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Alameda County DUI Attorney. Residents of Alameda County and throughout Alameda County can call an Alameda County DUI attorney at (888) 754-9860 if charged with DUI. Alameda County DUI attorneys have extensive experience representing primarily DUI defendants over years of practice.

Most DUI charges are based on a police officer’s observations and conclusions about your driving conduct, demeanor, speech patterns, performance on coordination tests, and results of breath or blood testing. An Alameda County DUI attorney is skilled in challenging these assumptions and raising issues about bias, human error, and flaws inherent in chemical testing. Talk to an Alameda County DUI attorney and get an honest assessment about your case.

1st DUI & DWI

No one ever expects to get stopped for driving nder the infulence and although scary, 1st-time DUI are often misdemeanor.

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2nd DUI & DWI

No one wants a 2nd DUI but getting one will bring forth much harsher penalties than your first. Luckily, you are not alone…

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3rd DUI & DWI

A 3rd DUI means jail time, heavy fines and years of liscense suspensio. This isn’t something you want to face alone!

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Hit and Run DUI & DWI

Dui’s coupled with Hit & Run charges are aggravated circumstances which will enhance your sentence. We can help lessen it!

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DUI & DWI Accidents

No one ever expects to get stopped for driving under the infulence and although scary, 1st-time DUIs are often only a misdemeanor.

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Commercial DUI & DWI

No one ever expects to get stopped for driving under the infulence and although scary. 1sttime DUIs are often only a misdemeanor.

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Summary of DUI Proceedings

Promptly retain an Alameda County DUI attorney to ensure professional representation at all stage and to preserve certain evidence and possible defenses.

  • DMV hearing. Have your Alameda County DUI attorney request your license revocation hearing within 10-days of your arrest or it is waived. Alameda County DUI attorneys routinely handle these hearings and have been successful in avoiding license revocation for many clients.

  • Arraignment. A brief court appearance where you and your Alameda County DUI attorney enter a not guilty plea and your attorney continues investigating your case

  • Pretrial. During this stage your Alameda County DUI lawyer can move the court to exclude evidence and make other motions. At a conference, Alameda County DUI lawyers regularly negotiate plea agreements

  • Trial. If no plea agreement, your Alameda County DUI lawyer will defend you at trial

Defenses in a DUI

Alameda County DUI lawyer have extensive knowledge of DUI laws, current trends, police practices, and factors influencing chemical testing to raise successful defenses in many cases. In a typical case, your Alameda County DUI lawyer will examine these issues:

  • Possible police misconduct or errors in your stop, questioning and arrest

  • Errors and flaws in the administration and operation of breath or blood testing

  • Whether you have medical or physical issues that could influenced the results of BAC testing

  • Inconsistencies, errors and bias in an officer’s testimony and reports

Penalties for a DUI Conviction

DUI sentences vary based on prior DUI convictions or if aggravating circumstances were present. Otherwise, these penalties are usually imposed:

First DUI or DWI

The usual penalties for a first DUI or DWI are:

  1. Jail.48 hours in jail and up to 6-months; 3-years of probation

  2. Suspension of license. Loss of driving privileges for 4 to 10-months though you may be eligible for a restricted license; if BAC testing was refused, the suspension is one year

  3. Fines: $390 with costs over $1,800

  4.  DUI classes: 3-months

  5. Insurance and installation: Secure SR-22 insurance and possibly install an interlock ignition system

Second DUI or DWI

Penalties for a second DUI or DWI within 10 years of the first include:

  1. Jail. 96 hours and up to one year in county jail and 3-5 years probation

  2. Suspension of license. 2 year suspension with eligibility for restricted license unless testing was refused.

  3. Fines: $390 to $1000 but over $10,000 in costs

  4. DUI Classes. 18 to 30-months

  5. Installation and insurance. SR-22 insurance and Interlock ignition system

Third DUI or DWI

Conviction of a third DUI or DWI in 10 years may include:

  1. Jail. 120 days to one year in county jail and 3-5 years probation

  2. Suspension of license. 3 years with restricted license after 12-months

  3. Fines: $390 to $1000 and other costs up to $15,000

  4. DUI classes. 30-months

  5. Installation and insurance. SR-22 insurance and interlock system

Fourth DUI or DWI

A fourth DWI or DWI could be negotiated to a misdemeanor.

If a felony, you face:

  1. Jail. 16 months, 2 or 3 years in jail and formal probation for up to 5 years

  2. Suspension of license: 4 years

  3. Fines: Up to $5000 with associated costs of up to $18,000

  4. Habitual traffic offender status. 3 years

  5. Mandatory DUI classes. 30-months

  6. Installation and insurance. SR-22 insurance and interlock system

Commercial DUI or DWI

Commercial drivers can be convicted of a commercial DUI or DWI if their BAC is 0.04%.

Penalties include:

  1. Jail. Same as for a motorist with a Class C license for first or multiple DUI or DWI offenses

  1. Driver’s license suspension.

  • Loss of commercial driver’s license for one year, regardless of the vehicle you were driving

  • Life-time suspension for a second conviction

  • Your Class C license is also affected

  1. Fines. From $390 to $1000

  2. DUI Classes. Same as for other offenders

  3. Insurance and installation. Securing of SR-22 insurance and possible installation of an interlock system

Call an Alameda County DUI Lawyer

If you were arrested for a DUI, call an Alameda County DUI lawyer today at (888) 754-9860. The Alameda DUI Attorney Group proudly serving these cities in Alameda: Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Newark, Oakland, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, Union City, Coachella, Contra Costa, Criminal, Encino, Los Angeles, Ontario, Orange County, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, Temecula, Victorville