Adult Charges: Pasadena DUI Cases
Those who are over the age of 21 in our state have certain rules and restrictions regarding alcohol content in the blood when operating a car, truck or other vehicle. If register at .08% BAC or higher you will be immediately arrested for DUI and put in jail. These is a serious matter and if convicted of the offense, even a first time DUI, you can be facing very serious penalties, including jail time, a suspended license, steep fines, community service and a blot on your criminal record for any future employer to access when seeking a job. There are other costs you will face such as increased insurance rates. This is all for a first time misdemeanor DUI offense.
If you are over 21 and have a prior conviction, the penalties are greatly enhanced in subsequent convictions, and you could have a suspended license for up to a year in many cases. In the past, you could have asked for a restricted license, but laws have changed and for repeat offenders, this option has been changed.
Pasadena DUI Defense Attorney
For those who have been arrested and charged with DUI in the Pasadena area, it is critical that you get immediate legal help from a Pasadena DUI lawyer with the experience to aggressively defend charges. Our legal team at The Law Offices of Paul S. Geller has outstanding qualifications, a proven record and has been defending DUI cases successfully for years. As a former Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney, we have an insight into the legal system that is significant.
How do we defend your case? The first step is a complete evaluation of every piece of evidence that has been gathered against you, from the arrest, the test results, police reports, and any witness statements. It is astounding how many cases have serious errors in procedure that allows us to file a court challenge to suppress evidence. This painstaking review of the evidence is the first order of business when we take on a case of DUI. We defend clients facing all types of DUI charges, including but not limited to multiple DUI, underage DUI, out of state DUI, DUI with injury, felony DUI, first time DUI, leaving the scene, and the felony charge of vehicular manslaughter.