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Barstow DUI Attorney

A DUI conviction carries enormous costs and not just in money. You will spend time in jail, lose your driver’s license for months or years in some cases, attend DUI school and have to deal with having a criminal record. You do have a choice, however. Challenge your conviction by calling a Barstow DUI attorney at (888) 754-9860.

A Barstow DUI attorney has the experience and knowledge of the DUI laws and available defenses to defend you and give you the best opportunity for a favorable resolution.

Costs of a DUI

A DUI can cost you much more than most misdemeanor offenses because of the multiple ways you will have to pay in fines and costs and other consequences:

  • Fines and costs. Though a first offense is modest and may be no more than $390, you will have to pay for DUI school, license reinstatement fees, to get your car out of impoundment in some cases and an ignition interlock system if ordered.

  • Insurance. You will have to obtain SR-1 insurance, a very expensive policy. Your premiums will cost you thousands of dollars more than what you currently pay.

  • Jail. First-offenders spend 2 days in jail. If a multiple offender or aggravating circumstances exist, you will spend up to one year and more if the charge is a felony.

Now is the time to call a Barstow DUI attorney since so much is at risk.

Stages of a DUI

  • The DMV hearing. You have only 10 days to request a hearing or your license will be immediately suspended. Your Barstow DUI attorney can challenge probable cause in stopping, detaining and arresting you and whether your BAC results were 0.08%.

  • Arraignment. Your Barstow DUI attorney will plead you not guilty and continue investigating your case.

  • Trial preparation. Your Barstow DUI attorney can bring motions to contest probable cause, suppress evidence and others. A conference is also held with the prosecutor where your Barstow DUI attorney will try to negotiate a plea arrangement.

  • Trial. If no plea agreement is reached, your Barstow DUI attorney is fully prepared to take your case to trial.

Let a Barstow DUI lawyer analyze the issues in your case and come up with any of dozens of possible defenses. Rights violations, errors in administering your chemical test and inconsistencies in testimony are just some of the factors a Barstow DUI lawyer will examine.

Penalties for a DUI

DUI sentences vary based on prior DUI convictions or if aggravating circumstances were present that your Barstow DUI lawyer will advise you on. Otherwise, these penalties typically are imposed:

First DUI or DWI

The usual penalties for a first DUI or DWI are:

  1. Jail. 48 hours in jail and up to 6-months; 3-years of probation

  2. Suspension of license. Loss of driving privileges for 4 to 10-months though you may be eligible for a restricted license; if BAC testing was refused, the suspension is one year

  3. Fines: $390 with costs over $1,800

  4. DUI classes: 3-months

  5. Insurance and installation: Secure SR-1 insurance and possibly install an interlock ignition system

Second DUI or DWI

Penalties for a second DUI or DWI within 10 years of the first include:

  1. Jail. 96 hours and up to one year in county jail and 3-5 years probation

  2. Suspension of license. 2 year suspension with eligibility for restricted license unless testing was refused.

  3. Fines: $390 to $1000 but over $10,000 in costs

  4. DUI Classes. 18 to 30-months

  5. Installation and insurance. SR-1 insurance and Interlock ignition system

Third DUI or DWI

Conviction of a third DUI or DWI in 10 years may include:

  1. Jail. 120 days to one year in county jail and 3-5 years probation

  2. Suspension of license. 3 years with restricted license after 12-months

  3. Fines: $390 to $1000 and other costs up to $15,000

  4. DUI classes. 30-months

  5. Installation and insurance. SR-1 insurance and interlock system

Fourth DUI or DWI

A fourth DWI or DWI could be negotiated to a misdemeanor. If a felony, you face:

  1. Jail. 16 months, 2 or 3 years in jail and formal probation for up to 5 years

  2. Suspension of license: 4 years

  3. Fines: Up to $5000 with associated costs of up to $18,000

  4. Habitual traffic offender status. 3 years

  5. Mandatory DUI classes. 30-months

  6. Installation and insurance. SR-1 insurance and interlock system

Whether a felony or not, you need a Barstow DUI lawyer to mount a vigorous defense.

Commercial DUI or DWI

Commercial drivers can be convicted of a commercial DUI or DWI if their BAC is 0.04%. This makes retaining a Barstow DUI lawyer all the more urgent.

Penalties include:

  1. Jail. Same as for a motorist with a Class C license for first or multiple DUI or DWI offenses

  2. Driver’s license suspension.

  • Loss of commercial driver’s license for one year, regardless of the vehicle you were driving

  • Life-time suspension for a second conviction

  • Your Class C license is also affected

  1. Fines. From $390 to $1000

  2. DUI Classes. Same as for other offenders

  3. Insurance and installation. Possible securing of SR-1 insurance and installation of an interlock system

Call a Barstow DUI Lawyer

If you were arrested for a DUI, call a Barstow DUI lawyer today at (888) 754-9860.

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