Are you facing DUI Charges in Riverside County?

A value cannot be placed on the need for a DUI attorney who understands what it takes to successfully defend DUI charges in Riverside County. Intimate knowledge of the Riverside County Superior Court and California law are required in order to build a case that will best protect your rights. The DUI Professor will explain both the Court and DMV processes. Additionally, the DUI Professor will provide you with a base of knowledge to build confidence and remove unnecessary insecurities about your matter. Attorney Parker, the DUI Professor, will fight hard to defend your rights in Riverside County.

Hiring a Riverside County DUI attorney could help minimize or even eliminate the charges you are facing. Penalties for driving under the influence charges could include one or more of the following:

  • Jail time
  • Probation
  • Mandatory participation in an alcohol treatment program
  • Fine and Fees
  • Work release
  • Secured Electronic Confinement
  • Alcohol monitoring
  • License suspension or revocation
  • Ignition Interlock Device

Contact the DUI Professor today to start building your defense!

Choosing The Riverside County DUI Attorney That Is Right For You

Making an informed decision regarding your legal defense is imperative when confronting charges as serious as a DUI. Choosing a lawyer whose practice is focused on defending those facing a DUI or related charge in Riverside County gives you an advantage that you cannot afford to be without. Every Court system has its own unique processes. Having someone on your side, like the DUI Professor, who possesses the experience to work successfully within those nuances is critical. A Riverside County DUI attorney can build confidence and provide peace of mind. Under certain circumstances, your attorney may even be able to appear on your behalf in Court without you being present. You can be moving on with your life while a qualified DUI attorney is fighting to protect your license and your rights.

If you are facing DUI or drinking and driving related charges, act now to minimize or even eliminate consequences and punishments stemming from your arrest. The DUI Professor can help you make informed decisions, negotiate the maze of California law, and fiercely defend your rights.

Riverside County Court Process

Following being cited for a DUI, your arresting officer will forward his or her arrest report to the Office of the Riverside County District Attorney. Once the report has been reviewed, a charging deputy with the Riverside County DA’s Office will determine which charges, if any should be filed. The charges will most likely be filed via complaint. Your Riverside County DUI attorney will be allowed to appear in Court on your behalf, without your presence, if the offense is filed as a misdemeanor. The initial court appearance is the arraignment. At the arraignment, your DUI defense attorney will either enter a plea of “not guilty” on your behalf, or continue the arraignment. If a “not guilty” plea is entered, your case will be set for a trial readiness conference. At the trial readiness conference, your skilled DUI lawyer will negotiate your case with a deputy district attorney. At the trial readiness stage, your DUI defense attorney will evaluate your case and decide if additional discovery needs to be requested, or if any pretrial motions should be filed. At this stage, your DUI attorney will then advise you regarding the next course of action. Many times the DUI defense lawyer will recommend entering into a negotiated plea agreement with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. Other times your DUI attorney may recommend taking your matter to trial. Contact the DUI Professor today to get the personalized and compassionate legal representation that you deserve!

Riverside County DMV Process

Once an arrest has been made for driving under the influence, the officer confiscates the person’s driver’s license, and serves the person with a pink sheet of paper. The pink sheet is the Administrative Per Se Notice of Suspension/Revocation & Temporary Driver License. That pink notice serves as a temporary driver’s license and is valid for the next 30 days; as long as the person had a valid license at the time of arrest, the temporary license allows full driving privileges. To avoid automatic suspension after 30 days, a request for an Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing must be requested with the San Bernardino Driver Safety Office within 10 days of the date of arrest. If you fail to request this hearing within 10 days of the date of arrest, you will lose your right to the APS hearing. Contact the DUI Professor today so that the legal team can request the APS hearing, discovery, and a stay on your license suspension. Once a stay has been requested, the San Bernardino Driver Safety Office will issue a new temporary license which allows full driving privileges until a decision has been rendered on the hearing.

During the APS hearing the Hearing Officer, a representative of the San Bernardino Driver Safety Office, will preside over the hearing and is charged with the burden of proof with regard to the following issues:

There are three issues if the licensee submitted to a chemical test:

  • Did the officer have reasonable cause to believe that the licensee was operating 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 .08% or more, by weight, of alcohol in the blood?

There are four issues if the licensee refused to submit to, or failed to complete, a chemical test:

  • Did the officer have reasonable cause to believe that the licensee was operating a motor vehicle in violation of California Vehicle Code Sections 23152 or 23153?
  • Was the licensee lawfully arrested?
  • Was the licensee informed that refusing 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 will introduce the arresting documents into evidence. Once the items have been entered into evidence, your skilled DUI attorney will object to the documents, present rebuttal evidence and/or call potential witnesses. Once all evidence from both sides have been presented, the Hearing Officer will take the matter under submission and render a written decision. The decision will either end the stay on the suspension or set aside the suspension.

The DUI Professor is familiar with the intricacies of both the Riverside County Superior Court and San Bernardino Driver Safety Office. Contact the DUI Professor today to protect your rights and driving privileges!

Serving Riverside County

The DUI Professor represents clients charged with drinking and driving offenses in the following Riverside County locations: Banning, Beaumont, Blythe, Calimesa, Canyon Lake, Cathedral City, Corona, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Hemet, Indian Wells, Indio, Lake Elsinore, La Quinta, Menifee, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Norco, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Perris, Rancho Mirage, Riverside, San Jacinto, Temecula, and Wildomar.