A TAXI COSTS SO MUCH LESS

Posted on: May 1, 2015 by in DUI
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California Vehicle Codes 23152(a) and 23152(b)

Orange County DUI lawyerIf you are convicted of DUI in California, you’ll pay fines, fees, penalties, and assessments. You’ll pay tuition for DUI school and your insurance rates will go up. You may have to pay to have an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle. Your driver’s license will be suspended and you’ll have to pay a fee when the suspension period is over. In other words, if you are convicted of DUI in California, you’ll be in a financial position that very few Californians can actually afford. If you’re charged with DUI in Orange County, contact an experienced Orange County DUI lawyer immediately. Yes, you’ll pay an attorney’s fee, but a seasoned DUI attorney may be able to save you from some of the costlier expenses that come with a DUI conviction.

For a first DUI conviction in California, the minimum fine is $390, and $1,000 is the maximum. You’ll also pay “penalties” and “assessments,” which may cost more than the fine itself. A first conviction usually means three months of DUI school. Tuitions vary but you’re probably looking at around $600. A DUI conviction also means a suspension of your license, and when the suspension is over, you’ll pay a fee of $125 to have your license reinstated. If you are ordered to have an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle, you’ll pay a small monthly charge and an installation cost of around $100.

Your insurance premiums will go up, and of course, if driving is part of your work, a DUI conviction could put your job at risk. There’s simply no reason to drive under the influence – a taxi costs much less than a conviction or an accident. Nevertheless, if you’re charged with DUI in southern California, you may be able to reduce some of the expenses with the help and services of an experienced Orange County DUI lawyer. If you’re charged with DUI now or in the future under California Vehicle Codes 23152(a) and 23152(b), make the call promptly.

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