Orange County DUI Attorney
Arrested for DUI in Orange County, CA?
If you have been recently arrested for DUI in Orange County, you are not
alone. While the charge is not to be taken lightly, having a strong defense
attorney counseling you and representing you can increase your chances
for a positive outcome. The best thing to do for yourself right now is
act quickly to contact a DUI attorney in Orange County.
After a drunk driving arrest,
you only have ten days to request the administrative hearing! Don't wait to seek legal counsel from an attorney that can help you
dispute license suspension, probation and the other penalties you are
Defenses Against a DUI Charge
If you choose Barney Gibbs to represent you, there are many ways we can
challenge the prosecutor's case against you. Weaknesses that are common
in DUI cases include:
- Arrest occurred during an unlawful police stop
Outside factors affected your
field sobriety test
- The chemical test was administered incorrectly
- The chemical test was inaccurate
- The law enforcement officer did not inform you of your rights
- Time of testing versus time of driving
What Comes Next?
Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol in California has severe
consequences both now and in the future. If you are convicted of your charge, you will be looking at fines, community
service, suspended driving privileges and even jail time if your circumstances
qualify. The first thing you should do following an arrest of DUI in Orange
County is to contact an attorney about beginning efforts to defend against
Driving under the influence is a unique criminal offense. Since the alleged
wrong doing was executed while driving a vehicle, there are two main authorities
involved in discipline. The first is law enforcement, which will head
up your prosecution in criminal court but the other is the California
Department of Motor Vehicles, which controls your ability or inability
to drive legally. License suspension is one of the many penalties of DUI
but it is levied by the DMV, not the criminal court and in order to defend
against the punishment, you will need to appear at a DMV hearing to dispute
You only have ten days from the date of your arrest to request this hearing.
Otherwise, your license will undergo a suspension by default.
What To Do If You've Been Arrested for DUI
At The Law Office of Barney B. Gibbs, we believe that knowledge is power.
We have provided you with a plethora of information regarding DUI and
related issues, found to the left of your webpage, so that you can get
the answers you need right now. Our Orange County DUI attorney is committed
to your confidence and peace throughout the process and if we take on
your case, we will fight tooth and nail to see the right outcome prevail.
If you have been arrested for DUI in Orange County, we encourage you to
contact Barney C. Gibbs today. He has more than 30 years of experience in the Orange County criminal
justice system and stays up-to-date with the latest in
California DUI law. Even if you have already been convicted of a DUI, this firm could help you
appeal or qualify for an
expungement. To learn more about the firm and how Mr. Gibbs could help you, call today
and receive a free case evaluation!
Toll free: 888-594-0660 or locally at 714-838-9019.