Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and Los Angeles County DUI Defense Attorney, conveniently located in Santa Ana
Experienced Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County and Los Angeles County DUI and License Suspension Lawyer
A drunk driving conviction can have life-changing consequences. You will have to pay a large fine. Your driver’s license will be suspended and your insurance rates will skyrocket. You may even go to jail.
It is possible, however, to successfully fight a DUI charge and minimize its effect on your life. At the Law Offices of Michael J. Holmes, PC, we know — because we have helped many clients obtain dismissals of DUI charges, not-guilty verdicts and plea agreements to lesser charges.
Contact our Santa Ana law office for a consultation with an experienced DUI defense attorney. We are available 24 hours a day, regardless of whether your driving under the influence arrest occurred in Santa Ana, Tustin, Fullerton, Anaheim, Newport Beach, Irvine, Orange, Westminster, Garden Grove, Lake Forrest, other places in Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, or Los Angeles County.
Successful DUI Defense Strategies
Regardless of the circumstances, your case is not hopeless. There are a number of ways to overcome a DUI charge and subsequent DUI consequences. Our firm will examine every aspect of your case when building your defense.
Potential strategies include defenses based on:
- Lack of probable cause for the police to stop you
- Improperly conducted field sobriety tests
- Inadmissible breath test results
- Police administrative errors
Michael J. Holmes, a DUI defense attorney and former criminal prosecutor, conveniently located in Santa Ana, will review all of the factual and legal issues in your case and aggressively defend you at every stage of the legal process.
Keeping Your Driver’s License
When you are arrested for DUI, the California Department of Motor Vehicles will initiate actions which could result in driver’s license suspension. In addition to contesting the criminal DUI charge, our firm can represent you in the Administrative Per Se Hearing to fight this suspension.
Our firm can use this hearing to get the arresting officer to commit to facts that could be useful in the criminal proceeding. We will also seek to obtain temporary driving privileges for you pending the final disposition of your case.
Minimizing the Consequences
If a conviction cannot be avoided, the Law Offices of Michael J. Holmes, PC, will do everything we can ethically do to minimize the penalties and resulting effect on your life. There are many alternative sentencing possibilities that can help you avoid jail and allow you to resume your normal life, even for people with prior convictions.
Our firm has strong working relationships with many County prosecutors in Santa Ana Court, Newport Beach Court, Fullerton Court, or Westminster Court, we have helped many clients obtain alternative outcomes. These can involve community service, alcohol education, alcohol treatment in a public or private facility, and others.
We will work diligently to help you obtain the best outcome possible whether you are a first time offender or are facing the consequences of multiple DUI arrests.
Skilled Multiple DUIs Defense Attorney in Santa Ana, serving Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and Los Angeles County, California
Prior drunk driving convictions will have a strong impact on the consequences you may face if convicted of multiple DUI offenses. California courts do not take multiple and felony DUI charges lightly. Conviction of multiple or felony-level drunk driving charges can result in harsher DUI penalties, including larger fines, lengthier jail sentences and extensive license suspensions.
To minimize the impact of multiple DUI charges on your life, it is important to secure the assistance of an experienced DUI defense lawyer. With an attorney’s help, it may be possible to have the charges against you dismissed or greatly reduced.
At the Santa Ana, Law Offices of Michael J. Holmes, PC, we know how to get the results our clients need. Michael J. Holmes, a skilled criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor, has helped numerous clients obtain acquittals of DUI charges, not-guilty verdicts and plea agreements to lesser charges.
Contact our Santa Ana law office, serving Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and Los Angeles County, California law firm for a free consultation. We are available to help you 24 hours a day.
Penalties for Multiple DUIs in California
The enhanced consequences you may face for a second, third or subsequent DUI offense are harsh. Their severity will depend directly on the number of DUI offenses you have been convicted of within the past decade.
In the state of California, current penalties for multiple DUIs can involve probation, alcohol classes or counseling, and fines of up to $1,000. In addition, a second offense may result in license suspension for two years and 96 hours to one year in county jail. A third offense may bring a driver’s license suspension of up to three years and four months to one year in county jail. A fourth offense could result in a license suspension of up to four years and six months to three years in county jail or state prison, depending on the specifics of your situation.
Protect Your Rights and Your Freedom
If you have been charged with DUI and already have a prior drunk driving conviction, you could be facing years without a driver’s license and time in jail. Your job, your living situation and your personal relationships could be at stake. You cannot afford to risk life as you know it.
Although we diligently work to have the charges against you dismissed, this is not always possible. If a conviction is inevitable, we will work with prosecution in an effort to secure an alternative sentencing option that may keep you out of jail and allow you to live your life as normally as possible.
Free Consultation With an Attorney — Available 24 Hours a Day
For a free consultation with the Law Offices of Michael J. Holmes, PC, call (714) 202-0217 or contact us online.