Competent Orange DUI Defense Lawyer to Represent You on Your DUI Charges

If you or someone you love has been charged in Orange for a DUI or related matter, it is critical you have a skilled Orange DUI defense attorney review your case immediately and begin preparing you defense. A competent Orange DUI attorney will review your case and swiftly begin preparing your defense. A DUI conviction in Orange can face severe consequences including but not limited to probation, license suspension, mandatory attendance at an alcohol program, fines and jail time. An aggressive Orange DUI defense lawyer will fiercely fight to reduce these penalties and ensure that all of your rights are protected. Do not hesitate contacting an experienced Orange DUI lawyer today to review your case.

Select an Orange DUI Defense Attorney Who Provides Comprehensive Representation

It is critical that you select an Orange DUI defense attorney who offers comprehensive representation since there are two separate components related to your DUI arrest which require a defense: the Court and the DMV. Each component requires a specialized defense strategy and an experienced Orange DUI defense attorney will prepare the proper defense for both the Court and DMV. It is also necessary that your competent Orange DUI defense attorney has a vast knowledge of current and ever changing DUI laws, in addition to experience representing a variety of clients in simple and complex DUI matters.

The Parker Law Center is a criminal defense law firm whom provides comprehensive legal representation, with a concentration focused on representing those charged with DUI or related matters. This concentration allows its legal team to efficiently represent its clients and to aggressively protect its clients’ rights. The Parker Law Center is seasoned in handling numerous cases out of the Central Justice Center and the Irvine Driver Safety Office. It is this experience that has allowed the Parker Law Center to effectively defend clients arrested in the City of Orange at both Court and the DMV. The Parker Law Center is dedicated to providing a comprehensive, compassionate and personalized legal representation. Contact the Parker Law Center today for a free case evaluation!

Court Process in Orange – Central Justice Center

The Court process in Orange usually begins when a peace officer arrests a person for DUI. After the arrest, the police officer sends the arrest report to the Office of the Orange County District Attorney (OCDA). A charging deputy then reviews the arrest report and determines the appropriate charges to be filed in the form of a complaint. Most DUI cases are filed as misdemeanors; this allows your Orange DUI lawyer to make all Court appearances for you without your presence at Court. A person arrested for DUI in Orange is typically given a citation that contains a date to appear at the Central Justice Center. The first court appearance is called the arraignment. At the arraignment, the Court formally presents the charges against you and a plea of “guilty” or “not guilty” is entered. Based on the specific circumstances of your case, your skilled Orange DUI defense attorney will determine if it is best to set your matter for pre-trial or to continue your arraignment. During the pre-trial hearing, your Orange DUI defense attorney will negotiate with the District Attorney on your case. Your Orange DUI lawyer will then assist you in deciding if it is in your best interest to take your case to trial or take the negotiated plea agreement. If you have been arrested for a DUI in Orange, do not hesitate to contact the Parker Law Center for a consultation today!

Orange DMV Process- APS Hearing at Irvine Driver Safety Office

There are two license suspensions involved with a DUI arrest. The DMV is in charge of imposing both of those license suspensions. The first license suspension is triggered by the DUI arrest; the second license suspension is enacted due to a DUI conviction in Court. If you have been arrested for DUI in the City of Orange, it is crucial that you contact an Orange DUI defense attorney immediately to take advantage of your right to an Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing at the Irvine Driver Safety Office. You have only ten (10) days from the date of your arrest to request this hearing to fight the initial license suspension. If you fail to request your APS hearing within ten (10) days of your arrest, your license will automatically be suspended 30 days from the date of your arrest. A qualified Orange DUI defense lawyer will request your APS hearing and place a stay on your license so that you can continue to drive until a decision has been rendered from your APS hearing.

A representative from the Irvine Driver Safety Office known as the Hearing Officer presides over the APS Hearing. The Hearing Officer has the burden of proof on many 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 introducing all of the applicable issues and presenting different exhibits into evidence. A competent Orange DUI defense attorney will fiercely object to these exhibits and introduce refuting evidence. At the end of the hearing, the Hearing Officer will take all evidence and argument under submission. A decision will be rendered by the Hearing Officer that either ends the stay on the license suspension or sets aside the license suspension. This decision comes in the form of a letter which will be mailed to your home address and to the attorney. If you or someone you love has been arrested for a DUI in Orange, it is essential that you retain an experienced Orange DUI defense attorney to get the best possible outcome of your case. Contact the Parker Law Center today so that the legal team can start building your defense!