If you or someone you love has been arrested for driving under the influence in Orange County, it is essential that you contact an experienced DUI lawyer immediately. Only a competent DUI attorney will be able to review your case in detail and prepare your intricate defense. An Orange County DUI conviction is a serious offense which can result in several harsh consequences including enrollment in an alcohol program, jail time, work release, fines to the Court and suspension of your license. A fierce Orange County DUI lawyer will help obtain the best possible outcome in your case and if convicted will help minimize these penalties. Do not delay in contacting a skilled DUI lawyer today at the Parker Law Center for a free consultation.
It is of upmost importance that you hire a DUI attorney that provides comprehensive representation. This means your DUI defense attorney should represent you both in Court and at the DMV. It is also vital to hire a DUI defense lawyer with intensive experience representing clients charged with simple first offense DUIs to those charged with complex multiple offenses. The legal team at Parker Law Center concentrates its practice on representing those charged with driving under the influence and related offenses. This focus is what allows the Parker Law Center to fiercely represent its clients charged with driving under the influence in Orange County and protect their clients’ rights at both Court and the DMV. Contact the Parker Law Center today for a case review today!
An Orange County DUI case typically begins when you are arrested by a police officer for DUI. The officer forwards his/her arrest report to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Your arrest report will then be reviewed by a charging deputy at the District Attorney’s office and this deputy will decide whether or not to file charges against you. Most DUI cases are charged as misdemeanor offenses. This means that many times your DUI attorney can appear in Court without you being present. The first Court appearance is known as your arraignment. It is at the arraignment that your skilled DUI defense attorney will most likely enter a plea of “not guilty” on your behalf and set your matter for a pre-trial. At the pre-trial stage your experienced DUI lawyer will able to fiercely negotiate your case with the district attorney. Your skilled attorney will then help you decide if the best option is to enter into a plea bargain or take your case to trial. The Parker Law Center is committed to getting the best possible outcome in your case so call today to receive the representation you need and deserve.
The DMV process begins once you are arrested for DUI. The arresting officer will take away your California driver’s license and provide you with a pink sheet of paper. This pink sheet serves as your temporary license. This temporary license provides you with full driving privileges for 30 days then your license is automatically suspended. The only way to delay this suspension is to request an Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing with the City of Orange Driver Safety Office within 10 days of your DUI arrest. A skilled DUI attorney will request this hearing on your behalf and place a stay on the license suspension so you maintain full driving privileges up until a decision is rendered from your APS Hearing.
The APS Hearing is conducted with a Hearing Officer, who is an employee of 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:
The APS Hearing begins with the Hearing Officer entering documents into evidence supporting the above issues on why your license should be suspended. A competent Orange County DUI lawyer will make fierce objections to these documents and provide rebuttal evidence. The Hearing Officer then takes all of the evidence and arguments under submission to render a decision. The decision will be mailed to you and your attorney; the decision will either end the stay on the license suspension or set aside the license suspension. Contact a skilled DUI attorney at the Parker Law Center today to help save your license!
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