DUI Charges in Beverly Hills, CA
Beverly Hills Criminal Lawyer with Experience Handling DUI Cases
It’s an unfortunate fact that over 30% of car accidents every year are caused by drunk driving. People lose friends, loved ones, and even their own lives because an irresponsible person stepped behind the wheel after having “one too many.” But there are also many cases where an innocent person is charged with driving under the influence (DUI) because of a mistake on the behalf of the officer or because of a faulty breathalyzer test. In cases like this, a Beverly Hills criminal defense lawyer could help uncover the mistakes in your charges and fight for your freedom today. Penalties for DUI in California can be harsh. First convictions can include:
- Up to six months in jail
- Fines up to $1,000
- License suspension up to six moths
- Necessary completion of a DUI program
- Ignition Interlock Installation (IID)
- A license reissue fee of $125
- Filing an SR-22 with the DMV as proof of financial responsibility
For repeat offenses, penalties only increase. Also, more serious offenses such as vehicular assault or vehicular manslaughter could be considered “strikes” and eventually lead to 25 years to life in prison under the California Three Strikes Law. Anyone charged with DUI in California should seek legal representation right away.
Understanding Charges of DUI & Drugs
At the Law Office of Peter Berlin, we have extensive experience in multiple areas of DUI, including drug crimes and the use and possession of medical marijuana. When most people think of “driving under the influence,” they think of drunk drivers, but in order to be arrested for DUI, you don’t just have to be drunk. Any form of intoxication will do, including the use of illegal drugs, controlled substances, prescription medication, or over the counter (OTC) medication. Some OTC medications have side effects such as drowsiness and impaired attention that could affect your driving abilities, so be sure to read the instructions and side effects for any medication you take before attempting to drive. A police officer has every right to make an arrest if you are obviously impaired by alcohol, drugs, or any medication. However, if you are charged with DUI and were not intoxicated in any way, a Beverly Hills criminal defense attorney from the Law Office of Peter Berlin could be of assistance.
Find a DUI Lawyer in Beverly Hills
At our firm, we pride ourselves in the personal care and attention we give each of our clients. Throughout their legal process, we do our best to communicate with them and to ensure that they are fully informed about every detail regarding their case. With over 15 years of experience, we are more than qualified to handle your case and produce the best possible results. To learn more, call today and speak with a lawyer from our firm.
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Contact a Beverly Hills DUI attorney from the Law Office of Peter Berlin. We are available 24/7 to take your call and your initial case consultation is free, so you have nothing to lose. Call today!