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Fresno DUI Attorney

Fighting Drunk Driving Charges in Fresno County

Whether you have been charged or are the parent of a minor charge, a DUI is not a small matter in courts in Fresno. The penalties for driving while under the influence can be many, significantly impacting your life.

To fight for your best outcome in this very technical area of law, you will need the services of a competent Fresno DUI defense attorney who has handled these criminal defense cases in your Fresno court system.

Our Fresno DUI lawyer offers aggressive representation at the Days Law Firm backed by a history of obtaining favorable results for our clients charged with DUI.

Our Fresno DUI attorney has obtained acquittals and hung juries for clients who have tested over the legal limit. Our criminal defense law firm has obtained dismissals following successful motions to suppress. Our criminal defense attorney has resolved many criminal cases for reduced charges.

We Proudly Defend Against Criminal DUI Charges in Fresno, CA

Our Fresno DUI defense attorney can thoroughly examine evidence being used against you as well as any questionable circumstances concerning your detention and arrest. We listen to all available audio and video, scour police reports, and review calibration and dispatch records in search of details other lawyers may not know to look for.

Our DUI defense attorney thoroughly investigates the circumstances leading to your criminal charges. A breathalyzer test does not mean you are guilty because you failed. Even burping can skew the results of that specific test, making it a piece of evidence against you that is not entirely reliable.

Arrested for DUI in Fresno? Reach out to our law firm at (559) 550-5002 or through our online request form to get the competent legal representation you need today. Free phone consultations are available.

What Are the DUI Laws in California?

Many people wrongly believe that a DUI arrest automatically means a conviction. However, that is not always the case. A reasonable Fresno DUI lawyer will look at several areas to build a criminal defense, such as how Fresno law enforcement stopped the driver or the arrest process.

People make mistakes, and authority is no exception.

DUI laws prohibit (BAC) over the legal limit.

  • Driving with a BAC of .08 percent or higher for an adult is considered a “per se” DUI meaning you will automatically be charged.
  • Driving while impaired from alcohol or drugs with a BAC less than .08 percent can be charged when your driving ability is so impaired that you are no longer able to drive with the caution of a sober person, using ordinary care.
  • Driving with a BAC of .01% or higher for anyone under 21 is a civil offense, the punishment for which is a mandatory one year license suspension. Driving with a BAC of .05% is an infraction – a low level criminal offense that can result in a one year driver’s license suspension, a fine, and a mandatory alcohol education program.
  • Driving a commercial vehicle with a BAC of .04 percent or more will lead to a DUI for a commercial license holder.

A DUI is charged as a misdemeanor unless it is a fourth offense within 10 years or it caused injury or death to another which will lead to a felony charge. Also, if you are arrested for DUI at any time with a previous felony DUI, the new charge will consist of a felony.

Other aggravating factors that can lead to harsher penalties include having a BAC of .15 percent or higher, driving with a minor under the age of 14, driving at excessive speeds, or refusing chemical testing.

DUI Penalties in Fresno County

Penalties upon a first-offense DUI conviction can include:

  • Jail time of up to six months
  • Fines of up to $1,000
  • License suspension
  • Informal probation

You may also be ordered to take a court-approved alcohol or drug education program. You may be ordered to install and maintain at your own expense an ignition interlock device in order to drive on a restricted license.

With each succeeding DUI charge within 10 years, the penalties will increase with longer license suspensions, larger fines, and the potential for lengthier incarceration.

Is It Worth Getting an Attorney for a DUI?

Hiring a DUI attorney rather than defending yourself in your DUI case can save you from a criminal record. That is one of the many benefits you receive from having a criminal record, especially if this is your first-time offensive charge. However, having a criminal record has many consequences that can prevent you.

If you are facing DUI charges, you need the most vital DUI attorney in Fresno, CA, on your side. Don’t wait, assuming it will just go away – it won’t. Once the legal wheels are rolling, they won’t stop, and you could find yourself sitting in a prison cell and your driver’s license suspended or revoked.

Rely on the Fresno DUI Attorney from Days Law Firm for Proven Competence in DUI Charges

DUI charges involve a complex mix of legal procedures and technical, scientific, and even medical data that needs to be thoroughly investigated and analyzed by a Fresno criminal attorney who knows what to look for. Our law firm has deep experience in handling this complicated area of law which can work in your favor in seeking a positive outcome.

Additionally, if you are the parent of a California juvenile who has been arrested for an alcohol-related offense, give your youngster the strong representation needed to learn a lesson and still move forward with life. We pride ourselves on being able to help our clients get the personal substance abuse counseling needed in lieu of a harsher punishment.

Contact us at (559) 550-5002 for dedicated legal guidance today.

Thousands of Cases Successfully Handled

Effective & Strategic Defense
  • United States v. York, et al 15 Year Mandatory Minimum Charge Dismissed

    Conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering and sex trafficking by force charges, negotiated dismissal of 15 to life charge, with a likely guideline range of 360 months to life. After hearing Marc, the court imposed a 10-year sentence. Read the transcript below.

  • People v. Rodriguez, et al Sentenced to Probation and Released

    Charged with beating a correctional officer with his own baton, jury votes 10-2 not guilty. Client pleads to non-serious felony and gets released from custody that day.

  • People v. Guerrero, et al Bail Reduced from $1 Million to $30,000

    Bail Reduced from $1 million to $30,000 following dismissal of 5 out 6 charges at the preliminary hearing.

  • United States v. Habash, et al Govt. Motion for $3.1 Million Denied

    Federal synthetic drug case, drug charges dismissed in exchange for plea to violating a financial reporting requirement, district court denied government's motion for a money judgment of $3.1 million.

  • People v. Jiminez Bank Robbery Conviction Reversed

    Bank robbery trial, conviction reversed for overruling Marc’s objection to the admission of DNA evidence.

  • People v. Doe Conviction Reversed

    Drug distribution federal trial, conviction reversed for overruling Marc’s request for information and evidence helpful to the defense.

  • United States v. Reyna Motion Suppression of Wiretaps

    Marc represented a client charged with distribution of methamphetamine, conspiracy to distribute and manufacture methamphetamine, and possession of chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine. Wiretaps suppressed.

  • United States v. Ferguson Not Guilty Verdict

    Federal trial, not guilty of first and second degree murder.

  • United States v. Brown Charges Dismissed - Insanity Defense

    Federal trial for charge of attempted murder, hung jury based on insanity defense, charge dismissed.

  • United States v. Mitchell 10 Year Mandatory Minimum Charge Dismissed

    An alleged drug deal gone bad, four people shot, two people died. Negotiated dismissal of the 10-year mandatory minimum, the government argued for 20 years, after hearing Marc the court imposed an 8-year sentence. Read the transcript below.

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