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California has some of the toughest DUI laws in the nation. Getting arrested for a DUI in the greater Los Angeles area can be confusing, intimidating, and overwhelming. You likely have many questions and concerns, from how much it will cost to whether you will go to jail. You may think little if anything can be done about your case, which is untrue. All of these considerations can be addressed at Castaneda Law, APC, where we provide strong representation and support in all DUI charges.

Like any criminal charge, defenses do exist and, with a thorough investigation, evidence can be uncovered that can put into doubt the state’s case against you. Our Los Angeles DUI defense attorney will leave no stone unturned in investigating and analyzing all of the factors involved in your DUI arrest. We provide non-judgmental guidance and thorough professionalism in every case we take on.

Arrested for DUI? Get a free case analysis by contacting a Los Angeles DUI lawyer at (213) 238-6479. Nosotros hablamos español.

DUI Facts in California

You can be arrested for DUI in the following ways:

  • As an adult driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) or .08 percent or more
  • As noticeably impaired per law enforcement even with a BAC below .08 percent
  • As an underage driver (under 21) with a BAC of .02 percent or more
  • As a commercial license holder driving a commercial vehicle with a BAC of .04 percent or more

If your BAC measures above .16 percent, you will be charged with an aggravated DUI, which will lead to steeper penalties.

DUI Penalties in California

If convicted of a first-offense DUI, you will likely face the following punishments:

  • Fines ranging up to $1,000.
  • Jail time of up to six months.
  • Three years of probation
  • License suspension of up to six months.

On top of these penalties you can see increased auto insurance premiums, potential need for an ignition interlock device, and a permanent criminal record. Penalties will also increase with successive convictions within a 10-year period or if your DUI caused injury or death.

Time Is of the Essence in a California DUI

Following your DUI arrest, you will have only 10 days from the date of your arrest to file a request for a DMV hearing to challenge the automatic suspension of your license. That suspension will take place 30 days after your arrest when you fail to file. Our firm can represent you at the hearing and, even if the DMV denies your request, the hearing offers other benefits. It allows us to hear testimony from the arresting officer, which may reveal inconsistencies and flaws that can be used later for your defense.

Get Defense From a Los Angeles DUI Attorney

Many factors in your arrest can be challenged, from why you were stopped in the first place, to how chemical testing was performed. At Castaneda Law, APC, our Los Angeles DUI defense lawyer is thoroughly familiar with how to investigate and evaluate all of these factors and use them to your benefit.

Learn more about how we can defend your DUI by contacting our team online or at (213) 238-6479.

What Our Clients Have to Say

Castaneda Law, APC has a reputation throughout Los Angeles County of being dedicated to clients and securing excellent results. Attorney Sergio Castaneda has established his practice on the values of compassion and respect for every client he represents. Previous clients have left excellent reviews, describing their experience from working with our firm.
  • “I cannot thank you enough for the services that you rendered on my behalf to ensure that the law worked in my favor. I appreciate your non-judgmental guidance and professionalism. By taking the time ...”

    - Former Client
  • “My family and I sincerely thank you for all of your hard work. We are so grateful that we chose your firm to defend [my family member] in this case and are so happy with how it turned out. We ...”

    - Family Member of Former Client
  • “I am thankful every day that my friend suggested your firm. You guys are helping me so much in this very difficult time of my life.”

    - Former Client

A Different Approach

Qualities that Set Us Apart
  • We don't invest in cases, we invest in people; you're not just a case file to us.
  • You are always treated as the most important person in the courtroom.
  • Attorney Sergio Castaneda graduated from UCLA Law, a top 20 law school.
  • We treat your case like it's personal to us. We're in this with you to the end.

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