Driving a motor vehicle in the state of California while under the influence of any mind-altering substances, including alcohol, illegal narcotics, or prescription and over-the-counter drugs, can result in serious consequences. A conviction on a DUI charge can result in points on your driver’s license (which can lead to a suspension), a limit on your driving privileges, increased insurance costs, mandatory enrollment in rehabilitation programs, extensive fines, and even jail time. If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI, it is important to remember that you have legal rights if pulled over on suspicion of driving while under the influence. In our case review, we will explore every possible option for your defense, including any actions by law enforcement agents that may invalidate the evidence against you.
It is possible to serve jail time if found guilty of reckless driving. The California motor vehicle code states that any person who drives a motor vehicle on a highway in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of other people is guilty of reckless driving. Additionally, the law states that any individual who drives recklessly in an off-street parking facility may be found guilty of the crime of reckless driving as well if he or she showed a blatant disregard for the safety of persons or property. A criminal defense attorney from our office can help if you have been charged with reckless driving.
In the state of California, it is unlawful to leave the scene of a motor vehicle accident without first properly assessing the severity of the impact and taking appropriate measures, such as exchanging pertinent information with the other parties involved, contacting law enforcement agents, or leaving a note in the event of a single-vehicle accident. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident and leave the scene, you could face severe penalties. In non-injury hit and run accidents, the defendant can serve up to a year in jail and be required to pay a $10,000 fine if convicted. In a hit and run accident that results in serious and permanent injury or death, the suspect can serve two, three, or four years in state prison, depending on the circumstances of the accident. The FIRM LA, a criminal defense/drunk driving attorney from our office can help you.
If you are charged with operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, you could face severe penalties. Depending on the circumstances and your criminal background, you could face an extension to your license suspension, a revocation of your driver’s license, fines, and jail time.
If you have been charged with a traffic crime, it is very important that you contact a qualified DUI and drunk driving
lawyer or criminal defense attorney from, The FIRM LA.