Providing seasoned DUI defense in & around San Diego CA
At the Law Offices of Scott M. Schlegel, APLC, we defend individuals against drunk and drugged driving charges – from first-time offenses for adults and underage cases to those facing repeat offenses. With more than 15 years of DUI defense experience, founding attorney Scott Schlegel has the legal abilities and dedication to provide convincing and viable strategies that will help you fight such charges.
Being arrested and charged for driving under the influence of alcohol and / or drugs is a serious offense in California that carries harsh penalties. You may be charged with a DUI for alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both. (Click here for more information on DUI sentencing and enhancement requirements in California DUI law)
The penalties for drunk driving include potential jail time, heavy financial consequences, the loss of your driver’s license, mandatory alcohol or drug education or treatment programs, MADD classes, probation, or community service hours. Your auto insurance rates will also increase, adding further financial repercussions and you will face the future with a permanent criminal record. That is why we recommend that you seek professional legal assistance for any DUI.
In California, your driver’s license will be automatically suspended by the DMV following a DUI arrest and charge. You have 10 days from the date of your arrest to contest this suspension of your driver’s license. You must request a DMV hearing for this purpose within the 10-day period or forfeit your right to a hearing. Our firm can provide the legal assistance you need in this matter; an attorney at the firm can represent you at the hearing to maximize your chances for retaining your license. Learn more about CA DMV proceedings on this page.
DUI Defenses Sometimes Used in Court
Legal defenses may be based on how and why you were stopped by law enforcement in the first place, how chemical testing was performed, whether breathalyzer equipment was maintained or calibrated properly, whether medical or other conditions are involved which could impact your case, whether proper and standard procedures were followed, and many other issues. At our firm, no stone will be left unturned in the pursuit of evidence which can be used in your defense.
Contact our offices and speak to a real lawyer for a free initial consultation to get started defending your DUI charges today.