Drinking and driving is a serious and dangerous activity that should not be disregarded or taken lightly, however, a temporary lapse in judgment should not be so mercilessly punished that an individual is unable to personally recover. California’s laws regarding drinking and driving are arcane, corporal, and akin to physical caning.
From jail time, to outrageous fines, costly DUI programs, loss of driving privileges, and ten (10) years of exponential insurance rates, the penalties for driving under the influence are irreparably punitive for the average individual. Even if there was no accident and no one was injured and even if your driving abilities were not actually impaired at the time of driving, over half of all juries will convict. They will convict even if the evidence proves you to be innocent.
The system is NOT fair and the result is NOT just. Our laws were not intended to work this way. Have you heard of “innocent until proven guilty?” Forget about it. Over the years, the legislature has enacted laws regarding driving under the influence (DUI and DWI) that essentially presume guilt!
No, I am not kidding.
However, all is not lost, there is still hope. With knowledgeable counsel, swift and thoughtful action, you can get fair and just treatment. My office knows the system, we know how it all works, and we know how to get you fair and just treatment.
Consider this your warning: DO NOT WAIT! GET HELP NOW, if not from us, then other legal counsel. DO NOT fight your DUI or DWI alone.