DUI laws can be complicated and uncompromising. The experienced Los Angeles DUI attorneys at the Sigal Law Group understand and are up-to-date with California DUI laws and their potential consequences.
The penalties for DUI are severe and can include expensive fines, jail time, mandatory meetings and revocation or suspension of the individual's driver's license. Penalties vary from case to case and depend upon factors such as:
As of July 1, 2010, individuals who are convicted of DUI in Los Angeles will be required to install and maintain (at their own expense) an interlock ignition device (IID) on their vehicle(s) for between 5 months and one year.
An IID is a device that is wired to a vehicle's ignition. In order to start the vehicle, the device requires a breath sample. If alcohol is detected on the breath, the car will not start. The driver will be required to provide breath samples periodically while driving to ensure there is no alcohol in his or her blood.
If you are charged with DUI in the state of California and refused to complete a blood or breath test, you will face the following consequences from the DMV:
If you completed the chemical test, you will face the following from the DMV:
The DMV will automatically suspend or revoke your driver's license following a DUI arrest. You will face additional penalties following a conviction in criminal court, including jail time and expensive fines.
The attorneys at the Sigal Law Group are highly familiar with DUI laws in California. They have a proven track record in helping individuals arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol in a number of scenarios. To schedule a consultation with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney, contact our firm today.