Experienced Fullerton DUI Defense Lawyer to Represent You On Your DUI Charges

If you or someone you love has been arrested for a DUI in Fullerton, it is imperative that you contact an experienced Fullerton DUI defense attorney to assist you with your matter. You need a competent Fullerton DUI defense lawyer to review your case immediately and start building your defense. DUI charges in Fullerton can result in severe penalties including but not limited to jail time, license suspension, probation, mandatory enrollment in an alcohol program, and installation of an ignition interlock device. An aggressive Fullerton DUI attorney will fiercely protect your rights and help minimize these penalties associated with your Fullerton DUI arrest. Do not delay; contact a competent Fullerton DUI defense lawyer today for a consultation.

Select a Fullerton DUI Defense Lawyer Who Provides Comprehensive Representation

It is essential that you choose a Fullerton DUI defense attorney who provides comprehensive representation to ensure you receive the best legal representation possible. Your Fullerton DUI lawyer should have extensive knowledge of DUI laws and have experience representing numerous clients in both misdemeanor and felony DUI matters. The Parker Law Center’s primary focus is representing those charged with a DUI or related matter. This concentration allows the Parker Law Center to fiercely represent its clients and protect their rights.

The Parker Law Center provides comprehensive legal representation for DUI arrests in Fullerton. It is important to note that there are two components to a DUI Arrest which require advocacy: 1) Court and 2) DMV. Each competent requires a specialized defense strategy by your tactful Fullerton DUI defense attorney. The Parker Law Center takes pride in effectively protecting its clients’ rights at both the Court and DMV hearing. The legal team is experienced in handling numerous cases out of the North Justice Center and the Irvine Driver Safety. It is this experience that has allowed the Parker Law Center to create a reputable relationship with both the Court and Driver Safety Office associated with a Fullerton DUI charge. The Parker Law Center is committed to providing the ideal representation you need and deserve in your Fullerton DUI charge. Do not hesitate to contact the Parker Law Center immediately to get in touch with a competent Fullerton DUI attorney to review your case today.

Court Process in Fullerton – North Justice Center

The Court process in Fullerton generally begins when a police officer arrests a person for DUI. After the arrest, the officer forwards his/her arrest report to the Office of the Orange County District Attorney (OCDA). A charging deputy then reviews the report and determines the appropriate charges to be filed against the arrestee, in the form of a complaint. Most DUI cases are filed as a misdemeanor, which allows all Court appearances to be made by the defendant’s attorney. A person arrested for DUI in Fullerton typically receives a citation with a date to appear at the North Justice Center. The first court appearance is called the arraignment and it is at this appearance that the Court formally presents the charges against you and a plea of “guilty” or “not guilty” is entered. Your skilled Fullerton DUI defense attorney will determine if it is best to continue your arraignment or to set it for a pre-trial hearing depending on the specific circumstances of your case. At the pre-trial hearing, your Fullerton DUI defense lawyer will negotiate with the District Attorney. Your experienced Fullerton DUI attorney will review the negotiated plea agreement with you and help you decide if it is best for you to take the plea agreement or to set the matter for trial. Call the Parker Law Center as soon as possible to receive a free consultation!

Fullerton DMV Process – APS Hearing at Irvine Driver Safety Office

There are potentially two license suspensions which may result from a DUI arrest. The Department of Motor Vehicles is in charge of imposing the license suspension(s). The first license suspension is triggered by the DUI arrest and the second suspension is attributed to the DUI conviction in Court. If you have been arrested for DUI in Fullerton, it is crucial that you contact a Fullerton DUI defense lawyer immediately to perverse your right to an Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing with the Irvine Driver Safety Office. You have ten days from the date of your arrest to request an APS hearing to fight the initial license suspension. If you do not request your APS hearing within ten days, you will have lost your right to the hearing and your license will automatically be suspended 30 days from the date of your arrest. A skilled Fullerton DUI attorney will request the APS hearing along with discovery and a stay on the driver’s license suspension until a decision is rendered on the hearing.

The hearing is conducted by a representative from the Irvine Driver Safety Office, commonly referred to as the Hearing Officer. The Hearing Officer has the burden of proof on numerous issues at the hearing:

If the driver submitted to a chemical test there are three issues:

  • Did the officer have reasonable cause to believe that the licensee was driving a motor vehicle in violation of California Vehicle Code Sections 23152 or 23153?
  • Was the licensee lawfully arrested?
  • Was the licensee driving a motor vehicle with 0.08% or more, by weight, of alcohol in the blood?

If a chemical test was not taken (a refusal) the issues are:

  • Did the officer have reasonable cause to believe that the licensee was driving a motor vehicle in violation of California Vehicle Code Sections 23152 or 23153?
  • Was the licensee lawfully arrested?
  • Was the licensee advised that refusal to submit to, or failure to complete, a breath or blood test would result in a one year license suspension or two or three year revocation?
  • Did the licensee refuse to submit to, or fail to complete, a chemical test after being requested to by a peace officer?

The Hearing Officer begins the hearing by stating all the applicable issues and introducing different exhibits into evidence. A qualified Fullerton DUI defense attorney will skillfully object to these exhibits and introduce his/her own rebuttal evidence. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Hearing Officer will take all arguments and evidence under submission. The Hearing Officer will mail a decision that either ends the stay on your license or sets aside the license suspension. If you or someone you love has been charged with a DUI in Fullerton, it is imperative to contact a qualified Fullerton DUI defense attorney to begin building your defense. Contact the Parker Law Center today to get the individualized, compassionate and fierce legal representation that you deserve!