San Bernardino DUI Lawyer
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There are many different situations in which you may be charged with driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated. Your age, blood alcohol level, the type of vehicle you’re driving, or the presence of passengers all affect whether or not you will be charged. A DUI charge is a serious matter and a San Bernardino criminal defense lawyer who has a comprehensive knowledge of the California vehicle codes can help. With over 40 years of experience, the Law Offices of John D. Lueck is here to provide you with the aggressive representation you need.
What Constitutes a DUI/DWI Offense in California?
According to the California Vehicle Code 23152, punishable offenses related to alcohol or drug intoxication varies depending on the situation. Being arrested for, or charged with DUI can result in severe punishment and a conviction can lead to fines, loss of driving privileges, and even jail time.
Vehicle Code 23152 identifies situations in which you may be charged with DUI/DWI, including:
- Driving with a 0.08 percent or more blood alcohol level (BAC)
- Driving under the influence of any drug, including over the counter or prescription medications
- Driving under the combined influence of any alcohol and drug
- 0.04 percent or more blood alcohol level when driving a commercial vehicle
- As of July 1, 2018, it will be unlawful for a person to have a 0.04 percent or more blood alcohol level to drive a passenger for hire
While the situations in which one may be charged with DUI seem relatively straightforward, there are many nuances and exceptions to these rules and there are further rules that dictate the legal processes you must go through after you’ve been charged. For example, you only have 10 days from the date of your arrest to request a hearing from the Department of Motor Vehicles, a crucial step if you want to protect your rights and driving privileges.
Hiring an Experienced DUI Lawyer
San Bernardino DUI defense lawyer John D. Lueck has a complete understanding of California vehicle codes and extensive experience handling DUI/DWI cases. The Law Offices of John D. Lueck has handled over 4,000 criminal defense cases and 7,000 cases total. When you hire us, we will thoroughly evaluate your case and are with you every step of the way. With a focus on communication and individualized service, we can provide you with the personalized defense you need to successfully resolve your case.