Being arrested for DUI can be shameful, overwhelming and anxiety-ridden, and can have a huge impact on person's life. Whether this is your first, second or third DUI charge, it is important to hire a skilled DUI lawyer who will fight to minimize your penalties.
The Los Angeles DUI attorneys at the Sigal Law Group have a great deal of experience defending the rights of individuals that are arrested for drunk driving. If you or someone you love has been arrested for DUI in the Los Angeles area, our attorneys can help you. To schedule a consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney, contact our office today.
Arrested for DUI: What Happens Now?
Following a DUI arrest, an individual will be taken to jail if he or she submitted to a breathalyzer. If a person is arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and refuses to take a breath test, he or she will be taken either to the police station or jail to submit to a blood and/or urine test. If the field sobriety test was not passed or police have enough suspicion that driving under the influence has occurred, the individual will be placed under arrest and may not be released for hours (or days if the arrest occurs on a Saturday night or over holidays).felony DUI, or if you caused an accident and injuries while under the influence.
What are the Possible Penalties for DUI in California?
The possible penalties for a DUI conviction in California will vary. There are several factors to be considered such as the individual's age and blood alcohol level; whether he/she has a prior DUI conviction or a criminal history; and whether someone was injured as a result of the drunk driving.
DUI Arrest Records
DUI arrest records are public, and they will remain on your public record for 10 years in the state of California. As a result, having a DUI conviction can affect a person's future career opportunities.
If you or someone you love is arrested for DUI, you should consult an attorney right away. To schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney in Los Angeles, contact the Sigal Law Group today.