2800 Oakland DUI Attorney – Aggressive DUI Lawyers


A DUI conviction creates numerous obstacles in many aspects of your life, which is why you need to promptly retain an Oakland DUI attorney at (888) 754-9860 if charged with DUI.
Commercial and ride-share drivers can lose their employment if convicted and it presents problems for finding a job or furthering your career. More immediately, a conviction generally results in jail time, revocation of your license, participation in DUI classes, a substantial rise in insurance premiums and other costs in the thousands of dollars.
Oakland DUI attorneys possess the knowledge, skills and resources to defend these cases.Oakland DUI attorneys practice mainly DUI law and have successfully challenged police testimony and the results of blood alcohol concentration testing in numerous cases.
Call an Oakland DUI attorney to get a full assessment of your case.

Summary of DUI Proceedings

Oakland DUI attorneys will represent you at all stages of your DUI case.

  • DMV hearing. You are entitled to a license revocation hearings so long as requested within 10-days of your arrest. Oakland DUI attorneys have successfully challenged license revocations at many hearings.

  • Arraignment. You and your Oakland DUI attorney make a brief court appearance to enter a not guilty plea.

  • Discovery and investigation. Your Oakland DUI attorney uses evidence from the prosecutor and his or her own investigation to develop various defenses that may result in a motion to dismiss or to exclude evidence. In most cases, Oakland DUI lawyers negotiate plea agreements.

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

DUI Defenses

  • Oakland DUI lawyers will typically review the following issues that commonly arise in DUI cases and use them at trial, if applicable, in your defense:

  • Possible police misconduct during arrest and questioning

  • Whether your medical or physical condition may have influenced your arrest and BAC results

  • Validity and integrity of the breath or blood tests

  • Bias, inconsistencies or errors in police testimony, records and reports

  • No driving, drinking after driving and other defenses raised by your Oakland DUI lawyer

DUI Penalties

DUI sentences vary from county to county, especially if aggravating circumstances were present. There are separate penalties for a first, second, third and felony convictions. These penalties are typically 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-1 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 Classe 18 to 30-months
  5. Installation and insurance. SR-1 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-1 insurance and interlock system

Fourth DUI or DWI

A fourth DWI or DWI could be negotiated to a misdemeanor.by your Gardena DUI lawyer. 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-1 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% so that their need for a Gardena DUI lawyer is imperative.

Penalties include:

  1. Jail. Same as for a motorist with a Class C license for first or multiple DUI or DWI offenses
  2. 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. Possible securing of SR-1 insurance and installation of an interlock system

Call a Oakland DUI Lawyer

If you were arrested for a DUI, call a Oakland DUI lawyer today at (888) 754-9860.

Oakland CA 94577
(888) 754-9860