Arrested for DUI or drunk driving in Riverside County, CA, including Temecula, Murrieta, Corona or Moreno Valley? Seeking a top-notch Riverside DUI attorney to help you fight the charges? Please, join us for a free consultation and case evaluation before making any decision to go in and plead guilty.
Our Riverside DUI Defense law firm is located at:
Southern California DUI Defense
4480 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Unfortunately for you, the Riverside County District Attorney is one of the most aggressive in California at prosecuting criminal offenses…and DUI cases are no exception. The D.A. generally seeks 10 days of jail time even on first-time Riverside County DUI cases.
But a competent Riverside County DUI defense lawyer can often help you to avoid conviction, get penalties reduced and keep your drivers license. The drunk driving attorney must know the unique dynamics of the Riverside County court system.
Riverside DUI Penalties
The Riverside courts impose standard penalties in DUI cases, which include probation, fines and 4 or 18 month alcohol programs. But the courts also generally impose some Riverside County Jail time, even on a first offense (unlike most California counties, which rarely impose jail time on a first-time DUI.).
If a first-time Riverside DUI offender pleads guilty at arraignment, the judge will usually give 6 days of jail time. If he pleads not guilty and sets the case for pre-trial, the D.A. will seek 10 days. This jail time can be served through the Riverside work release program, a jail alternative.
Second-time Riverside DUI convictions carry harsher sentences, including generally at least 30 days of jail time. This is in addition to the standard California second-time DUI penalties such as the 18-month SB38 alcohol program and a 2-year drivers license suspension.
Fighting a Riverside County DUI Charge
In spite of the relatively harsh sentencing, a knowledgeable and dedicated Riverside DUI attorney can still fight a drunk driving charge as effectively here as anywhere. The D.A. still must prove the person guilty beyond all reasonable doubt. The right Riverside DUI lawyer can often help you get charges reduced or dismissed, and get penalties lowered.
Riverside County DUI Alcohol Programs
The High Road Program
3579 Arlington Ave., Suite 200
Riverside, CA 92506
Riverside Recovery Resources
3757 Elizabeth Street
Riverside, CA 92506
Community Settlement Association of Riverside
4366 Bermuda Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507
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