If you or someone you were arrested for DUI or a related matter in Huntington Beach, it is vital you contact an experienced Huntington Beach DUI attorney to review your case. Only a skilled Huntington Beach DUI lawyer can prepare the proper to defense to get the best possible outcome in your matter. Being convicted of a DUI is a life changing matter that can result in any of the following penalties: jail time, Court fines, mandatory enrollment in an alcohol program, license suspension, probation and work release. Hiring a fierce Huntington Beach DUI attorney can help reducing the severepenalties associated with your DUI offense. It is imperative you speak with a skilled Huntington Beach DUI lawyer to review your case today.
It is important that you retain the proper Huntington Beach DUI attorney as your legal representation. Your Huntington Beach DUI lawyer should be knowledgeable in a widespread of DUI related laws, and possess immense experience representing those charged with DUI and DUI related matters in Huntington Beach. The defense team at the Parker Law Center concentrates on representing individuals arrested for DUI or a related offense, and is passionate in providing its client with the best possible representation. The Parker Law Center’s emphasis on DUI matters provides a unique skill set to defend its clients and protect their rights.
The Parker Law Center will provide you with comprehensive representation for your DUI matter. It is important to note that there are two distinct components of your defense: 1) Court and 2) DMV hearing. The legal team at the Parker Law Center will fight to protect your rights at the DMV hearing and in Court. Your Huntington Beach DUI attorney should be trained to handle complex DUI matters. It is important that a person who is arrested for a DUI in Huntington Beach hire an attorney familiar with the Westminster Justice Center to help ensure the best possible representation. The highly skilled defense team at the Parker Law Center will diligently work to reduce the penalties resulting from your DUI arrest. The legal team has vast experience and passion to protect its clients which enables the team to confidently and appropriately handle your case. By hiring the Parker Law Center, you will be assured to have fierce representation.
Many times a Huntington Beach DUI case begins by a police officer citing a person for driving under the influence. The citation provides the person with a date to appear in Court. Once a citation has been issued, the Huntington Beach police officer will forward his/her arrest report to the Office of the Orange County District Attorney (OCDA). A filing deputy with the OCDA is charged with reviewing the report and deciding whether or not to file a complaint in Court against the person. Typically a DUI is filed as a misdemeanor offense. If you have been arrested for a DUI in Huntington Beach, many times your Huntington Beach DUI attorney has the ability to appear in Court without your presence at the Westminster Justice Center.
The date to appear in Court on the citation is called the arraignment. The arraignment is the Court appearance in which the charges on the complaint are read and a plea of “guilty” or “not guilty” is entered. Many times your Huntington Beach DUI lawyer will enter a plea of “not guilty” on your behalf and set your case for a pre-trial. There are certain circumstances in which keeping your matter at the arraignment stage will help facilitate the best disposition; thus, your DUI lawyer may continue your arraignment. If your matter is set for a pre-trial, your Huntington Beach drunk driving lawyer will negotiate with the prosecutor assigned to your matter and may request additional discovery. The pre-trial is the stage which allows your Huntington Beach DUI attorney to evaluate your case and determine if pre-trial motions should be filed. Depending on the exact components of your case, a plea bargain could be in your best interest; other times, your Huntington Beach defense lawyer could recommend you set your matter for trial. Call the Parker Law Center for an evaluation of your case!
During a typical DUI arrest in Huntington Beach, the police officer will take the offender’s license and provide him/her with a temporary driver’s license. The temporary driver’s license allows the driver for the next 30 days to maintain full driving privileges. Should the driver take no further action, his/her license will become suspended. The length of the suspension is determined by the number of actions the DMV has taken on the person’s license. You have a right to fight this license suspension. If you have been arrested for a DUI in Huntington Beach, it is imperative you contact the City of Orange Driver Safety Office within 10 days of the date of arrest. An experienced Huntington Beach DUI defense attorney will request this hearing on your behalf as long as you have contacted the attorney within the first 10 days. A competent DUI defense attorney will request the APS Hearing, in addition to a stay on the license suspension and discovery. The City of Orange Driver Safety Office will provide you with a new temporary license which will enable you to maintain full driving privileges up until the time a decision is rendered on the hearing. The APS hearing is conducted by a representative of the DMV known as a Hearing Officer. The Hearing Officer has the burden of proving the following issues:
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:
At the APS hearing, the Hearing Officer is charged with entering the documents into evidence. Your Huntington Beach DUI defense lawyer should be skilled at objecting to the documents and presenting rebuttal evidence. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Hearing Officer takes all of the evidence under submission and is charged with rendering a written decision. The decision will be sent to both the licensee’s address and the attorney’s office. The decision may appear within a few days or weeks depending on the Hearing Officer’s schedule. The decision will either set aside the suspension or uphold it. If you have been charged with a DUI in Huntington Beach, it is vital you contact an experienced DUI defense lawyer to provide you with the premiere representation you need. Contact the Parker Law Center today!