California DUI Lawyer
California takes the crime of DUI very seriously. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence — even for the first time — you may face a jail sentence, a stiff fine, and the loss of your driver's license. Penalties for subsequent DUI convictions increase substantially.
Following an arrest for DUI, it is essential to obtain the services of an experienced DUI lawyer. Armando Villapudua has handled a large number of DUI cases, first as a prosecutor and later as a defense lawyer. He will work to obtain the best outcome possible, while minimizing any penalties you face.
You Face Two Legal Proceedings
A DUI arrest triggers two legal proceedings — one in criminal court, and an administrative procedure that could result in the loss of your driver's license. To have a chance of keeping your license, you need to request that hearing within 10 days of your arrest.
The Law Offices of Armando Villapudua in Stockton and San Diego, California, can represent you in both legal actions. In the driver's license suspension hearing, we may be able to prevent the loss of your license or obtain a temporary driver's license for you. In the criminal proceeding, we can provide aggressive representation on your behalf.
Successful Defense of DUI Charges
Even though you blew at .08 or above, it still may be possible to successfully defend a DUI charge. The police officer may not have had reason to stop you. The breath test at the station may have been improperly performed or the machine not correctly calibrated. These and other factors may form the basis for a successful DUI defense.
The Law Offices of Armando Villapudua will examine all elements of the case against you, looking for ways to overcome the charge. If a means to obtain a positive outcome appears possible, Armando Villapudua will argue forcefully in court on your behalf. He may be able to win an outright dismissal or negotiate a lesser plea that does not carry the same penalties as a DUI conviction.
In other situations, the State may have a strong case. In these cases, the Law Offices of Armando Villapudua will work to obtain the best result possible, and minimize the penalties you face.
For a consultation with the Law Offices of Armando Villapudua, call 209.956.1234 or contact the firm via our online form. The firm has offices in Stockton and San Diego.