DUI Fines in California
Bakersfield DUI Attorneys
Everyone is capable of making a mistake or overstepping the boundaries
of the law. It is especially easy to find yourself charged with a DUI
because people often drink enough to put them over the legal limit, but
not enough that they feel under the influence of the alcohol. Unless the person
has a handheld breathalyzer (and these are unreliable anyway!), he would
have no idea he was above the legal limit until he was pulled over, arrested,
and forced to submit to a chemical test.
This is why so many people are so shocked to find themselves arrested for
DUI. Whatever the reason for the arrest, however, it is vital to take
the right actions to protect yourself from harsh and unforgiving
penalties. For many people, if they are ever arrested and charged with a crime,
it is most likely to be for driving under the influence (DUI), as thousands of people are arrested in California each year alone for
this offense, and it is often the only crime a person will ever be arrested for.
Arrested for a DUI? Let our criminal defense lawyers in Bakersfield help
you! Call 661.735.1038 today.
Heavy Fines for First-Time Convictions
Other than possible jail time and a driver’s license suspension,
if you are convicted of a DUI, you may be substantially impacted by the
financial penalties associated with sentencing.
In some cases, the court will allow you to pay your fine over time through
the court’s Revenue Recovery process. It should be noted however,
that if you set up staggered payments through this system and fail to
meet deadlines, you could be penalized with further fines and an arrest.
If you are thinking that a payment plan through Revenue Recovery might
be a solution for you,
contact our firm at Campbell Whitten to discuss your options.
Restitution in DUI Cases
If any property damage or injury was caused due to your alleged intoxication
behind the wheel, you may be required to reimburse the victims for the
damages. This is known as paying restitution and is determined on a case-by-case
basis. The amount of restitution can sometimes be negotiated and there
is a legal right to dispute the amount the alleged victim is requesting
(this is necessary in cases where the alleged victim is trying to abuse
the criminal justice system to get more money than he is entitled to).
Who Can Protect My Rights?
When arrested for a DUI in California, you will be facing burdensome financial
penalties, one way or another. One attorney might not be enough to provide
you with a sturdy defense in court. Instead, put a whole team of hard-hitting
Bakersfield DUI lawyers from Campbell Whitten in your corner.
To us, the extra mile is not a courtesy, it is a necessity. If you want
to see what we can do for you, fill out an online case evaluation form
today and we will get back to you as soon as we can.