A charge of DUI in California is a serious offense that can have long term consequences. A DUI has a maximum jail term of one year. Along with possible jail time, you can be required to pay fines, attend DUI classes and install an ignition interlock device on your car. Not only must you deal with the court process but you must also face consequences with the Department of Motor Vehicles, such as a license a suspension and points to your driving record.
For most people, not knowing or understanding the Court and DMV process can be terrifying. The Law Office of Monica L. Bermudez is here to help guide you and defend your rights through this process. Ms. Bermudez has handled hundreds of DUI cases and DMV hearings. She knows what it takes to get the best outcome for her clients. She is familiar with the alternative sentencing options available. She is familiar with the DMV administrative process. You need an experienced attorney, like Ms. Bermudez, by your side. Ms. Bermudez takes her time to familiarize herself with your case and with you. When you are faced with an allegation of driving under the influence, call the Law Office of Monica L. Bermudez.
DMV hearing information.
Remember you have 10 days from the date of your arrest to contact the DMV to dispute a suspension of your license. If you do not contact the DMV within 10 days, your license will be automatically suspended 30 days following your arrest.
If you are convicted of a DUI, you are required to participate in a DUI course. The length of the course depends on the offender’s alcohol level or the number of past DUI convictions. In some cases, you must begin participation in DUI classes to reinstate your driver’s license privilege. To assist you with this process, contact a skilled and knowledgable attorney like Ms. Bermudez.
The Wet Reckless Program:
Persons convicted of a reckless driving offence with a measurable amount of alcohol in their blood, complete a 12-hour DUI alcohol and drug education program.
First Offender Program:
Persons convicted of a first DUI offense will complete one of the following programs, usually determined by their BAC: three-month six-month or nine-month program. Each program requires 12 hours of alcohol and drug education, a minimum of 10 to 44 hours of group counseling, and individual counseling interviews. Additional hours may also be required by the County.
Second and subsequent DUI offenders complete 18-month multiple offender programs with 12 hours of alcohol and drug education, 52 hours of group counseling, biweekly individual interviews, and 6 hours of community reentry monitoring. Additional hours may also be required by the County.