Are you facing DUI Charges in San Bernardino County?

DUI charges are very serious and must be dealt with in an orderly and timely fashion to minimize potential consequences. Contacting a DUI attorney whose practice is specifically focused on defending those charged with driving under the influence offenses, and has vast experience with the San Bernardino County Superior Court system is going to be your most effective weapon in the battle to protect your rights. Time is of the essence and a qualified DUI lawyer is equipped to expertly navigate you through the labyrinth of California law.

By hiring a San Bernardino DUI attorney immediately, you maximize your chances of avoiding the harsh and long lasting consequences of your arrest. DUI penalties can include the following:

  • Incarceration
  • Fine and Fees
  • Probation
  • Mandatory Participation In An Alcohol Treatment Program
  • Alcohol Monitoring
  • Work Release
  • Electronic Monitoring
  • Ignition Interlock Device
  • Restitution
  • Suspension or Revocation of Driver’s License

The DUI Professor will have the resources necessary to build a solid defense and professionally advocate on your behalf. Contact the DUI Professor today to get the personalized and compassionate legal representation that you deserve!

Finding The Right San Bernardino County DUI Attorney

A quality DUI attorney will have skills that have been specifically honed for defending DUI cases in San Bernardino County. Every County in California has a Court system which features unique characteristics and procedures. Understanding those subtleties gives your DUI lawyer the advantage of refining your case to be best presented in the San Bernardino County Courts.

DUI charges can range from misdemeanor offenses to felony offenses. Your San Bernardino DUI attorney will have the knowledge base and resources to approach your case in a manner that is designed to produce optimum results. A DUI arrest can be embarrassing and an effective DUI lawyer will help minimize the embarrassment and stress associated with that arrest. You have a right to individualized representation. The DUI Professor understands this and gives each client personalized representation. Attorney Kellee Parker, the DUI Professor, will personally appear in Court and represent you at the DMV hearing. Your matter will not be handed off to a low level associate.

If the charges filed against you are misdemeanors, your San Bernardino DUI attorney should be able to make all appearances in Court on your behalf, without you ever having to step foot in a Courtroom. This allows you to rest easy knowing that while you are moving on with your life, a competent and committed San Bernardino DUI defense lawyer is working hard to defend you.

The DUI Professor will provide you with the skilled representation that you deserve to protect your rights and driving privileges in San Bernardino County.

San Bernardino County Court Process

Once an arrest has been made for driving under the influence, the arresting officer forwards his/her arrest report to the Office of the San Bernardino County District Attorney. This initiates the review process by a charging deputy who will determine which charges, if any, will be filed. In most cases, the charges will be filed via complaint. If official charges are filed, an arraignment hearing will be held where many times your DUI attorney will enter a plea of “not guilty” on your behalf. Other times, your San Bernardino County DUI defense lawyer may decide it is in your best interest to continue the arraignment. If a “not guilty” plea is entered, then your matter will be set for a pretrial hearing. The pretrial hearing will grant your DUI attorney the opportunity to negotiate with District Attorney on your behalf, request further discovery if necessary, and determine if any pretrial motions need to be filed. Many times your DUI lawyer will recommend that you enter into a negotiated plea agreement. Other times, your DUI lawyer will recommend that you take your matter to trial.

With the DUI Professor in your corner, the chances of reducing or eliminating your penalties are greatly increased. Contact Attorney Parker, the DUI Professor, today for a free case evaluation!

San Bernardino County DMV Process

It is very likely that directly following your arrest, the officer confiscated your driver’s license and you received a pink notice. Assuming your driver’s license was valid at the time of your arrest, the pink sheet acts as your temporary license for the next 30 days. If you do not act to preserve your driving privileges within 10 days of your arrest, your license will be automatically suspended 30 days following arrest. You must request an Administrative Per Se (APS) hearing within 10 days of your arrest through the San Bernardino Driver Safety Office. A qualified DUI attorney can request this hearing for you, in addition to requesting discovery, and a stay on your license.

Once the APS hearing has been requested, the San Bernardino Driver Safety Office will issue a new temporary license that will be valid until a final decision is rendered on your hearing. The APS hearing is presided over by a Hearing Officer who represents the DMV. The Hearing Officer is charged with the burden of proof regarding the following issues:

If the licensee 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 the licensee refused to submit to, or failed to complete, a chemical test there are four 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 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 will introduce into evidence the arresting documents. At this point your San Bernardino DUI attorney will put to good use the most effective weapon in the arsenal of defense: experience. Whether it is calling witnesses, providing evidence as a rebuttal for the police report, or issuing objections, your skilled DUI lawyer will utilize every resource available to build a defense that sets the stage for optimal results. Once all of the evidence has been submitted, the Hearing Officer will assess the entire case and provide a written decision either ending the stay on the license suspension or setting aside the suspension.

The DUI Professor is here to advocate for you and grant you peace of mind knowing that you have a knowledgeable defense team on your side. Contact the DUI Professor today to protect your rights and driving privileges!

Serving San Bernardino County

The DUI Professor provides legal representation for the following areas in San Bernardino County: Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow, Big Bear Lake, Chino, Chino Hills, Colton, Crestline, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Hesperia, Highland, Joshua Tree, Lake Arrowhead, Loma Linda, Lucerne Valley, Montclair, Needles, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Rialto, Running Springs, San Bernardino, Twentynine Palms, Upland, Victorville, Wrightwood, Yermo, Yucaipa, and Yucca Valley.