DUI Lawyer in Sacramento, CA
DUI (Driving Under the Influence) refers to the crime of operating a motor vehicle on a public road while under the influence of alcohol, illicit drugs, or prescription drugs. A DUI conviction can be very expensive and have long-lasting consequences, especially if it’s not your first time. If you are facing DUI charges, contact the Law Office of Philip McCarthy. Philip is an experienced DUI defense lawyer who represents clients in Sacramento and Placer Counties. He will answer your questions, offer advice, investigate your case, develop a defense strategy, and represent you aggressively in court.
Let The Law Office of Philip McCarthy Defend You in Your DUI Case
DUI laws are outlined under California vehicle code VC 23152(a) 23152(b). You can receive a DUI charge for driving with a BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) of 0.08% or higher, if a law enforcement officer observes that you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or if you refuse to take a chemical test.
As for the penalties, you may face the administrative penalty of license suspension before you are even convicted. In most cases, a first-offense DUI is charged as a misdemeanor. Criminal penalties include fines up to $1,000, 6 months in jail, and/or probation for 3-5 years. The penalties increase significantly if you have been convicted of a separate DUI offense within the last 10 years. In addition, there are aggravating factors that can increase your penalties.
Even a first offense DUI can result in serious consequences. Attorney Philip McCarthy can offer you guidance and assist you in navigating the legal process. He takes the time to listen to each and every client and to build a solid defense strategy based around the facts of your case. Using his experience and skill, he will fight aggressively on your behalf and strive to protect your driving privileges.
Are You Facing a DUI Charge?
Many individuals make the mistake of simply choosing to pay a fine for a DUI, rather than contesting the ticket. This can be detrimental, however, as it can lead to more severe penalties should you be convicted again; in addition, even a first offense can result in the suspension of your license. DUI defense lawyer Philip McCarthy is able to give you a fighting chance at keeping your driving privileges, and will work tirelessly in order to pursue a positive outcome.
DUI cases are complex and they need the assistance of a knowledgeable DUI attorney. If you are facing a DUI charge, give The Law Office of Philip McCarthy a call. Schedule your free initial consultation with Mr. McCarthy today by calling (916) 442-8298.
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