One of the worst things you can do on the road is drive drunk, but it can happen. Maybe you had a few too many at your little sister’s high school graduation party because her growing up so quickly is forcing you into a mid life crisis (you haven’t accomplished as many things as you wanted to by this age). Maybe you went to your frat’s reunion and tried to show up your brothers by drinking more shots of Wild Turkey than any human should ever consume. Whatever the occasion for your intoxication, it can be really easy to just jump in the car and drive home. Maybe it was just a short trip up the road or you’ve driven after having had more to drink in the past. If you’ve been pulled over after drinking and have been charged with driving under the influence, the first thing you need to do is call a DUI defense lawyer.
Hiring a DUI defense attorney ensures that you will have helpful guidance in the wake of your DUI charge. Not only do you have to deal with the shame and embarrassment of legal troubles, you could be facing some really serious consequences. In the state of California, a DUI charge can result in fees, fines, license revocation, and even jail time. A DUI defense lawyer will be an expert on the laws surrounding your charges and have experience defending those types of cases. A criminal defense attorney will make it her priority to resolve your case while minimizing the consequences for you.