If you or someone you love has been charged in Ventura County for a DUI or related matter, it is vital that you contact a competent and experienced Ventura County DUI defense attorney to discuss your rights. Your skilled DUI defense attorney will begin preparing your defense and will take the steps necessary to ensure that your rights are being protected. Being convicted of a DUI in Ventura County can result is severe consequences: jail time, mandatory attendance at an alcohol program, fines and fees, ignition interlock device, work release, and license suspension. Hiring an experienced DUI attorney will ensure that your matter is handled correctly and your attorney will fight to minimize the penalties associated with your arrest. Contact an experienced Ventura County DUI attorney today to start building your defense.
One of the most crucial steps in selecting a Ventura County DUI lawyer is finding a DUI lawyer who provides comprehensive representation. Being arrested for a DUI in Ventura County requires representation for two separate components (Court and DMV). It is important to select a Ventura County DUI defense lawyer who will represent you at both the DMV hearing and Court. The Court and DMV both require a unique defense strategy so it is critical that you hire a Ventura DUI defense attorney who has experience with both the Court and DMV. When selecting a Ventura County DUI attorney you should look for an attorney who stays current with the quickly changing DUI laws, in addition to having experience representing those arrested for DUI in complex and simple matters.
The legal team at the Parker Law Center ensures that you receive a comprehensive defense. The Parker Law Center concentrates on representing those arrested for driving under the influence and related matters. It is this concentration that allows the firm to effectively represent its clients and provide a thorough and aggressive defense. The Parker Law Center is experienced representing those arrested for a DUI in Ventura County at both the Court and Oxnard Driver Safety Office. The Parker Law Center is dedicated to defending its clients’ rights and provided a personalized defense. Contact the Parker Law Center today for a free case consultation!
Typically, the Court process begins once a person has been arrested for DUI in Ventura County. The arresting officer will provide you with a citation directing you to Court in Ventura County on a specific date. In the meantime, the arresting officer will forward his/her arrest report to the Office Ventura County District Attorney. The Office of the Ventura County District Attorney will have a deputy district attorney known as a charging deputy review the arrest report and determine which charges, if any, to file. Most Ventura County DUI Cases are filed as a misdemeanor. If your DUI is filed as a misdemeanor offense, then most of the time your skilled Ventura County DUI attorney can appear in Court on your behalf without you ever having to come to Court. The first Court appearance is called the arraignment. It is at this appearance that you are provided with the charges against you and a plea of guilty or not guilty is entered. Many times your skilled Ventura County DUI attorney will enter a plea of not guilty and set your matter for a pretrial. Other times, your skilled DUI lawyer will determine it is in your best interest to continue your arraignment to a new date. Should your DUI attorney enter a plea of not guilty and set your matter for a pretrial, it is at this stage where additional items of discovery can be requested and pretrial motions can be heard. Usually, during the pretrial stage, your competent Ventura County DUI lawyer will negotiate with a deputy Ventura County district attorney on your case. Your Ventura County DUI attorney will discuss your options and determine if it is in your best interest to accept the negotiated offer, or set your matter for a jury trial. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence in Ventura County, contact the Parker Law Center today to get the comprehensive, personalized, and fierce legal representation that you deserve!
Anytime a person is arrested for DUI in Ventura County, the person faces two potential license suspensions. The first license suspension is triggered by the DUI arrest; the second license suspension is triggered upon conviction for DUI. Typically, a peace officer will arrest you for driving under the influence and confiscate your California driver’s license. The officer will issue you a pink piece of paper. This paper will serve as your temporary driver’s license and you will retain full driving privileges for the next 30 days. Should you take no action, then your license will automatically be suspended 30 days from the date of arrest. It is vital that you contact an experienced Ventura County DUI defense attorney to preserve your right to fight the license suspension. The Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing must be requested within 10 days of the date of arrest or you will lose the right to contest the administrative license suspension. A qualified Ventura County DUI defense attorney will not only request this APS hearing for you, but will also request a “stay” be placed on the license suspension to ensure that you retain full driving privileges until a decision is rendered on the APS hearing with the Oxnard Driver Safety Office.
The APS hearing is presided over by a Hearing Officer. The Hearing Officer is an employee of the Oxnard Driver Safety Office and is charged with administering the APS hearing. At the APS hearing, there are a number of issues that the Hearing Officer has the burden of proving prior to suspending your driver’s license.
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 by the Hearing Officer stating the issues for the record and presenting a number of exhibits. Your skilled Ventura County DUI lawyer will object to the documents with specialized strategies and present evidence on your behalf. The Hearing Officer will take all of the evidence under submission and render a decision in writing. The APS decision will either set aside the license suspension, or end the stay and begin the license suspension. This decision will be mailed to your home address and to your Ventura County DUI defense attorney. If you or someone you love has been arrested for DUI in Ventura County it is vital that you contact an experienced and competent DUI defense lawyer to get the best possible outcome at both the Court and DMV hearing. Contact the Parker Law Center today to get the personalized, compassionate and fierce legal representation that you deserve!
The Ventura County DUI Defense firm provides legal services to the following Ventura County locations: Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, and Ventura.