Driving under the influence charges are very serious. The consequences of a DUI conviction can be very severe, even if it is your first DUI.
Being found guilty of a misdemeanor or felony DUI can mean prison or jail, California driver’s license suspension or revocation, community work, increased insurance rates, mandatory DUI classes, and significant fines. You may also lose your job, your financial aid, and even be deported if you are not a United States citizen.
Below you will find different types of DUI charges, enhancements, and other allegations you may be accused of after being arrested for a DUI in Fresno. You will also find information on DMV Hearings, field sobriety tests, as well as the cost of a DUI conviction in Fresno County. Browse each area, then give us a call to discuss your case.
When people get arrested for DUI in California, most are charged with two separate misdemeanor offenses: Driving under the influence of alcohol, under California Vehicle Code 23152(a); and, driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or greater, pursuant to California Vehicle Code 23152(b).
In most DUI cases, the prosecution must prove that at the time of driving, you were under the influence or above the legal limit of 0.08% BAC.
Remember, if the prosecutor cannot prove his or her case, then the jury must find you not guilty.
In 2014, California made new statutory laws for DUI offenses. Presently, there are more charges that a prosecutor can bring against a drive that is affected by a medication or a narcotic.
The term "drugs" incorporates both illicit and legitimate medications, including stimulants and over-the-counter medications and lawful prescriptions.
Because of the new and updated laws, drug related DUI cases are increasing at alarming rates. The DMV does not address drug impairment, unless the drug or narcotic affects your ability to operate a motor vehicle safely. Therefore, when you are charged with a DUI involving drugs or medication, contact a drunk driving attorney immediately.
If you are accused of drunk driving in Fresno, it is important to be represented by a qualified DUI attorney that understands the complex DUI laws and knows how to fight for you.
At the Law Offices of Tina M. Barberi, PC, our attorney is experienced in handling criminal, DUI, DMV hearings, and traffic matters. We are well versed in the law and understand how to defend you in court and at DMV.
If convicted of a DUI or alcohol related offense, the penalties for these DUI offenses can be severe and life-altering. When you need an experienced DUI lawyer, make sure you make the right choice by retaining the Law Offices of Tina M. Barberi, PC to protect you. We will make sure all your questions are answered and do the best to obtain the most favorable results for your case.
Keep in mind there are time constraints in all criminal matters. Your best chances of effectively defending the DUI charges you are facing is to consult our office as soon as possible.