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Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious offense with severe penalties, including fines, driver’s license suspension, imprisonment, and other penalties. If you are facing DUI charges, it is important to hire an experienced Los Angeles DUI Lawyer who will fight for your freedom.
Drunk driving is a serious crime in California. Under the California Vehicle Code, a person is considered to be driving while under the influence of alcohol if his or her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) exceeds a .08 level. The BAC may be measured at the scene with a breathalyzer, or taken from a blood sample later in a laboratory.
Driving with a BAC of .01 or .02 is an infraction, punishable by a fine of $100 for the first offense, $200 for the second offense, and $300 for any offense thereafter. For BACs of .05 and higher, drivers face misdemeanor charges. A first offense is punishable by six months in county jail, a fine of $200 to $1,000, or both. A second offense is punishable by a jail term of at least 48 hours, a fine of $350 to $1,000, or both. A third or subsequent offense is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in county jail for up to one year, a fine of $390 to $1,000, or both.
Drivers in California also face penalties for refusing to take a breathalyzer or blood test. The penalties are the same as those for driving with a BAC of .08 or higher.
California law also imposes penalties on those who refuse to submit to a chemical test when they have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
A Top Los Angeles DUI Lawyer can help you fight your charges. There are many defenses to a DUI charge, including self-defense, identification, and mistaken identity. The law firm of Law Offices of Payam Y. Poursalimi has been in practice for over 20 years and has helped thousands of clients fight their charges. Contact us now for a free consultation on your case or call us at (323) 782-9927.