Misconceptions In An Anaheim DUI

The public holds many misconceptions about California’s drunk driving laws.

While it is true that most drunk driving accidents and arrests have to do with automobiles, you also can be charged with DUI for driving vehicles other than cars. You can be arrested for DUI while operating any motorized vehicle, including recreational vehicles such as boats or ATVs.

You can also be arrested for being under the influence of legal drugs such as those that are prescription or over the counter if your driving is reckless and you appear intoxicated. You can also be convicted for DUI lower than the legal limit under the same signs of intoxication.

The DMV is it’s own governing entity separate from the criminal courts. Even if your DUI case is dismissed, the DMV can and most likely will suspend your driver’s license. You have 10 calendar days from the date of your arrest to request a hearing with the DMV to fight for your license. You can request a hearing after this time period, however the DMV has the right to deny your request.

The Anaheim DUI attorney can represent you in both the criminal court as well as the DMV. You could represent your own cases, however it is inadvisable to do so. The more experience your representation has, the better your chances of receiving minimal punishment.

If you are facing a DUI charge, contact the law office of the Anaheim DUI lawyer to schedule an immediate consultation.