Accomplished Seal Beach DUI Defense Lawyer to Represent You on Your DUI Charges

If you or someone you love has been arrested for a DUI or related matter in Seal Beach, it is essential that you contact an experienced Seal Beach DUI defense attorney to assist you with your matter. Only an accomplished DUI defense lawyer in Seal Beach can efficiently review your case and begin preparing your defense. A DUI conviction in Seal Beach can result in severe consequences including but not limited to following the penalties: probation, fines, enrollment in an alcohol program, attendance to a MADD panel, license suspension and installation of an ignition interlock device. A competent Seal Beach DUI lawyer will help minimize the penalties associated with your Seal Beach DUI arrest. With this in mind, it is clear that you need to contact a skilled Seal Beach DUI defense attorney for a consultation today!

Select a Seal Beach DUI Defense Lawyer which Provides Comprehensive Representation

It is in your best interest to retain a Seal Beach DUI defense attorney that provides comprehensive representation, to ensure that you have the best representation possible. This is critical because there are two separate entities that require a DUI defense: the Court and the DMV hearing. Each entity requires a specialized defense strategy and a qualified Seal Beach DUI defense attorney offering comprehensive representation can build these strategies. It is also necessary that your Seal Beach DUI defense lawyer has extensive knowledge of current DUI laws and has experience representing clients in a variety of DUI and related charges.

The Parker Law Center is a criminal defense firm that provides comprehensive representation which focuses its representation on individuals charged with a DUI or related matter. It is this type of representation and focus that has allowed the Parker Law Center to become an upstanding defense firm for those arrested for DUI in Seal Beach. The Parker Law Center sets itself above the rest by not only committing to protecting the rights of its clients, but as well as aggressively defending those rights at both Court and the DMV. The Parker Law Center has a highly defined skill-set that enables the legal team to competently handle your matter and provide you with the quality representation that you deserve. Call the Parker Law Center today for a free case evaluation!

Court Process in Seal Beach- West Justice Center

The Court process in Seal Beach generally begins by a peace officer arresting a person for driving under the influence. After the arrest, the police officer sends the arrest report to the Office of the Orange County District Attorney (OCDA). A charging deputy determines the appropriate charges to be filed against the arrestee in the form of a complaint. Most DUI cases are filed as misdemeanors so this allows all of your Court appearances to be made by your attorney without your presence. A person arrested for a DUI in Seal Beach, in most cases, will receive a citation with a date to appear in Court. The first appearance made in Court is known as the arraignment. It is at this appearance that the Court formally presents the charges against you and a plea of “guilty” or “not guilty” is entered. Depending on the specifics of your case, your skilled Seal Beach DUI attorney will determine if it is better to continue your arraignment or set it for a pre-trial hearing. Your experienced Seal Beach DUI defense attorney will negotiate with the District Attorney at pre-trial regarding the outcome of your case. A skilled Seal Beach DUI lawyer will help you decide if you should take the negotiated plea or take your matter to trial. Call the Parker Law Center today to begin building your defense!

Seal Beach DMV Process- APS Hearing at Irvine Driver Safety Office

The DMV is in charge of imposing the license suspension(s) resulting from a DUI arrest and conviction. There are two license suspensions resulting from a DUI. The first license suspension comes from the DUI arrest; the second suspension is a result of a DUI conviction in Court. If you have been arrested for DUI in Seal Beach, it is critical that you contact a Seal Beach DUI defense attorney as soon as possible to preserve your right to an Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing through the Irvine Driver Safety Office. You have merely ten days from the date of arrest to request an APS hearing to save your license. If you do not request the hearing within ten days, your license will automatically be suspended 30 days from the date of your arrest. An experienced Seal Beach DUI attorney will request your APS hearing on your behalf and have a stay put on your license suspension to ensure that you maintain full driving privileges until a decision is rendered on your APS hearing. Contact the Parker Law Center today to request your APS hearing and fight the license suspension from your DUI arrest in Seal Beach.

The APS hearing is conducted by a Driver Safety Office representative called a Hearing Officer. The Hearing Officer has the burden of proving a number of 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 the applicable issues and entering documents into evidence referred to as exhibits. An accomplished Seal Beach DUI lawyer is experienced in objecting to these exhibits and introducing rebuttal evidence. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Hearing Office takes all of the evidence and argument under submission to render a decision. The decision comes in the form of a letter that either sets aside the license suspension, or removes the stay and imposes the suspension. If you or someone you love has been arrested for DUI in Seal Beach, it is necessary that you contact the Parker Law Center today to get the superior representation that you deserve!