DUI Minute is designed to inform DUI clients of the most important issues that they will be facing in the most precise manner so that they may have the best possible future in their careers and an outcome in their DUI case allowing them to get their lives back to normal as quickly as possible.
DUI Minute is a close Network of the Best Local DUI Lawyers working the court house where the DUI client’s case will heard. Not every person submitting application to review their DUI case will be selected or eligible to retain the Flat Fee services of its highly regarded Network DUI Lawyers. If selected the DUI Minute will make best efforts to design an affordable payment plan.
The DUI Minute only selects a limited number of DUI clients each month for its Network DUI Lawyers to contribute to the DUI Minute Manual published to keep California’s Best DUI Lawyers informed on the most successful new theories in DUI Defense.
The First Issues Necessary to Decide if you have been Arrested for DUI are as follows:
1. Should I be represented by a Public Defender? – most counties will not pay for a public defender unless you fill out a financial declaration that you cannot afford a private lawyer under penalty of perjury. Pubic Defenders are not paid to represent you in the DMV admin per se hearing explained in the “Pink Sheet,” and Public Defenders must move cases through the system as expeditiously as possible because the Public Defenders budget, in most cases, is dependent upon how many cases they can move through the system. Plead guilty unless you insist otherwise.
What are the Maximum Consequences of a First Time DUI?
So what’s on the line if you are convicted of a first time DUI in California. If it is a standard DUI meaning nobody was injured and no serious property damage, then the following basics apply:
On the Court side or the Criminal Prosecution for VC 23152 A and VC 23152 B – if your BAC is over a .15% or Refuse to take a chemical blood or breath test then an enhancement under VC 23578 may be considered by the judge as an aggravating factor.
Caution: 2 important factors – When Represented by the PD short for Public Defender.
1. You must be present at EVERY COURT DATE. This means your arraignment. If you choose to carefully consider the evidence against you and your constitutional rights you must be present for all negotiation hearings (there may be several), Legal Motions, if filed, pretrial conference and trial, if you choose to go to trial. Public Defenders have heavy case loads and limited time to talk or meet. The most common complaint from former PD clients are the days off clients must take off work/school (explain to boss) and only times met with PD on court days.
2. PD’s do not set/litigate DMV hearings or advise on how to get Restricted Licenses.
Penalties DUI defendants must consider, usually at court, with PD who has many other cases.
a) 180 days in jail – maximum penalty for misdemeanor DUI and a 3-5 year probation.
b) Refusal can result in a one-year license suspension ordered by the court. No restricted license.
c) VC 23578 can result in a DMV 10 month license suspension triggered by Court conviction.
d) Aggravating factors such as excessive speed and Court can order IID device for up to 3 years
e) All DUI convictions result in a 3 year SR-22 filing with valid insurance
f) Remember there is a 10 day period from date of arrest by which to set a DMV hearing to contest the automatic 4 month suspension (10 month if VC 23578 conviction is recorded)
Caution – Important factors – Be Careful when hiring Private DUI Lawyer – key questions:
Private Lawyers with no Flat Fee viewed as afraid of Trials Are Not Respected by DA’s
Are you meeting with a Case Manager – non-lawyer? Do you meet your DUI Lawyer?
Does DUI Lawyer offer a flat fee including DMV hearing, Court dates, Legal Motions and Possible Trial* Does DUI Lawyer offer affordable payment plans. Located close to court house
Do I want a DUI Minute Network Lawyer if I am Selected?
DUI Minute Network Lawyers can make all misdemeanor court dates without client present under PC 977 and examine all evidence carefully. Client communication highest priority to make well informed decisions with their high caliber DUI Minute Network Lawyer by phone, Skype or face to face office meetings. Never any surprise billings with Flat Fee payment plans.
Flat Fee explained – Local DUI Lawyer Reputation and Respect makes most important. Flat Fee includes DMV hearing, all court, all motions and possible trial but most clients don’t want trial – some do – DA knows local DUI lawyers who are all bark no bite. DUI Minute Network Lawyers always ready to challenge probable cause such as FST’s for arrest; DUI, Immigration or Border check point detentions; retest blood results; Driving Issues and Video against reports and much more.
DUI Minute Network Lawyers are have decades of experience in advising the military on if when and how disclosure of arrest should be made to command and the possible consequences of NJP, Captain’s Mast, Court Martial in military cases for Navy sailors and Marines both on and off the base.
DUI Minute Network Lawyers Review applicants and make limited offers each month to DUI clients that are Selected as having unique, novel or cases that demonstrate that the Procedures outlined in the DUI Minute Network Lawyer Manual can be extremely effective in reducing charges, getting charges dismissed, Legal Motions granted, DUI’s negotiated effectively and trials, more successfully compared to any network of lawyers.