If you or someone you love has been arrested for a DUI in Garden Grove, it is critical that you contact an experienced Garden Grove DUI attorney to help you with your matter. A skilled Garden Grove DUI defense lawyer will review your case and immediately start building your defense. A Garden Grove DUI conviction can result in severe consequences including jail time, mandatory enrollment in an alcohol program, license suspension, community fines and probation. A competent Garden Grove DUI defense attorney will aggressively fight to minimize these penalties and protect your rights. Contact a skilled Garden Grove DUI defense attorney at the Parker Law Center today for a consultation.
It is of upmost importance that you retain a Garden Grove DUI defense attorney who provides comprehensive representation to ensure you receive the best legal representation possible. There are two components that require a defense resulting from a Garden Grove DUI: Court and DMV. Each component requires a specialized defense strategy. The Parker Law Center’s primary focus is representing those charged with a DUI or related matter. This concentration allows the Parker Law Center to fiercely represent its clients and protect their rights both at Court and the DMV. The legal team at the Parker Law Center also has in-depth knowledge of DUI laws and has experience representing numerous clients in both misdemeanor and felony DUI matters. Contact an experienced Garden Grove DUI defense attorney at the Parker Law Center today to receive the legal representation that you deserve and need!
The Court process generally begins when a police officer arrests a person for DUI in Garden Grove. Following the arrest, the police officer forwards the arrest report to the Office of the Orange County District Attorney (OCDA). A charging deputy at the OCDA then reviews the report and determines the appropriate charges to be filed against the arrestee in the form of a complaint. The first court appearance is known as the arraignment. At this appearance, the Court will formally present the charges against you and a plea of “guilty” or “not guilty” is entered. Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, an experienced Garden Grove DUI defense lawyer will generally enter a plea of not guilty on your behalf and set your case for a pre-trial hearing. It is at the pre-trial that your competent Garden Grove DUI defense attorney will negotiate the specifics of your case with a deputy district attorney. Once an offer is reached, your skilled Garden Grove DUI defense lawyer will relay the offer to you and assist you in deciding how to proceed on your matter. Depending on your offer, your experienced Garden Grove DUI defense lawyer may advise you to take the negotiated plea agreement or advise you that it is in your best interest to go to jury trial.
There are two different license suspensions resulting from a driving under the influence arrest in Garden Grove. The first license suspension is triggered by an arrest for DUI, while the second suspension results from an actual DUI conviction in Court. The DMV is in charge of enforcing both of these license suspensions. When arrested for DUI in Garden Grove, the arresting officer in most cases will confiscate your California driver’s license and provide you with a pink piece of paper. Should you take no action following your arrest, this pink piece of paper will serve as your temporary driver’s license for 30 days. Your driver’s license will then automatically be suspended 30 days following your arrest. However you do have a right to fight this license suspension. You have ten days from date of your arrest to request an Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing. If you retain a competent Garden Grove DUI attorney then your attorney will request this hearing on your behalf. Your Garden Grove DUI defense lawyer will also request your discovery and place a stay on your pending driver’s license suspension. Thus, your license will not be suspended 30 days following the date of your arrest. You will instead maintain full driving privileges until a decision is rendered on your hearing.
The APS hearing is conducted by a DMV employee known as a Hearing Officer. The Hearing Officer has the burden of proving the following issues at the hearing:
If the driver submitted to a chemical test there are three issues:
If the driver refused to submit to or failed to complete a chemical test (a refusal) there are four issues:
The Hearing Officer begins the hearing by introducing different exhibits into evidence and presenting all the applicable issues. An experienced Garden Grove DUI defense lawyer will introduce her own evidence and fiercely object to the exhibits introduced by the Hearing Officer. The Hearing Officer will then take all arguments and evidence under submission and render a written decision. The decision is mailed to you and it will either set aside the license suspension or impose the suspension which was stayed. With so much at stake, it is your only option to contact an experienced Garden Grove DUI defense lawyer. Contact the Parker Law Center for a free consultation today to get the personalized, compassionate, and aggressive legal representation that you deserve!