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 currently facing.

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 the charges.

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 the suspension. 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.