Posted on: July 20, 2015 by in DUI
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Orange County DUI attorneyCalifornia Vehicle Codes 23152(a) and 23152(b)

From jail time to fines, probation, and driver’s license suspensions, the penalties for a DUI conviction in California are quite serious penalties. A DUI arrest in California actually triggers two separate procedures: a criminal prosecution for the DUI charge itself, and an “administrative” procedure by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to suspend your driver’s license. DUI classes are usually ordered by the criminal court after a conviction, and the same classes are also typically required by the DMV to keep or to regain your license. Yes, it’s confusing. If you are arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Orange County or elsewhere in southern California, arrange to contact an experienced Orange County DUI attorney as quickly as possible.

Orange County drivers convicted of driving under the influence are typically required by the court to enroll in alcohol or “DUI education” classes. For a first conviction, it’s usually 36 hours of classes stretched over twelve weeks. Some offenders will qualify for a restricted drivers’ license for getting to and from DUI school. A conviction for a second offense usually means 18 months of classes, and no restricted license is offered. A third or subsequent DUI conviction within a ten-year period can mean classes for two-and-a-half years. Every time an offender is sent to DUI school, that offender must pay his or her own “tuition,” which is not inexpensive.

DUI classes are something to be avoided. They’re time-consuming, costly, and exceedingly inconvenient. If you are accused of DUI in Orange County under California Vehicle Codes 23152(a) and 23152(b), a good DUI lawyer can help you fight the charge, challenge the prosecutor’s case and witnesses, contest any DUI test results, and fight tirelessly to bring your case to its best possible conclusion. If you are charged with driving under the influence in Orange County, speak immediately with an experienced Orange County DUI attorney.

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