An arrest for DUI is stressful and often confusing.  It is important to make the right decisions early on in the process so that you have best defense available in your DUI case. Taking the right steps from the beginning will protect your record, and license, from the potentially devastating consequences of a DUI.

Post Bail

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your DUI arrest, you might be required to post bail.  The posting of bail in a DUI case allows the suspect to pay for his or her release, with the understanding that the suspect promises to appear at all future court proceedings or is released on his or her own recognizance. If you are unable to afford the bail recommended on your case, a bail bond agency will require an upfront fee, and once that fee is paid, they will post bail for you.

Request a DMV Hearing

If you are arrested for driving under the influence, the police will confiscate your California driver’s license and give you a temporary permit. It is your obligation to contact the DMV within 10 days of your arrest to request a stay of the suspension and arrange a DMV hearing. If you or your attorney fails to request a DMV hearing, your license WILL be suspended automatically. At the DMV hearing, a representative of the department will determine whether or not your license should be suspended.

Consult a Qualified DUI Attorney

DUI cases are specialized and very difficult to defend.  You should choose and attorney with expertise and knowledge of current DUI laws to represent you during this important time in your life.   The DUI lawyers at O'Connor Law APC will provide quality legal counsel and aggressive representation if you have been charged with a DUI.

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Disclaimer: This is only a statistical average and should NOT be used to determine whether you should drive.