs up to $15,000
  4. DUI classes. 30-months
  5. Installation and insurance. SR-1 insurance and interlock system

Fourth DUI or DWI

A fourth DWI or DWI could be negotiated to a misdemeanor.by your Gardena DUI lawyer. If a felony, you face:

  1. Jail. 16 months, 2 or 3 years in jail and formal probation for up to 5 years
  2. Suspension of license: 4 years
  3. Fines: Up to $5000 with associated costs of up to $18,000
  4. Habitual traffic offender status. 3 years
  5. Mandatory DUI classes. 30-months
  6. Installation and insurance. SR-1 insurance and interlock system

Commercial DUI or DWI

Commercial drivers can be convicted of a commercial DUI or DWI if their BAC is 0.04% so that their need for a Gardena DUI lawyer is imperative.

Penalties include:

  1. Jail. Same as for a motorist with a Class C license for first or multiple DUI or DWI offenses
  2. Driver’s license suspension.
  • Loss of commercial driver’s license for one year, regardless of the vehicle you were driving
  • Life-time suspension for a second conviction
  • Your Class C license is also affected
  1. Fines. From $390 to $1000
  2. DUI Classes. Same as for other offenders
  3. Insurance and installation. Possible securing of SR-1 insurance and installation of an interlock system

Call a Blythe DUI Lawyer

If you were arrested for a DUI, call a Blythe DUI lawyer today at (888) 754-9860.

Blythe CA 92225
(888) 754-9860