Defending You Against Drunk Driving Charges
At the Law Office of Gregory M. Alonzo, I have handled thousands of driving under the influence cases from first-time offenders to more serious felonies with injuries since 1982. If you have been arrested for DUI in California, you risk serious penalties and fines beyond the six-month driver’s license suspension for first-time conviction offenses. As a San Jose DUI lawyer, I advise clients to not delay in responding to the charges as they have only 10 calendar days to request a DMV hearing to try and prevent the initial Administrative Per Se (APS) or “on-the-spot” suspension of your license or driving privilege.
Contact my office today to schedule a free consultation with me, a skilled San Jose drunk driving defense and DUI attorney.
Drunk Driving Defense In Santa Clara County
Although a DUI arrest is quite common, it can have serious long-term repercussions. Often people just want to get beyond the shame and simply accept the consequences of their actions. However, it can be very advantageous to retain experienced legal representation to ensure you are treated fairly by the court system or an overzealous prosecutor. An experienced DUI lawyer might just keep you out of jail and quite possibly get the charges reduced or even dropped.
- Beyond the administrative suspension of your driver’s license that begins 35 days after your arrest for driving under the influence (sometimes called driving while intoxicated or DWI), upon conviction you are required to attend alcohol education classes and possibly treatment, and your vehicle could be subject to an ignition interlock device. For second- and third-time offenses, your license is subject to suspension for a minimum of two and three years, respectively.
If you have been arrested, there are things you can do proactively that could help mitigate the punishment and penalties. In the appropriate case voluntary drug or alcohol counseling can go a long way in showing the courts you are serious about not re-offending.
Contact A Criminal Defense Lawyer
Contact the Law Office of Gregory M. Alonzo at 408-673-9124 if you need an experienced DUI defense or were in a DUI accident. I can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your convenience.