If you or someone you love has been arrested in San Diego County for a DUI or related matter, it is imperative that you have a competent San Diego County DUI defense lawyer review your case and start building your defense immediately. A skilled San Diego County DUI defense lawyer will review your case and ensure all proper procedures and protocols were followed in order to ensure your rights were and still are being protected. A DUI conviction in San Diego County can include but are not limited to the following penalties: fines, license suspension, jail time, alcohol program and community service. A fierce San Diego County DUI defense lawyer will aggressively fight to reduce these penalties. Do not delay in contacting an experienced San Diego County DUI lawyer to review your case today.
It is essential you select a San Diego County DUI defense attorney who provides comprehensive representation since there are two separate entities in need of a defense in your DUI charge: DMV and the Court. Each entity mandates a distinct defense strategy and only an experienced San Diego County DUI defense attorney will be able to best prepare the proper defenses. It is also important that your skilled San Diego DUI defense lawyer is very knowledgeable in current DUI laws and has experience representing numerous clients in both misdemeanor and felony DUI matters.
The Parker Law Center is a criminal defense firm that provides comprehensive legal representation to those arrested for a DUI or related matter in San Diego County. The firm concentrates specifically on DUI and related matters which has allowed the legal team to expertly represent its clients and fiercely protect their clients’ rights. The Parker Law Center is experienced in handling numerous cases in Courts all over San Diego County and at the San Diego Driver Safety Office. The Parker Law Center will provide you with the representation you deserve and the firm is dedicated to getting the best possible outcome in each and every one of their clients’ cases. Contact the Parker Law Center today for a free case evaluation.
In San Diego County, the Court Process generally begins when a police officer arrests a person for DUI. After the arrest, the police officer forwards your arrest report to the Office of the San Diego County District Attorney. A charging deputy then reviews the report and decides the appropriate charges to be filed against you in the form of a complaint. Typically, most DUI cases are filed as a misdemeanor which allows your San Diego County DUI defense attorney to make all Court appearances for you without you ever stepping foot in the Courthouse.
A person arrested for DUI in San Diego County is usually given a citation that shows a date for that person to appear in Court. The first court appearance is called the arraignment and it is at this stage the Court formally presents the charges filed against you and a plea of “guilty” or “not guilty” is entered. Your experienced San Diego County DUI defense attorney will decide based on the specific circumstances of your case if it is best to set your matter for a pre-trial hearing or to continue your arraignment. At the pre-trial stage, your DUI defense attorney will negotiate with the district attorney. A skilled San Diego County DUI lawyer will then help you to decide if it is best to accept the negotiated plea or take your case to jury trial. Contact the Parker Law Center today to get in contact with a competent San Diego County DUI defense attorney to review your case.
The DMV is charged with imposing the two license suspension that result from a DUI. The first license suspension comes from the DUI arrest; the second suspension is enacted upon conviction for DUI in Court. If you have been arrested for DUI in San Diego County, then it is crucial that you contact a San Diego DUI defense lawyer immediately to request an Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing in order to fight the initial license suspension. You have ten days from the date of your arrest to request your APS hearing. If you fail to request your APS hearing within 10 days of your arrest date, then your license will be automatically suspended 30 days after the date of your arrest. A competent San Diego County DUI defense lawyer will request your APS hearing on your behalf and place a stay on your license so that you can continue driving until a decision has been rendered on your hearing.
An employee from the San Diego Driver Safety Office known as the Hearing Officer conducts the APS Hearing. The Hearing Officer has the 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 starts the APS hearing by introducing all applicable issues and presenting different exhibits into evidence. A skilled San Diego County DUI defense attorney will aggressively object to these exhibits and introduce his/her own mitigating evidence on your behalf. At the end of the hearing, the Hearing Officer will take all arguments and evidence under submission. A letter from the Hearing Officer will be mailed to you with the decision that will either remove the stay on your license or sets aside the pending suspension.
If you or someone you love has been arrested for DUI in San Diego County, it is critical that you retain a savvy San Diego County DUI defense attorney to defend you and ensure your rights are protected. Contact the Parker Law Center today so the legal team can review your case and start building your defense!
The San Diego County DUI Defense firm represents those charged with drinking and driving offenses in the following San Diego County locations: Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City, Oceanside, Pacific Beach, Poway, San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Solano Beach, and Vista.