If you have been arrested and charged with DUI, you are one of hundreds of thousands of people arrested every year in our state for this offense. You may believe there is little you can do to fight the charge. The first step to take is to contact a talented DUI defense lawyer with an extensive record of success in defending both misdemeanor and felony DUI charges.
Our results-driven representation at Scarfe Law Firm is focused on protecting your rights after you have been pulled over. Call (916) 252-1609. We serve Sacramento, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Roseville, and residents of Placer County.
Pulled Over for Drunk Driving in Sacramento? Get a Lawyer You Can Trust.
You may have been pulled over by the police for a traffic offense such as speeding, or you may have been caught in a DUI checkpoint and subjected to roadside testing. The details in your case could not be more important, as the police may have violated your rights. Before you make any statement, contact Scarfe Law Firm.
Under California Law, it is illegal for a person who is under the influence of alcohol to operate a vehicle. If you are tested for DUI and register at .08 or higher BAC (blood alcohol concentration), you have violated the law. Commercial drivers, including for-hire passenger transport, are held to an even higher standard and can be charged with DUI if found with a BAC over .04. The penalties imposed in a first time DUI conviction can include:
- License suspension
- Jail time
- Mandated alcohol treatment
- Court fees
If you have a prior DUI conviction on your criminal record, the penalties imposed are enhanced. You could be facing mandatory jail time for up to one year, license suspension, up to $2,000 in fines and costs, a year or longer mandated attendance to DUI school, along with being required, at your own expense, to have an IID (ignition interlock device) installed in any vehicle you drive.