If you or someone you love has been arrested for a DUI in Riverside County, it is critical that you contact a competent Riverside DUI lawyer to review your case immediately. An experienced Riverside County DUI defense attorney will ensure that your rights are protected and start building your defense. A Riverside County DUI conviction can result in several consequences including license suspension, fines, probation, jail time, installation of ignition interlock device and an alcohol program. A skilled Riverside County DUI defense lawyer will aggressively fight to minimize these penalties and provide the best legal representation possible. Contact an experienced Riverside County DUI defense attorney to protect your rights.
One of the most important things to look for when retaining a Riverside County DUI defense attorney is that the DUI attorney provides comprehensive representation. This is crucial because there are two separate entities needing a DUI defense: the Court and DMV. Each entity requires specialized defense strategies. An experienced Riverside County DUI attorney will skillfully represent you at both the Court and DMV levels. A competent Riverside County DUI lawyer will be knowledgeable in current DUI laws and will have experience representing a variety of clients in both misdemeanor and felony DUI matters.
The Parker Law Center is a criminal defense law firm whose primary focus is representing those charged with a DUI or related matter. The Parker Law Center also provides comprehensive representation for those arrested for DUI in Riverside County. The legal team takes pride in aggressively protecting its clients’ right and defending them at both the Court and DMV levels. The defense team is experienced in representing clients in numerous cases out of Riverside, Indio, Banning, Murrieta and Blythe. The firm has also represented hundreds of clients at their APS hearings out of the San Bernardino Driver Safety Office. It is this experience that has allowed the Parker Law Center to create a highly regarded relationship with both the Courts and Driver Safety Office associated with a Riverside County DUI charge. Do not delay in contacting the Parker Law Center today to get a free consultation.
The Court process in Riverside County typically begins when a police officer arrests a person for DUI. Following the arrest, the officer forwards the arrest report to the Office of the Riverside County District Attorney. A charging deputy then reviews the arrest report and determines the appropriate charges, if any, to be filed in the form of a complaint. Generally, DUI matters are filed as misdemeanors; thus, in most cases all Court appearances can be made by your experienced Riverside County DUI attorney without you ever having to step foot in a Courtroom.
A person arrested for DUI in Riverside County typically receives a citation with a date to appear in Court. The first court appearance is known at the arraignment. It is at this appearance that the charges against you are formally presented and your plea of “guilty” or “not guilty” is entered. Your competent Riverside County DUI lawyer will determine if it will be in your best interest to set your matter for a pre-trial hearing or to continue your arraignment. At the pre-trial hearing, your Riverside County DUI defense attorney will negotiate with the district attorney. An experienced DUI defense attorney will go over the negotiated plea agreement with you and then help you decide it is best to take this agreement or to set your matter for jury trial. Contact the Parker Law Center immediately for a free consultation today!
The DMV is in charge of imposing all license suspensions associated with your DUI matter. The first license suspension is triggered by your DUI arrest; the second suspension is caused by the DUI conviction in Court. If you have been arrested for DUI in Riverside County, it is imperative you contact a skilled Riverside County DUI attorney to aggressively defend you at an Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing with the San Bernardino Driver Safety Office. You have ten days from the date of your arrest to request your APS hearing. If you do not request your APS hearing in ten days, then your license will automatically be suspended 30 days after your arrest. An experienced Riverside County DUI defense lawyer will request your APS hearing for you and have a stay put on your license which will allow you to keep driving until a decision is rendered on your hearing.
The APS hearing is conducted by a person from the San Bernardino Driver Safety Officer referred to as the Hearing Officer. The Hearing Officer has a burden of proof on several 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 Hearing Officer begins the hearing by stating all of the applicable issues and introducing different exhibits into evidence. A qualified Riverside County DUI defense attorney will be experienced in objecting to these exhibits and issues. A skilled DUI defense attorney will also introduce his/her own mitigating evidence. At the close of the hearing, the Hearing Officer will take all evidence and arguments under submission. The Hearing Officer will mail a decision in the form of a letter that will either end the stay on your license suspension or set aside the pending suspension on your license. If you or someone you love has been arrested for DUI in Riverside County, it is critical you contact a talented DUI defense attorney to start working on your case. Contact the Parker Law Center today to get the personalized, compassionate and fierce representation that you deserve!
The Riverside County DUI Defense firm represents clients charged with drinking and driving offenses in the following Riverside County locations: Banning, Beaumont, Blythe, Calimesa, Canyon Lake, Cathedral City, Corona, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Hemet, Indian Wells, Indio, Lake Elsinore, La Quinta, Menifee, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Norco, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Perris, Rancho Mirage, Riverside, San Jacinto, Temecula, and Wildomar.