Frequently Asked Questions About DUI
Encino & San Fernando Valley DUI Attorney
If you have been pulled over or arrested for DUI, it is essential that you speak with a Los Angeles DUI attorney as quickly as possible. At Law Offices of Scott R. Spindel, we work hard to keep you out of jail and resolve your case in a favorable manner. Our firm will even accept all collect calls 24 hours a day. We have more than 15 years of experience in defending clients against DUI charges.
Will I go to jail for a DUI conviction?
A: If this is your first offense or arrest for DUI and you have not been arrested before, the first concern on your mind may be whether you will go to jail. You should know that in most counties, jail is not required as a penalty for first offense DUI.
If I was drinking and drove, am I automatically guilty?
A: No, it is not against the law to have a drink and drive. It is illegal to drive while impaired, or if your blood alcohol level (BAC) is at or above 0.08%. Even then, the prosecution must prove that you were impaired and was above the legal limit beyond a reasonable doubt.
Should I hire a lawyer who specializes in DUI defense?
A: It is highly advisable to hire an attorney who has expertise and experience in the area of law which you are in trouble. Because of the complex, technical, and scientific nature of DUI cases, having an experienced Los Angeles DUI attorney on your side is important.
What will happen to my license?
A: Your privilege to drive may be suspended or revoked, depending on the circumstances surrounding your case. We may be able to fight for you so that your license and driving privileges are protected.
Should I agree to take a chemical test? What happens if I refuse?
A: Under California law, you must submit to a chemical test if the officer believes you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you refuse the test, you may have your license suspended for up to one year and could face other penalties.
Our firm specializes in DUI cases and can develop a defense strategy on your behalf to minimize or drop all charges. No matter how overwhelming the evidence may seem, we are here to help.
Set up a free case consultation by calling us at (888) 973-0209.