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What to Do When You Get a DUI in California


You have far too much to lose if convicted of Driving Under the Influence. Your life as-you-know-it will change drastically: license suspended, car impounded, heavy fines, and possible jail time not to mention the potential work consequences you might face if you work in certain professions.

Arrested For A DUI?  We Will Go To Court For You

That’s why if you are arrested for a DUI you should contact the experienced California DUI attorneys at Fight My Ticket today for a free consultation. Fill out the form or call us at 1-800-655-7505.

DUI is a criminal offense and should be taken very seriously. Having a DUI on your record can impact you in many negative ways and make your life quite difficult. Speak to one of our attorneys to discuss how we can get your charges reduced or dismissed.

DUI Penalties In California

Charges for a DUI vary depend on your age, license type, and previous convictions. But even a first time charge carries pretty serious penalties. If convicted, penalties you face could include:

  • A 6 month license suspension
  • Heavy monetary fines
  • Up to 6 months of jail time
  • Community labor
  • DUI School
  • Court-Ordered AA meetings or counseling
  • Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device (IID)
  • Motor vehicle impoundment
  • SR-22 Filing with DMV/Insurance
  • Possible deportation (if a non-US citizen)

If you have prior DUI’s, the penalties can be much higher, such as 1 year in county jail. And if your DUI ends up injuring someone else, you can be charged with felony DUI which can land you in prison for up to 3 years.

As you can see, the penalties for a DUI are very serious. If you’re facing a DUI conviction, let our California DUI attorneys help. Call us today for a free consultation.

Because every DUI case is different, it is vital that you have Fight My Ticket’s experienced and qualified DUI attorneys represent you. Our 20+ years of experience with DUI cases ensures we will weigh the best defense for your situation. We know how to argue, negotiate and win at trial, if necessary.

DUI charges require a special assessment of the particular facts involved in your case, which may include:

  • Probable Cause for the stop
  • Proper administration of roadside field sobriety tests
  • Proper maintenance of ECIR test machines
  • Flawed test results
  • Equipment invalidation, irregularities, or failures
  • Compromise or violations of drivers’ rights
  • Medical and physical impairment

DUI Defenses In California

It is within your rights to fight your DUI charges in order to avoid having your license taken away as well as doing jail time. Our California DUI attorneys will work on your behalf to give you the best possible defense.

Some common defenses are:

  • Lack of evidence
  • Miranda rights violations 
  • Illegal arrest
  • Lack of probable cause for the stop
  • Mistakes in the blood and/or breath test

After discussing the details of your case our DUI attorneys can help you figure out which defense may be best for you. 

Contact A California DUI Lawyer And Avoid A Conviction

To lose your privilege to operate a motor vehicle affects your life overall, and especially your ability to go to work and earn a living. Not to mention having high fines and increased insurance premiums.

Our attorneys conduct hearings with the DMV on a weekly basis. We know the technicalities associated with field sobriety tests, chemical tests, oversights, and the common flaws made by law enforcement during an arrest.

Contact the skilled and experienced California DUI attorneys at Fight My Ticket today to discuss the best strategy for your particular DUI case. Fill out the form or call us at 1-800-655-7505.

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