California DUI FAQ

California DUI FAQ

The legal BAC limit for drivers aged 21 and over in California is 0.08%.

For drivers under 21, any measurable amount of alcohol in their system can result in a DUI charge due to California’s zero-tolerance policy.

Yes, you have the right to refuse a breathalyzer or chemical test. However, it’s important to note that refusing the test can result in immediate license suspension and other penalties.

Refusing a breathalyzer or chemical test can lead to a mandatory license suspension by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and may be used against you in court as evidence of impairment.

The length of license suspension varies depending on the circumstances of the DUI offense. For a first-time DUI conviction, the license suspension can range from four months to one year.

Yes, you can request a DMV hearing within ten days of your arrest to challenge the suspension of your driver’s license.

David Canty can provide legal guidance, analyze the evidence against you, build a strong defense strategy, negotiate with prosecutors, and represent you in court to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Penalties for a first-time DUI offense in California may include fines, probation, license suspension, DUI education programs, and the possibility of jail time.

Yes, a DUI conviction in California can result in jail time, especially if it’s a repeat offense or involves aggravating factors such as high BAC levels or causing injury or death.

A DUI conviction will generally stay on your record permanently in California.

Yes, under certain circumstances, you may be eligible to have your DUI conviction expunged from your criminal record in California. It’s best to consult with an attorney to determine if you qualify.

A DUI conviction will generally stay on your driving record for ten years in California.

Yes, a DUI conviction can significantly increase your car insurance rates or even result in the cancellation of your policy. Insurance companies consider DUI convictions as high-risk behavior.

No, it is illegal to drive with a suspended license. You must wait until your license is reinstated before resuming driving.

Yes, a DUI conviction can have negative implications for professional licenses, job prospects, and employment in certain industries that require a clean driving record or have strict moral character requirements.

Protecting Your Rights and Your Future

If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence (DUI), it’s crucial to have a skilled and experienced attorney on your side. David Canty is a dedicated DUI defense attorney, and he understands the gravity of these charges and is committed to providing aggressive representation to protect your rights and your future.

Why Choose David Canty?

Expertise: David Canty specializes in DUI defense and has in-depth knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding DUI cases. He stays up-to-date with the latest developments in DUI defense strategies to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients.

Experience: With over 20 years of experience handling DUI cases, he has a proven track record of success. He has successfully defended countless clients charged with DUI, helping them obtain reduced charges, dismissals, or acquittals.

Personalized Approach: David Canty understands that every DUI case is unique, and he tailors his defense strategy to the specific circumstances of your case. He takes the time to listen to your side of the story, thoroughly investigate the details, and develop a strong defense strategy designed to achieve the best possible outcome.

Dedication: David Canty is dedicated to protecting your rights and providing you with the highest level of legal representation. He is passionate about defending individuals facing DUI charges and works tirelessly to build a solid defense on your behalf.

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If you’re facing DUI charges, don’t wait to seek legal representation. With offices in Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, West Covina, and Riverside, David Canty is ready to fight for you. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and let us help you navigate the complex legal process, protect your rights, and fight for the best possible outcome in your DUI case.


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