DUI / DWI & DMV Hearings

The law is tough on alleged drunk drivers — and getting tougher, it seems, with every meeting of the legislature. Can you fight back against the determination of prosecutors, police and the DMV? Yes. The first step is to call an experienced DUI/DWI defense attorney.

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At the Law Offices of Rudolph E. Loewenstein in Orange County, California, we are on your side. Your DUI defense lawyer wants to help you get through this with little or no damage to your reputation and freedom.

Our representation starts with an investigation. We do not take the word of the police for what happened at your DUI/DWI arrest. Tell us everything that happened. We will review the results of blood alcohol (BAC) tests, how the tests were taken, how the machines were calibrated, how personnel were trained. Why were you stopped? Did the police have a good reason to pull you over?

We will represent you at the DMV hearing. Even without a verdict in the criminal DUI charge, the DMV will begin proceedings to have your driver's license suspended. You have 10 days after your arrest to request a hearing. If you need your license to get to work or school, to medical appointments or to meet important obligations, make sure you tell your lawyer right away so that we can present that information at the DMV hearing.

The penalties are tough for DUI/DWI. A conviction can mean a loss of driving privileges, fines, fees, mandatory classes and jail time. Your insurance rates will skyrocket. A conviction will be a part of the public record. In some cases, an alcohol or drug treatment program may mitigate some penalties.

A DUI arrest is serious. It needs to be dealt with quickly and aggressively by a DUI defense lawyer who knows the criminal justice system well and who will give your case the personal attention and high quality of service you need and deserve.

Contact us as soon as possible after your DUI arrest. We offer an initial free consultation.

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