It is imperative that you contact a competent Laguna Beach DUI attorney if you or someone you love has been arrested for a DUI in Laguna Beach. An experienced Laguna Beach DUI lawyer will not only be able to review your case and prepare a defense to get the best possible outcome in your matter but he/she will also fiercely fight to protect your rights. A DUI conviction in Laguna Beach can result in the following consequences: fines, license suspensions, jail time, mandatory enrollment in an alcohol program, and work release. Retaining a competent Laguna Beach DUI attorney will allow you to get these penalties reduced. Contact the Parker Law Center today for a free consultation and receive the superior representation you deserve.
You need to retain a skilled Laguna Beach DUI attorney whom has an abundant knowledge of all DUI related laws and has experience representing a vast number of clients charged with both misdemeanor and complex felony DUI matters. The Parker Law Center’s legal team concentrates solely on representing individuals charged with DUI or related offenses. It is this focus that has allowed the Parker Law Center to become a premiere DUI defense law firm in Laguna Beach known for aggressively protecting its clients’ rights.
The Parker Law Center provides comprehensive legal representation on your DUI meaning they provide representation at both the Court and DMV levels. It is important to note that both the Court and the DMV need specialized defenses for each and a skilled Laguna Beach DUI lawyer will be able to provide you with competent representation on each. The legal team at the Parker Law Center is very familiar with the Harbor Justice Center as they have represented hundreds of clients arrested for DUI out of this Court. Retaining the Parker Law Center will ensure that you will get the best possible outcome on your matter and your rights will be protected. Don’t delay, please contact the Parker Law Center for a free consultation today.
Typically, a Laguna Beach DUI case begins when a police officer cites you for driving under the influence. The officer provides you with a date to appear in Court. The officer then forwards your arrest report to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office where a charging deputy reviews your report and decides which if any charges to formally file against you. Most DUIs are filed as misdemeanor offenses. This means that your skilled Laguna Beach DUI attorney can make most if not all Court appearances at the Harbor Justice Center for you on your behalf without you being present.
The arraignment is your first Court appearance which occurs on the date listed on your citation to appear in Court. It is at this appearance that the charges against you are read and a plea of “guilty” or “not guilty” is entered. Once your plea is entered, your experienced Laguna Beach DUI attorney will set your case for a pre-trial hearing. It is at the pre-trial that your Laguna Beach DUI attorney will negotiate with the district attorney on your matter. Your Laguna Beach DUI lawyer will then convey the plea bargain offer to you and help you decide if it is in your best interest to take the offer or to set your matter for trial. Contact the Parker Law Center today so the legal team can start preparing your defense!
There are two license suspensions that result from a DUI arrest in Laguna Beach. The first suspension results from your DUI arrest and the second suspension is triggered by a DUI conviction in Court. You have ten days from the day of your Laguna Beach DUI arrest to request an Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing through the City of Orange Driver Safety Office to fight the first suspension. It is imperative that you contact a skilled Laguna Beach DUI attorney to request this hearing for you. If you do not request this hearing in 10 days then your license will automatically be suspended 30 days from the date of your arrest. An experienced Laguna Beach DUI defense attorney will request this hearing for you and place a stay on your license so you can continue driving until a decision is rendered on your hearing.
The APS Hearing is conducted by a Hearing Officer, a representative from the City of Orange Driver Safety Office. The Hearing Officer carries the burden of proof on 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:
The APS Hearing begins with the Hearing Officer entering documents into evidence and stating all applicable issues. Your experienced Laguna Beach DUI defense lawyer will then aggressively object to the Hearing Officer’s documents and present his/her own rebuttal evidence. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Hearing Officer will take all of the evidence under submission and make a written decision. The decision will either set aside the license suspension or remove the stay from your license which will reimpose the license suspension. If you or someone you love has been arrested for DUI in Laguna Beach, it is critical you contact the Parker Law Center to get the legal representation that you deserve!