As with elsewhere in California, Dui charges are common in Santa Cruz as these particular types of charges account for more arrests in California than any other offense. A DUI lawyer Santa Cruz CA is, therefore, a lucrative specialization within the legal system but their experience is often beneficial and perhaps even essential for someone to get their charges dropped or won in a court. Many offenders have their charges dropped when a professional Dui attorney takes control and if the charges aren’t dropped, often the attorneys win the cases in court for their clients.
Although many people think that Dui charges are only misdemeanors and so do not have to be taken very seriously, the charges are usually only misdemeanors under certain circumstances like the charges being made after a random police check and the alcohol level was relatively low. In other circumstances especially where an accident is involved, even if the accident did not cause injuries or a loss of life, the charges can be taken very seriously by the courts and be considered felonies. The charges may also be considered as a felony if they were made at a random police check but the alcohol level was very high. As the one being charged, you may not know how seriously the police are taking the charges, it is always best to immediately contact a professional Dui attorney to look into and help you with your case. As Dui charges vary from state to state, a local Dui attorney should be hired, even if you live in a different state, as those are the ones that will have experience in that state’s Dui procedures and can, therefore, help you the most.
If a particular Dui charge is not taken too seriously by the courts, if found guilty you may only be sentenced to go to some Dui training courses or pay a fine but if the court does take the charges seriously, you may lose your license or even be sent to jail for a period of time. Often a professional Dui lawyer though, if unable to get all the charges dropped, may still be able to save you from getting awarded jail time and instead get the very minimum of sentences, perhaps even just a warning against being charged again for a similar offense.
The cost of a Dui lawyer is found by most of their clients to be money well spent considering the convictions and sentences they may have faced had they not had proper legal representation.