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DUI Attorneys Dedicated to Defending Clients for 40+ Years
DUI charges are not only very serious, but they can also be extremely stressful, upsetting, and even humiliating. If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you are probably wondering what will happen to your car, your license, your driving privileges, and your record. You have only 10 days from the date of your arrest to contact the DMV and schedule a hearing or your license will be automatically suspended. You need to act quickly.
It’s important to select the right attorney to help schedule your hearing and represent you in court. Does your potential attorney have experience challenging chemical tests, how the test was administered, or even if the initial stop was lawful? At Gold & Witham, our Los Angeles DUI lawyers understand what it takes to win these cases, and fight for your rights in a courtroom. Don’t settle for just anyone; choose the law firm that will work with you to develop a plan of action that best suits your needs.
As soon as you have been arrested for drunk driving, it is in your best interests to contact an experienced and dedicated DUI attorney. Call us at (800) 716-6791 today!
With more than 40 years of combined experience and hundreds of cases tried, our attorneys, Jeffrey Gold and Nigel Witham, know what it takes to lessen, or even dismiss the charges against you entirely. They work closely with experts well versed in how these tests are conducted and use this knowledge to put you in the best situation to succeed.
After an arrest, you have exactly 10 days to schedule a DMV Hearing. It’s at this hearing that the status of your driver’s license will be determined. Failure to schedule your DMV Hearing within this 10-day window will result in automatic driver’s license suspension within 30 days of your arrest. When you’re up against the possibility of a suspended or revoked license, you need proven legal help on your side – you need Gold & Witham Attorneys at Law. Our exclusive focus on DUI law ensures you get the strategic defense you need in order to yield the unparalleled results you deserve. Call us today for a free case evaluation.
Is Drunk Driving A Misdemeanor?
Drunk driving, also known as driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), is typically classified as a criminal offense in most jurisdictions. However, whether it is classified as a misdemeanor or a felony can depend on several factors, including the specific laws in your jurisdiction and the circumstances of the case. Here's a general overview:
- In many cases, a first-time DUI/DWI offense without aggravating factors is classified as a misdemeanor. This means that if you are arrested and charged with DUI/DWI for the first time and there are no additional factors like accidents with injuries, very high blood alcohol concentration, or prior DUI convictions, you may be charged with a misdemeanor.
- DUI/DWI can be charged as a felony in certain situations, which vary by jurisdiction but may include, multiple DUI/DWI convictions (e.g., a third or subsequent offense), DUI/DWI resulting in serious injury or death, DUI/DWI with a minor in the vehicle or driving on a suspended or revoked license due to a prior DUI/DWI conviction.
The specific laws and penalties for DUI/DWI offenses vary significantly from state to state and country to country. Penalties for a misdemeanor DUI/DWI typically include fines, license suspension, mandatory alcohol education or treatment programs, probation, and the possibility of jail time, though actual penalties can vary widely.
It's important to consult with a qualified criminal defense attorney who is familiar with the laws in your jurisdiction if you are facing DUI/DWI charges. They can provide guidance on the specific charges you're facing and help you navigate the legal process.
Contact our Los Angeles drunk driving lawyers to get started with your free consultation today!
Meet Gold & Witham
With over 40 years of combined experience, the partners from Gold & Witham, Jeffrey Gold and Nigel Witham, have proven that they have what it takes to help clients who have been criminally charged with drunk driving. Their philosophy is simple: legal assistance is most helpful when it is customized and tailored to every individual client.
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