DUI Attorney Serving Ridgecrest, California
Ridgecrest DUI Defense Lawyer
When you are at risk of losing your driver's license and of potentially facing imprisonment, heavy fines and community service because of a DUI arrest, involving a Ridgecrest DUI Attorney is an important step to take. From the moment you are pulled over, the officer will evaluate everything you say and do to determine whether you may be under the influence of alcohol and/or a controlled substance. He or she will observe you for outward signs of intoxication and may ask you to submit to field sobriety testing to evaluate your balance, coordination and your ability to follow instructions. Depending on the officer's observations and your performance on field sobriety testing, you may be arrested and taken back to the police station for a breath test or blood test to determine your blood alcohol concentration.
DUI and License Suspension Defense Attorney
In addition to facing criminal charges after a DUI arrest, a driver will also face the suspension of his or her license by the California DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles.) Once a driver is arrested for DUI, the DMV will begin suspension proceedings. The driver will have only 10 calendar days to contact the local Driver Safety Office of the DMV to request an administrative hearing to challenge the suspension of his or her license. Having an experienced Ridgecrest DUI Lawyer at your side at your DMV hearing and in criminal court proceedings will be extremely helpful if you are to have the best opportunity of reaching a positive case result and of keeping your driver's license.
DMV and criminal court proceedings are completely separate from one another, with the outcome of one not affecting the other. At Middlebrook & Associates, we are experienced in handling both branches of your Ridgecrest, California DUI charges. We welcome you to contact a Ridgecrest DUI Attorney at our firm today if you would like a free initial consultation regarding your case.
If you have been arrested for suspected drunk driving or are currently facing DUI charges, protect your future. Contact a Ridgecrest DUI Lawyer at Middlebrook & Associates today!