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Downey Dui Lawyers

If you like southern California living, then you like Downey, just a little south of LA. The city takes pride in being the birthplace of the Apollo space program, and it also takes pride in its well-traveled and well-protected road and highway systems. It doesn’t care for careless drivers, and it definitely doesn’t care for careless and drunk drivers. That word is out; no DUI driving in Downey.

California and all states have DUI (driving under the influence) laws. They all mean the same thing. If you are caught driving drunk, the charges may be severe, including fines, jail time, and goodbye to your perfect driving record.

If you are stopped by a police officer in Downey, he or she may be looking for signs of erratic driving. You will probably be asked to take both a sobriety and a Breathalyzer test. The sobriety test may involve trying to follow the beam of an officer’s flashlight or trying to walk a straight line, which both sound easy as long as you’re not drunk. You can refuse the sobriety test, although to do so will go against you if you are later charged, but you can’t refuse the Breathalyzer test. If you do, you’ll lose your license. If the Breathalyzer test shows that you have a blood alcohol level (BAC) of .08% or higher, then the law says you are drunk and shouldn’t be driving. In that case, you may be charged with a DUI.

A DUI charge in Downey can bring severe penalties. They may include:

* first offense: up to 6 months in jail, up to 6 months suspended license;
up to $2,600 in fines
* second offense: 10 days-1 year jail time; 2 years suspended license;
up to $2,800 in fines
* third offense: 100 days-1 year jail time; 3 years suspended license;
up to $18,000 in fines

A DUI charge is a serious criminal offense. If you have been stopped and are facing DUI charges and convictions, don’t face them alone. Contact H&M criminal defense attorneys. DUI offenses need experienced, dedicated lawyers who know how to defend your rights and are dedicated to making sure you are treated fairly in the administration of any DUI charges.

A DUI charge needs the best defense. You will have it by contacting the H&M firm. We know how to clear your record and get your life back to normal. Call us now.

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