If you or a loved one have been charged with driving under the influence or a related offense in Orange County, it is imperative that you contact a skilled DUI attorney today. Only an experienced DUI lawyer can accurately review your case and prepare your defense. Being charged with a DUI in Orange County is a serious offense which can result in the following penalties: jail time, work release, electronic monitoring, probation, alcohol monitoring, mandatory attendance at an alcohol treatment program, fines to the Court, restitution to any victim(s), installation of an ignition interlock device and suspension of your driver’s license. Retaining an experienced Orange County Driving Under Influence attorney can help minimize the penalties associated with your matter. Contact the Parker Law Center today to review your case with a skilled Orange County DUI attorney.
It is vital that you hire the right DUI defense lawyer to represent you on your matter. Your Orange County defense attorney should have experience representing a vast number of clients charged with driving under the influence offenses in Orange County, in addition to having widespread knowledge of DUI laws. The defense team at the Parker Law Center focuses its practice on representing those charged with drunk driving offenses. This focus allows the Parker Law Center to uniquely represent its clients and fiercely defend their rights.
The DUI defense team at the Parker Law Center provides you with a comprehensive legal representation. The Orange County legal team is trained to represent clients charged with complex misdemeanor and felony offenses. The Parker Law Center understands that being charged with a DUI or related offense can cause great stress and embarrassment. The highly skilled Orange County defense team is committed to trying to make the process as painless as possible. Most clients of the Parker Law Center will never have to appear in Court. The Parker Law Center will walk you through both the Court and DMV processes and will work hard to minimize the penalties associated with your DUI arrest.
The Parker Law Center has extensive knowledge of DUI laws which provides the legal team with a highly defined skill-set to represent you in Court and at the DMV hearing. By hiring the Parker Law Center to represent you with your matter, you can be confident your Orange County defense attorney will aggressively defend your rights!
A typical Orange County DUI case begins by a person being arrested by a peace officer for driving under the influence or a related offense. The officer prepares an arrest report that gets forwarded to the Office of the Orange County District Attorney. The charging deputy with the District Attorney’s Office will review the arrest report and decide whether or not to file charges against the person. Charges are usually filed via complaint. Most DUI cases are charged as misdemeanors, which means many times your experienced DUI attorney can appear in Court on your behalf. The first Court appearance is called the arraignment. At the arraignment, your DUI lawyer will receive a copy of the complaint and a copy of the discovery. Typically, a plea of “not guilty” is entered at this stage and the matter is set for a pre-trial. The pre-trial allows your DUI attorney to review the discovery and negotiate your case with a deputy district attorney. At the pre-trial stage, your DUI lawyer will determine if additional discovery should be requested, if pre-trial motions should be filed, and determine if the best option is to enter a plea bargain or take your case to trial. The Parker Law Center will illuminate the issues for you and fight to minimize the penalties associated with your DUI or related matter. Call the Parker Law Center today to receive the quality representation that you deserve!
During a typical Orange County DUI arrest, the peace officer will take away the arrestee’s California driver’s license and provide the driver with a pink sheet of paper. The pink sheet of paper serves as the driver’s temporary license. The temporary license is valid for 30 days. After that time, the person’s license will become suspended. In order to prevent automatic suspension, an Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing must be requested through the City of Orange Driver Safety Office within 10 days of arrest. An experienced DUI defense attorney will request: 1) the APS hearing, 2) discovery, and 3) a stay on the license. Once an APS hearing has been requested, the City of Orange Driver Safety Office will forward the driver a new temporary driver’s license. The driver will have full driving privileges up until the time a decision has been rendered on the APS hearing.
An Orange County APS hearing is conducted by a Hearing Officer who represents the City of Orange Driver Safety Office. 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:
An experienced DUI defense lawyer will make skilled objections to the documents being entered in evidence and will provide rebuttal evidence. A competent Orange County DUI attorney may also decide to call witnesses to challenge the documents. Once the hearing has been completed, the Hearing Officer will take all of the evidence and arguments under submission. A written decision will be provided to both the licensee and the attorney. The written decision will either end the stay on the license suspension, or set-aside the license suspension. If you have been charged with a drinking and driving offense in Orange County, contact the Parker Law Center today for a free consultation!
The Orange County DUI defense firm represents clients charged with drinking and driving offenses in the following cities: Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, La Habra, Lake Forest, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, and Yorba Linda.