If you have been charged with a DUI or related matter in Newport Beach, it is critical you contact a competent Newport Beach DUI attorney to assist you with your matter. Only an experienced Newport Beach DUI lawyer in can review your case and build your defense. DUI charges in Newport Beach can result in serious consequences including the following penalties: custody time, probation, alcohol program, fines and fees, restitution, work release, secured electronic confinement, installation of ignition interlock device, and license suspension imposed by the DMV. A skilled Newport Beach DUI attorney will work hard to protect your rights and help minimize the penalties associated with your Newport Beach DUI arrest. It is crucial you contact a qualified Newport Beach DUI lawyer today to start preparing your defense.
In order to ensure you have the best legal representation possible, it is imperative you select a Newport Beach DUI defense lawyer that provides comprehensive representation. Your Newport Beach DUI attorney should have pervasive knowledge of DUI laws and have experience representing clients in a number of complex misdemeanor and felony DUI matters. The Parker Law Center is a DUI law practice that focuses its representation on those charged with a DUI or related matter. It is that focus that allows the Parker Law Center to distinctively represent its clients and defend their rights.
The Parker Law Center prides itself with providing comprehensive legal representation for DUI arrests in Newport Beach. Please note, there are two separate components of a DUI defense: 1) Court and 2) DMV hearing. Each component requires a distinctive defense strategy to be employed by your skilled Newport Beach DUI lawyer. The legal team at the Parker Law Center is committed to protecting your rights at both the Court and DMV hearing. In order for a DUI defense attorney to provide the best possible representation for a client charged with a DUI in Newport Beach, he/she should be experienced with handling matters out of the Harbor Justice Center and City of Orange Driver Safety Office. The Parker Law Center is committed to providing the quality representation that you deserve. Its legal team is equipped with a highly defined skill-set which enables the team to competently handle your matter and provide you with fierce representation. Call the Parker Law Center today for a case evaluation!
The Court process in Newport Beach typically begins when a peace officer arrests a person for driving under the influence. After the arrest, the officer forwards the arrest report to the Office of the Orange County District Attorney (OCDA). A charging deputy determines the appropriate charges to be filed (if any) against the arrestee via complaint. Most DUI cases are filed as misdemeanors; thus, allowing appearances in Court to be made by the defendant’s attorney. Many times a Newport Beach DUI attorney can appear in Court on behalf of his/her client without the client ever having to be present in Court. A person arrested for a DUI in Newport Beach typically receives a citation with a date to appear in Court. The first court appearance is called the arraignment. The arraignment is the appearance in which the Court formally presents the charges against the defendant and typically a plea of “guilty” or “not guilty” is entered. There may be special circumstances regarding your matter in which the best disposition of your case would result by you leaving your case at the arraignment stage. In that case, your skilled Newport Beach DUI defense attorney will simply continue your arraignment. Should your case be set for a pre-trial, your Newport Beach DUI lawyer will negotiate with the District Attorney at the pre-trial hearing. Additionally, your Newport Beach DUI attorney will evaluate your case, determine if additional discovery should be requested, and assess whether any pre-trial motions should be filed. Depending on what is discovered through the pre-trial process, your experienced Newport Beach DUI defense attorney will review the alternatives with you. Many times a client’s best option is to take a negotiated plea agreement; other times, the best choice may be to take the matter to trial. Call the Parker Law Center today to start preparing your defense!
The Department of Motor Vehicles is charged with the imposition of license suspensions. There are two license suspensions involved in a DUI arrest. The first license suspension is triggered by the DUI arrest, the second suspension is a result of a DUI conviction in Court. If you have been arrested for a DUI in Newport Beach, it is imperative you contact a Newport Beach DUI defense lawyer immediately to ensure you preserve your right to an Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing through the City of Orange Driver Safety Office. You have ten days from the date of arrest to request an APS hearing to fight your license suspension. Should the APS hearing not be requested within ten days, the licensee loses his/her right to the hearing. A skilled Newport Beach DUI attorney will request the APS hearing, in addition to a stay on the driver’s license, and discovery. The hearing is conducted by a Driver Safety Office representative, also known as the Hearing Officer. The Hearing Officer has the burden of proving a number of 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 APS hearing has “relaxed” rules of evidence. The Hearing Officer begins the hearing by stating the applicable issues and introducing into evidence different exhibits. An experienced Newport Beach DUI defense attorney should be skilled at objecting to the exhibits and introducing rebuttal evidence. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Hearing Officer will take all of the evidence and argument under submission. A written decision will be rendered by the Hearing Officer either ending the stay on the suspension, or setting aside the license suspension. If you have been charged with a DUI in Newport Beach, it is imperative you contact a competent Newport Beach DUI defense lawyer to provide you with the quality representation that you deserve!