For some people charged with a DUI offense, it is the only time they will set foot in a courtroom during their lifetime and the process can be an intimidating experience.
During this process, you are treated like a criminal even though you may have made an honest mistake, nobody was hurt, and there was no property damage. Regardless, you will be tested, arrested, and subject to various other uncomfortable actions during this process.
Although it may seem unfair, the consequences of a DUI conviction are very real. The result could be a criminal record that could follow you around for the rest of your life.
Therefore, you need to take the charges seriously and mount a robust defense as soon as possible.
At The Law Offices of Bryan R. Kazarian, they believe you should not have to pay a long-term price for a short-term error.
As experienced Newport Beach DUI attorneys, The Law Offices of Bryan R. Kazarian are ready to defend you or a loved one against a DUI charge, even if it means taking the case to trial.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) is a serious charge. However, there are several ways to defend yourself against a DUI charge with the help of The Law Offices of Bryan R. Kazarian.
Even if the evidence against you seems overwhelming, you have a good chance of escaping the most serious consequences if you hire a seasoned DUI attorney.
The ideal outcome of any DUI case is a complete dismissal of all DUI charges. This result will save a lot of time and stress and means that you will avoid having a criminal conviction on your record. A dismissal will also result in vacating any immediate and long-term penalties associated with the offense.
Charges may be dismissed if law enforcement officers do not follow correct procedures or make mistakes during the DUI investigation. These errors may result in disqualifying evidence obtained in your DUI investigation from being used against you.
Sometimes, the blood alcohol content (BAC) test equipment may be faulty and therefore provide a false reading.
Another way charges may be dismissed is if the prosecution decides that the evidence against you is insufficient to achieve a conviction. In some cases, a skilled Newport Beach DUI lawyer, like those at The Law Offices of Bryan R. Kazarian, may also be successful in negotiating a dismissal.
If it looks like the case against you will proceed and the evidence is strong (making acquittal at trial unlikely), your DUI defense attorney may recommend negotiating with the prosecution to keep the penalties you face to a minimum.
The DUI penalties are set by statute in California and are described below. These penalties can be severe. However, there may be some flexibility if you have a skilled DUI attorney negotiating on your behalf.
One of the best outcomes, if a conviction based on the evidence is likely, could be having your DUI charge reduced to a “dry reckless” under the California Vehicle Code Section 23103(a). This result will greatly reduce the penalties you face, namely because it is not considered a “priorable” offense for any future charges should you face another DUI charge within a 10 year period. Additionally, the penalties and financial consequences are much less than a DUI offense.
The better your attorney knows the local court and personalities who work there, the greater the chance you have of a successful negotiation. The legal team at The Law Offices of Bryan R. Kazarian is very familiar with the local Newport Beach court system and the prosecutors who work there.
An acquittal is when a person goes to trial and is found not guilty of all charges brought against them.
Failure to prevent the case from proceeding against you or to negotiate a lesser charge can mean that this is your last option for clearing your name of the DUI charge.
A trial in California requires attorneys to follow strict procedures in presenting their case and offering evidence to the court and jury for consideration. While the attorneys at The Law Offices of Bryan R. Kazarian are well accustomed to life in the courtroom, it may be a little intimidating for you.
Before trial, a seasoned attorney, like those at The Law Offices of Bryan R. Kazarian will, review the case evidence and meet with both the District Attorney and judge to evaluate the chances of success should your case proceed to trial.
Even if your case goes to trial, the attorneys at The Law Offices of Bryan R. Kazarian will continue to attempt to negotiate with the District Attorney and the court during the trial so as to reach the best possible outcome for your case.